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5 Effective Treatments for Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain makes everything in life more difficult. Whether you’re playing 18 holes of golf, wrestling with your kids, or just trying to get comfortable on the couch to watch a movie, the joys in life are much less joyful when your back constantly hurts.

If you are one of the millions living with lower back pain, here are five treatment options that can help you get your life back.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can be your most effective weapon against lower back pain. Back pain is frequently a result of your spinal vertebrae being out of alignment and immobile. When this happens, the surrounding muscles have to work harder to hold your body upright, and this makes them tense. Chiropractors manipulate spinal vertebrae by hand, without the use of drugs or invasive surgery, restoring alignment and mobility. This allows the muscles in your back to relax.

Core Strengthening

When your core is weak, your lower back has to put in more work than it should when you exercise or simply performing everyday tasks. This ensures that it stays sore, the same way other muscle groups hurt when you work them too hard for too long. Regular physical therapy sessions can teach you exercises which will strengthen your core and take the load off your lower back.

Yoga

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, strength, and mobility. When your muscles are strong and flexible, they aren’t taxed as much when you use them. Think about how much easier it is for someone with strong, mobile shoulders to lift a 100 pound object over his head repeatedly than it is for someone whose shoulders are weak. The same principle applies to your lower back.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapists are trained to feel for tense areas in your muscles and to work the tightness out by applying a specific type of pressure. Most people experiencing lower back pain have plenty of tension built up; this type of therapy can provide relief. A specific kind known as deep tissue therapy yields additional benefits by releasing toxins from your muscle tissues. These toxins accumulate over time, causing tension and discomfort.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment is somewhat of an unorthodox treatment method, but it has been widely used in the Eastern hemisphere for centuries. Thousands of people here in the United States swear by it. Dozens of tiny needles are inserted into various pressure points throughout your body and left there for a specified period of time. This process is reputed to activate your own internal healing mechanism. The word “needles” alone is enough to make a lot of folks turn tail and run, but the procedure involves very little pain. Many people actually find it soothing!

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What Is Cold Laser Therapy?

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What Is Cold Laser Therapy?Cold laser therapy is an experimental form of therapy employing low power lasers at specific wavelengths (or colors) applied to select spots on human or animal bodies to either reduce pain or inflammation and to promote healing. Cold laser therapy is also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Low Power Laser Therapy (LPLT), biostimulation, soft laser, and laser acupuncture. LPLT is probably the most accurate terminology, but the term laser acupuncture may be the most accurate to describe some variations of the therapy.

LPLT is not considered a main-stream (allopathic) medicine which is why it it is not an established form of therapy for many places. Premiere Chiropractic physicians employ this type of therapy since they know it is effective and have seen proven benefits for their patients. It is also used in physical therapy, acupuncture, Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and veterinary medicine.

The therapeutic use of lasers dates back to at least 1967 when Endre Mester at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary was experimenting with the use of laser light for treating skin cancer. He noticed that the hair on shaved lab mice grew back more rapidly on mice treated with the laser light than on untreated mice.

Cold laser therapy is generally considered as effective for relief of pain for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinopathy, and various chronic joint disorders. There is evidence that laser therapy may speed healing of wounds, and it has been suggested that it may be useful in promoting healing in dental procedures. The use of low level laser light to stimulate acupuncture points is advocated by many practitioners but studies to validate this practice have not been published in mainstream medical journals. LPLT has also been used in “face lift” procedures to reduce wrinkles.

Since the use of laser therapy in treating inflammation and pain in various joint and tendon problems is well established, the use of it in Chiropractic and physical therapy settings has become common-place. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a wide range of treatments using lasers for pain and inflammation and to promote healing.

Low level laser therapy has been effectively used to treat sports injuries with recovery times being as much as twice as fast. The use of laser therapy in conjunction with traditional physical therapy is rapidly becoming a standard.

Many chiropractors and physical therapists use laser therapy to treat whiplash injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome may also be treated. Chronic frozen shoulders may respond to this type of therapy.

Some other conditions may or may not respond to cold laser therapies. Some practitioners use low level laser therapy to treat cancer. This type of therapy would probably be compatible with most conventional treatments but should not be used as the sole therapy. Low level laser cancer therapies should not be confused with laser surgery or photodynamic therapy, which uses light sensitive drugs activated by laser light to treat cancer.

