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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Benefits Of Nutritional Counseling

by Administrator 26. April 2017 14:55

Lifestyle and eating habits have a major impact on our health and this makes it all the more important to focus on our everyday diet. Nutrition counseling is a great step in this direction as it focuses on providing dietary advice to individuals. A registered dietician notes down the medical history, lifestyle and food preferences to provide personalized diet recommendations according to the health of individuals.

Nutritional counseling offers the following benefits:

  • Helps You Adopt A Healthier Lifestyle: Nutrition is an intrinsic part of a healthy lifestyle as improper diet can lead to a number of diseases. If an individual is consuming an unhealthy food, his immunity levels drop down and this eventually leads to major health problems. Nutritional counseling helps in covering up the lack of nutrients and promotes adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Can Control Multiple Lifestyle Disorders: Improper diet can lead to the onset of various diseases such as Diabetes, high cholesterol, metabolic disorders etc. However, nutritional therapy can assist in providing the requisite nutrients to the body and control multiple lifestyle disorders. It also helps individuals who are just recovering from an injury.
  • Promotes Fitness: Nutrition counselors are adept at recommending specific fitness programs and nutritional supplements to individuals based on their unique health requirements. A person gets specialized information that is required for a fit and active lifestyle. Instead of surfing through various sources, you can save your precious time by simply visiting a nutritionist and getting the important advice for your health.
  • Gives Advice Related To Food: Most of the individuals associate healthy food with bland or boring food. But this is not the case. A nutritional counselor works towards providing accurate information about wholesome nutrition required by the body. You can eat delicious food such as chicken breasts, eggs, whole grains, fruits and raw vegetables and work towards a fitter body. The counselor also suggests to stay away from fad diets and instead, consume a balanced meal.
  • Goes To The Root Cause: Nutritional counseling is not just surface level information as it delves deep and tries to understand the root cause of symptoms. This helps in permanent eradication of health problems in individuals. When you get in touch with a dietician, you will get accurate information about your health problems, their causes as well as diet solutions. You will also have increased energy levels and improved memory.

Visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness to get a nutritional recoomendations and supplements. For more information, 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 Writer's Cramps

by Administrator 17. April 2017 14:52

The human hand comprises of numerous bones, muscles and ligaments. All these components need to work in tandem for the hand to bend, move and function properly. However, repetitive activities can affect the hands and alter the original alignment of bones and other related structures.

Overuse of hands for repetitive activities such as writing can lead to a condition known as Writer’s Cramp. Long hours of writing time can significantly contribute towards the condition. Playing a musical instrument for long durations can also cause the hand to cramp. In certain instances, a history of injury might also be associated behind the occurrence of this condition.


  • Excessive fine motor activity
  • Inappropriate writing technique
  • Repetitive motion of a hand
  • Writing continuously for long hours without a break
  • Poor writing posture
  • Playing a musical instrument for long periods


  • Difficulty in writing
  • Pain in hands and fingers while writing
  • Inability to grip the pen properly
  • Illegible handwriting
  • Cramping in hands after prolonged periods of writing
  • Cramps can also be felt in fingers, wrists, and forearms
  • Difficulty in hand co-ordination
  • Trembling sensation in an outstretched hand


  • The chiropractor will first note down the medical history of the patient along with the visible symptoms and their severity.
  • The movement of hands and arms may be observed to check for posture, reflexes and discomfort while writing.
  • Tests such as Electromyelography (EMG) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be conducted to look at contractions of muscles and structural abnormalities.
  • Nerve conduction studies might also be recommended.


  • Limiting the activities associated with Writer’s Cramp is the first step towards healing.
  • Physiotherapy and relaxation exercises may be recommended by the chiropractor to reduse discomfort caused by the condition
  • Any misalignments in the body may be corrected by the chiropractic doctor to achieve movement and flexibility
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is an effective technique that involves using electrical stimulation to reduce the muscle spasms and the pain associated with it.
  • Relaxation techniques and meditation may also be advised.
  • Exercises that assist in strengthening the muscles and tissues of the hand can be performed by the patient on a regular basis.
  • Chiropractic techniques may also include switching hands.
  • Strengthening the joints may help to achive normal range of motion of the hand.
  • The chiropractor will treat the underlying causes to prevent the condition from recurring.

