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Category Archives: pain management

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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?

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Car Accident - See A Chiropractor - Envista Medical

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?

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physhiotherapy-envista

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.

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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.

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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.

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carpal tunnel relief

Are you experiencing abnormal sensations (such as numbness, tingling, or weakness) on the thumb side of your hand? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome; when confronted with this condition, it is natural to be worried about the possibility of a future surgery. However, there are do-it-yourself strategies you can use to relieve the pain.

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caffeine and migraines

According to the National Headache Foundation, about 30 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches annually, and this debilitating condition can typically last anywhere from 4 hours to three days. With symptoms like throbbing, pulsating pain, and sensitivity to light, sounds, and sometimes smells and movement, avoiding triggers for the condition is paramount to those that experience it. Caffeine and migraines have long been a subject of study, and it turns out that caffeine may (and may NOT) be as bad as you thought.

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reduce stress

I’m sure that you’re familiar with the tightening sensation in your shoulder muscles when you’re stressed. The same physical effect can occur in the muscles in your neck as well. This tightness occurs when your body goes into fight or flight mode, but this defense mechanism doesn’t have to be the result of physical stress. Emotional stress can trigger this reaction, causing muscles to tighten, and contributing to neck pain.

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yoga for arthritis pain

The daily pain of many arthritis conditions can cause sufferers to give up favorite pastimes to ease their achy joints. Unfortunately, instead of providing relief, the decrease in activity actually perpetuates a cycle of pain, stiffness and joint dysfunction.

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migraine trigger

More than 37 million Americans suffer from the headache condition known as migraine annually according to the National Headache Foundation, and if you’re one of that unlucky population, you know you’d do anything to avoid the hours to days of debilitating pain, nausea, and light and sound sensitivity attributed to an episode.

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neck and shoulder pain

Neck and shoulder pain can be caused by a number of things, some of which are out of your control. The most common cause of neck and shoulder pain is trauma. Whether it be from a car accident, a sports injury, lifting something heavy, or simply having poor posture, neck and shoulder pain are sure to follow. Other, more unavoidable, sources could be: degenerative arthritis, degenerative disc disease, or heart attack.

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headache pain relief

Headache pain can be a real, well… headache. And sometimes, finding headache pain relief can be just as torturous. Headaches are not only a nuisance, they can also be downright debilitating. Headache pain is marked by the obvious aches along the head, but some other symptoms can be light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and sound sensitivity.

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pain awareness

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.

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Low back pain is a common complaint. In fact, the Mayo Clinic has reported that lower back pain relief is one of the top three reasons that people see a doctor in America. Low back pain treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. Your chiropractor can help you determine the cause and help you avoid more invasive and risky procedures with the use of chiropractic treatment.

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There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a short-lived healthy immune system response and can present itself in many ways such as joint inflammation due to injury or as a response to illness such as bronchitis or a sore throat. This is the body using inflammation as part of the healing process. Chronic inflammation is persistent. It can also be present as joint inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis or in chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. This is when inflammation becomes a serious problem.

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As the second most common type of pain, knee pain is experienced by millions of Americans. The simple act of stretching can be helpful in various ways. One stretch is particularly powerful.

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The vast majority of runners suffered injuries and lost training every year. Chiropractic therapy can help prevent running injuries by bringing the body into proper alignment and balancing the distribution of pressure.

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Scientists have long believed that music is a powerful way to impact the way our brains process information. In recent years, the evidence has shown that a soothing melody can actually deliver pain relief.

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During the nine months of pregnancy, your body goes through an incredible number of physical changes, many of which contribute to various degrees of back pain. After delivery, you may be thinking that the worst is over, but your recovery will be unpredictable and back pain may be lingering. Are you nursing a hurting back? Here are some reasons your post-baby back may be giving you grief.

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Each year, Americans lose nearly 100 million days of work to neck and back pain. When these pain conditions become chronic, the range of symptoms expands to include both physical and psychological symptoms. How can you be pain-free at work?

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cracking your neck

Many people pop or crack their neck to relieve pressure. Unfortunately, cracking your neck is not a good idea. Why is neck-cracking dangerous, and what can you do instead?

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Have you been diagnosed with sciatica; or do you feel pain radiating through your lower extremities, from your buttocks and hips to legs and feet? Let’s look at the causes of sciatic nerve pain and ways to curb the symptoms.

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Acute pain is easy to understand. Chronic pain is more complex and affects each of us differently. However, recent research shows that a multi-faceted approach is most effective for long-lasting relief.

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The organic, gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free segments are all on the rise worldwide. Let’s look at that development and other food trends for 2016. Then we will discuss the connection between food choices and pain alleviation.

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Do you think you might have a pinched nerve? Learn about the nature of this condition, common symptoms, and diagnosis.

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Many people suffer from osteoarthritis, but it is not always well understood. Let’s look at some of the most prevalent myths surrounding the disease.

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Most of us will experience foot pain during our lives. Sometimes it results from a serious disease, such as diabetes or arthritis.

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Recent research reveals that arthritic knee pain can be mitigated with one simple and effective move: switching to flat shoes.

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If you are one of the many Americans suffering from headaches, chiropractic care could help.

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Back pain may make you feel like resting and staying off your feet, but stretching and exercise will actually help to alleviate the pain and assist the body’s natural healing response. Stretching is specifically powerful to prevent reinjury.

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The Cannes Film Festival organizers drew ire at this year’s event when several women were reportedly turned away from premieres for not wearing high heels. Women were understandably upset at the idea that they would be forced to wear shoes that they know are bad for their health. As many as one in three women experience permanent damage from the footwear – such as arthritis, metatarsalgia, and even chronic neck pain.

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It’s natural to assume that the more you run, the more attuned you get to the movements of your body and the more your body achieves optimal fitness. Actually, while running is excellent for cardiovascular health, it often throws parts of your body into asymmetric relationships.

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It’s not always easy to think clearly when you get into a car accident. A natural response is to want everything to get back to normal, but injuries often occur that aren’t immediately apparent.

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Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is incredibly prevalent in the United States, with more than 20 million people suffering from the condition. The experience of the disease differs from patient to patient: symptoms can accrue gradually or strike suddenly and intensely. This disease can arise at any point in life but is most likely to occur in old age. Peripheral neuropathy is also expensive to the American taxpayer, with Medicare spending more than $3.5 billion to treat it each year

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome, which most people know as patellar knee-tracking syndrome or runner’s knee, is something that any active person can experience. The basic issue is that the patella (cap) is unable to smoothly move along the trochlea, its vertical track.

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Most doctors and researchers now agree that lower back pain relief is best effectuated through a biopsychosocial approach – a recovery plan that combines physical efforts with mental and interactive strategies. This tripartite model is the basis of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR).

According to Steve Kamper, PhD, of the University of South Australia’s Body in Mind (BiM) project, MBR is a care framework for chronic pain; it includes various therapeutic elements “that target different factors associated with the chronic pain presentation, [as] delivered by practitioners from different clinical backgrounds.”

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