Celebrities Using Chiropractic: Stars Know How to Treat Compressed Discs

Celebrities Using Chiropractic: Stars Know How to Treat Compressed Discs

Now that baseball season is here, we can’t help talking about sports celebrities using chiropractic. One name that many, long-time fans of the Boston Red Sox will remember is Wade Anthony Boggs. The Baseball Hall of Famer and 12-time All-Star third baseman has openly admitted to receiving professional, chiropractic care during the course of his career. At the time of his first visit, he was reportedly experiencing back and leg pain secondary to a compressed disc. Repeated visits to a sports minded chiropractor resolved those issues for the pro athlete and we’re not surprised to learn about his positive experience. For years, studies have shown that disc and sciatica problems may be effectively treated with chiropractic care. One of the recent studies appeared in a September 2014 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. It reconfirmed chiropractic care’s effectiveness when combined with regular exercise. The list of treatments used by chiropractors involved with the study included spinal manipulation. However, there are other treatments that contemporary chiropractors use to address celebrities’ back and leg pain. If Wade Anthony Boggs was still playing pro ball to this day, his sports chiropractor may recommend the use of disc-compression tables, decompression-reduction-stabilization therapy, trigger point therapy and TENS therapy. They are just four of the modern-day treatments chiropractors are using to address problems associated with injured discs and sciatica pain. The list of others includes, but isn’t constrained to epidural injections, acupuncture, non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications and back surgery. It should be noted that depending on the severity of the compression and its location, athletes may experience comorbidities like shortness of breath and gastrointestinal distress. As such, additional treatments are often recommended to help address comorbidities as needed (e.g. oxygen therapy and restrictive diets). To learn more about famous people who’ve touted the benefits of chiropractic care, please contact one of our sports...

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Chiropractic for Children: A Proven Way to Ease the Pain of Winter Earaches

Chiropractic for Children: A Proven Way to Ease the Pain of Winter Earaches

Has your child been suffering from recurrent earaches? If so, your family is not alone. It is widely estimated that almost all children will experience at least one episode of ear pain before their third birthday and many of them will go on to have several more. Most pediatricians and general practitioners that are presented with a child who has an earache will prescribe an antibiotic known as amoxicillin to treat the infection and acetaminophen to address the accompanying fever. However, they don’t always work. Plus, some children are allergic to amoxicillin. In those cases, an increasing number of parents are turning towards chiropractic care in the hopes that it will resolve the problem and with good reason. There are primarily three different types of earaches that plaque America’s youth and studies have shown that chiropractic for children is effective at promoting healing in each instance. The three types are chronic otitis media with effusion, otitis media with effusion and acute otitis media. Each one involves fluid being trapped somewhere within the ear. The most common areas involved are the middle and inner ear. The middle ear is where the eardrum is located whereas the inner area is home to the auditory tube and semicircular ducts. In order for the child’s earache to completely resolve itself, that fluid has to drain out. That’s where a chiropractor’s skills become invaluable to parents. Over the years, chiropractors have found that by manipulating certain areas of the neck and cervical spine, they can help speed up the draining process. As the infected fluid drains from the child’s ear, the internal pressure decreases and the pathogens exit the body. Consequently, pain and swelling lessens too, thereby making the child feel more at ease. To learn more about the connection between a child’s musculoskeletal system and the ears, please contact a local Indianapolis chiropractor and ask to setup an initial...

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Chiropractic Advice for Children Carrying Backpacks

Chiropractic Advice for Children Carrying Backpacks

Chiropractors are praised around the world for helping people with chronic back or neck pain, misalignment and other health issues that leave people sore and frustrated. However, as much as Indianapolis chiropractors are glad to help you fix the problems you’re having, they are also really interested in helping you prevent back and neck problems before they occur. Chiropractors care about your overall health and want to help you avoid aches and pains. It’s no surprise that we discovered that a Kansas City chiropractor went on his local fox affiliate news station to make sure people in his community knew how to help their children wear a backpack properly. With school a few months in and homework starting to weigh down backpacks, this kind of helpful advice comes at just the right time. Chiropractic care is helpful for children, and preventative suggestions go a long way. Students who are wearing their backpacks improperly or with too much weight are at risk for having back and neck problems, as well as problems with their posture. In the Fox4KC News Story, “Chiropractor Shows Proper Way to Wear Backpack,” Sean Felton gave this advice for analyzing your child’s posture: “View your child from the back and from the side with and without a backpack. When viewed from the side, your child’s ear should be centered over the shoulder and the shoulder over the hips. When viewing from the back look at their hips and shoulders and make sure they are level.” Posture problems may be an indicator that your child is carrying too much weight in their backpack. Ideally children should never carry more than 10-15% of their body weight in their backpack. Children should wear both straps to distribute the weight more evenly, and the bottom of the backpack should fall about two inches below the child’s waist. If you notice that you or your child is having posture problems or aches and pains, chiropractic care can help relieve their pain, and help you prevent future...

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Disspelling Common Myths About Chiropractic Care

Disspelling Common Myths About Chiropractic Care

There are a number of myths about chiropractic care that scare or perhaps shy away many people from taking a trip to see a Indianapolis chiropractor, even if they do have severe back pain. By dispelling these myths, it should be possible to decide if chiropractic treatment might be right for you. Chiropractors are Not Professionally Educated A chiropractor must go through the same amount of schooling and supervision as any other doctor in the medical community. According to dcdoctor.com, “The aspiring chiropractor requires 2-4 years (depending on the college attended and the state one wishes to practice in) of premed undergraduate studies. Once completed, the student must next complete 4-5 academic years of studies at a chiropractic college. This includes extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, radiology, differential diagnosis, chiropractic adjustive techniques, biomechanics, and other health-related studies.” Prior to graduation, the student must be monitored in a clinical setting under the supervision of a certified professional. After graduation, the student must also pass rigorous state and national board certifications in order to obtain a license. Chiropractic Methods are not Scientifically Validated There are thousands of studies which support the treatment methods used by chiropractors. These studies are often completed outside the chiropractic community by medical doctors and government researchers, eliminating any possible bias that may be inherent if the research were completed inside the chiropractic community itself. In fact, there has been a higher degree of research completed on chiropractic techniques than alot of other medical treatments. The Chiropractor Will Keep You Coming Back There is the age old consensus that chiropractic treatment will make your back feel great for a short period of time, but then the pain will return, causing you to continuously seek more treatment. The goal of the treatment is to eliminate pain. Image courtesy of stockimages /...

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