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Chiropractic Care Is a Natural Solution for Fatigue

Those who experience fatigue know that it can be difficult to live with.  Fatigue is extreme tiredness that can happen once in a while or that can be a chronic condition.  Lack of a proper diet, poor sleep habits, or a struggle with mental illness can be a cause of fatigue.  Some even suffer from fatigue because of extreme emotional or physical stress.  It can sometimes feel like these things are out of our control so there is no real solution for fatigue, but nothing is further from the truth.

Management of Fatigue

As is the case with many other conditions, the first course of action that is usually recommended is prescription medication.  However, serious side effects always make taking medication a risk.  For a natural, safer way of treating fatigue, visit Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ron Bolar.  Chiropractic care has shown to help those battling fatigue and has no dangerous side effects.  See for yourself how chiropractic care is a great way to manage fatigue.

The Root of the Problem

Like any condition, getting to the root of the problem is the best way to help combat the symptoms. Medication only masks symptoms for a time, so while it might help short-term, the actual problem is not resolved with medication.  Misalignments of the spine are a common cause of fatigue because the misalignments cause nerve interference that stops the body from working properly. This includes balancing hormones that can lead to fatigue, causing sleep problems that lead to more exhaustion, and more.

Stress or depression can also lead to fatigue that can wreak havoc on your life.  Work is exhausting. The kids are running you ragged. You are having sleep issues such as insomnia or sleep apnea.  No matter what the cause of fatigue, a […]

Can Chiropractic Boost My Immune System?

 

While chiropractic visits are a great way to alleviate aches and pains in the neck and back, most people don’t realize chiropractic care also strengthens and builds up the immune system.  A healthy immune system is more effective at fighting off bacteria and viruses, and it also helps our bodies heal from sickness and injuries faster and more thoroughly.  Chiropractic focuses on the spine which is part of the central nervous system, and a healthy central nervous system has been linked to a strong immune system.  If you are constantly getting sick, want to prevent illnesses, or simply want an overall better quality of life, it may be time to contact a Lithia Springs chiropractor.

Benefits of Chiropractic for Your Immune System

First and foremost, chiropractic seeks to remove any nerve interference between the spine and the brain so that your brain can properly communicate with the rest of your body.  Dr. Ronnie Bolar removes spinal subluxations (misalignments) through adjustments so that the central nervous system, including your immune system, can perform the necessary functions to fight illnesses, such as increasing white blood cell production or releasing antibodies without interference.  As these misalignments are removed and your immune system is strengthened, your body will be able to fight off sickness more efficiently.  Thus, you will get sick less often.  When your body is able to fight off an invading illness, it is better equipped to fight it off in the future as well.  You will not get sick as much and will be able to fight off any sickness you may have much quicker with a strong immune system functioning at optimal performance.

Why a Strong Immune System Is Necessary

Healing quickly from colds and other viruses is a great benefit of chiropractic, but […]

The Webster Technique for Pregnant Women

 

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in life as the body is changing and preparing to bring a little life into this world. Chiropractic care has long been recognized as a way to decrease lower back pain and other health issues related to pregnancy. Regular visits to a Lithia Spring chiropractor can help better prepare your body for childbirth by preparing the pelvis, muscles, and ligaments for the miracle of childbirth.  The Webster Technique is used by chiropractors like Dr. Ronnie Bolar on pregnant women throughout all stages of pregnancy.  Read on to see how the Webster Technique may be beneficial for you.

What Is the Webster Technique?

This chiropractic adjustment technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster after seeing his wife experience the birth of his daughter, and it focuses on balancing and restoring function to the pelvis.  A sacral misalignment is thought to cause possible tightening of the pelvic muscles and ligaments, thus limiting the baby’s position in utero. This restriction of room for the baby is called intrauterine constraint.  A sacral adjustment also aids in preventing dystocia, or a difficult birth.  Thus, the Webster Technique results in an easier pregnancy, labor, delivery, and a better overall experience for mom and baby.

The Webster Technique Aids in Pregnancy

Chiropractic care focuses on the health of the central nervous system.  Adjustments reduce nerve interference between the spine and brain and allow for optimal body function to promote overall health.  This is especially beneficial for pregnant women and their babies.  Chiropractic care for pregnant women has many added benefits, such as helping with posture and the increased back curve due to a protruding abdomen. The Webster Technique specifically focuses on reducing sacral subluxations through chiropractic adjustments to aid in a smoother delivery and optimal baby positioning.  […]

You Can Find Relief from Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

One of the largest nerves in the head is called the trigeminal nerve.  Some people experience pain along this nerve that can range from a small ache to a stabbing or shooting pain similar to an electrical shock.  Sometimes the nerve pain may come and go intermittently, lasting only seconds, while other times it can last for minutes at a time.  This condition is called trigeminal neuralgia, and it can be absolutely debilitating.  Simple tasks such as putting on makeup, brushing your teeth, or even swallowing can bring about these painful sensations.  While it is rare, it is a painful condition that no one should have to suffer through.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Explained

Trigeminal neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a condition that affects the fifth cranial nerve, known as the trigeminal.  It is a long nerve in the head that is directly attached to the brain with branches that reach the scalp, forehead, teeth, gums, cheeks, jaw, nose, and lips.  The most common cause of Trigeminal Neuralgia is thought to be a blood vessel pressing on the nerve near the brainstem that rubs the membrane of the nerve, causing irritation.

