Chiropractic Reduces Healthcare Costs

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Cost is a factor in just about every consumer decision we make, whether it’s which pizza shop we are going to order from or what make of car we are considering for our next mode of transportation. We work hard for our money and we want to get the most value for our dollar. It’s no different when it comes to our healthcare and the costs associated with our healthcare. With medical costs continuing to rise, the cost-effectiveness provided by chiropractic is key to it’s rising popularity. We’ve all experienced a situation where we went to a doctor’s office forRead more…

Chiropractic Treats Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

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When you think of going to the chiropractor’s office you normally think of the doctor treating you for neck or back pain, right? That’s what most people think of when they think of chiropractors, but the fact is that chiropractors can treat much more than just the neck or back. Chiropractors are able to treat just about every joint in the body, due to their expertise related to the spine and the nervous system that runs from through the spine and throughout the entire body. As we’ll see in this blog, chiropractors can treat a part of the body thatRead more…

Chiropractic More Effective Than Drugs For Back Pain

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If you’ve ever dealt with long-lasting back pain, you may consider it commonplace to always have a bottle of painkillers nearby to help you subdue the pain that is hampering your day-to-day life. While these pills may temporarily reduce the pain you are experiencing, the reward isn’t worth the risk that comes along with such powerful medications. As seen all over the news in the past couple of years, painkillers can not only be dangerous but they can also be deadly when not used in proper dosages. In addition to being potentially dangerous, painkillers have been found by a numberRead more…

Smoking Linked to Back Pain

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Within the last few decades, more and more scientific evidence regarding the health risks associated with smoking have come into the public domain. These risks can include anything from the well-known dangers such as lung cancer and heart disease to lesser-known dangers such as constricted blood vessels and increased risk of leukemia. However, smoking can also lead to health problems that many of us may have never even associated with smoking, such as back pain. A study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases collected information on nearly 95,000 subjects over a 14 year period to test whether or notRead more…

Teens, Back Pain, and Chiropractic

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We often assume that because teenagers are so young that they don’t experience the same aches and pains as their elders. Many of us may believe that teenagers may only suffer from conditions such as back pain if they recently suffered an injury during their latest soccer game or while they were doing yard work last weekend. However, teenagers can develop back pain for a number of reasons that many people may never consider. While the percentage of teenagers who suffer from back pain is lower than the rate of back pain in adults, the effects that the pain hasRead more…

Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches Following Auto Accidents

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If you’ve recently been involved in an auto accident, you may be experiencing more frequent and/or more severe headaches than prior to the accident. In fact, about 90% of of auto accident injury victims report some level of headache following their accident. While the symptoms following an auto accident vary on a case-by-case basis, there is one type of headaches in particular that is most common. The type of headaches that are most common after an auto accident are cervicogenic headaches. The word “cervicogenic” means originating in the neck. To that end, a cervicogenic headache occurs when nerves in theRead more…

Chiropractic Alleviates Neck Arthritis

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Anyone who suffers from arthritis knows how painful it can be, especially in an area of the body that is utilized as much as the neck. Arthritis in the neck is known as atlantoaxial arthritis and occurs when subluxation of the neck joints causes reduced range of motion and pain in the neck, back of the head, and above the eyes. As is the case with most medical conditions dealing with the structure of the spine, chiropractors can be very effective in treating this condition. In a study published in the National Library of Medicine, ten patients who were diagnosedRead more…

Chiropractic Care for Seniors

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While becoming a senior has its advantages, such as discounts at the movies and the early bird special at the local diner, there are also a number of disadvantages such as forgetting where you put your keys and pretty much every part of your body hurting. In many cases, seniors simply learn to live with the pain they experience and that often prevents them from seeking out treatment for their pain. Older adults tend to believe that there is nothing that can be done for their pain but in most instances that is not the case. While seniors may haveRead more…

Chiropractic Can Prevent Back Surgery

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Many people believe that if they have an extended period of back pain, the only way to alleviate the pain is to undergo back surgery. While surgery is sometimes necessary, the damage that can result from the surgery can leave the patient in worse condition than they were in prior to the surgery. Proper treatment of the spine can help alleviate the pain that is being experienced and help prevent the pain from returning. Unlike back surgery, which carries the risk of serious complications following the procedure, chiropractic care carries no major side effects, aside from some slight soreness followingRead more…

Low Back Pain After Auto Accident

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Auto accidents can cause a variety of injuries for those involved in the accident, including anything from whiplash, headaches, and neck injuries. However, one injury that is often forgotten following an auto accident are low back injuries. A large number of people involved in auto accidents report back pain following the accident and they often don’t understand what happened during the accident to cause this pain. The main cause of the back pain that auto accident victims suffer from results from the difference in shape between the human body’s natural spine shape and the shape of most car seats. DuringRead more…

