Monday, December 28, 2020

Tingling in Arms, Hands, Legs, & Feet


Many people experience a tingling sensation in their body and are unsure of the cause. We can answer your questions and give you relief!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays!


Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

How Do You Know If You Need A Chiropractic Adjustment?


Sometimes it can be hard to tell. You may be unaware of issues going on with your spine or other parts of your body. Dr. John Minardi discusses the benefits of adjustments and how you can get your body back in balance and to a point of maintenance.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment? (From Chiropractor)


Dr. Alex from @occhiropractor reveals the science on why certain people snap, crackle and pop more than others.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic Care



Dr. Bejan Pazdel explains how many may benefit from chiropractic care for carpal tunnel symptoms.

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic at http://www.pazdelchiropratcic.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

How Posture Improves Brain Function


Michelle Joyce, author of Posture Makeover, talks about some of the unexpected benefits of good posture on the Hallmark Channel.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!


"Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." 
— Margaret Cousins

Sunday, November 22, 2020

What Causes Headaches? - Dan Kwartler


In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately, doctors today don’t resort to power tools to cure headaches, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient ailment. Dan Kwartler shares what we know (and don't know) about headaches.

Lesson by Dan Kwartler, animation by Sharon Colman.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Is Your Smart Phone Giving You Neck Pain? A Recent Study Says Yes.


Posture expert, Michelle Joyce talking about "tech neck" on CNN/HLN with Dr Sanjay Gupta and Michaela Pereira

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Beginners Guide to Chiropractic


Dr. Heidi Haavik explains the science regarding care, maintenance, and function of the brain, body, and nervous system with wellness chiropractic care.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Chiropractic Can Help With Posture


Dr. Heidi Haavik and her research department in New Zealand explain the positive effects of chiropractic care and posture, good health, and general wellbeing.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Chiropractic Care and Auto Accidents


Dr. Brittany describes what your chiropractor can do after you have been involved in a car accident.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Alleviate Headaches


Dr. Pazdel shows how headaches, which is the cause of millions of doctor office visits every year may be alleviated by adjusting the body which may often be the direct cause of those debilitating headaches.

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

Monday, October 26, 2020

Runner Injuries and Chiropractic


Just like your car needs an occasional alignment to keep things working well, your spine needs occasional adjustments to keep from being injured.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MYTH: You Can't Relax with Good Posture


Yes, you can be comfortable and have good posture too. And, in the long run, healthy posture will protect you against back pain, fatigue and muscle tension!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

TMJ Issues? Dr. Pazdel Talks About How Chiropractic Care Can Help


Dr. Pazdel talks of issues with TMJ and how chiropractic care is so much more helpful than just working with the back. Chiropractic care extends through the entire body.

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020

How Can Chiropractors Benefit Your Health?


Back and neck pain are the chief complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help. Through manual spinal manipulation, chiropractic care is a holistic therapy that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness.

Effectiveness
The research about chiropractic care is growing. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies show that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieve neck pain more effectively than medication.

Furthermore, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that an integrated approach to health care -- including chiropractic care -- results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions.

You should consider seeing a chiropractor if you experience frequent pain in your back, neck or joints, as well as headaches. This is especially so if intense soreness follows accidents, household chores or prolonged periods of poor posture.

Back and neck pain
Chiropractors are best known for safely and effectively treating acute back and neck pain, as well as headaches. Whereas a medical doctor might prescribe pain medicine, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and an orthopedic doctor might suggest surgery, a chiropractor will treat your back problems by hand, through manipulation of the spine.

Nancy Elwartowski-Cooper, a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor, sees more and more referrals from medical doctors: "They (patients) are tired of the drugs and want answers to what is causing their problems."

Chiropractors bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment. Chiropractors change the position of your body and apply pressure to particular points along the spine that are not properly aligned. This results in a popping noise similar to the one created when you crack your knuckles. The noise is created by a change in pressure in your joints as gas bubbles are released.

By adjusting the spine with their hands at particular pressure points, chiropractors unblock nerve energy and allow it to flow better down your spin and throughout your entire body. Repeated visits can, over time, realign your spine to optimize overall health.

Chiropractor Brian Elwartowski said the brain sends messages down the spinal cord and out through the nerves to the rest of your body. If certain nerves are squeezed by a twist in the spine, they won't function as well as if they were straight. "Chiropractic [care] allows the nerves to work at their most optimum ability," he said, "allowing the body to heal at its optimum ability."

Treatment plan
Many chiropractors seek to care for the whole person, from general wellness to disease prevention. They examine every patient, not only for the reason of their visit but also their level of health. After diagnosis, a chiropractor develops a treatment plan.

Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association, said, "This may include combinations of chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy and rehabilitative procedures for many musculoskeletal problems."

Some chiropractors provide nutrition advice, exercise recommendations, ergonomic and lifestyle counseling and so on. The successful management of chronic conditions may require a combination of these major components. This holistic approach can reduce the need for potentially addictive pain medication or invasive surgery.

Article Source: https://www.foxnews.com/health/how-can-chiropractors-benefit-your-health

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

What Does a Chiropractor Spinal Adjustment Look Like?


Manipulation of the lower back is an effective treatment for sciatica and lower back injuries. In this tutorial, Dr. Scott R. Seidel, chiropractor, demonstrates a lumber (low back) adjustment using a flexion distraction table.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Chiropractic Research: Prefrontal Cortex


Dr. Heidi Haavik of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation has done some groundbreaking research on the brain and chiropractic!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic Care



Dr. Bejan Pazdel explains how many may benefit from chiropractic care for carpal tunnel symptoms.

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic at http://www.pazdelchiropratcic.com

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Chiropractic Spinal Evaluation and Adjustments Explained and Demonstrated


Are you contemplating seeing a chiropractor, but want to know what chiropractors do, and what a chiropractic treatment is like?

In this video, I explain and show you what you can expect from a typical chiropractic visit, and the logic behind what a chiropractor does.

In the simplest terms, chiropractors evaluate the spine for areas of abnormal spinal joint alignment and/or movement. They do this by static and motion palpation of spinal segments (tactile approach) and assessing and comparing range of motion on both sides (like neck rotation, or sidebending of your spine). Some go further by taking skeletal X-rays and observing the relative position and alignment of vertebral segments (and patterns of degeneration) or measuring muscle activity along the spine using instrumentation. When one or several areas are determined to be out of alignment, then a chiropractic adjustment is performed to correct the deficiency.

