Back Pain

Most Common Myths About Back Pain.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care | 0 comments

Most Common Myths About Back Pain:     Myth 1:  Back pain is just a part of aging.  Everyone that lives long enough will have back pain. Fact: Adding years to your life does not have to equal accepting the fact that your back will hurt.  While back pain is common constant back pain as you age is never normal.   While of coarse as we age we are more susceptible to certain diseases or conditions that increase our likely-hood of developing back pain, there are many steps that you can take, including chiropractic care to insure that your spine stays healthy as you age. Myth 2: The back pain isn’t that bad so nothing is wrong. Fact:  While pain can be an...

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Why We take X-rays

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Neck Pain | 0 comments

Why We Take X-rays. In our office X-rays are taken on the majority of patients.   While we do not take X-rays on all our patients, young children and pregnant women are obvious exceptions.  While some other conditions do not require X-rays when we do recommend them they can be an invaluable diagnostic tool.  On occasion, we will have patients question if they really need x-rays taken.   This is a very important question to answer because not all chiropractors actually take x-rays at their practice.   The X-rays that we take are a standard part of our neuro-structural evaluation.   These X-rays give us extremely important information about the structure, alignment...

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How Long and How Often Do I Have To Come?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, headaches, Neck Pain | 0 comments

How Long and How Often Do I Have to Come?   If you have ever tried to lose weight you know that one good workout or skipping a single will only get you so much results.   The same can be said about chiropractic treatment in the vast majority of cases.  Just as changes in diet and exercise chiropractic care often builds upon each visit and the best results are seen with repetition and discipline.  Making lasting changes to your spine the as well as the supporting muscles and other soft tissue require time as well as constant input to achieve. Often times pain is one of the later symptoms to show up in an individual.   In the majority of cases we see dysfunction,...

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The Difference Between Bulging and Herniated Discs.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, disc herniation | 0 comments

The Difference Between Bulging and Herniated Discs Did you know that back pain causes more lost work and productivity than any other medical condition in the United States?  One of the most frequent reasons for back pain is discogenic meaning pain coming from your spinal disc.   Most discogenic pain is either a bulging disc or a herniated disc.  Today’s article is breaking down the differences between bulging and herniated disc. Anatomy First lets look at the anatomy of a spinal disc.   In our office I like to compare a spinal disc to a jelly doughnut.   The disc is not a perfect circle but approximate that shape and has an inner and outer layer.   The inner...

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Avoid Surgery with Chiropractic

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic research, Chiropractor Woodstock, Sciatica, Spinal surgery | 0 comments

At our office we take pleasure in working with people with Sciatic pain from all around the Woodstock Ga area.  Many of these people are nervous to ask if their sciatic pain will require surgery.   We are happy to answer that in the vast majority of cases, patients do not need surgery for their sciatic pain according to the latest research.  At our office we offer a variety of therapies to combat the root cause of sciatic pain including chiropractic adjustments, decompression, manual therapy, rehab exercises, ultrasound, and electric stimulation.   We take time to put together a specific plan for each individual patients and use a variety of these treatments to get...

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Chiropractic Compared to Surgery for Sciatica

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic research, Sciatica, Spinal surgery | 0 comments

Chiropractic For Sciatica Pain.   At Cleary Family Chiropractic we  work with many sciatica patients here in our Woodstock office.  Many of these patients have the same question.  Am I going to have to have surgery?  We are happy to report to these patients that most of the people we see for sciatica are able to achieve relief from their symptoms through conservative care including decompression, light adjustments, and core strengthening exercises. Furthermore the most recent research shows that many people don’t need surgery for this common problem, and that chiropractic  is more beneficial at resolving sciatic nerve pain. One of the most utilized...

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