Receiving any form of medical care for the first time can fill you with questions, but if you're experiencing a decreased quality of life because of back pain, visiting a chiropractor for an adjustment can help. Don't let your unanswered questions about this form of treatment hold you back. By informing yourself about what typically goes on from the start of your appointment to the end, you'll feel more comfortable picking up the phone to book an adjustment and start the process of finally bidding farewell to your back pain.
24 June 2015
As a runner, you've no doubt heard of all the common ailments in your sport. Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and knee pain are all known hazards of running. The good news is, most of these injuries are preventable with proper care and regular wellness exams with your chiropractor. Here are three ways that a professional chiropractor, like those at Gehrig Family Chiropractic Center, can help make you a more efficient, injury-free runner:
18 June 2015
If you are experiencing pain that radiates from your lower back and goes down to your buttocks and down one or both of your legs, you are probably dealing with sciatic pain. This type of pain comes from your sciatic nerve, which runs along this area of your body. When the nerve is stretched or irritated, it can lead to a radiating pain, along with numbness and tingling. Here are some ways to relieve pain associated with the sciatic nerve.
29 May 2015
Having good posture will not only save you from future back issues and pain, it can also make you feel better, more confident and help your body function as it should. You may not even know that you have poor posture. It can be as simple as a slight hunch in your shoulders, or maybe you walk with your body leaned back a bit. Either way, these are both poor posture habits and should be corrected.
22 May 2015
After a long, cold winter, spring means warm weather and lots of sunshine. For many people, spring also means lots of sinus congestion. Sinus congestion can be caused by a variety of factors, from an infection to allergies. Here are some interesting ways you can fight the effects of sinus congestion this spring. Fight Back Naturally One way you can fight back against sinus congestion is making your immune system familiar with all the pollens and contaminants that you breath in on a daily basis.
11 May 2015
Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects up to 15% of the US population. This painful, frustrating disease can be difficult to control, even with changes in diet and proper medication. For those struggling, alternative forms of treatment may be worth considering. Acupuncture The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture has many modern day applications. It is a stress reliever, a pain reliever, and, possibly, a way to get relief from the symptoms of IBS.
8 May 2015
Contending with back pain is no joke, but if it's a few days until you're able to visit your chiropractor -- and you are looking for immediate relief -- there are a handful of techniques you can use to reduce your pain. These home remedies aren't an alternative to seeking professional help, but can make a positive impact until you're able to get to the clinic. Posture Makeover Changing the way you sit, especially if you spend the bulk of your workday at a desk, can be a helpful weapon in your battle against back pain.
6 May 2015