Chiropractic has been increasing in popularity over the last few years as the medical community is recognizing its value for treating many conditions as well as improving overall health and wellness. There was a time when chiropractic was used to treat back pain, but studies are showing that it can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of health issues. This is due, at least in part, to chiropractic’s whole body approach to health care. It is much, much more than just spinal adjustments.
Sciatica is a common back ailment that affects approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States. It is most prevalent in people between the ages of 25 and 45. Sciatica is characterized by a shooting pain that originates in the lower back and travels down through the hip, buttock and back of leg. The pain can be so severe that it inhibits mobility and can prevent people from working, taking care of their home, or just enjoying their life. Traditionally, doctors have treated the condition with medications and some invasive therapies, but chiropractic treatments have been found to be extremely effective in alleviating the pain and curing the condition.
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the United States. It is believed to affect one in fifty people in the U.S. alone, according to the American College of Rheumatology.
This condition is very problematic because it is extremely difficult to diagnose. It is also difficult to treat because it tends to be a chronic condition. Many doctors use pain medication that treats the symptoms, but there is evidence that shows chiropractic treatment as a very effective way to treat fibromyalgia, minimize the pain, and even control.
As winter gives way to spring, seasonal allergies can really get you down. Whether you get a few sniffles and some sneezing or you are down for the count with every terrible allergy symptom known to man, it can make spring pretty unbearable.
There is no shortage of allergy medications on the market, but they come with their own issues. The majority of them cause drowsiness and other unpleasant side effects, leaving you barely able to function. Those that are made from a “non drowsy” formula sound great, but if you have certain health conditions, like high blood pressure, you are out of luck – and stuck either taking the ones that make you sleep sucking it up and dealing with your allergies sans medication.
That’s no way to live.