Blog - AV Chiropractic Health Center

Blog - AV Chiropractic Health Center

Treating Neck Pain

neck pain

Neck pain can be caused by irritation, inflammation, injury, or infection. Pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, hand, or head “most” frequently results from irritation of cervical nerve roots in the region of the intervertebral foramen, encroachment of the vascular supply as it courses through the vertebral canal, or invasion of the cord in the spinal canal.

If unhealthy, your neck’s normal forward curve may reduce, become straight or “military,” or even reverse its curve.

Over time, arthritic changes in the vertebrae such as lipping or spurring (bony growths), disc-thinning or degeneration, or deterioration of muscles, ligaments and other structures may occur. However, in spite of all these changes, there may or may not be pain. In fact, studies show little or no correlation between the degree of pain felt in the neck and arthritis changes found on X-rays and MRI.

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Sciatica: What is it and How is it Treated?

sciatica

If your sciatic nerve becomes inflamed, the condition is called sciatica (pronounced si-ad-i-ka). The pain can be intense! It often follows the path of your nerve down the back of your legs and thighs, ankle, foot and toes, but it can also radiate to your back.

Along with burning, sharp pains, you may also feel nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, prickling, crawling sensations, or tenderness.  Ironically, your leg may also feel numb.

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Spinal Rejuvenation Therapy Could Solve Your Disc Problems

Spinal Rejuvenation Therapy

Do you suffer from degenerative disc disease, herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, or other spinal problems? Has your physician suggested you consider surgery?

You may want to consider spinal rejuvenation therapy (or SRT) first. SRT combines spinal decompression therapy with a neurological approach to care that has proven effective in treating degenerative discs, facet syndrome, sciatica, herniated discs and spinal stenosis. If you have already had surgery, spinal rejuvenation therapy can still be considered if you suffer from failed back surgery syndrome.

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Headaches and Migraines

migraines

The migraine headache is perhaps the best known special type of headache.  It is really called the migraine syndrome.  By syndrome we mean that a lot of things accompany the headache – all of them bad.

Symptoms include dizziness, visual problems, “spots” before the eyes, redness, swelling, tearing of the eyes, muscle contraction, irritability, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea.  These symptoms often arise before the headache hits.  The headache itself may last for a few minutes to a few days, and the severity may range from minor discomfort to immobilizing agony.

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Herniated and Bulging Disc Treatment

bulging disc and herniated disc

Herniated and bulging discs affect the quality of life of millions of Americans, causing back pain and limiting mobility. In this video, Dr. Wayne Hodges explains what patients can expect when being treated for one of these problems and how soon they can expect results.

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The Many Faces of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) was first reported in the late 1800’s and the first surgery was noted in 1933. In the beginning, CTS surgery was rarely performed, reportedly because the nerve pinch was present somewhere before the median nerve reached the wrist or carpal tunnel. In brief, possible compression sites include the cervical nerve roots (C5-7), the brachial plexus, thoracic outlet, above the elbow, in the proximal and/or mid forearm, and finally at the wrist/carpal tunnel.

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Fibromyalgia in Men?

Fibromyalgia (FM) can’t occur in men because it’s a woman’s disease, right? In fact, if a man claims to have FM, then he is simply lying (probably just trying to get out of working and/or on disability), right? Unfortunately, that’s what MANY people (and even some doctors) believe!

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