The goal is to keep the spinal column flexible and aligned in a way that minimizes irritation to nerve tissues within. This can also make the spine more durable and resistant to degeneration, which is typically accelerated in areas of the spine that are out of alignment and are being forced to bear extra weight.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Long Term Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments


Long term benefits of chiropractic adjustments can include the relief of chronic conditions. Learn how these adjustments can benefit you long term with advice from a professional chiropractor in this free health care video.

Monday, September 14, 2020

How to Combat the 'Sitting Disease' at Work


Chiropractor, Dr. Stacy Irvine gives us ways to fight the "sitting disease" with ergonomics for your workspace.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Is Your Cell Phone Causing Tech Neck?


Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call “tech neck.” It can result in neck pain, headaches, spinal disc issues, and even pinched nerves.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

How Often You Should See a Chiropractor


Learn how often you should see a Doctor of Chiropractic from one of the worlds leading Neural Science Researchers Dr. Heidi Haavik

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Chronic Headaches May Be Alleviated Without Drugs


Dr. Pazdel shows how headaches, which is the cause of millions of doctor office visits every year may be alleviated by adjusting the body which may often be the direct cause of those debilitating headaches.

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

Thursday, September 3, 2020

7 Kinds of Neck Exercises : Chiropractic Stretches & Tips


The great thing about the seven kinds of neck exercises is that they can be done from practically anywhere. Learn about seven kinds of neck exercises with help from a family wellness chiropractor in this free video clip.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

How Your Muscular System Works - Emma Bryce


Each time you take a step, 200 muscles work in unison to lift your foot, propel it forward, and set it down. It’s just one of the many thousands of tasks performed by the muscular system: this network of over 650 muscles covers the body and is the reason we can blink, smile, run, jump, and stand upright. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you into the body to find out.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, directed by Viviane Leezer.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Brain, Body and Spine


The amazing world of the brain, spine and body, and how chiropractic care improves and is related to its function.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Relieving The Pain and Suffering Of Carpal Tunnel


Dr. Pazdel explains how chiropractic care may be able to help alleviate the pain and suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without surgery and drugs. Chiropractors work with the body joints, muscles, tendons, to help the body do its own healing while avoiding surgical solutions.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

5 Facts Most People Don't Know About Chiropractic


Dr. Dan Sullivan, a chiropractor, speaker, author, and one of the most sought after health experts in the United States, shares 5 facts most people don't know about chiropractic.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Why So Many of Us Struggle with Back Pain


Want to know why "my back is killing me" is such a common phrase? Learn why low back pain affects so many of us. Plus, get tips to prevent it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Top 5 Surprising Benefits Of A Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment has the potential to improve your health, manage pain, and lead to healthy blood pressure improvements.


Are you thinking about getting a chiropractic adjustment, but not sure if it’s a good idea? Read on to learn the surprising benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.

Most people know that a chiropractic adjustment is helpful against back pain. But, there are so many more benefits of a visit to a chiropractor that may surprise you. From better athletic performance to headache relief, chiropractic care reaches a wide range of issues. Here are five great benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractors target areas of the body, particularly the neck and back, to prevent and treat various issues. People go to a chiropractor for any number of reasons and the techniques and treatment may vary. An adjustment can treat poor posture, misalignments, and other spine problems.

These misalignments are also called “vertebral subluxation.” These may be a result of a poor diet, posture, or a serious injury. In general, chiropractic adjustments increase a person’s mobility and overall spinal health. They improve activity level and everyday body functionality. Regular chiropractic visits can also work in conjunction with other medicine and long-term treatments.

1. Athletic Performance

Chiropractic adjustments offer a ton of benefits for athletes. Many professional sports players get regular adjustments to improve their performance levels.

This is because chiropractic treatment reduces pain and increases functionality. As reported by many of the top health blogs on the internet, adjustments are quite effective at improving a person’s immune system energy levels and releasing muscle tension.

2. Pain Management

A trip to the chiropractor can help treat chronic conditions and improve pain management. Adjustments work to prevent and manage injuries. They also reduce pain caused from conditions such as fibromyalgia and sciatica. The reason is that misalignments can affect nerves, and treatment pinpoints and relieves nerve pain.

Adjustments have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and improve digestive health. They reduce several different colic symptoms such as ear infections and acid reflux.

3. Blood Pressure

Along with diet and exercise, proper posture has a great impact on wellness. Some studies show that adjustments have an effect on patients with hypertension. Certain chiropractic care, in general, can lower blood pressure levels.

4. Improved Sleep

Back and neck pain and other neurological issues lead to poor rest and high stress. Because chiropractic adjustments provide stress relief, they are great for improving sleep patterns. Adjustments have also been effective in treating children who suffer from chronic bed-wetting.

5. Headache Relief

Most people who have frequent headaches experience what’s called a tension headache, which is a minor form of chronic pain. It may be surprising but a chiropractic adjustment works against headaches and migraines. More specifically, chiropractic care, such as the kind provided at Smith Chiropractic, makes a great natural treatment for stress-induced pain. This is because of its stress and muscle relieving properties.

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If you’re struggling with any of these problems, a chiropractic adjustment may be the answer for you. You may be surprised at how much better you feel after going in for an appointment.

Article Source: https://www.healthworkscollective.com/the-top-5-surprising-benefits-of-a-chiropractic-adjustment/

Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Importance of Chiropractic Care


Dr. Lindsey and patient Allison talk about Allison's chiropractic story and how she was able to improve her quality of life with the help of Dr. Lindsey Thomas

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Taking the Pain Out of Your Step: Orthotics



Dr. Pazdel explains and demonstrates the need for and fitting for orthotics to allow those with foot issues such as plantar fasciitis to be able to walk without pain. At Pazdel Chiropractic each client is custom fitted with exactly what is needed to help them best and then shoe inserts are custom made for that patient and for different types of shoes, such as tennis shoes, dress shoes, work shoes, and even sandals.

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

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Decline of American Posture - A Hopeful History Lesson


Want to change your posture but not sure where to start? Good posture is not about forcing yourself to sit up straight, it’s about creating life long habits that promote health, comfort and relaxation.

Friday, July 31, 2020

9 Signs that You Need a Chiropractor


Dr. Janowitz goes over signs that can reveal that you may need chiropractic assistance (they aren't what you think!)

