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Asthma also called bronchial asthma is a condition where a person’s airways become inflamed, which in turn narrows the bronchial tubes and produces extra mucus which makes it very difficult if not almost impossible to breathe in extreme cases.

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Asthma is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in USA. More than 26 million Americans are affected, including 7 million children.

Asthma can range from a minor problem to a serious and deadly life-threatening attack. The death rate from Asthma has increased more than 66% since 1980, with a record 6600 annual deaths attributed to Asthma. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to this disease.

Symptoms of Asthma

Cough: can occur at night, during exercise, can be chronic, and dry, with phlegm, mild or severe.

Respiratory: difficulty breathing, wheezing, breathing through the mouth, fast breathing, frequent respiratory infections, rapid breathing or shortness of breath at night.

Also Common: chest tightness, flares, anxiety, early awakening, fast heart rate or throat irritation.

An asthma attack can be triggered by different types of irritants including dust, pollen, ragweed, aspirin, perfume, stress, dust mites, pet hair, food additives and occupational vapors. Although these may trigger an attack, they are not the primary cause of the attack.

What do Doctors Say?

Neurosurgeon, Dr. James Woddersee says “Subluxations of vertebra occur in all parts of the spine and in all degrees. When the dislocation is so slight as to not affect the spinal cord, it will still produce disturbances in the spinal nerves passing from the foramina”.

In other words, these slight dislocations can cause an interruption in nerve signals not allowing the lungs to get the message to breathe properly.

According to Academy of Pain Research, Dr. T.N. Lee – “Hyper functional or Hypo functional neurons along a neural chain prevent normal nerve transmission causing disturbances in the homeostasis of the cells, tissues and organs”.

Asthma, If Misdiagnosed, Can Be Deadly

Asthma is among the most common chronic illness accounting for 14.2 million lost workdays for adults. It also accounts for 10.5 million missed school days a year. The number of people in the US diagnosed with asthma is increasing. The greatest rise in asthma rates is among black children, with an almost 50 percent increase from 2001 to 2010. Researchers estimate asthma-related costs, including the direct cost of health care and indirect costs such as decreased worker productivity, at around $60 billion annually.

Is There Any Chance To Cure Asthma Using Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractors detect and correct vertebral subluxations by physically adjusting the spine. Chiropractic therapy helps to restore the nervous system to an optimum level of function which maximizes the body’s healing ability.

True Health Journal says – “One possible alternative to drug therapy for asthma is Chiropractic Care. There is mounting preliminary clinical evidence that it may offer relief to asthma sufferers. It may also be possible to rectify, at least to some extent, the hyper-responsiveness of the lungs through Chiropractic”.

A report published in Holland Medical Journal stated “Out of a group of 115 families with asthmatic children, 73% had utilized chiropractic care for the asthma and 92% of the families reported that Chiropractic was beneficial for their children.”

A recent study by Dr. Ron Pero, a leading cancer and genetic research specialist, found that chiropractic patients of all ages had a 200% greater “immune competence” than people who had never received chiropractic care and a 400% greater immune competence than people with serious diseases.

If you need help with your Asthma, call – (615)375-8423 to quickly get relief or send us an email – shae.dicksonchiropractic@gmail.com.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) also known as median nerve compression is a medical condition that affects the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The Carpal “tunnel” is a narrow passage-way located in the wrist. It allows for the median nerve to extend from the spine to the hand, to pass through.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is when there is compression on the median nerve potentially causing the loss of feeling and movement to portions of the hand. Women are three times as prone to developing the condition as men. Experts say 71% of women suffer this problem normally due to the smaller size of most women’s carpal tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome are unknown. It can be associated with any condition that causes pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Some common conditions that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome include:

Pain Areas: Hands, Wrist or Forearm.

Key Symptoms: Pain in the hand and arm with numbness or tingling.

