Headache Treatment

Chiropractic is an excellent alternative medicine method that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. However, chiropractic is an excellant headache treatment.  This treatment, which is developed by Daniel David Palmer, involves the manipulation of the spinal joints and soft tissues and is usually done manually. Over the years, chiropractic care has made a strong foundation for health and wellness. It also has gained popularity among individuals who patronize alternative medicine and is greatly accepted by various health care providers in the U.S. Chiropractic is very commonly used for headache treatment but is being used to treat different kinds of conditions including low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, and whiplash. More and more people prefer to try an alternative and complementary way to ease the pain caused by headache as some pain medications tend to have negative effects on their body. Chiropractors often conduct spinal manipulation to reduce the frequency and severity of headache. Chiropractic centers address migraine and cervicogenic headaches. According to some studies, chiropractic plays an important role in relieving migraines. A study also shows that chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective way to treat cervicogenic headaches. Those individuals who have tried this treatment had significant improvements in their conditions. Aside from chiropractic, massage is also proven effective in relieving the pain associated with headache. It helps treat tension headaches by relaxing the upper back, neck, and shoulders. Face massage is also helpful in addressing sinus headaches as it helps relax and release sinus cavities. Chiropractic care is one of the best ways for treating different types of headaches. Since chiropractic treatment usually...

Massage Therapy for Pain Relief

Pain is something that can cause someone to lose control of their life.   Using massage therapy for pain relief allows the body a natural way of decreasing the pain as well as promoting healing.  A study that was published on February 1st, in Science Translation Medicine shows that massages can actually make a healing change at the cellular level.  This study was a breakthrough as most people can feel the difference from getting a massage but the scientific explanation was not fully supported.  The study showed that on the cellular level massage reduces the inflammation and promotes the growth of new mitochondria in skeletal muscle.  The study took biopsies of 11 young males before and after they exercised to exhaustion on a stationary bike.  After the workout, one of their legs was chosen to be massaged for 10 minute increment.  Biopsies were taken after the 10 minutes of massage as well as after 2.5 hours of recover. A quote from Simon Melov PhD, stated  ”Our research showed that massage dampened the expression of inflammatory cytokines in the muscle cells and promoted biogenesis of mitochondria, which are the energy-producing units in the cells.”  Massage therapy is the 5th most commonly used alternative medicine treatment with roughly 18 million individuals getting annual treatments. What does this all mean.  Massage is more then just a relaxing experiencing. Using massage therapy for pain relief is helping the body to heal and rebuild at the cellular level.  This applies to anyone that might have back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, leg pain, or just want to promote a healthy lifestyle.  Schedule a massage in...

Stress Reduction Techniques

Stress is a common aspect of everyone’s life.  There is no way around it, everyone has stress. There is however, stress reduction techniques that can be done.  The best thing to learn to do is how to manage stress.  We will go through 3 stress reduction techniques because there are 3 types of stress; chemical, emotional, and physical stress.  Chemical stress is anything that you put in or on your body.  This is food, drugs, lotions, and soft drinks.  Emotional stress is anything and everything from work related stress to stress with the family and paying the bills.  Physical stress is when you are physically doing activity to the body, examples include; sitting with poor posture, wearing high heels, lifting weights, running, and getting punched just to name a few.  There are good and bad types of each type of stress meaning they can either positively affect your body or cause negative side effects.  These side effects are serious.  Stress not only makes people unhappy, it actually is causing physical conditions such as depression, heart disease, and infectious disease.  Research being done in Carnegie Mellon University shows that when stressed it inhibits the body’s ability to control the inflammatory response.   Inflammation is usually controlled by the hormone cortisol but when cortisol is not allowed to perform its job, inflammation can get out of control.  There is a similar relationship present with diabetes.  When someone abuses sugars and doesn’t watch what they eat, they cause large amount of insulin to be secreted.  When the body starts to get used to high levels of insulin, it decreases the sensitivity to insulin and causes...

Neck Pain Treatment

The importance of Neck posture is becoming much more frequent in the research studies for treatment of neck pain. As the curve of the cervical region changes, there is associated patterns that show increase in neck pain. The correlation is so strong that it actually shows that chronic pain can be predicted by having certain indicators on xray measurement. Modeling of the sagittal cervical spine as a method to discriminate hypolordosis: results of elliptical and circular modeling in 72 asymptomatic subjects, 52 acute neck pain subjects, and 70 chronic neck pain subjects. Harrison DD, Harrison DE, Janik TJ, Cailliet R, Ferrantelli JR, Haas JW, Holland B. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Nov 15;29(22):2485-92. Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Computer analysis of digitized vertebral body corners on lateral cervical radiographs. OBJECTIVES: Using elliptical and circular modeling, the geometric shape of the path of the posterior bodies of C2-C7 was sought in normal, acute pain, and chronic pain subjects. To determine the least squares error per point for paths of geometric shapes, minor axis to major axis elliptical ratios (b/a), Cobb angles, sagittal balance of C2 above C7, and posterior tangent segmental and global angles. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: When restricted to cervical lordotic configurations, normal, acute pain, and chronic pain subjects have not been compared for similarities or differences of these parameters. Conventional Cobb angles provide only a comparison of the endplates of the distal vertebrae, while geometric modeling provides the shape of the entire sagittal curves, the orientation of the spine, and segmental angles. METHODS: Radiographs of 72 normal subjects, 52 acute neck pain subjects, and 70 chronic neck pain subjects...

Adisi Health Center

At Adisi Health Center we are provide a multi-disciplinary approach to get the necessary result.  Our hinsdale chiropractor Dr. Steve Petzel has created a facility with not only the highest quality team, but also with the most advanced technology that gives the best results possible in the quickest amount of time.  The chiropractor hinsdale doctor will do all the necessary tests and exams to determine what the cause of the complaint is and how he can fix it.  We finally have created a new website that makes looking through the website on a mobile device pain free.  We hope that you enjoy the new layout and continue to follow our health news...