Chiropractic Research 2018-03-22T03:35:53+00:00

Chiropractic Research

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

Chiropractic Care Can Help You Overcome Addiction

  Addiction is a very serious problem that is unfortunately becoming more and more common across the U.S.  In fact, over 20 million people in the U.S. could benefit from treatment methods to help combat addictions.  The cycle of addiction can affect job performance, destroy families, and ruin lives.  Furthermore, addiction can lead to even more problems such as convictions or jail time.  It is estimated that 80% of crimes committed are somehow related to substance abuse.  If you or someone you love has an addiction problem, it is crucial to get help before the situation spirals out of control.  Fortunately, a Lithia Springs chiropractor can help. Addiction Treatment Methods When faced with addiction, many will turn to a variety of methods to cope.  Rehabilitation facilities can help people get clean and teach them skills for staying sober.  Counseling sessions and group therapy are also methods for treating addiction.  If these don’t work or if they aren’t enough on their own, sometimes people will turn to medications.  This may not be the best option as medications come with potentially harmful side effects.  Additionally, some will argue that giving medicine to those who already struggle with substance abuse will do more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chiropractic and Carpal Tunnel

Have you experienced numbness and tingling in the arm or wrist?  Do you feel weak when you try to write or type? Do you have trouble doing normal tasks that involve using your arm and wrist?  You may be experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel.  Carpal tunnel is usually caused by repetitive movement of the arm, wrist, and hand, such as typing, repeated use of power tools, or repeatedly overextending the wrist such as when playing the piano.  This repeated movement or overextension leads to swelling or inflammation in the wrist, with in turn leads to carpal tunnel syndrome.  Carpal tunnel can be an annoyance that affects your job performance or ability to enjoy your hobbies.  Thankfully, a visit to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can be the answer you are looking for to find relief from carpal tunnel symptoms. Why Do I Have Carpal Tunnel? The main cause of carpal tunnel lies within the median nerve.  This nerve runs from your hand all the way up the arm.  It goes through the wrist at an area called the carpal tunnel, which is the affected area for carpal tunnel syndrome. Swelling in this area leads to nerve interference that prevents proper communication [...]

Is Chiropractic Care Better Than Drugs for Headache Pain?

While back pain is a great reason to visit a Lithia Spring chiropractor, headaches are also a big reason that a lot of people first visit a chiropractor. In fact, 90 % of Americans have complaints of frequent headaches.  While most headaches are minor and not always a reason for concern, they can be annoying and affect everyday life.  When a headache begins, many people turn to medication to alleviate headache pain.  But is that really the best option? Medication Only Masks Symptoms The dull or sharp pain that accompanies a headache can be frustrating and painful; however, medication is not always the best option to treat headache pain.  Prescription medication only acts like a band-aid, masking symptoms for a little while, and symptoms usually return once the medication has worn off.  Additionally, medications can come with the risk of potentially harmful side effects.  So while medication might take the edge off initially, the long-term risks can outweigh the short-term reward. Chiropractic Is a Safe Alternative to Medication For a safe and natural way to effectively treat headache pain, turn to Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar. Headaches can be caused by tension or pressure in the back and neck. Spinal [...]

Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Pain

Every year, many people find themselves involved in auto accidents.  Thankfully, most accidents are minor fender benders, but even though you think everything is fine, you may actually have an injury to the spine or neck. The sudden impact of any auto accident, no matter how minor, is enough to cause injury.  You may be oblivious to the effects of an auto accident as pain is usually the last symptom to manifest itself.  However, if these issues are not dealt with in a timely manner, they could lead to more serious chronic back or neck pain later on, in addition to a slew of other issues.  To avoid recurring problems from auto accident injuries, visit a Lithia Springs chiropractor for examination after any fender bender, no matter how minor it seemed. Common Injuries from an Auto Accident One of the most common complaints after an auto accident is neck and back pain caused by the sudden forward motion of the neck during an accident.  Out of the 6 million auto accidents that occur each year, rear-end crashes are the most common, and all of these lead to some form of forcing the head forward and then slamming it back, causing [...]

