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Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Neck pain is the fourth leading cause of disability, with an annual prevalence rate exceeding 30%.

by Luz Senan, D.C.

Most episodes of acute neck pain will resolve with or without treatment, but nearly 50% of individuals will continue to experience some degree of pain or frequent occurrences.1 Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment option that may help reduce your neck pain and other symptoms associated with it, such as:

  • Cervicogenenic Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Pain and/or numbness and tingling in the arms

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Myofascial Pain (Muscular) Explained

Millions of Americans suffer from myofascial pain.

by Sanjay Trivedi, M.D.

Studies show that many back pains, neck pains, headaches, shoulder pains, arm pains, postural pains, etc. are caused by injured fascia—a connective tissue that covers our muscles. The areas where this injury is, are called Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs), and are located within taut bands of skeletal muscle fibers. They are thus called because they cause pain not only to the specific location, but also to other parts of the body, when touched or pressed even lightly.

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Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniation?

Studies show that chiropractic care helps with degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, and similar illnesses.

by Kristy Donnelly, D.C.

You may have heard the terms degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, disc protrusion, slipped disc and ruptured disc before.  Not many people realize that they all refer to the same thing: a derangement of the intervertebral disc.  Pain caused by a cervical or lumbar disc injury is a common reason for many people to seek chiropractic care; however it is also a common reason for people to think that chiropractic treatment is dangerous for them.  So what does the research say?

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How to Manage Inflammation

There are many ways to manage inflammation, depending on the kind and severity of the condition.


by Fiaz Jaleel, M.D.

Inflammation, as I mentioned in my initial article, is an important part of the healing process. The early features of the inflammatory response generally include increased blood flow, warmth, redness, swelling, and pain. These clinical features are all part of the early response to injury, infection, antigen exposure etc.

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The Panic Pattern Explained

There are non-medication ways to release the panic pattern.  In the chiropractic world, they are called “adjustments.”

by Deric D’Agostino, D.C.

There is a pattern in our bodies that we call “the panic pattern.”

Hypothetically, let’s say a lion walks into the room.  You have two choices:

  1. Kill the lion, or
  2. Run through the wall like a cartoon character.

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Brain and Body Talk: Stop Stress or Injury Cycles

Chiropractic helps stop stress response

by Long Van, D.C.

The body and brain function as a unit. Any form of stress or injury anywhere in the body will trigger the brain to attack that injury. If your brain focuses on that injury area too much, it neglects other functions of the body, creating an imbalance. It is, thus, important to take care of that injury as soon as possible—to stop stress acycle—so that the body and brain continue to function at optimal levels.

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Chiropractic Care for Seniors

In cases when drugs and surgery may not be appropriate, chiropractic care may be an option to treat seniors safely and effectively

by Luz F. Senan, D.C.

Prior to attending chiropractic college I worked as a Case Manager and Geriatric Mental Health Counselor. I was fascinated by my patient’s great stories about chiropractic care and how their chiropractors were helping them with their pain and encouraging them to keep more active and healthy. That intrigued me, and for the first time I went to visit a chiropractor. The rest is history.

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Inflammation

Inflammation is both a warning and a part of the healing process

by Fiaz Jaleel, MD

A term that carries a sense of dread, inflammation in the acute phase of disease and injury is beneficial, and warns the individual that the normal state of health has been altered. However, at the same time, it is part of the normal healing process.

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Exercising Your Way Out of Back and Neck Pain

Proper exercises help ease pain, and lessen recovery time

by Kristy Donnelly, D.C.

You may think that a mild-moderate injury and energy slump are reasons to avoid exercise, but it could be exactly what you need. Consult your physician if you have any questions before beginning an exercise routine because depending on your specific cause and intensity of pain, not all exercises are recommended. However, the proper stretches and exercises could help ease your back and neck pain while also increasing your circulation, strengthening your muscles and lessening your recovery time.

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