10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic (cont.)

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4. Doctors don’t do the healing.

Sorry to disappoint you, but a chiropractor will never fix your back. What we are able to do is restore proper motion in the joints, which relieves tension on the nerves and muscles and allows your body to do the healing that it is inherently made to do. […]

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic

organic-chiropractic1) Pain is the last symptom of dysfunction.

A patient’s back is often restricted or unstable for months or years before it presents as a problem and they show up in the chiropractor’s office. In addition, the absence of pain is not health. While medication may be needed, if you take a pill and […]

What’s a Normal Spinal Curvature and What’s Not?

drsspine2Your natural spinal curvature is important, and when this curvature is slightly to severely abnormal, you may experience anything from occasional, mild, annoying discomfort to severe pain and disability. Doctors refer to these abnormal curves as spinal deformities, and they include scoliosis, kyphosis, excess lordosis and flatback. If you suffer from any of these […]

What are the basic concepts of Chiropractic?

bodycandoChiropractic aims to aid the human body’s own innate intelligence, which seeks balance, or homeostasis, among systems in the body. Chiropractic also emphasizes that proper structure is necessary for proper function and holds that the nervous system is the primary coordinator of function throughout the body.

● Innate intelligence refers to an internal guiding force in humans […]

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Other Alternative Treatments for Neck Pain

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Seeing a qualified chiropractor is another wise option if you suffer from chronic pain. Both Dr. Kirkpatrick and Dr. Stewart are avid believers in the chiropractic philosophy, which places a strong emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom and far less reliance on Band-Aids like drugs and surgery. Chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians […]

Muscle Spasm Treatment

musclespamstreatmentIf your muscles are in spasm, you don’t have to resort to drugs or shots to numb the area. There are several natural muscle spasm treatment options available – both at home and at your local chiropractic clinic.
Muscle spasm treatment will depend on the cause and whether it is a one-time occurrence or a chronic […]

Muscle Spasm…the Cause?

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We all know how to flex our muscles – even kids will happily flex their biceps.
Our muscles flex during a muscle spasm, too, but we don’t have control over the movement.
This can be scary.
When muscles become ridged, they contract (involuntarily) causing a muscle spasm. The fibers inside the muscles contract and tighten. This […]

What is an Orthopedic Support Pillow?

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Support pillows are designed to help
A. correct &
B. maintain proper cervical posture/alignment while sleeping by providing the right amount of resistive feedback into the cervical & upper thoracic musculature.

1. Correct: Helps eliminate symptoms by treating the cause of the condition. Helps correct the cause of pain, supports treatment to […]

Do You Love Going To Your Doctor?

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Have you ever uttered the phrase, “I can’t WAIT to go see my doctor?” Actually, this phrase could be used two different ways. On one hand, you could be stating that you’re in so much pain that you can’t put off getting treatment any longer. […]

Lumbar Spinal Decompression

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How does Spinal Decompression work?

In nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, the spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently in a controlled manner. The theory is that this process creates a negative intradiscal pressure (pressure within the disc itself), which is thought to have two potential benefits:
• Pulls the herniated or bulging disc material back into the disc
• Promotes […]