Chiropractic Treatment for Athletes

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If you are an athlete currently, have been an athlete in the past, or just like to consider yourself an athlete, you’ve probably suffered a number of injuries in your life. These injuries have probably varied in type and severity which leads to varying types of treatments to get you back into the action. One of the most common categories of injuries that athletes suffer are back injuries of various types. In fact, up to 40% of athletes suffer from some level of back pain and for many of them it causes them to be sidelined for a period ofRead more…

Chiropractic Can Boost Your Immune System

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Chiropractic care can help patients suffering from a number of ailments such as back pain, headaches, muscle stiffness, and more. But did you know that Chiropractic care can also help boost your immune system? Recent studies have suggested that chiropractic adjustments can boost antibodies that help keep your immune system strong. One specific study focused on 74 subjects who were not suffering from any particular pain and had never received a chiropractic adjustment. A blood sample was taken from the subjects before and after the subjects received their adjustment. The blood samples taken after the adjustments showed an increase inRead more…

Pain Medications Don’t Benefit Muscle Soreness

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Many people turn to pain medications after a tough workout, in hopes to reduce the muscle soreness that results. The designation “pain medication” leads people to believe that these pills will eliminate ANY type of pain they are experiencing. However, recent studies have concluded that these pain medications have little or no effectiveness in reducing muscle soreness in the time after performing heavy physical activity. In one recent study, researchers gave participants either a pain medication or a placebo for a week after the workout. In this study, two different pain medications were used. The first of the two, Celecoxib,Read more…

Relieving Knee Pain without Surgery

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As we all know, the older you get, the more wear and tear our body experiences. One area of the body that is particularly vulnerable to wear and tear over the years is our knees. Recent studies show that an increasing number of middle-aged people are seeking total knee replacement surgery. While knee surgery has seen many improvements over the years, it is still invasive, which always carries the risk of complications, and costly. However, studies have shown that people with osteoarthritic knee pain experienced a significant drop in pain levels and less frequent clicking and grinding sensations after aRead more…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Those of us who spend a lot of time at a computer, specifically typing, know that it can cause pain in the wrist and hand area. This pain is often broadly described as carpal tunnel syndrome. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is much more than just pain in the wrist as a result of repetitive motion and can be caused by a number of genetic and environmental factors. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pain in the wrist that is medically described as “a median entrapment neuropathy caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist”. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome includeRead more…

Plantar Fasciitis

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There are a lot of people out there who have heard of “plantar fasciitis” but the number of people who actually know what it is, and what causes it, is much lower. Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of a large band of tissue that connects the heel bone and the toes in your foot. This condition is most common in most common in runners, overweight people, and those who wear shoes that don’t adequate foot support. Now that you know what plantar fasciitis is, let’s discuss the causes and symptoms of it. Plantar fasciitis is believed to develop as a resultRead more…

Cold Laser Therapy

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If you’ve ever dealt with constant pain in your back, neck, knee, or anywhere else on your body, you know that it can be very difficult to find any sort of treatment to provide you with relief from your pain. At Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, we offer a treatment option that many people may have never considered for their chronic pain…Low Level Laser Therapy. Laser Therapy can be used to treat pain in the back, neck, knee, and ankles, in addition to treating pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis. Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)Read more…

Sciatica – Surgery vs Chiropractic

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Many people who suffer from sciatica feel that surgery may be the only solution for them to get back to living a normal life. However, it is important to first consider the dangers associated with the surgery before you undergo a procedure that could have long-lasting consequences. But, before we get too far into the dangers of sciatica surgery and how chiropractic could be the best alternative for those dealing with sciatica, let’s first learn a little more about what exactly sciatica is. The term “sciatica” generally refers to the tingling, numbness, or weakness that emanate from the lower backRead more…

Preventing Spinal Degeneration

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As we get older, we all begin to experience more aches and pains throughout our body. For many of us, those pains include back pains, which can be the result of spinal degeneration. Chiropractic care can help maintain the health of your spine and prevent spinal degeneration. But before we get into how chiropractic care can help the health of your spine, let’s talk about how the spine is structured. The spine contains bones called vertebrae, each of which is separated by fibrous discs. The discs cushion the vertebrae, allowing the bones to move freely and pain-free. This spinal structureRead more…

Neck Pain and Auto Accidents

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We’ve probably all seen a television show or movie depicting a character involved in a auto accident and, in an attempt to receive greater money from insurance or a lawsuit, they claim to have suffered a painful neck injury. While these characters are designed to exaggerate the effects of the accident for financial benefit, neck injuries after an auto accident are not at all uncommon. In fact, over 90% of auto accident victims report neck pain to some extent, making neck injuries the most common symptom after an auto accident. Additionally, neck injuries resulting from auto accidents can have long-lastingRead more…