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What a Pain in the Neck! How to Tell If Neck Pain Is Muscular

April 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 4:25 pm
man sitting at a desk with neck pain

The human body is a complex system, and sometimes, it can be challenging to know the cause when something isn’t working right. After spending hours sitting at your desk at work, your neck hurts and feels tight, but is the problem muscular or could it be indicative of something else? In this post, you’ll learn how to tell and what you should do about neck pain.


Relax! 5 Ways to Calm Down the Sciatic Nerve

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 4:24 pm
person holding their upper leg with sciatic nerve pain

At first, you think maybe you’ve strained a leg muscle. After some research on your own, you think the pain in your leg and buttocks could be associated with your sciatic nerve. What exactly can you do to get relief from this nerve pain? How can you relax a compressed sciatic nerve and not become debilitated by it? Try these treatments!


Power Plate Training Instead of Exercise? Figuring Out Who Benefits Most

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 5:59 pm
young woman exercising on a power plate

You know you should exercise regularly to lead a healthy lifestyle, but since your knee injury, it’s been difficult to last very long before the pain brings your workout to a screeching halt. How can you be active when traditional exercise is painful or too physically challenging?

While visiting your chiropractor, you learn about Power Plate training, a cutting-edge technology they offer. But what exactly is this training? How will it help you in this situation? Could it replace exercise completely for everyone? Get answers to these basic questions in the content below.


Who Should (and Shouldn’t) Use Power Plate

January 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 9:01 pm
various women using Power Plate

Every now and then, a fad diet or piece of exercise equipment will hit the market with huge claims. After a couple of years, some fall flat while others prove to be effective. Vibration exercise on a Power Plate, which vibrates 25 to 50 times a second, has been around for a while now, and it generally has significant positive results.

However, like most health-related treatments, vibration exercise isn’t something everyone should do. Keep reading to learn who should and shouldn’t use Power Plate and why it is a relatively safe product.


4 Actions to Avoid When You Have Neck Pain

December 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 12:56 pm
man holding his neck in pain

For the most part, people try to avoid hurting themselves—at least on purpose. Sane people rarely cause themselves pain knowingly, but the choices you make after getting neck pain could make the problem worse or extend your recovery. Here are some things you should not do if you experience this common symptom, so you can get relief sooner.


Sweet Dreams: How to Sleep with Neck Pain

November 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 3:40 pm
woman with neck pain in bed

It’s amazing how rejuvenating a good night’s rest can be. Getting restorative sleep can give you energy and help you recover from an injury. For instance, if you have neck pain, getting quality sleep is important for healing, but when it hurts to move your head, how should you sleep? Your position will affect your neck pain, so you need to set your night and subsequent day up for success.

Keep reading to learn more about your sleep position to improve your neck pain.


4 Questions to Ask to Distinguish Muscular from Organ Issues Causing Low Back Pain

October 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 3:11 pm
man holding his back with low back pain

For some medical conditions, the symptoms clearly point to the problem. During a heart attack, for instance, the patient usually experiences chest pain, shortness of breath, and discomfort in one or both arms. However, most symptoms aren’t exclusive to just one problem.

Low back pain is a symptom that can be confusing—it could be a muscular issue or related to an organ. After all, near your lower back, you have several important organs, including the uterus, kidneys, pancreas, and colon. How can you tell the source of your pain? Try asking yourself these questions, and the answers may help you know which problem is to blame.


Ow! 5 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

September 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 12:29 pm
man with low back pain at a desk

Low back pain can stop you in your tracks, making even the smallest movements unbearable. When it sets in, you may not care where it comes from—you just want it gone! However, understanding the causes of low back pain can help you know how to treat it with a chiropractor. In some cases, you may even be able to avoid reinjuring yourself in the future too! Below are some of the most common sources that your chiropractor can treat.


Speed Up Healing with Cold Laser Therapy for Knee Pain

August 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 2:33 pm
colder laser therapy instrument treating knee pain

Whether you’re climbing the stairs, walking the dog, or simply getting up from a seated position, knee pain can make even the smallest movement challenging and unpleasant. It can make you want to avoid activity altogether and become more sedentary, which leads to hundreds of other problems in the long run.

Knee pain is a complex problem with many potential causes, and recovering from a knee issue can take time. However, if you want to speed up your healing, you should consider cold laser therapy. How can a laser help your knee pain go away? First, you need to understand how knee pain typically works and why you may not prefer other solutions.


Diagnosing and Treating Sciatica: Why You Should Turn to a Chiropractor

August 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 1:18 pm
older woman experiencing sciatica-related back pain

Did you know that the largest nerve in your body is located at the base of your spine and runs through your buttocks into your legs? The sciatic nerve is like many others in that when it’s pinched it leads to pain, tingling, numbness, or a burning sensation. If these symptoms occur frequently, you may have a condition called sciatica. But what exactly does sciatica look like? How is it diagnosed and treated? Keep reading to learn more about how your chiropractor can make sure this nerve doesn’t give you grief.

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