People may also Experience these symptoms:

What are the Treatment Methods for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

There are lot of treatment method available today from yoga to surgery depending on patient’s condition and the extent of the carpal tunnel syndrome problem. Remember that the same treatment that helps your friend or neighbor may not work for you. You may need to try out different treatment options per your condition to get the relief you need.

Treatment method options:

Splint: A rigid accessory that is used to stabilize and protect an injured point.

Steroids: This drug modifies and stimulates hormone effects, often to reduce inflammation or for tissue growth and repair.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug: Relieves pain, decreases inflammation and reduces fever.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery: Performed to relieve pressure on the nerve passing through the wrist.

Ice Pack: Reduces inflammation and dulls sensation of pain.

Rest: Reducing activity for a short period of time following an injury to promote healing.

Stretching: Stretching exercises can improve flexibility and improve physical function.

Chiropractic Care: A drug free, non-surgical treatment

Primary Care Provider (PCP): Helps with diagnosis

Occupational Therapist: Help with movement and stretching exercises.

Physiotherapist: Restores muscle strength and function through exercise.

Hand Surgeon: Performs surgery to treat hand conditions.

What is the role of Chiropractic in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can become a serious problem and if nothing is done you may require surgery to fix the problem. If caught early, then chiropractic treatment is an effective, drug-free method to ease the symptoms and pain caused by CTS, and provide long-term relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome comes on slowly and gets worse with time. The median nerve in the wrist when trapped can cause great pain. An experienced chiropractor like Dr. Scott Jutte, will help to “reset” your body, arm, wrist to the correct position, which will allow better nerve flow and all the body to heal itself and in turn help treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. A combination of rest, ice, laser therapy, electrical stimulation and manual adjustment, based on your chiropractic assessment will help to fix the problem.

Nutritional supplements like, B6 vitamins helps in treating CTS. A technique that may also help is called electro-acupuncture. This option helps to stimulate the median points allowing your body to open those areas that are compressed.

Chiropractors also highly suggest healthy habits such as – avoiding repetitive stress, work modification through ergonomic equipment, stretches and isometric exercises that will aid in prevention and recovery for persons at risk.

If you are experiencing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or have any questions about it, please give us a call for Chiropractic Care in Dickson(615) 375-8423 or email us at – shae.dicksonchiropractic@gmail.com.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis which affects the spine and large joints and is also known as Bechterew’s Disease. The condition is more common among men and usually begins in early adulthood. Ankylosing spondylitis is considered to be a chronic disease if it lasts longer than 3 months.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptoms:

People may also experience pain in the following areas:

Treatmenting Ankylosing Spondylitis:

There is no specific cure for ankylosing spondylitis. But treatments may decrease symptoms. Suggested treatments are:

Physical Exercise: 20-30 minutes of aerobic activity for 5 days a week helps to improve physical function and maintain cardiovascular health while recovering.

Stretching: Stretching exercises can improve flexibility and improve physical function.

Physical Therapy: Physical therapy helps to restore muscle strength and function through exercise.

Non-steroidal anti-Inflammatory drugs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs helps to relieve pain, decrease inflammation and reduce fever.

Immuno Suppressive Drug: Reduces the immune response.

Anti-Inflammatory: Helps to prevent or counteracts swelling (inflammation) in joints and tissues.

Steroid: Steroids help to modify and simulates hormonal effects, often to reduce inflammation or for tissue growth and repair.

Chiropractic: Non-surgical treatment that helps relax your muscles and reduce pain.

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Performs surgery for conditions affecting bones and muscles.

Rheumatologist: Specialises in arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Restores function and quality of life to those with physical disabilities.

Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis:

Chiropractic Care for Ankylosing Spondylitis is different than normal chiropractic care due to the possible aggressive inflammation.
Range of movement, stretching and exercise are the key to maintaining flexibility. If you do not get a proper stretch, exercise or have an experienced chiropractor ensure you are getting the proper and full range of motion your body could remain frozen in the hunched over position due to this disease.

Don’t let this happen to you.

Contact Dickson Chiropractic today and talk with Dr. Scott Jutte about how you can still maintain some flexibility with this possibly chronic disease.

Call 615-375-8423 today.

Tendonitis: What is it?

Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendonitis is often caused by sudden, sharp movements or repetitive exercises like running, jumping or throwing or even typing.

Tendonitis

Causes of Tendonitis:

Tendonitis can occur with athletes who use poor techniques in sports or workers who perform repetitive motions, such as typing.  Tendonitis usually presents in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb, hip, knee, and ankles.

Symptoms of Tendonitis:

Reducing Your Tendonitis:

Chiropractic Treatment for Tendonitis:

The first step your chiropractor will take in treating tendonitis is to assess the problem and rule out any other possible underlying causes of your pain. This is necessary because the joint pain and stiffness associated with tendonitis are similar to the symptoms of arthritis.  After a complete diagnosis, your chiropractor will select a natural, non-surgical and non-drug treatment plan to help with your tendonitis.

These chiropractic treatments might include: ice, rest, temporary immobilization, electrical muscle stimulation, laser therapy, manual trigger point therapy, strengthening exercises, physical therapy, and/or massage. Joint manipulation may also be performed on individuals with diminished joint mobility.

Chronic Tendonitis:

Chronic tendonitis is tendonitis that has continued for six months or more. After your chiropractor evaluates the exact point of your pain, he may find the point of pain might be an injury that has occurred elsewhere on your body. Misaligned joints can cause tendonitis due to the extra strain from your body being out of alignment.

Once your body is back in the proper alignment, the tendonitis and or symptoms could completely disappear. Following proper exercises suggested by your chiropractor can help keep the affected muscles strong and prevent a recurring injury. Chiropractors will usually recommend a full body approach including diet, supplements and lifestyle changes to help heal and prevent future occurrences of tendonitis.

You need a good chiropractic clinic to help you with this and other problems, like neck pain, back pain, sciatica, or injuries from car accidents and sports.

Let Dickson Chiropractic help you feel better fast. Call us today and feel better tomorrow.     (615) 375-8423.

Today’s health problems are big issue and have affected most people.  Add on to that workplace injuries and you could have some serious downtime.

While you could treat a workplace injury with medication or worse ignore the problem, this is a temporary fix with the possibility of a side-effect due to the medication.

Chiropractic care, a non-side effect solution, is your better choice to maintain good health and a happy life.

Workplace injuries

Common Injuries at the Workplace?

All jobs have some type of risk.  From accident injuries while on a manufacturing floor to repetitive injuries from repeating the same task over and over and over again day in and day out.  Injuries like:

Can Chiropractic Treatment Heal Workplace Injuries?

Your local Dickson Chiropractic care center in Dickson, TN can help with most workplace injuries.  The usual problems chiropractors in Dickson see are back pain issues and neck pain issues.

Standing on your feet all day really gives your back a beating and continually compresses it due to gravity.  Doing this day in and day out over time can cause your body a lot of pain and discomfort.

On the other hand, sitting all day staring at a computer screen can really aggravate your neck pain.

Chiropractic care will help determine the underlying cause of your problem and create a solution that will help you with no side-effects, no medications and quick, painless relief.

Your chiropractor will help put your body back into alignment and help you decompress your body.

If you have hurt yourself or you just want to keep your body in the best shape you can come to your local Dickson Chiropractic care center in Tennessee for your complete fitness solution.

Call 615.375.8423 now to get started or feel free to email us at:  shae.dicksonchiropractic@gmail.com.

With winter season in full swing, many people are running to their local pharmacy to get relief from allergic reactions – allergies. According to a recent data survey, 40% of people in developed countries suffer from at least one allergic condition. This ongoing rise is believed to be due to environmental changes around the globe and an increase in air pollution.

It’s not surprising many chiropractic patients report a reduction of allergy symptoms when treated regularly for vertebral subluxations. Scientific research shows chiropractic treatments may not have much or any improvement in all allergy cases, but most people have had great results with Chiropractic Care.

Allergy

 

The causes of some allergic reactions to harmless substances are largely unknown, but medical studies show stress can play a huge role in these allergy problems. An allergic reaction is not caused by the substance/item itself, rather by our body’s interpretation of this item/substance as dangerous to us. Skin reactions, breathing difficulties and sinus allergies can be relieved by Chiropractic Care.

What are the Common Symptoms of Allergies?

When exposed to something the body feels is a danger to itself, it will provide warning signs and attempt to stop the “infection” with common symptoms like:

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Allergies

Chiropractic care is all about the natural alignment of the body and the body’s ability to heal itself.  Your immune system and the nervous system are closely joined and when your body cannot properly communicate with itself then problems occur.

A professional chiropractor, like Dr. Scott Jutte of Dickson Chiropractic, assesses your body alignment through an examination and/or X-Ray’s.  This will show Dr. Jutte what is out of alignment in your body and what needs to be adjusted.

Through proper chiropractic care and spinal manipulation your body will again be able to assess its’ state of health and send signals from the brain to the whole body and reduce and/or stop the reactions your body mistakenly took against what it thought was an invasion.

In addition your chiropractor can offer you good advice on dietary and lifestyle changes to help you avoid future allergic reactions including foods and environmental factors to avoid or consume to boost your health and lessen the severity of allergy symptoms.

If you are suffering from allergies contact your Dickson Chiropractic Clinic.

Dickson Chiropractic is ready to help you today. Learn more by calling 615.375.8423 now.

With the seasonal changes now in full effect, the dryness and cold of winter can increase back pain in people. Let Chiropractic and Massage Therapy adjust and massage those pains away.

Should you see Chiropractors for Back Pain in Dickson, TN?

Back pain is a very common problem with eight out of ten adults experiencing it at some stage of their lives. While most people might reach for pain medications to deal with their back pain, another very effective way is chiropractic care.

Back pain treatment

Back pain chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective methods for the treatment of back pain. If you have back pain but have never visited any chiropractor; here is what you can expect, how to find a chiropractor near Dickson, TN along with some of the most common chiropractic methods of treatment.

Finding a Back Pain Treatment Center in Dickson?

Finding a highly-recommended, licensed chiropractor will help ensure that you experience relief from back pain. Ask your physician, physical therapist, or other medical professionals for their recommendations.

On your first visit with your chiropractor, talk about your medical conditions, concerns, and questions with your chiropractor. During your first visit, with a chiropractor for back pain, you may be X-rayed and/or have an examination based on what you told your chiropractor. You should also let your chiropractor know about any medication use.

There are a lot of techniques used in spinal manipulation therapy including Chiropractic Massage Therapy.

Tools used by Chiropractors for Back pain in Dickson, TN?

For back pain chiropractors may use a few different tools to perform a chiropractic adjustment. These include:

 

Chiropractic Massage Therapy for back pain is a highly effective way of managing back pain, in addition to other types of pain. For many people, back pain can become chronic, even debilitating. Chiropractic care provides another pain management option instead of drugs to help control back pain.

As compared to other methods of pain control, such as medications, surgery, or interventional procedures, chiropractic care is a safe, effective, no side effect method for pain management. Since chiropractic care is the method of adjusting your body to allow your body to heal itself, chiropractic care can be performed even if you are on medication.

Get more information today regarding back pain treatment and how you can start living your life pain free. Call this number today and let us help you – 615.375.8423

Radicular pain, Radiculopathy or the more common term Sciatica, is pain that radiates down along the spinal nerve usually due to inflammation or irritation of this nerve.  There can be many initial causes of this pain including: injury, repetitive activity, sleeping positions, etc.  Radicular pain may be felt as a numbness, tingling, burning sensations, sharp pain, or constant tenderness usually down your leg sometimes including your calf and foot.

Radicular pain

Radicular Pain: Common Causes

The most common causes of Radicular pain can be:

  1. Herniated disc (also known as slipped disc) – happens when the gel-like cushion which is between the discs of the vertebral column start to leave that safe area and put pressure on the nerves. This pressure causes inflammation and pain in the arms and legs.

Tingling in the affected body parts, weakness during movement and continuous pain in peripheral limbs are warning signs that you may have a slipped disc or herniated disc and that immediate treatment is necessary.

  1. Cervical Radiculopathy – this occurs when the nerve roots of a cervical vertebra is squeezed due to external pressures like an injury. The pain extends from the nerve roots to the affected organs and symptoms are quite similar to a slipped disc condition (numbness, tingling etc.).

 Treatment:

Treatment for radicular pain can be helped with:

  1. Typical medical procedure: The more conventional form deals with radiculopathy in a systematic way where medications like Ibuprofen and spinal injections are prescribed for an amount of time. If medications don’t work during this observation period, an invasive non-reversible surgical procedure is suggested to help alleviate the pressure from the spine.
  2. Chiropractic treatment: The better approach to treating radicular pain is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, non-medicated method that works with your body and not against it. A chiropractic adjustment helps the body fix its’ own problems instead of suppressing the information with drugs.

While each case is different, the usual Radiculopathy treatment includes:

More than 80% of radiculopathy pain problems can be helped through Chiropractic care with Dr. Scott Jutte in Dickson, TN.  Visit our site to learn more: www.dickson-chiropractic.com

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive adjustment of the spinal column which helps the nervous system and bone structure. A chiropractic adjustment helps align your body to reduce nerve-related stress of the spine and improve communication between your brain and body. This improved pathway helps to promote health and healing.

Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

Is it safe to have chiropractic care during pregnancy?

There are many benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy for a mother-to-be. As a matter of fact chiropractic and pregnancy complement each other. By improving the body’s ability to heal and care for itself, your baby will also benefit. There are many chiropractic care centers in Dickson with trained chiropractors who provide care for pregnant and non-pregnant women. Most of the chiropractors in Dickson provide routine care before, during and after pregnancy as well as when women are attempting to conceive. Some women who have had problems getting pregnant were able to after a few months worth of chiropractic adjustments.

The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

Why chiropractic care is essential while pregnant?

When a woman is pregnant, their body goes through many changes. These changes can cause problems which chiropractic care can help. By keeping your body in the proper alignment, both you and your baby can stay healthier throughout the pregnancy.

Let Dickson Chiropractic help you through your pregnancy. Call our knowledgeable staff today to talk about your options on how you and your baby can be happier and healthier.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder or COPD can be a deadly problem. Over time it can restrict your breathing ability and cripple the lungs leading to respiratory distress.

With so many possible treatments available it is a challenge to know what is right for you and your body.  Treatments like:  pulmonary rehabilitation, medications and even a full or partial lung transplant.  Adding stress and worry in making that decision can easily and quickly make you feel overwhelmed.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Have you considered Chiropractic Care?

A Chiropractic Doctor (chiropractor) is someone who studies the body’s alignment.  With proper physical alignment the body can start to repair itself without drugs or side effects.  When you have parts even slightly out of alignment the brain and body cannot properly communicate and bad things can happen.

A chiropractor will carefully examine your body and even x-ray your body to determine your current alignment issues.  He/She will then gently adjust your body so the spinal column (your spine) will be brought back into the proper position.

Your spine has many wires that connect your brain to the rest of the body and when your spine is out of alignment those wires can be restricted from sending the proper signals causing pain and many other issues within the body, possibly including COPD.

So, how can Dickson Chiropractic help with COPD?

Through gentle body adjustments Dickson Chiropractic can:

Many studies in the US and throughout the world have shown various stages of relief for those experiencing COPD symptoms.

Talk with Dickson Chiropractic in Dickson, TN today to discuss your options and find out how we can help you bring back some normalcy to your life.

615-375-8423                        www.dicksonchiropractic.com

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