Chiropractic Techniques Why so Many

Chiropractic adjustment Kingston and Wilkes Barre

#Chiropractic is a large and varied profession. There are at lest 100 different types of chiropractic adjusting techniques used world wide. The typically, chiropractor utilize 8 to 10 different techniques in there practice. It is in this way that chiropractors can approach many different problems.

All chiropractors uses these different approaches to with similar intents in mind. The universal goal of most chiropractic care is to restore or to improve joint function, with the end result of resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. Some chiropractic techniques use minimal directed force often referred to as spinal manipulation, while others spinal mobilization, a series of gentle force procedures designed to free up the joints so they move on there own.

Diversified technique or the high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust is one of chiropractic more traditional forms of adjusting the spine. Newer approaches typically are variation from an existing technique and as they evolve they are often often named after the Doctor who developed that particular approach.

For more information on the different techniques visit the article, Understanding Spinal Manipulation.

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This weeks Spine Health Chiropractic Posts: Chiropractic and #Pregnancy, Cervical #Herniation, Low Level #Laser,Aerobic #Exercise, and #Sacroiliac Joint Problems

dreamstime_xl_56550976This weeks Topics Are: Chiropractic and #Pregnancy, Cervical #Herniation, Low Level #Laser,Aerobic #Exercise, and #Sacroiliac Joint Problems

Post 1)

Chiropractic treatments for pregnant women suffering from lower back pain has a very high success rate and can be combined with other treatments that do not include adding medications into the system.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/pregnancy-and-back-pain/treatments-low-back-pain-during-pregnancy

Post 2)

When a cervical herniated disc is treated, the first methods are often to use physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, activity modification, and possibly anti-inflammatory medications.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/herniated-disc/conservative-treatment-a-cervical-herniated-disc

Post 3)

The light from low level lasers can penetrate the skin and tissues between 2-5 cm and those photons are absorbed by the tissue cells to generate more energy, which is believed to help those tissues heal faster.

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-management/cold-laser-therapy-pain-management-treatment

Post 4)

Aerobic exercise increases the blood flow in the body, which helps speed up healing, but high-impact exercises may cause additional stress or trauma to the structures of the spine.

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/low-impact-aerobic-exercise

Post 5)

Sacroiliac joint problems can cause lower back pain and/or leg pain and is often treated first with chiropractic care.

http://www.spine-health.com/video/chiropractic-adjustment-sacroiliac-joint-video

This weeks posts exercise and chiropractic, sciatic treatment, and review of adjustable beds

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#Exercise and #chiropractic care go hand in hand as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to back or neck recovery.

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/exercise-and-chiropractic-therapy
Post 2)
When someone is suffering from #sciatic #pain, the first treatments should be heat or ice, chiropractic manipulations, massage, medications, and acupuncture, followed by exercises.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/sciatica/sciatica-treatment

Post 3)

Back pain patients also often suffer from troubles with #sleep and look to find the best type of #bed for them. An adjustable bed can be best for people with certain spinal conditions where reclined or forward-bending positions are the most comfortable.

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/sleep/review-adjustable-beds

Peripheral Neuropathy isn’t time you deserve relief? (#Diabetic, #Caner or Other Causes)

 

#Peripheral #Neuropathy Learn more!

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that affects nearly 20 million Americans. It usually begins in the feet & loweNeck and hip jointr legs, but over time it can advance into the hands & fingers. Until now, the only treatment for this debilitating condition has been oral medications & injections which in many cases don’t work.

A completely NEW Treatment is utilized in our office and it may remove most, if not all, of your symptoms. The treatment is safe and effective for most people, including diabetics. Call now to schedule a free consultation and see if you are a candidate for this FDA cleared treatment.
• Burning Feet—Electrical Shocks
• Pain & #Numbness—Chronic and Acute Neck #Pain
• Creepy Crawlies?

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center: Serving the Kingston and Wilkes Barre Area Located in Forty Fort

Our safe gentle techniques can also help with other symptoms.

• #Carpal #Tunnel Syndrome
• Chronic and Acute #Sciatica
• Chronic and Acute #Neck Pain
• It doesn’t have to be a #disc come see use and find out!

