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 […]

Improve Symptoms of Alzheimer’s & Dementia with Chiropractic Care

Alzheimer’s Disease is a disease that has been extensively studied in the last few decades with no known cure as of yet.  While the cause may be genetic or extrinsic, scientists believe the answer lies somewhere in the brain.  This degenerative disease of the brain is becoming an epidemic, especially among the elderly in our nation.  Thankfully, research into chiropractic care for dementia and related conditions has shown beneficial for those suffering from Alzheimer’s.  A consultation with a Charlotte chiropractor may be helpful in discovering more about how chiropractic care can aid in slowing down Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Significantly Affects the Elderly
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How Chiropractic Can Help You Achieve Optimal Thyroid Function

The thyroid gland is located just below the Adam’s apple and wraps around the trachea.  The purpose of the thyroid is to regulate metabolic processes, maintain body temperature, and regulate growth in the body. When it doesn’t do one or all of these things properly, it can lead to a thyroid disorder.  There are two common types of thyroid problems: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid that doesn’t produce enough hormones, while hyperthyroidism produces thyroid hormones in excessive amount.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor can help reduce or eliminate symptoms of both types of thyroid issues.
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Can Chiropractic Care Help With Addiction?

An addiction can be as simple as craving sugary things but more often refers to more serious problems such as drug or alcohol addictions. Addiction is a disease that affects many Americans and their families. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, addiction is the leading cause of death and crime. Seeking the help of addiction specialists is always a good idea, but research has shown that chiropractic care may also aid in helping individuals recover from an addiction.
How Your Body’s Health Affects Addiction
The nervous system controls every other system in the body, such as the immune […]

How Chiropractic Care Can Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an issue that stems from the long nerve (called the median nerve) that runs through your hand, up your arm, and connects to the spinal cord. It runs through an area in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, which when exacerbated, can become Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs from repetitive motions, such as repeated assembly line work or constant typing, that causes this carpal tunnel area in the wrist to swell.  The swelling leads to symptoms such as weakness, tingling, or numbness in the hand and wrist. Other conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, or […]