Chiropractor Asheville – Neck Pain Relief

Nothing more frustrating than to have to stop exercising and not be able to do the hobbies and crafts you enjoy because of neck and shoulder pain.  This is what happened to Alyssa.  When Alyssa first came to our office, she was experiencing moderate to severe neck pain that radiated into her shoulder, midback and down her arms.  This is a drag for anyone, especially when your job is that of a potter, like Alyssa.  Upon performing an exam and X-Rays, we discovered that Alyssa had lost her normal lordotic cervical curve.  This happens commonly when we engage in hobbies that require us to look down for long periods of time, which was the case for Alyssa.  Liste to this video to hear how Alyssa has recovered from her neck, mid back, and shoulder pain and what she is able to do now!
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Asheville Chiropractor – Numbness No More!

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SUCH a NUISANCE! 

Numbness and tingling in your hands, feet or anywhere in your body can be a nuisance. It can be very difficult to use your extremities or to do activities like exercising, which was happening to Caitlin. Caitlin was experiencing numbness in her hands and feet on a regular basis. It became difficult for her to exercise so she gave up her workouts. This is all too common and can be resolved if the cause of the numbness and tingling is identified. Which is exactly what we did for Caitlin.

EVERYTHING happens for a reason.

There can be a number of reasons why your extremity is experiencing numbness and tingling. Some of those causes are pressure on a nerve in your cervical spine, muscle spasms in the forearm, injury to the shoulder, trigger points and adhesions in the neck, shoulder or arm, carpal tunnel or an autoimmune disease called Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Identifying the source of the problem involves performing a thorough evaluation, the range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, direct palpation, and X-Rays.

It is COMMON, but NOT NORMAL.

One of the most common sources of this problem is a decreased cervical curve and forward head posture. With the use of computers, mobile devices and the amount of sitting we do, this abnormal posture is becoming all too common. The normal cervical curve ranges from 35-45 degrees in the human spine with a zero mm head forward posture. When your curve is reduced and/or your head is shifted forward, there is a lot of pressure put on the muscles that attach to the occiput and the cervical bones. That alone can cause tension in the neck, head, and shoulders, headaches, stiffness and decreased the range of motion. In addition, there is a plexus of nerves that exit the lower cervical spine. This network of nerves runs across the shoulder and down into the arms and hands. When we have a loss of cervical curve and/or forward head posture, we will have muscle tension and pressure on the brachial plexus. This is one of the most common sources of numbness and tingling in the hands and arms.

NUMBNESS NO MORE!

Once the source is found, a chiropractor can work to resolve the issue. This may involve chiropractic adjustments, therapies to reduce muscle spasms, hands-on trigger point release to break up adhesions and cervical curve correction. In addition, home stretches, exercises, and modifications to your desk should be given to help you maintain the correction long lasting. Once you know, you know! People like Caitlin do not have to give up healthy activities for these problems. They just need to find a Chiropractor that can help them find the source of the problem and fix it. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your body, get checked by a Chiropractor. You may be missing out on all the fun because you just didn’t know what you now know!

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – Lifestyle Changes Sooner than Later

It is never too late to get healthy!

Do you know the basics of a positive lifestyle change that can add quality years to your life? Watch this video now and learn what it takes. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.
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Chiropractor Asheville – Tips to Reduce Knots in Your Back

Hey!  It’s Your Asheville Chiropractors!

Knots in Your Back?

You all know how much Dr. Bryan and I LOVE working out your KNOTS!!!

Knots that form in your muscles are called Trigger Points. You have heard us talk about these knots.  You may have even experienced the pain of our elbows on these knots… 🙂 These Trigger Points are commonly found in certain spots in your muscles. When pressed, these points are tender and can refer pain. Releasing these points can help reduce your pain and increase your range of motion.

Watch this video to learn how to reduce your trigger points in your upper back muscles in 8 easy steps.

