An ankle sprain is always inconvenient, and often painful. But not all ankle sprains are equal in their severity. When diagnosing an ankle sprain, your doctor or chiropractor will classify the injury in one of three ways—Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3. Knowing what each classification means can help you understand the nature of your injury and how careful you need to be with it. For your chiropractor, the classification will help to direct the best treatment options.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is a condition where the median nerve that runs from the forearm into the hand becomes compressed. Carpal tunnel can cause significant pain and result in numbness that makes it difficult to use your hand properly.
With approximately 40 percent of people worldwide struggling with allergies, the demand for effective allergy treatments has never been higher. Unfortunately, there is still no magic bullet when it comes to treating allergies. While there are plenty of options out there, few are as effective as we would like them to be—and the ones that are effective often have side effects that can make them undesirable for long-term use.
Taking a walk is one of the most basic things a human can do. Whether you are going from one part of the house to another, to the store or to the mailbox, you know how to walk. What you may not realize is that you are doing something that is fundamental for your health. Walking is one of the single best exercises you can do. That is why you can expect your chiropractor to recommend walking. Improved cardiovascular health, better mood, weight loss—walking does so much for you. If it was a pill, everyone would be taking it.
As you move into your senior years, you expect a certain amount of discomfort and loss of mobility. Aging is always hard on the body. But it is important to understand that there are things you can do to feel better—much better than if you do nothing and just let time take its course. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and chiropractic care can all make your senior years more active and more enjoyable than you may realize.
College is often one of the most exciting times in a person’s life—but with all that excitement comes a surprising amount of physical stress. Sitting all day in classes, hunching over textbooks and laptops, even relaxing by watching videos on your phone or texting friends, all of these put strain on the spine that you may not be aware of. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the stress, relax the muscles and align the spine for optimal health, making it an ideal health solution for your college lifestyle.