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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HIV/AIDS Patients & Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 6. March 2010 13:08

One of the latest developments in the field of medicine made by science is the acknowledgment of the relationship existing between the nervous and the immune systems. AIDS i.e. acquired immune deficiency syndrome, as the name suggests, is a disease accompanied by drastic losses in the immunity of the patient’s body. Whereas chiropractic care refers to the generic treatments and care procedures related to the neuromuscular system and the spine. It is now a scientifically established fact that nervous system depends upon the immune system and similarly, the immune system also greatly depends on the nervous system and its functioning. This fact closely relates the betterment of the health of AIDS patients with chiropractic care.

Chiropractic treatment mainly includes a kind of manual therapy, consisting of manipulation and relaxation of the spine and other muscles and joints. It also includes mild exercising and healthy lifestyle as a form of after treatment care. These healthy living practices which make a part of the chiropractic care are now becoming an integral part of the treatment of AIDS. Chiropractic benefits the sufferers of AIDS in the following three ways:

  • Boosts immunity: The main cause and symptom of the disease of AIDS is the drastic decline in the bodily immunity of the individual. Such people become much more prone to and at higher risks of death even from minor problems like influenza as compared to any other normal individual. Even a minor disruption in the body health can prove fatal for a patient of AIDS. The chiropractic care practices and the healthy lifestyle preached by the chiropractor leads to a boost in the immunity of the patient and make them less vulnerable to infections and minor diseases. It helps in making the immune system stronger and healthier and makes the patient feel better and stronger.
  • Secondary symptoms: The deadly disease of AIDS, beside the loss of immunity is also accompanied by many minor secondary health problems or symptoms, for example, numbness, tingling or burning sensation in one or more body parts and most of all, tiredness and lethargy. The manual treatments under chiropractic care relieve the patient of the above mentioned symptoms. It helps in easing the numbness of limbs and the tingling or the burning sensation in palms and feet through various chiropractic practices. Also, chiropractic care and improved lifestyle rejuvenates the AIDS patient, thus ridding him of the general sense of tiredness or lethargy.
  • Stress reduction: Beside and above the medical symptoms and the problems which come with this disease, the stress is what takes a heavy toll on the peace of mind of the patient. The regular stress of pain and knowledge of the fact that the disease is incurable causes intensive pressure and stress on the mind of the patient. Beyond boosting immunity and treating the patient of the secondary symptoms, the practices included under chiropractic care lead to a remarkable reduction in the stress levels of the patient and relax him extensively, thus leading to a comparatively cheerful and comfortable disease lifespan.

We at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness provide complete chiropractic care Solutions for people in Killeen, Fort Hood and Harker Heights.

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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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