When To See A Chiropractor

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Can Chiropractic Cure Knee Pain?

by Administrator 26. February 2011 08:36

Knee pain is an evolving issue in our society and consequently we witness an increasing number of patients with knee problems in our practices.
Chiropractic Treatment is really efficient for many of the troubles that spark knee pain. Although condition like osteoarthritis is not treatable, the symptoms can be brought down and the advancement of the trouble can be cured, thanks to our advanced and unique way of thinking towards the treatment. Keep reading to find out how! 

  • If the knee pain is restricting your daily or sporting activities.
  • You have been fed painkillers and been asked to rest considering no long run betterment, or.
  • You have been said that you are suffering from arthritis and there is not a single thing that can be performed.

Then chiropractic treatment may just be the right choice for you.

Chiropractic therapy of knee joint pain:

We have drafted the procedure of our handling below to present you with an idea of our approach. We would usually alter the therapy to fit each patient and his specific issues. So the form of treatment that is best suited for one person is not really inevitably correct for the other.

Phase 1: Reduce joint inflammation and bring down pain.
How?

  • Reduction of worsening factors, usage of a support, and sports tape.
  • Ice to minimize inflammation, muscle spasm and pain.
  • Soft tissue curing: laser, ultrasound and interferential therapy.

Phase 2: Normalize joint use.

How?

  • Typical chiropractic handling and mobilization techniques are applied on the restricted movement areas in the knee and the surrounding joints, which boosts the function, maximizes movement and cuts down pain.
  • Deep delicate cross-friction, trigger-point therapy and tissue massage.

Phase 3: Reclamation exercise program.

  • At the right time, we introduce exercises to boost strength, resistance and stability. We additionally work on amending your balance and the sense of joint position (proprioception). This will make it easier to turn back to normal and also forbid new injuries.

To find all the queries to your problems related to knee pain, do not hesitate in contacting us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. Phone:  (254) 698-1600.

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Birth Trauma & Chiropractic

by Administrator 7. February 2011 11:24

The world is now beginning to wake up to a point of view that was until recently largely endorsed by chiropractors alone. Chiropractors have always understood and emphasized the importance of treating the process of birth as a natural procedure that is not to be viewed from a medical point of view. These days, the delivery process is marked by heavy sedation and surgical procedures like C-sections that may in the long run be harmful to babies born in such abnormal ways that are not warranted by nature.

Chiropractors are very concerned about the development of subluxations in babies who are not delivered naturally. These may cause problems later on in life for an individual who is not born from a normal delivery. There has been all kinds of documented evidence proving that the nervous system of such an individual is adversely affected and in some cases, the neck area may also be damaged. Sometimes, the damage can be so severe so as to be spread to the spinal cord as well.

Apart from chiropractors, many other medical professionals have found that the positioning of the mother at the time of delivery that is prescribed in hospitals all over the world and the pulling that is done by the doctor is responsible for these subluxations. The mother, by lying down in the stated position makes the birthing process complicated by acting against gravity. There is a lot of pushing and pulling forces that are applied from opposite ends on the baby’s body that can lead to a kind of shock for the baby trying to make its way out.

There are many babies that are abnormally swollen, showcase spinal damage, experience blood loss from the brain and other nervous system defects. Sometimes, stillborn babies are also an indirect result of the conventional birthing process that is currently followed by doctors. In some cases, even though the baby looks healthy upon being born, he/she may show various problems like headaches, reduced immunity, vision problems, etc. as he/she grows up.

In order to enhance the birthing process and eliminate these problems, chiropractors suggest a change in the positioning of the mother at the time of delivery. She should ideally be either in a squatting position or in a sitting or upright position so that gravity can aid the birth. Babies born without excessive force and pressure applied on them tend to be healthier and showcase minimal nervous disorders.

Visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness - 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 to know more how chiropractic therapy can help you in your medical conditions.

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Chiropractic Helps Child With Seizures - A Case Study

by Administrator 6. December 2010 15:22

In a recent issue, The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics featured the story of a young child who was facing a rather disrupted life due to frequent seizures and showed significant improvement after receiving chiropractic therapy.

