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What Is Sciatica and How Can Chiropractic Help?

Sciatica is associated with pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in the hip, buttock, leg, calf, and foot. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest of all the body’s nerves. It runs from the spinal column near the pelvis down each leg and can be as wide as your thumb. Each sciatic nerve is made up of five smaller nerves that branch into the thigh, knee, calf, ankle, and foot. Sciatica occurs when this nerve is compressed, irritated, or inflamed.

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How to Treat Tennis Elbow

The majority of injuries to the elbow are caused by overuse or repetitive strain to the joint itself and to the tendons that surround it. One example of this is “tennis elbow,” or lateral epicondylitis. Its symptoms include a painful burning sensation and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, weakness of the wrist and forearm, difficulty with elbow flexibility when extending the forearm, and pain experienced when lifting, gripping or carrying items. It is caused by an inflammation of the tendon that connects the surrounding muscle to the bones of the elbow.

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Treatment of an Ankle Sprain with Kinesiotape

Who hasn’t suffered an ankle sprain? In the most severe cases, sprains can swell and bruise your ankle almost immediately. They are painful and prevent normal walking. Following a sprain, you may need crutches for a time because it is just too painful to bear weight on your ankle. Next time you suffer an ankle sprain, consider Kinesio Taping to decrease pain and increase your mobility.

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Treating Running Injuries with Chiropractic

Runners are used to getting injured. Shin splints and other kinds of physical complaints are common, especially runners push themselves too hard during training. Usually with just a few sessions of physical therapy, these injuries get treated at no time at all and the runner can get back to his regular routine.

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Football Injury Prevention and Chiropractic

Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the entire body, with particular emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system and central nervous system. When the body’s central nervous system is optimized and 100% healthy, all systems within the body perform properly. When there are interferences (known as subluxations) in the central nervous system, the systems of the body are not able to function at peak levels which leave them susceptible to illness and injury.

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Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

What role can a chiropractor play in prenatal care for expecting moms? The role of a chiropractor in prenatal care is to establish pelvic balance and alignment, not only to reduce the mother/baby discomfort but also to allow the baby to be in the best position for delivery. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room for the developing baby to be comfortable and they may seek out a less than optimal positioning for birth. Our chiropractic training provides safe exercises, stretches and manipulation (adjustment) to the low back and pelvis to optimize alignment.

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It Is the Season for Whiplash Injuries

Injuries to the neck caused by a rapid movement of the head backward, forward, or side to side, is referred to as “Whiplash.” Whether the result of a car accident, slip and fall accident, sports injury or work injury, whiplash or other neck injuries need a thorough chiropractic exam. As a Chiropractor, I’ve seen at least a hundred whiplash type neck injuries in my career.

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Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Here Are a Few Tips

If you are the victim of a personal injury, here are a few things you can do to help yourself. First of all, make sure that you seek proper medical attention and follow up with the proper authorities. Also be sure to call your own insurance company. If you believe your injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, you may want to contact an attorney to discuss this. You should call as soon as it is convenient to do so and avoid discussing the matter with strangers and/or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company.

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This page was last updated on 07/13/2014 11:39 AM PST by Staff at Oasis MD
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