Chiropractic for Children

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Many people only think to schedule a chiropractic appointment when they are experiencing pain in either their neck or back. However, the facts are that chiropractic is actually a preventative practice. Chiropractic is effective at assisting the body in healing itself and keeping itself healthy. Another positive regarding chiropractic care is that it is never too early to begin receiving care. In many cases, newborn babies can receive their first spinal manipulation just minutes after being born. Many parents elect to have their baby’s spine checked right after birth due to the fact that significant spinal trauma can occur atRead more…

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome After Auto Accident

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Automobile accidents can lead to a wide array of injuries, especially in the head and neck areas. Some of these injuries can be felt and diagnosed in a short time frame following the accident while others may not surface for weeks after the auto accident has occurred. While whiplash is the neck injury most commonly associated with automobile accidents, thoracic outlet syndrome is also a prevalent neck injury that may occur during an auto accident. Thoracic outlet syndrome is felt by the patient as tingling, numbness, pain, or decreased circulation in the shoulders, arms, or hands. These symptoms are fairlyRead more…

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Back Pain?

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One of the main questions we receive here at Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab is “what can I do to prevent my back from hurting?”. While there is not always a simple answer to this question, depending on the individual and their condition, one important step a patient can take to prevent back pain is to exercise regularly. Regular exercise combined with chiropractic adjustments are an effective combination in keeping the spine at its greatest potential physical health. When it comes to preventing back pain, some exercises are more effective than others. Some of the more effective exercises include partial crunches,Read more…

Valley Health and Wellness Expo – Recap

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As a member of the community and also a health and wellness provider, when Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab was presented with the opportunity to be a part of the first-ever Valley Health and Wellness Expo at the Covelli Center this past weekend, we knew it was something that we wanted and needed to be a part of. We are sure glad that we did! Over the course of this two-day event in Downtown Youngstown, Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab along with our partner Eastern Ohio Chiropractic Society had the opportunity to interact with hundreds, if not thousands, of Mahoning Valley residentsRead more…

Chiropractic Boosts Athletic Performance

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Sports injuries are part of the game, but they do not always have to keep you out of action for long. In many cases, even if an injury is not serious enough to keep you on the bench, it might be painful enough to decrease performance, reduce strength, limit range of motion, slow reflexes, reduce asymmetries, and reduce endurance. To most athletes, any physical issue that prevents them from performing at their peak level is something worth addressing and they prefer to be treated by someone who knows the challenges of being an athlete. As a triathlete, Dr. Michael LyonsRead more…

Chiropractic Helps Acute Back Pain

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Many of us experience some level of back pain at times in our lives. For some of us, it may be a long-term condition that we’ve been dealing with for a number of years. For others, it may be an injury that has just flared up recently. Cases such as this, where the injury is recent, are known as acute injuries, which are usually injuries which has been active for less than three months. In minor cases, home treatment can be enough to improve the condition. However, for some people, specialized medical attention such as chiropractic care may be necessary.Read more…

Chiropractic Eases Back Surgery Pain

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According to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, eight out of every ten people experience back pain at some time in their life. For many people, this pain is mild and short-lived. However, for a number of people, the pain is long-lasting and becomes too much for them to handle. As a result, many of these people who experience continuous and severe back pain feel as if the only option they have to relieve their pain is to undergo back surgery. While a number of back surgery patients experience successful back surgery and go on to live relatively pain-free, up toRead more…

Scoliosis Pain and Chiropractic

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Many of us remember when we were in Elementary school and the whole class got called into the nurse’s office to get our annual scoliosis exam. While many of us may have found that exam to be useless and, for some of us, embarrassing, the importance of this exam cannot be understated. If diagnosed as a child, precautions such as wearing a brace can be taken to correct the issue. The later in life the condition is diagnosed, the more pain the person will experience as they age. However, while there may not be a cure for scoliosis, chiropractic careRead more…

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…

Pregnancy and Back Pain

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Anyone who has ever been pregnant can attest to the large number of challenges throughout the pregnancy. One of the many challenges that pregnant women face is the back pain that they must endure. For most pregnant women, the issue of back pain begins during the second half of their pregnancy. While there may not be any way to completely eliminate back pain during pregnancy, there are a number of ways to reduce the pain to a more bearable level. But before we get into ways to reduce pregnancy-related back pain, let’s first discuss what could be causing it. PregnancyRead more…

How Health Care Industry Must Change to Stop The Opioid Epidemic

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The department of Health and Human Services has recently released a new report with a new national strategy to reduce opioid epidemic. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-national-strategy-opioid-epidemic.html This new report from HHS is enlightening, but the reality is until something is done with the healthcare system as a whole and the fact that opioid pain medications are about the only thing the insurance industry will pay for without limitations, people are going to continue to suffer and die. Chiropractic Maintenance Therapy Not Covered To meet Medicare coverage criteria, chiropractic treatment should be aimed at treating acute injuries, re-injuries, or exacerbations. The result of chiropracticRead more…

