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How To Melt Away Stress With A Help From A Chiropractor

Paying bills, tight deadlines, pesky neighbors, job loss, traumas, illness, death of loved one-- the list goes on; are some of the unpleasant situations in life that can turn our world upside down and will surely triggers our stress.Humans are programmed to strive and compete to every challenge that the world offers in order to survive. This shows then why we as humans are also prone to stress. Stress is anything that poses a challenge or tension to our peaceful existence.
Effects of stress in the Body and how Chiropractors can help
1. Tension Headaches also called “stress headaches”  
Is one of the most common types of headache described by a mild or moderate band -- like sensation encircles around the forehead or back of the head and neck. This muscle tension can trigger by impaired sleep, emotional stress, cold temperature, poor posture and fatigue. Chiropractor is not only treating the symptoms of your tension headaches, it also corrects your problem by tailoring a treatment plan add…

Chiropractic Care during Pregnancies and Childbirth

Morning sickness, vomiting, hormonal imbalance, nausea, back pain, misaligned pelvis and stress are some of the symptoms experienced during pregnancy. These myriad changes in the women’s body can lead to pains and discomfort which many think as normal scenarios pregnant women better get used to for the next 38 to 42 weeks.


Studies showed that half of pregnant women are having low- back pain at some point during pregnancy; this is especially true at their late pregnancy when the baby's head is pressed down on the woman's back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. This stage happens in preparation for creating the environment for the development of the baby. Pregnancy back pain typically happens when the pelvis meets the spine, at the sacroiliac joint.
Feeling grateful about having a baby but dreads the surprising amount of stress that comes along with it? Well, the good news is, there is a specialist who can help you lessen or even diminish those symptoms. Meet the C…

Kyphosis and Its Treatment

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Kyphosis, also known under the term "hump" it is usually refers to an exaggerated curvature of the of the thoracic vertebrae group.
The symptoms of kyphosis include:
1. Moderate back pain 2. Dorsal stiffness 3. Fatigue
CAUSES Kyphosis can be caused by variety of problems such as:
1. Osteoporosis
Bone thinning disorders which will lead to crushed bone.
2. Disk degeneration
As we age, circular disks dry out and shrink, which often worsens kyphosis.
3. Scheuermann's disease
This disease usually begins during the growth spurt that occurs before puberty. And Boys are affected more often than girls.
4. Congenital
If a baby's spinal column doesn't develop properly in the womb, the spinal bones may not form properly, which will result to kyphosis.
5. Cancer and cancer treatments
Cancer in the spine can weaken vertebrae and make them more prone to compression fractures, as can chemotherapy and radiation cancer treatments.

TREATMENTS

Treatment of k…

What is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?

Tennis elbow is the inflammation of extensor forearm muscle origins, causing lateral elbow and upper forearm pain and tenderness. You don't have to play tennis to get this, but the term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players. Any activities that repeatedly stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of tennis elbow. It can pop up in people of any age, but it's most common at about age 40.
SYMPTOMS
•Pain when bending or lifting your arm •Pain when squeezing objects or shaking hands. •Pain when twisting your forearm •Pain when moving the wrist with force •Pain and stiffness when fully extending your arm
TREATMENTS:
REST AND ICE Rest is the extremely important component of treatment. Applying cold therapy or Ice to the elbow 15 minutes up to 6 times a day to reduce the pain and swelling.
EXERCISES  To increase flexibility and reduce stiffness.
TENNIS ELBOW BRACE Worn around the forearm to support the tendon while healing and when returning to acti…

What Is Piriformis Syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome is an unusual neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the sciatic nerve is being compressed by piriformis muscle. The piriformis muscle is a flat, band-like muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. This muscle is very important in lower body movement – it enables us to walk and maintain balance.
CAUSES The irritation of the sciatic nerve is the main cause of Sciatica but it is still a mystery why the piriformis muscle sometimes starts to irritate the sciatic nerve. Many doctors think that the condition begins when the piriformis muscle goes into spasm and tightens against the sciatic nerve, squeezing the nerve against the bone of the pelvis.
SYMPTOMS Pain in the lower back and/or buttocksIt may be too painful to sit on the affected buttock. The pain can radiate down the backs of the legs as well.

