Neck Strain – Chiropractic Care In Killeen, TX

by Administrator 24. May 2017 11:13

The neck is composed of seven bones stacked over each other and connected via various tendons and ligaments. A stretch or tear to any of these soft tissues may lead to extreme discomfort in the neck and may limit its motion. This condition is termed as Neck Sprain and can affect people of any age group.

Causes

  • Sleeping in the wrong position that overextends the neck
  • Injury to the neck during a collision or sports activity
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive head movement
  • Keeping the neck bend for too long while talking on the cell phone
  • A Whiplash Injury

Symptoms

  • Pain at the back of the neck, that exacerbates with movement
  • Pain in the shoulder
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling irritated and fatigued
  • Difficulty in sleeping and concentrating
  • Numbness in the arm and hand
  • Decreased range of motion (side to side, up and down, circular)
  • Tingling or weakness in the arms

Diagnosis

The chiropractor may conduct a thorough examination of the neck. During the evaluation, he may observe the curvature and alignment of patient’s spine. To further evaluate the conditions, imaging tests such as X-ray and MRI may be suggested.

Treatment Options

Chiropractic Adjustments

The chiropractor may apply manual pressure on the neck joints. He may use a sudden force to move the joint beyond its normal range of motion. This helps to loosen up the sprained ligaments and muscles, which subsequently reduces pain and inflammation in the neck.

Spinal Decompression

During the procedure, chiropractor may apply pressure on the cervical spine to increase the distance between the discs. This method aims at reliving stiffness and inflammation in the soft tissues of the neck.

Traction

To restore neck’s mobility, the chiropractor may move patient’s neck in various directions and to different degrees. Traction helps to improve neck’s flexibility and eliminate pain.

Ultrasound Therapy

Low frequency sound waves are used by the chiropractor to alleviate the symptoms of neck sprain. The therapy may help to minimize pain and movement dysfunction of the neck. It may also help to reduce stiffness, swelling and increase the blood circulation in the affected area. 

Visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness to get complete treatment for neck sprain. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors, call at (254) 698 -1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Care For Infants

by Administrator 18. May 2017 23:33

Chiropractic care is an alternative form of treating various health conditions without the intervention of any medicines. Although chiropractic care has been known to benefit people of all age groups, it has shown significant health benefits for infants.
Most of the infants suffer from strain in the neck and cranial areas following birth. However, chiropractic adjustments help the newborn babies to deal with trauma of the birth process. During the adjustments, the chiropractor applies minimal pressure to provide relief from a number of health conditions. This helps the infants to lead a healthy life and forms the basis of strong physical as well as mental development.

Signs that your infant needs chiropractic care:

  • Spinal tension: Excessive arching of the back can decrease flexibility in your child but chiropractic adjustments can help in decreasing stiffness in the back and promoting a good spinal structure.
  • Colic: Babies who cry consistently and have tensed muscles throughout the whole body are said to be affected by colic. Taking your infant to a chiropractic doctor can provide relief from this problem.
  • Irregularities in head shape: A problem in the neck might force the baby to tilt or move his neck only in one direction. Neck restriction can also cause irregularities in the shape of head in infants. If you notice any such problem, a chiropractor can help your baby.
  • Difficulty in breastfeeding: Limited range of neck motion can also make it difficult for infants to get breastfed properly. Again, an adjustment in the neck can bring about a huge change and provide relief from this problem.

Benefits of chiropractic care for infants:

  • Improved sleeping patterns: Chiropractic care improves sleep and promotes better sleeping patterns in infants. Chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis can help your baby get a good full night’s sleep and overcome all sleeping issues.
  • Strong brain development: Chiropractic treatment boosts nerve and brain development in children with the use of spinal manipulation techniques. Therefore, you should take your children to a chiropractor right from an early age in order to get full benefit of the treatment.
  • Strengthens immune system: Infants who get spinal adjustments by a chiropractor on a regular basis have lesser chances of falling sick as compared to other kids. A strong immune system is necessary to fight off seasonal infections and diseases.
  • Better digestion: Chiropractic adjustment can significantly improve digestive disorders such as Acid Reflux, gas, colic etc. Your infant will feel much happier and healthier after continued trips to a chiropractor.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer chiropractic treatment services for all age groups. To schedule an appointment, call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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