Repercussions of living in daily pain- Edmond chiropractor- part 2

Edmond Chiropractor Reveals Repercussions Of Living In Daily Pain: Part 2

Edmond Chiropractor: The Cognitive & Psychological Impact Of Pain

As our Edmond chiropractor’s blog article discussed earlier this month (part one here) about 100 million Americans suffer from pain every single day of their lives. In fact, there are so many reported cases that chronic pain has now become the number one reason for long-term disability in the United States. In part one of this series we discussed some negative cognitive side effects of living in daily pain. Today, our Edmond chiropractor would like to share with our readers about the psychological repercussions, as well.

Negative Psychological Side Effects Of Daily Pain

  • Developing Depression: Having something wrong with your body and living with the pain each day can take a mental toll. Just the idea of facing the pain on a daily basis can be enough for some people to feel discouraged, sad, hopeless, and disinterested in general life. While depression is treatable, it’s likely to stick around in about 17% of people for life, especially if they don’t do anything to correct the issue.
  • Experiencing Anxiety: Constant pain can also cause general anxiety problems to occur. Often people think depression and anxiety are the same, but they are actually different despite the fact that many daily pain sufferers will sometimes experience similar symptoms (or develop both problems). The key issues of anxiety include feelings of nervousness, restlessness, a sense of impending danger, and having increased breath and heart rate.
  • Becoming Isolated: A healthy support system for anyone is ideal; unfortunately, for those with chronic pain a breakdown of relationships may occur. Many people in daily pain live alone, because either they feel that outsiders are judging them by saying they’re “faking it” or this is, sadly, actually the case. Sometimes, it’s the pain sufferer themselves who choose to be alone due to the mental frustration of dealing with daily pain.

Do any of these psychological concerns seem like anything you’re going through due to daily pain? Whether your pain is causing you cognitive impairment or psychological issues, our Edmond chiropractor doesn’t feel it’s worth it for you to live this way. If you find yourself in any of these situations, please don’t hesitate to seek help!

In many situations, chiropractic care can correct pain via adjustments to the spine which by default is associated with the nervous system. If you’d like to seek assistance via chiropractic care, please feel free to give our Edmond chiropractor a try.

If you’d like to book an appointment with our Edmond chiropractor, please click here.

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Edmond Chiropractor Reveals Repercussions Of Living In Daily Pain: Part 1

Edmond Chiropractor: The Cognitive & Psychological Impact Of Pain

Did you know that living in pain is something that, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, about 100 million Americans do every day? That being said, if you’re having joint pain, lower back pain, migraines, or any pain that can be traced back to the nervous system or spine our Edmond chiropractor would love to help. First, we’d like you to know why you should care about getting some relief for that pain!

If you’re suffering then you may already be aware of some of the repercussions of living in daily pain, but we’d like to share some information as a reminder and especially to shed some light on the situation for those who may not understand what it is like to constantly be in pain. Today, our Edmond chiropractor is listing some ways that pain can negatively effect your cognitive functioning.

Negative Cognitive Side Effects Of Daily Pain

  • Forgetting Things: Living a busy life is already difficult enough and makes it easy to forget little things, but imagine being in so much pain that you cannot even remember words. This is a condition called aphasia and it causes people to forget words they would normally be able to recall quite quickly. The extra mental stress of being in pain can make an average person become very absentminded.
  • Losing Focus: Constant pain will often make it difficult to focus on anything besides the pain! Forget trying to write an article (like this one) or working in an office setting and trying to keep up with the load provided to you. The stiffness often associated with trying to cope with the pain can also be a distraction from concentration.
  • Broken Sleep: A good night of rest is, perhaps, one of the most important factors for living a good quality life. Not only do people with daily pain have problems falling asleep from time to time, but there are many who cannot stay asleep once they do manage to nod off. Lack of sleep can cause a plethora of problems all on its own such as impaired thinking, health risks, and accidents. As if those weren’t alarming enough, lack of sleep also feeds even more into the forgetfulness and loss of focus for everyday tasks.

Do any of these major concerns sound like anything you’re going through due to daily pain? If so, please don’t live with it any longer! If you’d like to seek assistance via chiropractic care, please feel free to give our Edmond chiropractor a try.

If you’d like to book an appointment with our Edmond chiropractor, please click here.

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Chiropractic Care For Back Pain Caused By Your Bed

Is Your Bad Bed Causing You Pain?