Saturday, July 25, 2020

What To Expect During Your First Chiropractic Adjustment


Watch as chiropractor Dr. Dan Eleuteri demonstrates the process on an audience member right in Rachael Ray's studio.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Why Do Your Knuckles Pop? - Eleanor Nelsen


Some people love the feeling of cracking their knuckles, while others cringe at the sound. But what causes that trademark pop? And is it dangerous? Eleanor Nelsen gives the facts behind joint popping. 

Lesson by Eleanor Nelsen, animation by Steve Belfer Creative.

Monday, July 13, 2020

How Can Chiropractors Benefit Your Health?


Back and neck pain are the chief complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help. Through manual spinal manipulation, chiropractic care is a holistic therapy that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness.

Effectiveness
The research about chiropractic care is growing. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies show that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieve neck pain more effectively than medication.

Furthermore, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that an integrated approach to health care -- including chiropractic care -- results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions.

You should consider seeing a chiropractor if you experience frequent pain in your back, neck or joints, as well as headaches. This is especially so if intense soreness follows accidents, household chores or prolonged periods of poor posture.

Back and neck pain
Chiropractors are best known for safely and effectively treating acute back and neck pain, as well as headaches. Whereas a medical doctor might prescribe pain medicine, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and an orthopedic doctor might suggest surgery, a chiropractor will treat your back problems by hand, through manipulation of the spine.

Nancy Elwartowski-Cooper, a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor, sees more and more referrals from medical doctors: "They (patients) are tired of the drugs and want answers to what is causing their problems."

Chiropractors bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment. Chiropractors change the position of your body and apply pressure to particular points along the spine that are not properly aligned. This results in a popping noise similar to the one created when you crack your knuckles. The noise is created by a change in pressure in your joints as gas bubbles are released.

By adjusting the spine with their hands at particular pressure points, chiropractors unblock nerve energy and allow it to flow better down your spin and throughout your entire body. Repeated visits can, over time, realign your spine to optimize overall health.

Chiropractor Brian Elwartowski said the brain sends messages down the spinal cord and out through the nerves to the rest of your body. If certain nerves are squeezed by a twist in the spine, they won't function as well as if they were straight. "Chiropractic [care] allows the nerves to work at their most optimum ability," he said, "allowing the body to heal at its optimum ability."

Treatment plan
Many chiropractors seek to care for the whole person, from general wellness to disease prevention. They examine every patient, not only for the reason of their visit but also their level of health. After diagnosis, a chiropractor develops a treatment plan.

Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association, said, "This may include combinations of chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy and rehabilitative procedures for many musculoskeletal problems."

Some chiropractors provide nutrition advice, exercise recommendations, ergonomic and lifestyle counseling and so on. The successful management of chronic conditions may require a combination of these major components. This holistic approach can reduce the need for potentially addictive pain medication or invasive surgery.

Article Source: https://www.foxnews.com/health/how-can-chiropractors-benefit-your-health

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Importance of Stretching After a Workout



Dr. Bejan Pazdel who deals with a lot of sports-oriented clients talks about the importance of stretching before AND after exercise.

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic at http://www.pazdelchiropractic.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Get Moving! Walk Your Way to Health


In the U.S., more than half of all adults fail to meet the surgeon general’s recommendation of 30 minutes daily of moderate physical activity. One of the best ways to move more is just by walking…

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July!


"May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." 
-Peter Marshall

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What Causes Headaches? - Dan Kwartler


In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately, doctors today don’t resort to power tools to cure headaches, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient ailment. Dan Kwartler shares what we know (and don't know) about headaches.

Lesson by Dan Kwartler, animation by Sharon Colman.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Maximizing Your Health - The Benefits of Chiropractic Care


The continued rise in the usage of chiropractic care has been ongoing. Studies continue to demonstrate the numbers rising and the increase of people using chiropractic health care. In one issue of American Journal of Public Health, a study was published entitled "Use of Chiropractic Services from 1895 through 1991 in the United States and Canada". The conclusion of this study was that the number of visits to chiropractors has more than doubled in the past 20 years. Many recommend this particular treatment method due to the non-invasive approach and its insistence on awakening the body's natural ability to heal and become healthier, stronger and more resilient.

The Healing Benefits Of Chiropractic

Most people in their everyday lives have things happen that affect their bodies. Dysfunction in their musculoskeletal system can benefit from chiropractic care. From pain relief, injury rehabilitation, optimal athletic performance, aging, and improved immune function. These are all some the benefits a person may undergo when they have misaligned spine, back, or neck. For people who need to be physically active for their work, sport and daily responsibilities, the presence of such dysfunction disables them from performing well. This is due to the fact that any form of movement on the traumatized area of the body can result in stress and possibly more damage causing more pain and discomfort.

Regardless of the cause of your initial pain and problems, among the many benefits research shows you may enjoy as a result of chiropractic care are as follows:

• better movement and improved circulation

• lower levels of lactic acid

• higher oxygenation and better nutrient delivery to cells

• increased flexibility

• improved comfort and decrease or elimination of pain

• Faster recovery time

• Reduced muscle spasm

• Prevention of future injury and improved immune function

• More relaxed feeling

The Overall Approach

If you want to enhance the benefits of chiropractic care, it is best to combine your efforts with an overall approach to your health and well being. Health is not merely the absence of pain and symptoms. If you have ever had a cavity, you know that by the time the pain shows up, the damage to your tooth is already there. The healthier you are, and the healthier you become the greater the potential benefits of your chiropractic care. Minimize dis-ease and maximize your health. The relief from any pressure or source of discomfort and irritation will allow your body to attain maximum mobility and better performance.

Some general recommendations to develop a routine and get the maximum health benefits are the following:

• Keep your body properly hydrated.

• Follow a healthy nutritional plan, including lots of raw organic foods and leafy greens.

• Do some stretching exercises or develop a healthy exercise routine.

· Maximise your oxygen intake through some forms of aerobic and anaerobic exercise.

Additional Benefits of Chiropractic Care

There is still a small percentage of the population who have misconceptions about the benefits of chiropractic care. However, research continues to be done, changing these perceptions and gradually more of the scientific community are showing greater interest in the healing potential that chiropractic may represent. One of the misconceptions being that it is not a valid form of treatment and is used only for mild cases of back pain, headaches, and the like. However, chiropractic adjustments are being researched to investigate the benefits even to those suffering from extreme cases of spinal or vertebral misalignment and other health problems.

