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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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Chiropractic Helps Ease Painful Menstrual Cycles

  During menstruation, women suffer from painful menstrual cycles and also have uterine pain while and after menstruation. These cramps are also called dysmenorrhea. This word is derived from the Greek words “dys”, “meno” and “rrhea”. Menstruation is marked by a sharp pain along with nausea, headache, digestive problems and lower back pain.     Side Effects of Prescription Medications for Dysmenorrhea At times, women are prescribed birth control formulations which are made especially for those who have very painful menstrual cycles. Although there has been no concrete proof of link between breast cancer and oral contraceptives but it does lead to other problems like blood clots in the legs, brain, heart and lungs, heart attack and immune system suppression. Usually, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are used to fight the pain that is caused by cramps. Although medicines...

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Chiropractic – An Alternate Treatment for Sciatica

Sciatica is a series of symptoms that is caused when the sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in body running from the bottom of the spinal cord passing through pelvis, hips, and feet) is misaligned or inflamed. Generally, it can be caused from any number of factors such as an automobile accident, or a sports injury or even pregnancy, to name a few.   Sciatica is most commonly referring to pain that starts from the low back or buttocks and travels down the leg, sometimes all the way to the foot. The sensation of needles, tingling, numbness, burning, muscular weakness and shaky legs are some other symptoms that a sciatic patient might suffer. The pain can often go for as long as days or even several weeks. The intensity of pain and symptoms varies from one patient to another.  ...

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What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?

Chiropractors commonly treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries. Most chiropractic patients understand that chiropractors can relieve pain, and regular chiropractic care will prevent pain, further injuries, and may stop or reverse many conditions. Millions of people suffer from back, neck, extremity (arms, legs) and other musculoskeletal pain, which are all effectively relieved by chiropractic care, without the need for medication.   Musculoskeletal Conditions Chiropractors are trained to identify and make referrals for conditions that should be treated by medical specialists, if need be. Common extremity complaints may include tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and ankle pain, and sports injuries. Headaches, migraines Upper, mid, lower back pain & stiffness Neck pain & stiffness Pinched nerves, muscle spasms Leg & arm pain, tingling, numbness, weakness Leg & arm joint pain or dysfunction Carpal or Tarsal tunnel syndrome     Conditions & Diseases In addition to back...

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Chiropractic Treatment for Pregnant Women

  Lower Back Pain Many women who experience lower back pain while they are pregnant or just after pregnancy wonder if chiropractic treatment can help them. More importantly, they have concerns as to the safety of chiropractic care during and immediately after pregnancy. This article will give you information and an introduction about chiropractic care and pregnancy.   Almost any woman can attest that pregnancy changes the body a lot. As the child develops in the womb her body must adapt and change. The abdomen enlarges and the lower back carries more weight and stress and the pelvic bones and joints loosen and widen to prepare for the birth.    “Pinched Nerves” Many pregnancies, while not completely comfortable, proceed with no significant problems. However, sometimes as the soon-to-be mother’s abdomen increases in size the back starts to sway more,...

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