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July 30th, 2019

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How does a Gonstead chiropractor treat back pain?

Answer:

Effective back pain treatment through chiropractics is a dynamic practice, always evolving and improving on old and new methods. Trained and professional chiropractors, such as those at South Point Chiro, utilized a number of techniques focused at meeting each patients needs. One system that chiropractors May implement is the Gonstead system. So how does a Gonstead chiropractor treat back pain?

Gonstead Chiropractors

To use a car analogy, a vehicle will only run when all of its parts are working correctly. If one part breaks down, it can have far reaching affects on numerous others. This is even more true for the human spine, and therefore a comprehensive and thorough examination is needed to assess it from all angles.

A Gonstead Chiropractor, named after Clarence S. Gonstead, uses a system to take a thorough analysis of the spine in detecting the presence of any vertebral subluxation complex. This process includes;

  • visual examination - the chiropractor will look for any subtle changes in movement or problems with posture that could indicate problems
  • The Nervoscope - the Gonstead chiropractor will make use of a nervoscope. This instrument looks for areas of higher heat long the spine which are indicative of inflammation and increased nerve pressure.
  • Palpating - the chiropractor will feel along the spine for for areas of tenderness, swelling, tightness or other abnormalities.
  • X-Ray - using x-ray will allow the chiropractor to see the entire length of the spine, looking for issues in alignment, posture, or other concerns.

 

Through conducting a thorough analysis using this method, the Gonstead Chiropractor can then choose techniques that are targeted toward problem areas, making treatment more effective, and reducing back pain.


June 25th, 2019

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Can a chiropractor help with a sprain?
Answer: Yes! Find out how below.

When we think about chiropractors, we usually think about the back, neck and spine alignment. Chiropractic medicine is also effective for other ailments and treatments. One area in which a chiropractor can help with recovery, is with sprains.

What is a sprain?

A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments are the connective tissue that bonds two bones together and help to hold them in place (not to be confused with tendons that connect muscle to bone). When we roll an ankle, or over extend a wrist, that extra force can cause a sprain. Sprains are commonly treated by immobilizing the injured joint, taking painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and waiting.  Often this leads to biomechanical problems that will need to be addressed.

How can a chiropractor help?

At their core, Chiropractors are focused on making sure bones and nerves are properly aligned. While most treatments do focus on back, neck and spine, it is possible to help with other ailments, such as sprains.

For example, when an ankle is sprained, and the ligament stretched or even broken, it is very possible for bones to shift out of place and out of their typical alignment. Chiropractic adjustments can be effectively used to help these bones return to their proper place. This can help to speed up healing, and reduce pain. Range of movement can also be improved with chiropractic treatment.

If you have experienced a sprain, you know that it can be uncomfortable and recovery can be slow. Next time, seek out a chiropractor in South Surrey, such as South Point Chiro. Your sprained joint will thank you. 


June 14th, 2019

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A herniated disc, also referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc, is a tear in the tough exterior of the vertebrae in which the softer, jelly-like center has pushed through. Herniated discs will often irritate nearby nerves, which can cause a wide range of symptoms such as:

-        Arm and leg pain

-        Numbness or tingling

-        Weakness

Because of these serious symptoms, it is essential to seek out back-pain treatment in dealing with a herniated disc. One treatment option is chiropractic therapy at a certified chiropractic clinic in Surrey. Chiropractic care is non-surgical, meaning it carries less risk and allows you to get back to normal and living pain free as quickly and easily as possible. On an initial visit, a chiropractor will use various methods to assess your medical situation, and create a treatment plan that focus on back pain treatment, to relieve the pain associated with herniated discs.

 Often these treatments include spinal manipulation of the spine, and other various proven techniques that target the affected area to provide pain relief and eliminate the symptoms. These treatments are specific and based on the specific and individualized treatment plan that was previously created and discussed with your chiropractic health practitioner. These unique treatment plans take other factors into account, including pain level, lifestyle choices, age, and overall health.

While chiropractic treatment may help to relieve the pain associated with herniated discs, continued on-going maintenance may be required to continue to maintain and contribute to overall health of the individual.


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