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Arthritis

 

Arthritis treatment in Virginia Beach.

 

What is arthritis?arthritis

 

Arthritis affects about 40 million Americans of all ages. Degenerative arthritis (djd) or osteoarthritis afflicts the weight-bearing joints: the knees, hips and spine primarily but can affect any joint. It often manifests following an injury or from repetitive physical tasks that place excess stress upon the joint.
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Back Doctor Virginia Beach

 

Back Doctor – Virginia Beach

nerve transmission

I recently did a Google search for “back doctor Virginia beach” and chiropractors didn’t show up until page three. I found this to be very disturbing. There were orthopedists, neurologist and a multitude of therapy clinics, but no chiros to be found. If we are not back doctors then what are we. Some would say we are nerve doctors. According to the Virginia Board of Medicine our scope of practice is:  “Practice of chiropractic means the adjustment of the twenty-four movable vertebrae of the spinal column, and assisting nature for the purpose of normalizing the transmission of nerve energy. It does not include the use of surgery, obstetrics, osteopathy, nor the administration of any drugs, medicines, serums or vaccine”. This by definition makes us the king of the back doctors.
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Muscle spasm, cramps and charley horses

Muscle spasm, cramps and charley horses.

No matter what you call this condition the one thing they all have in common is they hurt real bad. This can happen when you muscle spasmare lifting a heavy box, going for a swim or a run or even just lying in bed. Everyone at some point will experience a muscle spasm, a cramp or a charley horse. Cramps or spasms are caused by involuntary contraction of a muscle. Any muscle can be effected but the large leg and back muscles are the most common. The question is what causes them and what can you do to relieve the pain once this condition occurs.
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Mid and low back pain

low back pain

Treating pain in the mid and low back in Virginia Beach.

 

Chiropractors have become the the foremost experts when it comes to treating conditions of the spine. These are our most basic cases. There are many different issues that can cause pain of the mid and low back. Arthritis, herniated disc, facet syndrome, sprain/strains, spinal stenosis, and subluxation just to name a few. As chiropractors we are trained to diagnose and treat these conditions.
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Treatment for back pain during pregnancy.

 

Treatment for back pain during pregnancy in Virginia Beach.Pregnancy back pain

Back pain during pregnancy is an extremely common occurrence for several reasons. The first and most obvious cause is the large increase in the curve of the low back. This can cause increased stretching of the tendons and ligaments in the area which makes them sore. This condition also causes the pelvis to rock forward leading to postural instability which also causes the back and hips to ache. Increases in abdominal pressure and pressure from the baby can cause direct nerve irritation causing both low back and radiant leg pain.
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Ice or heat for pain?

ice vs heat~~Should I use ice or heat for pain?

One of the most frequent questions I get asked at New Life Chiropractic is whether heat or ice is most effective for the treatment of acute pain. As a general rule ice is the best bet. Ice reduces swelling, reduces inflammation and produces an analgesic (pain reducing) effect caused by the numbing from the cold.
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Treatment of fibromyalgia in Virginia Beach

symptoms of fibromyalgiaWhat is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia syndrome is a condition that shows up as widespread pain and tenderness in multiple areas throughout the body. It was originally thought that this pain originated in the muscle and or soft tissue of the pain areas. Chiropractors have known and it is now proven that this is a condition of the central nervous system. Pressure on the nerves of the spine cause the pain receptors of the body to become super sensitive causing pain to be produced with much lighter pressure than normal. We call this allodynia. Along with the allodynia, many other symptoms can be present such as headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, numbness and tingling in the extremities as well as anxiety and depression.
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Chiropractic is safe

chiropractic is safeChiropractic is safe!

Yes chiropractic is safe. On average a medical doctor pays from $10,000  to over $50,000 a year for their malpractice insurance. Chiropractors pay about $1200 for the same insurance. We pay less not because the insurance companies like us, but because we don’t hurt people. We have been developing modern chiropractic care for well over 100 years.
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Treatment for a pinched nerve

Treatment for a pinched nerve

Apinched nerve pinch nerve can be one of the most severe pains you can experience. It can be sharp stabbing at the source and can cause pain to shoot or radiate the entire path of the nerve. Following the initial episode the nerve becomes swollen and inflamed making it more prone to another pinch. The secret to getting relief is to reduce swelling. This can be done several ways. The chiropractic treament opens the spaces around the nerve and relieves tension on the surrounding structures. Ultrasound can be used to reduce the swelling and inflammation. Ice is the best home remedy.We are experts on the treatment of pinched nerves at New Life Chiropractic of Virginia Beach. Call Today. 222-0910