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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chiropractor in North Wales PA Discusses Chiropractic Report

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Report, done by the esteemed medical authors Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PHD (Harvard Medical School) and Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH (Mercer health and Benefits), produced these conclusions from the Executive Summary:

Chiropractic care is more effective than other modalities for treating low back and neck pain

Total cost of care per year:

1. For low back pain, chiropractic physician care increases total annual per patient spending by $75 compared to medical physician care

2. For neck pain, chiropractic physician care reduces total annual per patient spending by $302 compared to medical physician care.

Cost-effectiveness:

When considering effectiveness and cost together, chiropractic physician care for low back and neck pain is highly cost-effective, represents a good value in comparison to medical physician care and to widely accepted cost-effectiveness thresholds. Because we were unable to incorporate savings in drug spending commonly associated with US chiropractic care, our estimate of its comparative cost-effectiveness is likely to be understated.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blue Bell Chiropractor Talks About Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition which affects the leg, back and hip region, and it can be very painful.Common signs and symptoms of sciatica include leg pain, tingling or numbness, difficulty to walk, low back pain, and loss of muscle strength. The latest in chiropractic research supports the effectiveness of treating sciatica through a program including chiropractic care,electrical muscle stimulation, kinetic stretching, lumbar traction, and massage therapy. For more information on the treatment of sciatica, contact our Blue Bell Chiropractic office at www.montcochiro.com

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pinched Nerves Discussed by Lansdale Chiropractors

What is a pinched nerve, and do I have one? That is a common question for many people with neck pain, back pain, and referral pain. The nerves in the body each have a specific area that they are responsible for, and when these nerves are pressured, or "pinched". the nerve can alter different flow to the muscles and cause pain.The nerve has three main components which can be altered when "pinched", including sensory, motor, and autonomic reflexes. When the sensory component is pressured, it can cause pain, tingling, or loss of sensation. The motor component can lead to loss of strength, or muscle atrophy, where as the autonomic reflex, or knee jerk reflex, would affect the normal reflex reaction of the affected nerve region.
Chiropractic is very effective in resolving pain from a pinched nerve, but early detection is very important. If you are looking for chiropractor in the North Wales area, and think you have the signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve, contact Montgomery County Chiropractic Clinic for a free initial consultation today

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rotator Cuff Exercises Discussed by Lansdale PA Chiropractor

Shoulder pain can happen from wear and tear, an injury, or an accident or fall. Chiropractic care with prescribed home management exercises has seen great results in the treatment of rotator cuff injuries as well as neck and back pain. Early detection of shoulder problems can help prevent future injuries, so finding Chiropractors in North Wales like Dr. Conrad can help prevent pain down the line as well. If you have shoulder pain, call Montgomery County Chiropractic Clinic today.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lansdale Chiropractic Clinic Discusses Back Pain Relief

If your ability to move and function has been compromised by injury or disease, physical therapy and chiropractic care may be what you need to return to health and normal functioning. Physical therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including
orthopedic conditions such as low back pain
injuries to bones and connective tissue, including fractures, dislocations, and chiropractic can help the recovery of sprains,
workplace injuries such as repetitive stress disorders and
sports injuries.

Physical therapy and chiropractic can also be be an important part of the care involved in healing both before and after a variety of surgeries and other procedures.

In many cases, physical therapy and chiropractic is an effective, low-cost, low-risk, and non-invasive alternative to surgery. Another advantage of physical therapy, as opposed to surgery and drugs, is that it seeks to address the underlying causes of conditions (poor posture, for example) and to help the patient manage the condition through simple exercises and changes in lifestyle.

Monday, April 12, 2010

North Wales Chiropractor Discusses Chiropractic and What To Expect your First Chiropractic Visit

North Wales PA | Lansdale PA Chiropractor


What Can I Expect During My First Visit to a Chiropractor?



Although each Doctor of Chiropractic's process will vary, generally you can expect to complete a full medical history questionnaire and "new patient" paperwork. After completing your paperwork, our North Wales/Lansdale Chiropractic office staff will give your information to Dr. Allen Conrad for your consultation. This consultation is your opportunity to express your health concerns and expectations, and to ask any questions you may have pertaining to the matter. It is also for Dr. Conrad to express his role in your chiropractic health care and discuss your health prognosis. A physical exam will be performed which may include orthopaedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and a specific Chiropractic evaluation. In some cases x-rays may be necessary to determine an exact diagnosis.Your Chiropractor will go over the results of the exam and any radiology reports with you. Then, depending on your situation, the Chiropractor may give you an adjustment and/or begin physical therapy, if needed. Adjustments shouldn't be painful, although you may feel some discomfort until the pressure in the joint is relieved. Depending on your condition, Dr. Conrad may schedule a series of visits for chiropractic care. Our office also utilizes massage therapy to help alleviate any discomfort you may have.We also have 4 massage therapists on staff, each with different types of pressure and technique to suit your specific condition.If you are looking at chiropractors in North Wales Pa,then give us a call.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