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Spinal Manipulation For Low Back Pain

by Administrator 21. March 2017 20:18

Lower back pain is an extremely common problem but the causes, symptoms and severity of pain can greatly vary across different individuals. The causes of lower back pain can range from irritated nerves to strained muscles, damaged bones and joints or degenerating discs. Lower back pain can also result from muscle spasms.

While there is no permanent treatment for low back pain, the symptoms can be significantly improved with chiropractic care. This mode of treatment is useful in providing permanent relief from low back pain without any side-effects.


  • Extreme pain in the lower back that initiates after any physical activity
  • Difficulty in lifting heavy objects
  • Constant dull pain in the back that does not seem to go away
  • Muscle spasms that can be mild or severe
  • Difficulty in moving or walking
  • Pain that radiates to the groin, buttock or upper thigh
  • Local soreness upon touching the site of pain


  • Degeneration of discs or Lumbar Degenerative Disc disease
  • Tear in the disc
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Narrowing of the spine space around the spinal cord, also known as spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Abnormal curvature of the spine
  • Diabetes
  • Pinched nerve

Spinal Manipulation For Low Back Pain:

  • The main aim of the treatment is to relieve pain and resolve joint inflammation that can eventually help the patient return back to normal functioning
  • Firstly, a thorough examination of the lower back is done to decide the best course of treatment for a specific patient
  • It is a safe treatment option as no medicines are used and the patient does not experience any side-effects
  • The specialist chiropractic doctor performs spinal manipulation using his hands or a device
  • Controlled force is applied to the joint of the spine and the amount of force applied depends on the form of manipulation used
  • A low-amplitude and high-velocity (HVLA) thrust is applied over restricted joints one by one so as to restore the normal range of motion. This is known as the diversified technique.
  • The patient is asked to position his body in various ways so as to get the best results while adjusting the spine
  • Another technique known as Gonstead adjustment is also used by the chiropractor while performing spinal manipulation for lower back pain
  • Specially designed tables and chairs are utilized to position the patient and perform spinal manipulation
  • Thompson Terminal Point or Drop technique is another method of spinal manipulation
  • In this technique, specialized treatment tables are used where certain sections drop for a short distance during an HVLA thrust

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The Importance Of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 24. February 2017 23:12

A woman’s body undergoes various physical changes during pregnancy. In order to cope up with the severities that come along with pregnancy, it is important to stay healthy. Prenatal chiropractic care can help to maintain a balance in the body and ensure that the abdominal muscles are strong enough to bear the rigors of a childbirth.

Chiropractic care can help the would be mother in the following ways-

  • Preventing subluxations - The developing baby inside the womb may put pressure on the pelvic bones and due to the relaxation of the muscles and ligaments even the spine may get misaligned, leading to subluxation. This condition may make the mother uncomfortable and affect her nervous system by building pressure on the nerves, which may lead to muscle weakness, pain, sensory issues and improper functioning of other organs.

In order to improve the neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis and eliminate subluxation issues, chiropractors use the Webster technique on their patients. In this the chiropractor aligns the two complex bones, pelvis and sacrum present at the bottom of the spine whose misalignment may cause severe low back pain and problem in the atlas bone, making it difficult for the patient to stand and walk.

  • Proper position of the fetus- The Webster technique helps the patients to prevent the breech position (the head isn’t upside down) of the baby. Uterosacral and pubocervical ligaments hold the uterus and act as shock absorbers in the abdomen. With the progress in pregnancy these ligaments become stretched, tight and thin causing sharp pain with any sudden movements such as sneezing, coughing etc. These constricted ligaments may restrict the normal movement of baby, causing it to remain in that position. The chiropractor applies pressure on these ligaments to help the patient obtain a vertex (head is upside down) position of their baby.

Chiropractic treatment also ensures that the s minimum labor pain while giving birth.

