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Killeen Acupuncture For Asthma

by Administrator 6. April 2015 14:49

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes narrowing and inflammation of the airways. The condition leads to excess production of mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe and results in bouts of coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. Asthma attacks occur when an irritant triggers the already inflamed airways. The severity of the symptoms may vary from person to person. Some people may have minor issues whereas others may experience persistent problems, particularly during night or early in the morning. The condition can affect people of all ages but is most commonly diagnosed during childhood.

Causes

Although the exact cause of Asthma is not known, it may probably occur due to certain genetic factors. Other common triggers of the condition include:

  • Airborne particle such as pet dander, dust mites, mold and pollen
  • Physical activity
  • Long term respiratory infections
  • Certain medications
  • Air pollutants such as cigarette smoke
  • Viral infections
  • Cold air
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the chest
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing or whistling sound while breathing out
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Wheezing attacks are worsened by viral infections, such as common cold

Acupuncture To Treat Asthma

Acupuncture is a widely used as an effective option for the treatment of mild to moderate spells of Asthma. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that Asthma is caused due to an imbalance of the protective energy (qi) and the body’s organ systems including lungs, kidneys and spleen. Acupuncture is aimed at restoring a balance between the two. Treatment for Asthma includes inserting needles near the lungs, kidney, stomach or bladder. These acupoints are selected depending upon the individual’s specific set of symptoms and the type of Asthma.

Asthma mainly involves inflammation of the nasal airways accompanied by a constriction of the bronchial tubes. This is due to the action of a smooth muscle that forms a lining on the airways’ walls. When an acupuncturist stimulates certain specific points on the body, it produces anti-inflammatory agents that naturally reduce the symptoms. It also attempts to decrease the smooth muscle constriction and, therefore, expanding the airway.

For more details on how acupuncture can help to treat Asthma, feel free to contact Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at the clinic, you can call us 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 Enuresis

by Administrator 4. September 2014 16:34

Enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting, can be a potentially humiliating problem both for the children and the parents. Although many children are unable to control urination, it becomes a matter of concern when they have not learnt bladder control even after the age of five. The problem can be witnessed either during day or at the time of night.

Types

Enuresis can be broadly divided as:

  • Nocturnal enuresis: It is the most common type and includes an uncontrolled bladder during night time.
  • Diurnal enuresis: It includes an uncontrolled bladder during day time.
  • Mixed enuresis: It involves a blend of both the above types.

Also, enuresis can be classified into two more categories:

  • Primary enuresis: refers to the children who have never attained bladder control since birth.
  • Secondary enuresis: refers to those who, after having attained bladder control, have reverted to bedwetting due to some stressful or traumatic experience.

Causes

Unfortunately, there has not been any specifically defined cause of enuresis till date. However, it is implicit that abnormal alignment of spine that causes irritation to the nervous system can be a factor behind enuresis. Another cause of Enuresis can be the ‘phrenic reflex.’ During sleep the breathing process is held up until the CO2 levels in the body rise up to a certain level that can trigger a quick shake which is called as ‘phrenic reflex’. If this reflex is not working properly, high CO2 levels will cause the body muscles to relax and as the bladder muscles are relaxed, urine is released.

How Chiropractors can help?

Chiropractic treatment has been found to be very effective in helping children with Enuresis. It intends to get rid of the interference in the nerve that is hindering the communication between the bladder and the brain. 
During your initial visit, your chiropractor would conduct a thorough examination of the child and infer if the problem is being caused due to subluxations in the nerve or your child is just slow in the development of phrenic reflex. Chiropractic treatment can help your child return to normal body functioning and reduce or even eliminate the problem of enuresis.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, provide complete treatment for enuresis. We strive to find out and treat the underlying the cause of the problem. You can call us at (254) 698-1600 for consultation.

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Chiropractic Care For Tinnitus

by Administrator 19. August 2014 14:34

Tinnitus is a common medical condition that causes a person to experience ringing sound in the ears or head when there is no such noise present in the physical environment. Almost one out of five people have reported this problem at some point of time in their lives. It is important to understand that Tinnitus is not a disease in itself rather it is a symptom of some other underlying problem.

Causes

Some of the major causes of Tinnitus are:

  • Exposure to loud noise: Staying in frequent contact with loud noises, such as music players and iPods or noises from heavy equipment like firearms and chain saw can lead to hearing loss and ultimately Tinnitus.
  • Age Related Hearing Loss: After the age of 60 the hearing capacity tends to weaken and can also cause Tinnitus.
  • Blockage of Earwax: Accumulation of too much ear wax in the ear causes irritation in the eardrum and result in Tinnitus.
  • Changes in Ear Bone: Hardening of the middle ear bones can also cause Tinnitus and this condition is usually hereditary.