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#Exercise: Low-Impact Arobics for #BackPain

“Along with specific back exercises, aerobic exercise that increases the heart rate for a sustained period is very beneficial for helping back problems.” This is according to Spine Health. Aerobic exercise is healing What to do when you have a sports injurybecause it increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the injured areas.

Spine Health Goes on and lists 5 benefits of Aerobic Exercise for relief of pain.

See Full story: http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/low-impact-aerobic-exercise

#Pain Management treatment and Cold #Laser

A recent posting in spine health help describe how cold laser can be helpful in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. “Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (Lcold laserLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process.” They Go on to explain that this can be helpful in reducing swelling, muscle #spasms, #pain, and increase function in acute and non acute cases. In the article they go on to describe how cold Laser or #LLLT actually work. Read the rest of the story. (http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-management/cold-laser-therapy-pain-management-treatment)

Back Discomfort During Pregnancy (Chiropractic can help)

baby_boy_shoes_on_belly_198403For patients going through back discomfort during pregnancy, #chiropractic care may provide effective relief from #pain with only a couple of simple treatments.

For instance:

  1. Manipulation or adjustment from the pelvis provides relief and restores function for 91% of patients analyzed. See much more about Chiropractic care Manipulation.
  2. To help increase effectiveness of these treatments, your chiropractor or medical professional may recommend: Easy stretching exercise programs.
  3. Finally a pelvic support belt may be recommended to help with the treatment.

Also See Exercise for Back Discomfort Throughout #Pregnancy.

#Conservative Treatment for a #Cervical #Herniated Disc

Conservative Treatment for a Cervical Herniated Disc

Cervical Herniated Disc Treatment Video

When the initial pain from a cervical herniated disc hits, anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Nuprin, Motrin) or COX-2 inhibitors (e.g. Celebrex) can help reduce the pain.

The pain caused by a cervical herniated disc is caused by a combination of:

pinching of the nerve root, and;

inflammation associated with the disc material itself.

Therefore, taking anti-inflammatory medications to remove some of the inflammation can reduce this component of the pain while the pressure component (pinching of the nerve root) resolves.

For patients with severe pain from a herniated disc, oral steroids (such as Predisone or a Medrol Dose Pak) may give even better pain relief. However, these medications can only be used for a short period of time (one week).

via Conservative Treatment for a Cervical Herniated Disc.

 

#X-Ray of the #Spine Diagnosing #Back-pain

X-Ray

 

X-rays provide detail of the bone structures in the spine, and are used to rule out back pain resulting from:

Instability (such as spondylolisthesis)

Tumors

Fractures.

They image bones by shooting an x-ray beam through the body. The calcium in bone blocks penetration of the x-ray beam and the image of the bones is picked up as a shadow on a film positioned on the other side of the patient (see Figure 1).

X-rays provide for excellent bony detail because bone consists mainly of calcium. However, discs and nerve roots do not have any calcium, so an x-ray does not capture an image of these structures. An x-ray, therefore, cannot be used to diagnose lumbar disc herniation or other causes of nerve pinching.

X-rays should not be performed in women who may be pregnant.

Got to full article:

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/diagnostic-tests/x-ray

Sources of #Calcium in #Food

Sources of Calcium in Food

 

Any dietary source of calcium will count toward the child’s daily intake, but low-fat milk is clearly the most efficient and readily available. Lactose-free milk, soy and rice drinks have recently become more easily obtainable and less expensive.

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In addition to milk, there are a variety of foods that contain calcium and can help children get sufficient levels of calcium in their daily diet. Some examples include:

Dairy foods Milk, yogurt, cheese

Leafy green vegetables Broccoli, kale, spinach

Fruits Oranges

Beans and peas Tofu, peanuts, peas, black beans, baked beans

Fish Salmon, sardines

Miscellaneous Sesame seeds, blackstrap molasses, corn tortillas, almonds, brown sugar

via Sources of Calcium in Food.

 

Chiropractic Treatments for Whiplash

Chiropractic Treatments for #Whiplash

 

Because each individual case of whiplash is different, it is not possible to generalize about the chiropractic whiplash treatment.

See What Is Whiplash?

The appropriate chiropractic treatment is unique to each whiplash injury and is directed at the primary dysfunctions detected during the chiropractic exam.

