Benefits Of Spinal Decompression

by Administrator 28. October 2011 05:56

Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical method, generally used to treat low back pain and neck pain of the patient. It eases the pressure on the spinal discs and the vertebrae, eventually healing the discs.
Spinal decompression therapy helps in lifting the impinging bone, which spurs from the nerve roots. Spinal decompression should always be performed by an expert chiropractor to relieve lower back pain and pain in neck area.

Spinal decompression is helpful in treating various cases like, herniated disc, bulging disc, degenerated disc, sciatica, arthritis in the spin, bone spurs, pinched nerve and spinal stenosis. It helps in providing a natural healing to these problems. But, if severe pain still exists, your doctor can recommend you painkillers, chiropractic care, or steroid injections as well.

Spinal decompression is beneficial as it restores the injured disc through the use of controlled mechanic traction which is applied to the spine. It is very comfortable as it does not include any regular medications or anesthesia.

Spinal decompression therapy is a kind of rehab therapy, which not only relieves your pain but also restores proper nutrient supply to the injured disc. It is also beneficial in many other ways, such as:

  • The patient need not get hospitalized for this therapy, and it can be done in the clinic as well as at home, in case of emergency.
  • No anesthesia is given to the patient and thus, there are almost no side effects of this therapy.
  • There is no spinal infusion involved in this therapy and there is less pain during the medication course.
  • The patient recovers very fast and the discs get relief from the pain in a very natural way.
  • There is minimal formation of the scar tissue.
  • This therapy is highly successful as compared to the other medications available to cure lower back problems and require least medicines. 

For more information on chiropractics, visit us at Corrective Chiropractics and Wellness - 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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How Can Chiropractic Help Sinus?

by Administrator 19. October 2011 13:54

Sinus, or more commonly known as sinusitis in medical terms, is referred to an infection or an allergy of the sinus cavities. In this allergy, the lining of the mucus membranes are swelled and the normal flow of the mucus in the nasal passage is blocked. This blockage results in the sinus infection as the germs which had to be flushed out, replicate causing inflammation.

Sinus can be caused due to many reasons. Some of the reasons which cause sinus are:

  • narrow or thin nasal passages and sinus cavities
  • deviation of the nasal septum
  • inflammation of the sinus and nasal tissue due to a variety of nasal factors with or without infection
  • fever or cold
  • allergies
  • environmental pollution
  • asthma

Many alternative therapies, like the chiropractic therapy, not only try to determine the causes, but also treat the symptoms of the problem at the same time. This chiropractic therapy treatment is done to certain specific bones, mucous membranes, joints and muscles through various techniques and measures. This therapy improves the patients’ breathing process and the postnasal drainage as well. Sleeping disorders can be also cured which leads to less headaches than before.

The sinus-specific chiropractic techniques such as sinus draining and endonasal technique, helps in relieving the enormous stress of the nervous system. This helps the body to work more efficiently and move the skull bones freely. This permits the body fluids to drain out easily. 
Sinus specific treatment generally involves soft massage of the nose, forehead and cheeks. Thus, it helps in releasing the pressure on the sinus cavities and easy flow of the fluids.
These specific chiropractic techniques relieve the pressure by increasing sinus drainage. It also helps in treating the muscular pain or the spinal issues, and thus helps in curing the symptoms at large. It relieves you of the immense pain caused by the symptoms of sinus itself. Several other sinus-specific chiropractic treatments, which should be performed by trained practitioners, are:

  • Chiropractic manipulative therapy
  • Nasal-specific technique
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Cranial manipulation

 Thus, Chiropractic-care plays a very significant role in treating the chronic conditions of sinusitis. To know more how Chiropractic Therapy can help you, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548or call at (254) 698-1600.

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Get Rid Of Low Back Pain With Chiropractics

by Administrator 11. October 2011 06:48

What is Chiropractics?

