Posture Correction At Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness

by Administrator 20. April 2015 13:44

Maintaining a good posture is very essential to maintain a healthy body. Posture affects each and every physiological function of the human body, right from hormone production to appropriate breathing. Many people have a distorted posture due to siting in front of the TV or computer screens for long hours. This can lead to forward head posture and drooping shoulders, which can cause back and shoulder pains.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness offers specialized posture correction services to assist people optimize the form and function of their bodies. Using a combination of posture exercises, chiropractic manipulations and tractioning procedures, they can help you attain as well as maintain the ideal posture.

Common posture problems treated at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness include:

  • Rounded Shoulders: This is a result of an uneven exercise routine and muscle imbalance. Over time, it leads to poor positioning of the shoulders and pain or stiffness in the neck.
  • Hunchback: This is a common condition symptomized by an abnormal curvature of the upper back. Hunched back is usually seen in people who have poor sitting habits while working on computer.
  • Pelvis Tilted Forward: This is associated with people who wear high heels, have excessive belly fat or are pregnant. Patients with this posture problem experience chronic pain in the lower back, leg weakness, improper blood circulation in lower extremities etc.
  • Slouching In The Chair: The reason why most people sit slumped is due to weakness in the core muscles. It puts a lot of pressure on the ligaments, soft tissues and several other important structures in the lower back.

The chiropractors carefully analyze the spinal problems faced by the patient as well as the damage to the spine. This includes evaluating the spinal alignment and curvature, with a view to determine the contributing factors to the abnormal posture. Once these are identified, these can be corrected and the normal curvature of the spine can be restored. They perform spinal adjustments that gently move your vertebrae back into their original place and eliminate pressure from the muscles in your back, neck as well as shoulder.

For more information about the posture correction services offered by Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Perinatal Chiropractic In Killeen, TX

by Administrator 13. April 2015 13:39

Pregnancy comes along with a number of emotional, physical and physiological changes in a woman’s body to allow for the development of fetus in the womb. The body releases various hormones in order to relax the ligaments and make room for the baby. However, these changes, accompanied with an enlarged abdomen, prominently curved back and altered pelvic structure can lead to misalignment of the spine and other joints.

Perinatal chiropractic care is aimed at maintaining an optimal spinal and pelvic alignment, thus, providing for a more comfortable pregnancy and ultimately preparing for an easier birth. The Webster technique used by the chiropractors seeks to minimize the effects of sacral subluxation or SI joint dysfunction.

Benefits Of Perinatal Chiropractic Care

  • Prevent Pregnancy Symptoms: Seeking perinatal chiropractic care can prevent or reduce the common symptoms associated with pregnancy. These may include nausea, back, neck and joint pain etc. Chiropractic adjustments can also help shorten the time spent in labor and delivery.
  • Establish Pelvic Balance: During pregnancy, the uterus gets expanded and may lead to misalignment of the pelvis. This may cause pain and discomfort to the mother as well as the baby. Perinatal chiropractic care can help in eliminating pain by regulating body alignment and pelvic balance, allowing for a normal development of the baby.
  • Help in Safe Delivery: Chiropractic adjustments help to align the body in a way that allows the baby to naturally take the proper position for delivery. This helps to make the delivery easier and minimize the chances of obstructed labor or C-section delivery.
  • Relieve Post-Pregnancy Back Pain: Following childbirth, mothers may experience changes in the pelvic biomechanics. Simple chiropractic manipulations and stretching exercises can help to restore the pelvic balance. It can also help to relieve middle back pain as a result of breast feeding, bottle feeding or rocking the baby to sleep.

Perinatal chiropractic care is essential to maintain a healthy pre and post-natal period. However, you must take your doctor’s consent before opting for chiropractic adjustments. Also, the exercises should be performed carefully to avoid any sort of complication.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer complete perinatal chiropractic care for the would-be mothers in Killeen, TX. For more information, feel free to call us at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Acupuncture For Asthma

by Administrator 6. April 2015 14:49

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes narrowing and inflammation of the airways. The condition leads to excess production of mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe and results in bouts of coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. Asthma attacks occur when an irritant triggers the already inflamed airways. The severity of the symptoms may vary from person to person. Some people may have minor issues whereas others may experience persistent problems, particularly during night or early in the morning. The condition can affect people of all ages but is most commonly diagnosed during childhood.

Causes

Although the exact cause of Asthma is not known, it may probably occur due to certain genetic factors. Other common triggers of the condition include:

  • Airborne particle such as pet dander, dust mites, mold and pollen
  • Physical activity
  • Long term respiratory infections
  • Certain medications
  • Air pollutants such as cigarette smoke
  • Viral infections
  • Cold air
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the chest
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing or whistling sound while breathing out
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Wheezing attacks are worsened by viral infections, such as common cold

Acupuncture To Treat Asthma

Acupuncture is a widely used as an effective option for the treatment of mild to moderate spells of Asthma. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that Asthma is caused due to an imbalance of the protective energy (qi) and the body’s organ systems including lungs, kidneys and spleen. Acupuncture is aimed at restoring a balance between the two. Treatment for Asthma includes inserting needles near the lungs, kidney, stomach or bladder. These acupoints are selected depending upon the individual’s specific set of symptoms and the type of Asthma.

Asthma mainly involves inflammation of the nasal airways accompanied by a constriction of the bronchial tubes. This is due to the action of a smooth muscle that forms a lining on the airways’ walls. When an acupuncturist stimulates certain specific points on the body, it produces anti-inflammatory agents that naturally reduce the symptoms. It also attempts to decrease the smooth muscle constriction and, therefore, expanding the airway.

For more details on how acupuncture can help to treat Asthma, feel free to contact Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at the clinic, you can call us at (254) 698 - 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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