Apr 16, 2017

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Things One Needs To Know About Lower Back Pain

Our spine or often known as the back is a complex combined mix structure of bones, nerves, spinal muscles, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons and the vertebrae. Lower back pain is caused by a variety of problems in any of the structures mentioned and not by a single event. Lower back pain is becoming a common problem and ailment nowadays just likes fever, flu or cold. We are living in a fast pace world which tends us to ignore our health and body fitness or the different signs are the body is giving which demands attention. The spine or the lumbar region is often known as Lower back is an essential and most important part of the body as it combines the upper body with the lower body as also carries most of the body weight. A stronger core and lower back is the key to a happy and healthy body and life.

Most of the people of the world population suffer from lower back pain at one or the other point of time in their lives. Seeing its gaining momentum many institutes have started researches and experiments to diagnose the cause and treatment of the problem. Back solutions clinic is the most effective and accurate ones till date in terms of the results and treatments. The person who is suffering from Lower back pain needs to keep and observe a few things in mind and they are:

  • Did they wake up with the back pain?
  • How to get it treated permanently
  • And moreover is it only you who is suffering or did it happen because of some normal daily activity performed by you.

The various studies conducted shows that the lower back pain does not come with by sudden trauma or doing household work or lifting heavy objects of house and work. It requires allotting of activities to cause lower back pain. And secondly, it is believed that a majority of back pain heals by combining two to three techniques like muscle and a joint exercise with releasing stress and emotional behavior. Basically physical and mental well-being goes side by side. Making back weak muscle stronger help in the faster healing of lower back pain. Thirdly, various research work shows that a self-care and help techniques are the best way to treat back pain as we are the one who knows our body well more than anyone else. The few treatment methods are:

  • Massages – Various body, nerves, joints and muscle relaxing massages are being performed by experts to reduce inflammation from the area and ease and open the nerves and muscles by increasing blood circulation, thus resulting in lower back pain relief.
  • Heat and Ice Therapy – Heat therapy increases the flow of blood in the area, thus releasing essential nutrients and removes waste toxins from the body. Whereas the ice therapy reduces inflammation and swelling and numbs the area, thus providing instant back pain relief.
  • Exercises – Nowadays many new technology equipment and exercises are being introduced in the market. A set of stretching and core strengthening exercises are being recommended as stretching helps in making the muscle and nerves flexible and core strengthening helps in making the core area muscle strong which is very useful as a stronger core is important for healthy body and life.
  • Controlled weight with a balanced diet.
  • Medications, etc.

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Apr 11, 2017

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The Management of Toe Walking

A number of children when they are learning to walk, walk on their ball of the foot. This is really normal and often is of no importance. By the age of three, they should be walking easily with the whole foot flat on the ground. Nonetheless a tiny number don’t and persist with theToe Walk. These need to be investigated further as there are a number of treatable problems that might be causing the problem.

There are various causes of toe walking with approximately 10% getting classed as idiopathic, which means that the cause is not known. Certain neurological disorders for example cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy that can cause the calf muscle to be tight can cause the toe walking. Musculoskeletal conditions such as club feet that is a deformity or severs disease that causes heel pain or just very tight calf muscles may also result in toe walking. There is also a group of kids who are able to get their heels to the ground, but merely would rather walk on their toes. This later one could be associated with behavioural conditions or linked to disorders like the autism spectrum disorders or developmental delay. After all these kinds of possible underpinning disorders are ruled out, the diagnosis of idiopathic toe walking can be made in those who continue to walk on the toes.

The the management of toe walking is aimed at the root condition that is underlying it. In cases in which idiopathic toe walking has been identified, there are a variety of options such a behavioural treatments, calf muscle stretching, vibration therapies, plaster casting as well as Botox injections. If all that does not work out, a surgical lengthening of the Achilles tendon can be done. Many cases do usually come right over time, so moderate cases could just be monitored to let it resolve or later make the diagnosis of a disorder that is underlying the toe walking. All cases need to be taken seriously and further looked into.




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Apr 4, 2017

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Why Growing Pains Occurs on Children

A lot of kids get pains and aches as they are growing and quite often they are easily classed growing pains when they may not be or they may be something really serious. Simply because a growing child has symptoms while growing does not mean that they are can be a ‘growing pain’.

The actual syndrome of “growing pains ” typically occurs around the ages of 4 to 5, but could occur up to age of around 12. It usually occurs behind the knee and is generally relieved by gentle massage. The symptoms only happen during the night and do not occur in the daytime. If the discomfort happen during the day, then it's not really growing pains. The disorder is normally self-limiting and treatment is not necessarily needed. It can happens to as much as 15-30% of children, so is very common.

