Nationally, pain is the leading cause of disability and the main reason most Americans access the healthcare system. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 1 in 3 of us are experiencing pain that lasts longer than 24 hours at any given time. While the source of our pain can sometimes be acute and need immediate medical intervention, others can be managed without the need for surgery. How important is pain relief, and what are some non-surgical alternatives for pain management? (more…)
It’s estimated that more than 7.3 million Americans will report experiencing a motor vehicle accident in 2019 based on recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration findings, and about 2.5 million of those involved will unfortunately be injured. After the immediate emergency of the situation, ensuring a fast recovery has everything to do with quickly receiving an accurate diagnosis of injury and appropriate care. When it comes to successful recuperation after an accident, could calling a chiropractor be your best bet? (more…)
Physiotherapy allows individuals who have become disabled, injured, or are suffering from a chronic illness to regain function and alleviate pain via manual therapy, exercise and motion, information, and recommendations. Physiotherapists are skilled at methods for disease prevention and pain mitigation, assisting with health maintenance at all stages of life. they extend the period of time when people can remain independent and stay at their jobs through standardized approaches to recovery and physical development. Physiotherapy treatment in Bakersfield can help you get back full use of your body and regain your quality of life. (more…)
When people who suffer from injury and discomfort following traffic collisions seek back and neck pain treatments, chiropractors are uniquely positioned to help. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are able to help people bounce back from serious car accident injuries without prescription medications by providing immediate back and neck pain relief. When you are considering whether to visit a chiropractor after a motor vehicle collision, it helps to understand the core benefits and most common techniques that are used.
The spine, or backbone, protects the spinal cord and is critical to our ability to bend our backs and stand. The spine starts to become narrower when you have spinal stenosis. If you do begin to suffer from this disease, you may experience a lot of pain arising from compression of your spinal cord and nerves as the channel becomes increasingly narrower. While there are various causes of this condition, with a diagnosis of spinal stenosis, Bakersfield and Shafter patients can benefit from the expertise of a professional medical team that treats the source of their pain.
Electrochemical impulses travel between the brain and the body via the nerves. When a nerve becomes pinched (or compressed), you may suffer from muscular weakness and sensations such as pain, pins-and-needles, or loss of feeling. Permanent damage, evident in muscular atrophy and weakness, can arise from nerve compression.
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.
September is National Pain Awareness month. Education, awareness and action along with information about the latest advances in pain treatment can help bring chronic pain relief to the more than 100 million Americans who experience pain in their day-to-day lives. (more…)