Thursday, July 25, 2013

One adjustment or more?

Sometimes one adjustment fixes the problem. Often times, and for most people, it takes a few visits to a chiropractor to fix the problem. This is because of tight muscles. When a joint goes out of place, nerves get irritated. The irritated nerves then send their irritated impulses to the muscles that attach to the joint and they goes into spasm. When they go into spasm they pull on the misaligned joint which re-irritates the nerve and the cycle continues. With all of this irritation, the nerves and surrounding tissue become inflamed, which also irritates the nerve. That is why I always recommend for people to do the three anti-inflammation tasks - water, ice, and a pill. Drink plenty of water. Use a cold pack on the area for 15 to 20 minutes a couple of times each day while the problem persists. And, take an anti-inflammatory that is available over the counter (such as ibuprofen, Alleve, or Advil). Massage is also recommended to go along with chiropractic because it relaxes the muscles that keep pulling these joints out of place. So - if one adjustment did not work for you, it probably means that your muscles pulled those affected joints out of place. Usually a handful of visits to a chiropractor does the trick. Each time you are adjusted the muscles stretch a little and there is less irritation because the joint has been put back into place and hopefully you are doing the three anti-inflammation tasks. Some people are not happy to hear that it might take a few visits to fix a problem like this, especially if only one adjustment "fixed" them in the past. Just know that what happened in the past might be different than what is happening to you today. Gentle stretching of the area can be helpful as well. Check my web site for stretches and exercises that can be helpful, and let us know if you would like an appointment. (813) 831-8321

The Skull

The Skull has many parts. Although they are not similar to the joints of the body, they do shift slightly. They need to do so due to the different pressures that occur from time to time. Sometimes when they shift, they get stuck and can then cause pain. If you have had a headaches that did not go away, then this could be what has happened to you. A chiropractor who if experienced in finding and correcting this kind of problem can be a great solution for you. If you live in Tampa or the surrounding areas and would like help with this type of issue, give Dr.Steve Edelson a call (813) 831-8321. Located in south Tampa, gentle, safe, safe, and effective.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Puzzle

Health has many aspects. Ignore one of them and the puzzle of good health might not come together for you. As a chiropractor, I know that freeing your nervous system from irritation caused by misaligned joints is an important part of this package of "must do" health restoring and maintaining activities. What are some of the others? Good nutrition, drinking a lot of clean alkaline water, positive mental (and perhaps spiritual) thinking, dental care, good hygiene, and of course - exercise.

 By helping increase mobility in your neck, mid back, and lower back, chiropractic care improves your body's overall functioning, including balance and coordination. By helping remove ongoing sources of musculoskeletal irritation, chiropractic care reduces internal physiologic stress. The many benefits may include improved peace of mind, enhanced interpersonal communication, and a better ability to respond effectively to your home and work environment. 

Here is a link for a great article about exercise and chiropractic

Saturday, July 13, 2013 stop that pain in the neck. Many people suffer from neck pain and never know that they can put an end to the pain without drugs or surgery by visiting their local chiropractor. Chiropractic has been around since 1895. Doctors of chiropractic are highly trained professionals. A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle safe scientific method of restoring a joint to its normal position and range of motion, there by eliminating irritation to the associated nerves that cause pain. It really works.