Improve Thyroid Function with Chiropractic

The thyroid is an important part of the body in that it regulates the metabolism, controls body temperature, and ensures proper growth of the body.  If the thyroid isn’t functioning as it should, it could be the cause of health concerns.  Hyperthyroidism (when the thyroid overproduces necessary hormones) and hypothyroidism (when not enough hormones are produced) will lead to larger health issues.  Thankfully, a Lithia Springs chiropractor can help. Poor Thyroid Function Leads To Health Concerns If you experience symptoms such as unexplained weight gain, inability to concentrate, depression, fatigue, or hair loss, then you might have a low functioning thyroid, known as hypothyroidism.  Many things can lead to hypothyroidism, such as taking certain prescription medications, a misalignment of the spine, or removal of the thyroid.  Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, can also cause a myriad of health problems like rapid heart rate, tremors, anxiety, overactive bowels, sweating, or restlessness.  Medication is commonly prescribed to optimize thyroid production, but medication only covers up the symptoms for the time being and often comes with a slew of side effects.  In addition, too much thyroid medication can cause inflammation of the thyroid, or thyroiditis.  Many people don’t initially recognize problems with thyroid [...]

Digestive Health and Chiropractic

  Across the nation, digestion issues are on the rise.  Poor digestion leads to pain and uncomfortable symptoms that could be caused by a lack of exercise or a poor diet. Sometimes other health issues or medications can lead to digestive issues as well. No matter the cause, it is clear that something must be done to aid in proper digestion.  Both men and women alike are seeking an answer to improve digestive health when other methods simply don’t work.  Even children haven’t escaped from digestive issues.  In fact, many children suffer from constipation from a young age.  Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be a natural and effective way to aid in digestion.  In the instance of an 8-year-old boy who had experienced constipation since birth, chiropractic adjustments helped.  After two months of chiropractic adjustments along with a diet change, proper digestion was restored and he no longer suffered from constipation. Digestion Issues That Require Chiropractic Care Digestive problems that lead to irritation of the small and large intestines, such as Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, can cause flare-ups that are uncomfortable.  Slow digestion, chronic inflammation, or food allergies can also be painful and [...]

Be Proactive—Not Reactive—with Your Health

Although it’s common, it is less than ideal to first find out something is wrong with your body and then seek ways to treat the issues at hand, reacting to health issues and trying to get ahead of them before they cause major problems.  Ideally, we want to take care of our bodies so that we can alleviate any possible health concerns before they begin.  This is known as taking a proactive stance on healthcare.  Knowing how to live a proactive lifestyle and take care of your body is the first step in ensuring that you lead a healthy lifestyle.  Initially, it all begins with knowing how to implement self-care and take care of yourself, and this should include regular visits to Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ron Bolar. What Is Self-Care? Self-care begins with listening to your body and being proactive in staying healthy.  Feeding your body healthy foods, exercising to increase energy levels and improve cardio levels, and getting enough sleep at night so your body can rest and recuperate are all ways to practice self-care.  Living a healthy lifestyle and being aware of how your body is functioning is essential to avoiding problematic symptoms of sickness or pain.  [...]

Prevent Ear Infections with Chiropractic Care

  Many children suffer from painful ear infections, whether bacterial or viral, or some adults can experience frequent ear infections as well.  Some instances of chronic ear infections might result in surgery to place tubes in the ears.  Every year, 500,000 children have tubes placed in their ears, yet most of these children still suffer from occurrences of ear infections after the tubes are put in.  Before subjecting children to a risky procedure, consider chiropractic care for reducing or preventing recurrent ear infections. Why Children Are More Prone to Ear Infections Eustachian tubes, which connect the middle ear to the back of the throat, are responsible for properly draining liquid from the ear to prevent blockage and infection.  The Eustachian tubes of children are parallel to the ground, causing them to sometimes retain fluid, leading to either bacterial or viral infections of the ear.  In adults, these Eustachian tubes are slightly tilted, which allows for proper drainage and it the reason why adults don’t get ear infections as often as children.  When fluid cannot drain properly, a vacuum is created which pulls the fluid toward the middle ear and throat without a way out.  When fluid sits stagnantly in the [...]

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