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» Where Would You be Without A Herniated Disc or Sciatica
» Exciting New Modality Brings Rapid and Lasting Neck Pain Relief - Active Therapy
» Top Three Car Accident Whiplash Symptoms in Austin, Texas
» Chiropractic Care Is an Effective Alternative to Medicine
» Are Arthritis Sufferers Hesitating to Pursue Relief?
» Are Non-Chemical Methods Better for Treating Cancer Fatigue?

Where Would You be Without A Herniated Disc or Sciatica

The most common cause of sciatica is an acute lumbar (low back) herniated disc.  Just this past year quite often people would come to my office having suffered with a new acute injury to the lower back that was causing severe acute sciatica (radiating leg pain). Herniated 20Discs 20Cause 20Low 20Back 20Pain 20  20Sciatica 202 20Google 20 The big trouble was they were leaving on a huge trip like a honeymoon, Caribbean cruise, and 10 day trip to Paris  in 1-2 weeks. Desperate to go on their trips they need to get out of pain before they could travel.
The three best sciatica and herniated disc pain treatments at Carlson Chiropractic - Austin are: 1) Spinal decompression treatment, 2) Chiropractic adjustments, and 3) Low level laser treatment. Massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments are also very effective low back and sciatic nerve pain relief.  Veronica Moreno, LMT is an independent contractor who works out of Carlson Chiropractic to help meet your massage therapy needs.


For the past 6 years of giving spinal decompression treatment for lumbar herniated disc our referral rate for surgery has had a sharp decline. If you suffer with a chronic or an acute herniated disc don't delay treatment. Early detection and treatment often leads to a better correction. If we could help you, your family, or friends give us a call 512-447-9093 today.

Author: John D. Carlson, D.C.
Source: http://www.carlsonchiro.com
Copyright: John D. Carlson, D.C 2015


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Exciting New Modality Brings Rapid and Lasting Neck Pain Relief - Active Therapy

Neck pain has many different causes. In most cases, neck pain is not caused by a life threatening condition but rather due to musculoskeletal disorders that respond well to conservative treatments. Chiropractic has been effectively Neck 20Pain 20one 20of 20the 20most 20prevelant 20reasons 20people 20seek 20treatment 20133200giving patients neck pain relief for over 100 years.  One new modality to help patients with a specific condition that can cause neck pain is Active Therapeutic Motion. This relatively new treatment helps patients who have neck pain particularly during certain movements and is called a movement disorder.
Movement disorders, of this magnitude, typically have a specific event and an acute onset of neck pain that can become excruciating when moving the neck in one direction like right rotation. The onset of pain may occur insidiously or from a trauma.  Movement disorders occur when the brain and spinal cord loses timing with the muscles around a joint. When the brain and spinal cord fail to stimulate muscle contraction just milliseconds prior to loading on a joint. When that condition occurs the joints in the neck experience shearing pressure on the joint and the patient experiences mild to excruciating pain. 
Active Therapeutic Motion help the brain and spinal regain proper timing of muscle contractions prior to movement removing the shearing pressure on the joint. Failure to remedy the movement disorder can cause excessive pressure to be placed on the intervertebral disc resulting in acute cervical herniated discs. With Active Therapeutic Motion  rarely do I see a patient who needs more than 4-6 visits. With quick neck pain relief with Active Therapeutic Motion helps defray expensive medical cost, unnecessary doctor visits, and unnecessary medication. Active Therapeutic Motion can also expedite the return to normal life following a severe bout of neck pain. The major negative for Active Therapeutic Motion is that it works only on movement disorders. Therefore, if your neck pain is not due to a movement disorder this modality will not help you.  
Below I am including a link to one of my YouTube videos about Active Therapeutic Motion. This video is a video chiropractic review by a woman who had severe neck pain after her daily workout.  Take a moment to watch the video and hear her story about rapid relief of severe neck pain.

Severe Neck Pain is Relieved by South Austin Chiropractor and Active Therapeutic Motion
Since this therapy is widely unknown to many patient and even doctors, help me tell others by liking us on Face Book and sharing it on your social media to help others struggling to find neck pain relief due to movement disorders. If feel you need  or would like to try this treatment call us today at 512-447-9093. You can learn more about neck pain visit htttp://www.carlsonchiro.com .
 

