In the span of two days, a petite 65 year old woman and a 285 pound college lineman had come to our office seeking relief from back pain. Once we evaluated them, it turned out that their issues were both pretty similar, and could both be resolved quickly. The woman had actually been to quite a few providers for relief of her pain, but there was no obvious reason they found as to why she was hurting. That is, until we were able to watch her walk.
Think about it; most of us walk miles a day. It makes perfect sense that if there is even a little bit of imbalance in our biomechanics, the assymetry shifts demand on our spine and some of our muscles, which can lead to cummulative injury (taking thousands of steps per day) or acute injury.
In our family oriented practice, we treat patients of all ages. Children in particular are excellent candidates for chiropractic care because their spines respond so well to the chiropractic adustment. Examining a child’s spine is very important, because running through it is the spinal cord containing billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy from the brain to every part of the body. Think of the different things that can cause changes in a child's spine - the birthing process alone is actually quite traumatic. Then as the child grows and begins to sit, crawl, walk, run, and begin recreational activity in later years, the spine reacts to different biomechanical changes that occur. Getting your child evaluated by our doctors will allow them to be in optimal...
“Some people claim they are ‘too busy’ to attend to something as ‘minor’ as nagging back pain,” says Dr. Todd Staker.
Dr. Ben Schemmel: “Others, in today’s uncertain economic environment, put caring for themselves way down on their ‘To-Do’ list, and we think that is an unfortunate mistake. The old saying, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is absolutely true when we’re talking about the health of the spine.
“That nagging back problem, left untreated, could develop into a long-term, chronic problem. More than 80 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience back pain, and we want to help prevent these symptoms from progressing to spinal degeneration." says Dr. Williams. Read Full Article