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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 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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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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Treating Sciatica With Chiropractic

Sciatica is a common complaint for many and refers to the unpleasant sensation which can radiate from the lower back and buttock region, down either the left or the right leg. Severe cases may radiate as far down the leg as the toes. These symptoms develop along the sciatic nerve, which happens to be the largest nerve in the body. It originates from the spinal nerves of L4 through S3, coursing through the pelvis and buttocks and down the length of both legs.   Each sufferer has unique manifestations including pain (mild to excruciating), muscle weakness, numbness, tingling or pins-and-needles the extent of each varies widely, but all share the hallmark pathway along the sciatic nerve. The duration of the symptoms can be acute and last a few days or become a chronic issue. Typically sciatica affects only one...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

  What is Chiropractic Care? Chiropractic care is a natural method of health care that focuses on correcting the causes of physical problems from subluxations or misalignments of the bones in the body, especially the spine. Chiropractic is the kind of health care that is holistic, which improves people’s lives by optimizing the functioning of the nervous system, so the body is able to function better.   Every cell in the body is controlled by the nervous system, including taste, touch, smell, hormones flowing, heart beating, food digesting, everything! Chiropractic does not just treat symptoms or problems, but allows for a healthy nervous system, so the body functions better.     How Does Chiropractic Work? A healthy nervous system has the ability to resist disease and ill health. Chiropractic restores the body’s ability to have a healthy nervous system,...

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What Does A Chiropractor Do?

  Chiropractic Methods Chiropractors are also known as chiropractic physicians and doctors of chiropractic. They are primary care providers trained to diagnose and manage an extremely wide range of health problems. When necessary, chiropractors cooperate with or refer patients to other health providers.   The core of chiropractic’s success as a healing art is in correcting small or partial misalignments of the spine called subluxations. Subluxations disrupt the natural flow of the nerves, and causes various health complications. Chiropractors treat these complications by correcting the joint and nervous system dysfunction with specific adjustments to the spine. This is done by hand or by using special tools to realign the spine, bringing your body into balance. Chiropractic methods help relieve pain, increase mobility, and promote general health. The chiropractors’ expertise with the joints and nervous system are not limited to the spine. Chiropractors address issues and dysfunction...

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