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Chiropractic Care Brings Relief for Back Pain Sufferers

Are you suffering from back pain? Well, you are not alone. At least 31 million Americans complain of back pain each year, and they collectively spend about $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the easily identified costs, like missed work and medication. There are numerous factors that cause back pain and it can result in adverse lifestyle setbacks, including the inability to work. Back pain can range from a minor ache to a stabbing sensation that can leave you bedridden for days.

Back pain is normally a result of a misalignment in the spine. Even though most […]

Can Chiropractic Care Help Alleviate My Arthritis pain?

Arthritis is a generic term implying joint pain or joint disease. There are different types of arthritis that can affect your health, such as degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, infectious arthritis or metabolic arthritis.

Degenerative arthritis is also known as Osteoarthritis and is primarily caused by wear and tear of the joints due to age. Inflammatory arthritis is the result of the immune system causing inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues. Infectious arthritis is also known as bacterial or septic arthritis and is caused when a bacteria, fungus, or virus spreads in the fluid surrounding the joint.

The symptoms of all types of […]

Combatting Fatigue the Natural Way

Fatigue is extreme tiredness that can be chronic or occasional. It is usually attributed to physical exertion or a mental illness, but it can also come about from low quality sleep or a poor diet. Emotional or physical stress can also be a contributing factor to fatigue. But if we can’t control our stress levels, how much physical activity is required of us, the presence of a mental illness, or how well we sleep, how can we possibly get a grasp on our fatigue?

Most of the problems that contribute to fatigue can be traced to a spinal misalignment that causes […]

Tennis Elbow Pain & Chiropractic Care

Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis, which is a form of tendonitis in the elbow. It is common in those who play racquet sports, hence its name, but it can also occur from overuse of the elbow in other sports or activities. Tennis elbow causes pain in the upper forearm and outside of the elbow due to the inflammation of the tendon (the lateral epicondyle) that connects the forearm muscles. This tendon helps to bend the wrist and arm, so any straightening of those joints is often painful when an individual has tennis elbow.

It’s important to note that […]

Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Responses

The sympathetic nervous system is best understood as the fight or flight response, while the parasympathetic nervous system is best understood as the rest and digest response. Both of these systems fall under the umbrella of the autonomic nervous system, which is part of the larger central nervous system. Both systems control your viscera, or your insides, but they elicit very different reactions.

You likely know that the central nervous system includes your brain and spinal cord, as well as the 41 miles of nerves within your body. You may even know that the autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling […]

How Can Chiropractic Help with Bedwetting?

Many parents, caregivers, and medical doctors believe that children will simply outgrow bedwetting. However, studies have shown that kids have only a 15% of outgrowing it without some sort of intervention. There are a number of suggestions you could likely find online as to how to best proceed with trying to stop your child from bedwetting. Especially if kids are younger, they sometimes need to retrain their bladders to hold in their urine while they sleep since they have never done that before. However, for older individuals who are physically capable of staying dry all night long, bedwetting may be […]

5 Ways Chiropractic Care Improves Athletic Performance

Of all the incredibly talented, top-tier athletes in the world, about 90% of them are under regular chiropractic care. Every professional sports team works with a chiropractor, and countless pro athletes have sung praises of their chiropractors and how chiropractic care has helped them be a better athlete.

If the world’s best are embracing chiropractic care, it makes sense that amateur athletes, gym enthusiasts, weekend warriors, and child athletes should do the same. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started on a healthy lifestyle journey or if you’re at the top of your game in your chosen sport—chiropractic offers incredible […]

Can Chiropractic Give Me Relief from Cluster Headaches?

While cluster headaches don’t sound much worse than a typical headache, they can be incredibly severe and debilitating. They are characterized by short but incredibly painful headaches that typically begin behind or around one eye. The pain may travel to the forehead, temple, nose, cheek, or mouth on that same side, and the pain is generally burning, piercing, and throbbing. Cluster headaches last anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours, and they usually occur between one and three times each day, generally around the same time each day.

Cluster headaches come about randomly and people usually have them every day for […]

The Positive Effects of Chiropractic on Your Child’s Behavior

As parents, we all want what’s best for our kids. We want them to do well in school, have a healthy social life, and grow up to be the best adult they can be. We do our best to love them, teach them, and keep them healthy, but what happens when our best efforts simply aren’t enough? Every parent knows there is no perfect parent, but sometimes another issue is contributing to our child’s poor grades, lack of motivation, social discomfort, and apparent love of disobedience.
ADHD and Over-Medicating
The CDC reports that in 2012, about 11% of US children ages 4-17 […]

Tourette’s Syndrome, Tics, and Chiropractic Care

Tourette’s syndrome is incredibly common in the United States, affecting about 300,000 children currently. It is a neurological disorder that causes tics, which are involuntary and repetitive movements or vocalizations. Most children who are affected by Tourette’s syndrome (TS) begin showing signs between ages 5 and 7, though some may appear as early as age 3. Typically, the severity of the tics increases between ages 8 and 12, but most individuals have minimal or no tics once they become adults.

While many believe that TS is genetically inherited, studies have shown that trauma and injury could be a major cause of […]