Chiropractic Care And Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are millions of individuals that suffer with back, neck, leg and wrist pain, as well as, carpal tunnel who are looking for effective ways to alleviate it. Many don’t stop to think about chiropractic care. A chiropractic treatment is an alternative to conventional treatments that focuses on the spine and how it can affect your health. The spine houses the nervous system and the spinal cord.
A chiropractor understands the important link between sleep, nutrition, and exercise, as well as, the environment and heredity. These factors can all play in a key role in one’s health. A chiropractor doesn’t use any drugs, surgical procedures or other conventional methods to treat patients who suffer with carpal tunnel, back, leg, or neck pain. But if they find it necessary to refer a patient to a medical practitioner they will. It used to be that chiropractors were on the outs with the medical professionals but today more and more doctors are working together with chiropractors.
Chiropractic care is one of the largest fields in the healthcare industry, it only falls short of dentistry and medicine. The effective results that chiropractic care has had on patients, has proven it really can help many individuals suffering with carpal tunnel pain, headaches, and even fibromyalgia and ear infections. Chiropractors practice different forms of treatment for their patients. Some may use such techniques as acupuncture, while others don’t.
How Treatment Helps
When the wrist and the hand are used excessively, a common condition arises, carpal tunnel. The nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel can be compressed. This compression can cause severe pain, inflammation, and restriction of motion of the hand and wrist. A chiropractor can use a number of methods to improve the functioning of the hand and wrist without pain. Inflammation can also be reduced through chiropractic care.
These treatments start with spinal manipulation, which re-aligns the spine. This improves the sensory messages sent through the body to the nerves, cells, organs, coming from the brain to promote its own healing. Spinal manipulation along with such treatments as ultrasound or EMS therapies which are known to reduce inflammation, and increase blood flow while the muscles become stronger and more relaxed, improves one CTS without any surgery or conventional medications.
If you want a safe and effective way to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome, you should talk with a doctor of chiropractic for an evaluation.
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Southlake Chiropractors at 180 Wellness in Southlake Texas
The Amazing Effects Of Weight Loss
Losing weight is invariably desirable. You may overweight, obese or just have some extra pound you need to lose, burning and losing fat is essential to be healthy. Appearance is the most common side effect of weight loss. The goal is not only to change the way you look, but also to reach a healthy body mass index. Having a healthy body mass index will always make you look more attractive than being overweight or obese.
Many benefits of weight loss or metabolic weight loss exist. Listed are the amazing effects of weight loss that can be beneficial to all.
Metabolic weight loss will not only help in burning and losing fat, but will also help you to speed up your metabolism. Basically, food calories are burned faster and more efficiently when the metabolic rate of your body speeds up. As a result, your calories convert into energy because all the food nutrients get absorbed more readily by the body. This helps in producing phenomenal energy. Even if you eat generous servings of food, being overweight or obese will still keep your energy level pretty low. The main reason is because metabolism slows down and food does not convert into energy. The calories keep piling up and add to the weight instead. Metabolic weight loss improves your digestive system, uses the calories that have been consumed and also increase energy all day long.
Energy always ties in with stamina. When your energy level increases, your body’s endurance also increases. This will give you the ability to increase the amount of work you do and be active in ways that you would not have been able to before.
Better Immune System
Another advantage of weight loss other than helping you to burn fat is that it also strengthens the immune system. With improved digestion, all nutrients get used up by the immune system to make the immune system stronger and to improve the functionality of body’s organs so that it can get rid of the waste generated. Metabolic weight loss is therefore not just a way to lose fat but also a way to improve one’s life.
Successful weight loss doesn’t imply that you would become an acrobat in a day but metabolic weight loss certainly improves your agility. The body tends to be much more resilient if the fatty deposits around the joints, the vital organs and veins, arteries, muscles and tissues are got rid of.
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The Importance Of Student Physicals
Here at 180 Wellness Southlake Chiropractors, school physicals should be elemental to the curriculum. Student physicals should be done regularly and preferably they should be made compulsory. There are many schools all over that have made student physicals compulsory. However, many do not enforce that rule. Many students in primary, secondary and high schools do not have active lifestyles and shy away from student physicals. The time is rife to make school physicals imperative for all and sundry.
An extraordinary amount of children in the country suffer from obesity. With this on the rise, it is needed for schools to make student physicals mandatory. Obesity is on the rise and a major cause for concern. Research shows that if one become obese, the chances of that individual to gain weight becomes greater than that of a kid or a teenager. Obesity leads to many different health problems. One doesn’t have to wait for adulthood, midlife or ageing to develop myriad health conditions. Overweight kids would have at least a dozen different health problems, sooner than later.
Looking at the lifestyles of kids these days, student physicals are extremely significant. The overuse of electronics are keeping kids off the streets and playgrounds and confined within their rooms. Video games, mobile phones, television are leading them to loose of interest in outdoor activities. Another factor contributing to obesity is the unhealthy diets that kids rely on. Kids munch on everything that is unhealthy. To counter that, the only pragmatic solution is school physicals. If kids start to love outdoor activities, games and exercises, then the problem of obesity, inactive lifestyles and poor diets can all be countered.
