Hip Problems

Hip Problems

Hip Problems and Chiropractic Care

Hip pain can range from minor to debilitating, but the need for relief is a constant that binds all hip pain together. There are many different ways that you might try to handle pain in the hip area. Some people turn to Western medicine, but others choose to try chiropractic care for this.

The Cause of the Pain Matters

More than 150 techniques are involved in chiropractic care. The cause of the pain can help to determine which types of adjustments you will need. Unlike what you see on television and in the movies, chiropractic care doesn’t involve only high-velocity adjustments. Instead, there are many gentle techniques that can be beneficial for people who have hip pain.

Oftentimes, it’s a misalignment of the spine or pelvis that causes the hip pain. While this is something that can occur because of an accident, it can also occur because of arthritis or years of overuse or abuse. In all of these cases, chiropractic care can realign your spine getting things back to how they need to be so that you can feel some pain relief.

Treatments May Include More Than Adjustments

Chiropractic care includes more than just adjustments. These professionals may also recommend stretching and or strengthening exercises, and maybe massage. These options can help to loosen up tight muscles that might be contributing to your hip pain.

As part of your treatment plan, you might also be given other instructions and lifestyle changes to focus on. For example, men might be warned to stop sitting on a wallet when driving. A wallet causes the body to be tilted, which can lead to significant problems. It can also cause the hips to be misaligned even when the wallet isn’t in your pocket.

The Relief Is Cumulative, Not Instant

You likely won't get full relief for your hip pain in a single visit. In fact, the first few visits might make you stiff. This is to be expected. As the treatment plan continues, you should feel more and more relief. If you do experience anything more than just stiffness, let the chiropractor know so he or she can determine if there are other issues that need to be addressed.

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110407/

https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/chiropractic-pain-relief#1

http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/other-therapies/chiropractic-medicine.php

Do you suffer from Neck Pain?

Do you suffer from Neck Pain?

Neck Pain? See a Chiropractor

Neck pain is one of the worst pains you could experience, especially given how you depend on your neck to support your head. The average human adult head weighs 10 to 11 pounds, and all of that weight is held by the bones in the neck.

It's never possible to give your neck total rest because of the constant need to move and support your head. While some neck pain can be associated with an injury, other neck pain is the result of normal wear and tear and also the position of the neck during sleep. In nearly all of these cases, chiropractic care can help correct the position of the bones in the spine relieving the pain you are feeling.

Blood Pressure and Chiropractic...

Blood Pressure and Chiropractic...

Chiropractic Adjustments May Help Reduce Blood Pressure

Chiropractic treatments have many different benefits for patients. One of the benefits that some people don’t realize exist is that adjustments can lower the blood pressure. This is wonderful news for the 65 million Americans who have high blood pressure and the additional Americans who are in the pre-high blood pressure stage.

While some people might want to dispute the results of having regular adjustments, there isn’t much room for debate when it comes to blood pressure improvements. A double-blind study done at the University of Chicago proved that there is a connection between reduction in blood pressure and having the spine realigned.

Herniated Disc? See Your Chiropractor First!

Herniated Disc? See Your Chiropractor First!

Herniated Disc? See Your Chiropractor First!

A herniated disc is often a painful condition that can impact every aspect of your life. If you have a herniated disc, you are probably anxious to find some sort of relief. Some people will turn to conventional medicine and end up having to undergo surgery to treat the herniation. What those people might not realize is that there is often hope for treating herniated discs through chiropractic care.

Chiropractic and Colds and Flu

Chiropractic and Colds and Flu

Chiropractic Care Can Help Fight Colds and the Flu

Cold and flu season is here. While most people wait until they are sick to take medications, there is another option. Did you know that a visit to the chiropractor can help give your immune system a boost that can aid in fighting off the germs that will make you sick?

Digestive Upset? Think Chiropractor

Digestive Upset? Think Chiropractor

If you are one of the many people who suffers from gastrointestinal upset, you might be desperate to find relief from the symptoms you experience. One place that you might not have thought to look for help is from the chiropractor.

For Heel Pain, Try Your Chiropractor

For Heel Pain, Try Your Chiropractor

Plantar fasciitis doesn't sound serious to those who associate it with minor foot pain. However, if you suffer from this problem, you will find it anything but “minor.” This condition is caused by irritation to the plantar fascia, a band of ligaments that attaches your heel to the front of your foot. The fascia can become extremely irritated when the heel bone is jammed or locked-up and not moving properly. This can cause excruciating pain in the heel and the bottom of the foot.  If you are having these types of issues, you should make an appointment with your chiropractor.

Chiropractic Care and Runners

Chiropractic Care and Runners

Chiropractic Care and Runners

Running can be one of the great pleasures of life, a natural high every time you're out on the road. Of course, it can also take a serious toll on your muscles and joints. How can you protect them and make them as strong as possible? It's simple: See a chiropractor!