  • Prevention of Dystocia - It is a condition in which cervix and uterus muscles do not contract properly while giving birth and is the most common cause of intervention surgery. Uterus’ and cervix’s improper functioning may result from reduced neurological impulses which affect the optimal working of their muscles. Adequate spinal and cranial muscles adjustments given by chiropractors may help the patients to restore the functioning of these organs.
  • Reduce the poor posture problems – The protruding belly during pregnancy lays stress on your back and increases the curve which causes pain and posture related issues. Effective chiropractic techniques can help to eliminate this stress and prevent the long term problems.
  • Control pregnancy symptoms – Regular chiropractic care is effective in handling the regular symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea and morning sickness.

In order to avoid complications in pregnancy the chiropractors suggest their patients to follow certain preventive measures –

  • Swimming, walking or stationary cycling are the recommended exercises. They help to prevent stiffness and enhance the blood flow in the body. In case, a patient experiences nausea or dizziness, the exercise must be stopped.
  • Wearing flat shoes may be suggested to maintain a healthy spine.
  • The patients may be asked to bend using their knees instead of back, to avoid pressure on the abdomen.
  • To take pressure off the lower back, sleeping on the side with pillows kept between the knees may be recommended. For this, full length pillows and pregnancy wedges may be used.
  • The patients may be advised to take small meals after short intervals to alleviate nausea and maintain sugar balance of the body.
  • Chiropractors suggest their patients to consume diet rich in vitamins, minerals and iron for the perfect growth of developing fetus.
  • Chiropractic treatment is usually a safe and an effective practice during pregnancy. A regular chiropractic checkup and treatment can help to manage pain in patient’s back, hip or other joints. It can also help to restore the pelvic balance and reduce the delivery time. 

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer complete chiropractic care for would-be mothers to make sure that they have a happy pregnancy period. For more information about how chiropractic care can be helpful, feel free to call us at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Chiropractic Care For Knee Pain

by Administrator 16. January 2017 22:30

Knee pain is a common problem that affects almost every age group. The knee is a complex structure comprising of three major bones - femur, tibia and patella. Various tendons and ligaments are responsible for maintaining the stability of the joint. A tear or stretch in them can lead to knee pain. The condition can either be acute or chronic and may cause difficulty in performing day to day activities.


  • Direct blow to the knee
  • Age related degeneration of the ligaments and tendons that surround the knee joint
  • Knee conditions such as ACL Tear, Osteoarthritis, Runner’s Knee, Torn Meniscus etc.
  • Physical activities, like running, cycling and jumping, can cause inflammation of the tendons
  • Over striding
  • Sudden change of direction with the foot planted on the ground
  • Excessive weight
  • Weak muscles and bones
  • Incorrect landing from a jump
  • Twisting of the upper leg or knee
  • Improper stretching of muscles before exercise
  • Bursitis - Inflammation of bursae (sac filled with synovial fluid)due to activities that require frequent kneeling, e.g. gardening


  • Constant or intermittent pain in the knee
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Visible deformity, redness and discoloration around the site of pain
  • Pain may increase while walking and standing
  • Difficulty in straightening or bending the leg
  • Feeling of warmth and stiffness in the knee joint
  • Churning sound from the knee while moving the leg
  • Muscle spasms

Chiropractic Care For Knee Pain

Chiropractic treatment is very effective in providing relief from acute as well as chronic knee pain. It aims at correcting any kind of misalignment or dislocation present in the joint. The chiropractic techniques usually involve a set of exercises and manual therapies to restore the normal motion, flexibility as well as stability of the knee.

Depending upon the cause and severity of knee pain, the chiropractor may recommend any of the following treatment methods:

Chiropractic Adjustments
The chiropractic adjustments involve gently manipulating the joint’s structures to eliminate pain and restore the normal range of motion of the knee. The therapy also corrects the position of dislocated bones, if any. When combined with certain corrective exercises, patients can witness a significant improvement in knee pain and muscle strength.

Ultrasound Therapy
Ultrasound therapy involves the use of ultrasonic waves to transmit heat into the affected tissues  to relieve pain. This therapy helps to reduce inflammation, stiffness, swelling, pain and increase blood circulation in the knee. Along with ultrasound therapy and joint manipulation, the chiropractor may also suggest certain stretching exercises to promote a faster recovery.

