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December 22, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Auto Accident   whiplash  

Do you think there's nothing you can do about pain that lingers after an auto accident? Chiropractic care can ease your symptoms and auto accidentincrease your mobility. The doctors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA explain how you can benefit from chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic care offers many advantages. Chiropractors are skilled at treating whiplash, neck and back injuries and soft tissue damage that can occur after you've been in an auto accident. Treatment helps you feel better by:

  • Aligning Your Spine Properly: Accidents, even those that occur at low speed, can affect the alignment of your spine and can cause pain, numbness, tingling, headaches and other symptoms. Chiropractors use gentle pressure to move your spine back into alignment.
  • Improving Range of Motion: Stiffness can occur when your tissues become inflamed. Chiropractic helps improve range of motion and also increases blood flow to muscles and tissues, which helps promote healing.
  • Reducing Scar Tissues: Chiropractic adjustments helps break up scar tissue that can limit your ability to move your joints freely.
  • Preventing Chronic Pain: Treatment not only helps you recover from your injuries but also helps prevent pain from becoming a chronic condition.

What types of treatments will my Quincy chiropractor use?

Spinal manipulation will probably be an important part of your treatment plan, but it's not the only type of treatment your chiropractor offers. Although your treatment plan will vary depending on your injury, it may include:

  • Massage
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Exercise
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Paraffin baths
  • Traction
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Work hardening rehab
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cold laser therapy

When should you see your chiropractor?

Visit your chiropractor if you experience:

  • Pain or stiffness in your joints, muscles and soft tissues
  • Difficulty moving your head and neck
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms, legs, feet or hands
  • Frequent headaches
  • Problems moving a joint
  • Sciatica
  • The need to use painkillers every day to manage your pain

Chiropractic treatment offers a non-invasive, drug-free way to relieve your pain after an auto accident. Call Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA to schedule an appointment.

September 19, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: headaches  

Trying to find relief from chronic or frequent headaches? Find out if getting chiropractic care in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, headacheBrockton, Taunton, Weymouth, Somerset and Quincy, MA could help!

Those who suffer from frequent or severe tension headaches know what it’s like to deal with pain. A headache can easily interrupt your day and put a damper on all the activities you had planned. If you are tired of missing out on things because your headaches have you curled up on the couch then it’s time to find out how our Quincy, MA chiropractors could help.

Headaches can be triggered by so much, from foods and stress to excessive exercise and changes in blood sugar. And while there are different kinds of headaches, the most prevalent tends to be headaches caused by muscle tension in the neck. If you aren’t finding relief through over-the-counter medications or other remedies then it might just be time to consider getting chiropractic care in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth, Somerset​ and Quincy.

What can our chiropractor do?

If you are looking for headache relief it will usually come in the form of spinal manipulation, also called chiropractic adjustments. By applying pressure to certain areas of the spine we can reduce pressure and stress on specific areas of the body, reduce tension and improve spinal function and mobility.

Besides the therapeutic treatments we offer we can also discuss exercises, posture changes and ergonomic factors that you should incorporate into your daily life to reduce tension in the muscles (particularly the neck). We can also recommend dietary changes and other nutritional advice to help improve your musculoskeletal health.

What can you do?

Besides what we can offer you, you will still need to implement the changes we recommend in order to see the results you want. If you work at a desk for long periods of time we recommend getting up every 30 minutes to stretch.

While exercising can improve your headaches, you’ll want to choose an exercise that will help rather than hinder. Low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming can improve your health without exacerbating your headaches. Those who are prone to throbbing headaches will do better with low-impact activities rather than intense exercises.

Make sure you are getting enough water each and every day. Dehydration can also cause headaches to occur. By drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day (or more, if you are physically active) you can reduce your risk of headaches.

If you are prone to jaw clenching or teeth grinding, your headaches may show up in the form of a TMJ disorder. We can show you exercises you can do to strengthen and stretch out the jaw muscles to prevent these tension headaches from occurring. Your dentist may also be able to help!

Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Inc. in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth, Somerset​ and Quincy, MA is here to provide your body with the tender chiropractic care it needs to heal faster and feel better. Don’t let headaches affect your life. Get headache relief through chiropractic treatment.

