Chiropractic care is effective for a wide variety of conditions. The following is a partial list of some of the most common conditions. If you do not see your specific condition listed, we encourage you to give us a call so we can personally address your particular concern.
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How Chiro can help Arthritis
Arthritis is a disease that causes the joints to swell, resulting in pain, stiffness, and loss of function, particularly in the hands, knees, feet, hips, and spine. Overall, 46 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Arthritis is also the most common cause of disability in the United States with nearly 19 million Americans being disabled from arthritis. Receiving chiropractic care can bring back function and better motion into the joints. Recently, 63% of arthritis patients have turned to alternative medicines. Of those patients, 73% found that chiropractic care helped relieve their pain significantly. This makes chiropractic care the most common and effective form of alternative medicines for arthritis. Other ways of preventing and lessening arthritis pain is wearing supportive shoes; properly manage broken bones, and maintaining a healthy weight. However, getting adjusted regularly can help prevent and improve arthritis pain and symptoms better than any other method of treatment.
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How Chiro can help Asthma
Chiropractic has proven to significantly relieve asthma symptoms through spinal manipulation. Johnny, a five-year child suffered from bronchial asthma ever since he was a baby. He was put on many medications and used his inhaler quite often. After several intense asthma attacks and debilitating effects, his mom decided to take Johnny to a chiropractor. Johnny went under a spinal evaluation and the doctor found many problems with his spine. Johnny then started treatment for his spine. After four weeks of treatment he had less intense asthma attacks. After six weeks of treatment Johnny was now only having three attacks a week. As treatment prolonged Johnny was no longer on medications for his asthma and no longer had any intense asthma attacks. After six months of getting adjusted Johnny was asthma free and could get back to being a five-year old. Chiropractic care has not only helped asthma in children, but in adults too. A study done in adults with an average age of 46 was conducted over a three month period of chiropractic treatment. Dr. Hayek of the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research found that after performing 20 adjustments on patients that their lung capacity was greater and the intensity of each asthma attack had decreased significantly. Chiropractic care has demonstrated over and over again that it relieves asthma.
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How Chiro can help Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming common due to more work-related activities, recreational activities, and other physical conditions. People who type on keyboards, work on assembly lines, or work with vibrating tools are strong candidates for carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel is a pain that is in the wrist and can cause weakness, numbness, or tingling. When the wrist is overused, swelling of the tissues in the carpal tunnel compresses the nerves and tendons, and in turn causes pain. Receiving chiropractic care has proven to reduce, prevent, and alleviate carpal tunnel. Chiropractors focus on the spine and central nervous system. When you have a misalignment in your spine, this can cause a dysfunction in other parts of your body such as your wrist. By getting adjusted, this can relieve tension in your spine and promotes a better well-being. Chiropractors can also adjust your wrist, which will reduce the compression in the carpal tunnel and in turn will lessen the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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How Chiro can help Children
Chiropractic care can help children in many ways including colic, ear infections, swimmer''s ear, ADHD, and bed wetting. As we all know children are very active and constantly on the go. Between sports, playing, and school activities the repeated movements can interfere with proper growth during rapid stages of spinal development (Backtalk Systems, 2006). A study was done by Dr. Peter Fysh that tested infections in infancy and childhood. He found that 50 percent of all illnesses in young children are upper respiratory infections. Case reports found that by getting adjusted, children were not getting sick as frequently, and the sickness was not nearly as intense. have different techniques that are specially modified to fit a child''s size, weight, and unique spinal problem. During the early stages of development scoliosis and other conditions can progress. By getting adjusted at an early age, children can easily avoid many spinal problems. The sooner a child gets adjusted the better. Children will be less likely to catch colds in school, can enhance themselves in sports, and maintain a healthier living style.
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How Chiro can help Colic
Colic is defined as "an unexplainable and uncontrollable crying in babies from 0 to 3 months old, more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for 3 weeks or more." Colic affects 20% of babies and places babies at high risk for damage or death from shaken baby syndrome. Colic is most commonly caused by a hard labor and in turn causes subluxations in the spine, which can cause indigestive problems. In a recent study done by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics, babies who get adjusted get significant relief from adjustments. Many parents are worried about the popping and cracking when getting adjusted. In fact, an adjustment on an infant is simple and gentle. The chiropractor gently manipulates the vertebrae in the spine and relieves stress on the nerves. In a study looking at babies and colic, 94 percent of parents saw their babies have significant relief from getting adjusted and the crying was minimized. A little over half of these babies were unsuccessfully treated by medication. Chiropractic has proven to significantly relieve colic through only a few, gentle adjustments.
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How Chiro can help Ear Infections
Ear infections are most apparent in children ages two and younger. In fact, ear infections are the most common pediatric visit. In the U.S. alone, patients spend three to four billion dollars a year on surgical treatment for ear infections. An easier and safer solution for ear infections is getting chiropractic treatment. Ear infections are blockages in the Eustachian tubes. Manipulations of the spine and neck align the vertebrae and release pressure on the nerves. In turn, fluids release and the infection heals. A study done by Joan M. Fallon, D.C., found that out of 332 children ranging in ages 27 days to 5 years that 80% of the children had no ear infections in the next 6-months after receiving a series of adjustments. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, easy, and cost-efficient way compared to surgery and some other treatment methods. Some things that parents can do to reduce ear infections are propping children''s heads at night, not drinking from a bottle at night, limiting sugar intake, and catching ear infections at the start before they become severe.
