Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Lifetime Benefits of Chiropractic

Many people begin chiropractic care because of back pain, neck pain, headaches, or sports injuries. What they find is that chiropractic offers lifetime wellness benefits.

The wellness industry takes in billions of dollars annually. It's full of wellness products and services that often provide little benefit.

Chiropractic is a perfect option for people seeking wellness care for their families. Chiropractic is a solution for people suffering with headaches, neck pain, back pain, injuries, chronic fatigue, ADHD, and so much more.

Before starting weight loss cleanses, supplements, or any other gimmicks you should start your wellness approach with chiropractic care.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Carpal Tunnel Help Without Surgery!

Dr. Pazdel explains how chiropractic care can be of benefit for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and avoiding surgery. Chiropractic care extends throughout the entire body, not just the spine.

See more at http://www.pazdelchiropractic.com

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Surprising Link Between Stress and Memory - Elizabeth Cox

You spend weeks studying for an important test. On the big day, you wait nervously as your teacher hands it out. You’re working your way through, when you’re asked to define "ataraxia." You know you’ve seen the word before, but your mind goes blank. What just happened? Elizabeth Cox details the complex relationship between stress and memory.

Lesson by Elizabeth Cox, directed by Artrake Studio.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

How & Why I Became a Chiropractor

Dr. Bejan Pazdel talks about how he became a Chiropractor. He, like many people who have never experienced a chiropractor had images of back and neck cracking, and other wild and potentially harmful things. And, like most people, once he tried it and saw the results, he was so excited about how that happened that he decided that was what he wanted to do.

See more at http://www.PazdelChiropractic.com

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Chiropractic Adjustments & Headaches | Chiropractic Care

Taking care of patients with headaches is one of my favorite things to do as a chiropractor. There are many causes of headaches, but chiropractic care is extremely effective at treating all forms of headaches. The first thing your chiropractor will do is a very, very careful case history and examination. There are many things that can trigger headaches, and your chiropractor will want to understand what contributes to your headaches. We'll also do a thorough musculoskeletal exam where we can identify areas that are restricted or not moving normally. There are many techniques that chiropractors use to treat patients with headaches.

Traditional chiropractic adjustment involves a very precise, defined thrust into the spine to restore range of motion in the neck or other areas in the spine. And this can be very effective at reducing pain and increasing the range of motion very quickly. There are other non-force or gentle chiropractic techniques that chiropractors use that may involve gentle rocking motion or stretching motion or gentle pressure that can also be very effective at restoring the normal function of the spine and the nervous system associated with it to help restore range of motion and relax the muscles. Chiropractors will also use other modalities including massage, deep tissue, myofascial release or trigger point therapies that can be very helpful at relaxing the muscle spasm that's associated with headaches very often.

We'll also check TMJ and sinuses. The reflex work we can do on sinuses can be very helpful in helping to reduce sinus headaches. The most common form of headaches that people often present with is muscular tension headaches, where the muscles in the base of the spine right were the neck attaches to the cranium get very tight. And we'll work on those areas. And sometimes we'll apply other therapies like heat or ice or electric muscle stim to help increase the effectiveness of our treatment.

Your chiropractor may also make specific recommendations for home care, including nutritional recommendations for eating enough protein, eating on time, eating certain foods or not eating certain foods and drinking enough water. There may be nutritional supplements recommended for general health.

Your chiropractor will also review with you special postural considerations that are especially important for people with headaches, like how to choose the correct pillow and what position to sleep in, and how to sit at your desk or carry a shoulder bag without straining your neck and shoulder.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Healthy Kids Corner: Chiropractic Care & Benefits

Welcome to Healthy Kids Corner! Here are some of the reasons parents bring their child in for chiropractic care.

Friday, July 12, 2019

What You Should Know About Chiropractic Adjustments

What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic back adjustment is a type of manual therapy (i.e., a treatment delivered through the physician’s hands) that seeks to realign joint subluxations. Note that the word subluxation means different things to a chiropractor than it does to a medical doctor, though either way, the definition of the term is “partial dislocation.”

When a chiropractor looks for a subluxation (via the diagnostic process,) the things she notes tend to be subtle gradations of position changes in the joints and accompanying soft tissue problems. When a medical doctor sees a subluxation on an x-ray, it’s a very obvious disconnect between the bones that make up a joint.

Learn more about the difference between the way an allopathic doctor sees a subluxation vs the way a chiropractor sees it.

Although a number of chiropractic methods and techniques exist, the most common version of an adjustment involves a controlled but fast directional thrust into the joint.

The goal is to bring the bones of a joint back to their normal, natural fit. It may take just one adjustment to achieve this aim (so that the adjustment “sticks,”) or it may take several.

Who Is Licensed to Give Adjustments?

Other more industry-related names for a chiropractic adjustment are: spinal manipulation and Grade 5 mobilization. Physical therapists and osteopathic physicians are two other types of health providers who are sometimes trained and licensed to give a Grade 5 mobilization treatment.

Grades 1-4 type mobilizations are less forceful and direct than Grade 5 and tend to be used more by physical therapists, massage therapists and some holistic therapists and educators such as Feldenkrais practitioners, Alexander teachers and more. Massage therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers and holistic practitioners are, in general, not licensed to give spinal manipulation therapy, i.e., Grade 5 mobilization.

A Reputation for Back Cracking

You probably already know that chiropractors are often referred to as “back crackers.” This nickname may have been bestowed based on the cracking and popping that’s usually heard during a treatment.

A lot of people associate these sounds with a successful adjustment. But in reality, they may have nothing to do with accurate re-alignment of your joints. Instead, they are thought to be a result of cavitation, which is a sudden pressure decrease inside the joint (brought about by the manipulation.) Cavitation causes gasses in the synovial fluid to be released into the space between the bones that are being adjusted (called the joint space.)

According to Brodeur, in his 1995 study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological and Therapeutics, these gasses comprise about 15% of the volume of the joint.

And while it’s true that the mainstay of the chiropractic profession is an adjustment of the spine, most also adjust the pelvis as a routine part of the treatment. Some also regularly adjust other joints such as knees, feet, wrists, and more.

How Well Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), spinal manipulation is one among several holistic therapies that have been proven to provide low back pain relief. Pain relief experienced by study participants who underwent chiropractic adjustments was mild and moderate, according to NCCIH.

Other holistic therapies that NCCIH says yield similar results include massage therapy and exercise. Physical therapy is on this list, as well, even though many people think of it as an allied health profession, rather than a complementary or integrative health field.

If you have chronic low back pain, and you want to get it treated by a chiropractor (or osteopath or physical therapist who performs spinal manipulation,) you’re in luck. A review of medical studies done by the Cochrane Back Group, and published in the June 2011 issue of the journal Spine, found high-quality evidence that this treatment is just as good as other treatments for the same condition. Such comparison treatments included the use of heat, sleeping on a firm mattress and/or taking pain relievers.

Article Source: https://www.verywellhealth.com/chiropractic-adjustments-297025

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sciatica and Low Back Pain Relief

Dr. Pazdel shows how the spine and associated nerve network can be the cause of chronic low back pain. This condition can be relieved and changed without drugs through chiropractic care. Living with chronic pain is no fun at all. Chiropractic care changes lives!

See more at http://www.pazdelchiropractic.com

Saturday, July 6, 2019

What Causes Heartburn? - Rusha Modi

Humans have been battling heartburn for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. But recently the incidence has risen, making it a common complaint worldwide. What causes this problem, and how can it be stopped? Rusha Modi details the causes and treatments of heartburn.

Lesson by Rusha Modi, directed by Kozmonot Animation Studio.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019