Chiropractic Management For Relieving Shoulder Instability

by Administrator 27. April 2010 07:49

The Journal of Manipulative Physiotherapy published a report in support with Los Angeles College of Chiropractic regarding the use of chiropractic therapy for treating shoulder instability in professional hockey athletes. 

A professional hockey player aged 23 years was suffering from recurrent pain and instability in the left shoulder. Previously, he had undergone two shoulder operations to correct the problem but both surgeries didn't do much good. During the time of his initial visit to a Chiropractor, the patient was still playing professional hockey and was looking for an alternative to surgery.

Chiropractor observed that the patient had taken strength training for rehabilitation after his shoulder surgeries. Further testing and reports showed that he had a very strong rotator cuff and scapular musculature with a weaker response in left shoulder than the right one.

In view of the findings, chiropractic treatment involving the use of proprioceptive training, joint function improvement and mobilization of soft tissue was undertaken. Gradually, the symptoms of recurrent shoulder pain and instability reduced. The chiropractic therapy also included techniques to prevent joint injury and avoid further damage to already unstable or injured joints.

Eventually, the patient gained from a decreased number of shoulder instability incidences incomparison to the time before chiropractic treatment was initiated. As a result of chiropractic therapy the symptoms were also reduced drastically during the hockey season. Patient was able to play the entire season and carry on with the conservative therapy approach.

To summarize, this case signified the potential advantages of using chiropractic therapy and proprioceptive exercises to gain relief from recurrent shoulder instability. Such treatment can be tried by patients who have already had or are going to have surgery.

For complete chiropractic care visit Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness located in Harker Heights, Central Texas.

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Chiropractic Therapy For Cervical Problems

by Administrator 20. April 2010 07:54

In a recent study, a 54-year old patient was recommended for chiropractic therapy for upper extremity pain and cervical disc surgery consideration. He was suffering from excessive pain in the right should, right proximal medial humeral, right ulnar groove and anterior forearm. The pain was severe enough to cause disruptions in daily life activities.

When examined by the chiropractor, it was found that the patient has no tenderness to the cervical musculature but there was impact on the forearm flexors. There were no signs of dural tension while pain was felt on the cervical spine extension. It was observed that a combination of disc bulge, facet hypertrophy and flaval ligament thickening leads to central spinal stenosis. With time, this may lead to degeneration of discs.

In the case of this patient, there was a posterior problem called ‘protrusion’ and it affected the longitudinal ligament. There was no non-contained extrusion and hence, the problem did not require any surgical correction. In view of the patient’s experience and MRI test reports, the doctors recommended chiropractic care as the optimal treatment for his cervical problem.

After several sessions, the patient is in better condition and still undergoing chiropractic care. His chances of having hemiangioma related to the cervical stenosis have also been minimized. Till date, the patient has lost 15 pounds, started with a weight training and walking regime and reported 70 percent freedom from pain. Chiropractic therapy has yielded good results in his case.

Chiropractic therapy can help patients with Cervical problems. It is advised to visit a chiropractic clinic near you and seek consultation on the same. We at Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness provide complete chiropractic care for patients in Killeen, Harker Heights and Fort Hood Areas in Central Texas.

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Chiropractic Therapy For Ear Infections

by Administrator 12. April 2010 11:47

In the United States, ear infections are a very common ailment faced by the people, especially children. Apart from common cold, three out of four children will complain of having an ear infection before they turn three years old.

Many times, parents give antibiotics to their children for relieving ear pain. However, recent studies have led doctors to believe that overuse of antibiotics can prove to be harmful for the child’s health. In fact, many doctors are recommending parents to allow the infection to go away on its own rather than starting immediate treatment.

As an aid to the wait and watch approach, parents have also started taking their kids for Chiropractic therapy. One such parent, Susan Lekborg, tried traditional treatments for her son, Cooper, who suffered from chronic ear infections. When antibiotics did not work for improving his condition, she went to a chiropractor.

Initially, she felt skeptical and anxious about taking her child for Chiropractic therapy. However, she was relieved when Cooper started feeling better after the first session only. His Chiropractic doctor adjusted the child’s spine to avoid building up of fluid in his ears and opening of ear canals for infection drainage.

While some doctors hold Chiropractic therapy in great regard, others are still not convinced about its benefits and effectiveness. Still, the benign nature of this therapy is very helpful in treating patients without hurting their body. For Susan Lekborg and her son, Cooper, Chiropractic therapy led to positive results and healthier, antibiotic-free life.

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Chiropractic Therapy For Ear Infections

by Administrator 12. April 2010 11:47

In the United States, ear infections are a very common ailment faced by the people, especially children. Apart from common cold, three out of four children will complain of having an ear infection before they turn three years old.

Many times, parents give antibiotics to their children for relieving ear pain. However, recent studies have led doctors to believe that overuse of antibiotics can prove to be harmful for the child’s health. In fact, many doctors are recommending parents to allow the infection to go away on its own rather than starting immediate treatment.

As an aid to the wait and watch approach, parents have also started taking their kids for Chiropractic therapy. One such parent, Susan Lekborg, tried traditional treatments for her son, Cooper, who suffered from chronic ear infections. When antibiotics did not work for improving his condition, she went to a chiropractor.

Initially, she felt skeptical and anxious about taking her child for Chiropractic therapy. However, she was relieved when Cooper started feeling better after the first session only. His Chiropractic doctor adjusted the child’s spine to avoid building up of fluid in his ears and opening of ear canals for infection drainage.

While some doctors hold Chiropractic therapy in great regard, others are still not convinced about its benefits and effectiveness. Still, the benign nature of this therapy is very helpful in treating patients without hurting their body. For Susan Lekborg and her son, Cooper, Chiropractic therapy led to positive results and healthier, antibiotic-free life.

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Chiropractic Therapy For Professional Golfers

by Administrator 6. April 2010 02:26

A recent edition of PRNewswire reported a case of regular use of chiropractic therapy by professional golfers. Some of the world’s best golfers have been provided chiropractic treatment by Dr. Tom La Fountain, a chiropractor who travels with the PGA Tour. According to him, chiropractic care is used to treat almost 85 percent of the PGA Tour and Senior Tour injuries. Moreover, majority of the golfers receive regular chiropractic therapy to stay in top condition.

The Salt Lake Tribune had also reported similar facts. A senior professional golfer, Doug Tewell suffered from spinal problems and could not enter the Senior PGA Tour. He had injured his back in Oklahoma while playing golf with his son. After the injury, he took bed rest for three days and needed a walker for support till two weeks. Eventually, Bob Tway, a fellow pro golfer recommended him to visit a chiropractor. The Tribune reports that Tewell experienced great improvements and described chiropractic therapy as “the most incredible thing, just a few little jerks.”

Men as well as women golfers can benefit from chiropractic therapy. The importance of chiropractic care is emphasized and lectured by Dr. David E. Stude, a chiropractor and associate professor at Northwestern Health Science University along with Lisa Masters, LPGA golf pro. Both of them travel across the country to spread awareness about the importance and use of this treatment.

According to Dr. Stude, there is independent movement of each vertebra in the spine when the whole body undertakes certain activity. In the absence of such movements or movement of two or more segments together instead of moving independently, vertebral mechanical dysfunction may occur. Chiropractic therapy helps in correcting such problems.

We at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, work towards your complete wellbeing. Contact us for chiropractic treatment and consultation for your medical condition.

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