Chiropractic therapy aims at healing various health alignments, with the help of spinal manipulations. Chiropractic therapy is also very much effective in lessening of pain and improving of muscle functioning. A chiropractor believes that most of the problems related to our body is a direct or indirect result of subluxations and can be treated with appropriate manipulations. Chiropractic treatment does not involve any medicine, drug, injection or surgery, rather they emphasize on healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition.

Lower back pain

The low back, also known as the lumber area, plays important role in the human body. Whenever we stand, it supports the upper part of the body. Whenever we bend or rotate at the waist, it involves the lower back. Hence whenever we are not able to stand straight, it is often because the muscles, tendons or the spine have got injured or tensed.

Common causes of back pain:

  • Injury to the muscles
  • Overuse/Tiring of the muscles
  • Fractures
  • Inflammation of nerves.
  • Scoliosis, in which the spine does not remain erect, rather becomes C-shaped.
  • Joint degeneration, it commonly develops with the age.
  • Herniated Disc, when the spinal discs grows thin.
  • Nerve root syndrome, pain arising from nerve impingement due to herniated discs.
  • Myofascial pain, characterized by pain and tenderness in the localized area.
  • Tumors can also cause low back pain.

Other causes:

  • Infection in the bone.
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Obesity

Low back pain and chiropractics

Chiropractors treat low back pain in a very simple manner without any involvement of painful injections or medicines. They focus on spinal manipulation and alignment as it is believed that alignment reduces the pressure from the central nervous system. The adequate force applied on the affected area releases the pain and nerve irritability. It is also termed as chiropractic adjustment. The affected muscles and joints are stretched and force is applied to get relief from the pain in the affected area.

Chiropractic therapy is a safe and convenient process to get rid of muscular and joint pain. Apart from the manipulation, the chiropractors also guide us along with the diet, exercise, nutritional supplements etc.

For information on how Chiropractic therapy can improve your medical conditions, visit Corrective Chiropractics and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at (254) 698-1600.

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Chiropractics And Shoulder Pain

by Administrator 5. October 2011 13:09

People often witness shoulder pain in their lives and tend to take it casually. It is important to remember that the shoulders are the most mobile joint in the human body and any sort of injury to it can be hazardous.

Some of the signs of shoulder pain include difficulty in carrying objects, any injury causing deformity of the joint, pain occurring during night, difficulty in raising the arm, infection, including fever, redness, warmth, swelling or any other unusual symptoms.

The causes of shoulder pain:

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis: When the tendons become compressed under the rigid bony arch of the shoulder, it is termed as Tendonitis. These compressed tendons become inflamed or damaged and hence cause a lot of pain. This happens with age and requires constant shoulder use like baseball pitching, or an injury.
  • Bursitis: The inflammation of a fluid-filled sac or bursa that lies between tendon and skin or between tendon and bone is termed as Bursitis.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: This condition occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff separate from the bone.
  • Frozen Shoulder: It leads to stiffness of the joint and requires physical therapy.
  • Calcific Tendonitis: When calcium deposits within a tendon, most commonly within the rotator cuff tendons it is known as Calcific Tendonitis.
  • Labral Tear: This is caused due to the dislocation of the joint.
  • Shoulder Instability, dislocation or separation: While instability can be caused by traumatic injury, shoulder separation is totally different from dislocation. Dislocation is a condition which occurs when the top of the arm bone becomes disconnected from the scapula.
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture: This condition occurs when the biceps muscle ruptures near the joint.

Treating shoulder pain with chiropractics can be immensely useful. Your chiropractor not only concentrates on your shoulder but also takes a look at your lifestyle too. This approach helps to determine the type of treatment to be followed. Your chiropractor will also note the previous injuries, your family history etc before treating you for shoulder pain.

It is likely that the chiropractor may also ask you to follow other treatments like moist heat, ice packs, massage, traction, or stretching and strengthening exercises.

For more information on chiropractics visit us at Corrective Chiropractics and Wellness 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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