Posted by Samantha Sarason, Intern
Chiropractic is becoming more popular over the years as the community recognizes its benefits. Chiropractic treats a wide variety of conditions other then back pain such as headache, concussion, and neck pain relief. Research has shown that chiropractic has remarkable results for improving spinal function as well as quality of life.
1. Improves Back and Neck Health
Back and neck pain is the most common complaint from patients. Spinal alignment is very beneficial for treating these pains and improving patients mobility. When the spine aligns, it causes the neck and back to become healthier, decreasing tension and pain while improving your posture and central nervous system functions. Your bodies overall health is improved when the central nervous system is functioning correctly.
An estimated seven out of ten people suffer from some sort of neck pain at some point in their life. Anything from car accidents, to slip and falls, can cause injury to your neck. If left untreated, mild neck pains can turn into severe neck pains, making it difficult to perform your usually daily routine. Pragle Chiropractic offers a safe and effective treatment for neck pain with the AO Treatment.
Symptoms of Neck Pain
- Numbess/ Tingling in arms and hands
- Poor sleeping
- Neck makes a popping or cracking sound
- Difficulty turning head
Approximately 80% of Americans have had back pain at some point in their life. Many suffer these back pains on a regular basis for many years before seeking medical attention. Back pain can range from a persistent dull ache to a sharp or even shooting pain throughout your entire body. Many people develop back pain from being overweight, wearing improper footwear, or sleeping in wrong positions or a worn out bed.
Symptoms of Back Pain
- Constant dull ache
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Pain or discomfort while sitting
- Radiating pain
- Neck Pain
- Pain while coughing or sneezing
- Difficulty sleeping
Pragle Chiropractic offers a non-surgical back pain treatment that results in long-term relief. Pragle Chiropractic focuses on the AO Treatment and Back Treatment combination which can offer relief of back pain in a safe and effective alternative to surgery. You don't have to live with pain or surgery being your only options. Book an appointment today to receive drug-free, non-surgical effective treatments!
After neck and back pain, headaches are one of the most common conditions treated by chiropractors. Millions of Americans suffer from migraines and headaches on a daily basis. These conditions limit daily activities and can make it difficult to lead a normal life. Chronic migraine headaches can be triggered by a variety of things, including: car accidents, neck/head trauma, poor sleep quality, muscle tension from stress, dehydration, or neck pain. Research has shown an estimated 80% of headaches originate in the neck. If mild headaches are left untreated, they can become severe, making it difficult to sleep or perform daily activities.
- Aura- flashes of light, vision loss, needles and pins sensation in arms or legs or speech difficulty
- Pain on one or both sides of head
- Pulsating or throbbing head pain
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to lights, sounds or smells
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dull ache or pounding in head
- Pain behind one or both eyes
- Throbbing dull pain in the head
- Sleep difficulty
- Radiating neck/shoulder pain
- TMJ/ Jaw tenderness
Chiropractic can treat headaches better then drug therapy by improving the balance of the upper neck. Pragle Chiropractic provides lasting relief with the AO Treatment and custom massage therapy that are a successful, non-invasive alternative to medications for the relief of migraines or headaches.
3. Improves Athletic Performance
Over the years, chiropractic has gained acceptance in sports medicine with many trainers encouraging athletes to have treatments before and after physical performance. Chiropractic is an easy way to prevent injuries and concussions and increase performance potential. As a matter of fact, over 50% of NFL teams have a chiropractor on their staff. Studies have shown that chiropractic benefits athletic performance in many ways:
- Boosts immune system
- Relieves muscle tension
- Naturally increases your energy level
- Prevents Injuries
- Increases range of motion
- Promotes faster healing
Routine adjustments can improve athletic performance and shorten healing time from minor injuries by adjusting your spin and reducing the irritation of the nerve roots between vertebrae. Any type of athlete, can benefit from chiropractic care. Pragle Chiropractic gently re-aligns the spine and releases the knots in the muscles to establish a new balance and symmetry in the body, which is ideal for self healing. Dr. Pragle has extensive experiences helping olympic, professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes reach their peak performances.
At Pragle Chiropractic, we care about your overall health and wellness. Please visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850-508-5951 to learn more or book your appointment. Pragle Chiropractic is located at 1820 Riggins Rd. #1 Tallahassee, Fl 32308.