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Headaches and Chiropractic

Headaches and Chiropractic American Chiropractic Association If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative. Research shows that spinal manipulation – one of the primary treatments provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. A 2014 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) found that interventions commonly used in chiropractic care improved outcomes for the treatment of acute and chronic neck pain and increased benefit was shown in several instances where a multimodal approach to neck pain had [...]

April 6th, 2018|

Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica

Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica Written by Ron Grassi, DC MS ACFEI Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) medicine regularly treat sciatica. Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity and frequency; minimal, moderate, severe and occasional, intermittent, frequent or constant. Pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, toothache-like, pins and needles or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatica is also called radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia. A misconception is that sciatica is a disorder—however, sciatica is really a symptom of a disorder. Sciatica Is Caused by Nerve Compression  Sciatica is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression. Disorders known to cause sciatic nerve pain include lumbar spine subluxations (misaligned vertebral body/ies), herniated or bulging discs (slipped discs), pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, and non-spinal disorders such [...]

March 6th, 2018|

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy by 100% Family - August 20, 2015 For many pregnant women, aches and pains in the lower back and hips are part of the experience. In fact, approximately 50 percent of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point before they deliver. Luckily, relief may be just a chiropractor visit away. Here’s what you should know about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Restoring Pelvic Balance Pregnant women often have issues with their pelvic balance. Many women experience pelvic changes during their pregnancy. When the pelvis is not in line, it can restrict the amount of room that the developing baby has. Chiropractors can adjust the pelvic to prevent this issue, also known as intrauterine constraint. This can help lessen the chances of having breeched babies or needing a cesarean delivery. Restoring Poor Posture Many women have issues with back pain during pregnancy due [...]

February 20th, 2018|

10 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children

10 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children November 10, 2015/ by The WM   The spinal cord is the first part of the body to form in the womb, and the nervous system is the “chief controller” of the body. If its communication channels become damaged, distorted, or fuzzy, the body experiences all sorts of symptoms that may not be obvious they are from the nervous system. While it is important for adults to have chiropractic care, it is equally important for children. Promotes Healthy Brain and Nerve Development A baby’s nervous system controls everything from breathing, digestion, thinking, sense of touch, and playing. Any damage or disruption can seriously impair his/her ability to function in the best way. Chiropractic helps stimulate a child’s brain and nerve activity which creates a balance and a feeling of well-being. Assists with Asthma, Allergies, and other Breathing Difficulties When neck muscles become tight, [...]

February 7th, 2018|

Better Eating for Better Aging – 10 Steps to Healthy Eating!

Better Eating for Better Aging - 10 Steps to Healthy Eating!   Listen to the Experts The key to healthy eating is balance, variety and moderation. That means eating a wide variety of foods without getting too many calories or too much of any one nutrient. These 10 tips can help you follow that advice while still enjoying the foods you eat.   1. Eat a Variety of Foods •You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. •Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. 2. Whole Grains, Fruits & Vegetables •Most Americans don't eat enough of these foods. •Eat 6-11 servings from the bread, rice, cereal and pasta group, 3 of which should be whole grains. •Eat 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of [...]

January 30th, 2018|

Osteoporosis and Bone – Building Up

Osteoporosis and Bone – Building Up   Mineralization of bone matrix is essential to living a healthy life.  99% of the body’s calcium is contained in the bones and the teeth creating two thirds of the bones weight, with the remainder coming from the water weight of bone.  Bone cells called osteoblasts produce 85% of the collagen contained in the bone from which hydroxyappatite is created as a crystal-like matrix.  In fact, it is this protein matrix that is much more essential to the health of the bone than calcium that most everyone is aware of. The remaining 1% of calcium is involved in multiple functions, one of which is acid buffering mechanisms that assist in keeping the pH in neutral range.  This is important because if lifestyles are too acidizing  creating a net acid excess, the body will attempt to neutralize the acid by dumping calcium from bones stores [...]

December 20th, 2017|