If you suffer regularly from vertigo or general dizziness then you will understand how distressing and uncomfortable it can be.
Constant movement, nausea, possibly fainting, and a feeling of never being still, combined with the possibility of falls and bumping into things can plague your life, and if you don’t know what it is causing it, this can add worry to the situation too.
There are many possible causes for dizziness, and you may be prescribed medications to help minimise the effects, however as with any drug for any condition, these could come with attached side effects, which could make life unpleasant in other ways too.
Luckily help is at hand, without side effects.
Some types of injuries can cause chronic ongoing pain. Knee injuries have long been known for their ability to not only cause significant pain, but also leave the sufferer with a life-long issue of discomfort at certain times afterwards.
If you have ever had a knee injury then you will know that sickly feeling at the time of it happening, and the pain that comes afterwards; if you’re a professional athlete and you have had a knee injury, then you will understand the fear that it could potentially end your career.
The bottom line is that our knees bear an awful lot of our weight, and either through an accident or simple wear and tear, injuries happen. One of the most common is a meniscus tear, which is a tear to the part of the knee which cushions the joint, causing pain and discomfort.
If you’ve ever tipped over on your ankle then you will understand the pain of an ankle sprain. Most people don’t bother doing anything about it, other than resting up and taking painkillers, because they believe it’s nothing to worry about and it will clear up on its own in a few days.
Well, yes, it probably will but did you know that if you don’t get treatment or administer a little treatment yourself, then you could be putting yourself at risk of re-sprain in the future, or even weakness and problems with your gait?
All this from a simple ankle sprain!
Shoulder pain, as well as pain radiating down the arm, is one of the most common problems treated by chiropractors today. Chronic pain caused by injury or wear and tear in the shoulder can be distressing and worrying for those affected by it.
If you’re one of the many people who regularly suffer from symptoms such as frozen shoulder, pain radiating down the arms, neck ache, problems sleeping due to pain, crunching, popping, or tingling down the arm, then you will be all too aware of how it can severely affect your day to day life.
When injuries get in the way of your sporting best, it can be frustrating to say the least.
Nobody is immune to suffering a sporting setback, whether it’s a freak injury, a build-up of wear and tear over time, or simply something you’re predisposed to, but for those who want to beat their personal best, avoiding such injuries is key.
If you’re a sporting enthusiast, or even a professional or semi-professional sports person, you will know how important it is to stay in top health, and how many different facets of your life can work together in order to avoid or minimise a sporting injury.
Life has a habit of kicking us where it hurts, and when it comes to chronic pain or generalised niggles, it can feel like toothache of the worst kind in a totally different place!
There are many different treatment routes to go down for such pain, but if you don’t get to find out what it is exactly that is causing it, how can you know you’re not just masking it, and that it won’t just flare up again in the future?
This is where chiropractic comes in very useful indeed.
What is a slipped disc?
It’s important to start off by properly identifying what a disc is. Basically, it’s what cushions the 26 bones of the spinal column, a shock absorber so there’s no friction between bones.
A disc is made of two parts – the soft, gelatinous interior and a hard outer ring. When a person sustains an injury, the inner portion can protrude through the outer ring. This is a slipped disc.
Office work may not seem too physically demanding – you’re seated most of the time, working in front of the computer, reading documents, writing down your ideas, taking calls and even snacking every now and then.
Still, at the end of a long work day, you find yourself aching and the pain often originates from your neck, all the way to your lower back. You try to relieve it by doing neck rotations or massaging the affected areas but the relief is only temporary.
Back pain can be caused by a variety of things. Most of the time they’re the result of injuries but they can also develop due to certain disorders such as spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis is a disorder wherein spaces in the spine become narrow in three areas – the canal in centre of the spinal column, the canals at the base of the spinal cord, and the openings between the bones of the spine.
This places pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. The pressure then creates low back pain or numbness that may extend down the back of the legs, though in some cases, the pain or numbness radiates upward, reaching all the way to the shoulders which can be intensely uncomfortable and lead to mobility problems.
The philosophy surrounding chiropractic considers the holistic nature of human beings and their relationship with the environment.
It is a combination of critical thinking, open-mindedness and recognition of the natural order of things.
While the chiropractic perspective on health and disease shares much with modern medicine, it operates in a unique philosophy and differences exist which are often misunderstood, especially by those who are uninformed of its techniques and have not experienced its benefits.