When you injure your back, people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly, most would take the statement that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles and start performing sit-ups. The statement is correct,...
If you are one of the many Americans that suffer with neck pain, you will be pleased to know that our proven chiropractic approach may offer the solution you have been searching for. One out of ten of us will have neck pain at some time in our life. In most cases...
Headache is one of the most common illnesses in America, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time.Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache ...
When you injure your back, people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly, most would take the statement that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles and start performing sit-ups.The statement is correct, but doing sit ups while you have back pain will actually increase your pain considerably. What we mean is that you need to increase your Transverse Abdominus strength. This is a very deep muscle that directly supports your lumbar spine. People with lower back pain often have a very week TVA and therefore they have nothing to stabilizing their spine when playing sports or when lifting for example.
Benefits of exercising these muscles:
If you are one of the many Americans that suffer with neck pain, you will be pleased to know that our proven chiropractic approach may offer the solution you have been searching for. One out of ten of us will have neck pain at some time in our life. In most cases it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem and often the exact cause for the pain is not clear. Most are probably due to minor sprains or bad posture. This comes as no surprise when we consider the activities of modern life such as sitting in front of a computer, watching prolonged periods of television and an increasing incidence of poor posture – particularly forward head posture.
Problems within the neck can also cause headache, shoulder pain, TMJ or jaw pain, pins and needles in the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome and upper back pain.
We encourage you to contact us for a thorough evaluation if you regularly experience any of the following:
With more moving parts than any other machine, it’s not surprising your body occasionally cries out in pain or refuses to do what you tell it to do. After all, there are hundreds of different muscles and joints that can go wrong. Fortunately, there’s an effective way to treat many of the problems you can experience.
Causes and Types of Neck Pain
One survey done has found that, of adults aged 45-75 years, about 1 in 4 women and about 1 in 5 men had current neck pain. By far the most common cause of neck pain relates to the effects of poor posture. In order to understand the impact of poor posture, we must first consider why spinal alignment within the neck is so important. Coupled with the stresses and demands of modern life, it is no surprise why neck pain is so common. Because neck pain could be an indicator of various illnesses, we will ask questions such as general health, past medical history, weight loss, bladder and bowel control, quality of appetite and sleep and medication usage.
Treatment for Neck Pain
Before any action is taken, we will assess your neck pain, diagnose the problem and help you understand what’s wrong. We will work with you to develop an effective treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities and general health. Thankfully, chiropractic offers a very effective treatment for neck pain.
Headache is one of the most common illnesses in America, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time.Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use of pain medication to combat headaches is akin to removing the warning light that alerts you to a problem in your car! Medication doesn’t solve your headache, it simply offers a short term solution to dull the pain.
Types of Headache
Tension headaches and migraines are the most common forms of headache and cluster headaches are most rare. Other types of headache include sinus headache, rebound headache and exertion headache.
Causes of Headache
Headaches can result due to a variety of reasons including stress, poor posture, accidents, medications, environmental factors such as strong odors & pollution and dietary irregularities.Perhaps one of the most overlooked cause of migraine and tension headache is due to nerve irritation in the upper neck caused by poorly functioning spinal joints – Vertebral dysfunction. Since the nerves of the upper neck supply areas of the scalp and face, irritation to these nerves can and often lead to headache.
Assessment of Headache
We will carefully analyze potential headache triggers and perform a detailed history, orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examination to determine the cause of your headache. Further diagnostic testing such as X-Ray or MRI may also be required. Upon arriving at a specific diagnosis, your care can begin.
Relief from Headache
Chiropractic is an extremely effective treatment for headaches. By carefully restoring proper movement to the spinal joints of the neck, we are able to significantly reduce the presence of nerve irritation and muscle tension helping to alleviate the cause of your headaches.
De Soto Chiropractic, P.C.
33255 Lexington Avenue Suite B De Soto, KS 66018 US - (913) 583-3700
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