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OVERVIEW OF COMMON NON-MIGRAINE HEADACHES

One of the most common types of pain is a headache. Many people resort to over-the counter medications to relieve their headache, instead of trying to eliminate the cause of it. Many patients with headaches seek alternative forms of therapy, with the most common being chiropractic care. Below is an overview of the most common […]

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A HEALTHY BACK STARTS WITH YOUR FEET

Contrary to popular belief, many people with foot problems do not have any pain in their feet.  Instead, the area of pain is transferred up the body to the knees, hips, or lowers back.  An example of this is one whose feet roll inward, which causes their pelvis to jut forward.  This, in turn, causes the upper back to “hump” and the head to move forward, all in an attempt to keep the body balanced. In fact, 80% of people over forty years of age experience bodily distortions directly resulting from supinated (rolled out) or pronated (rolled in) feet.  The most common symptom of this problem is not pain, but rather, a general feeling of fatigue.

Orthotics can help stabilize your feet and ankles, thereby alleviating the associated pains.  Orthotics have been shown to help the following conditions:  excessive pronation, arch pain, bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, shin splints, Achilles and patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, hip bursitis, hamstring strains and spasms, stress fractures, ankle sprains, chondromalacia patella, knee collateral ligament injury, vertebral subluxations, lower back pain, leg length inequality, lumbo-sacral strain, lumbosacral facet joint jamming, and pelvic rotation.

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WHY SEE A CHIROPRACTOR

Many patients seek chiropractic treatment for wellness care. Others, like seniors, find that treatment helps them to maintain mobility and good range of motion. Pain should never become a way of life, especially when there is qualified help available.

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AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

If you have been in a car crash you may have experienced injury to your back and/or neck. Common symptoms include joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, arm pain and leg pain. These symptoms occur when the vertebral joints and associated muscles and nerves are subjected to uncommon forces and movements associated with a car crash. It is important that you have an examination by your family chiropractor as soon as possible to support the recovery process.

  • Some people develop pain, stiffness and other symptoms 7-10 after an accident. This is not unusual; however, do not delay in seeking treatment from your chiropractic doctor.  Studies suggest that the earlier treatments are done the better the outcomes.  Do not wait until symptoms become chronic as rest, in most cases, is not enough to completely alleviate the symptoms.
  • Severe symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, insomnia memory loss, and arm/leg pain are also common.
  • For most people, the pain and other symptoms associated with spinal injury usually decreases with gradual return to normal activity.
  • Most injuries are not serious and people often recover to their pre-accident condition. The amount of disruption to normal activities varies with the circumstances of the crash.
  • It is important to be aware that the effects of substantive crashes may recur over 6-18 months. Symptoms and effects will lessen gradually.
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