Whilst the problem of a typical growing pains is benign, there are many different sometimes serious but uncommon conditions for example infections and bone cancers that can have very similar signs and symptoms, so that is the reason why every case really need to be considered seriously and meticulously investigated. There are occasionally horror reports in the news media of kids who had pains overlooked as growing pains, and then have one of these uncommon problems with serious consequences.

When the symptoms are leading to distress and problems with sleeping then some treatment solutions are recommended. A lot of the treatment is directed at not neglecting the symptoms as just ‘growing pains’ and taking it seriously. The child and parents should understand the self-limiting character of the symptoms. Generally just rubbing the painful area and sending the child back to bed is useful. A hot pack could also be put on the region to persuade the child back to bed and sleep. Stretches of the calf muscles before going to sleep can sometimes help. NSAID’s or anti-inflammatory medicines could be used at bedtime if the pains are waking the kid from sleep.




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Apr 2, 2017

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What is This Thing Called Wellness?

What is wellness? You hear everyone from medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist and even personal trainers talk about wellness. The definition of wellness is; an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases. While most of our health care system seems to be worried about treating the already diseased individual there has been a push for years to work on preventing such diseases. This is were wellness comes into play. It seems like a crazy question but I get weird looks when I start to talk to people about wellness. Everyone wants to feel good and everyone definitely function much better when they do.

So the question becomes why not continue to have that positive feeling and stay ahead of disease rather than let ourselves fall into the disease traps and fight trying to get back. While there are some instances that you can’t control becoming sick, there are major disease that cost a lot of money yearly that can be prevented. Type 2 diabetes, obesity, some heart diseases and even some cancers can be prevented by taking a wellness approach to your health. Now this does mean you have to work to keep yourself healthy but the outcome means less time being sick, less money spent on being sick and more time and money to enjoy life.   Find out more about wellness at your local Chandler chiropractic clinic.

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Mar 30, 2017

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Dealing with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The dysfunction and function of the mid-foot ( arch ) of the foot is essential to normal walking gait and biomechanics. The stability of the mid-foot ( arch ) of the feet are looked after by a number of things, for example the alignment of the bones, the ligaments, the muscles and the plantar fascia. One of several crucial muscles in the functional support of the arch of the feet are the posterior tibial muscle. This is a powerful muscle that is in the leg. The tendon of this muscle passes around the inside of the ankle joint and inserts underneath the bones that comprise the mid-part of the arch of the foot, so this particular muscle is so essential for stabilizing the mid-foot ( arch ). In many people, the  posterior tibial muscle seems to lose it capacity to stabilize the feet, causing a condition known as  Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction or alternatively adult acquired flat foot.

This condition typically commences with a mild ache in the midfoot or medial side of the ankle joint and the arch of the feet gradually flattens and the ankle joint rolls inwards (pronates). This is all because of the muscle not being able to do its job effectively. If treatment is not implemented, then the pain and deformity gets worse. In its end stages it usually is quite debilitating and painful. It eventually has a substantial effect on quality of life and also the ability to walk. It is extremely fatiguing because so much energy is required to walk with this condition.

Since the long term outcomes of this disorder can be so debilitating, it is very important that it is detected as quickly as possible and therapy begun. The lengthier the delay the more difficult it is to manage. During the early phases, the only real adequate treatment usually are quite firm or rigid foot supports. They must be rigid as the forces which are flattening the arch are so great that they must be countered. A softer orthotic will do nothing. A high top hiking or basketball like shoe or boot is also helpful at stabilising the ankle joint. If this is not satisfactory then more complex ankle braces could be the next step. If this fails or the treatment is started far too late, then surgery is usually the only suitable treatment at this late stage.


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Mar 29, 2017

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Why Most Thyroid Treatment Doesn’t Work

My wife’s younger sister was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  That makes it pretty much a clean sweep of thyroid issues in her family except for her.  Her mother, father, sister, and both grandparents on her mother’s side all have hypothyroidism.  I’d like to mention that I believe that hypothyroidism is one of the most mismanaged diseases out there.  Every single person in her family was given the exact same treatment even though they were all seem by different doctors and the treatment does nothing to fix the issue.

People are diagnosed with hypothyroidism with a simple blood test looking only at the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone).  This is not even a thyroid hormone.  It’s a pituitary hormone that tell the thyroid what to do.  So people are put on a thyroid hormone which causes a feedback to the pituitary and causes it to produce less TSH.  So what can happen is the medication can cause the TSH to lower and look ideal, however, hypothyroid symptoms usually continue because it’s not addressing the issue.  The number 1 cause of hypothyroidism in America (by far) is an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s.  This is rarely tested for in the medical community because the treatment doesn’t change for them.  However, research has shown that people with this condition are able to regulate their thyroid condition much better on a gluten free diet.  I learned this a long time ago from my Chandler chiropractor and my wife has been eating gluten free for years and so far is the only person in her family without a thyroid problem.  To learn more, ask my chiropractor at ApexMedicalAZ.

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