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Chiropractor Asheville – 5 BEST BENEFITS of Chiropractic

5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

Maybe you have never been to a chiropractor. Perhaps you are going to a chiropractor, you just don’t know all of the possible benefits of the adjustment. So many times a patient comes in for one problem and discover that other issues resolve. This is because the chiropractic adjustment influences the entire nervous system, which controls your whole body. Check this video out to hear the 5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

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Finding a good chiropractor is important for anyone who desires to take a proactive approach to protect their health.

Here are the 5 BEST BENEFITS of chiropractic adjustments supported by evidence from medical research studies, systematic reviews and case studies.

1. Sciatica:

The European Spine Journal published findings from a clinical trial showing chiropractic adjustments resulted in a 72% success rate in treating sciatica-related symptoms compared to a 20% success rate from treatment with physical therapy, and a 50% success rate from corticosteroid injections.

2. Low Back Pain and Neck Pain:

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction one month following treatment compared to patients treated by family physicians.

3. Headaches (Tension and Migraine):

Over 230 peer-reviewed referenced chiropractic’s ability to help cure, prevent and ease the burden of headaches and migraines in people around the world.

4. Colic, Acid Reflux and Ear Infections in Children:

A 2011 systematic review published in the journal Explore found that chiropractic adjustments helped greatly reduce colic symptoms.

5. Neurological Conditions:

Current research being conducted via upright MRI scans is supporting how upper cervical adjustments affect various brain-based conditions.

One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free path to healing the body naturally.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning at 100%.

This information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the practitioner that you received it from. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. HealthNews assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information only. HealthNews encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – Can Exercise Really Keep You Young?

According to new studies, remaining physically active as we grow older could help to keep our muscles and immune systems fit and healthy. Watch this video and see the proof. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Starve Mold Out of Your Body

Forget Antibiotics, Steroids, and Medications

Starve Mold Out of Your Body!

Gotta love the mold we have in the air here in Asheville!  Have you ever wondered if mold grows inside of your body like it grows everywhere else?  The answer is YES.  And some of the foods you are eating add to this problem and contribute to symptoms that you experience like fatigue, poor digestion, and low energy.  If you think you may have a mold issue in your body, check this video out.  I will explain the foods you will want to avoid to STARVE THAT MOLD OUT of YOUR BODY!


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Chiropractic Can Help Ear Infections

Have you been in the office lately for your adjustment?  If so, you probably have seen some children running around before and after their adjustments.  You may have thought, why would a child need to be adjusted?  Did you know that CHIROPRACTIC can help with ear infections?  This is just one of the many reasons we love adjusting children.

Ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children at a rate of 10 million new cases every year.   Otitis media can be either bacterial or viral and accounts for more than 35% of pediatric visits a year.
Most cases of otitis media are treated with antibiotics, which do nothing to fight off viruses and according to many research studies, are often not much more effective than the body’s own immune system.
It is also known that repeated doses of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria.  Surgery to implant ear tubes is another common practice when dealing with more severe cases of ear infections.  Although the treatment is effective in most cases, it requires a general anesthesia, which is never a minor thing for a small child.
More parents are considering chiropractic to help their children with chronic ear infections.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Reduce Hot Flashes Naturally

Are you suffering with HOT FLASHES?  Let me help you!  It is your Asheville Chiropractor, Dr. Nicole Lindsey and I want to give you information to help you.  Hot flashes can be an uncomfortable part of your menopausal journey, research reported on by the New York Times may provide relief: Two new studies have found that, by altering how the body regulates its internal temperature, the right type of vigorous exercise may lessen both the number and severity of hot flashes.  Check out this video for more!  And let me know if you want to join me on the trails in the near future!

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Asheville Chiropractor – Young Readers Benefit from Omega 3 and Omega 6

Hello!  It’s Dr. Nicole Lindsey, your Asheville Chiropractor!  Are you interested in boosting your child’s ability to read?  If so, check this out!  A new study found that not only children with attention disorders, but all kids can benefit from this supplement.  In our office we recommend supplements for brain health in addition to chiropractic adjustments.  Watch the video to learn more!

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