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Edmond Chiropractor: Aiding With Osteoarthritis Pain Relief

Edmond Chiropractor: Talking about hip pain

Did you know that our Edmond chiropractor can aid with Osteoarthritis pain relief? Yes, it’s true! Do you have this disease that affects cartilage? Read on!

Cartilage is a slippery tissue that covers bones in a joint. When a person has healthy cartilage their bones are able to glide, easily, over each other and cartilage helps absorbs the shock of movement. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that is caused by the cartilage breaking down. For many, this causes a lot of pain, swelling and loss of motion in the joint.

Joint injuries and a person’s age can be two major factors for Osteoarthritis. A lot of reports from patients have them feeling pain in their knee and hip area. Often, it’s only on one side. Sometimes, the pain gets to be so bad that a person will barely even be able to move their leg on the side where the pain originates. Some people report that when their Osteoarthritis “flares up” that they can’t even get out of bed without help, let along move around.

In these types of cases, our Edmond chiropractor may suggest several visits over a certain period in order to aid with the pain and, hopefully, get you moving again. In a case with a sore hip due to Osteoarthritis, our Edmond chiropractor would follow chiropractic treatment primarily consisting of hip and spinal manipulation, mobilization and passive stretching.

For many Osteoarthritis patients, regular chiropractic care can have them seeing increased range of motion, improved balance and gait speed. On some occasions, patients have reported that only after 3 or 4 visits they felt “much better”. After months or years of pain, it can be quite an amazing feeling to finally be able to walk away without dragging a leg behind you.

If you have Osteoarthritis visiting with our Edmond chiropractor may be your ticket to being able to stand and walk straight. It may not be the cure all, but at the very least you may just get some relief from the pain.

To book an appointment with our Edmond chiropractor, please give us a call @ 405-285-7325.

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Can You Decrease Painkiller Usage By Visiting An Edmond Chiropractor?

Edmond Chiropractor: Power over pain

No one likes being told they may be addicted to something, especially if it’s pain medications. What many people don’t realize is that adjustments by an Edmond chiropractor can often reduce pain, therefore; decreasing the need for many painkillers. Why are painkillers so plaguing? The fact is that a lot of people have many of the same, common misunderstandings when it comes to taking painkillers.

The most common misunderstanding about painkillers is the misbelief that they aren’t addictive, but this couldn’t be more wrong! As you develop tolerance for the medication over time, you are likely to increase the amount you take. This only stands to increase your reliance to the painkillers. Long-term usage of painkillers has even been said to harm the body’s endocrine system and cause an imbalance in hormones.

While we aren’t qualified to say that (if you have a perfectly good reason) you should never take painkillers, we can say that an Edmond chiropractor might be able to help you stop taking them when they are unnecessary. The number one reasons people use painkillers are to mask pain and inflammation. Guess what? Chiropractic care doesn’t mask anything; it actually helps your body to treat itself in a natural way.

Some of the types of pain our Edmond chiropractor has had history of healing include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Frozen shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Headaches and/or Migraines
  • Hip pain
  • Arm pain
  • Foot pain

Truly, there isn’t much an Edmond chiropractor can’t try to help you with, because chiropractic care is a full body, head-to-toe healing treatment. Helping all the different pain points with chiropractic care is a healthy way of getting past the pain and it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. This means if you really want to say goodbye to painkiller usage you can! Our Edmond chiropractor has power over pain and you can, too!

To book your appointment please call us @ 405-285-7325.

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Valentine’s Day With An Edmond Chiropractor & Massage Therapist

Edmond Chiropractor: Showing your back some love

Are you tired of buying flowers for your loved one every Valentine’s Day? Maybe they’re also tired of receiving them! If you’re hoping to get out of the gift giving rut and think of something a little more thoughtful. Might we suggest a visit to the massage therapist or our Edmond chiropractor?

