Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Even a "minor" crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early chirpractic relief for auto injuries is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Here at North Broward Wellness Center, we want to see all our patients attain and maintain a level of wellness care. This is when your body is fully healed and only needs maintenance adjustments. It is still recommended to come in for periodic adjustments to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1 to 4 times per month based on your lifestyle and goals.
Our strategy for dealing with pain has resulted in a whole-person approach to patient care which includes health promotion, disease prevention, and therapeutic conservatism. We embrace this level of care and want to help you work towards this wellness mindset.
Please call our office today if you have any questions regarding our approach to care at (954) 426-1100.
At North Broward Wellness Center we aim to help athletes remain at the top of their games. Using spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), our chiropractor is able to treat sport-related pain and injuries as well as perform preventative maintenance for continued spinal health. While it’s true that most of the pain we treat occurs in the lower back, performance enhancement chiropractic can also treat pain in the legs, shoulders, arms, neck, head, and pelvis. You’ll be amazed at how proper spinal alignment can help improve multiple aspects of your performance.
Proper body mechanics are vital to the enduring tasks athletes are required to perform. A lack of proper spinal alignment can throw off an athlete’s gait and/or ability to accurately throw or hit a ball. A chiropractor can help an athlete relieve any sport’s related pain injury, can improve performance and can ensure the longevity of a long, healthy athletic career.
If you have any questions about performance enhancement chiropractic care and how it can help you, or to schedule an appointment please call us today at (954) 426-1100!
- Shoulder Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Posture Correction
- Spinal Rehabilitation
- Range of Motion
- Ear Infections
- Sleep Issues
- Behavioral Issues
- Digestive Issues
- Immune System Support
- Athletic Injuries
- Preventative Care for Hereditary Spinal Conditions