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Chiropractic Care to Reduce Stress

We know that stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health, whatever the cause. In fact, one form of stress can lead to another, with the effects snowballing over time.

No matter what type of stress you’re suffering, whether physical, emotional, or chemical, the body responds in the same manner. You might suffer from mysterious aches and pains, lowered immunity, lowered productivity at work, harm to your personal relationships, and more. When stress is prolonged over time, your risk for chronic illness is elevated.

Chiropractic care can reduce physical stress in the body, via chiropractic adjustments to the spine. As one form of stress is lowered, such as back pain, we often see that other symptoms are reduced as well. For example, your headaches, fatigue, sleeping problems, or digestive issues might improve as your back pain is remedied.

These issues are all related within the body, and even mental or emotional distress is linked to physical symptoms.If you’re experiencing stress, give us a call to discuss your symptoms and possible solutions. There is no reason that you should have to live with pain or the long-term negative effects of stress in your life.

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Up to half of expecting women will experience back pain at some point during their pregnancies, particularly in the lower back. As the baby grows larger and heavier, the pregnancy will place more pressure on the lumbar spine. Often discs and joints in the area can become compressed, leading to inflammation and pain.

Since pregnant women are advised to avoid all unnecessary medications, due to the possible risk of harm to the baby, pain medications are usually not advised in treating back pain. This rule even applies to over-the-counter options like Advil or Tylenol. So, what is an expectant mother to do about her lower back pain?

Luckily, she doesn’t have to simply grin and bear it. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are very safe for both mom and baby, and provide an effective way to deal with back pain. We can use chiropractic treatments to reduce compression and strain on the lower back, and help the mother-to-be enjoy her pregnancy.

I even gave my own wife chiropractic adjustments throughout both of her pregnancies. Give us a call and I can offer the same level of care and expertise to you.

Chiropractic Adjustments Boost Immunity

Did you know that studies have shown that chiropractic care can actually increase the number of white blood cells in your body? And why is this so important? Can this knowledge help those who suffer from chronic diseases, or have trouble fighting off infections?

White blood cells are an important part of your immune system, helping to fight off infectious diseases and other foreign invaders. When the number of white blood cells in your body are elevated, this is a sign that your immune system has activated to combat illness. If we can boost that number just slightly, we can improve your body’s ability to ward off common diseases before they even get started.

It might seem strange, but chiropractic adjustments actually stimulate the immune system to produce more white blood cells. Chiropractic maintenance care includes just one adjustment per month, which stimulates the immune system along with reducing external stresses on the body.

If you’re suffering from a chronic illness or suffer from a weakened immune system in general, give us a call to set an appointment. We will discuss your individual situation and decide whether regular chiropractic adjustments can give your immune system the boost it needs.

Chiropractic Treatment for Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches affect about 6 percent of the population. Anyone can suffer from migraine headaches, but we know that they tend to strike women between the ages of 10 and 40 most often. They also might run in families, so if you suffer from migraines, chances are higher that your children (particularly daughters) will have them as well.

Migraine headaches occur when the blood vessels in the head and and brain constrict. This causes pressure, pain, visual disturbances, and other troubling symptoms in the affected individual.

With chiropractic treatment, we align the cervical spine in order to reduce any impingement or pressure in the neck. It’s not exactly a “cure”, but will usually reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms from migraines and other types of chronic headaches.

If you, or a loved one, suffer from chronic headaches, give us a call. We will examine you, pinpoint the type of headaches you suffer, and offer suggestions for symptom management. We can then utilize chiropractic adjustments to reduce your symptoms and help you live a more comfortable and productive life.

 

 

Treating Sciatica Pain with Chiropractic Medicine

Sciatica is a common type of pain which radiates from the lower back, through your bottom, and all the way down your legs and even into your feet. Many people believe that sciatica could only result from some sort of trauma or fall, such as a sports injury or car accident, but this isn’t actually true. Sciatica can also be the result of several other common conditions.

There are five sets of nerves which exit the lower back, on each side, and travel down into the legs. If any of these nerves become impinged, or pinched, irritation and pain is often the result. Conditions that lead to sciatica pain include:

  • disc injuries
  • herniated discs
  • disc bulges
  • degenerative disc disease
  • lower back injuries of various types
  • repetitive use injuries (such as from sports, but not necessarily from athletic activities)
  • poor posture
  • overuse of lower back muscles

 

As you can see from the above list, sciatica is not always the result of a sudden injury. It can happen to anyone, simply from engaging in various repetitive motions and even postural problems.

Signs of sciatica include pain down your legs, numbness, weakness in your legs, and difficulty walking without significant amount of pain.

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, give us a call to schedule an appointment. We can evaluate you for sciatica, identify the underlying cause of the pain, and help you put together a plan for treatment.