Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chiropractic: How Long, How Often??

Patients commonly want to know:  "How often do I have to come in, and for how long?" In my chiropractic practice, each patient's Treatment Plan is tailored to the individual. Some patients come in for their initial treatment and one follow-up, and they're done. Some people need more. It depends on the person's problem, their general health, whether they've been injured, whether they follow Home Care Instructions, etc. As soon as each patient is sufficiently improved and able to continue healing on their own, I release them. I am always available to support them, should they need me again.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DJD - Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease (DJD) is weakening of one or more spinal discs. As the disc loses its normal integrity, it starts to lose height & may begin to bulge. The body responds by laying down extra bone around the adjacent vertebral margins, often called "bone spurring." My chiropractic treatment plan helps manage this to reduce abnormal joint stresses with gentle, precise adjustments; specific exercises to help strengthen muscles and protect the joints; and nutritional counseling to help slow the degenerative process.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Food Triggers for Migraines

Migraine sufferers may benefit from learning about food triggers that are related to headache onset. Most people know about the most common ones:  MSG, chocolate, red wine, etc. But there are more, some obscure and less known. In addition to adjusting the neck and balancing the cranial rhythms, I always counsel my migraine patients about food triggers.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Knee Strain

Do you sit with your let straight out and your foot propped on a cushion or stool? This can cause knee strain. Patients who have this kind of strain show a characteristic misalignment of the knee, which also affects the achilles tendon and the heel. I adjust all of this, and show you how to protect your knee.