October 2, 2018

What should you know about seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy? 

The following infographic comes from our friend Jenny Silverstone at Mom Loves Best, a research driven parenting blog that reaches over 1 million views per month. Head over to their website for tons of information about parenting, pregnancy, baby care, and more! 
 

https://momlovesbest.com/chiropractic-during-pregnancy

I personally have had the opportunity to treat many mothers throughout multiple pregnancies to keep them feeling their best throughout pregnancy. If you are considering chiropractic care during pregnancy, give me a call. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Trevor Williams D.C.

(919) 460-1515

June 15, 2018

New research has just come out of the British Journal of Sports Medicine that has reviewed tons of literature to reveal the following: That for injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones, properly directed exercise can really accelerate the healing process.

In sports medicine, it is always our goal as clinicians to help people return to activity at full capacity as quickly and safely as possible. Whether you are just casually exercising to stay healthy or a professional in the middle of a season that needs to return, the research remains the same. We have been using therapies such as Active Release Technique and Rehabilitation exercises with our patients for as long as we have been in practice because we have consistently seen how they can help our patients heal f...

March 6, 2018

There are many types of headaches, but research has shown that Women suffer from headaches originating from the neck 4x more than Men. I am writing this blog post because I have seen this so often in my practice: Females, anywhere from early 20s to around menopause and slightly after, that suffer from headaches more than 3 times per month. Yes, many women report headaches patterned after their cycle, which can definitely be a factor, but often times that is not the only reason why the headaches are coming. The term cervicogenic headaches, meaning headaches that originate from the neck, are often found to be part of the issue. If your headache feels like it gives you pressure around or behind the eyes, in the forehead, or top of the scalp and base of the skull, it may be...

February 27, 2018

Ouch! Have pain in the bottom of your foot or at your heel? It could be Plantar Fasciitis. This condition can range from discomfort in the first few steps on waking to debilitating, intense pain that never seems to go away. What happens is the tissue on the bottom of the foot, called the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed throughout and at the site where it connects to the bone, creating very intense pain. Many people try home treatment with stretches, wraps, braces, or ice baths and it still persists. And the worst part is, it is keeping you from exercising and walking without pain!

But with the specific soft tissue treatment called Active Release Technique we do at our office, we get great results. It consists of us breaking scar tissue and adhesions in the foot, calf, an...

June 26, 2017

 If you have ever had sciatic nerve pain, you know it hurts! Sciatica starts in the lower back or buttock, radiates down one or both legs and can travel down the back of the thigh, and in many cases down the calf and to the foot. The pain can be dull and achey in nature, but is often described as sharp, shooting, electric like pain that can be movement dependent. Often times, the pain increases during walking or sitting, and for some may be relieved by lying down. Other people may find that it is hard to be comfortable in any position when it is really acute.

How does this happen?

The sciatic nerve can become inflamed by a couple of culprits. Many times that culprit is the L5/S1 disc, or the last disc in the spine right at the base of the lower back. This is...

Many people can reflect back on certain foods and think to themselves "Whenever I eat ___________, I notice I feel bloated and groggy." The truth is, food allergies, or more specifically food sensitivities, are very common and can create many different types of symptoms.

First, what is a food allergy? A food allergy is an abnormal response of your immune system to a food trigger.

In short, your body's cells recognize different foods by a marker on the microscopic surface of foods- known as an antigen. In some instances, the body reacts by starting inflammatory pathways and an immune response once the body recognizes a specific antigen. This can accumulate over time, and can lead to real symptoms.

The Two Types of Immune Response Most Common In Food Allergies- IgE vs. IgG r...

Chiropractic care offers exactly that. For acute pain, or overuse type injuries without a specific cause, we can identify the source of the pain with our examination, determine what structures are related, and correct the mechanical faults that are creating the discomfort. All while using conservative treatment techniques that carry very low risks of side effects, which even still are minimal.

SAFE:

Chiropractic care has better outcomes in regards to lower back injuries than opiod prescription, and back surgery. Of course chiropractic care is a non invasive treatment that relies on restoring normal motion to the joints of the spine and relieving muscle tension in associated areas to correct the problem and relieve irritation from the nerves. Check out this graphic below ab...

June 28, 2016

Below is an excerpt from the publication Health & Healing, which Dr. Williams was featured in for the April Issue.

Do chiropractors really care about the type of food you eat—your regular diet?

At Staker Chiropractic Center in Cary, the answer to that question is an emphatic “yes!”

In fact, notes, Dr. Trevor Williams, “We offer our patients an allergen test for all the food groups, based on a bloodwork sample that we send off to the lab to identify antigens in many different types of foods that may be creating an inflammatory response.

“When our patients make adjustments in their diet based on this testing, by sharply curbing foods that create inflammation, they feel better and have more energy. Often, they will also experience weight loss when their body is getting the type...

April 29, 2016

Have you ever woken up and felt that you were afraid to get out of bed, because you just didn't want to fight that soreness and stiffness in your body? Morning muscle aches and stiffness can be a bit of a hurdle to getting your day going.

 

Next post we will be talking about some stretches that are gentle, safe and effective to do in the morning. But before we get there, give your sleeping position some thought! If you are sleeping on your stomach for most of the night, you are placing an excessive amount of strain on both your lower back and your neck. Ideal sleeping positions are on your back with a pillor or support beneath your knees to prevent lower back loading, or on your side with neutral spine support for the neck and lower back. It is difficult to chang...

Due to overwhelming occurrence of chronic inflammation and disease, we are offering a Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Test. It is designed to identify and eliminate the source that triggers inflammation in our bodies. We are using Pacific Biotesting Services for our testing center. The key test panels that they use are based on a highly respected technique called IgG and IgA Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay(ELISA), which can identify 96 trigger foods that may cause the sensitivity and intolerance.

 

IgA represents a primary reaction with half-life of 5-6 days, compared to a delayed IgG reaction with a half-life of about 20-24 days. The assessment offers a comprehensive insight of the patient’s immune profile. The IgG seems to help us with many patients that are suffering...

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