Lower back pain is among the most common conditions for which patients seek chiropractic care, especially when it is caused by spinal subluxations or a herniated lumbar disc. Low back pain is defined as pain, muscle tension, or stiffness, with or without leg pain. Chronic lower back pain can begin in childhood and continue to plague the patient throughout their life.
A new study shows opioids are ineffective treatments for back and neck pain. Prescription painkillers that have hooked millions of Americans over the past two decades are no more effective at reducing neck and lower back pain than a placebo. Researchers based in Australia indicated that opioid painkillers might actually worsen pain in the long run while increasing the odds of becoming addicted.
Surgery is considered a last resort for treating neck and back problems. The risks are significant, the costs are high, and the recovery is long and painful. New research has shown that Chiropractic care should be considered before surgery, and the results may surprise you.
A spinal steroid injection is one of the most common medical treatments for lower back pain, and more than 9 million injections are administered to patients every year. The treatment continues to be controversial due to a lack of studies with placebo controls and questions about the potential risks associated with steroids.
Chiropractic care addresses symptoms associated with osteoporosis and also promotes healing. Many osteoporosis patients in Santa Fe, NM have a limited range of motion, either from the condition itself, lifestyle choices, or the normal aging process.
Because of recent happenings with COVID and other socially isolating activities, many of us found ourselves working from the comfort of our own homes. Working from home, even though it appeared like a dream come true, may nevertheless cause you to suffer from back discomfort, bad posture, and muscle strain.
There are a number of notorious pollen allergens in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, namely juniper, chamisa, ragweed, mulberry and cedar. Ragweed blooms from August to October. During these months, you may notice some sinus irritation because of it.
For people living with herniated discs in Santa Fe, NM it can be life altering and seemingly impossible to deal with. While the intervertebral disc is a common culprit in spine related health problems, its function is widely misunderstood.
More and more parents are turning to chiropractic as a natural alternative for their children. Many of the problems that adults have with their spine and their overall health can be traced back to childhood and even back to birth.
Lower back pain during pregnancy is a common problem. The expecting mother’s body undergoes pelvic shifts, postural adjustments, and a growing belly, all of which place pressure on the spine and joints causing aches and pains that must be dealt with.
Visiting a chiropractor is one of the best ways to treat your hip pain. Compared to pain medications, chiropractic treatments are natural and usually provide long-lasting results.
If you are looking for a natural and easy way to increase your spinal mobility or relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches, or pain in the extremities, chiropractic adjustments are a great solution with a variety of technique options.
Chiropractic care is a regulated healthcare profession in the United States and has been for more than 100 years. Before being granted a license to practice, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) must meet stringent educational and competency standards...
When most people think of chiropractic care their first thought is back pain and spinal adjustments; however, there are a number of additional benefits to chiropractic care, including benefits to the immune system. Chiropractic care was first linked to the immune system during the deadly flu epidemic in the early 1900’s...
Have you ever wondered why you might feel pain immediately sometimes and other times it doesn’t show up until days later? Did you know that only a percentage of your nervous system is set aside to deal with pain? It may seem arbitrary why we don’t feel pain immediately when we injure ourselves but there are reasons as to why this happens...