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Suffering From Pinched Nerves?

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Are you suffering from pinched nerves? It is possible for a “Pinched” nerve to happen anywhere in your spine; they can affect nerves that go to your arms, fingers, wrist, neck, back, shoulder, head, legs, muscles, and internal organs, and can affect your general health, posture, energy level, resistance to disease – even your emotional health. “Pinched” nerves can merely put a pinch in your daily life.

Your Nervous System

There are billions of nerve fibers in your body, often arranged in bundles called nerves. Many billions of them travel inside the spinal column as part of the spinal cord and exit through openings between the vertebrae. After leaving the spinal column, the nerves separate into smaller and smaller bundles and travel to every system and organ in your body.

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Without nerves, you couldn’t see, hear, touch, taste or smell. You also wouldn’t be able to feel hot, cold, pain or pleasure. Your body would be the ultimate sensory deprivation tank; you’d be completely cut off from existence. Without nerves, you would be paralyzed entirely – no muscles could move. Your body wouldn’t be able to respond to any of your commands, and you’d be a prisoner within yourself.

The Nerve Regulator

Nerves regulate your breathing, sweating, shivering, internal organ function, heartbeat, digestion, excretion, blood supply to different organs and blood pressure. Without healthy nerves, your body would be quite useless.

Why Do Pinched Nerves Occur?

When the nerves come down from the brain, they travel through a bony canal formed by vertebrae. If the vertebrae are misaligned slightly, they may cause the nerves to be irritated, compressed or stretched. Nerves send electrical impulses, or chemical nutrients, which are necessary for muscle and whole system health.

What can cause nerve pinching or impingement?

A fall or an accident, even a very mild one that happened years ago may be enough to misalign your spine. Some common causes are unnatural sleeping positions, poor posture, fatigue, dental work, a difficult birth, emotional stress, poor nutrition or a combination of them all.

Symptoms Of Pinched Nerves Manifest Differently

When the spinal column is misaligned, the entire skeletal system will become off balance, which can cause fatigue and exhaustion. When the misaligned vertebrae compress the nerves, their impulses are altered and can affect the area that the nerve is delivering the message to in the body. Over time a weakening of your body’s functions may result. This “dis-ease” sets the stage for diseases of all kinds. Some of these include ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, lung conditions such as asthma, fevers, headaches, seizures, allergies, bed-wetting, colds, hearing, vision and a host of other problems.

Do All Pinched Nerves Hurt?

Less than 10% of the nerve system can feel pain, so you don’t always know if there’s a problem.

Most people with pinched nerves are not in pain. People with painful pinched nerves might be considered the lucky ones – they know they have a problem in their spine and they (hopefully) will get themselves checked by a chiropractor.

But what about the ones without pain?

Your Pinched Nerve Solution

Our team of experts specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of “pinched” and trapped nerves.  If you suffer from pinched nerves which could include the conditions of sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome, call today and let us remove the painful pinch from your health.

Help For Chronic Knee Pain

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Old sports injuries, general wear and tear, past accidents, do you attribute any of these to your chronic knee pain? You suffer and either have decided to live with it or are searching for solutions where knee replacement surgery is your final and reluctant option.

Remember, you are not alone.  Many people like yourselves are relentlessly searching their knee pain condition online to find nonsurgical solutions.
We are glad you searched and found us. Please take a moment to read about chronic knee conditions and a solution we may have for you.

Understanding the Causes of Knee Pain

First, we must understand that there are a variety of causes for the knee pain inclusive of injury, overuse, or underlying conditions like arthritis. For the best proper treatment, the cause of the pain needs to be determined before any treatments can be offered as the root cause determine the best way to first help with the stiffness and inflammation.