Millions of Americans are currently suffering from back pain and one of the leading causes of this pain can be traced back to sleeping in odd positions or continuing to sleep on a bad bed. When we say bad, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the mattress itself is bad. In fact, it could just be your box spring being worn out. If you feel like you have back pain most often after sleeping, come see us! Chiropractic care is perfect for this kind of thing. Your spine may need to be adjusted, especially if it has been crunched in a harmful position for several nights in a row.

Honestly, most people spend approximately one third of their life sleeping. With that being said, doesn’t it make sense that sleeping properly, without pain would be important? There are steps to getting rid of that back pain caused by your bad bed! First, you can choose to come in to see a chiropractor for your spinal adjustments. In some cases, one adjustment just isn’t enough. If you’ve been “abusing” your back for a long while then it may take longer to retrain your spine to stay put.

The second step, after chiropractic care, is that you need to address the main source of the problem. If you’ve ruled out other sources of your pain and it seems most logical that something about your mattress isn’t agreeing with you then you need to fix that problem so that your spinal pain doesn’t keep occurring.

Most mattress experts, that are willing to tell you the truth, will tell you to start from the ground up. Make sure the bed frame is secure with a solid center support to avoid the mattress from sagging. Look at the box spring and if it has actual coils inside then you might want to place a piece of plywood on top of it. A better option would be to get rid of it completely and put the whole mattress on a flat platform.

We hope that this helps someone out there!

If you would like to know more about our Edmond Chiropractor or want to schedule your appointment please give us a call @ 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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Tips From An Edmond Chiropractor: Back Pain & Backpacks

Back Trouble Onset By Heavy Backpacks

This one is, again, for the college students out there. Aside from the stress of enduring school work every day, you could also be one of the many college students putting extra stress on your back. Students complain to our Edmond chiropractor staff a lot about having too many books to carry in their backpacks. Yes, we understand that the campus is large and it may seem as if you never have enough time to go back to your car to swap out books. Of course, making time might need to become an option as heavy books can take a toll on a student’s back.

Research tells us that even a standard backpack load places a lot of compression on the discs within your spine. This can slowly start to increase the curvature of the lower spine. As more college students have come to see us about back related problems we have decided that this issue may need to be brought up. We just wanted to educate other students about this problem. Here are a few tips you can follow to help reduce back pain:

  • Carry lighter loads of books in your pack (stop at the car to swap when needed).
  • Carry your pack correctly. A lot of students let their bags hang low to “look cool,” but this causes more pain. Placing both straps on as intended makes a difference.
  • Complete some easy exercises and stretching once in a while to keep from getting stiff.
  • It seems like such a simple solution, but adjustments with an Edmond chiropractor can do wonders for the body.

Of course, our Edmond chiropractor is willing and able to adjust your spine if you start to feel that your work load and caused your back pain. It’s important that you not let spinal pressure continue to build up without getting it taken care of as it could pose permanent damage later. Our Edmond chiropractor is available to answer any questions you may have about the adjustment process. Give our Edmond chiropractor a call to book your appointment 405-285-7325.

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Edmond Chiropractors Reveal A Typical Summer Pain Problem

Edmond Chiropractors: Talking about the flip-flop trot

So, the sun is shining, the weather is hot and people everywhere just love to trot around in flat flip-flops. Yes, this is the time of year when tennis shoes get abandoned and people are willing to let their wiggly toes out for all to see. That’s not the problem (even though some of you may disagree), the real problems start to arise when people suffer from wearing those flat shoes. You might be thinking, “wouldn’t I just visit a podiatrist?” That may be something you’d consider, but our Edmond chiropractors have adjusted many hips and even feet as a result of an assortment of pains, including what we’re calling the “flip-flop trot.”

Edmond chiropractors have talked to women who know all too well about the pain that comes along with wearing high-heels on a regular basis. What people don’t realize is that flat shoes, especially flip-flops, can be bad news for you also. When most people wear flip-flops they tend to walk differently than they would in a decent tennis shoe with proper arch support. The thin plastic on flip-flops that wedges between your toes causes pressure against your big toe. This is a subtle difference to some, but the flip-flop trot not only increases risks of pressure pushing up through your toes, but also to your feet, into your legs and even up to your hips. In addition, the toes grip differently to keep the flip-flop from sliding off of your foot.

The incorrectly placed steps caused by wearing flip-flops can lead to such problems such as strains and fractures. Edmond chiropractors know flip-flops are great for the pool or the lake, but limiting your wearing time on a regular basis can help. If you still insist of wearing them, this is where Edmond chiropractors can help! By getting regular adjustments to your spine, hips, and/or feet you can help to improve your flip-flop trot situation.

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.