Hip Impingement And Chiropractic Treatment

by Administrator 28. November 2017 20:16

Hip impingement or “Femoroacetabular Impingement” (FAI), refers to friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint which resultantly damages the joint. It is characterized by pain in the groin particularly after walking or sitting for a long period of time. People in such a case often find it difficult to flex their hip beyond a certain angle.

If treatment is not given at the right time, it can lead to hip osteoarthritis. Chiropractic treatment is believed to be the best natural and effective non-surgical method of treatment.

Types Of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

  • Cam Impingement – It is caused due to deformity of the ball at the top of femur.
  • Pincer Impingement – Occurs due to deformity of the socket and is more common in females. 
  • Combined Impingement – It is a combination of the above two types.

How To Diagnose

  • X-Ray
  • CT Scan
  • MRI

Chiropractic Treatment For Hip Impingement

  • Mobilization – The affected area is gently mobilized by stretching and moving the muscles and joints. This is done to increase the range of motion which has been restricted due to the deformed ball and socket joint in the femur.
  • Natural Agents – Chiropractors believe in going the natural and least painful way when it comes to joint related issues. Heat and ice therapy can be used to reduce pain caused due to hip impingement.
  • Exercises - Exercise is a core part of treatment for this condition. Strengthening and therapeutic exercises are generally advised to the patients.
  • Massage – Soft and slow massages can speed up recovery. It not only improves blood circulation in the troubled area but also reduces swelling and inflammation.
  • Dietary Guidelines – After a couple of sessions with a chiropractor, the patient is given dietary guidelines that can help in maintaining good joint health in future. Supplements might also be recommended.
  • Manual Manipulation - High speed arm thrusts are performed on the affected area to reduce pain and relax the nerves.
  • Ultrasound – Ultrasound therapy is used for giving deep heat therapy to soft tissues and joints in the hip area. It is extremely relaxing and soothing for the joints.
  • Cold Laser Therapy – Laser therapy works by transforming light energy into bio-chemical energy. This helps in reducing swelling and inflammation in the hip joint. Circulation in the joints is greatly improved leading to relief from pain.


To schedule an appointment, call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Care For Muscle Strains

by Administrator 24. November 2017 22:12

An over-stretch in muscle or tendon can cause muscle strain. The condition also known as pulled muscle, is
caused due to an acute injury, fatigue, improper or overuse of a muscle. Poor flexibility and not warming up prior to any physical activity may also cause muscle strain leaving one in pain which is often unbearable.

Symptoms
: The primary symptoms of muscle strain are swelling and pain. The skin shows signs of bruising, swelling along with pain which can be experienced even during resting. There may be weakness which eventually restricts movement of the muscle.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment is effective in treating pain associated with back, neck, shoulder, pelvic, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. A chiropractor helps in providing relief from both acute and chronic muscle strains.

What Constitutes The Treatment?

The injury will follow certain examination procedures including orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic tests. Once the origin and extent of injury is determined, following treatment procedures are undertaken:

  • Manual Manipulation: The chiropractor corrects the spinal alignment with the help of controlled pressure of fingers or instruments otherwise. The gentle manipulation of spine facilitates joint mobility and ability of body to heal any strain naturally.
  • Electrical Stimulation (STIM): The STIM technique uses two stimulations which send intersecting low frequency waves promoting healing. The technique is suitable for healing soft tissue, ligament sprains and spasms as well. 
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound treatment ensures recovery process by generating heat response against injured tissue. The vibration and heat caused by the high speed waves at the injured area increases blood flow, massage damaged tissue and promote self-healing.
  • Nutrition Planning: Proper balance and functioning of body is ensured by prescribing nutritional supplements and dietary changes.  A diet rich in carbohydrates and proteins is recommended for fuelling and building up muscle. 
  • Exercises: The chiropractor recommends various muscle strengthening and stretching exercises to eliminate muscle weakness. 


Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatment

The major benefit of chiropractic treatment is the focus on the self-recovery patterns of body. Chiropractic techniques improve blood flow to the injured tissue thereby stimulating healing. There are certain conditions where irritation is experienced with nerve roots. Therefore, relief is provided with effective therapeutic treatment of the injured tissue. The body is able to generate natural pain killers and heal itself leading to restored muscle movement. Thus, chiropractic technique focuses on the recovery of body from injury without any kinds of surgery or medication.

To schedule an appointment, call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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When To See A Chiropractor

by Administrator 8. November 2017 18:14

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Baker's Cyst: How Chiropractic Can Help Alleviate Its Pain

by Administrator 30. October 2017 14:50

Baker’s Cyst, also known as Popliteal Cyst, is a knee condition in which a fluid filled lump is formed behind the knee. Synovial fluid helps the leg to swing smoothly but sometimes this fluid pushes itself out from inside the knee and this is how the synovial fluid filled sack called baker’s cyst is formed. The cyst can often vary in size.

Causes –

An infection, injury or Arthritis can lead to the formation of Baker’s Cyst. It is commonly found in adults aged 35-70 years. The condition mainly arises due to knee inflammation and there can be a number of reasons behind it -

  • Knee Injury – An injury or cartilage tear can lead to leakage of synovial fluid, thus forming a Baker’s Cyst.
  • Osteoarthritis - It occurs due to wearing or breakdown of joint cartilage present at end of the bones.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – It causes swelling and inflammation of joints.
  • Septic Arthritis - Usually caused due to bacteria or fungus, it is a kind of joint infection.
  • Lupus – It occurs when the immune system accidently attacks the healthy cells and tissues.
  • Reactive Arthritis - It is a form of Inflammatory Arthritis.
  • Psoriasis – It creates patches over the skin.

Symptoms –

  • Unbearable pain in the knee
  • Swelling in the knee joint
  • Stiffness or tightness in the upper calf or thigh
  • Redness behind the knee
  • Ruptured cyst
  • Bruises

How To Diagnose –

A chiropractor conducts diagnostic tests to determine the actual cause using the following methods -

  • Physical examination
  • MRI
  • X-ray

Chiropractic Care Can Help –

  • Chiropractors help to reduce swelling and inflammation thus relieving pain.
  • It helps to bring body back into alignment.
  • Sometimes cyst is caused due to some other condition, which can be treated by effective chiropractic care.
  • The chiropractors suggest specific strengthening and baker’s cyst rehabilitation exercises.
  • Baker’s Cyst can restrict your range of motion but chiropractic care can help you regain it.
  • It does not require medications.
  • Regular chiropractic sessions can help you to keep your body healthy, thus preventing Baker’s Cyst and other such conditions at the first instance.
  • Chiropractic treatment has no side effects.

To schedule an appointment, patients in Killeen, TX can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548. For more information log on to our website http://harkerheightschiropractor.com/

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Chiropractic Treatment For Ear Infection

by Administrator 26. October 2017 15:41

Ear infection or middle ear infection, as is it generally called is more common in children than adults. Children have short, angled and sensitive Eustachian tube because of which they feel the pain. Bacterial or viral infections are cited as the most common reasons behind it.

Causes Of Ear Infection –

  • They are caused by bacteria or virus that occurs due to fluid buildup behind the eardrum.
  • Bacterial Infection – Caused by haemophilus influenzae, moraxella catarrhalis, streptococcus pneumoniae etc.
  • Viral Infections – Ear infections can result out due to viruses including respiratory syncytial virus and influenza.
  • Infection in the upper- respiratory track.
  • Swollen or blocked Eustachian tube which does not allow drainage of fluid.
  • Poor immunity.

Complications That May Arise –

  • Temporary Or Permanent Hearing Loss – The fluid can lead to hearing difficulties.
  • Tympanic Membrane Rupture – When the fluid presses on the membrane it often weakens the tissues. Also since there is reduction in the flow of blood the eardrum ruptures.