By seeing our Edmond chiropractor people have reported benefits such as improvement with overall health. Some of the things the touch of our Edmond chiropractor has been able to help with include:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Ear infections
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Asthma
  • Blood pressure

These are not guarantees as every person is different, but those that have seen the benefits can’t deny the powerful healing techniques provided by our very own Edmond chiropractor. As for massages; well, what’s not to like? Here are some of the benefits of getting a massage:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Improved mood
  • Increased flexibility
  • Curbed carpal tunnel
  • Decreased back pain
  • Headache relief
  • Decreased muscle pain

Ok, so it may seem as though we’re a little biased here on our suggestion for your Valentine’s Day gift, but the truth is massages are fantastic and getting adjustments do wonders for your health and body. By giving this kind of gift to your loved ones you’re suggesting you care more deeply about them. It’s not just the usual “here’s a bouquet of flowers I picked up at Wal-Mart” bit.

To book your appointment for either a visit to see our Edmond Chiropractor or one of our skilled massage therapists please give us a call @ 405-285-7325.

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Our Edmond Chiropractor Explains “ProAdjuster System”

Edmond Chiropractor: Providing natural healing treatments

At Hooper Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We offer consultation and treatment with a variety of different chiropractic services. Practicing safe adjustment techniques is a top priority for our chiropractor. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.

Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness. That’s precisely why to complement and enhance the healing effects of our usual chiropractic adjustments we, at Hooper Chiropractic, also find it helpful to utilize technology like the ProAdjuster System to help with advanced adjustments.

A few areas in which the ProAdjuster is known to help with include, but are not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Restless sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Mood Swings
  • Arthritis

Something important to realize is that one problem often leads to another problem, causing you complete misery. The good news is that the ProAdjuster makes it possible to complete adjustments that require less bending, twisting and pressure directly applied to patients. So if you can’t handle the snapping and popping on the traditional table, we have the gentler option for you.

The cool part about the machine is that by using the software, waveform analysis will show the problem areas on a screen. Then, adjustments can quickly be made by “unsticking” the joint in question. With a gentle tapping, the machine helps our chiropractor to softly adjust the areas in need. Afterwards, a comparison will be shown to you, showing before and after the adjustments so you can physically see the difference it made for you.

If you’re in pain and you think chiropractic care could help you, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our office is located in Edmond, OK. You can book an appointment with someone from our chiropractic team by calling @ (405)285-7325.

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Chiropractic Care For Your New Year’s Resolution?

Chiropractic Care For Your Body In 2016

You’ve barely made it out of Christmas mode, you’re scrambling around to take down all those last minute Christmas decorations, but the inevitable idea of a fresh, new start still creeps up in your mind. It’s still early January and the number one resolution usually consists of keeping your body healthy. Perhaps this is your New Year’s resolution and this time you really mean it, because you do care about your body! You’re going to exercise regularly, eat better and focus on losing weight, so why not let our chiropractor make a healthy difference in your life?

As you exercise, to fulfill your New Year’s resolution, you may get sore muscles, pinched nerves and stiff bones. Chiropractic care is a perfect solution for all of these issues as the treatment focuses specifically on the musculoskeletal system or muscles, joints and bones! Chiropractors, like one of ours, can focus on keeping you aligned.

It’s also suggested that chiropractic treatment can make your nervous system more efficient, overall. More importantly, an efficient system is necessary for optimal functioning of all other critical body systems like your digestive, cardiovascular, immune, and respiratory systems.

Have you ever heard the sayings “love the body you are in” or “take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live in”? In a way, completing healthy activities such as eating healthier foods, exercising and getting regular chiropractic care means that your are taking care of your body and loving it.

Celebrate 2016 the healthiest way possible and embrace a brand new you! Don’t hesitate to schedule your chiropractic appointments, because being proactive with your visits to our Edmond chiropractor can be an important part of living a healthier lifestyle.

