Neck-Pain

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Back-pain

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Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Fibromyalgia; painful muscles everywhere in the body!

Fibromyalgia is a common pain related syndrome rather than a disease.  Fibromyalgia disrupts life by prevalent, mysterious muscle and joint pain cascading into physical, mental and social havoc. It probably affects nearly 10millions only in U.S and 3-6% worldwide with 9 times more women than men.  There is no age specification, even children and teens show the presence. There is some evidence of genetic predisposition also. 

The persevering pain may rise and fall in its intensity. There will be always flu-like soreness and tiredness no matter how much rest or sleep you got. In the morning there will be stiffness. Your brain seems to be fogged and concentration and remembering things becomes difficult. Headache, sleep problems, anxiety and depression become a norm for fibromyalgia patient. There may be irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramping. There might be some days of reduced and some with severe symptoms but typically they don’t go away completely.

 

Fibromyalgia is put into ‘medically unexplained’ category. It is mystery yet to be solved and a misunderstood condition. It often is misdiagnosed as cause still is not ascertained and symptoms are subjective. It bears a striking resemblance with chronic fatigue syndrome and can also be confused for rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Some practitioners diagnose it as psychological issue as well.

Recently researcher found that many FM patients have enhanced activity of sympathetic nervous system. Due to altered central processing and nerve signals the body tends to misinterpret the normal pain signal and amplifies the response.

 

Diagram showing the 18 tender points used to diagnose FibroThe correct diagnosis of fibromyalgia is the trickiest and most important part of the treatment. On average it takes almost 5 years to get to an accurate diagnosis. As the symptoms of FM overlap with symptoms of many musculoskeletal and nervous system disorder, all the other condition need to be ruled out. A history of at least 3 months of widespread pain on body’s both left and right sides above and below the waist and 11 out of 18 tender points should be painful when pressed. Now a day’s the new approved criteria is the ‘pain index’ of 19-item check list and ‘symptom severity scale’ in ascending order from 0-3 of non-refreshing sleep, fatigue, and cognitive problems; is being implemented.

Once the diagnosis is confirmed than the approach is to ease pain, fatigue, sleep problem, anxiety and depression by pain killers, sleeping pills, antidepressants and may be cortisones, narcotics or muscle relaxant. All the allopathic treatment given merely addresses the symptoms while Dr. Naghavi DC, ACN our Certified  Applied Clinical Nutritionist  at walk In Chiropractic approach is  very different compare to others , He takes intense history, analyses saliva, blood test, and Low level laser Therapy . Dr. Naghavi uses chiropractic to align the misaligned joints. Your trip in to wellness begins when you talk to him, please visit our sister site at www.mywalkinchiropractic.com to read in detail how Dr. Naghavi approaches our fibromyalgia clients.

 

At ‘Walk in Chiropractic Associates’ we have helped many patients return to their normal lives by adjustments and nutritional advices. Once the misaligned joints get their alignment back the patients report reduction in pain and at times even total relief. As the pain reduces other complaints like sleep deprivation, fatigue, anxiety and depression show definite alleviation. Dr Reza Naghavi (DC) will be inculcating natural approach to the treatment. He will help you gain digestive health; the key to his approach in treating fibromyalgia. Some other treatment programs like massage therapy, ultrasound and electrical stimulation may be given, according to the requirement of condition in individual patient.

If you or your loved one is suffering with Fibromyalgia and want relief call us on Ph # (713) 529-4808 for further information and book an appointment. Visit our web www.houstonchiropractor.usto read about our patients experiences. We are located at 2002 Binz Street, suite B, Houston, TX 77004     

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LOWER BACK PAIN

Has it ever happened to you that one day, you are doing your daily routines you bend; ‘SNAP’ and a sudden stabbing pain in the lower back grabs you? You feel jammed; you might notice tingling or burning sensation along with pain, radiating to upper back, shoulder or leg. This usually will subside itself in couple of days but if it is persistent or gets worse you need help! Here is a picture of what went wrong and what can be done about it.
The lower back or the lumbar region performs some important functions like structural support, movement and protection of the trunk area. Only if we try and understand lumbar region; the complicated vertebral column, consisting of 5 vertebrae (strongest and the largest) stacked on each other in certain alignment with the help of ligaments and muscles and in between these are the vertebral disc; most importantly the spinal cord (the bundle of nerve) traverses through it, along with some other organs lying near it. Now it will be easier to comprehend the basics of pain in lower back that the pain could be due to any problem in any of these structures.
Lower Back Pain This lower back pain is 2nd most common muscle skeletal pain for landing into doctor office. Pain experienced could be dull, achy or excruciating, causing difficulty in moving around; walking, sitting or standing. The pain may or may not radiate into leg, buttocks, thigh or groin. You could also feel tingling, burning sensations, numbness or weakness of muscles or lower limb.
The lumbar back pain could be multifaceted due to multiple structure of this region. Most likely the muscles, nerves and tissues of and around vertebral column are involved for e.g. muscle strain (pulled muscle), sprain (ligament stretched), pinching of nerve or nerve-root (sciatica, shingles), bony encroachment or bone and joint problems (wear and tear, disc herniation, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis or fractures). It could be referred pain or may be secondary to some condition or disease (Pregnancy, ovarian problems, possibly tumors and diseases or infection of the organs present in lumbar and pelvic region). The stress, obesity and bad posture can’t be ignored and need to be emphasized.
In 85% cases of the back pain, exact cause can’t be determined. So the history and examination will have prime importance. Your ability to sit, stand, walk, and bend will be accessed to establish the origin and rule out more serious conditions. If required; more test like normal labs, X-ray, MRI, CT scan, Bone scan or Nerve studies may be ordered. Diagnostic test may not confirm the cause but in absence of any anatomical evidence the pain can be real and needs treatment.
The treatment of lower back pain depends on the cause and severity of the pain and both vary from person to person. In routine medical practice; pain killers, physical therapy, steroid injections or surgery is done. People of these days are more aware of expenses and concerned of consequences and they look for safe, natural and practical approach. It has been recognized that Chiropractic Adjustment help improve spinal functions by addressing the root cause and decreasing pain and inflammation.
“The American college of physician and American Pain society in the guide of line of treatment of lower back pain, recommended the patient and doctors to consider options with proven benefits such as Spinal Manipulation and massage therapies.”
If you are in Houston and have been long hoping for alternate and proactive care for the pain than at “Walk in Chiropractic Associates” you will find the real lower back pain help. The qualified, skilled, experienced and knowledgeable chiropractors here will offer you a holistic approach compared to long term use of pain killers and invasive surgery. You will get great deal of advice regarding exercise and life style for healthy back and pain recurrence.
For further inquiry or to book an appointment Call (713) 529-4808 or Visit our site www.houstonchiropractor.us. Check out reviews of our clients. We are located at 2002 Binz Street, Suite B , Houston, TX 77004.