There are two types of trigeminal neuralgia.  The first and most common type produces burning sensations and severe shocking pains.  Type 2, or atypical trigeminal neuralgia, is less extreme with sufferers complaining of a burning and aching feeling.  This type is more difficult to diagnose as its symptoms can be related to other problems, such as migraines or dental issues.  Both types are painful and difficult to live with.

Chiropractic Care Can Help with Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain

Chiropractic care is first and foremost focused on the spine and nervous system.  Because trigeminal neuralgia is associated with nerve problems, a Lithia Springs chiropractor will be […]

Can Chiropractic Care Help Incontinence?

 

The bladder serves a specific function for the body, and when it doesn’t work properly, it can lead to urine leakage due to lack of sphincter control, also known as incontinence.  On average, one-fourth of Americans today report suffering from urinary incontinence, and it affects both men and women.  While many think that this problem only occurs in older women, it actually affects both men and women between the ages of 30 to 60, as well as those older than 60.  Women in the younger age range report instances of incontinence more often, at 30 percent, while less than 5 percent of men in this age range report experiencing incontinence.  Health factors such as obesity, smoking, diabetes, kidney disease, multiple pregnancies, or prostate problems can contribute to bladder leakage. There are many methods available to you to control or correct incontinence, but you may also be surprised to know that chiropractic care can alleviate the problem of incontinence.

Methods for Correcting Incontinence

To correct incontinence, some people can simply change certain behaviors in order to improve bladder function.  For instance, monitoring and limiting how much you drink at one time can help control how full your bladder gets.  Bladder training (or retraining) involves slowly increasing the amount of time between bathroom breaks in an effort to train your bladder to hold in your urine for longer periods.  Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles are also recommended.  In more serious instances, medication might be prescribed to control bladder spasms.  Surgeries, such as a sling procedure, are often recommended in extreme cases.  However, chiropractic care is also a great option to treat urinary incontinence, so if you’re struggling with it, be sure to consult a Lithia Springs chiropractor for more information before […]

The Importance of Proper Spinal Curves

It is no secret that chiropractic care is used to treat all kinds of ailments beyond just the spine and musculoskeletal system.  But many people seek chiropractors primarily for the treatment of back or neck pain or various spinal disorders such as scoliosis (C- or S-shaped spinal curve), lordosis (curved lower back), or kyphosis (abnormally rounded upper back). However, very few people are aware that a healthy adult spine, running from the base of the skull to the pelvis, when viewed from the side should have a gentle S-shaped curve. The neck and lower back regions are concave and the thoracic and sacral regions have a convex curve.

The spine is basically a series of bones stacked with cushions to absorb shock, and its main function is to support body weight and protect the spinal cord. Due to this incredibly important job, it is very important to keep the spine strong and in proper alignment, both retaining necessary spinal curves and avoiding abnormal spinal curves.

Spinal Curves Dictate Proper Posture

Spinal curves are responsible for accurate posture while standing and sitting. Ideal spinal curve prevents the onset of any spinal curve disorders and also improves balance, stabilizes muscle, improves muscle strength, and increases the range of motion.

Accurate spinal curves dictate proper posture. However, posture alone cannot determine an onset of poor spinal curvature. Any alteration in the normal curve can lead to future trouble and back pain.

Spinal Curves and Overall Health

Similar to the adage, “The eyes are the window to the soul,” there is a saying in the chiropractic world that says, “Your spine is the window to your health.” Your spine is the foundational framework protecting the spinal cord and if it introduces dysfunction into your body, you can develop injuries, aches, pain, […]

National Infertility Awareness Week & How Chiropractic Can Help with Infertility

April 22nd to 28th is National Infertility Awareness Week. The week was instituted by a group called Resolve. This group is part of the National Infertility Association and they strive to help those struggling with infertility by providing access to care, support, community, and education. As part of our contribution to National Infertility Awareness Week, we here at Vital Life Chiropractic want to share our knowledge about the experience some women have had overcoming infertility through chiropractic care.

Who Struggles with Infertility?

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just older women who struggle with infertility. Women and men of all ages can face infertility, which is simply the inability to get or stay pregnant. About 10% of women in the US between ages 15 and 44 face infertility, a diagnosis that is given only after one full calendar year of actively trying to conceive with no viable pregnancies resulting.