Author: John D. Carlson, D.C.
Source: http://www.carlsonchiro.com
Copyright: John D. Carlson, D.C 2015


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Top Three Car Accident Whiplash Symptoms in Austin, Texas



Austin is experiencing rapid population growth as many people are migrating to Austin for various different reasons. Austin's population has grown so much Headaches 20Occur 20in 2080  20of 20Whiplash 20Injuries 1so quickly while our road systems have lagged well behind population growth.  Along with increased traffic density comes increased car accident and whiplash injuries. 


The top three car accident whiplash symptoms are: neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. Does this sound like you? Failure to get treatment often leads to ongoing recurrent symptoms until the underlying damaged tissues causing neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain is resolved.  Either under treatment or no treatment often leads to bone spurs, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis in your neck. 

If you have  been injured in a car accident get a chiropractic examination, find the cause of your neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain, and the get a customized treatment plan designed to restore the damaged tissue today.

Call today and get your examination scheduled. 512-447-9093


Author: John D. Carlson, D.C.
Source: http://www.carlsonchiro.com
Copyright: John D. Carlson, D.C 2015


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Chiropractic Care Is an Effective Alternative to Medicine

When a person suffers from back pain, one of their first instincts may be to treat the issue with medication. While this can help in some cases, it rarely has the type of long-term effect that users would hope for. Add to this the fact that both over-the-counter and prescription medicines can cause bothersome side-effects, and it is easy to see why sufferers of back pain are seeking other options. A study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases looked to measure the effect of drugs on spinal pain. Namely, the research was geared toward determining whether NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) had any substantial impact on spinal pain. Not only were these drugs proven to be less-than-effective, they were found to increase a user’s risk of gastrointestinal disorders substantially. Since back pain is a very common type of disability, sufferers around the world have sought alternative ways to treat their condition. Chiropractic services are a non-invasive and non-chemical alternative option which people can use to treat their pain. In fact, millions of people visit chiropractors every year to pursue long-term solutions for their back pain. This can help a person get relief for their pain without subjecting themselves to, in certain cases, devastating side effects.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases Online; Feb. 2, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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Are Arthritis Sufferers Hesitating to Pursue Relief?

Arthritis is a serious and frustrating condition that affects tens of millions. This type of ailment can make a person’s daily routine much more difficult than it should be. Those afflicted with arthritis may have trouble lifting things, and they may even be inhibited from being mobile without facing serious pain. According to the CDC, more than 54 million adults in the US suffer from arthritis. The total number of afflicted individuals has increased by about 20 percent over the past 15 years. Not only is the condition's widespread prevalence concerning to the medical industry, but the lack of attention given to arthritis' status as a serious disability is also alarming.  One of the main reasons that people may be holding off on pursuing solutions for this condition is that the way to handle it can sometimes result in more pain in the short-term. A healthy amount of physical activity has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain. However, since exercise can be painful for someone who is already suffering from arthritis, some people avoid it altogether.  Though movement can be difficult for a person with this type of disability, it can be used to help ease the severity of the issue. The growing number of sufferers indicates that people are holding off on pursuing relief, though doing so could benefit them in the long-term.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: CDC, online March 7, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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Are Non-Chemical Methods Better for Treating Cancer Fatigue?
Cancer patients deal with a number of symptoms as a result of their condition, one of which is fatigue. This type of issue can be debilitating and frustrating, which causes many people to seek out treatments. While medication is one of the first options most people consider, a study by The JAMA Network suggest other methods may be more effective. During a study involving over 11,500 cancer patients, the effects of drugs and exercise/psychotherapy were observed. In some cases, patients were given both. The results showed a 9 percent reduction in fatigue for those who used medication and a 26-30 percent reduction for those who exercised or received psychotherapy.   While the exact reasons that these methods seem to be more effective than drugs is not completely clear, experts do suggest that sufferers of cancer fatigue try these methods before opting for pharmaceutical solutions. While some types of exhaustion can be treated simply by getting more sleep, cancer fatigue is different. The study seemed to indicate that factors like the type of cancer had little effect on the results. The same can be said of the age and gender of the patients. While it has long been known that exercise and psychotherapy were effective in treating cancer fatigue, this study (which examined data from over 100 previous studies) indicates these methods may indeed be superior than medicinal options.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Oncology, online March 2, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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