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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
Health Issues Related […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]