Category: Chiropractic 411

Home Therapy Instructions: Using Ice Packs

Ice therapy is an effective means of pain control, especially after suffering an injury. Homemade ice packs can be more comfortable and effective than a bag of frozen peas. Made correctly, they mold to your body applying an even layer of cooling. Before giving the instructions to make an ice pack, the basic points of… Read more »

Home Care Instructions: Using A Heating Pad

One of the best sources of relief for muscle and joint pain is a heating pad. The strained and overused muscles can find significant relief when applying heat. Using common material around your house, there are quick and easy ways to make your own heating pad to soothe away the pain in your joints and… Read more »

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Adjustments: The Chiropractic Difference The primary method of treatment for a chiropractic physician is a procedure called an “Adjustment” or manipulation. The chiropractic adjustment is a small controlled thrust into the joints of the spinal bones (vertebra) or joints of the arms or legs, that have restricted movement. The purpose is to restore the normal… Read more »

Spinal Arthritis and Chiropractic

Arthritis: There Is Help! As we get older, it is not uncommon to develop aches and pains, arthritis, that will affect our lifestyle. I’m sure you would agree; It would be wonderful if we could say healthy and active as we age. Well, there is a way! Chiropractic is an excellent part of a healthy… Read more »

8 Tips To Prevent Gardening Back Pain

Spring has finally arrived here in St Louis. Many people are eagerly planning and preparing to get their gardens in, anticipating the fresh and healthy vegetables. Unfortunately, while many plan their gardens, many fail to plan or prepare for the actual work required to prepare and plant the garden. It is not uncommon for those… Read more »

Sciatica – Get Relief With Chiropractic

Sciatica can be distracting to severe pain that starts in the lower back and runs down the back of one or both legs. The good news: Chiropractic care has proven to be quite effective! Sciatica most commonly affects those who are in their 40’s and 50’s. Typically beginning with acute or sharp pain in the… Read more »

Herniated Disc – Chiropractic Proven To Help!

For patient’s suffering with pain from a herniated disc or sciatica, a common treatment is an epidural injection. With this procedure, a doctor uses a needle to inject pain medication and a steroid into the area around the herniated disc or inflamed nerve. The goal is temporary reduction of the pain and inflammation While injections… Read more »

Backpack Attack! – Children & Back Pain

60% Children Suffer Backpack Backpain! School is about to begin and many parents our shopping for school supplies. A main staple of the back to school shopping is a backpack pack. While it seems that this item is a simple choice, recent research has demonstrated it could cause back pain in your child. The U.S…. Read more »

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ~ Ask Your Hazelwood Chiropractor

For those experiencing hand pain or numbness, they automatically assume it is carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS. However, What is carpal tunnel syndrome? CTS is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist that results in a specific pattern of numbness in the hand which include the thumb and first 2 fingers. As the… Read more »

Chronic Back Pain

Are you suffering with chronic back pain? Does your back hurt? Is it stiff and achy in the morning? Maybe you have the “catch” as you get up and move around. Are you experiencing numbness or a burning sensation in your back? Life is too short to live with back pain! The Biggest Back Pain… Read more »