Chiropractic Research2018-03-22T03:35:53+00:00

Chiropractic Research

Read the latest news and research on how chiropractic care can benefit you and your family!

Chiropractic Care Can Help Improve Behavior in Kids

As a child is growing and developing, it is very important that they get adequate sleep, maintain a proper diet, get enough exercise, and so on. Lack of sleep and a poor diet are often a major contributors to other issues in kids, such as ADHD, stunted brain growth, developmental issues, and behavioral problems. Other underlying health issues can contribute to child’s poor behavior and their inability to get adequate sleep, and vice versa. What most people don’t realize is that a Lithia Springs chiropractor, like Dr. Ronnie Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic, can provide care that gets to the root of any child’s problem, particularly when it comes to sleep disturbances and behavioral issues. Is Medication the Right Answer? It’s not uncommon for many parents to seek out specialized medication in order to alleviate behavioral issues. However, the problem with medication as a solution to those problems is that medication is only a temporary fix or a mask for the problem and it doesn’t get to the root of the issue. Behavior-altering medications also can change the personality of your children and affect other parts of their lives, such as their sleep habits and their appetite. Since sleep and [...]

Finding Stress Relief through Chiropractic Care

Everybody deals with stress. It’s just a normal part of life. However, some people experience different intensities, frequencies, and types of stress than other people. Trying to escape from it completely is an uphill battle because it’s not possible to completely alleviate all stress and associated symptoms. But you can, however, find stress relief and alleviate some of the symptoms, reduce the intensity, diminish the frequency, and otherwise increase your tolerance of stress. One solution that is often overlooked is chiropractic care. Whether you’re dealing with a lot of stress or a little, chiropractic care may surprise you with the relief that it can bring. How Stress Shows Up Stress can show up in a variety of different ways and from many different sources or causes. It is a type of mechanism that kicks into motion when it’s dealing with something that is uncomfortable or unwanted. In other words, it is an indicator from our body and nervous system that the body needs some kind of change. When we experience stress, the body releases cortisol, and whatever doesn’t get alleviated or dealt with continues to cause the body to produce cortisol. Cortisol in small amounts on an occasional basis can be a good [...]

Chiropractic Care: Non-Invasive Relief for GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD as it’s known by most, is a condition that many people suffer from. If you have GERD, you are constantly worrying about whether or not certain foods will affect you more than others, how well you’ll be able to stay asleep at night, where the closest restroom is, and other unpleasant symptoms. What if there was a non-invasive method to get relief from GERD that gets closer to the root cause, rather than using medication that acts only as a temporary solution? Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar from Vital Life Chiropractic specializes in helping his practice members find relief for a wide variety of conditions through principled, neurologically-based chiropractic care. Common Solutions for GERD Relief Working outside of a chiropractic environment, it’s quite common to receive a lot of medical advice and suggestions from doctors, including but not limited to diet change, exercise change, avoiding specific types of food (fried and fatty foods), eliminating caffeine and alcohol, and more. These lifestyle changes are often beneficial, but they may not be a permanent solution to GERD symptoms. It’s even possible to be prescribed specific medications (or even surgery!) to reduce the symptoms you’re experiencing with [...]

If You Experience Numbness or Tingling, Chiropractic Can Help

  A pins and needles sensation in your extremities can be very annoying and uncomfortable.  Because numbness and tingling can be associated with other health concerns as well, it can also bring about stress and anxiety.  However, numbness and tingling doesn’t have to be something you simply live with day to day.  In order to rule out major health concerns, you must first determine the root cause of the sensation.  Most of the time, tingling or numbness in the extremities isn’t as serious as you think.  In fact, the cause often lies within the spine.  If this is the case, a Lithia Springs chiropractor can address the issue at hand to reduce or completely get rid of these uncomfortable sensations. What Can Cause Numbness and Tingling? For your peace of mind and overall comfort and quality of life, it is important that you find the cause of your numbness and tingling.  Some serious causes may be diabetes, multiple sclerosis, a seizure disorder, or a stroke.  However, most of the time, these sensations in your arms and legs can be the cause of something a little less serious, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or migraines.  A pinched nerve can also be [...]

Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis

A leading cause of pain in the heel can be attributed to plantar fasciitis.  This painful condition of the plantar fascia, the ligament in the bottom of your foot, is caused by small tears in the ligament.  If not addressed, these small tears can turn into larger tears, causing more pain and more problems.  You may not realize that chiropractic care can be a solution for plantar fasciitis pain.  Many Americans suffer from plantar fasciitis symptoms and many have found relief with chiropractic care. What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? There are many things that can cause plantar fasciitis.  Too much improper form during exercise, suffering a fall, or injuring yourself can cause damage to the plantar fascia that leads to plantar fasciitis.  Something as simple as wearing the wrong type of shoes on your feet, standing on your feet all day on a regular basis, or even other previous health conditions such as arthritis can cause plantar fasciitis.  Once they begin, the symptoms can become painful and annoying fairly fast. It can be so painful that it even affects how you walk.  Changing how you walk in an attempt to avoid plantar fasciitis pain can also be harmful to your body [...]

Increase Your Productivity and Decrease Your Sick Days with Chiropractic Care

For business owners, productivity plays an important role in the work atmosphere and overall business success.  The more productive your employees are, the more benefits your company experiences.  But sicknesses during the cold winter months often affect the productivity of employees at work.  Employees either take sick days because they aren’t feeling well or come to work feeling under the weather to avoid taking sick days.  As an employer, you’ve likely thought about how you can decrease the amount of sick days employees take while also increasing productivity in the office.  The answer may surprise you… chiropractic care! Chiropractic Wellness Plans Chiropractic care is associated with alleviating back and neck pain, but it does so much more than just that.  In fact, it has been shown to boost the immune system so that our bodies can fight off sickness quicker or even before illnesses fully manifests themselves.  Even the best employees sometimes suffer from the flu, the common cold, or even high blood pressure.  These health concerns are linked to spinal misalignments.  Misalignments cause nerve interference and disruption that leads to dysfunction and illness. Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can adjust the spine to remove misalignments and restore proper [...]

Chiropractic Care Gives You True Correction – Not Just Temporary Relief

  Visits to the chiropractor for back and neck pain are common.  Once you have found relief from pain, you may wish to no longer schedule chiropractic appointments.  But principled chiropractors, like Dr. Ronnie at Vital Life Chiropractic, know that time and repetition with consistent chiropractic care will benefit you and your health both now and well into the future. Chiropractic care is more than just a quick fix. Pain or injury may come about at any time due to spinal misalignments, but the actual misalignment and function problem didn’t arise overnight. It has taken years for your body to get to where it is, and it won’t be corrected immediately with just one chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments are more than just a health fad that boasts quick yet temporary relief.  Chiropractic care focuses on the central nervous system and the spine and aims to restore proper spinal health over time, leading to more effective function of the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The long-term effects of chiropractic care bring about real restoration to your body functions and true correction of any issues or problems. It will provide relief from multiple ailments and most pains, but [...]

The Effects of Childbirth on Both Mom and Baby

For most women, pregnancy and childbirth are not like they portray it in the movies.  In the end, there is the peaceful moment of holding your newborn child, but there’s a lot more that goes on in between that first positive test and that magical moment of meeting your newborn.  From experiencing the pain of labor to withstanding the exhaustion of childbirth, there is a lot more to birthing a baby than breathing exercises.  There’s nothing quite like the miracle of childbirth, but there is a lot of healing that needs to happen after.  It can take time for the soreness to go away or for moms to get the hang of breastfeeding.  During birth, there can also be trauma to the spine and surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles that will need time to heal.  Childbirth can affect the mom in many ways, but did you know that the baby goes through a traumatic experience as well?  No matter what kind of birth experience you had, some form of birth trauma occurred.  Addressing the effects of childbirth on both moms and babies can be essential to the short-term and long-term health of both mother and child. Childbirth Takes a Toll [...]

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 [...]

Can Chiropractic Care Support Those With Autism?

  Autism is a disorder that affects 1 in every 68 children.  It usually begins to present itself and is diagnosed by the age of 18 months, but some children don’t receive a diagnosis until years later.  Autism affects children in many different ways, but autistic children typically struggle with interacting with others, thinking and playing with imagination, and communication.  The causes of autism remain unknown, but there are some genetic and environmental factors considered to have an impact on the likelihood of a child having autism.  Whatever the cause, the fact remains that it affects the children diagnosed with it as well as their parents, who try to give their children the very best in care and support.  More and more, families are turning to chiropractic care as a means to support those with autism.  But how can a Lithia Spring chiropractor help those affected by autism spectrum disorder? Chiropractic and Autism Chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor focuses on spinal health to ensure the body is functioning as it should.  Spinal misalignments disrupt nerve communication in the body and affect how the body operates, including neurological function.  Nerve interference affects the central nervous system, which impacts the immune [...]

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