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Chiropractic Care Before Considering Back Surgery

Chiropractic Care Before Considering Back Surgery
Low back pain is the second most cause of seeing a doctor. It also happens to be the second most common cause of disabilities in the US. Some of the causes of back pain injuries include lifting, pulling, or carrying heavy objects, twisting awkwardly, over stretching, sitting in a hunched position, slouching chairs among others. Those who sustain injuries while at work spend a lot of time looking for medication, making them lose many days, and consequently, they perform less. There are various methods that physicians employ to treat back pain from various medications to the most invasive surgery. There are several types of back surgery that are performed today, including a discectomy, foraminotomy, disk replacement, spinal fusion and even laminectomy. At times, surgery may be seen as the recommended course of action to take when it comes to relieving lower back pain. However, as an experienced Chiropractor, I will tell...
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Winning Combination Of Chiropractic Care And Yoga

Winning Combination Of Chiropractic Care And Yoga
The past few years have seen both chiropractic care and yoga become more popular in various parts of the world including the US. This has been attributed to the numerous health benefits the two practices offer to human health, both to the mind and body. Remarkably, chiropractic care and yoga share a lot in common which is why they complement each other quite seamlessly. If you’re a chiropractic patient, practicing yoga can be very rewarding when used to supplement your spinal care. How Chiropractic Care and Yoga Can Benefit You Let’s admit it, you’ll hardly find a better tool than yoga when it comes to yielding physiological benefits for your body and mind. Indeed, the yoga poses (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama) serve as excellent therapeutic tools that help heal both your mind and body. Practicing yoga can also help to balance your body, lower your stress, and improve your concentration. Conversely,...
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If You Get Whiplash in an Auto Accident

If You Get Whiplash in an Auto Accident
Have you ever been in a car accident? According to the National Safety Council, odds are you will have a total of three to four accidents in your driving lifetime whether its your fault or another driver's. There are about 10 million auto accidents each year, from parking lot scrapes to multi-car pileups. If you get whiplash in an auto accident , you may not even know it. Some symptoms can take weeks or even months before they manifest and start to become noticeable. Regardless of the type of accident and amount of pain experienced initially, all impacts warrant a spinal assessment for the below following reasons.    Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Those ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this because even though your body is held relatively still by a...
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Nerve Stress: The Silent Killer

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The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell. Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected.  Over time if organs don’t receive proper nerve supply they are prone to weakness and disease. Most organs don’t have pain receptors as sensitive like the skin and muscles, so usually the...
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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Chiropractor for You

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Be sure to not let proximity of a clinic be the only factor in deciding on where to go to seek chiropractic care. Don’t be fooled by flashy advertisements or large signs. Marketing may be useful to attract new and local patients, but it’s what is inside the office that really matters. Here are 3 tips for choosing the right chiropractor for you.  Ask Your Friends Get the opinion of someone whom you trust, and who shares the same views on wellness as yourself.  Ask about service quality, rates, the doctor’s health philosophies and if they are aligned with your own. Meet The Doctor Most clinics will offer a consultation free of charge. Make sure to make your first visit as productive as possible. Do you communicate well with the doctor? Do they seem rushed? You want to be confident in your chiropractor’s skills, and ability to coach and mentor you...
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Treating Headaches Naturally: The Treatments

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  Treating headaches naturally 3,000 years ago consisted of drilling a hole in your head was the remedy of choice. It was believed evil spirits in the brain were the culprit of headaches, and needed to be released. Thankfully, our understanding has evolved. We now know that the two most common kinds of headaches are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Treating Headaches Naturally Chiropractic treatment is among the favored options for treating headaches naturally. Chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive option if you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. It focuses on returning full function to your spine. What is a tension headache? Tension headaches are often caused by the contraction of muscles in your shoulders, neck, and head. This tension can be the result of emotional stress, environmental overstimulation, or injury. It’s natural for your body’s muscles to contract when you feel threatened. However, if your muscles remain in this state for...
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