If you’re excited to make chiropractic care a priority this year, give us a call to schedule an appointment with an Edmond chiropractor at @ (405)285-7325.

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Chiropractic Care To Reduce Sciatica Nerve Pain

Edmond Chiropractor: The pain reliever

Our Edmond chiropractor is here to share some interesting facts with you, today. Did you know that the sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body? It’s true! In fact, it runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the rear and back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot, connecting the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles. The term “sciatica” refers to the nerve pain and there can be more than one reason that sciatica pain presents itself. The major reasons include, but may not be limited to:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

No matter the cause, these spinal disorders can cause spinal nerve compression. The compression on the nerve can result in numbness, weakness and pain. Sciatica is often so painful for patients that it forces them to miss out on activities they would love to do. Common troublesome spots are, generally, concentrated to one side of the body near the hip, leg and foot.

Fortunately, chiropractic care is wonderful for reducing this type of pain. Our Edmond chiropractor has experience in providing chiropractic care that can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups. After our chiropractor performs various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs the range of motion and palpation of the lumbar spine will, generally, improve. Most patients will notice a difference after just a few weeks of treatments.

If you notice any ongoing pain from the hip, leg and/or foot areas it might be worth getting a checkup with our Edmond chiropractor to find out if you have sciatica (or something else). It’s possible to just have a pinched nerve. Either way, you can be helped! If you want to get adjusted, you could be on the fast track to feeling healthier.

To book an appointment, give us a call at (405)285-7325.

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Types of Chiropractic Traction From An Edmond Chiropractor

Spinal adjustments by an Edmond Chiropractor

This is the time when a lot of people will be moving around, putting up Christmas decorations, shopping like crazy and preparing for the biggest holiday of the year. It’s no surprise that a lot of people experience back pain whether it be from pulled muscles, ligaments or spinal injuries. Depending on your reason for back pain, if you visit our Edmond Chiropractor you may experience different types of treatments. We do offer traction therapy for certain types of low back pain. By applying force to the patient’s spine through weight our Edmond Chiropractor is able to gently stretch the spine and draw apart the vertebrae.

When you hear the terms “Chiropractic Traction” used by either our Edmond Chiropractor or someone else they might sound scary, but really they are just fancy words used to describe the different ways of completing adjustments for healing back pain. Today, we’re going to explain to you the differences between manual traction and mechanical traction.

Manual traction is when the Edmond Chiropractor uses his hands to support and guide the patient through the traction or adjustment process. Mechanical traction can be by our Edmond Chiropractor to treat the cervical or lumbar spine with the use of devices such as adjusting tables and head halters.

Sounds pretty simple, right? It’s not terribly difficult to do and the end goal is to get you to feeling better than when you walked into our office. To complement and enhance the healing effects of the chiropractic care, traction is just one physiological therapeutic procedure we can do for you. If you are experiencing back pain or the symptoms of pinched nerves, consult with our Edmond Chiropractor to determine if chiropractic traction is right for you.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your children to get adjusted (or yourself) please give us a call at (405)-285-7325.

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An Edmond Chiropractor For Children?

Edmond Chiropractor: Providing many treatments

A lot of parents have been hearing about visiting an Edmond chiropractor for themselves and have wondered if taking their children in for regular treatments is acceptable. The truth is that there has been an increase in the amount of patients visiting an Edmond chiropractor right in our office and guess what? They’re children! You may be wondering if the treatments are safe, if it hurts them and how often treatments should be given. Our Edmond chiropractor office is staffed with individuals who care enough to tell you, right here, exactly what you want to know!

Is it safe? Absolutely! There have been numerous research studies which have verified the benefits of chiropractic care for children. For as many visits as you’ve had at an Edmond chiropractor office we’ve probably treated twice as many children. We treat a range of children from babies, toddlers and school-aged children.

Does it hurt? Not for most children. With smaller children, the amount of force used is very minimal. We’ll always do our best to put the children at ease before we adjust any part of the body.

