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Headache

Headaches treatment in Virginia Beach.

Headache treatment in Virginia Beach.

Headaches are one of the most common conditions seen in a chiropractic office. As you can see from the picture above there are many different types of headache. The location and severity factor heavily into the labeling of the different types of headache. Causes can include trauma, muscle tension, allergies, hormonal or even extremely rare tumors. Some sources list up to 18 different types and categories of headache. The really great news is that regardless headache type chiropractic and other drug free treatments have proven to be very effective.
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Shoulder Pain

Causes and treatment for shoulder pain.

Pinched nerve coming from the neck and upper back.

Upper back and neck pain that radiates into the shoulder is the most common type of shoulder pain. When shoulder pain originates at the spine the pain will generally run across the top of the shoulder and down into the joint itself. This is generally an easier case to treat. Spinal and shoulder adjusting combined with dry needling and massage gives great relief.
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What is cupping and how does it work?

What is cupping and how does it work?

As many of you probably saw during the Olympics this summer many of the athletes including swimmer Michael Phelps had purple circles or “bruises” on their upper backs and shoulders. These spots are the residual effects of cupping therapy. Cupping is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been in use for more than 3000 years. The primary function  of applying suction is to breakdown adhesions and to create a healing cascade in the soft tissue. Cupping also helps the body remove toxins caused by inflammation.  This therapy can be very beneficial for the treatment of tight and tender muscles, trigger points, sprains, pinch nerves, sciatica and soreness. Cupping is super safe when performed by a professional. At New Life Chiropractic we use suction therapy in  conjunction with chiropractic and massage and find it speeds the healing process.phelps cupping cupping 2

Back and Neck Pain Treatment Options

Back and Neck Pain Treatment Options in Virginia Beach,VAhammer and nail

You wake up in the mourning and find you are suffering from extreme low back pain, what do you do? You have a stiff neck that wont go away. The pain and numbness are working their way down your shoulder and into your arm. Now what do you do? What do you do for recurring migraines? Believe it or not these can be some of the more difficult conditions to resolve. Where do you go? What do you do? What are your treatment options?
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TMJ Syndrome

TMJ Syndrome treatment in Virginia Beach!tmj pain

TMJ Symptoms

TMJ or the tempo-mandibular joint is the primary joint of the jaw. Symptoms of TMJ syndrome are headaches and pain and soreness of the jaw muscles primarily near the ear. Other symptoms include clicking or popping when opening the mouth, difficulty opening the mouth, the jaw getting stuck open, as well as pain with yawning, chewing, or opening the mouth wide.
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Insomnia

Insomnia

Do you have a difficult time falling asleep at night? Do you wake in the middle of the night and can not fall back to sleep? Than you may be one of the millions of people who suffer with insomnia. The result of any sleep disturbance is often irritability, depression, anxiety, emotional disturbances, or poor memory. Insomnia can be a sign of poor health and diet as well.
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Piriformis syndrome (a real pain in the butt)

Piriformis syndrome (a real pain in the butt) treatment in Virginia Beach.

piriformis syndromeLow back pain that starts in the gluteal (butt) area and radiating down the back of the leg, caused by compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, is commonly referred to as piriformis syndrome. This condition which is often misdiagnosed as a herniated disc, is an extremely common cause of sciatica (leg pain). The condition is seven times more likely in females than in males.
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Natural Health Care in Virginia Beach

 

The Growing Field of Natural and Alternative Health Care. 

 

natural health carePeople from every walk of life are discovering the healing power of natural health care. Americans and people throughout the world are looking to natural health to find answers in both prevention and the treatment of disease. A 2010 article in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that 45% of Americans sought the advice and treatment of a holistic health doctor within the previous year. CNBC stated that 50+% of Americans see holistic providers each year and the number is growing. 70% of Americans surveyed stated they would seek the advice of a holistic provider if their medical doctor was unable to help them. The large majority (85%) of those who use alternative health care say they would return and continue this type of treatment.
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Preparing for fall allergies.

 

Preparing for fall allergies in Virginia Beach

 

What are and what causes allergies?

 

fall allergiesAllergies are generally a group of symptoms affecting the skin, digestive system, breathing or respiratory system and intestines in people with an extreme sensitivity to a substance that does not bother most other people. These substances called allergens are air born and are generally plant pollens or animal dander. After a person with these sensitivities breaths in an allergen our bodies produce an immune reaction that causes the symptoms. We cough to blow out the allergens. Our eyes and nose produce more mucous as a protective barrier. Dehydration causes headaches and it goes on and on. These symptoms are much the same as when we are exposed to a true pathogen like the virus that causes the common cold. These reactions are not normal and are considered a hypersensitivity.
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Chiropractic Facts – Part 1

 

Chiropractic Facts – Part 1

 

Chiropractic definedChiropractic tree of life

 

Definition of Chiropractic: Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, primarily spinal adjusting.
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Chiropractic treatment for kids.

 

Can children get chiropractic care in Virginia Beach?

 

child getting adjustedHave you ever seen a kid do a superman dive from the ottoman to the sofa? How about a 10 year old trying 50 consecutive times to do a flip on a trampoline or even the birth of a child when the head is pulled hard to release the shoulder? Most of these things would send an adult to the Emergency Room. I could go on and on, tackle football, judo, falling from a tree, a soccer header or even an 8 hour mine craft marathon. Yes children need and should get chiropractic treatments. We offer chiropractic treatment for kids at New Life.
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