TREATMENTS
Ice Packs and Ice Massage At the onset of pain, lie in a comfortable position on the stomach and place an ice pack on the painful area for appr…

Chiropractic Care in Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a health condition in which the acid from the stomach leaks up into the gullet (oesophagus). The acid from the stomach irritates the esophagus and can lead to such things as severe discomfort and painful heartburn. If left untreated, damage can occur to the esophagus over time leading to more serious health conditions.
SYMPTOMS: Heartburn: this is the main symptom. This is a burning feeling which rises from the upper tummy (abdomen) or lower chest up towards the neck. Chest pain, which occurs because stomach acid is splashing into the esophagus, is a classic acid reflux symptom.Pain tends to be worse after a meal—especially a big meal—often means the stomach is overloaded and its contents have nowhere to go but up.A persistent cough, particularly at night sometimes occurs. This is due to the refluxed acid irritating the windpipe (trachea). Asthma symptoms of cough and wheeze can sometimes be due to acid leaking up (reflux).Nausea.…

CHIROPRACTIC CARE: WHIPLASH

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs to a person's neck due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck Most often occurs from motor vehicle accidents but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma. "Whiplash injury" is the term describes damage to both the soft tissues and bone structures, whilst "whiplash associated disorders" describes a more severe and chronic condition.
SYMPTOMS:
·Neck pain and stiffness ·Persistent Headache ·Lower back pain ·Muscle Spasm ·Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand ·Dizziness ·Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or blurred vision ·Difficulty concentrating or remembering ·Irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue ·Psychological and emotional symptoms, such as anxiety and depression


TREATMENTS:
Staying active Patients should not be afraid to move and be active. Staying active is one of the most important aspects of whiplash management, unless there is some serious injury that requires immobil…

Colds, Flu and Chiropractic Care

Colds and flu are common sickness that we experience in our daily lives. These illnesses are common during cold weather and sudden shift in climate. Let’s get to know how we acquire colds and flu and how we can avoid them.
Colds This is caused by a virus that mainly affects the nose, sinuses, voice box and throat. Common colds are not accompanied by fever which separates it from other bacterial and viral respiratory infections. Common symptoms are drippy and stuffed nose, watery eyes, congestion and scratchy throat. These viruses do not make you sick but if the germs strive in a weak environment or immune system, that’s the time that you will most likely get sick.
Flu Flu’s symptoms are commonly backache, fever, and runny nose and muscle soreness. It usually lasts for 3 days but it can sometimes lead to a more serious condition like pneumonia. Common medical treatments don’t really cure flu just like colds. When you try and lower a person’s fever down when he or she has flu, you are actu…

Got Cracking Headaches? Unhealthy Lifestyle Could Be Behind It

It started with random, out-of-the-blue headache, and then became occasional, developed into episodes and before you know it you were sleeping and waking up with it. Worried? Alarmed? You should be because this kind of incidence shouldn’t be taken lightly.
You wouldn’t want to be held back from school, club activities, family gatherings, and what other teenagers like you are supposed to be enjoying because you’re preoccupied with the nagging pain in your head.
But before you reach into your mother’s aspirin, maybe you should know what’s really causing these headaches before trying to just get through the day with a pill.  Why? Because you and I both know that simply relying on pain killers alone won’t solve the problem, not to mention that the effect of the pill is likely to wear off after a couple of hours or so. You’d want a better solution than that. Trust me; you absolutely don’t want to spend the next 10, 20 or more years of your life taking pain meds. 
A lot of people would assume…

A View to Spinal Mobilization

Chiropractic care is a method that uses natural way of adjusting the joints without any surgery, drugs or medical procedure followed. There are different ways of adjustments in chiropractic care. There are two types of chiropractic care; approach that uses force and a gentle approach. Spinal manipulation is the approach that uses force while spinal mobilization is the gentle approach.
Spinal mobilization is a movement of a spine’s segment. This therapy approach is used in some but not all patients. It depends on what the chiropractor sees fit for the person. Patients with the following cases choose or are recommended for spinal mobilization. 
•People who have sensitive nervous systems benefits from this technique of adjustment mainly because it keeps the body from reacting too much and cause muscle spasms. •People with osteoporosis, bone pathology, some deformity and inflammatory arthritis.  •People who have acute stage of their condition and experiencing severe pain. •Obesity
Why spinal mo…