Sleep and Chiropractic

Sleep and Chiropractic

Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Me With Sleep?

If you have difficulty getting a good night's sleep on a consistent basis you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anywhere between 50 to 70 million Americans are suffering from some type of sleep disorder! There are many reasons and underlying causes for sleep problems, from disorders like sleep apnea, to lifestyle factors like poor diet or stress, to chronic pain, but we believe the greatest cause is overstimulation of your Sympathetic Nervous System (“fight or flight”). Sleep deprivation has a number of consequences: lost productivity, decreased immune system, exhaustion and upset moods. But there are a number of things that you can do to improve your sleep patterns and get some much needed rest.

Chiropractic May Help With TMJ (Jaw) Problems

Chiropractic May Help With TMJ (Jaw) Problems

Chiropractic May Help With TMJ (Jaw) Problems

The TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint, is the joint where your jaw ties into your skull. A TMJ disorder can ruin your quality of life, leaving you in excruciating pain and unable to enjoy daily activities or perform work duties. Help can seem hard to find, relief may be as close as your chiropractor's office. Even a few visits for neck and jaw adjustments can have amazing affects for TMJ sufferers.

Chiropractic Relief From Chronic Headaches

Chiropractic Relief From Chronic Headaches

Chiropractic Relief From Chronic Headaches

Everyone gets a headache now and then. Usually, time and perhaps an aspirin take care of the pain. Suffering from chronic headaches is an entirely different experience, one that can make life nearly unbearable. The pain can assault you at any time, keeping you from doing anything except waiting for the throbbing to stop. You may have tried many remedies to find relief, but the answer to your condition may be at your chiropractor's office.

Chiropractic Care and Runners

Chiropractic Care and Runners

Running can be one of the great pleasures of life, a natural high every time you're out on the road. Of course, it can also take a serious toll on your muscles and joints. How can you protect them and make them as strong as possible? It's simple: See a chiropractor!

Injury Prevention and Recovery

When you go for a chiropractic check-up, that chiropractor will examine your spine and lower extremity joints. He or she will be looking for imbalances, bones of your spine and pelvis that are out of alignment, and checking for locking of the joints in your knees, ankles, and feet and also any muscle imbalances (restrictions, tightness, weakness, trigger points).

With just their hands, chiropractors can realign things that are out of position and unlock any locked-up joints in your lower extremities. And, when things are unlocked and aligned they will move in harmony, reducing wear and tear and friction on all of your joints and uneven stress on your muscles.

If you've already suffered an injury, chiropractic will help you recover faster and much more completely. Consequently, your tissues will mend faster and you'll heal more quickly.

Keeping Runners Healthy

Simply put, chiropractic adjustments help reduce pain by enabling the body to heal uninhibited.

The holistic approach of chiropractors is particularly effective against referred pain. In many cases, a misalignment or subluxation in one area can refer pain to a different and distant area. For example, a kink in the neck could lead to an aching shoulder or tingle in a hand. In that instance, if your personal trainer rubbed or applied heat to your shoulder, it wouldn't diminish the pain for long. However, a chiropractor would adjust your neck thereby removing the cause of the problem and allowing the body to heal. Thus, your shoulder or hand would soon feel better.

Many chiropractors these days specialize in working with athletes. Hundreds of pro athletes find chiropractic absolutely a necessary part of their training. After you've been seeing such a professional for a while, you should have better posture, more confidence, and less discomfort. Especially appealing, you may find yourself running faster than you have in a long time — and maybe even faster than ever before!

Sources:

http://www.active.com/running/articles/how-sports-chiropractors-prevent-injury-in-runners

http://www.ccptr.org/articles/rehabilitation-of-running-injuries/

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

http://mensrunninguk.co.uk/training/runners-benefit-chiropractor/

https://www.runnersworld.com/chiropractic-medicine/should-you-see-a-chiropractor

Chiropractic Care can resolve many more health problems than people realize!

Your spinal column, made up of 24 separate bones (vertebrae), is what allows your body to move, twist and bend while protecting your spinal cord and spinal nerves. The Nervous System has been call The Master System because it's messages control and coordinate every muscle and joint, but also every organ and gland in your body. This is why we believe the first step in a healthy life is a properly functioning spine. You go to the dentist to get check-ups, why not the chiropractor?

Joint dysfunctions in the spine can cause neck and back pain. We know that. But they may also be causing many other systemic problems in your body. Isn't it worth getting checked? Symptoms are your body's only way of letting you know something is wrong.  Don't just mask the symptom, find out what the cause is and correct it!

Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health.  By the time pain and these other symptoms appear, the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help correct and prevent these types of conditions with routine chiropractic care. 

Join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from back and joint pain, but also found another answer, a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach.

Corrective and then Maintenance Chiropractic Care have a number of benefits, as we have listed below.