Chiropractic Care For Upper Back

by Administrator 19. January 2015 18:16

Upper back pain is a very common condition that occurs due to a number of reasons including poor posture, stress, injury, disc problems and chiropractic subluxations The pain is very debilitating and interferes with the daily life of people suffering from it. Chiropractic care helps in treating upper back pain by using different techniques. The chiropractor improves the patient’s body alignment to assist in improving spine health.

Upper back pain can be attributed to wrong posture or severe stress to the back, which can be caused by sitting at a desk for a long time or sleeping in an odd posture. The pain can worsen with time and usually gets unbearable at night. Repeated activities, joint dysfunction, herniated disc or a degenerated disc can also cause upper back pain.

Chiropractic adjustment is an alternative treatment that helps in relieving pain and numerous medical conditions. The manipulations are performed in different position, which include side, prone or supine position depending on the condition, level of pain and precise location of upper back pain. The chiropractor makes spinal adjustments that help in realigning the vertebrae. He manipulates the back and usually recommends certain exercises to keep the muscles in a balanced position.

When you visit the chiropractic care facility for treatment of upper back pain the chiropractor will examine your back and ask certain questions about your medical history. He will also question about the symptoms and the level of pain in order to fully diagnose the condition. He may also prescribe an MRI or other tests to fully diagnose the problem. After determining the main cause of the pain, the chiropractor chalks out a treatment plan. You can discuss the treatment details and options with the chiropractor to know what to expect during the session.

Consult the chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness for safe and effective treatment of upper back pain. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractor, call at (254) 698 - 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Acupuncture For Shoulder Pain

by Administrator 12. January 2015 14:49

Shoulder pain could be a result of a number of different conditions such as Rotator Cuff injury, Periarthritis or frozen shoulder. Acupuncture is a non- drug therapy and is effective in treating acute shoulder pain. The therapy releases chemical compounds in the body that assist in relieving pain. Acupuncture also improves the blood circulation which is helpful is reducing the stiffness.

Acupuncture Techniques:

Acupuncture for reducing shoulder pain is based upon working on the trigger points in subscapularis of the shoulder. The treatment can be given in two ways:

  • Inserting needle into the areas of the muscle known as a trigger point. The technique uses a dry needle, without any medication.
  • Another technique includes addressing the pain from the trigger points and inserting the needles to the area away from the actual pain. The points are chosen along with the meridians of acupuncture.
  • Acupressure is also used to activate the acupuncture points or the trigger points. In this, fingers are used to offer relief from the pain. The amount of pressure applied depends upon the severity of the condition.
  • Conventional acupuncture is also used, in which a pre-sterilized needle is placed at the acupuncture points of the body to find relief from acute pain.

Post- Therapy Precautions:

Once the acupuncture therapy is completed. One needs to follow certain precautions to enhance the effect of the therapy:

  • Posture Adjustments: Good posture is a must to reduce shoulder pain. You should try to avoid the slumped-forward posture as it forces the arms into a rotated position.
  • Use A Pillow: Using an extra pillow on the painful side can be very helpful. Place the pillow between the elbow and the side of the body to stretch the subscapularis muscle, thus reducing the pain.
  • Doorway Stretch: This includes standing in a doorway and placing both the hands on either sides of the door, then leaning forward to give a stretch to the shoulder.
  • Exercises:  Following the strengthening and stretching exercises recommended by the doctor or acupuncturist can be of great help in reducing the pain. It can also enhance the results of the acupuncture therapy and provide long-term relief.

Acupuncture is very effective for the treatment of shoulder pain. If you are experiencing pain, weakness or restricted range of motion, consider seeking advice from the experts at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment, call us at (254) 698 - 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractor Killeen For Pinched Nerve

by Administrator 5. January 2015 14:29

Pinched nerve is defined as a misalignment of the spine that leads to pressure on the nerve that causes pain and irritation. The condition occurs when the nerve that runs along the back vertebrae is compressed, stretched or constricted due to an injury, trauma to the spine, fall or bone spur. The common symptoms of pinched nerve are a tingling feeling in hands, legs, shoulders, back, feet, and neck along with soreness, pain in neck and back, numbness and a burning sensation. A chiropractor can offer effective treatment for the nerve by focusing on spinal adjustments and promoting the healing process.

Depending upon the extent of misalignment of the vertebrae, the Pinched Nerve can be mild to severe. Due to the misalignments, the nerves fail to carry the impulses and thus, communicate with the body cells, tissues and organs. This causes pain and the patient feels discomfort.  The neck and back nerves are more susceptible to misalignment and become pinched easily because of routine movements including walking, standing, twisting the body, turning and wrong posture.

Chiropractic Care is very helpful in treating a Pinched Nerve as a chiropractor usually examines the entire body and manipulates the spine. The pain can be in the legs, shoulders, neck or hands, whereas the injury is in the back. Chiropractic care works for the improvement of the overall well being of the patient and resolve all the issues that may be the cause of the Pinched Nerve. The chiropractor questions about the medical history of the patient and the activities that may have caused back trauma.

Certain orthopedic, spinal, kinesiological, neurological and physical examinations are conducted to determine the precise location of the Pinched Nerve. The patient is also prescribed certain laboratory tests for proper diagnosis. Once the cause is determined, the chiropractor chalks out a spinal pattern where spinal adjustments are made.  For treating a Pinched Nerve caused by trauma, a mix of treatments is used.

The chiropractor works to reduce constriction of the nerve and relaxes the tight muscles in the affected area. The treatment reduces the inflammation and pain and the chiropractor adjusts the spinal cord by using hands and applies direct pressure to the Pinched Nerve. The practitioner works on several pressure points by moving his hands in precise directions. The patient may need to visit the chiropractic care a number of times for getting the desired results.

You can consult the chiropractor at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness for effective diagnosis and treatment. The clinic is located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call at (254) 698-1600 to schedule an apointment.

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