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Chiropractic

Why Your Joints Hurt as the Weather Changes

Why Your Joints Hurt as the Weather Changes

As the weather changes, joint pain is a symptom experienced by many. There are several theories to why pain surfaces during weather changes. Overall joint and bone pain are one of the most common symptoms reported. The correlation between changing weather and bone/joint pain has been studied for years, and while no conclusive evidence exists, there are many people who strongly believe the weather plays a role in their pain. Theories behind weather and joint pain often cite barometric pressure as a primary reason for joint pain. Barometric pressure is the weight of the atmosphere that surrounds us, and as the weather changes, the barometric pressure drops, which can cause joints to swell. Swollen joints not able to receive as much fluid, which is associated with pain. As the weather changes, below are...

Your Guide to Spinal Decompression

Your Guide to Spinal Decompression

Otherwise known as Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression, it is a kind of traction that helps relieve many kinds of back pain. It works by gently stretching the spine to decrease the pressure on the discs and joints. Your discs are made of cartilage that act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae to help protect your spinal cord and prevent any bone contact with your spinal nerves. Often, these discs can bulge or become flattened by injury, pressure, or genetic factors and the result can be very painful. When a disc bulges or herniates, it can press against nearby nerves causing moderate to debilitating pain. In some cases, degeneration of the disc and arthritis of the spine can cause a dramatic loss of strength in the arms and legs, frequent numbness, and...

Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Ways to Protect You and Your Baby During Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Ways to Protect You and Your Baby During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman's life, but it can also be the source of significant pain. Conditions like back pain and migraine can make it difficult to sleep and can affect ...