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Dysautonomia and the Stress Response

The central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, is one of the most important systems in our body as its job is to control the function of all the other systems. In conjunction with the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system controls all the nerve responses in the body.  As part of these systems, the autonomic system’s primary purpose is to control all of the automatic responses that our body does without thinking.

If you break down the nervous system even further, the autonomic system is composed of two separate parts, the parasympathetic nervous system and the […]

Chiropractic Care for Menstrual Health

For many women, menstrual cycles can be painful and irritating.  A cycle is most often accompanied by cramping, back pain, bloating, and tiredness.  Not only can a menstrual cycle cause pain, but improper cycles can lead to other issues such as infertility.  Medicine to reduce PMS pain and bloating or to assist with infertility issues is one method for managing these health issues, but medicine only covers up the initial problem and can lead to a whole slew of more painful or harmful side effects and long-term issues.  Chiropractic care has been shown to be a natural, safe, and effective […]

Experience Relief from Digestive Problems With Chiropractic

If you suffer from painful and frustrating digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, Crohn’s Disease, or GERD, know that you are not alone.  Approximately three-quarters of Americans have reported experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of digestive issues such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Men, women, and children alike may experience these uncomfortable symptoms, but these digestive problems don’t have to be a normal part of your life. Children, in particular, can be prone to suffer from constipation until they understand better how their body works.  For example, an 8-year-old boy struggled with chronic constipation and had experienced it […]

Chiropractic Care for Managing Stress

Life can get hectic and stress happens.  While it may not seem like such a big deal at the time, stress from various situations, such as finances, family illness, or work, can be troublesome and lead to health concerns.  When faced with stress, your body responds in a number of ways. Some physical reactions to stress include hair loss, muscle spasms, digestive problems, skin issues, mouth ulcers, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and more. Thankfully, there is help available, both to combat your stress and to deal with the resulting issues from past stress. Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor […]

Can Chiropractic Alleviate Muscle Cramps?

Cramping of the muscles can be both annoying and painful, and it can also lead to overtightened muscles and restricted movement.  Muscle cramping can be caused by many issues, such as vitamin deficiency or dehydration, or it can be part of a bigger issue.  While drinking more water or taking vitamins can help to reduce the frequency of muscle cramps, chiropractic can be a great way to treat more serious and frequent muscle cramping.
How Can I Treat Muscle Cramps?
Some types of cramps are simple to treat.  It could be as easy as applying ice, heat, or a topical cream to […]

Chiropractic Care for Colic

If a baby is tired, hungry, or needs a diaper change, they may start to cry, alerting you to the fact that they are unhappy.  However, crying for a long time without stopping, for no specific reason, could be an entirely different concern.  If a baby cries for long periods of time and is inconsolable no matter what you do, that could be a sign that your baby is suffering from colic.
Signs of Colic in Babies
A specific cause of colic is not known, but babies exhibit certain signs or symptoms that may be associated with colic.  If your baby is […]

Take a Proactive Stance on Health with Chiropractic

When we aren’t at our healthiest in life, we will most likely turn to a quick fix to get us back to where we want to be.  There are pills for everything and advertisements for a quick fix are a dime a dozen.  When all else fails, we are sure that surgery is the solution for our health issues.  When we feel we are getting sick, we turn to the internet for answers.  This kind of response to health is a reactive approach.  We react when the health problem happens.
Be Proactive About Your Health
Instead of responding reactively, take a proactive […]

Can Chiropractic Help With Herniated Disc Pain?

Back and neck pain are the chief complaints among those who visit a chiropractor. While most back and neck pain is minor and can be alleviated with regular chiropractic adjustments, some back and neck pain can be attributed to a herniated disc, which is a more extreme problem. Herniated discs occur when the rubber pad that supports the spinal disc slips out of place.  Often times, the disc presses up against a nerve, which can lead to minor or excruciating pain.  A disc can herniate by stretching or moving the wrong way, lifting heavy objects improperly, getting into a car […]

Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Auto Accident

Many people are injured in car accidents every year, and thankfully, most accidents are minor.  While those in a minor accident don’t often experience long-term pain, the effects of a car accident might not be felt right away, or they may not even be felt at all. But just because no pain is felt doesn’t mean that nothing detrimental to your health happened to your body in the fender bender.

If you do feel pain after an auto accident, it’s likely back or neck pain, which are the most common complaints.  These issues could turn into chronic pain if not dealt […]

Decreasing Sick Days & Increasing Productivity—The Natural Way!

Working 40 plus hours a week, especially hunched over a computer screen, can take a toll on one’s body.  High-stress jobs can lead to depression, diabetes, and elevated blood pressure, along with other medical problems.  For employers, high amounts of sick days can cost them billions of dollars, particularly when you account for employees not doing a full day’s work due to illness and hefty medical payouts.  Corporations may want to think about workplace wellness programs, such as corporate chiropractic care plans, to increase employee productivity and decrease sick days.
Chiropractic Care & the Immune System
Physical illnesses such as a common […]