PTSD and Auto Injury

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If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know it can be a stressful situation that isn’t limited to the accident itself. The stress continues as you deal with car repairs, dealing with the insurance companies, and in some cases going to court. While these issues can usually be resolved in a relatively short time frame, the stress resulting from an auto accident can have long-lasting effects, in many cases. For many people, auto accidents can be the source of physical injuries, sometimes minor and sometimes major, depending on the severity of the accident. However, the severity ofRead more…

Chiropractic Relieving Cervicogenic Headaches

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Despite the fact that you may not know what the word “cervicogenic” means, it may be playing a major role in your daily life. The word “cervicogenic” means “originating in the neck” and is often used to describe headaches that stem from irritation to the nerves in the neck. Cervicogenic headaches are the most common type of headache and affect as many as 9 of 10 Americans, at least occasionally. If you’ve been suffering from cervicogenic headaches, you know they can greatly affect your daily routine and quality of life. Typically, cervicogenic headaches start with tightness in the neck andRead more…

Headaches After Auto Accident

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If you’ve recently been involved in an auto accident, it’s very likely that you may have suffered from periods of headaches in the days and weeks following the accident. While there could be a number of possible causes for these headaches, there is one type of headaches in particular that is most common. That type of headaches that are most common after an auto accident are cervicogenic headaches. The word “cervicogenic” means originating in the neck. To that end, a cervicogenic headache occurs when nerves in the neck become irritated. The nerves can be injured from the force of theRead more…

IF I CAN DO THIS ANYONE CAN!!!

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THE STORY OF MY FIRST TRIATHLON It is time for our annual “Spring into Action” campaign, so for this month’s blog post I decided to take a different direction and share my personal experience of how I got off the couch and on the path to living a healthier lifestyle. Not long ago I was like so many of my patients, caught up in all of life’s commitments with little time to work out and take care of myself. I was overweight, out of shape, and now 40-something facing the realization that it is NOT going to get any easierRead more…

American College of Physicians Issues New Guidelines for the Treatment of Low Back Pain

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February 14, 2017:   New evidence-based clinical practice guidelines were published by the American College of Physicians encouraging medical physicians to seek the use of non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic low back pain.  These therapies include superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation. This recommendation comes as a result of a recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine recommending that “Physicians should avoid prescribing unnecessary tests and costly and potentially harmful drugs, especially narcotics, for these patients.” “Clinicians should advise patients with acute or subacute low back pain to select a non-pharmacologic approach to treat theirRead more…

Now offering Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN)

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I am very excited by the results I have seen in patients that have been treated by trigger point dry needling (TPDN).  TPDN is another form of myofascial release, muscle work, trigger point therapy in which we place a solid monofilament needle into the muscle to break up the adhesions and restriction in the muscle fascia. Patients usually receive some type of muscle work on just about every visit in our office.  We have many different techniques we offer whether it is deep tissue trigger point work with the massage therapist or more specific techniques we use such as instrumentRead more…

New Faces and Changes at Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab

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Exciting Changes Are Here! Hubbard Office: The biggest change in Hubbard is the addition of Dr. Robert Hunkus.  As many of our Hubbard patients are already aware, Dr. Hunkus has joined our team to help cover the Hubbard office and help us to expand chiropractic hours in the schedule in an effort to better serve our patients.  Dr. Hunkus is a highly skilled and experienced Chiropractor from Girard who has been in practice since 1995.  Dr. Hunkus has extensive background in handling workers comp and personal injury cases and has excellent case management skills.  He is well versed in manyRead more…

Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. Sponsors Local Olympic Hopeful

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Youngstown, Ohio (July 30th) – Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc., a leading provider of Chiropractic care, is excited to announce their sponsorship of Race walker Olympic hopeful, Michael Mannozzi. Mannozzi is a Youngstown native and a 2005 graduate of Boardman High School. He was inspired by his father, who had multiple sclerosis, and could not walk the last 14 years of his life, and his sister, who died of cerebral palsy and never was able to walk. He began Race walking in March of 2008 immediately following his college wrestling season. His goal of reaching the Olympic Games was born. With hardRead more…

Are You Breathing Correctly?

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I have been asked to put together some exercise for the club specific for tri-athletes. This is the first part of a series of tips and exercises I am putting together and will be sending out over the next few weeks to the message board. You will also be able to find them on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/advchirorehab I figured I would start with some basics, like breathing. This might seem simple but you would be surprised how many of us breath incorrectly.  I start all spine rehab with teaching people to breath correctly because all of your respiratoryRead more…