North Wales Chiropractor Discusses Spinal Decompression

North Wales PA | Lansdale PA Chiropractor


Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Massage Serving the North Wales | Lansdale PA Area

Spinal Decompresion Therapy / Decompression Spinal Therapy




DTS Therapy is an Alternative to Surgery

At our North Wales Chiropractic Center, we believe don't have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, a herniated or bulging disc, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, Spinal Decompression Therapy may be for you.

This gentle,non-surgical therapy can provide lower back pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art therapy for neck pain relief, bulging or degenerative disc disease, and lumbar pain.

The gentle distractive forces of the DTS therapy create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You will experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.

Therapy sessions typically last 20-40 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8-10 weeks.

A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization muscles is a vital part of Decompression Therapy at Montgomery County Chiropractic Center. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as kinetic excercises, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.

Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence. Clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Women Risk Snapped Ligaments for Shoe Fashion

(CNN) -- Despite sprains, foot pains and blisters, towering footwear has legions of loyal female fans.

Among them are pop stars who dance intricate choreography wearing colossal shoes. Lady Gaga wore a pair of staggering 12-inch Alexander McQueen heels in her music video "Bad Romance." The theatrical shoes she wore were unveiled by the late British designer McQueen last fall, prompting some models to decline to walk the runway for him.

"We have entered a moment of heightened impracticality in footwear," said Elizabeth Semmelhack, author of "Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe." Heels tend to get higher during economic recessions, she added.

During the Great Depression in 1930s, the oil crisis in the 1970s, and the dotcom bust heels went higher. Although she's not sure why, Semmelhack said, "it could also be sort of a greater need for escapism."

While high heels elongate legs and make women feel skinnier and taller, they also mean ankle injuries, hammertoes and pain, podiatrists warn.

Doctors know their patients will wear the torturous footwear anyway.

"It's partly why we have a job," said Dr. Martin Alongi, a podiatrist at Beverly Hills Podiatrist in California.

"I just figure women in their 20s are going to do it. If they take care of their feet all the other time, most people can get away with it. There's going to be an occasional person who injures themselves."

There are way to lower the pain quotient on fashion.

Being fashionable doesn't mean wearing the highest heels, said Hal Rubenstein, InStyle Magazine's fashion director. Women have a lot of options this season with platforms, wedges, solid heels and jeweled sandals.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chiropractic and Headache/Migraine Relief

Chiropractic and Headache/Migraine Relief



Most patients that suffer from headaches or migraines had some sort of traumatic experience in their past, and the musculature of the head, neck and jaw never fully recoved. When these areas become irritated, they send a signal to the brain that there is a problem, which most people refer to as a headache. Whether it was from a motor vehicle accident, a sports injury, a fall at work, or simply a repetutive use activity, headaches can be quite debilitating. Here are some examples of how Chiropractic and Chiropractors can help with headache relief. It is very common for someone who was in an car accident to not see signs and symptoms of headaches until months after the crash, and getting a Chiropractic evaluation as soon as possible can help prevent any long term accident related headaches.

Headaches can originate from chemical such as nicotine, alcohol or allergic reactions, as well as other organic or cardiovascular sources. Once these types have been ruled out, the majority of headache suffers are usually originating from some sort of musculoskeletal condition which never fully healed. Whether its from a car accident, or from countless hours sitting in front of the computer, its important to have the condition evaluated as soon as possible by a Chiropractor.

Dr. Conrad is a licensed Chiropractor in the North Wales / Lansdale PA area who has been trained in Cranial Sacral and Trigger Point Therapy by some of the top Doctors in the country.His patients have seen great success in the relief of headaches, migraines and TMJ problems from musculoskeletal injuries. During the initial consult, your Chiropractor will perform a detailed examination including evaluating the patients' Range of Motion, Deep Tendon Reflexes, as well as an Orthopaedic Examination, a Neurological Examination, a Cardiovascular Examination, and a Musculoskeletal Examination of the neck, shoulders and TMJ region.

