Chiropractic Care For Tinnitus

by Administrator 19. August 2014 14:34

Tinnitus is a common medical condition that causes a person to experience ringing sound in the ears or head when there is no such noise present in the physical environment. Almost one out of five people have reported this problem at some point of time in their lives. It is important to understand that Tinnitus is not a disease in itself rather it is a symptom of some other underlying problem.


Some of the major causes of Tinnitus are:

  • Exposure to loud noise: Staying in frequent contact with loud noises, such as music players and iPods or noises from heavy equipment like firearms and chain saw can lead to hearing loss and ultimately Tinnitus.
  • Age Related Hearing Loss: After the age of 60 the hearing capacity tends to weaken and can also cause Tinnitus.
  • Blockage of Earwax: Accumulation of too much ear wax in the ear causes irritation in the eardrum and result in Tinnitus.
  • Changes in Ear Bone: Hardening of the middle ear bones can also cause Tinnitus and this condition is usually hereditary.

Apart from these, Tinnitus can also be caused by other disorders like Acoustic Neuroma, TMJ disorders, Meniere’s disease, neck and head tumors, high blood pressure and Atherosclerosis.


Tinnitus symptoms may include the sounds of intolerable sounds like ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing and clicking in your ears. Tinnitus can be extreme and the sound may be present all day in the ear or it may come and go.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Taking the help of a chiropractor can really be of great help in curing Tinnitus. Chiropractic treatments are aimed at healing spinal disturbances which can cause problems in blood flow and damage the nerves thus causing Tinnitus. Chiropractic treatment heals the blood flow and can relieve you from the constant buzzing sound in the ears.

Research has proved that a properly balanced head can considerably reduce or stop the ringing sound in the ears. Some patients may feel relief after several adjustment sessions, however there are many who reported that the buzzing sound was manageable just after a single chiropractic session.

If you are also experiencing any of the symptoms of Tinnitus you should contact Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness. To schedule an appointment, please call at (254) 698-1600. You can also visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Techniques For Treating Kyphosis

by Administrator 12. August 2014 13:39

Kyphosis is a medical term used for a hunched or round back. Chiropractors use a non-surgical approach for the treatment of Kyphosis and can help treat stiffness, pain and many other symptoms related with the condition. Generally, the first step in the treatment is to outline the causes of the abnormal appearance of middle back of which the most common cause is poor posture. However, it can also be a result of some disease, such as Scheuermann’s syndrome, and trauma.

Diagnosing Kyphosis

With a view to diagnose Kyphosis the chiropractor conducts physical examination and enquires about the patient’s medical history. The chiropractic doctor may also ask to get certain tests done, such as an X-ray to get detailed information. The doctor may also use certain techniques like static and motion palpitation to understand tightness, tenderness and movement of spinal joints.

How can Chiropractic Care help?

Chiropractic care for Kyphosis can help reduce inflammation, maintain spine health, decrease muscle tremors, enhance spine motion by increasing muscular strength, hold back the process of deterioration in the back, lessen prolonged pain and heal the inter-vertebral discs.

Chiropractic techniques for Kyphosis

The chiropractor may use spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation for treating Kyphosis. There are multiple variations of this technique.

  • Spinal specific manipulation- This helps the doctor to identify the joints that are showing abnormal movement and by using a gentle technique the chiropractor can promptly stretch soft tissues and arouse the nervous system to make the spine return to its normal motion.
  • Instrument Assisted Manipulation- The chiropractor uses a portable instrument to lay force without prodding into the spine.
  • Flexion Distraction Technique- It is a gentle technique for spinal manipulation for the people who have developed Kyphosis due to a progressive disc problem or motion constraint in the middle back.

The chiropractor may also sometimes use manual therapies to treat this condition. Some of them are:

  • Trigger Point Massage- In this, the chiropractor puts direct but light pressure on the painful points to release tension.
  • Joint resistance Manual technique- It can also help to reduce the symptoms of Kyphosis. Muscle energy therapy is an example of such technique.
  • Instrument Assisted soft tissue therapy - This can help to heal any damaged tissues. Graston technique may be used in which repeated strokes are made with an instrument on the muscle injury.

Visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness to get complete treatment for Kyphosis. To schedule an appointment, you can us call at (254) 698-1600.

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Killeen Chiropractic Care For Volleyball Injuries

by Administrator 5. August 2014 13:34

Volleyball is a physically intensive sport that involves a lot of activity and physical contact. Athletes who play volleyball are required to be fit, active and flexible. Injuries are common to volleyball players and during the course of a career in volleyball an athlete might have to face different kinds of injuries resulting from on-field action or the rigorous practice schedule. While minor injuries might cost players weeks or months of field time, severe injuries can sometimes be career threatening. Prompt and effective chiropractic treatment for volleyball injuries enables players to regain their good health and fitness to rejoin their field duties in a short duration of time.

Common Injuries

Volleyball typically requires physical activities like running, jumping, vigorous use of the hands and the prospect of physical contact from tackles and charges. There are a few different kinds of injuries that volleyball players typically get affected by which include:

  • Strains and Sprains – The most common injuries suffered by volleyball players are strains and sprains. These are caused due to hyperextension of the limbs or a low level trauma. The extra tension on ligaments and tendons causes strains and sprains, which can cause recurring pain, loss of mobility, soreness and inflammation.
  • Fractures – Fractures happen due to impact damage or trauma caused either due to hard tackles, collisions or as a result of falls from a height. However, players might also suffer cases of collarbone fracture, pelvic fracture or trauma to the spinal column.
  • Dislocations – Dislocations are common in volleyball players, affecting mostly the shoulder joint or fingers. Overuse of the limbs and the requirement to use them for extended periods of time contribute to the risk factor when it comes to dislocations.

Chiropractic Treatment

With different kinds of volleyball injuries, it has been found that chiropractic treatment can be of great help, bringing fast and steady recovery while assisting players to regain their fitness and active life. Chiropractors carry out a detailed and comprehensive physical examination to pinpoint the problems and the affected areas. Treatment commences in the form of chiropractic manipulation, which uses short thrusts and targeted movements to restore balance and alignment to the joints and the spinal column. With restored alignment the circulation improves and natural healing occurs. This allows the players to make a full recovery from their injuries in very little time and helps them get back to their on-field duties free of pain and discomfort.

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