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Release Pinched Nerves By Visiting Edmond Chiropractors

Edmond Chiropractors: Decompressing your nerves

When you have pain it travels through your nerves to your spinal cord and eventually the signal is sent to your brain. If you have a pinched nerve, it can begin to send you pain signals as a warning that something just isn’t right. You should never ignore those messages, because having a pinched nerve for too long can cause long-lasting problems. Releasing pinched nerves can be as simple as visiting one of our certified Edmond chiropractors for an adjustment.

A pinched nerve is caused by your nerve(s) being trapped, pressed or compressed (you may hear any one of these words used to describe it) between a ligament, tendon or even your bones. Sometimes the nerves work themselves out, but if they do not “fix” themselves and you leave them for a long period of time you could be allowing other issues to arise. For example, fluid may build up around the compressed nerve and swelling can occur. In addition, the function of the nerve could be disrupted.

You’d be really surprised how much better you can feel after a great spinal adjustment by one of our Edmond chiropractors, but what if you don’t realize you have a pinched nerve? It has happened in the past when Edmond chiropractors have seen patients who never knew their nerves were being compressed. Sometimes, patients have visited the Edmond chiropractors fearing the worst has happened to them, such as; early signs of arthritis forming. A common pinched nerve is in the neck or shoulders area and if you constantly feel weak throughout the arms, elbows or wrists, it could be a result of this pinched nerve.

Never let a pinched nerve take away your ability to live a pain-free life! For more information about our Edmond chiropractors read here or call us at 405-285-7325 to schedule an appointment so we can get to decompressing your nerves.

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Edmond Chiropractors Answer: What Causes Common Neck Pain?

Edmond Chiropractors: Keeping you informed

Some Edmond chiropractors, as we have come to realize, do not often get to know the problem their patients are dealing with before they whip up a standard treatment plan. Our Edmond chiropractors are not your typical chiropractic doctors. We say that, because while patients may have similar problems, not every one of them got to where they are due to the same circumstances and we like to take the time to get to know our patients while treating them.

One of the problems patients visit our Edmond chiropractors for is neck pain. Sometimes, you may not even remember what you did to cause the neck pain and we’ve actually seen instances where patients lived with the pain for so long that they started to block it out on a daily basis, making it very bad for their joints and nerves in the long run. Here are two of the most common reasons neck pain exists, today:

Whiplash: If you’ve been in an accident where your neck was thrown backwards and quickly forward again, you could have caused trauma to your joints followed by a pulling of the muscle near the base of your neck. What our Edmond chiropractors will do to treat this type of injury starts with reliving inflammation in the muscles and then aligning any vertebrae that got shifted out of place.

Reading Texts: If you’re attached to your Smartphone like many of us are these days and you’re constantly looking down to read texts, you could be causing yourself pain. What happens is that after a prolonged period of tilting your head forward it takes a toll on your cervical spine and posture. This is less traumatic than whiplash, but can also be treated by Edmond chiropractors with adjustment techniques.

While there are most likely a slew of other reasons your neck could be bothering you, these are the most common reasons people visit the chiropractor. If you’re experiencing any pain, you don’t have to live with it and we hope you will consider letting us eliminate the problems you’re having.

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Edmond Chiropractors Talk About Headaches

Headache Relief & Edmond Chiropractors

The American Chiropractic Association has provided data revealing that nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Our Edmond chiropractors have seen multiple patients that have suffered from chronic headaches or even just headaches that occur on a seldom basis. Headaches just feel like such a pain. More specifically, they can be in any region of the head and sometimes on only one side of the head.

A headache may be a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache. Sometimes patients tell our Edmond chiropractors that their headaches can seem to come on slowly and other times they are suddenly there. Here’s the interesting part: Although it may feel like it, a headache is not actually a pain in your brain. It’s actually the brain’s way to tell you when other parts of your body hurt, but it can’t feel pain by itself.

The truth is that most headaches happen in the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that cover a person’s head and neck. Our Edmond chiropractors have seen patients who have headaches that may last less than an hour or some that have lasted for several days. Just like with any pain, the common “quick fix” for most Americans is to grab the bottle of Aspirin or other pain relief medication.

The problem with taking medication like that to cover up your problem is that the headaches will just come back and eventually one or two pills doesn’t do the trick anymore. Before you know it, you may be seeing yourself take an increased dosage of pain medication. Want to know a better way? Often times, patients feel instant relief just from getting a spinal adjustment from one of our Edmond chiropractors.

Our Edmond chiropractors love to see people walk away with a feeling of improved well-being. If you could stop having ongoing headaches, would you do it? If you would like to know more or want to schedule your appointment please give us a call @ 405-285-7325.

