Help with neck trauma begins with the conservative care approach of Charlotte NC chiropractors, and the benefits from a mechanical approach that does not involve drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care focuses on your spine, which is a major player in your overall health. When a portion of your spine is not functioning properly, pain follows. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore balance and function to your spine so that your body can then do what it does better than almost anything else: heal itself. Continue Reading...

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Are you one of the hundreds of Charlotte NC residents suffering chronic mid back pain? Mid back pain is not as common as low back pain or neck pain, because the bones in this area of the back do not flex or move as much as the bones in your lower back or neck. Instead, thoracic vertebrae work with your ribs to keep your back stable and help protect vital organs, such as your heart and lungs. Chiropractors at ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte can diagnose and treat the causes of your mid back pain. Continue Reading...

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A very positive link between headaches and chiropractic care stems from the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments themselves, which recognize that simply dulling headache pain with medication is not enough. The gentle techniques of Charlotte chiropractors can help alleviate pressure on your muscles, nerves and blood vessels, returning you to better spinal function and diminishing even the most persistent headache symptoms. Continue Reading...

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Following are some basic points of information about Charlotte chiropractic care for an auto accident injury that may help if you have been involved in a car accident. Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be one of the most stressful incidents in our lives. After an auto accident injury, instant concerns focus on dealing with immediate injuries and repairing the damage to your car, followed by concerns over how you will get around if your car was severely damaged, how you will manage if your injuries are serious. A real danger is in forgetting to check for injuries which are not fully developed, or even apparent, being overwhelmed by more obvious acute injuries. Continue Reading...

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In Charlotte NC, herniated disc and chiropractic care are often used in the same sentence, especially when the chiropractic care is received at ChiroCarolina®.  As with all chiropractic care, when you choose treatment with a Charlotte chiropractor for your herniated disc, the back pain treatment is non-surgical. Chiropractic care can help patients in pain find relief that traditional physicians sometimes cannot manage without surgery, or medication, and in some cases chiropractic care has provided an effective alternative to surgery. What is a bulging disc? In between each vertebra of your spine, you have discs which act as shock absorbers and shock distributors. Without these discs, walking, leaning, bending, twisting, or any other movement of your back would be impossibly painful. Your discs are made up of a tough outer layer and a soft, gelatin-like center. When cracks occur in the outer layer of the disc, the material inside of the disc can begin to bulge, or even rupture. Bulging, or herniating, causes the disc to take up more room than it should, causing you a lot of pain. Numerous factors can cause a disc to herniate. What causes a bulging disc? There are many causes of a herniated disc, but it all comes down to this:  one of the cushions between your spinal vertebrae pushes out, or even ruptures. An injury such as a car accident which puts pressure on a disc, wear and tear on the spine due to age or the excess weight we carry around, or a combination of injury and degenerative wear and tear can all cause a bulging disc. Disc herniation can cause pressure, a pinching of the nerves running through your spinal cord, or irritation to the nerve, all of which bring severe pain. How does chiropractic back pain treatment differ from traditional medical care? Herniated disc and chiropractic care is a fine example of how chiropractors can help you manage pain when other types of medicine have failed. While many back pain treatments offered by traditional medicine can give temporary relief, they rarely provide any long-term relief because their pain management goal is simply to relieve the pain. Chiropractic care of a bulging disc focuses on lessening the cause of the pain, adjusting and strengthening your spine to relieve irritation and swelling. While this method can sometimes take a little longer to relieve symptoms, the benefits are definitely more long term. How do chiropractors treat herniated disc problems? Chiropractic care for a herniated disc involves realigning your spine, which must function at its highest capacity for holistic health and well-being. Initially, your chiropractic back pain treatment will include ice and a traction technique which focuses on reducing pressure and swelling within the bulging disc. When swelling and pressure are reduced, the protruding material which irritates, pinches, or compresses the nerves in your spine is also reduced, thereby reducing your pain. Once the pain begins to subside, chiropractic realignment, which helps to restore natural function to your spine, begins. Using gentle adjustment techniques, your Charlotte chiropractor slowly restores natural movement, and irritation and swelling subsides further. Herniated disc and chiropractic care produces positive results in most patients, all without surgery or pain medication and its potential for adverse side effects. Your chiropractor can also help you learn better nutrition and exercise modalities to improve your overall health. If herniated disc and chiropractic care makes sense to you, visit or call ChiroCarolina®. Take charge of your medical care and make an appointment with a caring and gentle Charlotte chiropractor. When you consider options between traditional treatment of back pain related to a herniated disc and chiropractic care, make the choice that aims for a long-term solution at ChiroCarolina®. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 7 out of 10 (from 97 votes)

In a more stringent study on the efficacy of chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization on Low back pain and neck pain, it was found out that the combination of both has significant positive effects on both anomalies comparable to the intake of prescription NSAID’s, general practitioner care and Placebo. It was also found out that SMT and mobilization have significant long term effects on Low back pain and neck pain. The purpose of this study (Gert Bronfort, PhD, DCa, Mitchell Haas, DC, MAb, Roni L. Evans, DC, Msa, Lex M. Bouter, PhD) is to reevaluate studies conducted in the past claiming the relevancy of chiropractic care and mobilization in treating the said anomalies. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 7 out of 10 (from 33 votes)

Seeking chiropractic care for whiplash is often an excellent first option in care for people in Charlotte NC who have been in a collision accident. Whiplash is an insidious injury that is not always apparent right away after an accident, but can cause neck pain, or back pain, or pain in other joints if there has been nerve damage, or injury to ligaments or muscles. If you have your Charlotte chiropractor perform an examination shortly after the accident, injuries that are not yet showing symptoms can be identified and corrective treatment begun right away! Continue Reading...

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Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 100 votes)

Charlotte NC chiropractors at ChiroCarolina® who have a handle on neck pain and chiropractic care are, as they say, just what the doctor ordered. Your neck is a delicate structure. It is composed of vertebrae that begin at the base of your skull and end at the upper torso. These bones, along with ligaments similar to thick rubber bands, provide stability to your spine, while muscles support the weight of your head and allow for motion. Because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, your neck is vulnerable to injury and conditions which restrict motion. When you suffer neck pain, call your Charlotte chiropractor for diagnosis and pain relief treatment. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 52 votes)

In a study on the effects of chiropractic care to the medicare program costs conducted in 1999 (Muse and associates), it was found out that patients who claimed and received chiropractic care for pain due to sprains, dislocations and other musculoskeletal anomalies had lower number of medicare claims compared to their counterparts who didn’t. During the period of study, 26.8 million patients (26.8%) of patients who experienced the conditions mentioned above received chiropractic care, while the remaining 4.3 million (73.2%) received other form of treatments. The study found out that the patients who received chiropractic care had fewer medicare claims compared to their counterpart (33.4 claims versus 38.5 claims). It was also noted that those who received chiropractic care had significantly lower Medicare payments for all Medicare services compared to their counterparts ($4426 versus $8310). In average patients who received chiropractic care had lower payments per claim ($133 versus $210). Continue Reading...

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So you find yourself having some pain issues in your back, or neck and you ask yourself what are the benefits of chiropractic care? There are several answers to the question and the professionals at ChiroCarolina® offers some great insight: “One of the reasons for Chiropractic care’s wide acceptance is that it is a drug free treatment modality. More importantly, though, chiropractic practice involves helping the body to heal itself through manipulation of misalignments or structural deficiencies in the spine that may interfere with normal function and lead to back pain. Re-alignment of the spine often allows for mobile, pain-free movement which allows the body to stay healthy and active.“ Continue Reading...

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Rating: 8 out of 10 (from 96 votes)