Chiropractic Adjustments: Killeen, TX

by Administrator 18. June 2015 16:00

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a specialized non-invasive procedure performed to treat a wide range of health conditions. It involves applying controlled and sudden pressure to a vertebral joint with the help of fingers or specific chiropractic equipment. The treatment aims at restoring structural alignment and overall physical functioning of the body.

Chiropractic adjustments are mainly based on three principles:

  • The body has a natural ability to heal itself.
  • All the components of the body’s structure (bones, nerves, ligaments etc.) are interconnected.
  • Gently manipulating the spine helps to maintain body’s structure and function to further promote self-healing.

Benefits Of Chiropractic Adjustments

  • Eliminate Pain: The body undergoes a lot of stress due to a physically demanding job, intense workout or rigorous daily routine. As a result, people usually suffer from various musculoskeletal dysfunctions that can cause severe pain, if not treated in time. Chiropractic adjustments are specifically targeted at eliminating stress from the core and providing complete relief from pain.
  • Restore Joint Motion: As a chiropractor manipulates the spine, it relaxes the muscles, thus restoring the joints original range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments can help to reinstate functioning in the back, neck, shoulder, hips, knees and many other parts of the body.
  • Better Body Functioning: Besides improving the musculoskeletal functioning, spinal adjustments also play a significant role in enhancing overall well-being. It helps to increase the flow of oxygen and blood, reduce muscle spasms, control the level of lactic acid and ensure balanced nutrients throughout the body to ensure a faster recovery.
  • Relieve Stress: A chiropractic adjustment involves manipulating the spine, which is responsible for transmitting stress signals from the brain to various body parts. As a result, it relieves the associated symptoms of stress such as muscle tension, high blood pressure and sleeping issues while assisting your body in returning to a relaxed state.
  • Improve Posture: Chiropractic adjustments help to address common postural issues such as tilting, hunchback, height differences, rounded shoulders, and incorrect stance. It works on the spine and aims at correcting the exact origin of pain. 

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide chiropractic adjustments to help patients lead a healthy and active life. For more information about our chiropractic services or to schedule an appointment, 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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"IST" Inter-Segmental Traction: Benefits

by Administrator 11. June 2015 16:10

Inter-Segmental Traction is a gentle and effective chiropractic therapy used to treat muscle spasms and other spine related problems. Any misalignment in the spinal joints obstructs the proper circulation of nutrients and can cause the discs to wear out or degenerate over time. When these spinal joints are manipulated in Inter-Segmental Traction, it improves circulation of fluids around the discs and allows the nutrients to enter into them. IST, Inter-Segmental Traction, increases and restores motion, elasticity and improves mobility in the spine. The therapy improves spine health and is suitable for people of all ages.

How Inter- Segmental Traction works?

Inter-Segmental Traction therapy is a painless and non-invasive treatment method for various spinal problems. It is delivered by a trained chiropractor on a special traction table. The table has vibrating rollers underneath its surface that continuously move up and down the spine, reducing muscle spasms and providing relaxation. The intensity of the rollers can be adjusted, depending upon the chiropractic condition and weight of the patient, so that the roller movement can stretch the spinal joint and relax the muscles. When this occurs, the spinal vertebrae can move normally and the discs are positioned to their original place. Inter-Segmental Therapy is even more effective when used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments.

Benefits of Inter-Segmental Traction therapy

  • The therapy restores the normal movement of the vertebrae
  • It prevents the abnormal damage to the vertebral discs
  • It prevents further injury of the disc
  • The therapy is non-invasive and painless
  • The gentle rolling action exercises the spine
  • It reduces muscle spasms and spinal subluxations
  • It increases blood circulation and oxygen flow to the disc, muscles and ligaments
  • It improves the elasticity, strength, balance and mobility of the spine
  • It reduces spinal muscle tension
  • It prevents disc degeneration
  • It accelerates recovery from back injuries or chronic back issues
  • It reduces the development of Spinal Arthritis

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, perform Inter-Segmental Traction therapy to increase mobility and reduce degeneration and thinning of discs. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, call at (254) 698- 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Acupuncture For Cold And Flu

by Administrator 4. June 2015 17:49

Common cold and flu are viral infections that affect the respiratory system and spread through sneezing and coughing. Colds affect the nose and throat, whereas, flu affects the lungs. Patient suffering from cold and flu usually experiences sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, and swelling of sinuses, headaches, tiredness and fever. If you have flu you may suffer from chills, muscle aches and high fever.

Acupuncture is a popular alternative medicine that is extensively used for treating cold and flu. The Chinese medical practice helps in preventing the problem by boosting the immune system.

How Acupuncture works to prevent cold and flu

  • Boosts immunity: Acupuncture works by strengthening the immune system of the body. It is believed that everyone has some inherited weaknesses that make him vulnerable to viral infections that can cause cold and flu. The Chinese alternative therapy boosts the immune system by invigorating the organs of the body with fresh fluids and blood, cleansing the system and boosting the body’s defensive barrier against foreign invaders. It helps relieve symptoms by activating the natural killer cells and reducing pain by releasing endorphins. Acupuncture also reduces inflammation by increasing circulation.
  • Increases healing: Acupuncture is believed to increase healing and offer relief from the symptoms. Some sessions of treatment not only heal the symptoms but also slow down the progression of the infection.
  • Balances Qi: Qi is the defensive energy that surrounds the body and protects it. Acupuncture aims at balancing the Qi energy and helps you resist cold and flu.

What Happens during Acupuncture Treatment

During Acupuncture treatment, extremely thin needles are inserted at various locations of the body including legs, arms and back. These needles are left in the body for nearly 30 minutes. The treatment does not cause much pain and make the patient feel relaxed. By visiting an acupuncturist regularly or at the time of season change, you can strengthen the immune system. By having treatment prior to the appearance of symptoms of cold, you can significantly reduce the chances of getting an infection or cold and flu.

The acupuncturists also recommend a balanced diet and certain lifestyle changes to have effective results and cure cold as well as flu. Acupuncture is a safe, drug free, natural treatment that regulates the body and promotes healing.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness provides comprehensive acupuncture services. To schedule an appointment, 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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