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Can Chiropractic Treatment Help a Herniated Disc?

  What is a Herniated Disc? People who suffer from back pain, leg pain, excessive weakness in the legs, and abnormal functions of the lower extremities are often diagnosed with a herniated disc. The question is –   Exactly what is a herniated disc, and how is it determined if this is causing the symptoms?   An intervertebral disc is made up of an outer, fibrous ring, and a central soft portion. The disc itself receives nourishment through the motion of the vertebrae above and below it moving and “squishing” the blood and fluids through the disc. If this movement does not occur, the outer ring can dry and tear which allows the soft portion of the disc to bulge out. This is what is commonly known as a herniated disc. (Also called a slipped disc, bulging disc, disc protrusion, etc.)...

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Exactly How Is Chiropractic Neurology Distinct From Medical Neurology?

Chiropractic Neurology Chiropractic Neurology often known as functional neurology is the study of the nervous system like brain spinal cord and peripheral nerves from a functional or physiologic viewpoint. It can be a lot like traditional medical neurology in that the very same diagnostic procedures utilized in order to identify malfunctions within the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Differences Between Chiropractic Neurology and Medical Neurology Having said that, chiropractic neurology differs from medical neurology in numerous critical ways. The medical neurologist will form a diagnosis after a physical assessment of a patient and the results of his or her MRI, CT, electromyography as well as other tests of neurophysiology. The chiropractic neurologist will similarly make use of advanced diagnostic tests and after an extensive neurological examination of a patient, reach a diagnosis. What happens after that is what really sets...

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Chiropractic Treatment Can Improve Asthma Symptoms

When it comes to asthma, the numbers speak for themselves: Asthma cases have seen an increase by over 60 percent since the 1980s. Asthma-related deaths amount to 5,000 cases per year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that roughly 20 million people in the United States presently have asthma. In some cases, those who have the condition do not even know it, attributing their symptoms to other maladies.   Unlike twenty years ago, asthma and the use of inhalers are now widespread. It is no longer unusual to find many children in a single classroom experiencing breathing difficulties. In the present climate, researchers are left to speculate why asthma cases have seen such a marked increase. Genetics and environmental exposure to possible allergens are likely culprits. Nowadays, people are exposed to a vast amount of potential allergens...

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How Chiropractic Wellness Care Can Help Women With Infertility Problems

  There have been a growing number women with infertility who are getting help with Chiropractic wellness care. A series of twelve research papers published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research suggests that Chiropractic adjustments, performed to address nerve interference caused by spinal distortions, could offer hope to many women who suffer from infertility problems.   These studies found that Chiropractic had positive results regardless of the woman’s age, number of year’s infertile, previous medical intervention or health history including miscarriages, blocked fallopian tubes, amenorrhea, colitis, or trauma.   Subluxations Can Prevent Fertility The first in the series, “Insult, Interference and Infertility: An Overview of Chiropractic Research,” reviewed 14 retrospective articles on the possible effect of spinal problems on fertility. All of the women in these studies were found to have vertebral subluxations that were blocking off nerve...

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The Father of Chiropractic

Daniel David Palmer established the modern practice of spinal manipulation in the 19th century. He is known as the Father of Chiropractic . Palmer was born on March 7, 1845 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada, to Katherine McVay and Thomas Palmer. When he was twenty, Palmer moved with his family, to the United States where he worked as a beekeeper, farmer, school teacher, and grocery store owner. Palmer had interests in health philosophies and spiritualism.   Magnetic Healing, Palmer’s Precursor to Chiropractic In 1886, Palmer embarked on a healing practice, opening his first office in the South Putnam Building in Davenport, Iowa. He named the therapy “magnetic healing,” which is a cross between massage and meridian therapy based on the concepts of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Gaining knowledge from reading medical journals and worldwide developments in anatomy and physiology, he resolved inflammation...

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Chiropractic Treatment for Spine Disorders

Chiropractic care is very effective for treating spine related disorders. It is the most powerful and natural curing method. The popular chiropractic techniques are Laser Therapy, Cox Spinal Decompression, Full Spine Diversified etc. There is a need for regular monitoring of the spine. The stress and tension which occurs due to malfunctioning of the spine can affect the physical and mental activity of the person to a great extent. The spine is a common bony site for metastatic involvement. The upper bone structure of our body includes rib cage and spinal cord, and is supported by the Central Nervous System or Peripheral Nervous System. A spine is the foundation for the bone system and Nervous System of our body.   Problems Associated With Spine Disorders The problems which are associated with the malfunctioning of the spine are Trigeminal Neuralgia, Horner’s...

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