Thursday, June 27, 2013

How Can Chiropractors Help With Headaches?

Headaches are a very common condition that many people complain of that enter our Plano Chiropractic office. If the headaches are caused by a musculoskeletal condition then chiropractic can most definitely help. In our experiences headaches respond very well to chiropractic care. What we find most of the time is cervicogenic headaches which are headaches that have origin in the cervical spine. If the problem in the cervical spine is cleared up and function is restored then most of the times headaches usually cease. Most of the dysfunction in the cervical spine causing the headaches occurs at the first and second vertebra, this area is very small and there are a lot of small muscles and nerves which can easily be compromised and irritated. The job of the chiropractor is to find the areas of dysfunction, restore function and keep that area healthy by stabilizing the area with exercises and corrective adjustments. Twisted Spine and Joint Center has literally helped thousands of people with headaches, if you have headaches we want to help you.       

Monday, June 17, 2013

Can Chiropractic Help With Acid Reflex?

Many patient seek out a chiropractor or come to our Plano Chiropractic office for neck pain, lower back pain or some other musculoskeletal pain. There are many other aliments that chiropractic could help with. If you think of the spine or spinal nerves as origin of all communication from the brain to the body it's not unreasonable to think that there could be a disruption between the brain and the body from time to time. If there is disruption or lack of communication what does that mean? If a nerve goes to an organ or a certain tissue then the nerve controlling that tissue when the nerve has dysfunction will be dysfunctional as well. There will be a lack of optimal communication, when that optimal communication is missing your body is not functioning at one hundred percent.

When the body is not at it's best other problems can arise, for example if the nerve that goes to your stomach is not functioning properly, the stomach may not be functioning properly either. The stomach perhaps may not be breaking foods down with the right ratio of chemicals or maybe the stomach does not have enough rhythmic contractions to usher the food in the duodendum, or lastly maybe the nerve controlling he esophageal sphincter does not quite close the sphincter properly and acid regurgitation can happen. If we treat to eliminate the cause of this dysfunction than the stomach should work properly. The best part about chiropractor is this works for any time a nerve has dysfunction. Will chiropractic cure everything, of course not only your body can cure things, chiropractic merely gives your body the tools to try to work at optimal efficiency and cure it yourself. True health comes from within, not in a pill!         

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Your Plano Chiropractor's Deep Thoughts.

From time to time in our Plano Chiropractic office, Twisted Spine and Joint Center, we are allow to reflect. We reflect on why we are chiropractors and why we decided to help people get better and stay well. I was talking to my colleague simply about the trend of medicine, on how medicine has been wrong about lower back pain for awhile. First they wanted to operated on the discs which is a failed methodology, it has been determined at only one in one hundred disc herniations need surgery yet back surgeries continue to rise and has brought upon a new diagnosis called failed back surgery syndrome. See back surgery failure rate is so high there is actually a term for it. There has been numerous studies that also show fusion surgeries are not needed in approximately seventy percent of the cases and you risk death every time you're under the knife.

There has also been recent scandals in device companies paying doctors to write bogus research journals to say how there products work and are the best. One doctor in particular made around $8.5 million dollars for a few years of work. The main problem with this is that other doctors see the research and based their treatment recommendation off these journals, this is the biggest ethical dilemma plaguing medicine, almost as big as the American Medical Associate taking money from tobacco companies to endorse tobacco as having "therapeutic effects". Recently it has show that it roughly takes fifteen years for a therapy to reach mainstream after the research shows it is effective. What is terribly wrong is that it take forty-four year for a therapy to be eliminated from mainstream after it has been deemed ineffective or harmful.

Sadly to say with medicine you never know what's going to be helpful and what's going to harm you. Think about spinal fusions they have been shown for the most part to be ineffective but they will still be doing them for the next forty years. What medication in the near future will be label harmful or cause disastrous effects? You should choose to do the safest and most natural less invasive treatment first as it is the lowest risk and work your way up the medicine hierarchy to riskier treatment option as lower risk treatments are ineffective. This is where chiropractic comes into play natural safe healthcare without the harmful effects since chiropractic care is the safest healthcare on the planet. If you have musculoskeletal problem chiropractors should be your first treatment option of choice.             

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Can Chiropractic Help My Sacroiliac Pain?

Sacroiliac pain is a very common and annoying symptom that many people reports to us in our Plano Chiropractic office. Weather the patient is a pregnant woman or an athlete sacroiliac pain is a common theme. Sacroiliac pain can be gradually built up due to dysfunction or can come on very suddenly and can cause pain while sitting, walking or doing your daily activities. In my experience sacroiliac pain is probably prevalent in about fifty percent of the patients we treat in our Plano Chiropractic office who complain of lower back pain.

Many people wonder how their condition arises or what makes it so annoying. The problems that we see is common sacroiliac dysfunction, dysfunction causes inflammation and inflammation causes pain. This means there is usually a pelvic unleveling and the pelvis is tilted causing dysfunction in both of the sacroiliac joints, both sides can become inflamed. Weather one side is overworking and the other is underworking this a problems on both accounts, we want the pelvis and the sacroiliac joints to function with symmetry as much as possible. Chiropractors try as much as possible to keep the body in a constant state of balance, having balance allows the body to function at peak performance and at this case with no pain or dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustment do wonders for keeping the sacroiliac joints free of problems.