Many chiropractors have patients who have benefited beyond musculoskeletal problems, these include:

• women may have improved comfort during pregnancy and labor

• minimize the risk of scoliosis in an infant and improve their postural development.

• Improved immune function and resilience possibly preventing asthma, ear infection, bedwetting, among other things.

• more energy, productivity and physical stamina in adults

• For senior individuals, they attain better balance, improved sleeping and prevent injury from falls.

Some of the results and benefits reported from patients who have undergone chiropractic care include the following:

• Improved immune and nervous system function

• greater vitality

• improved breathing and exercising

• improved digestion and bowel function

• improved vision

• Improved overall health.

Study and research continue as we look at the cause of health and the benefits of chiropractic care!

Following chiropractic adjustments, your body may start to improve movement and alignment of the spine and spinal structures. In many cases, a patient will immediately experience relief for a problem soon after undergoing chiropractic care. Restoring and building health from the inside is one of the advantages of opting for chiropractic care over surgical or medical procedures that often require a long recovery period. In other cases, if the damage or misalignment is more severe, a person may be sore and still achy aftercare. Some people may take longer to heal and demonstrate improvement, they may also need to make other lifestyle improvements to maximize their health and wellbeing along with improved pain-free movement.

If you approach your health from the perspective of a way of life, and give your body and mind the essentials for maximizing your health, chiropractic care may be a key ingredient.


Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Dr_Stacey_Burke/661113

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Monday, June 22, 2020

The Beginners Guide to Chiropractic


Dr. Heidi Haavik explains the science regarding care, maintenance, and function of the brain, body, and nervous system with wellness chiropractic care.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Why Come To Pazdel Chiropractic?



Dr. Bejan Pazdel casually talks about what sets them apart and besides the goal of achieving more wellness, he thinks of his patients as family.

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

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Chiropractic Services and How They Help Remedy Back Pain


Over the past years, chiropractic has emerged as one of the most commonly utilized health care techniques, and its field has been more widely recognized by medical organizations, particularly in the United States and Canada, as well as in Australia. Despite the many debates on whether chiropractic should be classified as a legitimate medical discipline or a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), it is seen to be most effective in treating and managing back pain.

Overview of Chiropractic

The principle of chiropractic is anchored on the belief that a person's overall health condition is heavily dependent on his musculoskeletal structure. Thus, if his spine is properly aligned, a person will less likely experience headaches, neck and back pains, and other conditions associated with his musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors, then, advocate the use of noninvasive and nonsurgical techniques in dealing with said conditions. Instead of resorting to expensive, and sometimes traumatic, medical "under-the-knife" procedures, chiropractors employ manual and hands-on adjustment and manipulation of the spine, as well as certain joints and soft tissues to diagnose, treat and prevent musculoskeletal-related conditions. Because of this approach, chiropractic is often mistaken for physical therapy and even for general massage services.

It should be noted that chiropractors must first undergo a formal and professional degree and training in chiropractic before being able to provide services to patients. Some areas even require chiropractors to secure a license from the government. While they are authorized to adopt manual techniques, however, they are not allowed to prescribe medicines to their patients. Instead, they can only refer their patients to medical specialists such as an orthopedic or a sports medicine doctor.

Chiropractic Services

A typical chiropractic clinic or center offers services that care for patients experiencing pain or discomfort in musculoskeletal regions, namely, the back, neck, head, arms and legs. While chiropractors focus more on treating said conditions, they also diagnose the cause of the pain and recommend a short-, medium-, or long-term program to address the same, depending on the nature and gravity of the patient's condition. Some chiropractors also offer on-site or home services for patients who can no longer travel to their clinic. Still, other chiropractors set up a free consultation hotline where they respond to chiropractic-related queries from individuals.

Management of Back Pain

Among the many conditions that chiropractors are able to manage, back pain seems to be the most common complaint of their patients. The question now is: How do chiropractors effectively treat back pain?

First, the chiropractor administers a detailed physical examination of the patient and takes into account his previous medical conditions, ailments or operations. After getting a clear and holistic picture of the patient's need, the chiropractor then maps out a treatment plan, which can either be a manual manipulation of the spine or of the muscles, or a combination of both. Spinal manipulation aims to enhance the structure and function of the spine and nerve systems, while chiropractic mobilization targets muscles and joints to improve movability and the motion capacity of the body. To ensure that all factors that may be contributors to back pain are eliminated or mitigated, chiropractors likewise give nutritional advice, and if necessary, recommend an exercise or rehabilitation program.

Since chiropractors do a hands-on technique, their manipulation is said to be more direct and zeroed in on the problem area. It is for this reason that chiropractors' services are often more cost-effective and sometimes even faster-acting than drugs, pain relievers and pain killers, or any other traditional medical procedure.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6834487

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

How Posture Improves Brain Function


Michelle Joyce, author of Posture Makeover, talks about some of the unexpected benefits of good posture on the Hallmark Channel.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Headaches Are Not Cured With Pain Meds


Dr. Pazdel explains how headaches can be alleviated with chiropractic care. Every part of the body affects another part, so headaches are often a result of another part of the body, and especially the spine being out of alignment. Tired of taking pain medications? Perhaps Pazdel Chiropractic can help with that goal and get rid of the headaches too.