A Proper Diagnosis

It is crucial that the cause of the pain be diagnosed to offer the best treatment. Here are some common diagnoses:

  • Arthritis – Generally tends to be the most widespread cause of knee pain and there is a selection of treatments on offer.
  • Ligament Injuries – These can be caused or exacerbated during sports or athletic activities leading to discomfort and instability.
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Cartilage Injuries | Meniscal Tear – This is a common knee pain cause in young and old.
  • Patellar Tendonitis – Tendonitis around the joint is most commonly of the patellar tendon, the large tendon over the front of the knee.
  • Chondromalacia Patella – Chondromalacia is a softening of the cartilage which leads to under the kneecap, this is common among the 15-35-year-old age group.
  • Dislocating Kneecap – This causes acute symptoms during the dislocation, but can also lead to chronic knee pain.
  • Baker’s Cyst – This is a swelling in the rear of the joint, and is usually a sign of another underlying problem such as a meniscus tear.
  • Bursitis – The most common bursa affected around the joint is that just above the kneecap, commonly this is found in people that kneel during their work.
  • Plica Syndrome – This is an uncommon cause of knee pain and can be tricky to diagnose. Diagnosis is usually made at the time of an arthroscopy.
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease – This is a condition seen in adolescents and is due to irritation of the growth plate just at the front of the joint.
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans – (OCD) is another condition seen in adolescents due to the growth of the bone around the joint.
  • Gout – This is not a common cause for knee pain, but patients with a history of this condition may find it is the cause of knee pain.

We Are Ready To Help You With Your Knee Pain!

If you are ready to step back into the activities you have been avoiding due to your chronic knee pain, take the first pain-free step of scheduling a consultation with our office.  Our team will run preform examinations to help find the cause of your discomfort and offer options for getting you back into life without knee pain!

Are You In Pain Solution Paralysis?

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Do you suffer in pain? Do you very carefully balance between managing pain versus giving up and crying, “It is just too much?”  If this is you, read on for helpful information to better help you understand and choose the from best pain solution options from the experts in treatments of headaches, back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Different Pain Protocols

No one wants to worry constantly.  We certainly do not want to visit our chiropractor or family doctor for every ache and pain, but eventually, we all experience physical health challenges that may be difficult to solve without expert advice.  

Deciphering the 911

Some health crises are immediate and serious.  For instance, if you suddenly experience crushing chest pain with radiating pain down your left arm, possibly with nausea, profuse perspiration, and a feeling of impending doom, you know you have to call “911” immediately. If you awaken in the middle of the night with an intense, deep, sharp pain in your lower right abdomen, accompanied by vomiting and a fever, you also know that you need to go to the Emergency Room right away.  In these exceptional cases, most people know which steps to take.  

Now, what about the pain that does not categorize as a “code red”?

Nonurgent Urgent Care

Overall, pain is a warning sign, but many problems that cause pain can resolve on their own.  For example, you may twist an ankle on your daily walk.  It may hurt to put weight on that ankle, and there may even be a bit of swelling, but within two days your ankle is much better.  There was initial pain attributing to a soft tissue injury, possibly involving muscles, tendons, or ligaments; however, the injury was not so severe that your body’s ability to self-heal could not manage the situation.  In the case of a greater degree of initial pain, more swelling, or if improvement were not obtained within 48 hours, a visit to your chiropractor would be appropriate.
In borderline situations involving musculoskeletal pain, for instance back, neck, shoulder, or knee pain,  your intuition, and level of pain tolerance will be the deciding factor on when to seek professional assistance.  But better to err on the side of caution and not lose the quality of life you desire by living and masking the pain with anti-inflammatories.

Pain Relief Versus Pain Solution

When you suffer from debilitating neck and back pain, you should consider an evaluation first by a qualified chiropractor.   The majority of these spinal complaints are caused by irritation and inflammation of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that not only help create the structure of the spinal column but provide for the full mobility of the spinal vertebrae.  By locating regions of your spine with decreased mobility, a chiropractor can identify the areas that are in need of treatment. The treatment includes not only restoring mobility to the spinal joints but the reduction of pressure and irritation on spinal nerves.  By reducing the irritation and inflammation of the spinal soft tissues, the pain will reduce along with the adverse effects to the normal function of the spinal nerves.  The result of non-treatment for spinal nerve compression may include a wide range of other health problems.  By addressing the source of many of these problems, chiropractic care and rehabilitation, which may include physical rehabilitation and exercises, spinal decompression, or other non-surgical modalities will help eliminate your neck and back pain and help contribute to your overall health and well-being.