Laser therapy is still a fairly new mode of treatment and experience with it is constantly improving the results derived from it. Use of low level laser light for the treatment of many types of injuries is well established and is particularly useful in sprain type injuries. Seek out experienced practitioners for this type of therapy.

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Three Ways to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

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Three Ways to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

A knee injury can be completely deflating. Are you suffering from a torn meniscus injury? Have you been told that your ligaments are “shot” because of your knee injury? Do you have a large tear in a tendon making it impossible for you to walk with any comfort? Maybe you have a knee injury because you suffered though a car accident and your knee is fractured?

  1. Seek out a chiropractor. A good alternative health care professional will take your whole body, muscles and skeleton into account when recommending a therapy plan. In fact, a chiropractor is likely your best bet. When you need to do all you can to avoid surgery, a few adjustments and a strong physical therapy plan will go a long way toward getting your knees back into shape.
  2. Get into a physical therapy program with a sports medicine therapist. Some people think that sports medicine is just for athletes. Combined with a good chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy will help you to build back strength and redevelop your confidence to hold your body weight. Your knee is such an important tool for walking, running, lifting, squatting, and nearly every possible range of motion with your legs. A good physical therapist with a background in sports medicine will keep you motivated and work well with your chiropractor to construct a plan for long term recovery.
  3. You should get serious about weight loss. Losing weight is possibly the most important thing you can do to avoid knee surgery. If you have osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, losing ten to fifteen pounds is the best thing you can do for your knees. If you end up needing surgery in the future then losing weight can also reduce your risks for complications. The weight loss may also reduce added stress to your knees which can greatly improve your rehabilitation time.

Getting back on your feet is no laughing matter. If your primary physician is pushing corticosteroids and pharmaceuticals, you can count on a never-ending cycle of pain management. Surgeons may believe that their interventions will save the day but often fail to mention that you will likely still end up with a long term recovery program that requires the same methods, and techniques that could save you from surgery in the first place. Often times, a skilled and knowledgeable chiropractor can assign the appropriate therapy, and possibly avoid knee surgery, altogether.

Always make sure to weigh all of your options as every unique case has its special needs. When seeking out a care provider, it is a smart idea to find one that specializes in all three areas of medicine and therapy.

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How to Cure TMJ Without Surgery

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A Good Chiropractor Can Help

When folks experience persistent pain in their jaws, along with discomfort when they chew their food, they may be seeing the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ syndrome. This condition may be accompanied by several other problems, including headaches, earaches, dizziness, and pain in the shoulder or the neck. Specifically, TMJ may come about as a result of somebody grinding their teeth (bruxism), nail biting, trauma or degenerative joint disease, resulting in inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, the place where your jaw connects to your skull. As you may well imagine, acute or chronic pain in this area can be a hindrance to eating food or to speaking. Many people suffer from this problem that can interfere with many everyday activities at work and even at rest.

Since the condition can impact so many activities, a holistic care approach is called for and a solution that goes beyond a simple masking of pain with prescription drugs is appropriate. Such a strategy often involves chiropractic care, physical therapy, or both solutions applied in varying degrees.

Dr. Dibagohar is very familiar with treating TMJ syndrome may be able to suggest some ways you might be able to mitigate the pain by incorporating changes in your own lifestyle, such as addressing the problems of teeth-grinding. Chewing in a more measured and gentle manner may be helpful and relieve some of the discomfort.

With both chiropractic care and physical therapy there is usually some physical manipulation that occurs in the troubled area. Such treatment may address the pain, but most chiropractors and therapists will want to work with you to eliminate the root cause of the condition, searching for a way involve you in a holistic care approach that brings you directly into the process by encouraging you to break habits that may be aggravating your jaw. Further, if they ascertain that the solution may lie in the area of dental care, they may recommend that you seek the assistance of a dentist to help correct TMJ syndrome. Besides for wanting to involve you in your own treatment and care, a good chiropractor or therapist will encourage you to see whatever sort of specialist they believe can be helpful in curing your condition.

If you’re experiencing the symptoms described in this article, contact Dr. Dibagohar and the staff at Premiere Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Stop living with unnecessary pain.

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Top 4 Reasons People Seek Chiropractic Treatment

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Most people will experience back pain or joint problems at some point during their life. When this occurs, they are likely to wonder if chiropractic or orthopedic care is necessary. The fact is that each case is different and, therefore, will require a different plan for treatment. Learn about the four most common injuries or problems that cause a person to seek orthopedic care.