The patient was a child who was five months of age and was said to have frequent bouts of crying along with negligible sleep and around eight seizures on an average day. The child had in the preceding months also had a surgical procedure to seal the sutures that were present on the left part of his head. The child also had an abnormal slant of his head toward the left side and was unable to position his neck or head towards the right.

When the child began to receive chiropractic care, the first session for assessment was quite problematic as he was immensely pained and cried the whole time. It was found out that there were troubles in mainly three regions i.e. the middle part of the back, the lower part of the spine and the neck.

The child received appropriate chiropractic therapy suitable to his particular condition for few weeks. As early as the first session, there were dramatic improvements noticed and a complete stop to the seizures was observed. There was only one minor relapse into seizures after a few weeks but it did not re-occur and his health kept on showing drastic progress.

Into the sixth week, the child regained health and did not develop even a single seizure. He was able to have a long, undisturbed sleep during the night and was also consuming enough nutrition as per his age. He now began to develop into a healthy, young boy just like other normal child. The author who presented this case on paper, Nancy Brown, brought to light a notable fact that conventional systems of medication end up at suppressing both the normal as well as abnormal electrical impulses that arise with the onset of a seizure. However, chiropractic therapy seems to have found ways to only keep the abnormal impulses at bay while letting the normal electrical impulses function uninterrupted.

For more information on how chiropractic care can help you in various medical conditions, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness (560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548) or call us at 254.698.1600

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Chiropractic Showed Improved Results For Infantile Colic

by Administrator 20. September 2010 09:02

Infantile Colic or simply Colic refers to a situation, where a newly born baby cries frequently or screams for extended hours without any specific reason. This is more commonly found in breastfed and bottle-fed babies and usually gets noticed in the first two weeks after birth. The baby usually cries for more than 3 hours a day and spits up after feeding. The Colic may be caused because the baby’s nervous system is immature, swallows air while feeding and has allergies to some food like milk. The fussiness of crying is alarming for both the parents and the physicians. Therefore, the scientists have always tried to find out how Infantile Colic could be cured.

To know what could be the proper treatment of Colic, scientists at National Health Service in Ballerup in Copenhagen, Denmark conducted a research or study on 50 infants which were diagnosed with Colic. Half of the infants were administered a drug called dimethicon while the rest of them were given Chiropractic treatment. In the study of 50 infants, it was found that the group which was administered drug showed bad results. It was found that after 8 to 10 day of study, the infants who were given Chiropractic therapy improved to 2.7 hours of less crying and the infants on which drugs were administered showed one hour of less crying.

The above mentioned research study was published in December 1998 issue of Country Living's Healthy Living. The article also focused on a case study where a mom whose baby was suffering from Colic describes how her baby got cured with six sessions of 20 minutes with a Chiropractor. This was proved by another recent study conducted in South Africa, where a group of infants who received Chiropractic care recovered upto 93% within the two-week period and Colic was not repeated in any one of them.

These studies around the globe show that Chiropractic therapy is far more useful than using dimethicon drugs to treat Colic in new born babies. For more information on how Chiropractic care can help you in various medical conditions, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at 254.698.1600

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Chiropractic Therapy For Professional Golfers

by Administrator 6. April 2010 02:26

A recent edition of PRNewswire reported a case of regular use of chiropractic therapy by professional golfers. Some of the world’s best golfers have been provided chiropractic treatment by Dr. Tom La Fountain, a chiropractor who travels with the PGA Tour. According to him, chiropractic care is used to treat almost 85 percent of the PGA Tour and Senior Tour injuries. Moreover, majority of the golfers receive regular chiropractic therapy to stay in top condition.

The Salt Lake Tribune had also reported similar facts. A senior professional golfer, Doug Tewell suffered from spinal problems and could not enter the Senior PGA Tour. He had injured his back in Oklahoma while playing golf with his son. After the injury, he took bed rest for three days and needed a walker for support till two weeks. Eventually, Bob Tway, a fellow pro golfer recommended him to visit a chiropractor. The Tribune reports that Tewell experienced great improvements and described chiropractic therapy as “the most incredible thing, just a few little jerks.”

