4 Home Exercises to Reduce Neck Pain

0 28 July 2015

Neck pain is really a bummer, and can cause significant discomfort throughout the day. Neck pain is a very common complaint. Ideally, you should have neck pain assessed by a doctor. Many of us find neck pain unavoidable. The good news is there are effective exercises that will bring you relief from neck pain. In most cases, neck pain is caused by stress and bad posture. Stress can elicit neck pain as one of its symptoms, and can be often be very uncomfortable. Many of us assume bad posture when using computers, watching TV or reading. In these situations, the muscles and bones in the neck are made stiff by immobility or by carrying weight for too long.

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0 13 July 2015

You might want to know if going to a chiropractor for treatment of arthritis is a good idea. Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints in the body, and because it affects the musculoskeletal system, it is one of the conditions that can be managed by chiropractors. Before, chiropractic medicine focused on disorders in the skeletal system, notably the spine. Most chiropractors today are competent on holistic health and recovery.

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0 1 July 2015

Getting involved in auto accidents is always unexpected and is no laughing matter, and most of us do not know where to go thereafter. The last thing we think is going to the chiropractor. The truth is, chiropractors are well-trained in handling and taking care of auto accidents. Auto accidents can cause variety of injuries to several organ systems. Since chiropractors treat patients in a holistic manner, having an appointment with them after being in a car accident is always a good idea. Here are five important reasons why visiting your chiropractor after car accident will prove advantageous:

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0 19 February 2015

If you know anything about chiropractic care, you’ve probably heard both horror stories and positive things about getting treatments done. Most people will encounter back pains of some sort in their lifetime and if they’re severe enough, they can affect your life in a major way.

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0 21 January 2015

Whiplash, also known as neck strain, is an all too common phenomena. Whiplash happens when the muscles and tendons in your neck stretch and tear apart. Athletes are most prone to have whiplash. Any contact sport will put you at risk for having neck sprain at any given time. Even though most people associate whiplash with car accidents, you can experience neck strain from simple everyday activity, like sleeping. Keep reading to find out more about the symptoms of whiplash and how you can make it all right again! If you do need whiplash injury treatment, you’ll definitely feel it. You’ll notice the pain or tension in your neck and you might not be able to move it normally. If you’re not able to rotate your head or neck without wincing, it’s probably been injured. You won’t always feel the discomfort of a whiplash right away: it can take hours or even days before you start to sense the effects. If you sustained neck strain in a car accident, you should get checked out by one of our Charlotte chiropractors immediately because you could have something more serious going on: like a concussion. Although ne

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0 13 November 2014

We put this post together for every troubled person looking for lower back pain relief. Given the many patients we’ve dealt with over the years, we understand your pain and would love to help you relieve it! First, lets discuss the commonality of this excruciating pain. So, here is what you need to know on how it develops along with the management strategies.

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0 6 October 2014

Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction.  Quitting smoking is no small task and you will need lots of support to be successful.  You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms, and acupuncture is a great resource to help you succeed. Here are the 6 things you should know about using acupuncture to quit smoking. 

1. Acupuncture Is Very Effective To Help Stop Smoking.

Acupuncture has been used to help combat addiction and curb cigarette cravings for a long time.  Many people have had success and now research is supporting these claims. In a recent study, “Alternative Smoking Cessation Aids: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” researchers gathered data from 14 different studies to see which alternative techniques helped patients stop smoking.  The acupuncture studies examined 823 different patients.   The researchers concluded that both acupuncture and hypnotherapy may help patients quit smoking.  The scientific world is far from definitively recommending acupuncture for smoking cessation, but more and more research shows that it does help many people. Acupuncture helps with smoking addiction in many ways.  It stops jitters, curbs cravings, lessens irritability and restlessness, increases relaxation and helps detoxify the body.  It can also restore balance in your constitution and jumpsta

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0 6 October 2014

Whiplash injuries stemming from neck pain in an auto accident can lead to more serious injuries including: ruptured ligaments, hematomas, pinched nerves, and nerve damage, damaged blood vessels, fractures in the spine, and more serious injuries in the joints. An accident victim should seek out medical treatment immediately if they feel pain at the scene of the accident. If no pain is felt, one should still see their primary care physician or chiropractor just to make sure that there are no hidden injuries. Even minor bruising can lead to more serious injuries and a health professional would be able to determine the extent of the injuries and create a program in which to heal the body. Both a medical professional and a chiropractor may suggest to immediately take and over-the-counter mild pain reliever such as aspirin or ibuprofen, to aid in lowering the immediate swelling and reduce the pressure of stiffness. A physician may suggest getting an x-ray such as a MRI, CT scan or other specialized exams to determine where there may be injuries before they make a final diagnosis. Even a chiropractor may suggest that one should get those specialized exams so they can properly prescribe treatments. The overall goal of treatment is to reduce pain, restore function, and strengthen the neck, shoulders and upper back muscles, so that proper healing occurs and the chances of chronic pain ar

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