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Chiropractic Adjustment – When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose their normal position or motion, delicate nerve tissue can become choked or irritated. If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of the spine, chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct this condition.

Children Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care – Children can benefit from chiropractic care before they are born, by having a mother who receives prenatal chiropractic checkups. A healthy diet, proper exercise, a stress free environment, and a chiropractic lifestyle help prepare for a happy, healthy baby.

Disc Decompression – The outcome of a clinical study evaluating the effect of nonsurgical intervention on symptoms of spine patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease is presented.

Fibromyalgia Hurts All Over – Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and multiple tender points.These “tender points” refer to sensitivity that occurs in precise localized areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders and hips. People with this syndrome may also experience sleep disturbances, morning stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and other symptoms.

Low Back pain is Treatable – The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones with specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery.

Kids and Teens Experience Sports Injuries – Sports injuries among youngsters are often ignored as growing pains. Regular chiropractic checkups can help avoid problems seen later in adults.

Your Nervous System Controls Everything – Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of your body.

Slipped Disc – While the intervertebral disc is a common culprit in spine-related health problems, its

Function is widely misunderstood. The disc is a small cartilage pad that is situated between spinal bones. The soft jelly-like center is contained by layers of fibrous tissues. Each disc serves as a connector, spacer, and shock absorber for the spine. When healthy, discs allow normal turning and bending. Discs can bulge, herniate or rupture, resulting in other problems.

Oh My Aching Head – Some estimates suggest 25% of the population has a headache right now! A comprehensive U.S. study reported that 10 million Americans suffer from moderate to severe disability from various forms of headaches.

The Truth About Chiropractic – Today, chiropractic doctors get about the same number of college classroom hours as medical practitioners. Like other types of doctors, chiropractors meet stringent licensing requirements, follow a strict code of ethics, and are approved by government agencies.

Chiropractic is scientific and safe!

What is Subluxation? – Less than a complete dislocation of a joint with nervous system interference.

Repetitive Hand and Wrist Motion – The carpal “tunnel” is formed by bones in the wrist. The median nerve, tendons, and blood vessels pass through this opening. If one or more of the bones forming this tunnel should “collapse”, inflammation, nerve pressure, and painful symptoms can result.

Degeneration of the Cervical Spine – Subluxation degeneration is how the body responds to improperly functioning spinal joints. With early detection, appropriate chiropractic care has been shown to slow, stop, or even reverse the early stages of this process.

Extremities, How Extreme Are You? – When joint function is impaired, there is reduced range of motion, inflammation, calcium buildup, and scar tissue. This can be caused from repetitive motions, improper sitting, overexertion, slips, falls, accidents, and other causes. Awareness of these types of problems has become more common with terms like “tennis elbow”, “runner’s knee”, “frozen shoulder”, and “carpal tunnel syndrome.”

A Common Compliant – Is it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant pulling or throbbing pain in your neck? Do you notice a “grinding” sound as you turn your head? Contact a Doctor of Chiropractic for a thorough history and examination. A popular response to neck pain is taking drugs to cover up the problem (aspirin, analgesics, pain pills) or treating its symptoms (muscle relaxers, massage, hot packs). But neck pain isn't caused by a lack of aspirin or drugs! The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause.

The Importance of Healthy Sleep – Does it take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep? Do you wake frequently throughout the night or too early in the morning and then have a hard time going back to sleep? Do you feel groggy and lethargic during the day after a night”s rest? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be suffering from sleep debt that can be greatly affecting your life. Sleep is not merely a break from our busy routines, it is essential for good health, proper mental and emotional functioning and ultimately our safety.

Symptoms are a Warning Sign – Headaches are not normal. Backaches are not normal. Numbness and tingling are not normal. These and countless other symptoms that prompt people to consult a chiropractic office are often the result of years of neglect. Chiropractic doctors find the underlying cause(s) of your ache or pain, and help correct it.

You Still Need a Chiropractor When You’re Not in Pain – A wellness approach to better health means adopting a variety of healthy habits for optimum function on all levels physical, mental, social, and spiritual. Because of its focus on the nervous system, chiropractic care can be an important part of a wellness lifestyle. The nervous system controls the function of virtually every aspect of our lives. Maintaining a properly functioning nervous system is essential if you want to be your very best.

Which Types of Care Fits Your Goals? – There are three types or stages of chiropractic care. Initial Intensive Care is for pain or symptom management; Rehabilitative or Corrective Care is for improved function and spinal changes; Wellness or Elective Care is for non-symptomatic or preventative care measures. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

The Tragic Result of Uncorrected Trauma – Collisions that occur during sporting events, slips, falls or automobile crashes can all have a damaging effect on your neck and back. These types of collision-related injuries are often called a “whiplash.” The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and low back problems.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers an extensive education section on their website, following link will provide information for parents and children, women, senior citizens, fitness and exercise, workplace injuries, at home issues, and spinal health.”

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