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Sciatica

 

Treatment of Sciatica in Virginia Beach

 

One of the more common conditions treated by chiropractic physicians is a  pain or numbness that starts in the low back and  runs down the back of the leg. This condition is called sciatica. Sciatica refers to the large sciatic nerve that starts in leg painthe low back and goes all the way to the toes. Sciatica usually only effects one leg. There are several conditions that can create pain in this nerve.
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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome treated in Virginia Beachrestless leg syndrome

Symptoms of RLS

As many as one in twenty people might suffer from restless leg syndrome or RLS. This condition interferes with sleep by causing symptoms of an antsy feeling or numbness and tingling in the feet and legs. Other common effects are jumpiness or thrashing of the legs, cramping or regular “Charley horse” sensations. In the case of pregnant women the condition usually resolves when the baby is born. In others, the condition can linger and become quite chronic. RLS can be caused by a deficiency of iron, zinc or fol ate. I have compiled a short list of steps you can take to get rid of or ease the symptoms of RLS.
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Tennis Elbow

 

Tennis Elbow treatment in Virginia Beach

What is tennis elbow?tennis elbow

You do not have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. Tennis elbow or  lateral epicondylitis is an inflammation of one or more tendons as they cross over the elbow joint. This pain is usually located near the epicondyles or the bony bumps on the inside and outside of the elbow joint. Medial epicondylitis is called golfers elbow while the lateral or outside epicondylitis is tennis elbow.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment in Virginia Beach!

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment (pinched nerve) syndrome. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndromecarpal tunnel include pain in the wrist and forearm and numbness and tingling in the thumb and first two fingers, all of which tend to be worse at night. Carpal tunnel can effect any one that does repetitive activity with the wrist and hands. Computer work, carpenters and mechanics, chefs and anyone else working with their hands are all prime candidates for carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Tendinitis

 

Tendinitispatellar tedonitis

 

Tendinitis is one of the many conditions we fix at New Life Chiropractic. Notice how I use the word fix and not treat. At New Life we strive to correct the mechanical problem that is the underlying cause of tendinitis. Lets start with a brief definition of exactly what tendinitis is. I will then explain the different types of tendinitis, as well as how we diagnose and treat (fix) tendonitis.
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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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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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Extremity adjusting

extremity adjustingExtremity adjusting is the treatment of all the other joints in the body away from the spine. The upper extremity consists of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Lower would be the hips, knees, ankles and feet. All of the joints upper and lower can be treated with chiropractic. Conditions like frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, runners knee and plantar fasciitis can all be treated with great success.
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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