An injured spinal disc may be the cause of your back and neck pain. At Decker Chiropractic of Olathe, we dive deeper into the common injuries and treatments of spinal discs.
Our bodies are designed to be healthy and resilient, and research indicates that our daily choices may be crucial in our ability to stay well.
Studies have proven that chronic stress affects your brain and body in various ways and identifying its presence early is a key way to maintain your health.
Your brain and body respond to negative stress whether real or imagined, and chronic stress can have a profound impact on your health.
The thinning discs and bone spurs that may accompany an arthritis diagnosis happen as we age due to gravity, previous injury, and other lifestyle factors.
The permanent changes that surgery makes to your anatomy can cause problems in addition to the trauma and risks that inherently go along with surgery.
Low back pain is the number one source of disability in the world. If you’ve dealt with it, you understand just how much it can alter your daily life.
Researchers and healthcare organizations are growing more concerned about the effects of backpacks on your child’s developing spine.
Whether you’re driving to work or taking a big family vacation, an unexpected car accident can cause painful injuries that may impact you for months and years to come. The weight of your vehicle combined with your speed can create a tremendous amount of force. During an auto accident, that force gets transferred directly to your body! Even “low speed” collisions can create enough force to cause serious injuries.
Whiplash injuries can create damage to these delicate structures and can cause symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, stiffness, shoulder pain, numberless, and tingling / pain into the arms and hands.
If you can walk away after a car accident without any catastrophic injuries, you may consider yourself lucky! Even if you feel ok after exchanging information and speaking with the police, it’s always a good idea to see a Chiropractor following an auto accident. With your adrenaline pumping in the aftermath, your brain may not immediately register the pain signals coming from your body. Often only after you’ve had some time to calm down do you notice you may be struggling with aches and pains.
Whiplash injuries used to be considered “no big deal’, but times have changed. Doctors now know that whiplash can cause lifelong pain and disability if not treated properly.
Most of the time, going to a new doctor isn’t exactly what you would call a good time. You should know that our practice is different. We have a simple process that will help you find relief and see results quickly, without any unnecessary stress.
Postural stress occurs not only because of your anatomy but also because of the decisions you make each day. Believe it or not, many of us spend 2 hours or more per day on our smartphones or tablets.
Posture is described as the position that your body maintains while standing, sitting, or lying down. Most experts would agree that “good” posture reduces the stress on your spine by balancing the load placed upon the muscles and ligaments that support it.
The latest research shows that it may be more important to think about a “balanced” or “dynamic” posture than perfect posture, and we’re also discovering that our ability to change positions and move may be more critical than our static position while standing or sitting.
One of the problems with pain medications is that they only treat the symptoms. In fact, they aren’t doing a thing to resolve the source of your pain. And if you are looking for a long-term solution for pain relief, you need to address the root cause.