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Headaches?  How do I know what is causing my headaches?

When analyzing what may be causing your headaches there are several factors Wellness Solutions Chiropractic takes into account.  For example: Are your headaches a certain time of the year?  What other health issues to you have that may be contributing to your headaches?  Are you allergic to certain foods?  There is usually some trigger for a headache.  Sometimes the Headaches can just come on unexpectedly and last for several day’s even weeks.

Other health factors that can contribute to headaches include and are not limited to the following:

  • Blood Pressure issues (low and High)
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Vision problems
  • Trauma (Concussions from accidents, sports etc.)
  • More serious concerns can be strokes, tumors and others

It is very important to make sure you understand what maybe causing your headaches. Headaches can be debilitating and can even cause someone to miss work.  At Wellness Solutions Chiropractic we look at all the different cause of headaches and make the best recommendation to help.  Wellness Solutions Chiropractic has been helping people get rid and or manage their headaches without intervention for many years.

Isn’t it time you started feeling better?  What would you do if you did not have a headache?  Explore the number one alternative healthcare and see how Chiropractic can help you become Amazing, Inspiring, and Unstoppable pain FREE.  Call Today. 214-862-5581

 

Chiropractic Treatment Options

The Doctors at Wellness Solutions Chiropractic are dedicated to understanding your health care needs and so they will spend their time with you on the first visit going over health care needs, concerns and while assessing your medical history and current state of health. From there, a tailor-made, patient-specific treatment plan is created to help with your immediate aches and pains while also working to rehab your body to correct the misalignments in your spine. Wellness Solutions Chiropractic offers a wide array of natural alternatives health including:

  • Chiropractic Care techniques used: Activator, Impulse, Thompson drop table, diversified, Activator for TMJ and more.
  • Triton Spinal Decompression for herniated, bulging disc, sciatica and more
  • Physiotherapy: Inter-segmental traction, Ultrasound, Interferential, hot and cold therapy, cold laser and more...
  • Therapeutic Massage: Hot stone, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Lymphatic and Pregnancy Massage and more...
  • Exercise Rehabilitation utilizing bands, wobble boards, foam rollers, Total back rehab and more
  • Nutritional Detoxification, Hair analysis for proper nutrition, Standard Process and Mediherb along with other well know nutritional supplements.
  • Orthopedic Support including Rock Tape, and foot orthotics
  • Cyro Derm and Biofreeze for pain relief as well as the popular Formula 303

First Visit to Wellness Solutions Chiropractic

The initial visit is a time for the Doctors to perform a very thorough and comprehensive evaluation of your health care needs.

Paperwork/Health History

Some of our paperwork is on our website. If you have the opportunity to print it and have it ready before you arrive this allows your first visit to go faster. Our paperwork is detailed and very specific to enable the Doctors to full understand your health care concerns.

Consultation - Always FREE

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. If after the consultation is complete if you would like to move forward to the examination and any necessary x-rays the Doctors will happy to move forward.

Chiropractic Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition some of which you answered in the detailed paper work you filled out. The Doctors will perform a series of specialized tests to determine which muscles and tissues are affected and to what extent and how best to proceed with care. A spinal examination will also be done to locate and detect any misalignment and malfunction.

Why X-rays?

Taking an X-ray Image
We take all x-rays weight bearing (standing) to provide us with the best possible bio mechanical evaluation (Structurally how do you look? and what do you look like on the inside?). “If your spine where on your face would you take better care of it” Xray’s provide a blue print for your pain or lack of pain by

  • Provide a structural record of your spine
  • Locate fractures or other signs of trauma
  • Identify evidence of long term spinal degeneration
  • Confirm other examination findings

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or to assist in developing the most effective treatment plan.

Home Instructions

All patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home over the next few weeks. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Your next appointment will be within 1-2 of your initial appointment. Your second visit will take about 1 hour and you will be provided with a complete review of findings as well as a personalized treatment plan for your health care needs. Treatment options as far as cost, time and length of each visit will all be discussed on this visit.

Your Second Visit to Wellness Solutions Chiropractic

After we study your health history and correlate our examination findings, we’ll make recommendations designed to help you get and keep your health. The Report of Findings allows us to show you and explain what we found and how we may be able to help you.

We answer the big questions:

  • What is wrong with me?
  • Can you fix it?
  • How long will it take?
  • How much will it cost?

All the questions are answered before you begin care. You are in charge of your health care and we want to give you all the information so you can make the best decision possible.

Regular Visits

The first and second visits are designed to discover what is wrong, what are the all the factors that are causing your problems and how can we fix them. Education is vital tool we use to help you understand how everything works together and a small problem can have huge effects. Regular visits will require about 30 minutes of your time. If you have a re-exam scheduled or a massage please allow an additional 15 minutes to an hour.

