A headache is more than a ache in your head. It involves other parts of your body, too. At the core of your problem may be your spine, which often gets pushed out of alignment by poor posture, injury or bad sleeping habits. This may eventually lead to a tension or migraine headache. Certain substances, such as caffeine, alcohol, or cigarettes, can also contribute to migraine headaches.
Your spine’s three natural curves gives your body flexibility it… Continue reading
What is a headache?
Headaches are the body’s alarm system. You body is telling you something’s out of balance. Pain relievers may temporarily turn off the alarm switch, but usually don’t put out the fire. Your chiropractor, however, can diagnose your type of headache, often tension or migraine, treat its underlying physical causes, and help you learn how to prevent headaches in the future. Continue reading
Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. It controls the muscles of the lower leg and provides sensation to the thighs, legs, and the soles of the feet.
Although sciatica is a relatively common form of… Continue reading
Years of stress and too much use and abuse can cause your spine to degenerate, or wear out. Joint inflammation (arthritis) may result. Joints may also lose alignment and discs can wear down. Any may start to feel pain and stiffness.
In the textbook normal spine, the disc spaces are equal and there are no visible signs of degenerative changes.
Three Phases of Degeneration
In Phase I of spinal degeneration, the alignment of the… Continue reading