After an incident that has caused whiplash, the pain can be excruciating, so much so that finding relief becomes the top priority. The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident, although excessive shaking, headbanging at a concert, or sports injuries can also cause whiplash. It is reported that the most common type of car accident is being rear-ended, the motion of which increases chances of whiplash. The quick back and forward motion of the head often results in neck injury or musculoskeletal problems that can lead to headaches, limited neck movement, neck pain, shoulder and back pain, dizziness, […]
When we go about our day, how we carry ourselves or how straight we sit up doesn’t often cross our minds. However, poor posture, both when we stand and when we sit, can cause pain and a slew of health problems that will affect our daily lives. While you may focus more on posture by sitting up straighter, keeping your shoulders back, and working to keep your body in alignment from your chin to the bottom of your feet, it can be hard to know if your body is actually in proper alignment. Even slight postural problems can cause misalignments […]
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints that bring people to a chiropractic office searching for relief, along with back pain. Many people will experience some type of neck pain throughout their lives. The neck pain could be so severe that it even affects how you live your life and perform day-to-day tasks. It could keep you from driving effectively, playing with your kids, or even attending social events. No matter what type of neck pain you’re experiencing, whether it is a shooting pain, a dull ache, or a pain that comes with moving your head a certain […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]