Avoid relapse with regular visits.

Each visit works off the one before. It is like working out the more you do in the beginning you better results you get. We know that schedules are sometimes hard to keep but a missed visit can cause you to lose the momentum necessary to make the needed changes.

 

What Knee Pain can tell us!

Knee pain can come from a variety of stresses on the body.  Everything in body in connected.  The old song “The ankle bone connected to the leg bone, the leg bones connected to the knee bone etc.” is a great lyrical illustration of how everything works together. When you pain somewhere in your body you will tend to compensate for the pain by shifting your weight to the opposite side of the pain.

Top reasons for knee pain include:

  • Injuries
  • Mechanical Problems
  • Arthritis
  • And other problems...

Mayo clinic states that Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/knee-pain/DS00555/DSECTION=causes

Other problems include:

  • Weight
  • Improper exercise techniques

Mechanical issues of the knee is what chiropractors specialize in. Chiropractors work with the structure of the skeletal system to make sure the body is working as a unit and not as individual parts.  When you start to feel knee pain you need to examine the whole body and really look at the feet, the hips and the lower back.  These are the areas that have the biggest impact on the knees immediately.

Treatment for knee pain can be a simple adjustment or can entail a little more detailed plan.  Wellness Solutions Chiropractic incorporates Theraputic exercise, Neuro-muscular re-education, sports taping in addition to chiropractic adjustments and more.  Wellness Solutions Chiropractic takes a whole body approach to health care.  We do not just want to treat the area of pain we want to find out what is causing the pain and treat the underlying cause.

Call today to see how Wellness Solutions Chiropractic can help you with your knee pain.

 

Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques

Activator Method

The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy.  Activator Methods has published hundreds of clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, worked with major academic research institutions, and received grants from recognized entities like the National Institutes of Health.

Diversified

A method of adjusting the spine with the hands utilizing a gentle but specific force to realign the spine pelvis or extremities. Diversified is the most common form of adjusting. Usually a "pop" or cavitation is heard as when you "crack" your knuckles.

Impulse / Activator

An instrument used to gently realign the spine, pelvis or extremities. Instrument adjusting is mostly utilized on small children or the elderly. Cavitation ("Popping" or "cracking") is not part of the adjustment.

Thompson

A method of adjusting the spine that utilizes a "drop" table to assist in the realignment of the spine or pelvis. Cavitation ("Popping" or "cracking") is generally not part of the adjustment.

...and whatever other one is appropriate for your body

 

What is Plantar Fasciitis and do I have it?

My foot hurts what is the problem?  How come the bottom of foot hurts when I walk on it?

In order to best answer these questions we must first understand the basics terminology.

Anything that ends in “itis” indicates some kind of inflammation in the body.

Plantar means foot

Fascia means connective tissue that surrounds a muscle group, nerves, blood vessels etc. and can bind these groups together creating a moveable group that can move your finger, toes or other parts as one.

Plantar fasciitis is a very painful inflammatory condition that effects the bottom of the foot. Because the feet carry the weight of our bodies they can get stressed and tweak especially if we are favoring one foot of the other. By shifting your weight more to one side we create stresses in other parts of our body.  We shift our weight by compensating due to pain.  For the feet this pain can originate in knee issues, hip issues or lower back issues in addition to foot pain as well as other places. Wellness Solutions Chiropractic looks at all these issues and determines the best treatment for your foot pain. We will do a complete exam including X-rays if necessary to determine if there are any underlying causes to your foot pain.

Dr. Amy Wood has personally had plantar fasciitis and was even on crutches for a short time due to the pain.  Dr. Amy Wood discovered that by using rock tape, ultrasound and a few other techniques her plantar fasciitis was gone in a few weeks.  Wellness Solutions Chiropractic has been treating patients with this debilitating condition and getting great results for many years.

Causes of plantar fasciitis:

  • Running
  • Falling arches
  • Weight gain
  • Tight muscles especially Achilles tendon
  • Not wearing the proper shoes
  • Heal spurs can be a leading cause as well

It is time you called to see how Wellness Solutions Chiropractic can help you walk pain free.

 

Physical Therapy

Neuromuscular Re-education

Improves balance posture and coordination. Very important in stabilizing the spine and pelvis.

Therapeutic Exercises

Any exercise designed to stretch/strengthen the spine or pelvis

Balance Balls, Wobble Boards

(see neuromuscular re=education)

Theraband Restrengthening

Complete strengthening and rehabilitation of the injured areas

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