Your Chiropractor will then incorporate your health history with any diagnostic testing you had done to determine if you are a candidate for Cranial Sacral Trigger Point Therapy, and which Chiropractic protocol is best suited for you.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chiropractors Support Recliners

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced its endorsement of La-Z-Boy's line of reclining furniture.

Assessed by a panel of doctors of chiropractic, La-Z-Boy reclining furniture is designed to offer the following benefits:

No added back strain. A patented three-position leg rest offers a choice of locking positions to keep the back reclined.
Multiple reclining angles. A patented reclining mechanism allows for 18 incremental tilt positions to fit different comfort preferences.
More comfort options. An independent back recline feature allows the user to recline the back of the chair with the leg rest in the closed position.
Total body support. A patented full-layout recline position means the user can kick back and stretch out for full-body relaxation.
“Over the years we’ve heard from many customers that La-Z-Boy reclining chairs and sofas helped to relieve back pain. It’s helpful to know that America’s leading chiropractic organization also recognizes the benefits of our reclining furniture,” said Doug Collier, chief marketing officer for La-Z-Boy. “We are proud to have the endorsement of the American Chiropractic Association, which represents the highest standard of quality.”

"Eight out of every 10 Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Some patients may even have difficulty finding a comfortable position for resting. Relaxing in a supportive chair in a reclined position can provide the necessary positioning to get that much needed rest," says ACA President Rick McMichael, DC. "ACA is pleased to endorse La-Z-Boy reclining furniture that provides users with comfort and support."

La-Z-Boy furniture is available at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries®, La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio® dealers and anywhere genuine La-Z-Boy furniture is sold. Customers can visit www.lazboy.com to find a local La-Z-Boy retailer.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Palmer Chiropractic News (Davenport, Iowa) -- Palmer College of Chiropractic Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., has announced the selection of Robert "Bucky" Percuoco, D.C., Long Grove, Iowa, as Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA) for the College. Dr. Percuoco was identified from a pool of 12 local and national candidates for the position. As...

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Spinal Decompression and Chiropractic

The intervertebral discs are located between each vertebrae in the spinal column. Of the vertebrae, there are 7 cervical (neck), 12 thoracic (mid-back) and 5 lumbar (low back) discs. The discs make up approximately 1/3 of the spinal column. They have three main functions: (1) "Absorb shock" from everyday wear and tear. (2) Allow movement of our spinal column. (3) Separating the vertebrae.

The intervertebral disc is actually a type of cartilaginous joint. Discs consist of an outer layer, annulus fibrosis, and an inner nucleus pulposus, which is a soft, jelly-like, substance. The disc is made up of proteins called collagen and proteoglycans that attract water. Normally, discs compress when pressure is put on them and decompress when the pressure is relieved. These discs do not have a blood supply; therefore, they exchange nutrients by a process called "imbibition". Imagine a sponge filled with water; when that sponge is compressed, the water is forced out of the sponge. When the compressive force is removed, the water is "sucked" back into the sponge. This is precisely how discs stay healthy and functional. Diseased discs can lead to degenerative disc disease that can then lead to: arthritis, herniated discs, bulging discs, facet syndromes, sciatica and spinal stenosis.For more info in discs and disc injuries, visit http://www.montcochiro.com/3D_spine/ and click on degeneration to watch the video.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chiropractor in North Wales PA


North Wales PA | Lansdale PA Chiropractor

Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Massage Serving the North Wales | Lansdale PA Area


THE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT

The term "adjustment" refers to the specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability and improved function.

There are many types of Chiropractic techniques used by Dr. Conrad to relieve stress put upon the vertebral column and its extremities. Some adjustments made by the Dr. Conrad consist of a high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra, which is often accompanied by an audible release of gas (joint cavitation). Some techniques are very gentle, and each technique is catered to that patient's specific prototol. Our patient testimonials on google.com and insiderpages.com are a testament to Dr. Conrad's attention to offering the best chiropractic care possible.

The audible sound is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure (cavitation). The sensation is usually relieving, though minor discomfort has been reported (that usually lasts for only a short time duration) if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during the chiropractic procedure.

There are times when joint cavitation or cracking does not occur and this is often due to either significant muscle splinting or the patient may not be adequately relaxed during the chiropractic procedure. At times like this, it is sometimes best for Dr.Conrad to apply ice, have the patient rest, or do electrical stimulation and massage prior to attempting spinal manipulation.
For more info, visit www.montcochiro.com
Dr. Allen Conrad, BS, DC, CSCS

Monday, April 5, 2010

Chiropractic and Back Pain

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Friday, April 2, 2010

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