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Sep 17 2018

Simply stated, the term “spinal decompression” describes the relief of pressure on pinched nerves of the spinal column. Spinal decompression is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain, such as bulging discs, disc herniation, sciatica and spinal stenosis. Relief from pain can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically so be sure to ask your chiropractor if you would be a candidate for spinal decompression therapy, an alternative to invasive surgery.

What is non-surgical spinal decompression therapy?

Sep 10 2018

Having trouble lifting your arm or turning your neck? As many people have experienced, the shoulder (or brachial plexus) is one of the most common areas of injury. Your shoulder problem may stem from long-standing spinal stress, old injuries from childhood, new sports mishaps, car accident, arthritis, sleeping in an awkward position, and even chronic emotional stress. Damage occurs to the nerves that make up the brachial plexus as they exit the spinal column through openings between the bones. If the openings become smaller, the nerves may become compressed or impinged (commonly called “pinched”).

Depending on which of the brachial plexus nerves are involved, different symptoms and problems may be experienced, including,

Sep 04 2018

Doctors of Chiropractic do not just treat the evident symptoms of pain. Instead, they endeavor to find and treat the cause of the pain (i.e., correct the lack of body harmony--the vertebral subluxations complex). Because our body structure affects our overall function, care received from a Chiropractor can also extend to general health issues, including counseling for diet, nutrition, exercise, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

Many people think of chiropractic care as a natural, drug-free way to get healthy and for better resistance to disease. But it’s not only about the disease. People also visit a doctor of chiropractic to gain more energy, improve sports performance, and retain their alertness.

Here are three things you should know about a doctor of chiropractic: