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!

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 [...]

Can Chiropractic Help With Sciatic Pain?

Sciatica, pain felt from the sciatic nerve, usually begins in the lower back, runs through the buttocks, and goes into the leg.  Sciatica and the lower back pain accompanying it are usually caused by problems with the spine.  Herniated discs or spinal subluxations can both cause the crippling pain of sciatica that is caused by the sciatic nerve running through the lower back into the legs.  Herniated discs can be caused by a number of things, such as repeated trauma from hours of sitting at a desk or any injury to the spine.  Symptoms of sciatica can be a dull or sharp pain, weakness in the lower extremities, or a tingling or burning sensation.  Because the sciatic nerve is the cause of the pain, chiropractic care is a great solution to bring about relief from sciatica. How Does Chiropractic Manage Sciatica Pain? Those who experience intense pain often look for relief from over-the-counter medications to alleviate pain.  Sciatica sufferers may try hot or cold compresses at the point of pain, or even steroid shots in an attempt to correct the problem.  While the pain may resolve itself for a while, it usually returns again with a vengeance.  A Lithia Springs [...]

Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Asthma Sufferers

  While many people believe that chiropractic care is great for back and neck pain, it can also be beneficial for so much more.  Chiropractic is a great way to improve overall health and wellness so that you can feel great and experience proper function of all your body’s systems.  A visit to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can even benefit those who suffer from asthma.  Asthma is a condition that affects breathing, and it occurs from inflamed and narrowed airways. It can affect everyone—babies, children, teens, and adults alike.  Annual cases of asthma have increased over the past few years, and statistics show that about 100 million people suffer from chronic asthma across the nation, and 365 million report asthma symptoms worldwide.  While several cases of asthma are simply an inconvenience, some asthma attacks can be life-threatening.  This common chronic disease doesn’t have a known cure, but there are ways to manage or even dissolve symptoms completely.  Breathing treatments and medications can help, particularly in the midst of an asthma attack, but chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to manage asthma, relieve symptoms, and improve overall wellness. Methods for Managing Asthma Inhalers are the common form of treatment [...]

Chiropractic for Those with Scoliosis

  An abnormal curve of the spine is known as scoliosis.  Any twisting of the spine or improper curve of the spine when looking from a front or back view is considered a form of scoliosis.  Although there are many varieties of spinal curvatures that could contribute to scoliosis, the most common form involves a side to side curve instead of a straight spine.  This common type of scoliosis is called idiopathic scoliosis and often occurs in the adolescent years (ages 10-14), but it can occur at any age.  Other forms of scoliosis include neuromuscular or myopathic scoliosis, degenerative scoliosis, or congenital scoliosis.  No matter what type of scoliosis people suffer from, it can be both painful and even debilitating.  Before scoliosis worsens to the point of causing health issues, find out how a chiropractor can help. Managing Scoliosis Scoliosis is a disease that usually progresses over time. While there may be no cure to eradicate spinal curves completely, chiropractic can manage scoliosis to prevent it from worsening and it can even reduce the curve in certain cases.  Because scoliosis is an improper spinal alignment, chiropractic care can also prevent scoliosis from occurring before it starts through maintaining optimal spinal [...]

Can Chiropractic Care Offer Relief from Raynaud’s Syndrome?

  Raynaud’s Syndrome is a rare disorder of the blood vessels that affects mostly the fingers and toes.  A lack of blood flow to the fingers and toes will cause them to turn blue or white and may be painful.  More and more information about Raynaud’s Syndrome is being discovered.  The more we learn about this syndrome, the better we can understand how to manage the symptoms of Raynaud’s Syndrome.  While there are ways to manage the lack of blood flow to the extremities, chiropractic care has shown to significantly help those who suffer from symptoms of Raynaud’s Syndrome. What Is Raynaud’s Syndrome? Raynaud’s Syndrome affects the blood flow, usually in the fingers and toes.  Circumstances such as cold weather or even stressful situations cause the blood vessels to narrow, restricting blood flow and turning fingers and toes blue or white.  Shortly after an “attack,” blood flow will return to the fingers and toes, but this causes skin to turn red and tingle or throb.  In some extreme cases, the loss of blood flow may lead to sores on the skin or tissue death.  Raynaud’s Syndrome is more common in women over 30 and is also more prevalent in colder [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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