Apart from these, Tinnitus can also be caused by other disorders like Acoustic Neuroma, TMJ disorders, Meniere’s disease, neck and head tumors, high blood pressure and Atherosclerosis.

Symptoms

Tinnitus symptoms may include the sounds of intolerable sounds like ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing and clicking in your ears. Tinnitus can be extreme and the sound may be present all day in the ear or it may come and go.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Taking the help of a chiropractor can really be of great help in curing Tinnitus. Chiropractic treatments are aimed at healing spinal disturbances which can cause problems in blood flow and damage the nerves thus causing Tinnitus. Chiropractic treatment heals the blood flow and can relieve you from the constant buzzing sound in the ears.

Research has proved that a properly balanced head can considerably reduce or stop the ringing sound in the ears. Some patients may feel relief after several adjustment sessions, however there are many who reported that the buzzing sound was manageable just after a single chiropractic session.

If you are also experiencing any of the symptoms of Tinnitus you should contact Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness. To schedule an appointment, please call at (254) 698-1600. You can also visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Techniques For Treating Kyphosis

by Administrator 12. August 2014 13:39

Kyphosis is a medical term used for a hunched or round back. Chiropractors use a non-surgical approach for the treatment of Kyphosis and can help treat stiffness, pain and many other symptoms related with the condition. Generally, the first step in the treatment is to outline the causes of the abnormal appearance of middle back of which the most common cause is poor posture. However, it can also be a result of some disease, such as Scheuermann’s syndrome, and trauma.

Diagnosing Kyphosis

With a view to diagnose Kyphosis the chiropractor conducts physical examination and enquires about the patient’s medical history. The chiropractic doctor may also ask to get certain tests done, such as an X-ray to get detailed information. The doctor may also use certain techniques like static and motion palpitation to understand tightness, tenderness and movement of spinal joints.

How can Chiropractic Care help?

Chiropractic care for Kyphosis can help reduce inflammation, maintain spine health, decrease muscle tremors, enhance spine motion by increasing muscular strength, hold back the process of deterioration in the back, lessen prolonged pain and heal the inter-vertebral discs.

Chiropractic techniques for Kyphosis

The chiropractor may use spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation for treating Kyphosis. There are multiple variations of this technique.

  • Spinal specific manipulation- This helps the doctor to identify the joints that are showing abnormal movement and by using a gentle technique the chiropractor can promptly stretch soft tissues and arouse the nervous system to make the spine return to its normal motion.
  • Instrument Assisted Manipulation- The chiropractor uses a portable instrument to lay force without prodding into the spine.
  • Flexion Distraction Technique- It is a gentle technique for spinal manipulation for the people who have developed Kyphosis due to a progressive disc problem or motion constraint in the middle back.

The chiropractor may also sometimes use manual therapies to treat this condition. Some of them are:

  • Trigger Point Massage- In this, the chiropractor puts direct but light pressure on the painful points to release tension.
  • Joint resistance Manual technique- It can also help to reduce the symptoms of Kyphosis. Muscle energy therapy is an example of such technique.
  • Instrument Assisted soft tissue therapy - This can help to heal any damaged tissues. Graston technique may be used in which repeated strokes are made with an instrument on the muscle injury.

Visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness to get complete treatment for Kyphosis. To schedule an appointment, you can us call at (254) 698-1600.

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Killeen Chiropractic Care For Volleyball Injuries

by Administrator 5. August 2014 13:34

Volleyball is a physically intensive sport that involves a lot of activity and physical contact. Athletes who play volleyball are required to be fit, active and flexible. Injuries are common to volleyball players and during the course of a career in volleyball an athlete might have to face different kinds of injuries resulting from on-field action or the rigorous practice schedule. While minor injuries might cost players weeks or months of field time, severe injuries can sometimes be career threatening. Prompt and effective chiropractic treatment for volleyball injuries enables players to regain their good health and fitness to rejoin their field duties in a short duration of time.

Common Injuries

Volleyball typically requires physical activities like running, jumping, vigorous use of the hands and the prospect of physical contact from tackles and charges. There are a few different kinds of injuries that volleyball players typically get affected by which include:

  • Strains and Sprains – The most common injuries suffered by volleyball players are strains and sprains. These are caused due to hyperextension of the limbs or a low level trauma. The extra tension on ligaments and tendons causes strains and sprains, which can cause recurring pain, loss of mobility, soreness and inflammation.
  • Fractures – Fractures happen due to impact damage or trauma caused either due to hard tackles, collisions or as a result of falls from a height. However, players might also suffer cases of collarbone fracture, pelvic fracture or trauma to the spinal column.
  • Dislocations – Dislocations are common in volleyball players, affecting mostly the shoulder joint or fingers. Overuse of the limbs and the requirement to use them for extended periods of time contribute to the risk factor when it comes to dislocations.

