How does an ear infection start?

Generally speaking, an ear infection can present itself as severe tenderness in the ear or side of the head. Depending on its severity, it may be followed with high fevers that persist for days, ringing in the ear, sleep disturbances, and loss of appetite. As the infection and fluid in the middle ear spreads, the symptoms often get worse and can accelerate to:

  • Extreme pressure causing debilitating headaches.
  • Difficulty hearing or sensitivity to even common sounds
  • Loss of balance or persistent dizziness

With these symptoms lasting anywhere from a few days to weeks, having a non-invasive way to help and prevent the onset of ear infections is important.

In a recent pediatric study, the role of chiropractic care in helping ear infections was studied.

When antibiotics were left futile and only altered the child’s attitude and disturbed their sleep patterns, the parents turned to chiropractic care. Upon examination, the one-year-old infant showed signs of spinal misalignment in several areas. After receiving safe, spinal adjustments, twice a week for 6 weeks, the ear infections reduced in severity and the recurrence of ear infections ceased.

Is your child suffering with persistent ear infections? Are you looking for an all natural way to help ear infections? At Corrective Chiropractic, we invite you to schedule a complimentary spinal evaluation for your child. We have a proven track record working with the littlest of patients and are associated with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Click here to schedule your child’s first appointment.

With over 80% of the population suffering with lower back pain, finding all-natural solutions to treat the pain is key. And, research now shows that Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy could be a viable and non-invasive option to treat and dramatically reduce lower back pain.

This innovative therapy involves the use of vibration plates, a type of machine that generates the involuntary neuromuscular stretch reflex. The plates can be set to vibrate on different amplitudes and frequencies to stimulate deeper stretches, as needed to alleviate lower back pain. With WBV therapy, you can either lay down, sit upright, or stand on a platform that vibrates rapidly in one or more than one direction.

The movement of the platform initiates a muscular reflex response, causing even small to more moderate muscle contractions. The oscillations of the vibrating plate provide a form of passive exercise, where your body is simply reacting to the vibrations, as opposed to you performing strenuous activity.

By increasing the frequency of the plates, the muscles in the back are stimulated to contraction. This accelerated contractions increase the flow of blood in the arteries to the muscle cells and increases the muscles strength. In addition, by having the blood flow moving through the muscles, the body is able to naturally begin healing itself and repairing the muscle damage that may be in the painful regions of the back.

WBV therapy has also been linked to helping improve stress on the body caused by menopause as well as supporting weight loss goals.

When it comes to using WBV therapy, it is essential that you have it conducted by a licensed and highly-trained chiropractor. At Corrective Chiropractic, all of our offices have a state-of-the-art vibration machine and our knowledgeable doctors specialize in offering this new treatment for our patients. During your initial visit, we can discuss the specifics of our proven WBV therapy and share with you how this innovative treatment can be added to your comprehensive spinal treatment plan.

Are you suffering with lower back pain?

You don’t have to live with debilitating pain. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary Whole Body Vibration Therapy consultation at 404-355-5499 or visit us online here.

In health care, having a plan is the best way to ensure that you are able to achieve optimal results. Similar to how a personal trainer may put their clients on a nutrition or exercise regime to follow to help them achieve their fitness goals, your chiropractor should do the same. According to the experienced chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic, these are the five reasons why your chiropractor should put you on a spinal treatment plan.

 

  1. Assess your spinal health. When your chiropractor creates your corrective plan, they will do a thorough assessment. This is designed to get an accurate understanding of where your trouble spots are, the level of misalignment you currently have, and the severity of your back issues. This is your baseline reading and gives your chiropractor a clear picture of what the future sessions will have to address to help you achieve the best results possible.
  2. Monitor your progress. Without a plan in place, it will be difficult for your chiropractor to track what they have addressed and what outstanding issues are still present. A corrective plan enables you to more completely track how you feel and what areas may continue causing you pain and discomfort. As the sessions progress, your chiropractor will be able to determine if you are achieving better health results or if a plan modification is needed.
  3. Pinpoint any recurring issues. If you visit your chiropractor sporadically, once every 6 months, it will be hard for them to have a thorough assessment of your back health. In these cases, you are continually updating them on how you feel and your initial pain areas. By having a spinal treatment plan, you are able to ensure that all of your pain areas are addressed and that your chiropractor has a near real-time glimpse into your back health, without the lengthy debriefing that occurs during infrequent visits.
  4. Help you make lifestyle adjusts. Most lower back and neck pain can be traced back to how we sit or the activities we engage in. Working with your chiropractor, you will be able to get insights into how you can improve your back health through easy-to-implement every day practices such as avoiding slouching when looking at a mobile device. The key to a sound corrective plan is to find your most troublesome areas and learn how to lessen the stressors that may be exacerbating your discomfort in these areas.
  5. Keep your back healthy in all conditions. In many cases, with regular visits, you and your chiropractor will be able to spot patterns of pain. For example, after a week of strenuous workouts, your chiropractor may notice that your lower back needs more attention. Whereas, after prolonged time sitting in front of your computer, your cervical spine may need adjusting. Either way, knowing these common stressors in your life can be factored into your corrective plan, allowing you to get the sustained relief you need.

When you partner with Corrective Chiropractic, we work with you to create a detailed spinal treatment plan that leverages our proven non-invasive and all-natural treatments. To schedule a complimentary phone consultation with one of our most trusted chiropractors, at a location convenient to you, click here.

According to Pew research, for 21st-Century teens, having a smartphone and spending upwards of 9 hours a day on it, has become the norm. Though this trend is no different from the addictiveness that adults have with their cell phones as well, the damage to the neck muscles can be greater for the younger demographic. As your child’s body changes, having improper posture can put undue strain on the muscles, the bones, and in turn the spine.

As the number of hours spent on mobile devices is expected to increase, it is essential for parents to put a back care plan in place to counteract the health effects that prolonged technology use can cause.

With extended cell phone use, a physical condition, being referred to as “text neck” is emerging and proving that teens and young adults are at the greatest risk.

What is “Text Neck?”

When your child spends time on their phone, they are often looking in a downward posture, keeping their head, neck, back, and spine in one, often uncomfortable position. Though it may feel comfortable, in the moment, holding this craned-neck posture for hours or frequently throughout the day inadvertently puts the cervical spine at great risk. The cervical spine supports the neck and head and is positioned at the top of the spine. Having incorrect posture puts this portion of the spine out of alignment. When that occurs, chronic neck and back pain can quickly make simple movements very painful and inhibit your child’s growth and physical development.

It is difficult to predict what the long-term effects of having a prolonged craned-neck posture can have on overall health. However, medical researchers speculate that the increased use of mobile devices may come with a future increase in early-onset arthritis of the neck.

Despite the evidence pointing to long-term effects, research studies have found that text neck can cause immediate health problems such as severe upper back pain, strained neck and shoulder muscles, and pinched spinal nerves. And, children and teens are the most at risk of developing these debilitating conditions, as their mobile device usage is nearly two times greater than adults.

How do you prevent text neck?

The short answer is to limit cell phone and mobile device use per day, limiting it to no more than 1 hour a day. However, the longer term solution to prevent chronic back and neck pain is to maintain a straight posture when viewing a mobile device. Making regular visits to an experienced pediatric chiropractor can be the most effective way to address spinal misalignment at its source and correct any muscle and spinal issues before they evolve into a more long-term issue.

The welcoming and knowledgeable chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic are specialized in correcting text neck, even in the smallest of patients. Contact our main office today at 404-355-5499 to learn more about our pediatric chiropractic services and see if there is a Corrective Chiropractic near you.