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Visit Our Edmond Chiropractors For Lower Back Pain: Part 2

Edmond Chiropractors: Let’s get you aligned

Are you suffering from lower back pain? If so, you’re not the only one! In fact, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. We discussed this a little in part one of this series and we went into a little more detail about what causes lower back pain. In this series we will show you a few more reasons lower back pain commonly exists in most Americans as well as telling you why visiting one of our Edmond chiropractors may benefit you.

As we previously discussed, our Edmond chiropractors usually see patients with lower back pain caused by the pelvis being rotated. We previously listed two common reasons this happens and here are two more:

1.) Sporting injuries
2.) Sleeping in odd positions

Both of these activities can cause your pelvis to get twisted forward, or rotated rather than being aligned. This is an easy fix through chiropractic adjustments. One of our certified Edmond chiropractors can work to get your pelvis bone back to a normal position through a series of adjustments. While going through the adjustment process to correct your rotated pelvis we would recommend trying to sleep without twisting your back, not crossing your legs when you sit and using an ice pack on your back when it hurts. These are just a few simple tips that you can do at home to help “train” your pelvis to stay where it needs to stay. Then, when you’re in the office, one of our Edmond chiropractors will get to work on you and eventually we can correct the problem, letting you say goodbye to pain.

Our Edmond chiropractors are unlike most in that we will actually take the time to get to know you and what works for you best; you’re not just a number to be rushed in and out (unless you want to be rushed due to time constraints), but instead you are a valued patient. We will spend 10 minutes or 30 minutes talking and working with you if that is what it takes. We hope to see you soon so that we can get you adjusted!

If you would like to know more or want to schedule your appointment please give us a call @ 405-285-7325.

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Visit Our Edmond Chiropractors For Lower Back Pain: Part 1

Edmond Chiropractors: Let’s get you aligned

Did you know that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, including lower back pain? It also costs them around $600 billion a year in medical treatments, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The problem here is that the “treatments” or pain medications that many Americans take are not really fixing the problem, but rather putting a band-aide over it. Visiting one of our Edmond chiropractors is a wiser choice and we’ll explain more about that in a bit. To get started, in part one of this series our goal is to help you understand a little about what is most likely the cause of your lower back pain.

What our Edmond chiropractors usually see is lower back pain caused by your pelvis being rotated rather than it being straight. There are many reasons why your pelvis could be rotated and a couple of these are:

1.) Trauma
2.) Accidents (car or otherwise)

When your pelvis gets rotated it begins to put pressure on your nerves and joints. As we stated earlier, visiting one of our Edmond chiropractors can fix these types of issues without giving you medication to simply cover up the problem. If the pain kept returning after consuming medications, that should be a red flag that medications aren’t working. Our Edmond chiropractors are best known for safely taking care of acute pain. One of our certified Edmond chiropractors will work to get your joints back to a normal position by eventually working your pelvis out of rotation through a series of adjustments.

Some patients wonder why they are recommended to see a chiropractor in Edmond more than once, but think about it this way; you most likely took several medications in the course of trying to “treat” your pain so you will probably need multiple visits to actually treat it. Your bones are tough so it takes a lot for them to move back to where they need to be. Only through repeated adjustments will they “learn” to stay. We hope that you have found this information helpful and we hope to see you soon.

Stay tuned for part two of this series, but if you’re ready now, let’s get you adjusted! If you would like to know more or want to schedule your appointment please give us a call @ 405-285-7325.

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Edmond Chiropractors Clarify Adjustments

Edmond Chiropractors: Snap, crackle & pop

There have been times when patients tell our Edmond chiropractors that they are afraid getting adjusted will hurt them. A lot of this “hurt” is really just a perception based on the sound heard when the adjustment takes place. What happens when you get adjusted is that your joints get manipulated. Our Edmond chiropractors know this sounds like a scary process to first time patients, but it’s a quick, nearly painless treatment. Here are a few tips to help you understand what you should expect during a routine adjustment with one of our Edmond chiropractors.

1.) One of our Edmond chiropractors will apply his or her hands to the area of your body to be treated.

2.) A short impulse may be applied to the joint area.

3.) You may hear a sound we like to refer to as the “snap, crackle and pop.”

When this happens, it’s important not to get scared or jerk away. Just think of the sound as the same thing you hear when you crack your knuckles. What you’re actually doing when you pop your fingers is moving your joints. The joints in your fingers (and the rest of your body) produce the snap, crackle or popping sound when bubbles burst in the fluid surrounding the joint.

Our Edmond chiropractors will use this similar method to adjust your spine or get joints back to their proper alignment. Adjustments can help you with various things like pain relief, restoring joint function and reducing muscle spasms. Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.

If you would like to know more or want to schedule your appointment please give us a call @ 405-285-7325.

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