Chiropractic Treatment

With different kinds of volleyball injuries, it has been found that chiropractic treatment can be of great help, bringing fast and steady recovery while assisting players to regain their fitness and active life. Chiropractors carry out a detailed and comprehensive physical examination to pinpoint the problems and the affected areas. Treatment commences in the form of chiropractic manipulation, which uses short thrusts and targeted movements to restore balance and alignment to the joints and the spinal column. With restored alignment the circulation improves and natural healing occurs. This allows the players to make a full recovery from their injuries in very little time and helps them get back to their on-field duties free of pain and discomfort.

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Chiropractic Care For Runners Knee

by Administrator 14. July 2014 13:16

Runners routinely put their legs to extensive use and are therefore susceptible to a number of different kinds of injuries. The knee joint is usually gets affected the most, due to the fact that it takes the brunt of the weight and needs to provide the most active support while running. One condition of the knee that runners frequently experience is the condition called runners knee. It is a condition where the kneecap or the patella becomes misaligned and moves towards the outer side of the knee, and eventually starts to rub against the lower femur bone. This can be an extremely painful condition which is also characterized by inflammation in the area. While the symptoms might not cause much inconvenience at the very outset, but as the condition worsens it becomes significantly painful to even take a few steps. Any physical activity involving the legs starts to become difficult and the inflammation increases markedly with time.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

In these situations, chiropractic treatment is particularly efficient as it restores the balance and alignment of the affected joint and brings prompt relief. Runners’ knee can develop due to a variety of different causative factors and qualified chiropractors can accurately diagnose the root cause behind each particular case of runners’ knee. The right diagnosis is the first step towards the proper treatment and the eventual onset of relief from pain. The standard way that chiropractors diagnose runners’ knee patients is by going through their medical history and by administering a thorough physical exam. Your chiropractor might ask you about the kind of activities which have become painful recently. Any instance of injury or surgical procedures in the past also needs to be considered during the diagnosis.

Once the correct diagnosis has been reached, chiropractic treatment can commence. Treatment usually consists of using short-range movements and careful adjustments to restore balance and alignment to the affected joint. With chiropractic manipulation, alignment and stability are stored and the causative factors that led to the onset of runners’ knee can also be simultaneously treated. Any formation of scar tissue or any instance of tightness in muscles and ligaments can also be sorted out with the restoration of the right alignment in the affected joint. Accompanied by physical therapy and stretching exercises, chiropractic care can bring you effective relief from runners’ knee quickly and efficiently, and can significantly improve your lifestyle and make it free of pain and discomfort.

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Chiropractics And Shoulder Pain

by Administrator 5. October 2011 13:09

People often witness shoulder pain in their lives and tend to take it casually. It is important to remember that the shoulders are the most mobile joint in the human body and any sort of injury to it can be hazardous.

Some of the signs of shoulder pain include difficulty in carrying objects, any injury causing deformity of the joint, pain occurring during night, difficulty in raising the arm, infection, including fever, redness, warmth, swelling or any other unusual symptoms.

The causes of shoulder pain:

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis: When the tendons become compressed under the rigid bony arch of the shoulder, it is termed as Tendonitis. These compressed tendons become inflamed or damaged and hence cause a lot of pain. This happens with age and requires constant shoulder use like baseball pitching, or an injury.
  • Bursitis: The inflammation of a fluid-filled sac or bursa that lies between tendon and skin or between tendon and bone is termed as Bursitis.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: This condition occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff separate from the bone.
  • Frozen Shoulder: It leads to stiffness of the joint and requires physical therapy.
  • Calcific Tendonitis: When calcium deposits within a tendon, most commonly within the rotator cuff tendons it is known as Calcific Tendonitis.
  • Labral Tear: This is caused due to the dislocation of the joint.
  • Shoulder Instability, dislocation or separation: While instability can be caused by traumatic injury, shoulder separation is totally different from dislocation. Dislocation is a condition which occurs when the top of the arm bone becomes disconnected from the scapula.
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture: This condition occurs when the biceps muscle ruptures near the joint.

Treating shoulder pain with chiropractics can be immensely useful. Your chiropractor not only concentrates on your shoulder but also takes a look at your lifestyle too. This approach helps to determine the type of treatment to be followed. Your chiropractor will also note the previous injuries, your family history etc before treating you for shoulder pain.

It is likely that the chiropractor may also ask you to follow other treatments like moist heat, ice packs, massage, traction, or stretching and strengthening exercises.

For more information on chiropractics visit us at Corrective Chiropractics and Wellness 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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