The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care
Modern medicine is usually reactive. You feel sick, so you go to the doctor. Your neck hurts, you go to the doctor. The problem with reactive medicine is that it waits for there to be a problem before trying to treat it. How can you treat a problem before it exists? By preventing it. Going to a chiropractor on a regular basis can help to prevent many of the joint problems that plague people as they age. A chiropractor can help you to improve your posture and your flexibility. This will lead to more energy, a better immune system, better circulation, and an overall better feeling of well being.
Chiropractic Treatments for Allergies
Did you know that chiropractic can help to reduce both the severity and the frequency of your allergies? Most people take antihistamines to treat their allergies. Antihistamines provide short term relief making them an imperfect solution. On the other hand, chiropractic helps your body to be better equipped to fight allergies. It's a proactive approach to maintaining your health.
Allergies are caused when your immune system reacts to an allergen (allergens are substances that typically do not cause an adverse reaction in people) resulting in coughing, sneezing, hives, an in more severe cases seizures and even anaphylactic shock. These symptoms are caused when the allergen triggers your body to release histamine. Histamine is released by your body in an attempt to protect itself from the allergen, which it mistakenly identifies as being harmful.
What role can chiropractic play in the immune response as it relates to an allergic reaction? Chiropractic involves making adjustments to spine, including to the spine. When the spine is misaligned in a person it can affect how their nervous system operates. Numerous studies have shown that the immune system has an effect on how the immune system functions. In simple terms, when your nervous system is under stress your immune system will not be able to work as optimally as it should.
Chiropractors work to properly align your spine, relieving stress on nerves, thus allowing the nervous system to function properly. When the nervous system is able to function properly the immune system will as well. This means that your immune system will not only be better at fighting off infections, it will also be less likely to overreact to the presence of an allergen. This can reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of an allergic reaction. If you are an allergy sufferer and are looking for relief, chiropractic care can help you. If you are ready to start feeling better, then schedule an appointment today.
Chiropractic treatments for helping Headaches
The belief that headaches are caused by loud noises, fatigue, and stress is incorrect. These are factors that can lead to headaches, but they are not the actual cause of the headaches. What is the cause of headaches? The direct cause is tightness in your neck and shoulders. This tightness can lead to your vertebrae becoming misaligned, which causes pain. Did you know that 80% of all headaches originate in the neck? With a headache that originates in the neck, a person will normally start to feel pain at the base of their skull, which will then radiate outward to other parts of the head.
One surprisingly effective way at alleviating this type of headache is a simple message of the neck and shoulder muscles. A chiropractor can do this while also using adjustments to realign the vertebrae in your neck. This will offer you both immediate relief as well as a solution since it addresses the cause of your pain, instead of just treating the symptoms.
Chiropractic Treatments for Disc Problems
Positioned between the vertebrae and spine are intervertebral discs. The discs are composed of cartilage-like exterior and a center that contains a jelly-like substance. The discs allow the spine to move, maintain space between vertebrae, and act as shock absorbers. The gelatinous center of the disc allows them to compress and expand depending upon impact. When there is trauma to the spine problems with these discs usually arise. The problems can include a bulging disc, herniated disc, slipped disc, or even a ruptured disc. While trauma is a common cause for intervertebral disc problems, it isn't the only cause. Aging can cause these discs to weaken, thin and dehydrate, which can put pressure on the spine and nerves. This causes pain and other issues for you.
If you have suffered a spinal injury of any type you should definitely see a chiropractor. Opting for surgery carries the risks associated with general anesthesia, as well as the risk of a surgical mistake, or infection. There's also the high cost to consider as well as what could be a long recovery period. Rather than accept these risk factors, you are better off seeing if chiropractic care can offer you relief instead. In many cases, a chiropractor can treat you as effectively, or more effectively than a surgeon can.
Chiropractic treatments for Neck And Back Pain
Pain in the neck and back are some of the most common medical conditions that patients seek out a chiropractor. Pain in the back and neck is usually caused by subluxations, which are misalignments in your vertebrae. Believe it or not, even a small misalignment can cause a lot of pain by increasing pressure on nerves. If subluxations are not treated they can lead to muscle spasms and increased levels of pain. A chiropractor can treat subluxations by using adjustments to properly align your spine, which releases pressure on nerves. This is a treatment for the cause of your pain, instead of just a treatment for the symptoms. If you are tired of living with neck or back pain then make an appointment to see us as soon as possible.
