The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Concussions

Head trauma, such as concussions, can happen to anyone: men, women, and children alike.  Concussions are defined as an injury to the head from either an impact or violent shaking back and forth, often including temporary unconsciousness.  Most concussions are caused by sports injuries, car accidents, or falls.  It may surprise you to know that visits to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can be beneficial during the healing process after a concussion injury.

Look For These Signs of a Concussion

If you have suffered from an accident, injury, or fall, is important that you know the signs of a concussion so you can seek medical care when necessary.  Severe concussions, such as a hard hit during a sports game, can bring about extreme dizziness, confusion, or loss of consciousness.  However, not every concussion is severe or presents with such extreme symptoms.  Any concussion is still a concern, no matter how severe or small.  Other signs of a possible concussion could include unequal pupils, a delayed reaction time, drowsiness, blurred vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound.

If at any point, you recognize these symptoms in someone who just suffered an accident or fall, be sure to seek medical attention.  Some symptoms may present themselves right away while others could show up later.  To be safe, consult a doctor, even if you suspect only a mild concussion.  Thankfully, one concussion won’t cause severe damage to the brain, but multiple concussions can lead to long-term problems. No matter how minor or severe a head trauma seems, concussions are very serious and should still be taken seriously as they can affect your health and require time to heal.  When it comes to healing, know that Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can help.

Chiropractic Can Aid […]

Insomnia? Restlessness? Sleeping Problems? Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Chiropractic!

Nothing can affect you quite like not sleeping at night.  You wake up each morning hoping to feel refreshed, but instead, you find yourself drained of energy and exhausted.  Not surprisingly, lack of proper sleep is a common complaint among Americans.  We toss and turn all night, or we have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and we never really getting the sufficient sleep we need to function properly and be healthy.  As a result, we experience feelings of fatigue, loss of concentration, and a decreased ability to fight off sickness.  If you wake up more often than not feeling exhausted instead of rested, know that you are not alone.  There is hope for combatting insomnia, restlessness, and your sleepless nights with chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor.

Who Is Affected by Insomnia and Why?

Insomnia can affect anyone—men, women, and children alike.  Sleeplessness in children is definitely cause for concern as children need sufficient amounts of sleep for proper developmental growth.  Lack of sleep in children can lead to serious health concerns such as ADD, hyperactivity, or stunted brain growth and developmental delays.  Adults also have consequences from too little sleep at night.  They may find it difficult to concentrate at work from exhaustion and see a reduction in their job performance.  For adults, insomnia can be caused by a variety of issues, such as sleep apnea or other health issues.  Not getting enough sleep not only affects your physical health, but also your emotional health.  When you are running on empty, you are more likely to experience an emotional roller coaster of mood swings where you feel like life is spiraling out of control at times.  Before things get out of hand, get the help you need from Lithia […]

Chiropractic Care for Multiple Sclerosis

The central nervous system is responsible for controlling all of our body’s movements, processes, and functions. It plays a part in our muscle function, digestive health, and even optic nerve function.  For this reason, if there is a problem within our body, it can usually be traced back to the central nervous system.  Multiple Sclerosis is no different.  Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system itself. Because the entire nervous system is so interconnected to other parts of the body, MS compromises many of our body’s other systems as well.  For example, those with MS develop muscle weakness and usually have trouble walking over time. They may also complain of blurry vision, numbness of the limbs, muscle spasms, or even loss of bladder control.  But MS doesn’t have to take over your life. Trust that you can continue to live life to the fullest even after an MS diagnosis. Begin with a visit to Lithia Springs Chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar. He and his team will complete a full neurological assessment and he will provide gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments to trouble areas to improve your overall body function and reduce the severity and onset of MS symptoms.

Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is caused when the body begins attacking myelin, a necessary fatty substance that is responsible for helping send messages to and from the brain.  When the body begins attacking the myelin, it leaves behind scar tissue and damaged nerves.  These damaged nerves don’t function as they should, thus affecting how the body functions.  Some may not see symptoms of MS for years, while others may notice signs and related problems right away.  The progression of the disease is different for everyone, but there are natural and […]

Pinched Nerve Pain: Find Relief with Chiropractic

Did you wake up this morning with a terrible pain in your back? Do you feel like you pulled something while moving a certain way or playing a sport? The pain you may be experiencing could be a pinched nerve. There are several things that may cause a pinched nerve, though the reason they occur is mainly because of a subluxation, or misalignment of the spine. A pinched nerve is simply a nerve that is being compressed in an unnatural way. This can occur after an intense workout, from bad posture, or just by reaching for something that misaligns the spine, causing the compressed nerve and a whole lot of pain, tingling, or numbness. Pinched nerves can also cause a few other symptoms. A pinched nerve can be debilitating and many people that experience this pain cannot function properly in their day-to-day life; it can make driving to work or school nearly impossible, and sometimes the only way of finding comfort is lying on your bed with a hot or cold pack, but you can’t really get a whole lot done or enjoy your life by doing that constantly.

What Should I Do About It?

