5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Extra stress can be particularly challenging for people with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgiaand migraine, since stress can exacerbate pain. If you suffer from chronic, here are five tips to help you manage your stress and pain levels during the holidays.1. Set your prioritiesThere's a lot demanding your time and attention at this time of year. Don't feel pressured to Read more

Tagged as chiropractic, Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, healthy living, holiday, low back pain, Nutrition, sciatica, stress.

The Sunshine Vitamin Soothes Fibromyalgia

The Sunshine Vitamin Soothes Fibromyalgia

Winter weather got you feeling a flare-up in chronic pain or fibromyalgia? You might try supplementation with vitamin D. A new study showed that patients with fibromyalgia who used vitamin D supplements had significant reductions in pain and fatigue compared to a placebo group.

Lead author of the study, Florian Wepner, MD, said that vitamin D supplementation could be "an extremely cost-effective alternative or Read more

Posted in Chiropractic, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutritional Healing. Tagged as arthritis, charlotte chiropractor southpark 28209, Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, Nutrition, pain, vitamin D.

What’s the Right “Dose” of Chiropractic Care?

What's the Right "Dose" of Chiropractic Care?

Patients new to chiropractic often wonder, "How long will it take to recover from an episode of back or neck pain?" While the answer is highly individual, a team of researchers sought to see whether there were any general trends in how quickly patients recover from back pain when under chiropractic care.A new study published in the Spine Journal examined patients' dose responses to chiropractic adjustments for chronic Read more

Posted in Chiropractic. Tagged as back pain, chiropractor charlotte southpark 28209, Chronic pain, neck pain.

Whiplash Shares Traits of Achilles Tendonosis

Researchers have discovered that patients with whiplash injuries may share certain characteristics of those with Achilles tendonosis, which may offer insight into potential new treatments for chronic whiplash pain. The study examined the tendons of patients with whiplash, and found signs of pathological neovascularization, or the development of blood vessels in abnormal tissues, similar to what has been found in patients with Achilles tendonosis."These findings Read more

Posted in Chiropractic. Tagged as achilles, Chronic pain, whiplash.

Get Your Head On Straight!

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

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Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain

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Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.