Symptoms Of Ear Infection –

  • Unbearable pain in the ear
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Inflammation in the area around the ear
  • Headaches
  • Discharge of fluid from the ear
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Reduced responsiveness to sound
  • Fever ( generally above 100° F)
  • Problem in maintaining balance
  • Crying more than usual

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

  • Regular chiropractic care improves the overall immunity of the body, which thus helps the body heal itself and fight infections in the first instance.
  • It helps in relaxing muscles around the Eustachian tube.
  • Chiropractors can relieve you off your pain.
  • A natural and healthy way for treatment.
  • Gentle chiropractic adjustments at the back of cervical vertebrae can improve drainage of the ear.
  • The methodology uses absolutely no medications. 
  • Other Things That Need To Be Considered –
  • Keep the person well-hydrated.
  • Encourage consumption of herbs like ginger, licorice, thyme etc. for additional comfort.
  • Gently massage the patient’s area around the ear-lobe.
  • Seek help of a chiropractor immediately.

Chiropractic care has myriad of long-term health benefits.  It helps you to stay fit, so that you need not miss any important occasion of your life owing to acute pain in any of your body.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness offer treatment for various medical conditions. For more information, call us at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Long Term Benefits Of Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 22. September 2017 15:09

Chiropractic treatment involves spinal manipulations to get rid of different types of pains in the body. However, chiropractic care has a multitude of other benefits to offer apart from providing pain relief. It is important to schedule regular visits to your chiropractor to ensure that you gain its long-term benefits. This will keep you healthy and guarantee that your body is in good shape for many years to come.

Chiropractors use a natural and drug-free approach for treating patients and this means that you do not suffer from any harmful side-effects. You also see a gradual reduction in stress and a well-boosted immune system.

The long-term benefits of chiropractic care include the following:

  • Improved Range Of Motion: When your chiropractor performs gentle movements to realign your spine, the soft tissues surrounding the spinal joints also become free from any kind of restriction. This automatically improves the range of motion and increases flexibility in your body. Increased flexibility is essential to reduce the risk of injuries and prevent any kind of pain.
  • Enhanced Organ Health: The chiropractic adjustments have a positive impact on the nervous system and the spinal nerves located on both the sides of the vertebral column. Since all the spinal nerves directly communicate to specific organs, a properly aligned spine is essential for the optimum functioning of all the body organs. This eventually improves organ health and reduces the chances of falling ill or contracting diseases.
  • Improved Lung Functioning: Chiropractic care has shown positive results in increasing the lung capacity in human beings. Improved lung functioning has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. This helps in keeping heart attack as well as stroke at bay and promotes good quality of life. 
  • Good Posture: Prolonged periods of sitting in bad posture can damage your spine to a great extent. Regular chiropractic sessions can drastically improve your posture by working on the spine. The chiropractors thoroughly evaluate the posture of individual patients and use the requisite techniques to help them regain correct posture. Lifestyle changes and increased physical activity is also recommended by the specialist doctors.
  • Neurological Conditions: One of the other long-term benefits associated with chiropractic care involves the brain. Regular upper cervical adjustments made by chiropractic doctors helps in reversing serious brain conditions such as cerebellar invagination and brain plaquing that is commonly observed in multiple sclerosis patients.
  • Freedom From Drugs: Long-term dependency on drugs eventually effects the functioning of your liver and kidneys. When you get regular chiropractic adjustments, all the body parts start functioning to their full capacity. Your immune system also regains its full strength and you can systematically get off many medications that you have been using previously. 

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness offers effective treatment for various medical conditions. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Chronic Foot Pain

by Administrator 14. September 2017 17:37

Foot pain is a common problem among many individuals and ignoring the symptoms can make the condition chronic. Medication and surgery are often thought to be the only treatment for chronic foot pain, but chiropractic care can help in dealing with this condition effectively. Chiropractic manipulations can help you get rid of chronic foot pain without the use of any medications.