School physicals are also important because they help in grooming a child. When kids blend in with other kids, work out or indulge in games, work as a team and start to develop bonds with each other, they grow up as better kids and become good adults. When a kid stays at home all day and night, doesn’t socialize, knows nothing about team building or what team spirit and fellowship is all about, very little is being done to groom the child into a promising young adult.
In a nutshell, the significance of student physicals or school physicals cannot be overstated. Every school in the world should focus on it as importantly as they do on studies and increasing fees.
My 180 Wellness Chiropractors Announce Low-Cost Exam and X-Ray Special to Provide Aid and Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking
My 180 Wellness Chiropractors Announce Low-Cost Exam and X-Ray Special to Provide Aid and Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking
Southlake, TX – Nov. 2, 2013 – Dr. Jerrod Wright and Dr. Wade Parkhill, owners of My 180 Wellness, announced that they are offering an exam and x-ray for just $64. All the funds raised through the special offer will go to benefit Sower of Seeds, an organization that works to rescue victims of human trafficking through its Project Red Light Rescue.
“We’re proud to be able to support such a critical and worthwhile project,” said Parkhill. “All the funds generated through our special will go to help victims. 180 Wellness is equipped with a Quantum Digital X-ray unit, one of the most advanced methods of viewing and assessing injuries and we invite patients to help the Sower of Seeds organization during our special offer.”
Children around the world are sold, stolen and abducted every day and forced to work in the sex trade. They’re repeatedly tortured and abused until they lose the will to escape. When they’re old enough, they’re forced to work on the streets as prostitutes. It’s only through the efforts of projects like Red Light Rescue and the support of firms like My 180 Wellness that victims ever reach the real world again.
My 180 Wellness has the unique distinction of being team chiropractors to the Texas Rangers, the elite law enforcement division. The firm specializes in adult health, pediatric development and athletic performance, working to ease patient pain by treating the underlying cause and eliminating it for lasting relief.
Chiropractic treatment has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain. The practice’s clinicians utilize time tested methods combined with state-of-the-art techniques to end pain, align bones and speed up recovery times.Patients have access to patented, movement-based massage therapy, along with the ZYTO bio-communication software that interacts with the body to detect and treat specific nutritional deficiencies.
Water is an essential element for proper health and clients have the opportunity to experience the unique hydrating and health benefits available through Kangen Alkaline Water Technology. The water is rich in oxygen and antioxidant properties, providing individuals with a detoxifying tonic free of contaminants.
Wright and Parkhill offer detoxification and weight loss therapy featuring their own line of products developed through years of research. A variety of packages are offered to accommodate the needs of the individual. Personalized coaching and classes are available to provide guidance and support.
Fans can follow the practice on Facebook, Twitterand YouTube. Located at 321 Southlake Blvd., Suite 100 in Southlake, TX, visitors to the site can register to receive new patient specials and download intake forms online to save time at their first visit.
The Value Of Pre-employment Physicals
In today’s world where jobs have many different demands, both mentally and physically, it is important to keep employees fit and healthy. It is beneficial for today’s workforce to value pre-employment physicals as part of their structure. It also helps companies in promoting healthier lifestyles for their employees and therefore make pre-employment physicals valuable.
DOT physicals or trucker physicals are in a different category. If a job is physically demanding and requires strength, endurance, optimum health and fitness to fulfill its duties, then pre-employment physicals are even more valuable.
Trucker physicals and DOT physicals are especially relevant because as the safety and welfare of some people are on the shoulders of one or two people. For truckers to stay focused and do their jobs efficiently, it is necessary to have strength and endurance. An employee with a desk job will have a lot less to account for as compared to a driver of a bus or a vehicle of large goods. Whether the drive is long or short,anyone working in any capacity at the DOT should have DOT physicals, as the same goes for truckers for pre-employment physicals.
Employees whose jobs are physically challenging, must have a pre-employment physical. This is not only to assure that the individual working is able to deliver what they are expected to but also to assure that that the job is done well without causing any harm to anyone or the brand one is working for.
In addition to the guarantee provided by pre-employment physicals, another part of the process is drug testing. Drug testing is an essential part of pre-employment physicals. Job performance can be hindered under the effect of any drug, no matter how healthy and fit a man or woman is. Pre-employment physicals and drug testing are valuable in order to maintain a fit and healthy workforce.
Looking at the bigger perspective, the physicals and drug testing are a minor initiative that goes a long way.
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Treating and Managing Pain with Chiropractic Care
Here at Southlake Chiropractic 180 Wellness, chiropractic care is about alleviating the cause and not just relieving the symptoms so that you are not bothered by them anymore. Spinal adjustment is the primary treatment method used in chiropractic care. Physical therapy forms the crux of chiropractor services, but it is spinal manipulation that is the primary treatment method. It is scientifically proven that our bodies can be free of most ailments if the spine is in the perfect shape and health. If joints are supple, the body is agile and every part of the body is as fit and healthy as it should be then the body is not prone to most of the common ailments that are known to us.
