Health Articles From a Novato CA Chiropractor
CHIROPRACTIC AND LEG LENGTH
Because the spinal cord is housed by the spine and the exiting nerve roots communicate with the autonomic nerves that basically run our organ function, maintaining alignment of the spine and pelvis is very important to minimize nerve irritation and subsequent health-related problems.
BALANCE AND DIZZINESS
Many people seek chiropractic care for low back, mid-back, neck pain, and pain in the
extremities, but what about balance and/or dizziness, as they often go together?
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK?
Many people seek chiropractic care when their back goes out or their neck tightens up. But how does this form of care actually work?
CAN PREGNANT WOMEN RECEIVE CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Pregnancy is a beautiful experience, and we all want to provide the best environment
for both mom and baby. The question of whether or not chiropractic care is safe during
pregnancy is frequently raised by the newly-expectant mother as she plans for a healthy pregnancy.
CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS VS. ACUPUNCTURE VS. NSAIDS
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could assess three common types of treatment for neck and
back pain to determine which is the most effective?
WHAT ARE CERVICOGENIC HEADACHES
Headaches are a very common problem that can have multiple causes ranging from stress to trauma. To make matters worse, there are MANY different types of headaches.
LOW BACK PAIN: AN ICE PACK OR THE HOT TUB?
Many patients perform some self-care when they first hurt their lower back, hoping this will keep them out of a doctor’s office. While home remedies can sometimes make the pain go away, sometimes they don’t.
IS IT MY LOW BACK OR MY HIP?
When patients present with low back pain, it is not uncommon for pain to arise from areas other than the low back, such as the hip. There are many tissues in the low back and hip region that are susceptible to injury with have overlapping pain pathways that often make it challenging to isolate the truly injured area.
BACK PAIN AND POSTURE
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments that chiropractors treat. That’s probably because MOST of us will suffer from low back pain that requires outside help at some point in our lives!
WHAT'S THIS TINGLING IN MY LEG?
Since many of us have experienced low back pain during our lifetime, we can usually relate to a personal experience and recall how limited we were during the acute phase of our last LBP episode. However, when the symptoms associated with LBP are different, such as tingling or a shooting pain down one leg, it can be both confusing and worrisome – hence the content of this month’s article!
NECK FUNCTION AND BALANCE
In the nervous system, there are three primary areas that regulate our balance: the cerebellum (located in the back of the brain), the dorsal columns (located in the back of the spinal cord), and the inner ear (the “vestibular” part of our cranial nerve VIII). There are also small, microscopic “proprioceptors” or mechanical receptors located in our joint capsules, muscles, and tendons that relay information to the brain and work hard to keep us upright when we walk, run, and play!
NECK PAIN - CHIROPRACTIC AND THE OLDER PATIENT
People of all ages suffer from neck pain, and many frequently turn to chiropractors for care because it’s been found to be one of the most effective and efficient forms of treatment available, and it carries minimal side effects!
CHIROPRACTIC AND OBESITY
Chiropractic methods are traditionally sought after for pain relief for neuromusculoskeletal conditions or from pain arising from the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. But in the tradition of chiropractic, the WHOLE PERSON is cared for, not just a select region of pain.
BALANCE AND BRAIN HEALTH
During the course of the history and examination with new patients, it’s quite common to
encounter seemingly unrelated complaints that may benefit from chiropractic care. This month, let’s investigate the relationship of balance and how it relates to the health of the brain!
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