Men alone contribute to about one third of infertility issues, while women alone contribute to about one third, and the remaining one third of infertility cases can be attributed to both men and women with infertility.

What Are the Common Treatments for Infertility?

Most medications that are prescribed for infertility are designed to help women ovulate more regularly. These fertility treatments can often lead to increased likelihood of getting pregnant with multiples, such as twins or triplets. Being pregnant with multiples often leads to more complications during pregnancy, especially for those who previously faced infertility.

Other infertility treatments include intrauterine insemination, where a woman is injected with specially prepared sperm, and assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro, where a woman’s eggs are fertilized outside her body and then the embryos are placed back into her uterus. Unfortunately, these treatments are incredibly expensive and not […]

New Study Finds That Birth Interventions Are Linked to Short- and Long-Term Health Concerns in Babies & Children

A new study out of Australia reports that children born with medical interventions are more likely to have short- and long-term health issues. A group of international researchers teamed up with researchers from Western Sydney University, and they looked at a number of interventions during labor and delivery and the effect they had on babies in the first 28 days, as well as the effect they had on children up to 5 years of age.

The study looked at 500,000 women who had healthy, low-risk pregnancies and gave birth from 2000 to 2008. The medical interventions that were studied include induced labor, hormones to speed up labor, delivery by vacuum or forceps, and delivery by Cesarean section.

The babies who were born with one of these interventions experienced more jaundice and feeding problems in the first 28 days than babies who were born through a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Additionally, C-section deliveries left babies with more low temperatures that required more medical intervention. Some of these short-term risks were already well-known, and these are the concerns that parents are informed about when weighing the risk and reward of the intervention during labor and delivery.

However, parents are not made aware of long-term risks, mainly because the long-term health concerns haven’t been studied this thoroughly ever before. The researchers who did this study found several long-term problems when they looked the children at five years of age. Firstly, children born via Cesarean section, especially emergency C-section, had the highest rates of diabetes and obesity at age five. Additionally, children born with any form of intervention had higher rates of respiratory infections, like pneumonia and bronchitis, at age five than other children. They also had higher rates of diabetes, obesity, and eczema.

So what can be done? […]

Can Chiropractic Help My Anxiety?

With more than 18% of the adult population suffering from some sort of anxiety disorder, anxiety is ravaging the US population. Even though anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and other mental disorders can lead to a variety of other health problems and dangerous behaviors, only about a third of those with anxiety disorders are seeking some sort of treatment for their anxiety.

Most commonly, anxiety treatment includes some sort of medication and maybe counseling or talk therapy. But one main reason so few people utilize anxiety treatment is because of the risks that come with the medications. Nausea, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, memory problems, blurred vision, dry mouth, weight gain, fatigue… the list of anxiety medication side effects goes on and on.

Living with untreated anxiety is not an option for some people and those side effects don’t seem worth it, so what are you supposed to do?

Hormonal Balance Is Key

The entire body is controlled by the central nervous system. One of the primary functions of that system is to produce, regulate, and utilize hormones in our bodies. All of our hormones work together to influence our sleeping patterns, changes in mood, and weight loss or gain, and they help our bodies function properly and effectively. When your hormones are unbalanced, a myriad of issues can arise, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and the like.

Since hormone production is based on the health of your nervous system and your spinal cord is housed in your spine, a spinal misalignment can have a huge effect on your mental health. When your spine is healthy and in proper alignment, your hormones will be produced in appropriate amounts, your body will use them effectively, and you will have an easier time keeping your emotions in check and your anxiety […]

The Positive Effects of Chiropractic Care on Blood Pressure

Nearly one third of the US population has high blood pressure, and nearly half a million deaths are linked to high blood pressure each year. It is also a contributing factor in a number of very serious health conditions, including stroke and heart disease.

Blood pressure is simply the force of the blood pushing against the blood vessel walls. Your body needs oxygenated blood to flow throughout your circulatory system to make your organs function properly. Blood pressure is taken by looking at two numbers, the systolic pressure and the diastolic pressure. The systolic pressure is the top number and is the force that occurs when the heart pumps blood into the arteries. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, which is the force created by the heart resting between beats. A normal blood pressure is below 120/80, an elevated blood pressure is 120-129/80, and anything above that is considered high blood pressure.

There are a number of risk factors associated with high blood pressure, most of which are controllable. Obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, and high-stress levels all make a person more likely to develop high blood pressure, or hypertension. High blood pressure can, over time, lead to tears in the artery walls, plaque buildup from cholesterol, and even higher blood pressure due to smaller blood vessels, in addition to multiple health problems.

High Blood Pressure Treatment

Most high blood pressure treatment consists of medication that an individual may be on for years or even for their whole life. While that will lower blood pressure and eliminate most of the immediate symptoms of hypertension, it will not eliminate the risks of developing more blood pressure-related conditions. Controlled blood pressure is not cured hypertension.

Thankfully, multiple studies have been done over the past several decades that have […]

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