Chiropractic care has long been used to treat pain conditions in specific areas of the body, such as the back, neck, and head. More recently, it has been embraced for its holistic effect on stress. By getting adjustments through a chiropractor, patients can experience stress relief (as described below) along with other health benefits.
Sciatica is not a diagnosis itself but a symptom. It describes pain arising from irritation or impingement of the sciatic nerve. This important nerve runs from the lower back to the foot, and pain can be experienced anywhere along it – often occurring in the legs. The legs may also become weaker, and there may be other sensations such as numbness, tingling, or burning. Read more
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is common. Left untreated, its impact can be life-altering, impacting not just your body but your mental health, interpersonal capabilities, and financial standing. Decompression therapy helps treat FBSS so that it does not persist, threatening your ongoing quality of life.
Throughout the United States, 8.4% of people used chiropractic treatment at some point during 2012 – a total of 19.4 million individuals. The population of chiropractic patients grew to 22 million by 2017, suggesting that the percentage of people getting chiropractic adjustments also increased, to 9.1%. Read more
With 30 million people diagnosed in the United States, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most frequently occurring type of arthritis. OA is also known as “wear and tear” arthritis and degenerative joint disorder. The typical areas of the body where it develops are the knees, hips, and hands. As the disease develops, a joint’s bones and cartilage progressively degrade. The condition, which is a top reason that people become disabled, leads to inflammation, limitations to range of motion, and chronic pain.
People often suffer from neck injuries following vehicular collisions. Whiplash associated disorders (WAD), disc herniation, and stenosis are all potential ways that your spine could be damaged in an accident.
4 out of 5 New Year’s resolutions will already meet with failure by the second week of February, according to author and clinical psychologist Joseph J. Luciani, PhD. Dr. Luciani’s basic explanation for why these efforts often do not succeed is that the mind is not prepared for the stresses of change.
Ever cracked your neck and felt immediate relief? If this is a regular part of your routine, it may be time to see a doctor. Going through life with chronic neck pain is no way to live. What’s more, taking a do-it-yourself approach to adjusting your neck and spine could have dangerous repercussions. This is especially true if you have an underlying condition you don’t know about.
If you’re battling a stiff, sore neck—and cracking it yourself seems to be the only way to make it better—we invite you to listen up. Neck cracking isn’t always as safe as you might think. Here’s what you need to know.
We’ve all been there: You injure yourself and then agonize over whether or not to see a doctor. Some of us take the ultra-tough approach, convinced we can power through on our own; others run to the doctor’s office at the first sign of discomfort. Chances are, you’re somewhere in the middle.