Chiropractic believes that optimal health comes from having a healthy nervous system, particularly a healthy spinal column.
Time, work, school, and everyday living means movement. And like anything that moves over and over again, at some point it’s going to get stuck or slip out of place. When the spine’s vertebrae become misaligned, pressure begins to press on the nerves that come out of the spinal cord. This is called a chiropractic subluxation and requires chiropractic realignment.
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to mobilize the spinal discs so they can move freely along with returning them back�into place and in their proper positions.
These techniques are called spinal manipulations/adjustments.
During an adjustment, the vertebra is released or set free from the misaligned position and put back into the proper position in the spine’s column.
Adjustments allow the body to heal and maintain homeostasis.
Chiropractors are trained in a variety of adjustment techniques
Some are done by hand
Some use of specialized instruments
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Every patient is different, therefore a chiropractor will go through various treatment options with the patient, to choose the best technique and treatment plan for the patient’s condition.� Ask the chiropractor which technique they will be doing and how it works.
Chiropractors use�the following:
Using crossed hands a chiropractor presses down firmly on the areas that need adjusting and realignment. With a precise and quick thrust, the chiropractor adjusts the spine. This improves mobility in the vertebral joints.
This technique determines if the vertebrae are�freely�moving and with normal motion.
The patient is on their side when the chiropractor performs a quick and precise thrust to the misaligned vertebra, that returns them to their proper position.
Treating Female Patient�s Spine
Gentle pressure is applied with the fingertips which separate the vertebrae and opens them up.
Physiotherapist during an Achilles tendon treatment but the same technique applies to the spine
Here a specialized table is used that drops incrementally with the adjustment. The chiropractor applies a quick thrust at the same time the table drops. This allows for lighter adjustments without twisting and turning that go with manual adjustments.
This is considered the gentlest method of�spinal adjustment.
The patient lies on the table and the chiropractor uses an activator instrument to perform the adjustment/realignment/s.
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The nervous system, which consists of the�(spine/nerves/brain)�is the central headquarters of the body.�Subluxation removal helps the body function at its optimum level. Chiropractic adjustments�reduce pressure on the nerves and ease the flow of communication and signals going back and forth.
Dr. John Coppola and Dr. Valerie Monteiro know the symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy. Since many health professionals clarify peripheral neuropathy as an irreversible and permanent health problem which can only be handled via the usage of drugs/medications, Dr. Coppola and Dr. Monteiro help cure cervical disease symptoms by treating the origin of the health dilemma.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive treatment approach that could help naturally raise oxygen, blood circulation and flow within the human body. LLLT can speed up recovery to be stimulated by the mitochondria referred to as the cell’s powerhouses. Dr. Coppola and Dr. Monteiro clarify how low-level laser treatment can help treat cervical disease symptoms and help overall well-being. Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, helps treat peripheral neuropathy symptoms and other wellness problems.
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Neuropathy is a medical term used to describe a collection of general diseases or malfunctions which affect the nerves.
The causes of neuropathy, or nerve damage, can vary among individuals and these may be caused by different:
Neuropathy can also be classified according to the location of the nerves being affected and according to the disease-causing it.
Neuropathy caused by diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy.
Furthermore, depending on which nerves are affected will depend on the symptoms that will manifest.
Peripheral neuropathy is simply referred to as neuropathy, which is a state that happens when the nerves become damaged or injured, oftentimes simply disturbed.
It�s estimated that neuropathy affects roughly 2.4 percent of the general populace and approximately 8 percent of people older than age 55.
Neuropathy can affect any of the three types of peripheral nerves:
Sensory nerves�transmit messages from sensory organs:
Motor nerves track the movement of the muscles
Autonomic nerves regulate the involuntary body functions
Sometimes, neuropathy will only impact one nerve. This is medically referred to as mononeuropathy and instances of it include:
Symptoms are dependent on autonomic, sensory, or motor nerves or a combination are affected.
Autonomic nerve damage can start a chain reaction of physiological functions like blood pressure or create gastrointestinal problems and issues.
Damage or dysfunction in the sensory nerves may impact sensations and sense of equilibrium or balance, while injury to motor nerves affects movement and reflexes.
When both sensory and motor nerves are involved, the condition is known as sensorimotor polyneuropathy.
Peripheral�neuropathy�may result in several complications, as a result of disease or its symptoms.
Numbness from the ailment can allow you to be less vulnerable to temperatures and pain, making you more likely to suffer from burns and serious wounds.
The lack of sensations in the feet, for instance, can make you more prone to developing infections from minor traumatic accidents, particularly for diabetics, who heal more slowly than other people, including foot ulcers and gangrene.
Furthermore, muscle atrophy may cause you to develop particular physical disfigurements, such as pes cavus, a condition marked by an abnormally high foot arch, and claw-like deformities in the feet and palms.
The first step in neuropathy treatment should be finding the root cause that’s causing the neuropathy.
Treatment of diseases such as:
Other underlying diseases
Prevents continued nerve damage and in cases heals the damaged nerves.
If you are unaware of any underlying disease that is causing the peripheral neuropathy, make sure to let your doctor know of abnormal symptoms.