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

Monday, June 1, 2020

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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

How an NYU Spine Neurosurgeon Feels About Chiropractors


NYU Langone Spine Center Co-Director Dr. Anthony Frempong-Boadu sat down with Tech Insider to talk about spine health, and gave his honest opinion about working with chiropractors. As with choosing any doctor, its smart to do your research and find someone who can truly help you.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

MYTH: You Can't Relax with Good Posture


Yes, you can be comfortable and have good posture too. And, in the long run, healthy posture will protect you against back pain, fatigue and muscle tension!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Chiropractics - A Natural Method For Curing Your Common Ailments



Many people have ailments that they want to get rid of. If you would like to use more natural methods of curing some of your problems, then perhaps trying chiropractics would work for you.
Many people have certain ailments that they are trying to mitigate. Perhaps your vertebra is not properly aligned, which have been known to cause some diseases and illnesses and some pains in your body. Many people use chiropractic techniques as an alternative way to treat some of these pains. The individual applies some pressure to the vertebrae and then they replace themselves.
After a few sessions, you should feel better. Many people prefer chiropractics over traditional medicines because those medications can produce side effects which can be dangerous and uncomfortable for the person. These medications can also be considered addictive.
Most professionals are worried about health, stress and your overall lifestyle. These methods have been used to solve problems such as asthma and other respiratory problems, migraines, back problems, and overall stress.
Most people agree that this treatment is safe and can be very economical and many times these techniques are covered by insurance. However, before trying them, make sure you check with your insurance company.
Before you try chiropractics, make sure you talk to your general doctor and see if you are physically fit and healthy.
Discuss with your doctor your particular ailment and see if they would suggest you go to a chiropractic specialist. If he or she gives you an okay, then you should try a few sessions. Remember to be patient because many times you will not be cured after just one session.
If you are considering the procedure, then make sure you find a professional who you can trust. You may want to ask some friends or some relatives to see if they have worked with some good chiropractic. You can also do some research on the internet, in the phone book or in medical magazines too.
You may want to go in for a consultation to learn more about their practice. If you do not have a good feeling about the doctor or the environment, then leave. Although this is not an invasive procedure, you can still get injured if the person does not know what they are doing.
If you suffer from an ailment and have tried a lot of remedies, to no avail, then perhaps you should try chiropractic. If you go to a professional that has experience, then you may feel better.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Is Your Smart Phone Giving You Neck Pain? A Recent Study Says Yes.


Posture expert, Michelle Joyce talking about "tech neck" on CNN/HLN with Dr Sanjay Gupta and Michaela Pereira

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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

Monday, May 11, 2020

Why Haven’t We Cured Arthritis? - Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust


Get to know the science behind what causes the stiff, creaky joints of the most common forms of arthritis and what you can do to prevent it.

The bad backs, elbow pain, and creaky knees so common in older people often aren't just “old age.” In fact, the source of this stiffness plagues many young people as well. The culprit is arthritis: a condition that affects over 90 million people in the U.S. alone. What makes arthritis so pervasive, and why haven’t we found a cure for it? Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust investigate.

Lesson by Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust, directed by CUB Animation.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Long Term Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments


Long term benefits of chiropractic adjustments can include the relief of chronic conditions. Learn how these adjustments can benefit you long term with advice from a professional chiropractor in this free health care video.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Alleviate Headaches


Dr. Pazdel shows how headaches, which is the cause of millions of doctor office visits every year may be alleviated by adjusting the body which may often be the direct cause of those debilitating headaches.

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

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Chiropractic Research: Prefrontal Cortex


Dr. Heidi Haavik of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation has done some groundbreaking research on the brain and chiropractic!

Friday, April 17, 2020

10 Benefits of Getting a Chiropractic Adjustment


Are you experiencing frequent negative health symptoms like back pain, headaches, or stress? Pain medications can only do so much, and they won’t fix your problem.

Visiting a chiropractor may be able to help you overcome some or all of your symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor physically adjusting the vertebrae in your back. This type of procedure can have a myriad of positive benefits without the stress or invasiveness of surgery or other more intense techniques.

Is a chiropractic adjustment right for you? To help you answer that, we are going to take you through some of the top benefits of getting a chiropractic adjustment.

1. Blood Pressure
A study published in the Human Journal of Hypertension showed that a chiropractic adjustment could give people suffering from high blood pressure the same effect as taking certain high blood pressure medications.

This study also showed that the effects of the adjustment would persist for 6 months after the adjustment.

High blood pressure medications can have negative side effects including:

Fatigue

Nausea

Dizziness

Anxiety

Weight loss

If an adjustment can give similar, if not the same, effect as these types of medications, it might be something to consider.

Adjustments have been shown to help patients suffering from low blood pressure as well.

2. A Chiropractic Adjustment Can Help With Neck and Lower Back Pain 
This benefit is probably the most well known when it comes to going to the chiropractor. 80% of all Americans experience some sort of lower back pain in their lifetime.

Medications and surgeries are options for this type of pain, but those can be dangerous, expensive, and ineffective.

An adjustment from chiropractor services can significantly reduce your back and neck pain via a non-invasive technique. Chiropractic treatment is also cheaper than other methods of back pain management.

You’ll be able to save yourself from both mild and chronic pain while also reducing your medical costs.

3. Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal curvature of the spine. This can cause pain, abnormal posture, a reduction in your range of motion, and even trouble breathing.

Most scoliosis patients have few options for treatment. But a chiropractic adjustment has been shown to help treat scoliosis patients.

Chiropractic treatment combined with physical therapy could help treat and prevent the progression of scoliosis. The effectiveness of this treatment option varies from patient to patient, but it is a viable option.

4. Sciatica
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from your lower back down your legs because of a damaged or pressured sciatic nerve.

This type of chronic pain can lead to over-medicating and chronic pain. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve that is causing your sciatica. Studies show that patients receiving adjustments reduced the number of pain days they had. They also experienced a reduction in the severity of their pain.

5. Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is one of the top causes of pain, joint issues, and tension. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a number of diseases like heart disease, chronic pain, and cancer.

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce inflammation, which can lead to a number of positive benefits, including:

Chronic lower back pain relief

Reduced muscle tension

Relief of joint pain

Reduced inflammation can also help reduce your risk of developing diseases that are linked to high inflammation.

6. Headache Relief
Both tension and migraine headaches can be caused by back pain and spinal issues. Back misalignment can cause muscle tension and pain which can result in both tension headaches as well as migraine headaches.

Besides back pain, headache is the top ailment that chiropractors treat. There are over 200 studies examining the benefits and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for headache relief.

7. Improvement in Symptoms of Neurological Conditions
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help increase blood flow to the brain. They can help increase the flow of cerebral spinal fluid as well. This can significantly help people suffering from neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

While this subject is still being researched, the potential therapeutic applications provide exciting possibilities of treatment for these patients.

8. Children’s Health Benefits
Kids chiropractic care can significantly improve certain conditions that affect children. The big three conditions that can be helped with an adjustment in children are colic, acid reflux, and ear infections.

Colic
Colic causes near constant crying and fussiness in young children and babies as a result of abdominal discomfort and gas. Colic can be extremely difficult to treat, which can result in an uncomfortable baby and exhausted parents.

