Treating Chronic Pain With Chiropractic
National Chiropractic Health Month.
It’s National Chiropractic Health Month! Did you know that back pain is one of the leading reasons why people are prescribed opioids? Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recognized as one of the most effective non-drug therapies available to relieve back pain, improve function and keep you moving! Learn more #StepsToStrength at acatoday.org/NCHM
Gastonia Farmers Market!
Bradley Chiropractic will be giving away reusable bags on Thursday June 25th from 8 am til 12 pm at the Gastonia Farmers Market. Hope to see you there!
Wellness/Prevention: Reducing Infertility.
About 1 in 10 couples trying to have a baby suffer from infertility. The National Institutes of Health notes that advancing age is the primary cause of infertility, but there are other factors that can affect the chances of having a baby including excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, exposure to environmental toxins, certain medicines, radiation treatment and chemotherapy, stress, poor diet, being overweight, and sexually transmitted infections
Chiropractic: Hip Pain Is Rarely an Isolated Problem
A recent study that included 2,515 subjects found that of those with hip pain (124), only 3% exclusively had pain in their hip. In 47% of cases, hip pain patients also had pain in one to five other body sites, and 50% of hip pain patients had co-existing pain in six or more areas. Doctors of Chiropractic are well trained in making differential diagnoses in order to determine all of the patient’s presenting pain generators, leading to proper management to achieve successful treatment outcomes.
Protecting yourself from the heat.
Almost every summer, there is a deadly heat wave in some part of the country. Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or if you have health problems. It is important to get relief from heat quickly and to be aware of the following warning signs of a heat stroke.
Supplements, Nutrients, And Foods To Support Immune Function!
The following nutrients can be found in food as well as supplements offered at Bradley Chiropractic Clinic.
Chiropractic: Mid-Back Adjustments for Neck Pain?
In a study involving 30 patients with chronic neck pain, researchers observed that spinal manipulative therapy applied to the mid-back resulted in improvements in both neck pain and the range of motion of the upper limbs. While neck pain is commonly associated with dysfunction in the cervical spine, past research has demonstrated that the thoracic spine plays a limited role in cervical rotation and flexion, which may explain why mid-back adjustments benefited the chronic neck pain patients in this study.
Chiropractic: Poor Posture Affects Breathing.
Pulmonary function tests performed on fifteen healthy males revealed that when participants adopted a forward head posture (FHD), they had significantly lower forced vital capacity, expiratory and inspiratory reserve volumes, forced expiratory volume at one second, and peak flow rate. Doctors of chiropractic routinely check for FHD and recommend exercise and ergonomic modifications to address this faulty posture.
Eight Tips For Preventing Falls In The Winter Months.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care On The Immune System
Spinal adjustments have been shown to boost immune function because they serve to correct the spinal misalignments that cause neural dysfunction. Neural dysfunction stresses a body out, which may lead to a weakened immune system and lowered response to a foreign body, such as the cold virus.
Chiropractic : Acupuncture used to treat back pain.
New studies show nearly 8 out of every 10 people suffer from back pain. It is also the leading reason for seeking acupuncture treatment. A recent review of 22 studies showed that acupuncture was able to provide pain relief for people suffering from chronic back pain. Guidelines from the American Pain Society and American College of Physicians say doctors should consider acupuncture as an alternative therapy for patients with chronic low-back pain that's not helped by conventional treatment.
Benefits Of Exercise For Spine Health
When done in a controlled, progressive manner, exercises for relieving back pain have many benefits, including:
The Use of Orthotics in Treating Back Pain.
The feet are the foundation of the body; they support its entire weight. If there isn’t enough support from the feet, various parts of the body—particularly the spine—are exposed to additional stress, which can lead to a number of issues:
One of the best treatments available is Chiropractic adjustments, rehab and custom orthotics. Once your doctor corrects your spine, custom orthotics will help balance your feet and support good posture. This combination of adjustments and custom orthotics has been proven time and again to reduce stress throughout the body and restore proper function to the lower extremities.
Referral Contest Winner!
Congratulations to Alesha Logan on winning a Cervical Pillow for her referral. Thank you for your referral!
Treating Back Pain With Chiropractic care
In a low-back pain study led by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic
Research, 73 percent of those who received standard medical care
and chiropractic care rated their improvement as pain
"completely gone," "much better" or "moderately better." In comparison,
17 percent of participants who received only standard medical care rated
their improvement this way. These results, as well as other measures of
pain and function between the two groups, are considered both clinically
and statistically significant.
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Comparing The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care To Other Treatments
In a Randomized controlled trial, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcomes measures showed that manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the manual therapy-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.
May Posture Awareness Month!!!
Remember the days when your mom would yell at you to stand up straight? Well, mom had your best interest in mind. Whether you’re on your way to school with a backpack or working at a desk from nine to five, correct posture is important to avoid pain in the back, neck, and shoulders which could lead to arthritis, joint pain and future digestive, circulation and cardiopulmonary problems. Correct posture is especially important in today’s technology-driven world, where we are constantly slouching over computers, video games, smart phones and tablets.
This month, make it a goal to improve your posture. This can be done by focusing on core-strengthening exercises such as yoga or Pilates, as well as checking your posture throughout the day, whether you are sitting or standing. When standing, keep your head up, shoulders back and stomach tucked in. If sitting, bend your legs at a 90 to 120 degree angle that is perpendicular to the floor, you’re your backside touching the back of the chair and feet flat on the floor. When using a mobile device, keep correct form by keeping feet flat on the floor, rolling your shoulders back and keeping your ears in line with your shoulders. Make it a point to get up and stretch periodically throughout the day to avoid and alleviate any type of pain caused by improper posture.
