Can Chiropractic Help with GERD?

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is known to most people as a more severe form of acid reflux. Acid reflux deals with the backwards flow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus, and GERD is diagnosed when this backwards flow occurs frequently and severely, possibly including additional symptoms. GERD involves regular heartburn, regurgitation of food or liquid, problems swallowing, coughing, and wheezing. It may also involve chest pain or feeling like there is a lump in the throat.

Normally, the muscle at the bottom of the esophagus (the esophageal sphincter) remains closed and only opens to allow food and liquid […]

Chiropractic and Infertility

According to the CDC, an estimated 7.4 million women in the US struggle with infertility, meaning that they have difficulty getting and staying pregnant. That’s about 12 percent of women. While infertility is not considered a medical diagnosis until after one full year of actively having unprotected intercourse, so many couples struggle with infertility and are left wondering what the problem is and how they can fix it.

The traditional medicine route says to utilize hormone therapy, get in vitro fertilization, or have some type of surgery to correct a problem. Unfortunately, not all of these methods are effective at helping […]

Concussions & Chiropractic

A concussion is considered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that occurs from an impact to the head or any injury that involves the head and brain shaking back and forth. Car accidents, sports injuries, and falls are the most common culprits of concussions, and they can affect people of all ages in various ways.
Signs of a Concussion
Most people have seen professional athletes get concussions after a big hit in a game, and many of them experience unconsciousness, dizziness, and confusion immediately following the injury. However, in our daily lives, we may not experience such obvious signs of concussions, so […]

Chiropractic and Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine has an abnormal curve. This curve can present itself in a variety of ways. The lack of a proper spinal curve (when looking at the spine from the side) is considered a form of scoliosis, as is the twisting of the spine in any area. However, the most common form of scoliosis involves curves from side to side occurring where the spine should otherwise be straight. Idiopathic scoliosis is the type of the condition that most people have, and it can occur at any age, though it most commonly shows up in […]

Glaucoma, Vision Loss, and Chiropractic Care

Glaucoma includes a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve, which is a large bundle of over one million nerves. The optic nerve connects the brain to the retina, the tissue at the back of the eye that converts light rays into impulses so that we can interpret images we see. A healthy and properly functioning optic nerve is absolutely vital for good vision, so any damage or risks to the optic nerve can negatively affect a person’s vision.

The eye produces a watery fluid that helps nearby tissues stay healthy via a drainage port. If the angle of the […]

Can Charlotte Chiropractic Care Help My Diabetes?

Every year, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. It’s the seventh leading cause of death in our country and nearly 10% of our population has some form of the disease. Diabetes involves high blood sugar levels that can result in medical emergencies as well as long-term problems. The function of kidneys, eyes, nerves, and feet are the most commonly affected by diabetes, while individuals can also suffer from skin problems, digestive issues, teeth and gum concerns, sexual problems, and an increased risk of heart disease, bone disorders, and joint problems.

The most common treatment for diabetes includes monitoring nutrition and […]

Chiropractic Care: The Best Option for Sciatica

Sciatica refers to the pain an individual feels from problems with their sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and into each leg. The most common complaint associated with sciatica is lower back pain, and the most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. A herniated disc can occur from an injury or repetitive trauma (like sitting at a computer desk for several hours each day), and it creates pressure on the spinal cord and nerves near the disc, often leading to additional health problems and discomfort. Sciatic pain […]

Improved Sleep in Children Is Possible!

Sleep disruption isn’t pleasant for anyone, but when it occurs in children, there is a huge ripple effect that the entire family feels. Not only is the child tired, but he or she may have behavioral issues due to exhaustion and the parents who are woken at night are also grumpier because they’re tired and frustrated.

While some sleep disruption may be learned behavior, such as when a child is never taught how to self-soothe at night or when waking multiple times to climb in bed with mom and dad isn’t stopped early on, some children simply have problems staying asleep […]

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 […]