Chiropractic Care - Pain Relief For Cancer Patients.

by Administrator 26. October 2009 13:41

Human body has tendency to heal by itself. Our body can cure many diseases, injuries etc, without any need of medication or surgery. Chiropractic care provides relief to pain arising from musculoskeletal system disorders in human body. Injuries, illness or old age can trigger pain reaction in various body parts that can be effectively combated with chiropractic care. Chiropractitioners work to improve biomechanics of the body through healing processes. As a part of Chiropractic care, attention is given to spine’s structure, functioning and its affect on human body. Chiropractic treatment aims at preservation and restoration of health by stimulating these systems.

Over the years chiropractic treatment has shown signs of providing pain relief to cancer patients. Cancer patients with pain, headaches, tension and stress can find chiropractic care to be relaxing. With ability of body to heal by itself, chiropractic care can make cancer treatment more comfortable. The treatment not only helps patients to control pain, headaches and stress but also helps in stimulating body in a better way. Mesothelioma patients can also be provided relief with chiropractic care.

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Symptoms of Mesothelioma take anywhere between 20 to 50 years to show up after exposure to asbestos. At this stage, mostly, cancer is not treatable. Chiropractic care stimulates human body to relieve pain thereby providing relief to patients suffering from Mesothelioma.

Recent studies published in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics examined cases of patients fighting cancer. One of the studies showed a 54 year old man diagnosed with lung cancer experiencing pain relief immediately after beginning the chiropractic treatment. The Journal noted, “These clinical examples offer specific instances of how chiropractic may improve the quality of a cancer patient’s life.”

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Conservative Chiropractic Care Of Neck Pain And Neck Injury

by Administrator 22. October 2009 16:24

Neck pain can occur due to many reasons. Various day to day activities can cause severe neck pain. The neck pain can be very troublesome and can affect a patient’s efficiency to do tasks in normal daily routine.

Some of the most usual causes of neck pain are:

  • Daily Life Routine: Poor posture, obesity, stress or tension can cause neck pain which can get extended to back and arms. These are some of the most common causes for neck pain.
  • Injury and Accidents: Sudden and vigorous movement of neck or head due to injury/ accident is another major cause of neck pain. Car accidents, injury due to falling, injury while playing sports account for a good number of neck pain cases.
  • Aging: With natural aging, degenerative disorders like Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis and degenerative disc diseases also affect the spine which in turn causes neck pain.

Neck Pain and Chiropractic Care

Research and studies have provided substantial evidence to encourage Chiropractic care for neck pain. According to literature review, published in March-April 2007 issue of the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, there is substantial evidence showing significant improvement in neck pain level following Chiropractic spinal manipulations. All trial groups subject to chiropractic care, reported substantial improvements in pain following chiropractic manipulations.

When you visit a Chiro-practitioner, they would perform tests and ask various questions about symptoms and remedies tried for neck pain. Questions like - Time of start of pain, Factors affecting pain levels, Any prior prescription or care taken by the patient, etc.  Chiro-practitioners also try to observe other physical aspects like posture, motion range, movements that causes pain, physical conditions to find out the root cause and to ascertain the correct treatment for neck pain. At times, Chiro-practitioners also perform X-Rays to ascertain the cause of pain. In rare cases, CT scans and EMG (electromyography) tests are done. They may also try to feel your spine with hands to check out the curvature and alignment. In case you are diagnosed with some organic disease or fracture, your chiro-practitioner will refer you to appropriate medical specialist.

For effective diagnosis and chiropractic treatment of neck pain, visit Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness. We serve Harker Heights and Killeen areas in Texas.

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Chiropractic Management of Dyspepsia

by Administrator 13. October 2009 08:26

Nearly 50% of Americans and Europeans suffer from Dyspepsia. This illness is characterized by pain, indigestion, heart burn, excessive belching and abdominal discomfort. Most of the patients who have these symptoms do not suffer from any particular disease and they are considered to have functional dyspepsia.

In a recent study, a team of 621 members of the Chiropractors Association of Australia was given a survey along with a questionnaire which was to be sent back within a time frame of 10 days. The main aim of this was to find out how often patients suffering from Dyspepsia consulted chiropractitioners, the treatment techniques adopted by chiropractitioners and how efficiently there were able to provide relief to such cases.

Response was gathered from 66 surveys. Information gathered revealed that the most preferred method of dyspepsia management was by adjusting the thoracic spine (91%), followed by nutritional advice (74%), cervical adjustment (68%), visceral manipulation (55%) and soft tissue work/mobilization (52%).  It was observed that only in less than 50% cases, herbal treatment or homeopathic remedy, pelvic adjustments and lumbar adjustments was recommended.

Approximately 30 brand name techniques were used by chiropractors in managing dyspeptic patients. Of these, the most commonly used technique was sarco occipital technique (41%), Activator Methods (36%), applied kinesiology (32%), relaxation techniques (30%), and cranial techniques and Terminal Point Technique (27% each). On the whole, chiropractors considered their methods to be very effective in managing dyspepsia. In a survey conducted, ninety-five percent of the respondents rated chiropractic management to be very effective or moderately effective while only 5% considered this method to be mildly effective.

Researchers felt that their finding related to effectiveness of chiropractic treatment provided further scope for investigation in the form of randomized and controlled clinical trails. They also concluded that further research in to the usefulness of independent methods as well as those particularly stated would be adding value.

While this study enlightens some curious associations between dyspepsia and chiropractic care, readers should understand that more than 60% response rate is accepted as a standard for any survey.

For effective chiropractic care, visit Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness.We serve Harker Heights and Kileen areas in Texas.

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Chiropractic Management of Migraines

by Administrator 5. October 2009 19:07

Cervical spine is believed to be connected with headache, dizziness and pain. Several studies have been conducted in recent years and have indicated tremendous improvement in patients suffering from Migraines. In a recent study nearly 64 subjects who were identified with migraine by IHS (International Headache Society) underwent various chiropractic adjustments at various chiropractic vertebral sub-luxations.

Another 64 subjects were attached to a control group and they received interferential therapy. This therapy involved placement of electrodes on each subject without any electricity being passed through it. This study included three stages and each stage extended for a period of two months. In the first stage data was collected before treatment, second stage includes the treatment period and post treatment data was collected in the third stage.

Each subject underwent six months period during which frequency, intensity, duration, disability, related symptoms and medication during each migraine episode were recorded. Subjects in the manipulation group established statistically note worthy improvement in migraine frequency, headache duration, disability and medication. Nearly 20% of the subjects reported tremendous reduction in migraine after 2 months of SMT while more than 50% reported improvement in severity of migraine.

All these results enhance previous evidence that suggest improvements in specific subjects following chiropractic manipulation. Nearly 80% of the subjects have stated stress to be the main reason for migraine. It also appears that chiropractic care effected physical condition related to stress and thus helped in reducing the effects of migraine.

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