Men as well as women golfers can benefit from chiropractic therapy. The importance of chiropractic care is emphasized and lectured by Dr. David E. Stude, a chiropractor and associate professor at Northwestern Health Science University along with Lisa Masters, LPGA golf pro. Both of them travel across the country to spread awareness about the importance and use of this treatment.

According to Dr. Stude, there is independent movement of each vertebra in the spine when the whole body undertakes certain activity. In the absence of such movements or movement of two or more segments together instead of moving independently, vertebral mechanical dysfunction may occur. Chiropractic therapy helps in correcting such problems.

We at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, work towards your complete wellbeing. Contact us for chiropractic treatment and consultation for your medical condition.

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Chiropractic Massage - A Natural and Relaxing Treatment

by Administrator 22. November 2009 06:46

Chiropractic treatment is a healing process. Starting from life threatening cancer to simple cold, chiropractic treatments in form of massages and manipulations are extremely helpful in assisting treatment. Chiropractic massages not only improve general well being of a person but also enhances the effects of medicines by stimulating various parts and organs of body.

Most of people reporting back pain do rely on chiropractic massages. Back pain can occur due to muscle getting over stressed, with a hereditary problem, an injury or even due to feeble muscle tone. You can completely get rid of back pain by chiropractic realignment of spine or by improving blood flow using chiropractic massage techniques. An experienced chiropractic professional may help you to get rid of back pain completely. Depending on cause of back pain, it can be treated effectively with chiropractic massage.

Persistent headaches and even migraines can also be cured using therapeutic massage. Headaches are caused by several reasons including muscle and nerve problems in the neck. Standard massage and adjustment techniques can revitalize weak muscles which can be a cause of headache. If massage therapy is undertaken for a considerable period of time, the severity of headache can be greatly reduced.

One of the most common problems among old and middle aged individuals is that of arthritis. Arthritis weakens the joints and causes lot of pain while carrying out even simple activities like walking etc. Chiropractic massage is capable of effectively pacifying arthritis. A common recommendation by doctor would be to go in for surgery or a routine course of medication. Before deciding to undergo a surgery, it is advisable to consult a chiropractor. Regular massages are capable of repositioning the joints and thus can relieve the pain completely.

Improper posture can also lead to many problems. But we hardly assume that to be one of the reasons. Bad posture can cause physical pain, improper sleep, injury, disproportionate alignment of spine and sometimes even scoliosis. Chiropractic treatment can not only reduce pain but can also help you in improving your posture.

Chiropractic treatment
can also tackle several other problems including sports injuries, whiplash, sinusitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and pains related to pregnancy. When you have several natural remedies for all these problems, why resort to expensive drugs or painful surgeries.

A typical chiropractor’s recommendation may also include few physical exercises like stretching and strengthening methods which aim at improving muscle strength and avoid damages in the future.

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Chiropractors Are Doctors

by Administrator 10. August 2009 14:07

Chiropractic is an alternative medical system that treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. The approach towards treatment is different from standard medical practice in treating health problems. Even though Chiropractic is a drug free form of health care, the practitioners are considered as doctors. The training for Chiropractic is as rigorous as of a medical doctor and Osteopaths.

Qualifications
To practice Chiropractic care in the United States, a practitioner must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). Admission to a Chiropractic college requires a minimum of 90 semester hour credits (approximately 3 years) of undergraduate study, mostly in the sciences. Chiropractic training is a 4-year academic program that includes both classroom work and direct experience caring for patients. Coursework typically includes instruction in the biomedical sciences, as well as in public health and research methods. Some Chiropractors pursue a 2- to 3-year residency for training in specialized fields.


Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider. Doctors of Chiropractic use a type of hands-on therapy called spinal manipulation or adjustment. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement, probably as a result of tissue injury.


In order to determine appropriate Chiropractic treatment, the patient may have to go through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions. In case the Chiropractic treatment is not suitable to the patient, they are referred to appropriate health provider. Doctors of Chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction and nutritional counseling. Chiropractic adjustment is highly safe and efficient procedure. Doctors are saviors and Chiropractors saves you from chronic aches, pains or other health issues and definitely improve your body functioning.

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