Chiropractor services consists of diagnosis of specific conditions so that the cause of the problem is determined and not just to ascertain the symptoms.You do not need painkillers or harsh medications to get relief from pain due to vascular, neural or musculoskeletal problems. Beyond pain management, chiropractic care aims to address the specific problem that has caused the symptoms. You may be aware that headaches are merely symptoms. Neck pain may not originate in the neck exactly but in the shoulders. Back pain may originate in the spine and buttock pain may be due to a different spinal problem altogether. That is the major reason why chiropractic care has become so popular in recent times, because it provides surefire pain management.
Chiropractic care is viewed as the most holistic of all prescribed medical approaches for a number of health conditions. Wether its headaches or migraines, or neck and back pain cause by being in one position liike doing a desk job, or even leg pain and foot pain due to an active job, chiropractic care can relieve such symptoms in a holistic manner effectively. Besides, untoward incidents keep happening all the time causing pinched nerves in the back or at the neck, buttock pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel or fibromyalgia among others.
Apart from spinal manipulation, chiropractor services involve different types of massage therapies, including hydrotherapy and acupuncture. Recommendations on lifestyle, exercises and caring for the entire body holistically with the right changes in day-to-day life are also included in chiropractic care.
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Many people from various age groups and lifestyles are endorsing and opting for chiropractic care to get relief from infinite health problems and medical conditions. The domain of chiropractor services is quite diverse and provides holistic pain relief and healthcare for various problems.
In brief, chiropractic care deals with all kinds of musculoskeletal, neural and vascular problems. The focus is more on musculoskeletal conditions but there are several neural and vascular problems which can be managed and cured with the help of chiropractor services.
The most common problems that are addressed through chiropractic care are back pain, neck pain, leg pain, foot pain and buttock pain. It should be noted here that all these problems are predominantly issues with the skeletal structure of the human body with associated problems of cramped muscles, tissue inflammation and conditions of the joints. Pain management is the main objective of chiropractic care. All types of musculoskeletal pain can be very severe, and if left untreated, such type of pain also becomes chronic. Unless managed with proper methods, musculoskeletal pains can persist for a long time. Given the lifestyles that most people have these days, the problems of back pain, neck pain, leg pain and foot pain, as well as buttock pain are very common. Today’s way of living does not allow such problems to subside on its own. With the help of proper chiropractic care, not only is pain management a reality but also a quick and surefire cure from the conditions.
Chiropractor services are also in demand nowadays because of the efficacy of the treatments for headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care can manage and cure all types of headaches including different variants of migraines. There aren’t too many solutions for headaches and associated problems, either over the counter or from a general physician. Chiropractic care can easily attend to the problem and offer much more than immediate pain management.
In addition to pain management and treatments for headaches, there are other medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, sciatica and pinched nerves in the back, neck, arms or legs which can also be cared for with the help of chiropractic services.
Chiropractic care is the most holistic of all medical approaches that anyone can opt for, regardless of age, lifestyle and medical history. It does not cost a fortune and is a convenient remedy to several common health conditions.
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Join us Tuesday, March 5th at 5:15 PM
Symptoms or body signals are our body’s way of telling us that there is a deeper, underlying
problem. A headache, like any symptom, is essentially an alarm bell telling us that we need
to take action. Masking or covering up a symptom may give us temporary relief but it doesn’t
correct the actual problem. In fact it enables us to ignore the real issue as it gets worse over
People struggling with headaches will often turn to medication. Medication, while effective in
offering temporary relief, only masks the symptom and can produce serious side effects.
Possible side effects from medications prescribed for headaches can include the following:
nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, heartburn, constipation, liver damage,
kidney damage, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, dry mouth, tingling/burning sensations,
severe tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, vision problems or even vision loss, muscle
weakness, easy bruising, fluid retention, mood swings, weight gain, elevated blood pressure,
blood sugar problems, insomnia, artery damage, excessive hair growth, osteoporosis, fatigue,
memory problems, muscle twitching, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to sunlight, leg pain, rash,
swelling. Oh and there is one more – HEADACHES.
No, that’s not a typing error. A possible side effect of medication given to stop headaches is
Seems like quite a bit of risk for something that doesn’t correct what’s causing the issue. Isn’t
it time we stopped chasing symptoms and start pursuing health? Join us Tuesday, March 5th
at 5:15 PM as Dr. Wade Parkhill walks us through the latest installment of the Body Signals
workshop series titled “No More Headaches”.
A 180 Wellness Chiropractic Patient Testimonial:
Chiropractic has helped me eliminate neck pain and constant headaches, increase mobility in
my neck and allow me to think about things other than holding my head up! Drs. Parkhill and
Wright understand that my treatment plan would not be a traditional one, as much of my spine
had been fused as an adolescent, but they felt confident that they could help me nonetheless.
And help they have! Living a life without pain is such a wonderful thing. I will be forever grateful
to Dr. Parkhill, Dr. Wright, and everyone at 180 Wellness.
- Laura Wheat
Mayor, Town of Westlake