Adjustments have been shown to help improve infantile colic symptoms.

Acid Reflux and Ear Infections
It’s thought that the nerves in the brain and back along with the nerves in the gut and head are particularly sensitive. When these are affected, it can result in conditions like acid reflux and ear infections.

A chiropractic adjustment can help to improve what’s known as the gut-brain connection, which is why chiropractic adjustments might help these types of conditions.

This improvement can also boost the immune system, which can help prevent infection.

9. Improved Athletic Performance 
Reduction of inflammation, pain, and other similar conditions can help get the body in top shape. This is especially true for athletes who depend on their body to do their job.

Many sports teams and professional athletes hire chiropractors. Adjustments can reduce pain and tension caused by sports and activity. Alignments can also reduce inflammation and boost the immune system to help boost an athletes performance.

10. Vertigo
Dizziness and vertigo can make it impossible to do everyday tasks or even get up out of bed without feeling disoriented and nauseous. This is a common condition after experiencing a head or neck injury.

A chiropractic adjustment can help target joints and vertebrae that aren’t moving correctly. This could help reduce vertigo episodes. An adjustment can also help fix your body’s natural balance, which can also cause vertigo if it’s misaligned.

Wrapping Up
Getting a chiropractic treatment can be a great way to improve multiple areas of your health with one non-invasive treatment. Surgeries and medications can be dangerous and expensive.

With an adjustment, you could safely and easily target your problems.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

TMJ Issues? Dr. Pazdel Talks About How Chiropractic Care Can Help


Dr. Pazdel talks of issues with TMJ and how chiropractic care is so much more helpful than just working with the back. Chiropractic care extends through the entire body.

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

Saturday, April 11, 2020

What Happens When You Have a Concussion? - Clifford Robbins


Each year in the United States, players of sports and recreational activities receive between 2.5 and 4 million concussions. How dangerous are all those concussions? The answer is complicated and lies in how the brain responds when something strikes it. Clifford Robbins explains the science behind concussions.

Lesson by Clifford Robbins, animation by Boniato Studio.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

5 Reasons You May Need Chiropractic Treatment


One of the most sought-after forms of alternative healing is chiropractic treatment, and many people visit chiropractors every day for various reasons. These can range from relieving headaches and lower back injuries to improving mood and sleep patterns.

The idea behind chiropractic treatment is not only to ease the pain, but also to improve the quality of life by lessening systematic troubles, complications to the central nervous and muscular systems. Many people shy away from seeking chiropractic treatment for various reasons, but if you are not a fan of conventional medical treatments or are not looking to go into surgery then you might want to consider visiting a chiropractor. Furthermore, here are 5 good reasons to seek chiropractic care.

1. Stress Relief
The body functions at its best when it is correctly aligned. The nervous system is responsible for sending pain signals from various parts of the body directly to the brain. In the case of improper spine alignment, the whole body feels its impact. This can then result in physical stress throughout the body. On the contrary, a balanced and well-adjusted body results in less tension and allows individuals to manage stress better.

2. Alleviating Pregnancy Pain
Throughout their pregnancy, many women go through chronic back pain as a result of changing weight distributions on the joints and pelvis. Muscle spasms and pain may increase the possibility that an expecting mother will struggle during her labor and delivery.

Chiropractic treatment aims to balance the pelvis, muscles, and ligaments during pregnancy in order to release pressure on the uterus. This form of treatment increases the chances of the child being born naturally as opposed to the mother going under the knife for a C-section. Around 72% of women reported finding relief from pain during their pregnancy and labor from chiropractic treatment.

3. Improving Posture
Many people have given into a sedentary lifestyle, which doesn't do much to improve the posture. In fact, more and more patients are complaining about curves in the spine and an overall poor posture. The neck curve is generally delicate and can become prey to a number of issues due to constant texting and computer overuse. However, chiropractic care helps realign the spine and neck in order to lessen pain and improve posture.

4. Managing Behavioral and Learning Disabilities
Chiropractic methods enhance wellness and can assist in reducing disruptive behaviors and hyperactivity associated with ADHD and learning disabilities linked to autism. Evidence shows that chiropractic care can improve a child's ability to pay attention, which in turn betters behavior and learning by restricting the causes of agitation.

5. Normalizing Blood Pressure
Around 33% of Americans are affected by hypertension. Chiropractic treatments can control blood pressure significantly since they are known to lower both diastolic and systolic blood pressure readings. In fact, studies suggest that chiropractic procedures work just as good at regulating hypertension as two of the most widely prescribed medicines do. The main focus of chiropractors lies on the bone situated at the top of the neck, close to the brain, which may result in blood pressure management.

If any of the above apply, you may need chiropractic treatment. Schedule a consultation with your chiropractor to ensure a healthy, stress-free life.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Chiropractic Can Help With Posture


Dr. Heidi Haavik and her research department in New Zealand explain the positive effects of chiropractic care and posture, good health, and general wellbeing.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic Care



Dr. Bejan Pazdel explains how many may benefit from chiropractic care for carpal tunnel symptoms.

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic at http://www.pazdelchiropratcic.com

Monday, March 30, 2020

Chiropractic Care May Prevent Injuries - The Latest Research


This video shows how chiropractic can not only help once you have become injured, but helps prevent injuries from happening in the first place.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Special Research Report: The Impact of Chiropractic Care on Opioid and Drug Use


The first study, conducted in 2016 on over 12,000 subjects with lower back pain, revealed that patients seen by a chiropractor have a 55 percent less likelihood of filling an opioid prescription as compared to those not under chiropractic care.

The study, Association between Utilization of Chiropractic Services and Use of Prescription Opioids Among Patients with Low Back Pain, also showed that average annual per-person charges for opioid prescription fills were 78 percent lower for recipients of chiropractic services as compared to non-recipients.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Brain, Body and Spine


The amazing world of the brain, spine and body, and how chiropractic care improves and is related to its function.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

How to Combat the 'Sitting Disease' at Work


Chiropractor, Dr. Stacy Irvine gives us ways to fight the "sitting disease" with ergonomics for your workspace.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Your First Visit to a Chiropractor


Learn what to expect at your first visit with a chiropractor.

Pazdel Chiropractic - "Providing Gentle Chiropractic Care for All Ages and Life Styles"


Serving the Fairfield-Suisun area, Pazdel Chiropractic believes that treatment should combine traditional, hands-on chiropractic care with leading-edge technology. Chiropractic is more than just treatment of back pain or spinal manipulation. It should be an ongoing partnership between you and your chiropractor to keep you and your family healthy for life.