Rehabilitation Program
Chiropractors help their patients to get rid of knee pain by recommending certain exercises that involve gentle and passive movements of the joint. Patients may be advised to perform the exercises on a regular basis to heal any biomechanical misalignment present in the knee joint and improve its strength.

Interferential Therapy
It works on the principle of using a low voltage current that sweeps down into the damaged tissue. The chiropractor may recommend the use of interferential therapy because it proves very effective in pain management, swelling reduction and muscle strengthening.

Extremity Adjustments
Sometimes people who have previously suffered from a knee injury may experience constant pain for many years due to permanent damage, misalignment or dislocation of bones. In such situations, extremity adjustments may help to provide relief from the symptoms. The treatment involves realigning the medial meniscus or fibular head, to restore the normal anatomical structure of the knee joint.

Prevention Tips

  • Maintain an optimal body weight to avoid putting pressure on the knee
  • Maintain proper leg alignment by wearing shoes with a  good fit and arch support
  • Do regular exercise to improve joint strength and flexibility
  • Avoid carrying heavy weights
  • Do not begin any sports activity without proper stretching

It should be noted that the pain may take some time to subside depending upon the severity of the condition.

For comprehensive treatment of knee pain and other medical problems, visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. The chiropractors at the clinic use the latest treatment techniques to help patients find relief from pain and improve overall joint strength. Patients in Killeen, TX can call at (254) 698 – 1600 to schedule an appointment with the chiropractors.

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Tips To Avoid Back Pain In Winters

by Administrator 27. December 2016 01:30

As the temperature begins to fall, the risk of back pain increases for many people. Slipping on the icy surfaces and tension in the nerve endings are two common causes of backache. It can be chronic and greatly limit a person’s movement. There are several tips that should be be implemented to avoid back pain during winter season. Some of them are discussed below:

Maintain The Right Posture When Lifting

In case you live in an area that experiences snowfall, you may need to do a lot of shoveling and heavy lifting to clear your driveway as well as sidewalk. Twisting, bending and turning when removing the ice may lead to muscle spasms. Thus, it is important to maintain the correct posture when indulging in physical activities. Make sure you use your legs while lifting instead of pressurizing the back. Keep the spine properly aligned and do not bend forward.

Warm Up To Keep Your Muscles Limber

Muscles tend to become tight during winters and any injury sustained due to falling or slipping on ice can hurt more due to stiffness. A 5 to 10 minutes of warm up before any sort of physical activity can help to loosen up the tight muscles. Strengthening exercises can be really helpful in reducing sprains. If you are going to shovel or lift up the ice, practice small sets of squats and sit ups to prepare the muscles in the legs as well as lower abdomen.

Exercising regularly can help to keep the muscles limber and reduce sprains. You must avoid sitting continuously for prolonged periods by taking short breaks in between. It reduces the pressure on the spine.

Wear Snug And Warm Clothing

If you are prone to back pain during winters or have sustained a spine injury in the past, it is necessary to wear layers of clothes to keep yourself warm. Make sure the clothes block the cold air but do not cause hindrance in your movement.

Wear The Right Shoes

Falling on ice can greatly hurt your back and may even fracture the hip or wrist. It is thus important to prevent slips and falls when heading out. Make sure you wear slip-resistant, rubber soled and proper fitting shoes when walking on icy floors. Avoid stepping on areas that need shoveling.

Have A Nutritious Diet For Overall Wellbeing

Having a balanced diet that includes fish, chicken and fresh vegetables like spinach, sweet potatoes as well as carrots can help to reduce back pain.  Calcium rich foods and nuts should be consumed to strengthen bones.

Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain

Chiropractics is highly effective in reducing back pain.  A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments or manipulation to treat chronic pain. Apart from adjustment techniques, heat and cold therapy may be also performed to improve blood circulation in the painful area. The chiropractor may recommend certain dietary supplements after the treatment. A combination of these methods may be performed to provide quick relief to the patients.