How often are treatments? This really depends upon your personal preference and the needs of your children. If you’re uncertain you can always set a regular schedule just as you would for other visits such as the dentist, pediatrician, etc.

Visiting an Edmond chiropractor for regular care is helpful as it allows the doctor to maintain minor issues before they turn into major problems. Frequent visits also allow children to have optimal health. In most cases, children are more receptive to chiropractic care than adults as they don’t have years strain on their bones like adults do. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your children to get adjusted (or yourself) please give us a call at (405)-285-7325.

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Edmond Chiropractor: Helping Pains Typical In Fall

Edmond Chiropractor: Minimizing aches and pains

The leaves have been turning brown, yellow and orange. The weather is cooler and many of you may be completing various tasks related to fall. Raking leaves, climbing ladders and other routine maintenance are quite the tedious chores that have you bending, twisting and moving in all sorts of ways. The wrong kind of movement can cause you a lot of pain and send you seeking an Edmond chiropractor!

There are various types of injuries that could occur during sessions of fall maintenance routines. It could be as simple as a pulled muscle or it could have something to do with your spine. Visiting an Edmond chiropractor for a spinal adjustment may be beneficial to you and we also have a few massage therapists on staff to help you work through those muscles aches. In the event that you would like to prevent injuries while doing your usual fall routines follow these simple prevention tips:

  • Stretch for a minimum of 10 minutes prior to doing any fall house or yard work
  • Wear slip resistant shoes or boots
  • Make sure ladders are clean and clear of debris
  • Make sure ladder is placed on a flat, even surface
  • Lock ladders and/or engage safety braces before climbing
  • When raking use a rake comfortable for your height and strength
  • Watch out for rocks, uneven ground and low hanging branches
  • When picking up (like piles of leaves) bend at the knee, not the waist
  • Avoid twisting motions or stress on lower back

While prevention doesn’t always reduce the risk of back injury by one hundred percent, it can certainly help. If you have even the slightest notion of back pain an Edmond chiropractor is here to help! Seeking an Edmond chiropractor doesn’t have to be scary and if you’re in any pain you don’t have to live with it. If you’d like to visit with a professional, caring Edmond chiropractor please call (405)-285-7325 to book your appointment.

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Visiting An Edmond Chiropractor For Asthma

Edmond Chiropractor: Helping others breathe easy

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America about fifteen million Americans have Asthma. Treatment usually works well to ease and prevent symptoms and it is usually treated with daily inhalers. Asthma is an inflammation and obstruction of the passages that allow air to enter and leave the lungs (bronchial tubes). Something some people don’t think about is the way your neck, spine and ribs can also play a role in how well you can breathe. Think about it like this; the spinal column, the nervous system and the respiratory system have an intermingling relationship. For this reason, you may be amazed to learn that some patients are visiting an Edmond chiropractor to seek ongoing treatment for their Asthma.

Sometimes even the most subtle turn the wrong way can cause rib bones to pop out of their normal place. Imagine all the commotion when an Asthma attack takes place! In addition to the lungs being affected by misplaced ribs, neck muscles can also play an important role. When one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position, they can create pressure on spinal nerves. This pressure has the ability to irritate the nerves. As a result, the neck can become tight causing the normal flow of the lymphatic system (which helps our immune system to function normally) to fail. How does one get over this?

Well, the truth is that only on rare occasions does a person “outgrow” Asthma. As for the rest of the population suffering chronically from Asthma symptoms, an Edmond chiropractor can help. This is in no way to say that you should ever abandon all other methods if you have severe Asthma, but our Edmond chiropractor team does take pride in being able to help areas of the spine, neck and ribs. Our Edmond chiropractor team is certified and familiar with adjustments from head to toe. Some patients reveal that Asthma attacks seem to be less severe and less frequent with regular care.

Call to book an appointment with an Edmond chiropractor, today! 405-285-7325.