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Chiropractic Helps Frozen Shoulder Syndrome or Adhesive Capsulitis

Chiropractic Helps Frozen Shoulder Syndrome or Adhesive Capsulitis

Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis pain in the shoulder loss of motion in the shoulder, inability to raise arms stiffness   What is Frozen Shoulder?   It can be a strange thing to suddenly have shoulder pain without injury or reason for the pain. This pain will stop you from moving your arms, which causes the shoulders to become stiff and to lose a range of motion. You may start asking others for help, reaching things that are above your head, and even reaching for things directly in front of you. Brushing your teeth...

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Can Chiropractic Treatment Help a Herniated Disc?

Can Chiropractic Treatment Help a Herniated Disc?

  What is a Herniated Disc? People who suffer from neck or back pain, arm or leg pain, excessive weakness in the arms or legs, and abnormal functions of the upper or lower extremities such as numbness or tingling 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...

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Chiropractic Treatment Can Improve Asthma Symptoms

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...

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Chiropractic Treatment for Spinal Disorders

Chiropractic Treatment for Spinal Disorders

Chiropractic Treatment for Spinal Disorders The effectiveness of chiropractic for treating spine related disorders is recognized by the tens of millions of people who see a chiropractor each year.   Patients are often seeking the help of a chiropractor for low back pain, neck pain, headaches, upper-extremity and lower-extremity conditions, as well as whiplash-associated disorders frequently caused by auto accidents. For spinal problems chiropractors correct the alignment of the individual joints of the spine.  This helps restore proper joint...

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

  Functions of the Thyroid The thyroid is a small ductless gland weighing less than one ounce, located in the neck along the trachea or windpipe. The thyroid is the only place where iodine can be absorbed into the body.   Iodine comes from the different foods we eat and is necessary in small quantities to make thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).  These hormones are then circulated throughout the body where they control metabolism in every cell.  Metabolism is the body’s conversion of oxygen from the air we...

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Chiropractic – An Alternate Treatment for Sciatica

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,...

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Eczema

Eczema

  Eczema is also known as dermatitis, or an inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by itching, blisters, red bumps, swelling, oozing, scaling, and crusting. Though eczema is not life threatening, it can be uncomfortable and impact the eczema sufferer and those around the eczema sufferer.   Eczema & Allergies Eczema occurs more often in people with families histories of hay fever, allergies, asthma.  In other cases, eczema may be situational. To avoid further irritation of the skin, wear natural fabrics, nonirritating...

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Treating Sciatica With Chiropractic

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),...

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Chiropractic Effectively Helps Neck Pain

Chiropractic Effectively Helps Neck Pain

The bones in your neck are collectively known as the cervical spine. The cervical spine contains seven vertebrae and supports the weight of the head. The head weighs approximately 12 pounds. The neck allows the head to turn in virtually any direction. However, this makes the neck prone to injury.   Chiropractic Treatments for Whiplash Motor vehicle accidents can cause a sudden movement to the head and neck that is extremely forceful. This is often called whiplash which is named for the whipping motion. The sudden whipping motion can...

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Asthma in Children and Chiropractic

Asthma in Children and Chiropractic

It’s happening again. Michelle can’t breathe and her parents have to take her to the emergency room at 4:00am on a school night. She is only seven years old and a chronic asthma sufferer. She uses her inhaler several times a day, and her parents never go any where without her nebulizer, inhaler, and medication. She misses a few days of school every month and can’t always play outside with her friends. Asthma has taken over their lives.   Asthma Michelle is one of millions of children who suffer from asthma, allergies,...

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Why Chiropractic for Sciatica Is a Great Choice!

Why Chiropractic for Sciatica Is a Great Choice!

Sciatica can be one of the most painful, and persistent conditions known to mankind. It often starts without warning, and gets worse over time. After a few bouts of sciatic pain, there is a good chance that your condition will become chronic – and sciatica will flare-up nearly every time you ‘move the wrong way’ or pull a muscle. Each year, millions of people visit the doctor for help in both diagnosing and curing sciatic pain. For the bulk of these people, who do not have an underlying orthopedic condition, choosing chiropractic care for...

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What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?

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...

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