Winter is a time when many people head to the doctor with complaints of pain in several parts of the body like shoulders, neck and most commonly the back. Take a hot shower or place a heat pack on the back to relax the sprained muscles. To prevent and protect yourself from hurting the back, the above mentioned tips should be followed.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer effective treatment for back pain. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors, you can 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 Low Back Pain

by Administrator 17. November 2016 21:35

Low back pain is a commonly reported ailment that may affect any person irrespective of age or gender. The lumbar spine is a complex network of bones (vertebrae), muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and blood vessels. They work together in tandem to help the body parts move as well as perform the important task of relaying messages from one part of the body to the other. Damage to any part of these complex spine structures can result in lower back pain.


  • Poor posture is one of the major causes of low back pain. Sitting or slouching for long hours can stress the lower back muscles and bones
  • Weakening of the bones and ligaments with age
  • Lifting heavy weights places additional pressure on the back which may result in pain.
  • Sudden movements such as bending or straightening
  • Psychological stress
  • Muscle sprain or overstretching of the ligaments
  • Pinching or compression of the nerve endings as they emerge between the intervertebral spaces
  • Degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae
  • Direct injury or fall resulting in dislocation or compression fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine
  • Overuse injuries suffered by sports persons or those indulged in excessive workout regimes


  • Inability to bend, move and lie down on the back
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dull ache or sharp shooting pain can be experienced in the lower back, buttocks, groin and thighs
  • The lower back may feel tender or sore when touched
  • A burning, pricking or tingling sensation in the lower spine
  • Pain after a period of rest, while waking up in the morning and it tends to subside with movement
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Pain may increase while walking, running, climbing the stairs, standing and sitting
  • Weakness and numbness


  • X-ray imaging may be conducted to assess changes in the bone structure
  • MRI and CT scan may be required to get a clear picture of the soft tissues as well as nerve roots within the spine. These tests also help to detect damage to any of these structures
  • Detailed clinical examination of the back, hips, legs, knee joint as well as the past medical records of the patient and their lifestyle
  • In some cases, a myelogram (dye induced CT scan) may be required for a better view of the spinal column

How chiropractic care can relieve low back pain?

This is a safe and non-invasive form of treatment that can be very beneficial for patients suffering from low back pain. Chiropractic treatment is based on the process of manual stimulation and manipulation of the affected part of the spinal cord. It helps to provide relief from the symptoms, improve the functioning and also prevent chronicity of the disease. Chiropractic care involves a combination of specific exercises and adjustments made to the spine as well as some ergonomic modifications suggested by the chiropractor to improve the functionality of the back.

Chiropractic treatment for low back pain may involve:

  • The chiropractor may conduct a physical test to assess the strength and flexibility of the muscles. He may looks for misalignments in the bones or soft tissue structures of the spine and lower extremities. Certain some neurological tests may be required to check nerve functioning.
  • In order to treat subluxations, the misaligned parts of the spine may be subjected to a sudden arm thrust. This results in an audible pop sound which indicates the release of built up gases in the joint spaces, thus providing immediate relief to the patient.
  • In some cases this adjustment can be done using electric stimulators instead of arm thrust after applying ice packs or massaging the affected area to relax the patient
  • Hot or cold therapy may also be used as alternate methods of chiropractic treatment to reduce pain and swelling. 
  • Specific set of exercises, as recommended by the chiropractor, can be incorporated in the patient’s routine for better results
  • Traction- a set of rollers can be moved over the patient’s back to stretch and soothe the sore muscles. Traction devices may also help in decompressing the vertebral joints and reducing pressure exerted on them.
  • STIM- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a process of placing electrodes at the specific points on the back to block pain signals in the nerve endings and promote the release of endorphins

The chiropractor may advise the patient regarding lifestyle and occupational modification, dietary habits as well as strategies to cope with stress.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide effective chiropractic treatment for lower back pain. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Chiropractic Treatment For Whiplash

by Administrator 20. September 2016 15:34

Whiplash can be defined as a common injury that occurs due to a sudden and rapid movement of the neck to the front, back or sideways. It involves overstretching of the muscles and ligaments that support the neck. The condition is most commonly seen in people who are involved in a rear-end auto accident, physical abuse, sports accident or other trauma. Though Whiplash is not a serious injury in most cases, it may lead to chronic pain and discomfort if not treated properly.