Chiropractic treatments for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a condition that is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage between joints. Arthritis can be very painful and most frequently affects the hips, back, neck, knees, and hands/wrists. In addition to causing a person pain, osteoarthritis can also limit motion in the affected joints, which can affect mobility. This pain and lack of mobility can lead to further physical symptoms in other parts of the body. For example, if you have arthritis in your left knee or hip, you will probably compensate by placing more strain on your right side, which could lead to joint problems on that side of your body.
When a patient goes to a traditional doctor for relief from these types of symptoms the first course of action normally involves the use of one of several types of drugs such as pain killers and anti-inflammatories including steroids. These treatments may provide short-term relief, but they are not a long-term answer. There are serious risks associated with using these drugs, so they should only be used when absolutely necessary. Rather than using painkillers or steroids, you can see a chiropractor who can alleviate your pain by helping to properly align your joints. This will release pressure, which will increase your mobility and relieve the pressure on your nerves, giving you the relief you need. When we treat a patient we don't just treat the problematic area. We look at their entire body and ensure that we restore proper alignment to increase their overall health.
Chiropractic treatments for Pinched Nerves
When a nerve is squeezed and compressed it is what is known as a pinched nerve. The same factors that cause sciatica can lead to a pinched nerve. The increased pressure on a compressed nerve causes it to become inflamed, resulting in pain and in some cases muscle spasms as well. In order to treat the pinched nerve, the pressure must be alleviated. Since a chiropractor is an expert in proper skeletal alignment, he or she can usually relieve the pressure on a pinched nerve, which will help restore proper function and eliminate pain.
Chiropractic treatments for Joint Dysfunction
When joints become stiff which limits normal movement and range of motion this is called joint dysfunction. Joint dysfunction has many possible causes including poor posture, over or underuse of a joint, muscular imbalance, or an injury. Joint dysfunction is similar to arthritis in that it can cause pain in not only the joint in question but in other body parts as well due to overcompensation for the affected joint. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is one of the most common types, it occurs where the spine and pelvis meet. It can cause severe lower back pain and can also greatly restrict the movement of those afflicted by it. Since the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction are so similar to sciatica or a herniated disc, this condition is often mistakenly diagnosed.
Once again, a chiropractor can help you with this condition. Being an expert in skeletal alignment they will be able to diagnose this condition and also help to correct it by using adjustments. If you suffer from joint pain don't keep suffering needlessly, contact us today and schedule an appointment.
Chiropractic treatments for Sciatica
Sciatica is a very common ailment that can cause debilitating pain. It happens when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. What can cause the sciatic nerve to become irritated? Spinal subluxations, bulging discs, and muscle spasms all increase pressure on the sciatic nerve. When there is increased pressure on this nerve it results in pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back and affected leg. A chiropractor can help with sciatica which can finally mean an end to a very painful condition.
Chiropractic treatments for Carpal Tunnel
For some people that use a computer and perform repetitive motions with wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome is the result. The combination of poor posture and repetitive motion associated with activities such as typing create ideal conditions for carpal tunnel syndrome to develop. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Symptoms include pain, weakness, numbness, and burning. What many people don't know is that the nerves that are affected in your wrist don't just end in your wrist, they travel up your arm into your spine. A chiropractor can actually use adjustments to your spine to help alleviate the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chiropractic treatments for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that is still poorly understood. It's a condition with no known cause that could be brought on by any number of things. The main complaint of people with fibromyalgia is chronic pain throughout the body, with most of that pain located in the joints. The pain may be described as aching, radiating, sharp, shooting or burning, and can be mild to severe. Fibromyalgia is especially troublesome because it can greatly impact the health of a patient while also bringing on other conditions such as headaches and depression.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for fibromyalgia. However, regular chiropractic treatment may help a patient to uncover what is causing their pain and help to provide them with the relief that they need. Because the cause of fibromyalgia can be physical or mental, a chiropractor will need to perform a full and thorough examination. They will then use adjustments to help relieve pain in affected areas. The overall health benefits of chiropractic care, such as increased energy, a stronger immune system, and better circulation can also help your body to fight off the effects of this serious disease. If you suffer from fibromyalgia we would love to take the time to try to help you to get the relief you need, and help you start on the path to recovery.