The pain caused by a pinched nerve can linger for weeks if not treated properly and in a timely manner. Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic is experienced in treating pain caused by these pinched nerves, and he can help get you back on your feet and back to your life before this pain takes over and before more serious health concerns come about because of it. Several people who experience pinched nerves believe that the pain will eventually go away on its own, or they will take large amounts of pain medication to alleviate the […]

Is Chiropractic Safe for Herniated Discs?

A herniated disc is caused when a disc protrudes out from the spine.  Spinal discs are rubbery pads that support your vertebrae, and when even one is out of place and pressing on a nerve, it can cause significant amounts of pain and other health problems.  Herniated discs can occur in many ways, such as from playing sports, stretching or twisting incorrectly, being in a car accident, improper lifting techniques, or simply getting older.  No matter what the cause, chiropractic care offers relief from the severe pain herniated discs cause and can even help you avoid surgery or other extreme medical measures.

Methods for Managing Herniated Discs

Symptoms of herniated discs include back and neck pain, stiffness, leg pain, arm pain, or spinal tenderness.  If the symptoms of a herniated disc become too much to bear, doctors often resort to back surgery to correct the disc protrusion.  However, an invasive procedure such as surgery is often a last resort and comes with many risks.  Before resorting to surgery, consider chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor. Studies have shown that spinal adjustments can considerably help in managing herniated discs.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Herniated discs are excruciatingly painful and any little movement could further aggravate them.  While some may think that chiropractic care will cause more damage to the spine and further aggravate a herniated disc, nothing could be further from the truth.  Lithia Springs chiropractors are careful to examine the issue and treat it with caution and care.  In fact, specialized methods are used to ensure quality care that can gently move the herniated disc away from nerves.  This, in turn, alleviates pain and discomfort. Removing subluxations of the spine also removes nerve interference, thus ensuring your body’s systems are working properly.  Misalignments […]

Bedwetting – Can Chiropractic Help?

Many pediatricians don’t consider bedwetting a problem until a child is 7 years old, but most kids are capable of staying dry all night long much earlier than that. In fact, potty training experts, doctors, and parents alike have found that the earlier a child is “night trained,” the less likely he or she is to have nighttime accidents later in life.

Whether your child is younger than 7 or well beyond that age, bedwetting is no fun for anyone involved. Children can struggle with self-esteem issues due to night wetting, and parents can struggle with the frustration of not knowing how to help their child. The medical term for bedwetting, nocturnal enuresis, includes both children who have wet the bed since birth and those who have gained bladder control and then seemingly lose it again at nighttime.

Your Spine and Urinary System

The lumbar spine contains the nerves that control the entire excretory system, or the part of the body that gets rid of wastes. The urinary system is a part of that, and it includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. When bedwetting occurs in a child or adult who should be able to control their bladder at night, it’s because there is some sort of miscommunication between the brain and the urinary system. This miscommunication is likely due to nerve interference in the lumbar spine and is most likely caused by a vertebral subluxation.

When Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Bolar adjusts a practice member, he utilizes both the pre-adjustment scan and his own hands to determine where a spinal misalignment is. He then adjusts gently and specifically to correct the misalignment and restore proper function to the entire body. Since most people suffering from bedwetting have subluxations, oftentimes their first adjustment will […]

Subluxation

WHAT IS SUBLUXATION?

Often described in practice as a partial dislocation, a subluxation is when the vertebrae move slightly out of alignment causing pressure or irritation to the nerves. The spine loses normal motion and/or position and can have an affect on the nerves involved and vertebrae around the subluxated area. As the vertebrae are not functioning properly this can cause wear and tear on the discs and associated ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissue. This nerve interference results in the body operating at a reduced rate. Pain, inflammation and tenderness often follow. Once the nervous system has been impaired via a subluxation, the overall health and wellbeing of the person is at reduced.

Chiropractors locate Subluxations which cause interference to the nervous system. They then correct the interference through gentle movements of the spine. This is usually done with the hands, which relieves the pressure to the nerves therefore assisting in correction and improving the health of the nerves.

WHAT CAUSES SUBLUXATIONS?

Subluxations are caused through varying ways. They can be responses to physical, emotional, chemical or genetic factors.

Physical

Birth process, slips, falls, car accident, poor sleeping habits, repetitive motions, sports injuries, bad postural habits etc.

Emotional

Stressful conditions such as family problems, divorce, death in family, work stresses, life problems and not being able to manage stressful situations.

Chemical

External pollutants in the environment, smoking, drugs, car fumes, alcohol, poor diet.

Genetics

Many health problems can run in families.

Muscle weakness or imbalance from stress, obesity or lack of exercise are all contributing factors to Subluxations

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH SUBLUXATIONS?

Most patients actually wait until they have a symptom such as pain until they seek chiropractic help. They can have a range of symptoms including:

  • Inflammation & swelling
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Low energy
  • Tenderness
  • Reduction or loss of mobility
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling sensations
  • Loss of sensation
  • Weakness, dizziness
  • […]