  • Hyperextension of the neck in motor vehicle accidents
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Physical assault, such as being punched
  • Direct blow to the head with a heavy object
  • Repetitive stress to the neck
  • Horse riding
  • Falls
  • Football tackles and other sports related injuries
  • Violent backward jerking of the head


  • Moderate to severe pain in the neck
  • Pain in the head and base of the skull
  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Muscle tension
  • Tenderness in the neck, shoulders or arms
  • Numbness and tingling sensation
  • Pain may increase while trying to move the head
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Constant fatigue
  • Ringing sounds in the ear
  • Concentration and memory problems
  • Jaw pain
  • Dizziness

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help?

Chiropractic treatment for Whiplash involves gentle manipulations and exercises to restore the functionality of the cervical spine. Depending upon the severity, exact location and cause of the patient’s injury, the chiropractor may use the following manipulation techniques:

  • Flexion-Distraction Technique: This involves using a slow pumping action to treat a vertebral disc that may have herniated or bulged due to the Whiplash injury. This may help to reinstate neck mobility and promote a faster healing.
  • McKenzie Exercises: These exercise programs are specifically designed to reduce the disc problems that are usually associated with the injury. Performing stabilization exercises may also be recommended to help the patient avoid faulty neck movements and increase muscle strength so that they are better able to maintain stability of the cervical spine. 
  • Manual Stimulation: The chiropractor may stimulate the neck or apply pressure to the specific muscle groups in order to relieve tension. In case of excessive muscle tension, electrical stimulation or ultrasound therapy may also be used to reduce inflammation.

In addition, the chiropractor may also suggest certain lifestyle changes and therapeutic exercises to restore the normal range of motion of the neck.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer complete treatment for Whiplash and various other neck injuries. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors serving Killeen, TX, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Headaches: Chiropractic Treatment In Killeen

by Administrator 13. September 2016 20:02

A headache can either be an infrequent problem or can be more severe, persistent and chronic. It is not a life threatening problem but can be a major cause of discomfort for the individual. Over-the-counter medications are the most commonly adopted measure for headaches but these may have various side effects. Chiropractic is a drug-free and non-invasive treatment option being practiced across the world to provide relief from headaches.


  • Stress or tension
  • Improper dietary habits such as skipping meals or not getting adequate nutrition
  • Lack of sleep
  • Mood swings
  • Change in weather may trigger headaches in some people
  • The trigeminal nerve is believed to cause cluster headache which can be chronic. It is characterized by pain on one side of the head and the face
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Spinal subluxation
  • Constipation
  • Poor eyesight

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Help?

All the nerves that govern the functioning of the head and the neck are linked to the spinal cord. Subluxation may disrupt the alignment of the vertebrae and consequently affect the blood supply to the head. A chiropractor aims at correcting this subluxation and helping the patient lead a pain-free life. The treatment may involve the following options:

  • The chiropractor may analyze the medical history of the patient and factors that aggravate the pain.
  • He may also assess the posture, spinal alignment and the range of motion.
  • He may conduct X-rays or nerve conduction tests to examine the root cause of the condition as well as devise a treatment plan accordingly.
  • Depending upon the severity of the condition, a patient may either experience relief in a single chiropractic session or may even require multiple sessions.
  • Chiropractic care helps to improve gait, posture, spinal strength, respiration, blood supply and coordination of body functions. This helps to treat the underlying cause of headaches.
  • The chiropractor may also recommend certain exercises or lifestyle modifications to the patient that can help to prevent recurrence of headache.
  • He may provide nutritional advice if headache is caused due to an improper diet
  • He may physically manipulate the spine to relieve stress and alleviate any misalignments. It may also provide relief from muscle tightness and stress.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer treatment for headaches and other medical conditions. Patients in Killeen, TX can schedule an appointment by calling us at (254) 698 – 1600.

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