How To Find Lower Back Pain Relief How To Find Lower Back Pain Relief

One of the most common ailments for people is back pain. About 80 percent of all people have dealt with back pain at one point or another during their lives. Most back pain is not caused by serious conditions and lower back pain is one of the top five reasons for a person to go to their doctor. With back pain being such a common problem, it is no surprise that chiropractors see so many patients each year.

If you find yourself experiencing back pain, your first line of defense should be to make an appointment with your doctor or your chiropractor. If your back pain cannot be diagnosed as a medical condition, your doctor may prescribe pain relievers and refer you to a chiropractor. Chiropractors address back pain in a different way than regular physicians. They aim to treat the source of the back pain. This can be achieved through various means.

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Celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month Why Weight? Get Healthy! Celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month

This month, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is working together with chiropractors across the nation to celebrate the ACA’s annual National Chiropractic Health Month. This year the focus is on a growing American problem: overweight/obesity.  Did you know:

  • CDC statistics state that more than 60 percent of American adults suffer from being overweight or obese.
  • The estimated medical costs of obesity reached $147 billion in 2008.
  • According to the Diabetes Prevention Program, the two most effective things you can do to prevent your risk of type 2 diabetes is to lose weight and increase your physical activity.
  • Chiropractors can help patients through a drug free, hands on approach to weight loss and healthy living.

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What Causes Migraine Headaches What Causes Migraine Headaches?

Millions of people suffer every day from migraine headaches. These painful headaches are much more intense than normal headaches. Migraines can last a few hours or, in extreme cases, a few days. Most people that suffer from migraines need darkness, quiet and medication just to deal with the pain. Most people cannot afford to take time away from their jobs and families to treat a migraine, so they are forced to suffer. Some people are genetically inclined to developing migraines while others suffer migraines due to various triggers.

Some of the causes of migraine headaches include, but are not limited to, the following: Read more

How Many Chiropractic Techniques Are There Blair Technique How Many Chiropractic Techniques Are There?

“I’ve been to a chiropractor in the past and it just didn’t work for me. Aren’t chiropractors all the same?”

If you’ve been to a chiropractor in the past with little results, you may think that chiropractic care won’t work for you. Think again.

Chiropractors are educated in a variety of ways and with a variety of beliefs – just like any medical doctor. What works for one might not work for another. Today there are over 20 recognized techniques available to chiropractors, and most will choose and use several to help their patients. Read more