Most Common Reasons Why People Visit Chiropractors

by Administrator 17. April 2018 20:29

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When To See A Chiropractor

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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 Treatment For Back Pain Relief

by Administrator 6. December 2009 19:37

Chiropractic is an alternative medical system. It takes a different approach from standard medicine in treating health problems.

The basic concepts of chiropractic are:

  1. Your body has a powerful self-healing ability.
  2. Your body structure (mainly spine) and its function are related
  3. The goal of chiropractic therapy is to normalize this relationship

Chiropractic treatment for back pain relief

Accidents, falls, stress and countless other factors can result in a displacements or derangements of spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots. These irritations are often what cause malfunctions in human body. Chiropractic teaches that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can cause your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably.Chiropractors use hands on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury. Chiropractic treatment for back pain is based on the concept that restricted movement in the spine may lead to pain and reduced function. A chiropractor first takes a medical history, performs a physical examination, and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your back pain.

The treatment chiropractor perform for back pain may include:

Spinal adjustment (manipulation) is one form of therapy chiropractors use to treat restricted spinal mobility.  During an adjustment, chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint- pushing it beyond its normal range of movement. The joint’s movement may be accompanied by a popping or cracking sound.
Physical therapy – Chiropractor may also incorporate physical therapy with the manipulation. Physical therapy involves advice on ergonomics, exercise, and proper body mechanics to prevent back pain. Chiropractors often give their patients stretching and strengthening exercises to do, as lengthening and strengthening various muscle groups may keep the spine in proper alignment.

Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments with several other treatments and approaches such as: Heat and ice, electrical stimulation, rest, massage, rehabilitation, counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors. Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness serves Harker Heights, Killeen and Fort Hood areas in Texas.

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Chiropractors- A Ray Of Hope For Attention Deficit Children

by Administrator 14. September 2009 10:33

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is very common among children. Ritalin is a very popular drug that is prescribed for treating ADHD. Recent analysis shows that the demand for this particular drug has increased fivefold in the last decade. What’s even more shocking is that out of the total world consumption, 90 percent of this drug is prescribed in US. Parents are getting more apprehensive about the traditional treating process followed for ADHD, so doctors are switching to non drug treatment.  This process concentrates on bringing about changes in postural muscles, nutrition, and lifestyle which are the key factors influencing activity of brain.

Dr. Scott Bautch, ex president of American Chiropractic Association Council has stated that, Difficulty in grasping certain subjects is a very common issue with some children. But in present scenario, schools are suggesting parents to get their children tested for ADHD whenever they come across such complaints. He also said that schools can approach for funding if the number of such children is on a rise.

Dr Scott says that the learning process for such students is entirely different and teachers would be facing tough time if they apply the same approach with such children as with others. He also says that before a child is sent for diagnosis, doctors should speak to the child and his parents and ask few questions related to his/her behavior. Some of the most frequently asked questions are about the child’s behavior (e.g. is she over active or calm), learning pattern, high frustration levels or behavioral problems at school or home. To understand the situation better, Dr Scott gives an illustration saying that if we attend a conference or a meeting where the speaker’s style of communication is different and difficult to follow, then we would get frustrated and try to behave differently either by chatting with others or sometimes may even quit the room.

The conventional cookie-cutter model is still followed for medically detecting ADHD. Dr. Robert Melillo a renowned Chiropractic neurologist says that this model works on a questionnaire which is now outdated. Typical ADHD patients show symptoms like tics, tremors, postural problems, high sensitivity to touch, sight or even sound. Medications can only keep ADHD under control but fails to cure it completely. Eighty percent of patients are detected with ADHD features during their adolescence and 65 percent of them are reported to continue with the same symptoms even during their adulthood.

Chiropractic doctors and neurologists prefer alternative non drug treatments that target the root cause of the problem and not just the superficial symptoms. Motor activity which is helpful for postural muscle development is crucial for brain functioning. Any hazardous influence on postural muscle will lead to musculoskeletal imbalance and effect proper functioning of brain. Musculoskeletal imbalance will affect brain activity and leads to one part of the brain developing faster than the other. This is what happens in ADHD patient.

Chiropractic neurologists are specialized in identifying that part of the brain which is not functioning properly. They also suggest medication to rectify the problem and help brain hemisphere to grow properly. Dr. Frederick Carrick president of ACA council for neurology states that a brain function exam is conducted on every patient along with a visual and audio reflexes test by flashing light in the eye. Patients are asked to hear to particular music and the working efficiency of each ear is tested.

After diagnosing the cause, patients are kept on a medication program that can be administered even at home. As part of the therapy patients are asked to smell certain items several times a day or wear a pair of specially designed glasses. Dr Mark S Smith a famous chiropractic neurologist says that timing therapies are suggested to children who have problems in planning and implementing their schedules. Such children are asked to clap to metronome and perform spinning and balancing exercises.

Since no authenticated information related to any studies on ADHD exists, chiropractic neurologists are gathering information related to children who are on treatment program. Tests are conducted on children before they are placed on a treatment program and there after information is gathered every three months. Improvement in academic performance lasts as long as children are on medication, but the treatment has an every lasting impact on the functioning of the brain.

Chiropractic neurologists have succeeded to a great extent by treating ADHD with brain stimulation. Along with this, they also suggest certain changes in food and living styles that can prevent imbalances leading to ADHD. Some tips to parents:

  • Avoid dyes, preservatives and additives in your menu.
  • Switch to natural, organic and vegetarian food.
  • In case of any allergy, identify the cause and eliminate it from your diet
  • Avoid using pesticides at home.
  • At the time of pregnancy, avoid alcohol and drugs containing nicotine.
  • Try to stay calm and composed during pregnancy as too much pressure would have a negative impact on the foetus.
  • Initial months in a child’s life are crucial in developing resistance, so stick to breastfeeding.
  • Proper and timely care is helpful

If anyone of you or your acquaintances are diagnosed with ADHD, immediately consult a doctor. An experienced chiropractic neurologist is capable of identifying and treating ADHD patients. They can also advise you with some changes in your diet if necessary to improve your health condition.