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Pain Treatment

Important Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

chiropractor in Valley Stream

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

When it comes to alleviating pain, one popular treatment option that is available to patients is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care takes a natural and holistic approach to health. Here at Comprehensive Healthcare Group, our chiropractor in Valley Stream can utilize several traditional and cutting-edge chiropractic services to treat a wide variety of different conditions.

What is Chiropractic Care?

At its core, chiropractic care is used to treat issues that affect the musculoskeletal system. Our chiropractors will utilize hands-on and alternative medical techniques to alleviate pain and to bring the body back into its proper alignment. The goal is to support and enhance the body’s natural healing process. Some of the most popular techniques that fall under chiropractic care include the following:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation:
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nutritional Support
  • Exercise Therapy

Chiropractic Care Benefits:

Chiropractic care can offer patients with many benefits that they might not experience with using a more traditional treatment option. Here are some of the most important benefits that come with using chiropractic care.

It can treat many injuries/conditions: Our chiropractor in Valley Stream can use chiropractic care to treat many different injuries and conditions. Some of the major injuries/conditions include the following:

  • Lower-back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It is incredibly safe: One of the most important benefits of chiropractic care is the fact that it is noninvasive and safe. When faced with a painful condition or injury, many people will considerer undergoing surgery to stop the pain. While it can be effective, surgery can also be invasive and even dangerous. At the same time, some procedures require a lengthy recovery period. Chiropractic care has none of these negatives and is still effective at eliminating the pain.

It is natural: Another significant benefit of chiropractic care is the fact that it utilizes natural methods to treat patients. Some people will be prescribed pain medication after they suffer an injury to manage their symptoms. Pain medication can cause disruptive side effects.  Addiction is also a risk of using pain medication. Chiropractic care has no risk for addiction, and the side effects are usually insignificant.

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

Overall, Chiropractic care is a safer and often more effective alternative to traditional treatment options such as surgery and pain medication. After determining which technique is right for you, our chiropractor in Valley Stream will develop a treatment plan that is specifically designed to meet your needs and objectives. If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic care, contact us today.

The Difference Between Episodic And Chronic Migraines

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

Headaches are a common medical condition that many patients experience on a consistent basis. Headache types can range from to the extremely common tension headaches, to the more painful cluster headaches.  One of the most well-known and feared forms of headache pain is caused by migraines. Migraines are notorious for causing debilitating pain and discomfort. They can often appear without warning and disappear just as suddenly. Scientists are unsure about what the exact cause of migraines is. However, many believe that genetic and environmental factors play a huge role.  

Those suffering from a migraine attack are often left completely debilitated from the pain. The general symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to lights and sounds. In extreme cases, a person might experience visual disturbances as a result of the migraine. While the symptoms tend to be very similar, there are actually several different types of migraines. Two of the most important types of migraines include episodic migraines and chronic migraines.

For those suffering from episodic migraines, the migraine attacks will occur less than 15 times per month. The attacks themselves will tend to last less than 24 hours. A majority of migraine cases, fall under this category.  Many people will not experience another migraine attack for quite a while. However, If they are ignored, episodic migraines will eventually develop into chronic migraines over the course of months and years.

For those suffering from chronic migraines, the migraine attacks will occur more than 15 days within a given month. Chronic migraines can lead to a drastic decline in a patient’s quality of life, as they spend nearly half a month in pain and agony.  Chronic migraine sufferers often have trouble maintaining jobs and relationships as a result of living with constant pain. a side effect of chronic migraines often includes depression.

Although there is no cure for migraines, there are several treatment options available for reducing pain. One safe and effective treatment option includes visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractors, such as our chiropractor in Valley Stream, have been extremely effective at eliminating migraine pain entirely. They have also been shown to reduce the likelihood of other migraine attacks in the future.

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

Here at Comprehensive Healthcare Group, episodic and chronic migraines are just two of the many different health conditions that our chiropractor in Valley Stream can treat. From spinal manipulation to electrical muscle stimulation, we offer a wide range of different chiropractic services for our patients.

If you are suffering from migraine pain and are looking to visit a chiropractor in Valley Stream, click here.

Whiplash

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Chiropractor in Oceanside

Whiplash is a common condition that causes pain in the neck and head specifically. The most common cause of whiplash is being involved in a car accident. Often times, when the car of the injured person is hit from behind, the force causes the passenger’s head to abruptly jerk forward and then backward. The intense impact can cause the muscles in the neck to stretch and sometimes tear. For a chiropractor in Oceanside or Valley Stream that treats whiplash, contact us here.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Some of them include the following:

  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Jaw pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain

Chiropractic treatments such as manual manipulation may help especially if the spine has been forced out of alignment from the injury. Studies have shown that chiropractic care is a great treatment option for back pain relief. For a chiropractor in Oceanside, visit our website here for more information.

How is it treated?

Receiving treatment quickly is important so that you can catch the injury before it worsens. In the past, doctors would give patients a soft cervical collar to immobilize and protect the injured soft tissues, but recent studies tell us otherwise. Keeping the neck mobile and practicing neck rotations to improve the range of motion can speed up the healing process. A visit with a chiropractor will provide you with a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen that is right for you.