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How Chiro can help Fibromyalgia
According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia affects nearly ten million people in the US. Fibromyalgia has numerous symptoms such as back and neck pain, sleep apnea, and leg cramps. Many sufferers have turned to chiropractic care because spinal manipulations relieve tension and can alleviate the pain of fibromyalgia. In a recent study done by Dr. Haines of Haines Chiropractic, 24 adults participated in a study to see the effects of spinal manipulations. After each adjustment the patients were evaluated for pain fatigue. After 15 adjustments, patients were having significant relief and improved sleep patterns. Following 30 adjustments patients were noticing even more relief and their sleep quality had greatly improved. These patterns continued to happen and they no longer had severe and chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia.
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How Chiro can help Infertility
Infertility is caused by a women''s weak reproductive system. In most cases women are infertile because of blocked fallopian tubes, amenorrhea, colitis, trauma, or age. Nearly 7 million women are affected by infertility. Getting adjusted can help increase the chances of getting pregnant. In May 2003 the issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, a strong link was found between getting adjusted and becoming more fertile. They took 15 females from the ages ranging from 22 to 65, in which 11 of them had never gotten pregnant. After receiving chiropractic care all of the women had become pregnant between 2 and 20 months of the first adjustment. Subluxations can form in the spine and pinch nerves that lead to your reproductive system. Therefore, it becomes harder to become pregnant. Before spending money on expensive fertility treatments and procedures, try chiropractic care. It is quick, painless, inexpensive, and non-invasive.
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How Chiro can help Migraines
Migraines can have strenuous effects such as throbbing, pulsing, and stabbing pains. In addition, some suffers also have symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea. Migraines often result from a misalignment in the spine called a subluxation. When subluxation occurs, nerves can become irritated and can lead to migraine headaches. Getting adjusted by a chiropractor regularly can significantly reduce the frequency of migraines and the harmful effects that migraines cause. A study done by Dr. David Richards, DC of Australia found that after receiving regular chiropractic adjustments, 72% of the 123 migraine sufferers showed substantial and noticeable improvements. Chiropractic treatment is also safe for children who bear migraines. In fact, ten percent of migraines sufferers are under the age of 15. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, and helpful to all ages of migraine sufferers.
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How Chiro can help Pregnancy
Chiropractors have been specially trained to work with pregnant women. When women gain weight while pregnant it puts extra stress on the spine and can misalign the pelvis, in turn this can result in difficult births. By getting adjusted the baby can have more room for development. It is important for pregnant women to get adjusted for several reasons. By getting adjusted while pregnant maintains a healthier pregnancy, lightens symptoms of nausea, reduces the time of labor and delivery, relieves back, neck, or joint pain, and prevents a potential cesarean section. A first-time mother started to have contractions at 22 weeks. Scared that she might lose the baby she tried chiropractic. After a few gentle adjustments the baby moved up and she did not deliver until 32 weeks. She was also not experiencing severe back pain and she was no longer ordered on bed rest for the rest of her term. Another mom of 33 weeks quotes, "I''ll go in, she does some adjustments, and within an hour or two, everything opens up. The baby moves up, I don''t feel as much pressure, and the back pain goes away (Grayson Mathis, Dr. Charlotte, 2002)." Currently, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association recommends that women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy.
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How Chiro can help you Play Sports Better
All of the joints in your body are part of the musculoskeletal system and its optimal function is necessary for overall good health and performance. Chiropractors are experts in the care of bones, nerves, muscles and connective tissues. After a sports injury, problems can start in the spine or the extremities. When the injury affects the extremity like a knee or ankle it can create compensation problems in the spine. It is these compensation problems that cause injuries to linger or to never completely resolve. Sport injuries among young children are often ignored as "growing pains". It is these ignored pains that turn into problems in the young adult. Getting checked by a chiropractor can help avoid problems seen later in adults. When playing sports, injuries are common and can occur quite frequently. Keeping your body healthy is essential for playing sports at your highest potential. Professional, Olympic, and competitive athletes all use chiropractors to help them stay healthy. When you make millions of dollars hitting a golf ball like Tiger Woods, can you afford a sore back? That is why these elite athletes see chiropractors so that they keep their bodies healthy so they can perform at their highest level to make the big bucks. Enhance your performance by seeing a chiropractor today!
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How Chiro can help your Sinuses
Over 37 million Americans suffer from sinus infections and sinusitis each year. Common colds, asthma, cigarette smoke, and pollution have been marked as the jump-start to bad sinuses. Your cheeks, forehead, and upper nose fill with mucus and can cause infections that clog the passageways, causing pressure as well as creating an ideal incubator for viruses and bacteria to flourish. Receiving chiropractic care can alleviate the pressure and drain the mucus out of your sinuses. Louis Sportelli, a chiropractor from Pennsylvania quotes, "I''ve had patients'' sinuses drain like faucets after I''ve adjust their cervical spines." Chiropractic adjustments to the neck help alleviate the signs and systems of sinus blockage. When you release the upper neck bones and take the pressure off the nerves, your body can function better and start healing your sinuses. Many things can happen after receiving an adjustment. First, you will experience a decrease in sinus pressure because the mucus drains out. Headaches are reduced because of the lighten sinuses. You are also able to hear better because your ears are able to help drain wax-build up. Lastly, you have better clarity and an overall better well-being. A chronic suffer of sinus infections quotes, "I suffered from infections for years and had no idea that by receiving a simple adjustment that it could take all that pressure and mucus out of my sinuses. The pain that lasted for 3 years was taken out of me within seconds!"
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