To further improve wellness and manage any posture related pain, a certified chiropractor can work with you to establish proper form and relieve soreness, aching or discomfort. With chiropractic care, individuals can also learn posture exercises to practice on their own as well as tips for products to use to keep the body aligned. Strengthening your posture can prevent injury and muscle fatigue, increasing energy and keep bones and joint functioning properly.
At Bradley Chiropractic, we offer numerous techniques ranging from low force instrument adjusting at traditional hands on manipulation based on your specific needs. If you, a friends or family member is experiencing any kind of pain, please call us today at (704) 861-1886 to schedule an appointment with a member of our experienced chiropractic team.
Do the following to help defend yourself from viruses!
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Smoking Cessation With Acupuncture
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Trusted Source, nearly 17 of every 100 adults in the United States smoke cigarettes. In 2010, seven out of 10 smokers told the CDC that they wanted to quit. Studies have shown that the acupuncture treatment has been beneficial in assisting motivated smokers in reducing their smoking, or even quit smoking completely. A study completed by the University of Oslo showed that these results may be effective up to five years. Acupuncture assists the subjects' smoking cessation by reducing their taste of tobacco and their desire to smoke.
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Chiropractic: Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?
In a study involving 51 patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) and referred pain to the buttocks or lower back, researchers found that mobilization, stretching, stabilization exercises, and manipulative therapy are all effective treatments for reducing pain and improving function in SIJD patients. Doctors of chiropractic commonly use a combination of such treatments when managing patients with musculoskeletal complaints, including SIJD.
Can Chiropractic Help With Allergies
Since the beneficial effects of chiropractic adjustments on the nervous system are well documented, it’s not surprising many chiropractic patients report a reduction of allergy symptoms when treated regularly for vertebral subluxations. Misalignment or dysfunctional movements of vertebra can cause a focal irritation in the spine, which then creates an abnormal signal received by the central nervous system. When this aberrant signal occurs along the same pathway required for the input of normal environmental messages, the body may not interrupt the information correctly. When this occurs, an allergic reaction can result.
National Chiropractic Awareness Month!
Almost eight in 10 Americans have an episode of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain can result in lowered productivity, which can adversely affect your earning potential — not to mention your quality of life. Often, pain-killing opioids are prescribed as a quick-fix solution. Excessive use of opioids can be detrimental to your health. National Chiropractic Month, observed every October, emphasizes alternative methods of treatment, which yield better results.
Sleep Positions For Better Posture
Sleep tight. Sleep posture is important since you put so much pressure on your spine. Regardless of sleep position, always use a pillow with enough thickness so that your head maintains a neutral position.
Back - Only 8 percent of people sleep on their backs. Sleeping on your back is the best option, because it puts no extra pressure on your head, neck or spine. Use a pillow to keep your head slightly elevated and aligned.
Side - Sleeping on one’s side, especially with the knees drawn up in a fetal position, can help open up the joints in the spine and relieve pressure by reducing the curvature of the spine.
Stomach - Approximately 7 percent of people sleep on their stomachs. Unfortunately, this position can aggravate the spine and other medical conditions. Avoid it if possible.
Is Prolonged Sitting Bad For Your Spine Health.
According to Cornell University Department of Ergonomics, up to 90% more pressure is put on your back when you sit versus when you stand. There are several reasons why, the first being that if you’re like most Americans, you habitually sit in ways that cause tension and imbalance in your back and neck. This applies to sitting at work, in the car, and at home.
Local Farmers Market Attendance!
Come out and support our local farmers market.
Bradley Chiropractic will be giving out Bradley Chiropractic bags on Thursday June 25th. Stop by and say Hi!
Chiropractic: Musculoskeletal Pain Very Common in ICU Nurses!.
Among a group of 702 intensive care unit (ICU) nurses, 97% reported experiencing one or more work-related musculoskeletal disorder during the previous year, with back pain (80.1%), neck pain (78.6%), and shoulder pain (70.4%) being the most common complaints.
Merry Christmas from Bradley Chiropractic!!!
Our holiday hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday normal hours.
Thursday 12/24/2020 8:30 am-12 pm
Closed on Christmas Day
Closed On New Years Day
For a limited time, custom Foot Levelers Orthotics will be on sale. BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF! Call our office at (704) 861-1886 for more details.
Tips For Treating The Winter Blues
Seasonal Affective Disorder also know as SAD or the winter blues may can be improved by the following
Tips for Building Your Immune System!
Please click the link below to see the Institute for Functional Medicines recommendations for defending yourself from Covid-19.
Insurance Benefits .
As we near the end of the calendar year, we wanted to remind you to make the most of your unused health insurance benefits. Every year you may receive a maximum number of visits or funds to be used through your insurance company for chiropractic care. In most cases at the close of the insurance and/or calendar year unused benefits are lost. These are benefits you have already paid for! Your spinal care is important to us, and we want to make sure you get the care you need without overpaying for it. If you are behind on your monthly chiropractic adjustments now is a great time to come in. Please contact us at 704-861-1886 to schedule your adjustment before your benefits run out.
Is Texting Damaging Your Spine.
Researchers recently looked at 7,000 young adults over a 5-year-period. The study, published in The Spine Journal in 2017, found persistent neck and back pain was associated with time spent texting. The following can be done to help prevent pain associated with texting,