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Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Back pain can dampen life's daily activities. Do you find yourself wincing with every movement? If so, degenerative disc disease (DDD) might be the culprit. This condition targets the discs that cushion the bones in your spine. This causes them to break down over time.

Navigating Fibromyalgia: Chiropractic Insights into Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia can leave individuals battling an array of symptoms that are hard to manage. However, it's important to remember that there are treatments available that can help manage symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Sciatica Prevention 101: Tips to Keep Leg Pain at Bay

Sciatica is a condition that causes pain radiating along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg. It occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated, leading to a range of uncomfortable symptoms.

Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. As we age, our spinal discs lose their ability to function properly, leading to pain, discomfort, and limited mobility.

How Can Spinal Decompression Alleviate Nerve Pain?   

Your healthcare provider can help you to determine the best option for you. Spinal decompression is a treatment option that can help take the pressure off the nerves. Here's how spinal decompression can alleviate nerve pain.

What Are the Warning Signs of Neuropathy?

Research suggests that approximately 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy. In many cases, it is underdiagnosed. The painful and disruptive condition is caused by poor nerve health. If untreated, the situation worsens, with patients experiencing intense and constant pain.

How Soon After a Car Accident Should I See a Chiropractor?

Car accidents often cause injuries that, if untreated, can develop into severe complications that can cause pain. However, it does not have to be that way. Seeing a chiropractor can help avoid such situations. Read on to learn when you should visit a chiropractor after getting into a car accident.

Using Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression to Address Thyroid Issues

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are types of thyroid disease and occurs when the thyroid is either overactive and producing far too many hormones (hyperthyroidism) or not active enough and not producing enough hormone (hypothyroidism). Thyroid problems can develop at any point during your lifetime, but they most commonly diagnosed in people who are in their middle-aged years.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy and How is it Treated?

Our bodies are packed with nerves. Nerves are bundles of fibers that both receive and send messages between the body and brain and are a key part of the nervous system, which is responsible for every one of our body functions.

Can Spinal Decompression Relieve Pain From Slipped Discs?

Slipped discs refer to a problem with the discs between vertebrae. Discs are rubbery cushions that sit between the bones making up the spine. Sometimes, the soft center of the disc pushes out through a tear in the tough exterior casing. It then irritates the nerves, resulting in pain or numbness. Surgery is not necessary, as spinal decompression alleviates symptoms effectively.

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