1: Back Pain or Back Injury

This is the number one reason that people seek evaluation from a chiropractor. Injuries and pain in the back can be the result of excessive stress to a person’s body while at work or physical activities that are especially strenuous. In most cases, these are injuries that result from high-risk activities, accidents or sports, which is why it is important they seek treatment from a doctor in the sports medicine industry.

Other factors that may lead to a person needing physical therapy for a back injury is if certain movements or exercises cause trauma to the back. In most cases,the person will know the difference between muscle soreness and a legitimate injury that requires professional intervention from a sports medicine doctor.

2: Shoulder Pain and Injury

Another common area of the body that often requires care from chiropractic care is the shoulder. There are many possible injuries for the shoulder, which include:

• Bursitis/Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
• Rotator Cuff Tear
• Frozen Shoulder
• Shoulder Separation
• Calcific Tendonitis

Each of these problems will require professional chiropractic care in order to rectify the problem.

3: Hip and Knee Injuries

For anyone who plays contact sports, as well as older individuals, hip and knee injuries are quite common. The fact is that these injuries can occur at any age and activity level, and the probability of them occurring increases when a person is overweight.

When most people think of knee and hip care, they think that the only solution is to replace the entire joint. Today there are many other non-surgical techniques, including massage, which can rectify this problem and provide a faster recovery time.

4: Ankle Injuries

Runners and athletes often experience injuries to their ankle. Additionally, it is a common problem for anyone that is on their feet for extended periods of time during the day, without proper support to experience ankle problems. Orthopedic care for ankles can provide relief for severe pain and injuries that may occur through different physical therapy treatments that may include massage.

The fact is that a person has to evaluate if the pain or injury is uncommon and requires professional care. An orthopedic doctor will be able to alleviate the pain and injury so that it no longer hinders the individual’s ability to live a normal life.

If you have any questions regarding the treatment or any other aspect of the injury, call Dr. Dibagohar’s office and our staff located in Redondo Beach, California, will be happy to assist you.


What Is A Dislocated Shoulder and What Is The Treatment

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Dislocated Shoulder 101

A dislocated shoulder is one of the most painful injuries that can befall a person. Thankfully, shoulder dislocations are rarely serious enough to require surgery. A good chiropractor with a solid understanding of physical therapy can apply a healing massage, and other sports medicine remedies.

A dislocated shoulder occurs when your shoulder joint is literally “dislocated” in the bone of your arm. Dislocations are not “separations,” an injury that finds the shoulder joint removed from the bone. Dislocations often occur during violent actions, but they can occur without warning. Dislocations are more likely to occur if you have weak muscles in your arms, as they help keep your joint in place.

What are the symptoms?

A shoulder dislocation will be immediately painful: there’s no mistaking something’s wrong. You’ll immediately feel excessive pain in your shoulder, and will find it nearly impossible to move. Swelling usually occurs, as will numbness, physical weakness, and bruising. Serious dislocations often include muscle spasms. You may also feel nausea, vomiting, and lightheaded.

What is the short-term treatment for a dislocated shoulder?

Severe shoulder separations, such as separation at an upward direction, or dislocations in the back, require serious emergency room treatments. Open shoulder surgery is often necessary, surgery wherein the doctor will cut open the shoulder, to surgically repair the torn shoulder ligaments.

What is the long term treatment?

Once your shoulder has healed a little more, a chiropractor can administer physical therapy. Chiropractic care helps get your shoulder back into shape. There are a series of massage types, and manipulations used by an expert chiropractor. The first type used is the scapular manipulation, and no, this doesn’t involve your head! Instead, you lie or stand while the doctor attempts to locate the locate the head of the shoulder joint, and move it back into place.
External rotation finds your doctor flexing the elbow 90 degrees, and gradually rotating your shoulder outward to help eliminate muscle spasms, and relocate your shoulder. Traction-counter traction techniques involve lying flat, with a sheet around your armpit. The doctor then pulls on the sheet, to “pop” your joint into place.

There are a few home sports medicine remedies for dislocated shoulders, during and after your treatment. Rest you shoulder, and regularly apply ice and heat alternatively, in 15-20 minute intervals.

Some over-the-counter pain medications, like aspirin and ibuprofen can also be used to eliminate some pain. After your chiropractic care treatment, carefully rotate your shoulder to help strengthen it, and to make sure to maintain your shoulder’s range of motion.

If you have any questions regarding the treatment or any other aspect of the injury, call Dr. Dibagohar’s office and our staff located in Redondo Beach, California, will be happy to assist you.

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