Common causes of chronic foot pain:

  • Broken toe
  • Wearing ill-fitted shoes
  • Flat Feet
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Prolonged inflammation
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Symptoms associated with chronic foot pain:

  • Severe pain and swelling in the foot
  • Inability to walk properly
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the foot
  • Discomfort at the bottom of the foot

Chiropractic treatment for chronic foot pain:

  • According to chiropractors, foot pain arises from stressed nerves and pulled muscles in the foot
  • A thorough physical examination of the foot is conducted to look at the outer structure
  • The range of foot motion is also tested to know about the extent of discomfort
  • Imaging tests such as X-Rays or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can also be performed to have a clear picture of the internal foot structure
  • The chiropractic technique to be used for treatment of chronic foot pain depends on the underlying condition
  • Ultrasound therapy has proven to be useful for chronic foot pain arising due to Metatarsalgia
  • Patients suffering from chronic foot pain due to Plantar Fasciitis are advised to wear a night splint
  • Improper body posture and misalignment is also treated as it causes unequal distribution of the body weight on the feet causing plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic foot pain caused by Morton’s neuroma is treated by using an energetic pull on the toes
  • The tugging of toes helps in relieving any stiffness that might have caused the metatarsals to thicken and led to Morton’s Neuroma
  • Another foot condition that can lead to chronic pain is the Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) and chiropractic care can provide relief from this as well
  • Treatment methods include electro-muscular stimulation, chiropractic manipulations, stretching exercises, massage therapy, hot and cold therapy

Benefits of chiropractic treatment for chronic foot pain:

  • It helps in relieving stress from inflamed ligaments thereby providing relief from pain and discomfort
  • It is a conservative form of treatment that cures foot pain without surgical intervention or medicines
  • The root cause of chronic foot pain is treated, which provides permanent relief to the patient and ensures that the problem does not recur
  • The patient is able to perform all the daily activities that he was doing previously without any kind of trouble

Visit Corrective chiropractic & Wellness for complete treatment of foot pain. To schedule an appointment, patients in Killeen, TX can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Cervical Problems Treated By Chiropractors

by Administrator 29. August 2017 00:00

The cervical spine or neck is susceptible to pain and injury owing to its flexible nature. Pain and stiffness in the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck is a common problem faced by many people. Although pain medication can provide relief to a certain extent, it is not a permanent solution. On the other hand, chiropractic care can prove to be very beneficial in treating cervical problems. It is a non-invasive form of treatment that can provide long-term relief from cervical problems.

Chiropractic care can treat the following cervical problems:

  • Injury in the tissues of the neck
  • Facet joint problems
  • Cervical disc problems or herniated discs
  • Cervical nerve root irritation

Causes of cervical problems:

  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Repetitive neck movements
  • Injury and accidents
  • Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Weak abdominal muscles

Symptoms of cervical problems:

  • Pain in the neck that can radiate to the back
  • Stiffness and inflammation in the neck
  • Limited range of neck motion

Diagnosis of cervical problems:

  • The chiropractor will perform a thorough physical examination of the patient and locate the source of pain
  • He will ask the patient various questions regarding the present symptoms
  • The chiropractic doctor will also test range of motion of the cervical and look at the posture as well
  • Neurological exams are also conducted to check the reflexes, nerve changes and muscle strength
  • Imaging tests such as X-Rays might also be done to check for disc abnormalities, fractures or bone spurs
  • A CT scan or MRI can reveal bulging discs and herniations
  • Electromyography (EMG) can be performed by the doctor if he suspects nerve damage

Chiropractic care for cervical problems:

  • Neck adjustment or cervical manipulation is performed on the joints of the neck by the chiropractic doctor
  • The neck adjustment helps in restoring normal range of neck motion and also improves the mobility of the spine
  • Cervical manual traction is another procedure that can be performed by the specialist doctor
  • In this procedure, the patient is made to sit or lie down with the face up while the chiropractor pulls on the neck
  • The cervical spine is stretched at varying angles to look for the best angle where the stiffness is minimum
  • Cervical manual traction is generally combined with mobilization for better results
  • Cervical drop techniques can also be implemented by the chiropractor depending on individual patient requirements
  • A special table is used in the procedure  and a low amplitude thrust is applied on the spinal segment
  • The aim of this treatment method is to reduce the restricted motion of the cervical vertebra
  • Gentle chiropractic techniques are used for patients who do not feel comfortable with traditional high-velocity thrust manipulation
  • A low-velocity, low-amplitude stress is utilized in gentle chiropractic techniques to provide relief from cervical pain

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Chiropractic Care For Tailbone Pain

by Administrator 23. August 2017 23:52

Tailbone pain or Coccydynia, is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the lowest part of the spine. The pain can travel from the tailbone to the hips, thighs and the rectum as well. The surrounding muscles and associated structures are affected in coccydynia. It is important to take immediate treatment for tailbone pain otherwise the symptoms can worsen over a period of time.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive form of treatment that does not utilize any medications to treat tailbone pain. It can give permanent relief from the painful symptoms and provide a long-term solution for the condition.

