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Constipation Relief through Chiropractic Care

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Who knew chiropractic care could help with constipation? Well, we did!

Did you know over 1 million hospitalizations are due to constipation each year? Constipation most commonly affects women, the elderly, and infants, but anyone is susceptible.

Constipation can be a very uncomfortable feeling, but it’s also unhealthy for your body to not be able to get rid of waste.

Symptoms of constipation can include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Back pain
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal Fissures

Constipation can be caused by a number of things, including not enough water, not being active, stress, certain medications, or changes in your diet.

Constipation can also be caused by misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine. The spine connects to the celiac ganglion, which connects to special nerves in the intestine that make the muscles in the anus push.

If you are suffering from constipation, it’s incredibly likely that you have a spinal misalignment, or a subluxation. Subluxations in L1 and L2 are common causes of constipation. If you believe you are constipated we suggest you come in for an exam. When given the exam, our chiropractors take an x-ray to determine whether or not there is an issue chiropractic care can help.

If it is an issues chiropractic care can help with, then you can begin treatments right away! How long it takes to clear up can depend on age, the severity of the issues, and nerve regeneration. Some take a few treatments while others may take a series, but we guarantee to work with you till you see results.

If chiropractic can’t help, laser therapy may also be an option. At Millard Family Chiropractic and Wellness, we often use this laser therapy for constipation when there is a high emotional component. We use a cold laser on acupuncture points that can help the cells reproduce, reducing pain and inflammation in the area. However, this is for special cases, as most often chiropractic can cure the constipation.

From babies to seniors, chiropractic care is a great way to relieve the discomfort from constipation and bring back balance into the body. If you are interested in trying chiropractic care to relieve your constipation, contact us today. We also offer pediatric chiropractors for children and babies also suffering constipation.

 

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The Latest Tech-Induced Body Ailment: Text Neck

Did you realize that the average American spends 24 hours a week on their cellphone? The numbers are alarming and only growing, despite many health concerns. Cellphones have been known to cause eye vision problems, increased levels of stress, less sleep, and most recently, text neck.

Text neck” is the term many are using to describe the neck pain and spine damage from looking down at your cell phone or tablet too often and for too long.

The gravitational pull on your head when it is aimed down creates an increased weight being forced onto your spine. The human head weighs, on average, about 12 pounds. However, the further the neck bends down, the greater the weight on the spine. At a 15 degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, but at 60 degrees, it can reach to 60 pounds of weight.

This added weight can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration and even potential surgery. That’s a huge burden that comes with having a smartphone. But people aren’t changing their bad habits anytime soon.

How to Repair Text Neck Problems with Chiropractic

Text neck is essentially extremely poor posture. The first thing to do is to train yourself not to look down when you are using your phone, tablet, or even computer.  Keeping your head up, however, is just the start.

Be sure to also exercise regularly. Find small exercises you can do at home that can stretch out your neck, shoulders, and back. Having your “good posture muscles” strong can be very beneficial.

With serious cases of neck and back pain, turn to chiropractic care for additional help. Without drugs or surgery, chiropractic care can help bring back balance to your spine and neck. Chiropractors make adjustments by using hands-on manipulation to restore joint function and support the nervous system.

A visit into your local chiropractor, like Millard Family Chiropractic & Wellness, can bring back the balance your body needs to combat the hours spent on your phone each day. We aren’t asking that you stop using technology; we just ask that you add chiropractic care into your regimen of healthcare to help reduce long term effects such as onset degeneration and biomechanical changes.

To receive chiropractic care or to find out more about how chiropractors can help with ailments such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and more, contact Millard Family Chiropractic & Wellness today!