Conditions 2019-03-30T13:54:25+00:00

CONDITIONS

Herniated/Bulging Disc

Your spine is made up of vertebrae, and embedded between those vertebrae of discs. These discs are there to absorb shock and protect the spine, as well as maintain the flexibility of the spine. Ligaments, bones and muscles keep these discs firmly in place; however, it is possible.

A herniated or bulging disc occurs when a disc bulges outside of the normal radius in the spine. When a disc slips it can create a wide range of issues for the individual. Depending on where the disc has slipped in relation to the spine, it can be extremely painful, can cause you to lose your range of motion and can be extremely debiliatating. Here at Health 1st, our chiropractors can offer a non-surgical, safe and very effective approach to help you find pain relief from your herniated or bulging disc.

When a disc slips, it can create a lot of pressure on the nervous system. Chiropractic care can counteract this by moving the herniated or bulging disc away from the nerve which will reduce the pressure on the nerve root and will eventually reduce the inflammation and give you pain relief that is associated with a herniated or bulging disc.

Symptoms of a bulging disc, usually begin at the location of the bulging disc and can travel along the affected nerves to other areas of the body. If you have a bulging or herniated disc, you may experience back, leg, neck or arm pain or even a stiffness or tenderness of the spine.

Any minor injury to the spine can increase the central core of your discs which, in turn, put a lot of stress on the disc. Symptoms of a bulging dis, usually begin at the location of the bulging disc and can travel along the affected nerves to other areas of the body. If you have a bulging or herniated disc, you may be experiencing numbness and tingling or weakness in the back, leg, neck or arm, or even a stiffness or tenderness near the spine.

Causes Of A Herniated Or Bulging Disc

  • Any repetitive movemment like lifting, bending, standing or driving
  • Sports
  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Unhealthy habits, like smoking and drinking
  • Auto Accidents
  • Falls

Our chiropractors at all three of our locations are dedicated to helping those who suffer from a herniated or bulging disc get back to living their life FREE of pain. Schedule your appointment to come in TODAY!

AUTO INJURY

The average person living in the United States will have been involved in three to four accidents in their lifetime. Chances are these accidents won’t be fatal; however, even small accidents can leave you in pain that you will suffer from for months, years, or even your entire life.

After being involved in a car accident, many people turn to taking pain medications to find relief, but those pain medications are NOT a permanent solution. More so, those medications can create more problems with the dangerous side effects that are attached to those types of medications.

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, non-addictive, all-natural solution to helping you find pain relief. Our chiropractors at Health 1st in Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem can perform specific spinal adjustments to safely minimize your pain. Being involved in a car accident can tear or stretch your spine’s ligaments and muscelss in an unnatural way. This can cause swelling, put pressure on your nervous system and eventually, create issues with your nervous system properly sending messages back and forth between your brain and your body. Chiropractic care will help realign your spine and take away the excess pressure that is being placed on your muscles and nerves.

Inflammation in the body can hinder your body’s ability to heal and limit the movement of your tissues. If inflammation is present in the body, the nutrients your ligaments and muscles need cannot get to the rest of your body, and keep you in pain longer.

Let our chiropractors at any of our Health 1st locations help you find relief from the whole body pain many people experience when they are involved in a car accident. You may not realize something is wrong right away, it can take days, or even weeks for symptoms to begin to appear. We can help reduce the whole body pain you are experiencing! Chiropractic care after an auto accident will get your spine in its correct alignment and bring your whole body into balance, so it can get back to doing what it was designed to do, heal itself!

Whiplash
Every year, there are nearly 300,000 whiplash injuries. In fact, the most common injury people sustain when involved in a car accident is whiplash.

When your neck, or any part of your body, is thrown back and forth past its normal limits, the ligaments that support your neck can experience microtears. These microtears are so small at first, that you may not notice any pain at first. However, when those microtears begin to swell, you will begin experiencing symptoms. Without proper treatment, these injuries will have you in pain for several years.

Chiropractic care can help you find pain relief while your whiplash injuries are healing. By realigning the spine, your full range of motion will be restored, and you will avoid any lifelong damage and a possibility of re-injury to your neck.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, come see us at Health 1st in Greensboro, High Point or Winston Salem, as soon as possible. Visiting a chiropractor immediately after an auto accident can increase a patient’s chances of making a complete recovering without the use of pain medication! Schedule your appointment TODAY!

NECK PAIN

Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of your skull and consists of seven small vertebrae. Your cervical spine is responsible for supporting the full weight of your head and moving your head in almost every direction. It is this flexibility and mobility that makes the neck very vulnerable to pain and injury.

At any given time, around 17% of the adult population in the United States is suffering from pain and discomfort in the neck. It isn’t uncommon for people to experience neck pain at some point in their lives, and if that pain doesn’t go away then it should not be ignored!

There are many common causes of neck pain, some of which happen on a daily basis just from living our everyday lives, like:

  • Aging
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Accidents
  • Falls
  • Everyday Wear & Tear
  • Muscle Strains
  • Worn Joints
  • Injuries
  • Nerve Compression
  • Abnormal Sleeping Position
  • Poor Posture
  • Staring At Our Phones All Day
  • Poor Desk Posture
  • Whiplash

Chiropractic care is a great solution to help those suffering from neck pain find pain relief. Adjustments to the neck are gentle but efffective and can decrease any joint restrictions, reduce inflammation and improve function of the neck and the nervous system. By improiving the mobility of your joints and overall spinal health, your body will be better equipped to handle the discomfort you are experiencing in your neck.

 

Symptoms of Neck Pain Include:

  • Sharp or Stabbing Pain in a Concentrated Area
  • Soreness or Tenderness
  • Stiff Neck
  • Decreased Range of Motion
  • Pain that Radiates From the Neck to Shoulders, Arms, and Fingers

 

Whatever location you visit, the chiropractors at Health 1st can help you find relief from the pain and discomfort, improve your range of motion and flexibility and get you back on the road to participating in the daily activities you love! Take the first step, call us TODAY!

BACK PAIN

It’s sad to say back pain is a fact of life for many people. It is the most disabling condition in the world because it can lead the inability to sit, stand, or walk without experiencing pain. That is no way to live your life, and here at Health 1st, we know you don’t have to!

Routine chiropractic care can help prevent any back pain. By coming into any of our Health 1st locations ona regular basis for spinal checkups we can take the necessary steps to prevent or relieve any back pain. Maintaining good spinal hygiene is a crucial part of avoiding back pain. If you have good spinal health your body will be more able to prevent future injury from occurring.

 

Causes of Back Pain Include:

  • Herniated/Bulging Disc
  • Poor Posture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injury
  • Dialy Wear and Tear
  • Degeneration
  • Aging
  • Sitting All Day

Here at Health 1st, we can help you prevent and find relief from back pain by offering you lifestyle advice on proper exercise, ways to build muscle strength and flexibility and maintain a healthy weight. We can also help you practice good body mechanics.

Back pain doesn’t have to be something you just “deal with”. If you are suffering from back pain, or would just like to prevent any possible future back pain problems, contact us TODAY!

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