Causes

  • A sudden blow or injury to the tailbone or coccyx
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Degeneration of nerves and joints surrounding the tailbone
  • Compression of nerves during pregnancy
  • Spasms in the anus muscles
  • Degenerative lumbar disc disease
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction during delivery

Symptoms

  • Difficulty in sitting Increase in pain while exercising
  • Localized pain and tenderness
  • Pain may worsen when moving from sitting to standing position
  • Pain may also increase during bowel movement
  • Chronic pain in the coccyx that lasts for more than 3 months

Chiropractic treatment

  • The chiropractor may conduct a thorough physical examination of the patient to correctly diagnose the pain
  • The patient may be asked questions pertaining to his medical history
  • Chiropractic manipulation may be useful in relieving tailbone pain caused by displacement of the coccyx from its original position
  • Due to a sudden injury, the coccyx moves from its original position thereby leading to compression of nerves
  • Chiropractic care helps in releasing the pressure off the compressed nerves and provides relief from pain
  • The process involves applying a gentle thrust or pressure on the coccyx to realign it A ‘popping’ or ‘clicking’ sound is heard which confirms that the adjustment has been made successfully Certain exercises may be recommended by chiropractors to relieve tailbone pain
  • The exercises strengthen the coccyx and spine muscles and prevent risk of pain in the future Stretching exercises also prevent wear and tear of ligaments and tendons surrounding the coccyx
  • Hot and cold compresses may also be sometimes used by chiropractors to reduce the inflammation in the tailbone and speed the healing process

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer treatment for Tailbone pain and other medical conditions. To request an appointment, call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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How Chiropractors Help With Lower Back Strain

by Administrator 25. July 2017 12:00

Lower back strain is one of the most common problems faced by people on a daily basis. While for some, the discomfort may come and go for some people, for others it may be chronic. The pain caused by lower back strain can be a hindrance in your routine work. Therefore, it becomes important to get immediate medical attention in order to manage this problem well.
Chiropractic care has proven to be significantly helpful in dealing with lower back strain. It will put you on the road to recovery by addressing the root cause of the problem and resolve it permanently.

Causes:

  • Overstretching of a back muscle
  • Tears in one or more back muscles
  • Stretching or tearing of lower back ligaments
  • A sudden injury or fall
  • A herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Infections in the spine

Symptoms:

  • Severe pain in the lower back that may be localized to a point
  • Inability to walk or stand properly
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tenderness in the affected areas

Chiropractic Treatment For Lower Back Strain:

  • The chiropractor may first conduct a thorough physical examination to determine the exact areas of discomfort
  • Spine alignment may checked and corrected so that the muscles and ligaments in the lower back get proper support
  • Chiropractic treatment aims at decreasing inflammation and treating the pulled or torn muscle or ligament in the lower back
  • Chiropractic mobilization may be done wherein the affected muscles and joints are stretched so as to increase range of motion in the specified areas
  • Application of ice packs can prove to be useful in reducing inflammation to a great extent
  • Lifestyle changes are recommended by the chiropractic doctor to avoid bad habits that put a strain on the lower back
  • Specific exercises may be recommended to manage acute and chronic lower back pain, strengthen the lower back muscles and ligaments and improve the overall quality of life

Advantages Of Chiropractic Treatment For Lower Back Strain:

  • Chiropractic care is a non-surgical form of treatment that can successfully treat lower back strain
  • This form of treatment addresses the actual cause of pain and tries to eliminate it completely so that the patient does not suffer from lower back pain again in the future
  • The treatment does not require any medication and hence carries no side-effects

For effective treatment for Lower Back Strain, visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment, call at (254) 698 -1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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