Posts for category: Chiropractic
Find out how getting chiropractic care in Brunswick, GA, could reduce your headaches.
Having a headache can put a real damper on the day, particularly if you find yourself sitting at work with a stack of papers to get through. If you are a frequent sufferer, then you may be desperate to understand what is causing your headaches and how our Brunswick, GA, chiropractor Dr. Trek Smith can help.
More than 250 million workdays are missed due to headaches. So, isn’t it time you found out what was going on so that you can go back to your daily life? While headaches are typically not a sign of something serious, they can certainly affect your quality of life.
There are many factors that can trigger a headache including,
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Poor diet
- Excessive noise
As a chiropractic specialist in Brunswick, GA, we see many patients coming in complaining of headaches. Many headaches are due to chiropractic issues, particularly originating in the neck. If there is a misalignment in the bones of the neck this can put unnecessary pressure on certain nerves and muscles in the neck and even decrease blood flow to this area. Fortunately, headaches often respond well to chiropractic treatment.
Even those with severe headaches may find the relief they’ve desperately been looking for through spinal adjustments (sometimes also called spinal manipulation). By applying a controlled amount of force to these misaligned regions we are able to realign the spine and take pressure off the nerves and muscles of the neck and back to reduce irritation and improve mobility. Prior to any spinal adjustments, we will also examine your posture and curvature of the spine to see if there are any conditions that could be affecting your alignment. If a condition is to blame, this will require immediate medical attention.
However, great candidates for chiropractic care can find the headache relief they need with us. Back to Health Chiropractic in Brunswick, GA, alleviate everything from neck to leg pain. You shouldn’t just live with pain. Call us today to schedule your next chiropractic appointment.
It's estimated that eight out of 10 people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. A recent study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in the U.S. estimated that 40 million Americans aged 20-64 will experience "frequent" low back pain (LBP), with 15% suffering from LBP lasting up to two weeks at a time!
There's no clear-cut way to resolve back pain, but chiropractic offers the most promise.
Witness the results of a recent study comparing one-month outcomes for 93 chiropractic patients and 45 medical patients with chronic, recurrent LBP. Chiropractic care included spinal manipulation and various forms of physiotherapy, averaging four patient visits. Medical care averaged one visit and frequently included the prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Patients treated by chiropractors showed better overall improvement and satisfaction after one month than patients treated by family physicians. Chiropractic patients showed substantial decreases in pain severity, functional disability, and pain quality, while medical patients showed only minimal improvements with regard to the first two measures, and deterioration in the third.
If you're suffering from low back pain, the road to recovery may not be an easy one, but it begins with chiropractic! Schedule a consultation with a chiropractor today, and for more information on back pain, visit http://www.chiroweb.com/tyh/backpain.html
Nyiendo J, Haas M, Goodwin P. Patient characteristics, practice activities, and one-month outcomes for chronic, recurrent low-back pain treated by chiropractors and family medical physicians: a practice-based feasibility study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, May 2000: Vol. 23, No. 4, pp239-45.
Baseball and softball are two of America’s most beloved and popular sports. As fun as they may be and as great as they are for physical fitness, they can also cause a number of sports injuries that you and your doctor must address. Find out how playing baseball and softball often can affect your whole body. Also, discover how regular appointments at Back to Health Chiropractic in Brunswick, GA can help you get relief from sports injuries.
The most important part of being a good baseball or softball player is hitting the ball as hard and far as possible. Coaches often encourage their players to "swing away" when they're up to bat, but when the ball doesn't connect, the entire body often twists and contorts. When this happens repetitively, it can cause pain in the back, shoulder, elbows, and arms. Shoulder injuries are also common in pitchers, because they throw their pitching arm forward with force repetitively.
Those Sharp Turns When Running the Bases
When you do hit the ball while playing baseball or softball, you must take sharp turns when running the bases. Normally, your body is used to running in a straight line. Taking these quick, sharp turns can put a strain on your back, legs, knees, and ankles—especially if you haven’t warmed up first with a jog around the field. Your Brunswick chiropractor can help you alleviate pain in your joints and muscles from running the bases.
Sliding Into Home
One of the most common ways that players injure themselves when playing baseball or softball is sliding into home base. When they do so, they stretch their limbs (arms or legs) and risk injuring their backs or torn ligaments. Throwing your entire body into a base can cause a variety of aches and pains that persist long after the bottom of the ninth inning.
Get Relief from a Trusted Chiropractor
If you are an avid baseball or softball player, it’s a good idea to keep a trusted chiropractor on call. Contact the Brunswick, GA office of Back to Health Chiropractic at (912)466-9945 for an appointment.