Our chiropractic treatment goes beyond the scope of your specific injury. We create customized rehabilitation plans that are also designed to help you maintain overall good health. It's this combination of clinical expertise and personalized chiropractic care that achieves such excellent results for our patients throughout Fairfield, Suisun, and Solano County.

Pazdel Chiropractic is committed to providing gentle chiropractic care for the entire family. We've provided an environment especially friendly for Solano County children and families. Our goal is to help our patients to enjoy optimal health and an active lifestyle.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Carpal Tunnel Help Without Surgery!



Dr. Bejan Pazdel who deals with a lot of sports-oriented clients talks about the importance of stretching before AND after exercise.

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic at http://www.pazdelchiropractic.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Why So Many of Us Struggle with Back Pain


Want to know why "my back is killing me" is such a common phrase? Learn why low back pain affects so many of us. Plus, get tips to prevent it.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Relieving The Pain and Suffering Of Carpal Tunnel


Dr. Pazdel explains how chiropractic care may be able to help alleviate the pain and suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without surgery and drugs. Chiropractors work with the body joints, muscles, tendons, to help the body do its own healing while avoiding surgical solutions.

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Treating Migraines


Wade Cooper, D.O., headache neurologist, explains common treatment options for migraine.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Top 5 Surprising Benefits Of A Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment has the potential to improve your health, manage pain, and lead to healthy blood pressure improvements.


Are you thinking about getting a chiropractic adjustment, but not sure if it’s a good idea? Read on to learn the surprising benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.

Most people know that a chiropractic adjustment is helpful against back pain. But, there are so many more benefits of a visit to a chiropractor that may surprise you. From better athletic performance to headache relief, chiropractic care reaches a wide range of issues. Here are five great benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractors target areas of the body, particularly the neck and back, to prevent and treat various issues. People go to a chiropractor for any number of reasons and the techniques and treatment may vary. An adjustment can treat poor posture, misalignments, and other spine problems.

These misalignments are also called “vertebral subluxation.” These may be a result of a poor diet, posture, or a serious injury. In general, chiropractic adjustments increase a person’s mobility and overall spinal health. They improve activity level and everyday body functionality. Regular chiropractic visits can also work in conjunction with other medicine and long-term treatments.

1. Athletic Performance

Chiropractic adjustments offer a ton of benefits for athletes. Many professional sports players get regular adjustments to improve their performance levels.

This is because chiropractic treatment reduces pain and increases functionality. As reported by many of the top health blogs on the internet, adjustments are quite effective at improving a person’s immune system energy levels and releasing muscle tension.

2. Pain Management

A trip to the chiropractor can help treat chronic conditions and improve pain management. Adjustments work to prevent and manage injuries. They also reduce pain caused from conditions such as fibromyalgia and sciatica. The reason is that misalignments can affect nerves, and treatment pinpoints and relieves nerve pain.

Adjustments have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and improve digestive health. They reduce several different colic symptoms such as ear infections and acid reflux.

3. Blood Pressure

Along with diet and exercise, proper posture has a great impact on wellness. Some studies show that adjustments have an effect on patients with hypertension. Certain chiropractic care, in general, can lower blood pressure levels.

4. Improved Sleep

Back and neck pain and other neurological issues lead to poor rest and high stress. Because chiropractic adjustments provide stress relief, they are great for improving sleep patterns. Adjustments have also been effective in treating children who suffer from chronic bed-wetting.

5. Headache Relief

Most people who have frequent headaches experience what’s called a tension headache, which is a minor form of chronic pain. It may be surprising but a chiropractic adjustment works against headaches and migraines. More specifically, chiropractic care, such as the kind provided at Smith Chiropractic, makes a great natural treatment for stress-induced pain. This is because of its stress and muscle relieving properties.

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If you’re struggling with any of these problems, a chiropractic adjustment may be the answer for you. You may be surprised at how much better you feel after going in for an appointment.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

5 Facts Most People Don't Know About Chiropractic


Dr. Dan Sullivan, a chiropractor, speaker, author, and one of the most sought after health experts in the United States, shares 5 facts most people don't know about chiropractic.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Kinesio Taping as a Tool For Better Health



Dr. Pazdel explains what kinesio taping is and how it can be beneficial in moving toward health after common muscle injuries on the field and off. It is commonly used in sports to help heals stresses and strains of selected muscle sections and because it is so flexible works particularly well on the moving parts of our bodies.

See more at http://PazdelChiropractic.com

Friday, February 14, 2020

Backpack Safety with a Family Chiropractor


Dr. Kimberly Chernicky has some tips and advice on how to properly pack your kids' backpacks to keep them comfortable and safe!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Why Chiropractic Care? 5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor


If you have not tried Chiropractic care yet, it might be because your first choice when you need medical care is the status quo. You probably don't know much about chiropractic care and what it can offer you. Like most people, you probably call your general practitioner for an appointment no matter what is wrong with you. Headache, backache, joint aches, allergies... You call your normal physician without giving it any thought at all. But the truth is you can get a lot of expert care from your chiropractor.

Here are five reasons to go to a chiropractor.

Chiropractic care costs less - Americans suffering from back pain spend over 60 billion dollars a year trying to seek relief, most of it unproductive. Several workers compensation board studies found that chiropractic care reduced medical costs by almost 30% compared with conventional care for back pain. Studies by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) show that more of the money you spend with a chiropractor goes to patient care.

It works - Studies show that chiropractic care for back pain is less expensive and more successful than other forms of treatment. In addition, chiropractors can get you back to work faster by avoiding drugs and surgery. Studies show that for long term relief from pain, chiropractic care works better than drug therapy without the side effects and chiropractic does it faster.

More than backs - Aside from back pain, you can get medical attention for headache, joint pain, allergies, smoking cessation, nutritional counseling, and overall wellbeing. Many chiropractors can do sports physicals and general employment physicals for less than you can get them done with your general practitioner. Chiropractors look at the whole picture, not just one symptom to find a treatment that will work best for you.

