Acupuncture For Arthritis

by Administrator 21. May 2015 13:24

Arthritis is a chronic degenerative condition causing pain and inflammation in one or many joints of the body. The term ‘Arthritis’ is used to denote various types of joint conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, and Rheumatism etc. The condition is more prone to people aged 65 years or more and can affect any joint of the body. It can be caused due to age related wear and tear in the joint cartilage, family history of Arthritis, abnormal metabolism, injury to the joint, infection, overactive immune system, repetitive physical activity that puts strain on the joint, obesity etc.

How Acupuncture Can Help?

Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles at particular points in your skin. The needles may be stimulated manually, by heat or by a small electrical current. Acupuncture relieves the primary symptoms of Arthritis by diverting the painful sensations sent to the brain from damaged tissues and by stimulating the body’s pain-relieving hormones.

Acupuncture relieves the pain associated with Arthritis in three different ways:

  • It triggers the release of endorphins in the body that impedes the patient’s ability to feel pain. 
  • By working through the nervous system, acupuncture restricts the sensory nerve fibers to transmit pain signals to the brain.
  • Acupuncture neutralizes trigger points. These are the reactive areas, commonly found near the Arthritic joints, which are responsible for chronic pain.

Acupuncture points for Arthritis are located throughout the body and not just around the affected joint. A typical acupuncture session may last from 5 to 30 minutes where fine needles are inserted along the patient’s arms, shoulder legs or toes. Besides pain, acupuncture can also help relive or control other symptoms of the two main forms of Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, in the following way.

  • Osteoarthritis: A gradual wearing and build of calcium in the joint cartilage, restricting its mobility, characterize the condition. Acupuncture, in this case, works by triggering the parathyroid glands to produce hormones that remove arthritic deposits from the bones.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: This condition is characterized by pain, swelling, warmth and redness in and around the arthritic joint. In order to provide relief to the patient, acupuncture triggers the adrenal glands to produce body’s natural steroid hormones that may reduce inflammation. It also works by inactivating the trigger points near the joints so that the patient does not feel any pain even after the inflammation has subsided.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive acupuncture care for different types of Arthritis. To schedule an appointment with our acupuncturists, 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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Chiropractic Care For The Elderly

by Administrator 14. May 2015 20:10

Chiropractic care is important for the elderly due to the changes that occur in the spine with increasing age. The spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker, more fibrotic and less able to withstand normal stresses. Spinal pain is a significant musculoskeletal problem among older patients and chiropractic care can provide the much needed relief.

Benefits of chiropractic care in the elderly:

  • Full range of motion: A misaligned spine and neck causes friction in the nerve endings, thus affecting the balance and co-ordination of the body. Chiropractic care helps in adjusting the spine, which enables full range of motion and increases mobility and flexibility in the body.
  • Pain relief: Chiropractors are trained to pinpoint and treat misalignment in the vertebrae, which affects the central nervous system. They treat the abnormalities in the spine that causes severe pain in the elderly. Chiropractic care offers relief from pain, mild or chronic.
  • Decrease in joint and tissue degeneration: A misaligned spinal cord does not function properly and thus, degenerates prematurely. Chiropractic care reduces the spinal stress, prevents early wearing out of the spine and the tissues around it. It helps in avoiding arthritic conditions in the elderly by bringing back the alignment of the spine to normal.
  • Reduction in the risk of falling: Elderly people are more prone to falling due to spinal and nervous misalignment. Regular chiropractic care improves flexibility, movement, coordination and balance in the body. It normalizes the mechanoreceptors of the cervical spine, thus reducing the risk of falling in the elderly.
  • Less requirement of assistance: Adults seeking regular chiropractic care are less prone to medical conditions such as Arthritis or Osteoporosis. They are inclined towards staying fit and being able to take care of themselves.
  • Better health: Regular chiropractic care ensures a better quality of life, health and general well being of an elderly person. 
  • Curing insomnia: Due to many pain and aches it becomes difficult for the elderly to sleep. Relief from such problems with chiropractic care reduces insomnia and enables sound sleep.
  • Better posture: Chiropractic care manipulates the spine and leads to better posture. It reduces muscle stiffness and helps in preventing certain medical disorders. 

Chiropractic care, thus, helps to improve the quality of life and enables one to enjoy old age.

For effective chiropractic services for elderly, consult the chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment, call at (254) 698 - 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Rehabilitation In Killeen, TX

by Administrator 7. May 2015 15:51

Chiropractic rehabilitation programs are designed to help the body heal quickly and lower the risk of injuries in the future. It involves the integration of multiple chiropractic therapies and exercises to target the underlying muscle imbalance and weakness in the body. Chiropractic rehabilitation assists in alleviating the underlying causes of pain in the body.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness clinic provides chiropractic rehabilitation services to the patients in Killeen, TX. The chiropractors at the clinic assist in healing and promoting health in the patients and devise individual treatment programs.
A chiropractic rehabilitation program at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness mainly includes the following:

  • Stretching Exercises: The chiropractors prescribe specialized stretching exercises to help the patients increase blood circulation to the affected area, improve joint flexibility and restore the normal range of motion.  
  • Strengthening Exercises: Chiropractic rehabilitation also involves strengthening exercises to regain the lost muscle strength. It not only helps to recover from injuries but also prevent them in future.
  • Patient Education: The rehabilitation program lays special focus on educating the patients about the benefits of the exercises. The chiropractors design a tailored program to accommodate the individual needs of each patient considering their condition, preference and age.

Benefits Of Chiropractic Rehabilitation

  • Effective Treatment For Sports Injuries: Chiropractic rehabilitation is an effective treatment option for a wide range of sports injuries of the musculoskeletal system. These injuries may occur while playing sports and can affect the joints in the body. Muscular adjustments bring back the joint to its normal alignment, allowing for correct movement and reducing the risk of potential problems.
  • Improve Balance And Prevent Falls: Joint instability and muscle damage may result in unexpected falls and injuries. Chiropractic rehabilitation helps to strengthen the muscles and other connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons, to help patients lead a safe and pain free life. It also improves joint flexibility, posture and gait to prevent falls.
  • Avoid Medication And Surgery: Chiropractic rehabilitation is a safe option to promote faster recovery from injuries. You can benefit from the stretching and strengthening exercises without any medications or surgery. It is a non-invasive technique to promote healing from injuries and muscle strength.

To know more about the chiropractic rehabilitation program offered at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, 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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