A thirty year old woman underwent surgery on her neck for a herniated disc. She presented to my office one year after the surgery, and had suffered for that entire year with crippling neck pain and migraine headaches. We found through examination that she had structural abnormalities and vertebral subluxations in her neck. This had caused some degeneration of her inter-vertebral discs. After a course of care in my office consisting of spinal manipulation and physio-therapies, she now reports that she is pain free and is able to function normally on a daily basis as a busy mother and […]
Brazilian researchers found that out-of-shape workers in jobs with light physical demands are 3.19 times more likely to suffer from neck, shoulder, or upper-back injuries when compared with co-workers who are in shape. However, physical fitness appears to have no protective effect for workers in jobs with heavy physical demands. Cadernos De Saud Publica, October 2014. Get relief today! Call 801-955-1555
This case study involves a 77-year-old female with a seven-year history of severe right-sided trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. Chiropractic care was used to correct joint fixations, and the patient was advised to take omega-3 fatty acid and vitamin D supplements. After six visits, the patient noted a significant improvement in pain and after four months, she discontinued her previously prescribed medication. At six months, she was pain-free. The case demonstrates the benefit of chiropractic care in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. […]
A new survey involving roughly 35,000 households in the United States reveals that nearly 20% of Americans suffer with chronic pain. Among individuals with chronic pain, more than two-thirds have constant pain, while more than 50% say their pain can be unbearable and excruciating at times. Medications only relieve about a third or less of the chronic pain and can be completely ineffective in treating some types of chronic pain. The author suggests a variety of potential interventions, including physical and occupational therapy, exercise, dietary changes, weight loss, massage and psychotherapy, acupuncture, yoga, and chiropractic services to help patients manage […]
Because vitamin D deficiency is very common and has been associated with a myriad of health problems, many Chiropractors recommend vitamin D supplements to their patients as part of a healthy lifestyle. For patients with chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain, vitamin D supplementation is known to help reduce symptoms and has little-to-no documented side effects. The Lead South Australia, November 2014. Start feeling better today, call 801-955-1555.