How does Chiropractic work for headaches?

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Headaches are a common complaint at chiropractic clinics. It was the reason, I was introduced to Chiropractic for the migraines I was experiencing. They were so bad that one time it knocked me unconscious for over twelve hours.  When someone suggested Chiropractic, I said what is that as I had never heard of this profession. They replied that they “crack” your back. I couldn’t see how “cracking” my back was going to fix my headaches, so I didn’t go. during one of my extreme migraines, my friend dragged me to his Chiropractor, and I was in no condition to object. After examination, x-rays, and treatment, I got more than just the headache fixed. I was amazed. This is one of the greatest medical secrets hidden from most people.

There are many causes of headaches, some of which are “idiopathic” or, unknown. Some headaches arise from “vascular” (blood vessels) causes such…

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Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome

The most common cause of lateral knee pain.itbs

ITBS is a condition that most commonly occurs in runners. The IT-Band is actually a thick band of tissue that is called fascia. Several muscles in the hip and thigh region attach to this thick band and can increase the stress and strain on the tissue. The ITB attaches to the patella (knee cap) and the lower leg, right below the outside of the knee.

So what causes ITBS?

• Most commonly, it is due to a weakness in the hip abductors (gluteus maximus and medius). It may also be caused by other biomechanical influences such as over-pronation of the foot, and excessive force that occurs as the foot strikes the pavement.

What are the symptoms of ITBS?

• The symptoms of ITBS differ. There may be a sharp or burning pain anywhere along the ITB, or most commonly, the lateral/outside surface…

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Curve Rehabilitation and Posture Correction Programs

The Blog of Dr. Nicholas Carlisle - Atlanta/Jonesboro Chiropractor

As unfortunate as it is, loss of normal spinal curvature and poor posture are extremely common. Given the amount of time we spend staring at various screens—whether sitting at an office desk or walking down the street—it’s not surprising that our bodies are being affected. It’s also not surprising that back and neck pain has become the second most frequent reason for visiting a doctor.

Many people presenting with back and neck pain also suffer from a loss of normal spinal curvature. Luckily, there are a number of treatment options that can be used to restore the normal curve and to help patients relearn good posture. Broadly speaking, loss of the normal curve most commonly involves one of three conditions: lumbar hyperlordosis, scoliosis, and abnormal kyphosis. Each has a number of curve rehabilitation techniques associated with it.

Lumbar Hyperlordosis
Patients with lumbar hyperlordosis (also known as “swayback” or “saddle back”)…

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Have you ever wondered why your pain never goes away?


Ever have aching pain in your muscles that seems to never go away? You tried taking pain medications, but realize you are only getting temporary relief. Maybe you’ve been adjusted by a chiropractor or seen a physical therapist and yet the pain keeps coming back! You might have even had X-rays or MRIs, yet the source of your pain remains a mystery. You might have myofascial pain syndrome.


Did you know that myofascial pain could be the root cause of most chronic pain cases! Researched showed that among 283 consecutive admissions to a comprehensive pain center, 85 percent were assigned a primary organic diagnosis of myofascial syndrome (Fishbain et al., 1986). This diagnosis was made independently by a neurosurgeon and a physiatrist based on physical examination for soft tissue findings as described by Travell (Travell and Rinzler, 1952; Simons and Travell, 1983). Another study suggested that 31% of visits…

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Injured at Work?

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Injured workers want to heal, start living their lives again and return to work – can chiropractic help?

Chiropractic is the largest drug-free, natural health care system in the world. Doctors of Chiropractic correct vertebral subluxations, areas of spinal and skeletal distortion that cause nerve stress, pain, muscle weakness, premature aging and dis-ease or overall body malfunction.

Your Doctor of Chiropractic analyzes your body for vertebral subluxations and corrects them using safe, gentle “adjustment” techniques.

Does Chiropractic Help

On-the-job Injuries?

Study after study reveals that chiropractic gets injured workers out of pain and back on the job faster, with greater patient satisfaction, at less cost, without costly drugs or surgery.

A review of 96,627 workers compensation cases for musculoskeletal injuries revealed the average cost of treatment, hospitalization and compensation payments was higher for patients who saw medical doctors than for those who saw Doctors of Chiropractic. Especially significant was…

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