Let Us Start With Good Action Steps

If you or a loved one are suffering in pain and you feel like you have tried everything or are just too tired from the pain to make a clear decision, let us help you make an informed and solution based decision.  Our expert team is ready and waiting to help you begin to take the steps towards your next best day – pain-free!

Pain Relief Can Start With A Healthy Walk

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What is your excuse for not exercising? Is it no time, tired from work, the kids, or in pain? Unfortunately, those are all great reasons (excuses), but instead of justifying the reasons, let’s grab your sneakers and a light sweatshirt and let’s get walking!  

Best of All – Free Membership!

While some fitness enthusiasts relentlessly seek out the latest, trendiest exercise crazes, many others are returning to good, old-fashioned walking to help them feel great and get into shape without becoming a member of an expensive gym.   Best of all except for a good pair of walking shoes, it requires virtually no equipment. So whether enjoying the wonder of nature or simply the company of a friend, walking can be a healthy, refreshing experience. And thanks to its convenience and simplicity, walking might be right for you, too.

Walk Like You Own It!

A sedentary lifestyle has a debilitating influence on people’s health as they age; therefore exercise is imperative.

Check off all the great benefits to walking:

  • Improves cardiovascular endurance
  • Tones muscles of the lower body
  • Burns calories: about 80 if walking 2 miles per hour, and about 107 if walking 4.5 miles per hour
  • Reduces risk of heart disease

Sport The Right Shoes

The first item of business when beginning your walking program is to select the right pair of shoes. Too many people choose fashion over function when purchasing running shoes, not realizing that poor-fitting shoes can do more than hurt their stride; they can also lead to pain throughout the body.

  • Make sure the shoes you purchase fit properly. The balls of your feet should rest exactly at the point where the toe end of the shoe bends during walking.
  • Select shoes with plenty of cushioning in the soles to absorb the impact.
  • Shop for sneakers at the end of the day or after a workout when your feet are generally at their largest. Wear the type of socks you usually wear during exercise.
  • When trying on shoes, be sure to wear them for at least 10 minutes at the store.

Once you have purchased a pair of shoes, don’t walk them into the ground. While estimates vary as to when is the best time to replace old shoes, most experts agree that between 300 and 500 miles are optimal.

Goal For Success

Walking just 12 minutes every other day can offer important health benefits. But to increase your longevity, try to work up to 30 minutes, five days per week. Experts generally agree that to be considered “active,” adults should try to take 10,000 steps each day. Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to track your progress. Follow these great tips to start strong and stay strong:

  • Move your arms freely, in coordination with the opposite leg.
  • Stop staring down at your phone. This posture change will have you looking up and around, and unplugged from stress. The simple head posture shift will also take the pressure off your joints that are causing you to carry your weight improperly.
  • Don’t carry weights or dumbbells while walking. They’re better used as a separate part of your exercise regimen.
  • Expect a little soreness in the thighs and calves for the first week or two. If you experience more than soreness, check with your chiropractic physician.
  • Walk briskly, with “purpose.” Simply sauntering, while relaxing and enjoyable, is not an effective form of cardiovascular exercise.

Of course, be sure to consult your medical practitioner before beginning any rigorous exercise program.

On The Right Track

Follow these surface choice tips to maximize the benefit and reduce the chance of injury:

  • Walking on a cushioned or rubberized track is ideal, because the cushioning of this type of track absorbs most of the impact of your walking. Many recreation centers offer this type of track free of charge.
  • Grass is another good surface, but watch out for hidden dips or holes in the ground.
  • Walking on a surface with no give, such as concrete or a mall floor, is not your best choice, because this type of surface will not absorb much of the impact your body will experience. If you do choose to walk on such a surface, be extra careful to select highly cushioned shoes.

Take Your First Step Here!

We want to help keep you moving in perfect balance to maximize the benefit and help to avoid low back hip or knee pain.   So as you lace up and head for the open road make sure to call and get a checkup for top performance.

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