Tag: Chiropractic

5 risk factors that increase your odds of having acute lower back pain and here’s what you can do now to reduce the likelihood of a lower back attack.

5 risk factors that increase your odds of having acute lower back pain and here’s what you can do now to reduce the likelihood of a lower back attack. Three recent studies demonstrated clinical findings that predict potential acute low back pain episodes. These low back pain risk factors are as follows: 1.Decreased lumbar lordosis. The lumbar lordosis is the curve in your lower back.  Too little lordosis may mean the lower back is tight and under stress from the pelvis, legs and mid back structures.  Moving the wrong way with any impact of force can cause acute lower back Read More »

What is a chiropractor?

What is a chiropractor? The chiropractic profession began in 1895 when DD Palmer, a magnetic healer at the time treated a deaf man with a spinal adjustment that enabled him to hear. Back in 1895, Dr. Palmer called the misalignment he corrected a vertebral subluxation. Many years later, chiropractors have evolved, like osteopath’s into main stream health professions, with a specialization in the spine, extremities and joints of the body, and how the nervous system is affected by mechanical dysfunction of these systems of movement. While spinal manipulation is still the mainstay of many chiropractors, the professions drug free holistic Read More »

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA.

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA. The Journal of the American Medical Association’s latest paper on back pain states that chiropractic back pain patients in conjunction with their medical care experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction when compared to medical care alone (1) with lower back pain treatment.  You can read the summary of the study here. This study was done on members of the armed forces at Veteran’s Administration facilities which has been gradually ramping up their utilization of doctors of chiropractic who Read More »

Pressure points you can use now to relieve a migraine headache.

Pressure points you can use now to relieve a migraine headache. A Migraine headache can be debilitating.  If you suffer from migraines, you probably recognize the oncoming symptoms which may be anything from floaters, other visual disturbances such as an aura or even tinnitus.  The initial signs, known as a prodrome can differ from person to person. The migraine itself can induce nausea and many sufferers feel incapacitated by the headache which is brought about by a vasoconstriction and then a vasodilation in the brain. The trigger for a migraine can also differ as well.  Some people experience migraines when exposed to Read More »

Why should you visit a chiropractor for neck pain first.

Why should you visit a chiropractor for neck pain first. Neck pain affects 45 percent of today’s workers. It is about half as prevalent as lower back pain and is largely misunderstood and is usually blamed on texting, working on a computer for hours or perhaps it is due to long sustained postures. Do you have text neck or is texting just aggravating the problem by making you feel pain when you use your phone for a long time. Is neck pain the problem or merely a symptom of lower back problems that you may not be aware of?  If your lower Read More »