Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
What Is A Trigger Point Injection?
Trigger point injections are used to treat tense muscular regions of the body known as trigger points. "Trigger points" are areas of muscle hypersensitivity that cause radiation outwards. If a muscle does not relax, trigger point injections help to clear blockages that prevent the body from naturally healing itself. If you have any questions, contact our physiatrist in Valley Stream here to make an appointment.
What Do Trigger Point Injections Help To Treat?
Trigger point injections are used to treat issues that revolve around your muscles including:
- Muscle spasms
- Tension headache
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Acute trauma
What Muscles Can Trigger Point Injections Treat?
Trigger point injections can be used on multiple muscle groups throughout the body. This is because treatment of these trigger points will result in relief for the entire muscle group. Common areas that receive treatment include:
- Lower Back
These are the areas which in which muscle pain is most often found. If you are suffering from muscle pain in one of these areas trigger point injections could provide you with relief. To make an appointment with a physiatrist in Valley Stream, click here.
How Do Trigger Point Injections Help?
Inserting the needle causes lactic acid to accumulate in the muscle, therefore, increasing blood flow, which aids the body in its natural healing process. The medication that is injected is a sterile solution and provides mild pain relief while stimulating normal blood flow and natural relaxation of the muscle. To experience the benefits of trigger point injections, contact our physiatrist in Valley Stream here.
How Can A Physiatrist Help?
Chronic pain can continue for months or even years, making it essential to seek treatment. In addition, every person’s needs are different; that's why our physicians at Comprehensive Healthcare Group believe in creating individualized treatment plans. For your acute or chronic pain we offer:
- Electrical stimulation
If you believe that you could benefit from trigger point injections, contact our physiatrist in Valley Stream or Oceanside today!
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a hands-on treatment that centers around disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. The goal of chiropractic care is to improve health by improving the structure and function of the spine and joints. Muscle tension or irritation to the spinal nerves can result when the spinal vertebrae are displaced. This can cause pain to the neck or back, headaches and even impair overall health and function. If you are in pain, call Comprehensive Healthcare Group to see how one of our chiropractors in Oceanside or Valley Stream can help.
How Do Chiropractors Help?
At your first appointment, a chiropractor will evaluate the structure and function of the spine and the joints and nerves around it. The chiropractor will then adjust any areas of the spine that are displaced. These adjustments may be done in a variety of ways that will that allow for a more personalized approach. Adjustments can range from gentle, accommodating techniques to full spine diversified. Pain relief is often felt right after the adjustment and can last for a few days to weeks, however, continuing to go to a chiropractor will lengthen how long relief is felt.
What Do Chiropractors Treat?
Here are some of the disorders and conditions that chiropractic care can treat:
- Back sprains and strains
- Neck pain
If you have any of these conditions and want to try chiropractic care, call our office to schedule an evaluation with a chiropractor in Oceanside.
Why Is Chiropractic Care Better Than Medication Or Surgery?
Chiropractic care is a conservative and natural approach to treating disorders of the spine and the surrounding nerves and joints. Compared to treating this pain with medication or surgery, chiropractic care has less risk. Some of the benefits of chiropractic care are that it is non-invasive and does not have any side effects. If you decide you want to try this course of treatment, contact Comprehensive Healthcare Group and make an appointment with a chiropractor in Oceanside.
Friday, July 20th, 2018
What Is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body; it starts in the lower back and runs down each leg. Pain that radiates along this nerve is often referred to as sciatica. Sciatica commonly occurs when there is a herniated disk or when the spine compresses part of the nerve. If you have sciatica and want to see how a chiropractor in Valley Stream can help, contact Comprehensive Healthcare Group and make an appointment.
How Does It Occur?
Sciatica is usually a result of the aging process or injury. Since the spine is placed under a lot of pressure on a daily basis, it is vulnerable to wear and tear making it less capable of withstanding daily stress. This issue can cause conditions like bone spurs or herniated discs.
Pain from sciatica starts typically at the lower spine and continues behind the thigh down to below the knee. This pain can feel like a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation and can sometimes feel like a jolt or electric shock. Sciatic pain is often present on only one side of the body. Some of the symptoms can also include:
- Localized pain
- Muscle weakness
- Tingling sensation
If you have these symptoms, prolonged sitting has also been known to worsen your condition.
How A Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractic care is a conservative, non-surgical way of treating sciatica. Adjustments will realign the spine, taking pressure off the nerve. This can provide you with quick pain relief. After the pressure is off the nerve, the body will be able to heal itself. In addition to adjusting the spine, a chiropractor will provide you with lifestyle advice in order to prevent future sciatic pain. If you want to learn more about how chiropractic care can treat and potentially resolve your sciatic pain, call Comprehensive Healthcare Group and make an appointment with a chiropractor in Valley Stream or Oceanside today!
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
It is easy to feel hopeless when you seem to have tried every remedy for treating your chronic pain and are not seeing any results. You are tired of putting different medications in your body and want a safe, natural way to relieve your pain. As a component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has the aim of balancing the patient’s energy flow throughout their body in order to help boost wellbeing and cure illnesses. At Comprehensive Healthcare Group, we offer Acupuncture in Oceanside and Valley Stream that can help you safely reduce pain and discomfort.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a medical practice that involves inserting very thin needles through a person's skin to stimulate specific points on the body in order to alleviate pain. An acupuncturist will normally insert 10-20 needles into the body at a time. Because these needles are so small and thin, patients will not experience any pain during the process. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that health is a result of balance and harmony within the body. Therefore, illness is believed to be a result of imbalance. Inserting the right combination of needles into the body’s energy flow points is said to bring proper energy flow back to the body or in other words, relieve discomfort.
What Conditions Does It Treat?
Our acupuncture in Oceanside is used to relieve discomfort that results from conditions such as:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Dental pain
- Labor pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Carpal tunnel
Recently, it has grown to be popular for treating certain health conditions and overall wellness such as stress management, anxiety, and depression.
What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been proven to have an array of benefits among patients such as:
- Very few, if any, side effects
- Can be combined with other treatments
- Can control some types of pain
- Can safely help patients who cannot take medication
At Comprehensive Healthcare Group, our practice is proud to offer a variety of types of acupuncture in Oceanside. If you are interested in using acupuncture to help relieve pain, make an appointment here.