Chiropractic Care For Tennis Elbow by Killeen Chiropractor

by Administrator 28. February 2010 08:09

Tennis elbow is pain in the outside of the elbow, few centimeters below the bony area. It is also known as the lateral epicondylitis.

Causes of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is caused by the degenerative changes in the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. This muscle is the extensor of the wrist. Repetitive extension of the wrist against resistance causes strain and degenerative changes in this muscle. Any work that involves repetitive wrist extension like playing tennis, badminton, using screwdriver, painting or typing may cause tennis elbow.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

  • Pain in outside of the elbow
  • Elbow pain worsens and radiates to forearm while grasping the object
  • Pain on palpating little below the outer elbow
  • Weakness in the wrist movements

Diagnosis for Tennis Elbow

Diagnosis is generally done on the basis of clinical examination.

Chiropractic Care for Tennis Elbow

Chiropractic treatment provides great relief in Tennis Elbow condition

  • Immobilization and splint support for Tennis Elbow. This avoids strain on the tendon and promotes healing of the tendon. Removing the splint at least once a day and doing range of motion exercises is beneficial and is recommended.
  • Heat therapy (hot packs)
  • Ultrasound and laser therepy to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Gentle stretching exercises
  • Rest to the elbow and avoiding pain producing movements for 2 -3 weeks
  • After 2- 3 weeks, ‘Tennis elbow strap’ during the activities that stresses the forearm or wrist.

Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness provides complete chiropractic care solutions in Killeen, Harker heights and Fort Hood area in Central Texas.

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Chiropractic Care For General Well Being

by Administrator 22. February 2010 08:39

Chiropractic is a widely practised treatment procedure which is aimed at diagnosis and treatment of various problems of the nervous and muscular system. Chiropractic care is a complementing alternative medicine technique with tremendous benefits. It doesn’t have any side-effects and is aimed at imparting general wellness through stimulation of various body parts. It generally helps in treating the disorders of the musculoskeletal system, following the hypothesis that these disorders greatly affect the general health and well being of an individual. The main chiropractic treatment consists of a manual therapy which includes manipulation of the spine, joints and soft tissues. Chiropractic care for general well being also includes exercise, health and a healthy lifestyle.

Chiropractic treatment is very useful in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, joint pains and other neuromuscular problems related to the spine or other bones, joints and tissues. Chiropractic treatment is extremely helpful in recovery from traumas related to accidents, injuries or displacements and fractures.

The general misconception is that chiropractic care is limited to treating back and neck pain. Although many people regularly experience relief from back and neck pain through chiropractic services; but the foundation, intent, and vision of chiropractic is far beyond removal of symptoms. Chiropractic treatment is helpful in various other health related issues. Patients suffering from various problems like diabetes, heart problems, and psychological issues have found relief through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care imparted to pregnant women has shown great benefits. Even new born babies can be given chiropractic care to relieve stresses due to birth procedure.

Just like you regularly visit your dentist for a dental check-up from time to time, one must keep visiting their chiropractors for routine spinal and other bone and joint check-ups and relaxation. Spine is the most important skeletal organ in the body which supports the entire body weight of an individual and maintains proper posture and also helps the individual to stand and sit properly. It is important to properly take care of your spine.

The non-surgical and drug-free healing provided under chiropractic care provides a variety of health benefits to an individual. Most chiropractic patients experience real relief and improved general well being, and continue to make regular visits a part of their healthy lifestyle choice, even after having been treated of their problem.

Healthy exercises, massages and improved lifestyle, which make a part of the chiropractic care, provide an individual with a healthy and disease free life. It makes the bones and joints stronger, healthier and less prone to injury and wear and tear. The customized care which one receives from their chiropractor can help to improve their posture, muscle balance and mobility.

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Chiropractic Care And Infertility

by Administrator 15. February 2010 07:41

Chiropractic care stresses the diagnosis and treatment of various problems through stimulation of the neuro-muscular system, especially the spine. Though there is no direct established relation between infertility and chiropractic treatment, still an increase in the fertility rate for women suffering from infertility and who underwent chiropractic care shows that there is a positive relation between the two.

Chiropractic treatment mainly includes a kind of manual therapy, consisting of manipulation and relaxation of the spine and other muscles and joints. It also includes mild exercising and healthy lifestyle as a form of after treatment care. Studies have recently been conducted on women with varying pregnancy histories. Ladies from various age groups, at different stages of their reproductive cycles were found to have benefitted from the chiropractic treatment and post treatment chiropractic care. Ladies, who had miscarriages in the past or were not able to conceive at all, were found to have conceived within 2 to 20 months of the initiation of the chiropractic treatment. A variety of treatments under chiropractic care were used, the main focus being a technique known as vertical subluxations.

Though the chiropractic treatment is not a direct and recognised treatment for pregnancy related issues or infertility, it is estimated that betterment of neuro-spinal integrity through various chiropractic procedures, lead to better physiological balance or homeostasis and bodily adaptations, thus making the individual’s health improve manifold.

Another important point is that regular chiropractic care, exercises and healthy lifestyle makes the spine strong and is exceptionally good for pregnant women. Chiropractic care strengthen the spine, entire vertebral column and make the body of the expecting mother stronger and healthier for bearing the weight of the child easily. Such expecting mothers who regularly undergo chiropractic care and treatment during the course of their pregnancy are estimated to give birth to stronger and healthier children and run low on the scale of miscarriages and premature deliveries. It is also believed that such women have an easy labour, generally normal deliveries and have to bear lesser pain during child birth as compared to women who do not undergo chiropractic care during their expectation period.

Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness serves Killeen, Harker Heights and Fort Hood areas in Central Texas.

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Chiropractic Care for Cervical Spondylosis

by Administrator 7. February 2010 10:05

Cervical Spondylosis is the chronic degeneration of the vertebrae of the neck. It is also known as the cervical osteoarthritis. It mainly affects the vertebral body and the intervertebral disc. The degenerative changes causes formation of the spurs on the vertebral body and the intervertebral disc shrinks. This causes pressure on the nerves emerging from the spine.

Causes of Cervical Spondylosis

  • Age
  • Trauma to the cervical spine
  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Repetitive stain to the neck
  • Carrying loads on head

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

  • Pain in the neck, shoulder and head
  • Muscle spasm
  • Referred pain to the arm
  • Weakness of the muscles of the neck and arm
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Tingling sensation in the arm and hands ( Parasthesia)

Diagnosis

  • Diagnosis is mainly done based on
  • Clinical examination
  • Imaging ( X-ray, MRI)

Chiropractic Care for Cervical Spondylosis

  • Physical examination to determine the restricted joint motion, tenderness, triggers points and muscle spasm
  • Manual Stretching of the neck to relax the neck muscles by chiropractor
  • Ultrasound to relieve muscle spasm and stiffness
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Manipulation of the neck
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises of the neck and shoulder muscles
  • Mobilization and range of motion exercises
  • Advice on lifestyle modifications like regular exercises at home, use of supportive neck cuff and ways to reduce the strain on the neck.

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