Peripheral neuropathy can be treated with various medications.
The first type used to treat mild symptoms are:
Over-the-counter pain medications
In more severe cases:
A doctor may prescribe a lidocaine patch or anti-depressants to relieve symptoms.
Patients should thoroughly discuss�neuropathymedication with a doctor before proceeding.
Various manual therapies can benefit symptoms in neuropathy treatment.
A therapist or chiropractor will perform various manipulation techniques, and teach exercises and stretches to help improve symptoms combined with increased muscle strength/control.
A therapist may also recommend braces or splints to improve mobility.
Patients should attend all physical therapy sessions to gain maximum benefits.
The primary and most debilitating symptom of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a sensation of tingling, prickling, buzzing, pinching, burning, and/or sharp jabbing stabbing pain in the feet.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLT) takes information from the receptors on the membrane of the cell and mitochondrion or the engine of the cell.
This information reaches the cell’s DNA, that directly controls cell function.
When cells receive better information, they work better, along with the tissues they make up like:
LLT promotes the healing and regeneration of damaged tissues,� and its�systemic effects on tissue function are also carried throughout the body by blood and meridians or energy channels.
The key basic physiological effects of llt low-level laser light include:
Increased cell membranepolarization/permeability
Adenosine-5-triphosphate (ATP) production and respiratory activity
Collagen and epithelial production
Macrophage (immune system) activity
Analgesic effects due to elevated endorphin production
Electrolytic nerve blockage
Improved blood and lymph flow
An anti-inflammatory effect from improved circulation and accelerated tissue regeneration
Increased production of antioxidants
An additional benefit is that the light energy from llt low-level lasers will only be absorbed by cells and tissues that are not functioning normally and do not go after healthy cells.
Low-level laser therapy llt has the potential of providing an effective means of reducing low back pain that is:
While every type of neuropathy, such as diabetic neuropathy or autoimmune disease-associated neuropathy, develops its own unique group of symptoms, many patients will often report common complaints. Individuals with neuropathy generally describe their pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.�Low-level laser llt therapy can help relieve these symptoms.
If you experience unusual or abnormal tingling or burning sensations, weakness and/or pain in your hands and feet, it�s essential to seek immediate medical attention in order to receive a proper diagnosis of the cause of your specific signs and symptoms. Early diagnosis can help prevent further nerve injury.� And early laser treatment can help before symptoms really become severe. Visit www.neuropathycure.org.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there concerning hydration.
How much do you need to drink?
What should you drink?
When should you drink?
It can be a bit much.
But staying hydrated is not that hard to do. A little knowledge and some helpful tips are all you need to ensure that your body always has the fluids it needs to stay healthy and fully functional.
What to Know About Hydration
Your body is composed of around 60% water. Adequate hydration is necessary for your body to function properly. Water makes it possible for your body to maintain its temperature, to process waste products and for your joints to remain lubricated. When you do not consume enough water, your body becomes dehydrated, which can cause a host of different health problems if left unaddressed.
How much water do we need?
When asked how much water a person should drink, most people instinctively respond, �Eight glasses a day.� But the truth is that each person is different, and how much water you need may vary from how much someone else needs. You also re-hydrate from drinking other fluids besides water, something that you can take into account when calculating your fluid intake.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the average man needs 15.5 cups of fluid per day, while the average woman needs 11.5 cups of fluid a day. Note the term �fluid�. Water is ideal for hydration, but other fluids also contribute to your overall level of hydration. Of course, those other fluids may also contain sugars, sweeteners, caffeine and other extras that you should limit for better overall health. Limiting your fluid intake to mostly pure water is the best way to avoid potentially harmful extras.
Symptoms of dehydration
Dehydration can be dangerous, especially if left unaddressed. Mild dehydration can cause symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and a lessening of sweat and urine output. As dehydration gets worse, so do the symptoms. It can cause kidney failure, brain swelling, and seizures.
When you notice early signs of dehydration, there is a simple solution � drink some water or other fluids. As long as you are not too dehydrated, fluid intake should be enough to reverse your symptoms.
If you’re thirsty drink water
Feeling thirsty is a sign your body gives you to consume more fluids, and you should listen to your body. You can avoid any risk of dehydration by regularly sipping water. But if you aren�t sipping water and you do get thirsty, don�t worry too much. An initial feeling of thirst does not mean you are seriously dehydrated. It just means your body is ready for more fluids and is a natural indicator telling you to consume more water.
Tips to Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is not difficult if you adopt a few healthy habits, including:
Use a reusable water bottle
A stainless steel or glass water bottle is perfect for carrying your own fresh water supply around with you. Plastic is also an option, but stainless steel and glass tend to impart less flavor to your water and will not leach any unwanted chemicals into it.
With your own water source, you can drink whenever you feel even a little thirsty � guaranteeing that you will never become dehydrated.
Go with healthier fluids
Purified water is your best hydration source. Although you can drink other fluids, your body will thank you if most of its hydration needs are met through consuming water. Remember staying hydrated and stay healthy!
As your chiropractic team, we are committed to keeping you healthy. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to meet with a qualified chiropractor for a comprehensive health evaluation.
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