Chiropractic Care For Tennis Elbow by Killeen Chiropractor

by Administrator 28. February 2010 08:09

Tennis elbow is pain in the outside of the elbow, few centimeters below the bony area. It is also known as the lateral epicondylitis.

Causes of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is caused by the degenerative changes in the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. This muscle is the extensor of the wrist. Repetitive extension of the wrist against resistance causes strain and degenerative changes in this muscle. Any work that involves repetitive wrist extension like playing tennis, badminton, using screwdriver, painting or typing may cause tennis elbow.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

  • Pain in outside of the elbow
  • Elbow pain worsens and radiates to forearm while grasping the object
  • Pain on palpating little below the outer elbow
  • Weakness in the wrist movements

Diagnosis for Tennis Elbow

Diagnosis is generally done on the basis of clinical examination.

Chiropractic Care for Tennis Elbow

Chiropractic treatment provides great relief in Tennis Elbow condition

  • Immobilization and splint support for Tennis Elbow. This avoids strain on the tendon and promotes healing of the tendon. Removing the splint at least once a day and doing range of motion exercises is beneficial and is recommended.
  • Heat therapy (hot packs)
  • Ultrasound and laser therepy to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Gentle stretching exercises
  • Rest to the elbow and avoiding pain producing movements for 2 -3 weeks
  • After 2- 3 weeks, ‘Tennis elbow strap’ during the activities that stresses the forearm or wrist.

Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness provides complete chiropractic care solutions in Killeen, Harker heights and Fort Hood area in Central Texas.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Spinal Pain

by Administrator 7. September 2009 15:45

Spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain to the hips. The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system. Our spinal cord can get injured or misaligned due to various reasons like accident, falls, stress, tension, overexertion, sports injuries etc. The injury can result in displacements or derangements of the spinal cord. These injuries can be minor which can heal with little care, while others may require lifelong treatment and attention. Chiropractic treatment is widely used for relieving pain due to spinal injury.

Chiropractic is a branch of healing arts or a health care discipline which is based upon the health aspects of a normally functioning nervous system especially the spinal cord. "Chiropractic" term arises from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand."

The chiropractic treatment offers a lot of benefits to the patients. It not only helps in increasing blood circulation, removal of lactic acid, supply of oxygen and nutrients, flexibility, training effectiveness but also reduces soreness and pain, adhesions, recovery time, muscle spasms and chance of injury. It also helps the body to relax and repair the damage.

The benefits of chiropractic care is much more then the initial relief, it also involves treatment and advice for your whole body and not just a specific part. Chiropractic treatment helps in aligning the skeletal system of the body so that the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments etc. can function properly. As a part of chiropractic treatment, patients are advised to perform some basic exercises at home to enhance its effects. This can vary from some specific exercises to general practices such as icing of sore area, using heating pads or stretching. A chiropractor also examines your lifestyle, eating habits, physical workout routine and then suspects the reason for occurrence of such a problem. After careful analysis of various factors, chiropractitioner prescribe various methods that will reduce and dissolve the pain, overcome injury or misalignment if there is any, and thus help in healing of the body.

Chiropractic treatment also involves body massages for muscle relaxation and skeletal alignment. It can also include use of herbal remedies. Exercises, adjustments and manipulations are done to prevent re-injury after a patient has recovered.

Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness serves Harker Heights & Killeen (TX). With remarkable chiropractic relief programs, our chiropractic clinic provides spinal pain relief, Curve Restoration, Muscle Stimulation, Core Muscle Training, Posture Correction, Nutritional Counseling, Adjustments etc.

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