When you make an appointment with a chiropractor for the first time, there are various things that you should plan on telling him or her. If you don’t disclose everything, you may not get the level of care that you need – and this means you’re missing out on a lot of relief. It could also cause more damage. Before your chiropractor even starts to ask questions, you can be ready to talk about these things.
It’s easy to dismiss aches and pains as the result of getting older. You hear about it all the time. Someone bends over and then makes a comment about how they’re not getting any younger. Here’s something you need to know. Your aches and pains may be caused by something other than getting older and there may be something that you can do about it.
When’s the last time you bent over, physically exerted yourself, or picked something up and then felt it the next day? You probably blamed it on getting older and dismissed the pain as something that you can’t do anything about. The human body is very resilient and the truth is, you shouldn’t feel all of the aches and pains. Your body feels pain as a way of telling you that something is wrong.
You’ll feel a lot of aches and pains throughout your lifetime. While you may go to the doctor for the ones where you think something is seriously wrong, such as with your stomach or your lungs, the aches and pains in your back may go ignored. You think it’s normal and associate it with stress or with a simple injury that you sustained.
Chiropractic care can help you with some of the aches and pains that aren’t as obvious. Diagnostic tests such as x-rays are taken to determine what is going on. You may be able to say that your neck hurts, but don’t know why it hurts or what specifically is the matter with it. The x-rays will be able to be more specific.
Many people suffer from a variety of frustrating conditions leading to back, neck and joint pain. Chronic lower back pain, sciatica, stiff joints and bulging or herniated discs in the back are often the cause of pain and discomfort that may interfere with your normal activities. Neural impingement, also known as pinched nerves, can cause pain in the back, neck, legs and joints. Besides physical discomfort and limitations with mobility, constant physical pain can have a detrimental effect on your mood and overall well-being. Pain can be distracting, and can cause excess stress and depression. You may have tried everything from physical therapy to pain medications to alleviate your pain, only to be disappointed with little or no success. After many attempts to remedy your pain, sometimes it seems like the only thing left is invasive surgery. If your feel you have run out of options, there is a treatment available that may work for you. It is safe, non-invasive, and non-surgical. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It is called spinal decompression, and it might be the right choice for you.
As you sit and stand throughout the day, your spine to compresses. This is as a result of gravity and there’s nothing you can do about it. Lower back pain is often a result of this compression. We often recommend decompression treatment and it can provide you with substantial relief.
Spinal decompression works in several different ways. The most common is that of motorized traction. It works by stretching out the spine to provide relief. As the spine is stretched, the pressure is removed. The gel-like cushions that are between the vertebrae will have some more wiggle room and this can ease headaches, low back pain and more. In some instances, it can also help neuropathy because of being able to unpinch nerves.
Do you know that one of the most common ailments suffered by people is the back pain? Millions of men and women around the world deal with the problem of a back pain on a daily basis. People who suffer from pain in their back often don’t realize that there are different treatments available to help decrease the pain that they are experiencing. If you suffer from a poor back you should consider spinal decompression therapy.
The philosophy of never forcing or straining, and of moving in a controlled manner, has obvious value. But this philosophy also encompasses the harmony of mind, body and spirit — a concept that is foreign to many people.
Personal trainers often achieve great results with back pain sufferers who are not incapacitated by pain and who are receptive to their training techniques. People who try to avoid philosophical concepts by studying back pain through books, articles and tapes may get some help from this practice, but not nearly as much as those who work with a personal trainer.
If you or any of your loved ones have lived with constant and nagging back pain for a long period of time then you’re probably accustomed to taking daily medication. People who take painkillers often become reliant on them, although they don’t fix the problem. They merely provide short-term relief for people who are struggling with severe pain. If you suffer from back pain one alternative could be spinal decompression therapy.
About 85 percent of the population will experience disabling, lower back pain at least once during their lives. That’s almost all of us. The problem is so bad that, at any one time, 6.8 percent of the U.S. adult population is suffering from an episode of back pain lasting more than two weeks. That’s a lot of bad backs. The estimated cost of this problem in the U.S. is over $50 billion a year.
The standard medical approach to back pain varies depending on the severity of the condition. Muscle relaxers, painkillers, rest, and physical therapy such as traction, diathermy, ultrasound, hot packs, and cold packs are sometimes used. However, this approach has not been found very helpful. If the problem doesn’t improve or worsens, then surgery may be performed.
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.