Studies Say Chiropractic for Seniors Provides Marked ADL Improvement

Studies Say Chiropractic for Seniors Provides Marked ADL Improvement

A study published in the March/April 2014 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiology Therapy proves that when it comes to chiropractic for seniors, positive outcomes are certainly possible. The study focused on a senior’s ability to complete activities of daily living both before and after chiropractic care. It also compared those results to that of seniors who relied on other forms of care in lieu of seeing a chiropractor. The results confirmed that chiropractic is just as effective as other methods. Plus, it’s largely non-invasive. Increased ability to complete activities of daily living isn’t the only area where seniors benefit from receiving chiropractic care. The same journal published additional studies in...

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Chiropractic for Scoliosis: A Non-Invasive Option with Proven Results

Chiropractic for Scoliosis: A Non-Invasive Option with Proven Results

Should chiropractic for scoliosis be considered in this day and age? In a word, “Yes.” There have been compelling studies over the years which indicate it has the potential to be very effective in adults and children . The types of chiropractic treatments suggested by the studies’ organizers vary. Some recommend spinal manipulation to correct Cobb angles and others suggest treatments like whole body vibration therapy. Whole body vibration therapy has been around since the 1860s and is used by more than just chiropractors. In June 2013, study results were published in the online edition of Scoliosis magazine. The results showed that whole body vibration therapy, in conjunction with spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage and other chiropractic care techniques can be effective at treating scoliosis in adolescents. Other studies have shown it to be successful at treating cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia and osteopenia. So, why are chiropractic treatments for scoliosis successful in certain cases? Experts widely agree that the disease involves abnormal curvature of the spine, which is an area often treated by chiropractors. What they don’t always agree on is the reasoning behind the formation of those unusual curvatures. There are those experts who believe the disease is congenital and some who think it’s caused by neurological disorders or early trauma. Lending to the debate is the fact that people can contract the disease at various stages in their lifetimes. Some are born with it and others don’t show signs until they are teenagers or adults. As such, chiropractic care has been effective in treating some cases of idiopathic, neuromuscular and congenital scoliosis because all cases aren’t the same. Nonetheless, it is an invasive treatment for scoliosis that should be considered in the majority of cases before surgical intervention is discussed. To learn more and find out if a loved one’s scoliosis will respond to chiropractic care, please contact us...

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Chiropractic for Sciatica: Customized Solutions May Soothe Frazzled Nerves

Chiropractic for Sciatica: Customized Solutions May Soothe Frazzled Nerves

Do you know which nerve in the human body is the widest and longest? We’ll give you a few hints. In healthy individuals, it runs from the lumbosacral plexus all the way down to the feet and has the ability to cause people great discomfort. In addition, it could trigger individuals to experience weakness in the knees, ankles and hamstrings as well as lead to a diagnosis of foot drop. If you guessed by now that it’s the sciatica, you be correct. Thankfully, it’s not all gloom and doom for folks whose develop such problem, chiropractic for sciatica pain does exist in today’s day and age. The first step in treatment is obviously identifying the problem and determining its underlying cause. Studies have shown that comorbidities like obesity, arthritis, cauda equine syndrome, herniated disks, spodylolisthesis and spinal stenosis may all play a role in the formation of sciatica related aches and pains. Therefore, in incidents where those comorbidities are present, the patients’ care plans will have to address them simultaneously for the best results. In other instances, sciatica problems may be caused by a person’s employment or recreational activities. In those cases, the patient will need to be willing to change. Otherwise, the problem will reoccur after chiropractic for sciatica pain is received. Examples include people that lift heavy bags of landscaping materials for a living or enjoy rappelling down rock walls. In general, chiropractors will approach sciatica treatments from many angles. However, each one’s goal will likely be to reduce irritation or pressure on the nerve and promote healing. The long list of treatments that may be added to the patients’ care plans includes, but isn’t constrained to the following: Medications for Pain, Inflammation and Spasticity Spinal Manipulation (By Hand or Machine) Hot/Cold Therapy or RICE Acupuncture and Biofeedback Job Retraining or Posture Education To learn more about them and other treatments that are frequently utilized when addressing patients’ sciatica related problems, please consider reaching out to a local Noblesville chiropractor. He or she should be able to conduct a thorough examination of your sciatica nerve and body mechanics as well as offer a customized...

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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 Noblesville local chiropractor and ask to setup an initial consultation. Image courtesy of Photostock/...

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Why Chiropractic? The Benefits May Surprise You!

Why Chiropractic? The Benefits May Surprise You!

When most people think of chiropractic care, they think of relieving back or neck pain. Getting one’s back “cracked” is a familiar imagine. Chiropractic is an effective treatment for these parts of the body, but the benefits of chiropractic care go far beyond the back and neck. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free way to prevent and treat a wide range of health problems. Simply put, chiropractic treatments align the body, especially the spine. Because the body functions best when everything is in alignment, chiropractic treatments support general good health. Good Health for Life Chiropractic is more than a quick fix for pain symptoms. It’s a life-long approach to health care. Regular chiropractic adjustments are a great way to stay healthy. The long-term benefits of chiropractic care can include: Better Vision Healthy Lungs Improved Balance Faster Reaction Time Increased Range of Motion Chiropractic and Back Pain A healthy back is essential. Back pain is debilitating and has a negative impact on just about every area of a person’s life. Chiropractic is so often associated with back pain, because it works. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, after three years of treatment, patients who received chiropractic care for low back pain reported greater long-term satisfaction than those treated by hospital therapists. Chiropractics and Arthritis Many people suffer from arthritis, particularly as they age. Over-the-counter and prescription medicines mask the pain, but don’t address the root cause. Chiropractic is a popular choice for treating arthritis, because it addresses the origin of the pain. Chiropractic treatment works directly with the joints, spine and nerves. This can dramatically improve arthritic conditions for many people. Chiropractics for Every Age Noblesville Chiropractors treat patients of all ages, from babies to seniors. For young people, whose bodies are growing rapidly, chiropractic care keeps the child’s spine aligned, which improves overall health. For adults, chiropractic can correct long-term health issues that stem from poor alignment. As the body ages, issues arising from poor alignment are amplified. Chiropractic treatment can slow the aging process and even eliminate some of the painful issues associated with old age. Image courtesy of cooldesign /...

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