Back and neck pain are the chief complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help. Through manual spinal manipulation, chiropractic care is a holistic therapy that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness.
MRI Technology can finally demonstrate the diffusion of water within your discs after a single adjustment to the spine. A 2014 study visualized gas, water and nutrient transport and aided in the removal of metabolic waste products that were associated with pain. More of these kind of studies need to be published to educatepeople of the benefits of Chiropractic over time rather than opting for the quick fix of meds or surgery that lead to further degenerative conditions.
Chiropractors pride themselves on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping their patients reach their health goals. Essentially, the basic principle upon which the entire profession is built is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions), and it is the chiropractor’s job to help create an environment to facilitate this.
“Head in forward posture can add up to thirty pounds of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine. This can pull the entire spine out of alignment. Forward head posture (FHP) may result in the loss of 30% of vital lung capacity. These breath-related effects are primarily due to the loss of the cervical lordosis, which blocks the action of the hyoid muscles, especially the inferior hyoid responsible for helping lift the first rib during inhalation.”
Your long term health and wellness could be the contribution of the quality of sleep you get each night. Maladies range from poor circulation, insomnia, sleep apnea, breathing problems, snoring, fibromyalgia, leg cramps, asthma, restless leg syndrome, acid reflux and muscle and joint pains. Research has shown that poor sleep can even lead to heart disease and migraine headaches.
Opioids are painkilling medications that resemble opiates in their pharmacological effects. They are manufactured by big drug companies in the United States, and all too commonly prescribed by doctors to patients who are suffering pain. However, opioids such as Oxycodone, codeine, Dilaudid, Vicodin, and methadone, and morphine are highly addictive and often abused by patients or bought and sold illegally
CARMICHAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following a record-breaking win at the 2015 Masters Tournament, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth recognized those who significantly contributed to his victory, including his doctor of chiropractic Troy Van Biezen, Dallas, Texas. Since the age of 14, Spieth has relied upon chiropractic care to prevent injuries as well as optimize overall health and athletic performance.
Cars today are designed with rubberized, plastic bumpers that are spring loaded to reduce the high cost of car repairs. Fender benders that used to cost $3,000 now only leave a $500 paint scratch! The problem is that @ 2/3rds of accidents are rear-enders, which causes a plastic deformation then spring loads the struck car forward. Even low impacts create a hyper-extension of the neck... loading into the seatback then the seat rebounds forward.
Lower back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and leading contributor to missed work. Low back pain may be due to degenerative arthritis, herniated disc, sprain or strains and even imbalances of the hips, knees and feet. Americans spend over 50 Billion dollars per year trying to diagnose this pain via X-ray, CT Scans and MRIs.
Most parents think of Tylenol as a wonder drug -- harmless, readily available, and a miraculous cure for teething fussiness, ear infection pain, fevers and other childhood maladies. But when an old friend's son died recently from tylenol poisoning, I did some research. Call me naive, but I was shocked by what I learned.
I hear often that "I went to my Medical Doctor and he prescribed me medicine" as if that was a cure to there problem. If you have a disc that is degenerating or numbness that keeps returning worse over the years, then it might be time to seek another opinion. It is important to look at the whole body instead of treating the symptoms with pain killers. People spend 80% of their medical costs in the last 6 months of Life. Your health is easier to maintain than to wait for a crisis to manifest!