The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
A neck adjustment (also known as cervical manipulation) is a precise procedure where a high velocity - low amplitude thrust is applied to the joints of the neck, by hand. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion. Patients typically feel like a weight has been lifted and notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head as well as a reduction of pain, soreness and stiffness.
Our team here at Premier Chiropractic Solutions LLC will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment depending on your personal needs. In addition to manipulation, the treatment plan may also include mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises.
If you are experiencing neck pain, call our office today at (864) 336-5275 for an assessment today!
Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Another lifestyle to avoid is smoking which impairs blood flow resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues. By working with your doctor or chiropractor is the best way to ensure your working space is ergonomically correct. While nothing is fool-proof, these are helpful ways to prevent yourself from becoming the next statistic.
A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, is one of the most common conditions to affect the spine. While it can occur anywhere along your spine, it most frequently occurs in the neck or lower back. Discs are essentially small cushions that sit between each of the vertebrae in your spine. When a disc herniates or slips, the disc ruptures, allowing the nerve center to move and become pinched between the vertebrae.
Before our chiropractor can prescribe the best treatment, additional medical tests may be necessary to better diagnose the severity of your slipped disc. These tests can include x-rays, MRIs or cat scans, and are all non-invasive but will help our chiropractor to correctly identify and treat your disc herniation.
The majority of disc herniations do not require surgery, our chiropractor may prescribe nonsurgical treatments such as X, Y, Z adjustment, The Ring Dinger®, rest, physical therapy, and even anti-inflammatory medications to help alleviate your pain. If you do require surgery, our chiropractor will discuss the different types of surgical options available to you and answer any questions you may have.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or think you may have a herniated disc, call us today at (864) 336-5275 to request your appointment at Premier Chiropractic Solutions LLC with our chiropractor.
Migraine / Headaches
Here at Premier Chiropractic Solutions LLC, we specialize in assisting our patients who are experiencing headaches.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous.
When most people get a pounding headache, they continue on with their day, lie down, or pop a pill and hope for the best. There is a better way!
Chiropractic care can assist you if you are experiencing headaches. We will be able to perform spinal manipulation or adjustments that improve spinal function and alleviate the stress of your system. We can provide nutritional advice and recommend a change in your diet to address what may be causing your headaches. We are also able to offer advice on your posture, take you through exercises, and show you relaxation techniques. These will assist you in relieving the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of your neck and upper back.
No one on our staff ever wants to see you in pain from headaches. That is why we are dedicated to helping you feel better. Our qualified and compassionate chiropractors will do everything that they can to get you back to how you felt prior to the headaches. We are also here to answer any questions that you may have along the way. No question is ever silly to us, and we never want you to feel confused when you leave our office.
If you are experiencing headaches, we are happy to help.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
The best care for sciatic pain is to schedule regular chiropractic appointments. This allows us to better detect and correct any spinal dysfunction that may be a source of the sciatic pain. Call our office today at (864) 336-5275 to start living a pain-free life.