Chiropractic vs. Drugs for Headaches

Nine out of ten Americans complain of headaches. While a small number of these headaches (about 5%) are indicators of another problem, the majority of headaches are just simply headaches. The primary cause of headaches is believed to be tension in the neck muscles, most likely from remaining in the same position for extended periods of time or from stress.
How to Get Rid of Headaches for Good
 

If you’re dealing with tension headaches, cluster headaches, or migraines, either regularly or occasionally, don’t feel like they are just something you have to live with forever. While over the counter medicines can bring […]

4 Ways Chiropractic Can Help Decrease the Risk of Falls in the Elderly

It is estimated that by 2030, 20% of the US population will be over 65 years of age. Currently, the leading cause of injury and death in those over 65 is falling. Nearly 1 in 3 elderly people experience a fall each year, and a quarter of those receive serious injuries from their fall. In addition to physical pain, possible hospitalization or surgery, and decreased independence and functional ability, the psychological fear of falling is a very real issue that can affect quality of life and increase the risk of additional falls.

Thankfully, studies have shown that chiropractic can help significantly […]

Relief from IBS: Can Chiropractic Help?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of many digestive problems that a huge number of people in the U.S. suffer from daily. Many group IBS with IDB (inflammatory bowel disease), ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. While they all have similarities, primarily that they all affect bowel function, they have individual identifying factors that separate them from each other. IBS is considered the least severe of the group, mainly because it is not technically a disease but more of a “functional disorder,” meaning it doesn’t have specific identifiable causes.

Medical doctors and chiropractors agree that nervous system miscommunications are the primary reason for […]

Can Chiropractic Help Vertigo?

Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness or lack of balance. It is usually caused by an inner ear problem but can have various other causes as well, including BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), Meniere’s disease, or an infection that occurs in the inner ear. Vertigo has also been linked to strokes, tumors, migraines, head or neck injuries, and certain medications. While vertigo in and of itself is not incredibly dangerous, a person who is experiencing it may suffer from a poor quality of life as the symptoms can appear without warning and last for extended periods of time.

The most common […]

Chiropractic Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by nerve cells in the brain that are unable to make dopamine. Dopamine is an important chemical that plays an important role in telling your brain and body to move. It contributes to smooth and easy muscle movements, and when the nerve cells that create the dopamine break down, people suffer from Parkinson’s disease and have trouble moving properly.

The most common sign of Parkinson’s is tremors, or a shaking or trembling in various parts of the body, particularly when not moving. Other symptoms of Parkinson’s include slow movement, stiff muscles, and balance problems. Parkinson’s disease gradually […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia

While not incredibly common as it only affects 12 in 100,000 people per year, trigeminal neuralgia can be an extremely difficult disease to live with. It is characterized by neuropathic pain that can be as minimal as aching and burning or as extreme as a feeling of getting shocked. The pain may come and go or it may be constant, and it can come in waves that last hours on end.
What Exactly Is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal neuralgia is a problem with the fifth cranial nerve, or the trigeminal. It is one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head and […]

Urinary Incontinence: What You Need to Know and How Chiropractic Can Help

Urinary incontinence involves the involuntary leakage of urine due to little or no control of the urinary sphincter. Research done by the American Urological Association shows that between one-third and one-fourth of Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, which is a far larger number than many people realize. While incontinence can affect both men and women, certain risk factors or characteristics can make an individual more likely to experience it.
Who Is At Risk for Incontinence?
Incontinence is most common in women between the ages of 30 and 60. Nearly 30% of women in that age range suffer from incontinence, while less than […]

Chiropractic Care in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord. Nerve fibers throughout your body are protected by myelin, which is a fatty substance that helps messages from your brain travel across and throughout nerves more effectively. In people with multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the myelin and leaves behind damaged nerves and scar tissue, interrupting and slowing down messages from the brain.

The symptoms and effects of multiple sclerosis vary from person to person. Some people may not have much trouble managing the disease and may lead a completely normal […]

The Importance of Spinal Curves

While many people know that chiropractic and spinal curves go hand in hand, most individuals think of scoliosis, or a sideways curvature, and how chiropractors can help correct it. However, there is another curvature of the spine that is good—in fact, vital—to your health, and chiropractors can help improve that as well!

When looking at the spine from the side, or in profile view, you should see four distinct curves. Normal lordosis, or forward curves, should be present in the cervical spine (neck) and lumbar spine (low back). Normal kyphosis, or backward curves, should be present in the thoracic spine (mid-back […]

Can Chiropractic Help with Seizures?

Epilepsy, or a tendency to have seizures, is one of the most common conditions in the United States today. Each year, about 180,000 new cases of epilepsy come about, and according to the medical research, more than half of seizures occur from unknown causes.
What Causes Seizures?
While some general causes can be linked to the occurrence of individual seizures, the root cause for a person having seizures at all is generally unknown or vague. In young children, risk factors for epilepsy or regular seizures include brain malfunctions, lack of oxygen during birth, congenital conditions and Autism, head trauma, and more. In […]