Resolving back pain may also improve nerve supply to reproductive organs, improving fertility.At first, it may appear to be coincidental. You are having trouble becoming pregnant and you also have a problem with low back pain. Are they related? Can low back pain actually be a factor? The answer to the first question may be "yes," while the answer to the second question is more along the lines of, "The cause of your infertility may also be the cause your lower back pain."
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Chiropractic care has become a part of mainstream NFL culture. Every team, except one, has a chiropractor on staff including this year's Super Bowl contenders, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. The same can be said about every other professional sports league including major league baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer.
Today's athletes are learning from some of the greatest of all time who have paved the way for chiropractic and taught today's modern day players Read more
Want to catch a cold? Follow these easy steps!Some people seem to expect a bout with a cold or the flu each year. If you haven't had your quota yet, here are some things you can do: Eat a poor diet. If you want to catch a cold, make sure your body lacks the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep itself in good repair. Eat lots of processed foods, stripped of their nutritional value. Avoid fresh vegetables and ingest lots of high-fat snack foods.
Avoid adequate rest. After Read more
It keeps a lot of people from benefiting from chiropractic: they're afraid that they will somehow get "addicted" to our care!While many of our practice members choose to come in on a regular basis when they're feeling great, they don't have to. They want to. For... The early detection of vertebral subluxations
Avoiding a relapse of their original problem
Being their best and staying well
These are choices practice members make, based on their understanding Read more
Many people think chiropractic is about bones, especially spinal bones. But the fact is, we're much more interested in nerves. In particular, the nerve messages that travel between the brain and the body and from the body back to the brain.Any type of disruption can distort or disturb the integrity of the controlling and regulating messages from the brain. The result can be ill health.A common culprit is the 24 moving bones of the spine that cover your spinal cord. When spinal bones lose Read more
Many people begin chiropractic care because of an ache or a pain. Pain can be distracting, debilitating, irritating or annoying. Pain can be chronic, acute, intense or intermittent. Pain can be sharp or dull, specific or general.But pain is not the problem!Pain is a symptom. A signal. A sign. Pain is no more a problem than a traffic signal or your alarm clock announcing that it's time to start the day. If there's a problem, it's the meaning we attach to the pain.When we meet practice members Read more
Could that pain in your legs be sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, so when it's inflamed the pain is profound.Someone you know may have complained about a condition known as sciatica, but what is it? To understand the condition, it's helpful to know a bit about the anatomy of the sciatic nerve.The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It begins at the base of the spinal cord and extends down the length of each leg to the toes on each foot. The Read more
Carrying your head around all day is hard work! Do it right so you don't hurt yourself. Rene Cailliet, M.D., director of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Southern California, has written about the importance of the relationship between our head and our cervical spine (neck).
Gravity, poor posture, the weight of the head or past injury (such as a car accident) can cause something called the "Forward Head" syndrome. This is where your chin Read more
They bulge, herniate, degenerate and tear, but they don't "slip." Discs serve as the "shock absorbers" of your body. Separating each vertebra, they create the space for nerves to exit the spinal cord and so you can turn and bend. Rings of fibrous tissue called the annulus contain a soft jelly center.We generally see two types of disc problems:Bulging Disc: A weakened area of the annulus allows the soft center of the disc to bulge out, putting pressure on nearby nerves. Bulging discs usually Read more
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Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).
The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.
The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.
In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.
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- Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
- Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.