However, #chiropractors commonly employ different chiropractic treatments for whiplash, often including:

1:#Manipulation

2:Muscle relaxation and/or stimulation

3:Various #exercises

4:Ergonomic and lifestyle changes.

This article explains when, why and how chiropractors may employ these whiplash treatments for neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and other related symptoms.

For more read the rest of the article:

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/chiropractic-treatments-whiplash

Treatments for Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Treatments for Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

For patients experiencing #back pain during #pregnancy, chiropractic may provide effective paindreamstime_xxl_26406669 relief with just a few simple treatments. For example: Manipulation or adjustment of the pelvis has provided relief and restored function for 91% of patients studied.3  Please see link for rest of article.

Preventing Chronic #Pain from #Whiplash

Preventing Chronic Pain from Whiplash
After sustaining whiplash injuries, it is fairly common for people to suffer from chronic neck pain. A #chiropractor
can detect certain factors in a patient’s history and chiropractic exam to better determine patients who may be
more susceptible to chronic pain from a whiplash injury.
This process will help the doctor of chiropractic identify when aggressive preventative measures should be
taken for patients who may be at a greater risk of developing chronic neck pain from whiplash injuries.
Chiropractic Treatment Approach to Whiplash Injuries: for more see the whole article from spine health.

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/preventing-chronic-pain-whiplash

#HeartSmart and fight #infection with homemade Sriracha Sauce!

Homemade Sriracha Sauce

What a great way to get both capsaicin and garlic into your diet. Capsaicin is great for the heart and anti inflammation and garlic helps to fight infection. The best part is no preservatives or xantham gum Share this and pass it on.

 

The World’s Hottest Pepper: Brings Pleasure and Pain Relief

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/capsaicin-ingredient-hot-peppers-offers-medical-benefits/story?id=15727011

Adapted from Serious Eats
Yields about 1 cup

3/4 pound Fresno peppers, stems snipped off with green caps intact, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/3 cup distilled white vinegar

FRESH version:

1 – In a medium saucepan over high heat, add peppers, garlic, brown sugar, salt, vinegar and 1/4 cup of water.

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2 – Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to a medium low. Let simmer uncovered for about 5-7 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool.

3 – Transfer the pepper mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Add a little more water if you find the mixture too thick.

puree the pepper mixture

4 – Place a strainer over a large measuring cup or a medium-sized bowl. Pour the pepper puree into the strainer. With a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon, press the mixture into the strainer. You will be left with some of the larger pepper pieces and seeds.

strain the pepper mixture

5 – Transfer the sauce to a clean airtight jar or container. Keep the sauce refrigerated and it should keep up to a month if you don’t finish it before then!

FERMENTED version:

1 – Place the peppers, garlic, brown sugar, and salt into a blender or food processor. Pulse until the peppers are finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a clean container with a lid and let sit at room temperature for about 5-7 days to let it ferment.

Ferment the pepper mixture

2 – Check the jar everyday and give it a stir. Bubbles will be forming and the mixture will slightly increase in volume.

3 – Pour the mixture into a blender and add the vinegar. Puree until smooth. Place a strainer over a medium-sized saucepan. Pour the puree into the strainer and strain the mixture into the saucepan using a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon. You will be left with some of the larger pepper pieces and seeds.

4 -Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low and let simmer for about 7-10 minutes or until the sauce clings to a wooden spoon. Take the pan off the heat and let the sauce cool.

5 – Pour the sauce into a clean airtight jar or container. Keep the sauce refrigerated and it should keep for more than a month to six months.

The #History_of_Chiropractic.

1: The Major Premise. There is a universal intelligence in all matter, continuously giving to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence, and giving this intelligence its expression.

1: The Major Premise. There is a universal intelligence in all matter, continuously giving to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence, and giving this intelligence its expression.

Chiropractic has provided treatment for men and women with back pain, neck pain as well as  head-aches, since its establishment in 1895 . Every since the formal formation of chiropractic in the united states, some chiropractors have claimed a connection among the spine, nervous system and brain as essential to one’s wellness and have maintained that structural imbalances within the spinal column can impact function with the spinal cord, nerves, muscles, bones as well as joints of the body.

 

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Written By: Paul R. Mahler DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center

1144 Wyoming Ave

Kingston, Pa 18704

 

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