Chiropractic: A Brief History of Its Origin

chiropractic historyThe history of chiropractic dates all the way back to 1895 when Daniel David (DD) Palmer, founder of chiropractic, did his first spinal adjustment on a janitor – restoring his hearing in the process. Palmer moved from what is now Ontario, Canada to the United States in 1865 and started practicing magnetic healing and other natural health practices in Davenport, Iowa in 1880. His interest in a more organic, less invasive approach to healing opened the door for the natural, whole body wellness that chiropractic provides.

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How Chiropractic Helps A Functional Short Leg

chiropractic functional short legFunctional short leg is a fairly common condition that typically occurs due to inflexibility or muscle weakness at the pelvis, ankle, and foot complex. Runners sometimes experience the condition when running over certain surfaces that are unstable or not level. It can also occur due to inappropriate footwear.

This condition can cause pain in the lower spine, hips, buttock, and leg. If left untreated, it can lead to balance issues, neck and shoulder problems, and incorrect weight distribution. Chiropractic care has been proven to effectively treat functional leg syndrome.

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What Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Tension Headaches

chiropractic tension headacheTension headaches are the most prevalent types of headaches, occurring more often in women than in men. Research shows that 48 percent of women and 38 percent of men suffer from tension headaches.

Each year, patients spend more than $2 billion on over the counter headache medications. In fact, people spend a lot of money and effort seeking remedies for headaches. From prescription medication to over the counter drugs to alternative headache treatments like meditation, acupuncture, and chiropractic.

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How Chiropractic Helps Heal A Bulging Disc

chiropractic bulging discBulging disc is often thought of as a normal part of the aging process. It causes pain and decreases mobility. Athletes and people who have jobs that are very physical are often prone to bulging discs and other disc problems. Smoking tobacco can also be a contributing factor in spinal discs deteriorating and weakening. Chiropractic has been proven to be an effective treatment for bulging disc and the associated pain.

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How Chiropractic Helps Relieve Pain From Facet Syndrome

chiropractic facet syndromeFacet syndrome, also called facet joint sprain or facet joint syndrome is a common cause of back pain. There are many treatments that are used, but most mainstream medical treatments involve pain medication which can have undesirable side effects and may even lead to addiction.

Chiropractic is a proven, reliable treatment for relieving the pain and discomfort of facet syndrome. It helps restore mobility and flexibility while providing pain relief. Some patient notice significant relief from the pain and inflammation of this condition with chiropractic treatment and it is often recommended to facet syndrome patients.

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Injured at Work? How Chiropractic Can Help

chiropractic work injuryIn 2014, there were 2.8 million occupational injuries. This crossed all industries, but 75 percent were in those that provided a service.

These injuries can lead to time lost at work, decrease in production, depression, and temporary (or permanent) disability. These injuries can be caused by slip and fall, vehicle collisions, electrocution, struck by hazards, and caught in or between accidents. However, work related injury can also be caused by sitting at a desk or hunched over a computer for extended periods of time. Chiropractic has been shown to help workers who have been injured on the job, so they can return to work faster.

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How Posture Affects Your Health

chiropractic poor postureYour mother always said don’t slouch – turns out she was right. And she has science to back it up. Your posture can have a profound effect on your health. Walking or sitting with a hunched back has been linked to a variety of health issues.

What’s more, poor posture can cause your body’s structure to change, leading to misalignment. While everyone slips a bit in the posture department now and then, the real damage occurs when it becomes a habit. In fact, you could be damaging your health with bad posture and not even realize it. Here are five ways that posture mistakes can harm your health.

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How Chiropractic Helps Infantile Colic

chiropractic infantile colicIf you have ever cared for an infant with colic, you know how frustrating and helpless it can make you feel. It is so hard to see a little one in such obvious discomfort and you can’t help them no matter what you do. When you have a baby who experiences frequent colic it can be heartbreaking. An infant is so small and they can’t tell you where it hurts or what is wrong; all they can do is cry.

Chiropractic has been proven to help with infantile colic. It can soothe fussy babies and ease the nerves of frazzled parents. Some moms and dads may be a little ambivalent about the idea of having a chiropractor “work” on their baby, but the benefits are incredible – and baby’s comfort is definitely worth it.

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How Chiropractic Benefits Senior Citizens

chiropractic senior citizensThe aging process can usher in a variety of conditions and health issues that are confined (mostly) to the elderly. Chronic pain, arthritis, loss of mobility, and other issues can occur as a person get older, but senior citizens are finding that chiropractic provides some great benefits for the older demographic.

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One hour massage $29 at Helton Chiropractic

Helton Chiropractic in Lubbock is proud to announce the addition of Austin Stone, LMT to our office.  Austin is a therapeutic massage therapist experienced in treating some of the toughest conditions.  He will be seeing clients in our office during regular office hours beginning August 1, 2016.  He is experienced in deep tissue massage, swedish

Austin Stone, LMT

Austin Stone, LMT

massage, postural massage, hot stone, and others.

 

To welcome him to our office, we’re offering an August 2016 special for new clients only:

1 hour massage for only $29!  Yes, $29.

or

1/2 hour massage for only $15!

Prospective clients must purchase a certificate for their massage time.  Because of the popularity of this promotion, the certificate is only valid for that day and time and is non-refundable and non-transferable.