Chiropractic treatments such as hot and cold therapy as well as range-of-motion exercises can be very beneficial for pain and stiffness. For a chiropractor in Oceanside, contact us here to make an appointment.

What is the prognosis for whiplash?

Depending on the severity of your injury, whiplash injuries usually heal within three months. For more mild injuries, the strained and/or sprained ligaments in the neck can take just a few days to weeks to heal. To receive non-invasive, safe and pharmaceutical-free treatment, contact us here to make an appointment with a chiropractor in Oceanside.

Treatment For Low Back Pain

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

Many patients report having low back pain throughout their lives. This pain can be caused by anything from poor posture to a herniated disc. Significant research has been conducted to show that low back pain should be treated with chiropractic care in the early stages of treatment. Not only is it effective, but it safe and non-invasive. To make an appointment with a chiropractor in Valley Stream or Oceanside, contact us here.

Common Reasons for Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be caused by a wide variety of things. Sometimes injuries to the vertebrae can create inflammation and pain, and other times poor posture is the sole cause for low back pain. Some of the most common reasons that patients suffer from low back pain are:

    • A torn or pulled ligament and/or muscle in the back!
        • Also known as a sprain or strain, these injuries are common because they can be caused by so many different things (lifting a heavy object, poor posture, over-stretching, slipping and/or falling down).
      • If you think you may have pulled or torn a muscle in your back, contact us here to make an appointment with a chiropractor in Valley Stream.
    • Sports injuries
    • Degenerative disc disease
      • A disease in which the disc between vertebrae within the spine loses hydration, causing tears and weakness.
    • Spinal stenosis
      • A condition where the spinal canal narrows, compressing the nerves and causing pain.
    • Joint dysfunction
  • Arthritis

Chiropractic Treatments for Low Back Pain

Why should you choose chiropractic as one of your first lines of treatment? The methods that chiropractors use involve little to no risks and zero pharmaceutical drugs. In those that suffer from low back pain, many different treatment options are available. For a chiropractor in Valley Stream, contact us here to make an appointment. Treatment methods can include the following:

    1. Chiropractic spinal adjustment
      1. Chiropractors will use their hands to manually align the spine into its proper position. This can improve range of motion, reduce irritability, and most importantly reduce low back pain.
    1. Mobilization
      1. This is a more gentle approach to spinal manipulation, using a lower-velocity adjustment speed to increase the range of motion in the spine.
    1. Heat and cold therapy
      1. Using heating pads and ice packs can reduce inflammation and allow for more blood to flow to the affected area.
    1. Diet counseling
      1. Many chiropractors may offer lifestyle advice on how you may change some habits such as eating for weight loss to relieve the pressure that the extra weight adds to your back.
  1. Ultrasound
    1. This provides deep heat to areas reducing pain and inflammation.

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

To treat your low back pain safely, effectively and non-invasively, contact us here to make an appointment with a chiropractor in Valley Stream.

Musculoskeletal Pain - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Musculoskeletal Pain

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

Musculoskeletal pain can be caused by musculoskeletal disorders or a fall, slip or something as simple as lifting or pushing. Work injuries, repetitive actions or overstress to the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves or bones when performing routine activities, could cause musculoskeletal pain. Jerking movements, sprains, fracture, dislocations, direct muscle blow and sprains could all cause pain in the concerned part of our musculoskeletal system. Inflammatory and degenerative conditions, MSD scan also impair range of motion. Usually patients consult an Orthopedist, Chiropractor or a Physical Therapist for these issues.

Symptoms

The symptoms of musculoskeletal pain vary based on the kind of the injury or overuse. Pain can be acute or chronic and symptoms could also differ among individuals. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain can be widespread or localized, and increase upon movement
  • Overall stiffness and aching in the whole body
  • Muscle stress and strain
  • Muscle spasms and cramps
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue

Musculoskeletal conditions cause more than just pain. They could affect your overall quality of life. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult an orthopedist for a diagnosis.

Importance of Accurate Diagnosis

The diagnosis would identify the root cause of the pain or discomfort you’re experiencing. The doctor will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and review your symptoms to identify the possible causes of the pain. X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and laboratory tests will be conducted to check out the bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons. In a multispecialty rehabilitation center, orthopedists will work with other healthcare providers to diagnose pain accurately.

Treatment Options

Non Invasive treatment options available include physical therapy, chiropractic care providing modalities such as heat or cold therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, therapeutic massage. Anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants are usually prescribed by physicians if needed. Surgery is recommended only in severe cases.

Use of minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy that involve just tiny incisions to examine and treat patients, minimizing the trauma of surgical intervention are used at times to get patients back to regular activities quickly. The treatment prescribed would depend on the definitive diagnosis of the root cause of your musculoskeletal pain and the muscles, ligaments, bone, tendons or joints that are affected.

Chiropractor in Valley Stream

At Comprehensive Healthcare Group our practitioners provides noninvasive and invasive treatments at our locations in Valley Stream and Oceanside in Long Island, New York.