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.
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?
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.
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 the stress cycle—so that the body and brain continue to function at optimal levels.
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.
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.
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.
With all things considered, all we are is a brain and spinal cord
by Deric D’Agostino, D.C.
“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” – Hippocrates
Yep, the same Hippocrates that MD’s worldwide take “the oath” the Hippocratic oath……the original father of modern medicine, the Grand Poobah of health. Even he said look to the spine. Why would he say such a thing? Well, he was kind of a smart Greek guy. But for today we’ll start with the human frame. Try and imagine that with all things considered, all we are is a brain and spinal cord…… THAT’S IT!!!
Absolute Medical Clinic is now Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians!
Absolute Medical Clinic has changed the face of auto injury care and pain management by launching a complete re-brand. As of March 1, 2017, Absolute Medical Clinic will be known as Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians—with a trendy new website—reflecting the institution’s growth into one of the most trust-worthy chiropractic and pain management clinics in the industry. With seven clinics established across Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, and St. Augustine Florida, the re-brand improves not only the face, but the quality of patient care.