Avoids invasive procedures - Chiropractors do not like invasive procedures so we seek to treat a patient in such a way as to avoid surgery. The fact is, surgery doesn't work as well as you might think it does. Surgery costs a lot of money and carries a risk of infection, side effects, and other unsavory problems. Chiropractors seek to fix the origin of the problem, rather than treat only the symptoms.

Health insurance often covers it - Fortunately, many chiropractic procedures are covered by your health insurance. We all know that insurance companies like to find reasons not to pay for something so the fact that insurance companies see the value in chiropractic care is more assurance that chiropractic care is effective.


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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Chronic Headaches May Be Alleviated Without Drugs


Dr. Pazdel shows how headaches, which is the cause of millions of doctor office visits every year may be alleviated by adjusting the body which may often be the direct cause of those debilitating headaches.

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Treating Body Pain With Chiropractic Treatments


With all the unhealthy food people eat today, the body becomes weaker and unhealthy. Adding more health problems is stress. Stress has become an everyday problem that people have to suffer from. Stress from work can exhaust the mind and the body, which can easily lead to sickness and diseases. There are certain types of jobs that can also cause physical pain and discomfort to the body. People put up with this because they need to earn money. However, there is a solution to treating body pain instead of just ignoring it until it gets worse. What is the solution you ask?

Chiropractic care is popular for treating body pain. More importantly, chiropractic care is very successful in treating back pain, neck pain, muscle pain, joint pain and even repetitive-stress injuries. Chiropractic treatment is a natural treatment that will not require any surgery or medication. This means that chiropractic treatments are very safe and there will be no side effects. Chiropractic not only focuses on pain alleviation but it promotes overall health as well. People who experience physical pain tend to be moody and sad. Their body feels heavy and their energy is quickly depleted. If these people undergo chiropractic care, they will be wearing big smiles to work every day.

Chiropractic treatment is based on the principle of self-healing. The human body has the ability to heal itself, which is what chiropractors are helping with. If the person is experiencing neck pain, there is probably a subluxation problem in the spine. A chiropractor will look into this and will perform the necessary chiropractic manipulations. After that, the body can heal itself and the neck pain will go away. There will be no need for medication as the body can already rely on its natural healing powers once again.

What does chiropractic care involve? Well, treating body pain with chiropractic treatments will vary from one person to another. It will depend on the body pain and condition of the patient. Usually, chiropractors perform spinal manipulations or adjustments. Aside from this, chiropractors can also use different types of therapy like ice or heat therapy, electric stimulation or massage therapies to reduce inflammation and swelling. The chiropractic treatment will highly depend on the evaluation of the patient. Nonetheless, all treatment plans will be made especially for a patient.

Chiropractic care will greatly help in your overall wellness so it is a must that you choose the right chiropractor to help you. The chiropractor should be certified. He or she should be trained and experienced at treating body pain. The chiropractor should be reputable and credible. If you are experiencing neck pain specifically, you can look for a chiropractor that specializes in treating neck pain. Chiropractic services are very affordable and it is considered cheap when you start feeling the benefits of the treatment. After all, when health is the topic, spending money is worth it. Look for a qualified and certified chiropractor to treat your body pains so you can look forward to an energetic, happy and productive day at work.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

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.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Is Your Cell Phone Causing Tech Neck?


Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call “tech neck.” It can result in neck pain, headaches, spinal disc issues, and even pinched nerves.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Can Chiropractic Care Help Babies?


Dr. Pazdel talks about helping babies with chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is good for every age from the youngest to the oldest.

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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic


Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat?
A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

Q: How do I select a doctor of chiropractic?
A: One of the best ways to locate a doctor of chiropractic (DC) near you by using Find a Doctor. You can also select a DC is by getting a referral from a friend, family member, colleague, or another health care provider.

Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
A: Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

Neck pain and some types of headaches are treated through precise cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.

Some reports have associated high-velocity upper neck manipulation with a certain rare kind of stroke, or vertebral artery dissection. However, evidence suggests that this type of arterial injury often takes place spontaneously in patients who have pre-existing arterial disease. These dissections have been associated with everyday activities such as turning the head while driving, swimming, or having a shampoo in a hair salon. Patients with this condition may experience neck pain and headache that leads them to seek professional care—often at the office of a doctor of chiropractic or family physician—but that care is not the cause of the injury. The best evidence indicates that the incidence of artery injuries associated with high-velocity upper neck manipulation is extremely rare—about one to three cases in 100,000 patients who get treated with a course of care. This is similar to the incidence of this type of stroke among the general population.

If you are visiting your doctor of chiropractic with upper-neck pain or a headache, be very specific about your symptoms. This will help your doctor of chiropractic offer the safest and most effective treatment, even if it involves referral to another health care provider.

When discussing the risks of any health care procedure, it is important to look at that risk in comparison to other treatments available for the same condition. In this regard, the risks of serious complications from spinal manipulation for conditions such as neck pain and headache compare very favorably with even the most conservative care options. For example, the risks associated with some of the most common treatments for musculoskeletal pain—over-the-counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and prescription painkillers—are significantly greater than those of chiropractic manipulation.

According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, people taking NSAIDS are three times more likely than those who do not to develop serious adverse gastrointestinal problems such as hemorrhage (bleeding) and perforation. That risk rises to more than five times among people age 60 and older.

Moreover, the number of prescriptions for powerful drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone have tripled in the past 12 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that abuse of these commonly prescribed painkillers is among the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. Overdoses of opioid painkillers are responsible for some 15,000 deaths per year; that’s more than the number of deaths from cocaine and heroin combined. Doctors of chiropractic are well-trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.

Q: Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
A: A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC); however, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. You may want to contact your employer’s human resources department—or the insurance plan directly—to find out if there are any referral requirements. Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a DC.

Q: Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
A: Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Q: Are chiropractors allowed to practice in hospitals or use medical outpatient facilities?
A: Chiropractors are being recognized to admit and treat patients in hospitals and to use outpatient clinical facilities (such as labs, x-rays, etc.) for their non-hospitalized patients. Hospital privileges were first granted in 1983.

Q: Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
A: Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at more than 60 major veterans medical facilities.

Q: What type of education and training do chiropractors have?
A: Doctors of chiropractic are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology, and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education, an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Q: How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
A: Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands--or an instrument--to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient's pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

Q: Is chiropractic treatment ongoing?
A: The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor of chiropractic should tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.

Q: Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
A: Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.

Article Source: https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Why-Choose-Chiropractic/Chiropractic-Frequently-Asked-Questions