When you lead a busy life and have little spare time, it can be easy to avoid taking a proactive role in your health by making regular appointments with healthcare professionals. Failing to keep on top of things, however, can mean that a small issue worsens to the point at which it begins to affect your quality of life. If you've been thinking in the back of your head that you should visit a chiropractor, but have always made an excuse that keeps you from picking up the phone to make an appointment, now's the time to take action.
12 August 2015
You probably already knew that you could expect morning sickness, but there's a good chance that no one told you about the neck pain that you can often experience during pregnancy. However, you should know that neck pain is not at all uncommon when you're expecting. You could be wondering what you can do about this discomfort, but getting to the source of the problem and making a few changes should help you find some relief.
28 July 2015
If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, it can make it difficult for you to take part in even basic hobbies. For example, if you're an avid gardener, but weeding leaves you suffering with pain for days afterward, it may be time to consider adapting your weeding process to ease the strain on your back. Here are a few tips that may help you preserve your hobby, enjoy your plants and limit the residual pain.
28 July 2015
For sufferers of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and Crohn's disease, every day presents new food landmines that can cause digestive problems and incredible discomfort. If you are one of over 700,000 sufferers diagnosed with one or both of these gastrointestinal disorders, you know how painful it is. You may have medications to help you control and decrease the symptoms, but it does not stop the constant sensations of pain, cramping or severe abdominal contractions.
9 July 2015
If you have recently been in a car accident, you may be experiencing severe neck pain from whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head is quickly jerked forward or backward, resulting in neck strain and sprain. Although your pain may lessen over time, whiplash may require chiropractic care to heal properly. Here are several chiropractic treatments that may be prescribed for whiplash: Spinal Manipulation When your chiropractic performs a spinal manipulation, which is also called a "
29 June 2015
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