By Milton Chiropractic
June 23, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Sciatica  

Are you feeling a burning sensation, numbness or pain in your lower back, buttocks, hips, or legs? You might be suffering from sciatica.

If you live near Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth, Somerset, MA, you should consider contacting David SciaticaSmith, DC, at Milton Chiropractic to find out more about what sciatica is and how you can treat it.

Sciatica is a condition that refers to pain that originates and radiates along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back and branches through your buttocks, hips and both legs. Sciatica occurs when something compresses part of the nerve. This can cause inflammation, pain, and some numbness. Depending on the situation, the discomfort can be moderate to severe, varying from a mild ache to a sharp pain, burning sensation, or excruciating pain. Sneezing, coughing, or prolonged sitting can aggravate the symptoms, and usually only one side of the body is affected.

There are many causes of sciatica. This includes ruptured or herniated disc, bone spurs on the spine, narrowing of the spine, Piriformis, which is cramping or spasms of the piriformis muscle, or similar lower back injuries. Pregnancy and childbirth can cause sciatica, as can non-spinal problems such as diabetes. Even sitting for lengths of time with your wallet in your back pocket can cause sciatica.

Your chiropracor Dr. Smith will probably suggest any of a number of treatment options to consider for relief from your sciatica. These could include but are not limited to:

  • ·Ice/cold therapy, which reduces inflammation and can help control and alleviate pain.
  • ·Ultrasound, which generates gentle heat through use of sound waves.
  • ·Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) which uses controlled levels of electric current to stimulate muscles.
  • ·Spinal manipulation/adjustments, in which the doctor adjusts the spine to help free restricted movement and restore misaligned vertebra. This is the core treatment option of chiropractic medicine.

If you are suffering from sciatic pain, consider contacting Milton Chiropractic serving Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth, Somerset. For more information call (617)471-4491.

By Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.
March 16, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Neck Pain  

Find out what could be to blame for your neck pain and how chiropractic care in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA can help.

Neck pain is one of the most common ailments, but it doesn’t make it any less troublesome when the issue arises. Neck pain may only neck painlast for a fleeting amount of time while other people deal with chronic bouts of neck pain without finding the proper relief. If you are in need of a way to combat your neck pain, it’s time you saw one of our Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA chiropractors.

Causes of Neck Pain

Here are the most common issues that could be causing your neck pain:

Bad posture: Do you hunch or slouch at your desk all day long? If so, then neck pain seems like a very likely possibility for you.

Your computer: Do you spend hours staring at a computer? While this certainly can’t be good for your well-being, it’s also bad for your neck, especially if the screen sits too high or too low.

Sleep habits: While it might not always seem like we get to spend as much time in bed as we would like, how we sleep certainly affects how our body feels. Any time you fall asleep in an awkward position for your body, you risk issues such as neck, shoulder or back pain.

“Text Neck”: How many hours would you say you spend playing on your phone or tablet? Probably a lot more than you want to admit. But if you are spending hours each day with your head down and your neck crunched staring at this little device, you better believe your neck is going to revolt at some point.

Strained Movement: Ever quickly turn or jerk you neck the wrong way? Twisting and stretching can strain, sprain and even tear the muscles.

So, what can your chiropractor in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA do to alleviate your neck pain?

Through chiropractic adjustment, also referred to as spinal manipulation (or in this case cervical spinal manipulation), we can manipulate through gentle, controlled thrusts, certain areas of the spine that are out of alignment and could be causing this pain and discomfort. The goal of spinal manipulation is to reduce pain and improve both function and range of motion. Other therapies to consider include massage, therapeutic heat/cold application and certain stretching/strengthening exercises.

If you aren’t sure how to eliminate your neck pain, turn to Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Inc. in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA today.

By Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.
February 18, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Back Pain  

Sudden or ongoing back pain can be quite the unfortunate situation. Affecting your ability to walk, stand, sit or lay correctly or comfortably, back pain can cause your quality of life to decrease in a short period of time. Luckily, your Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic can help you reduce back pain and get back on your feet.

What causes back pain?

man with back painBack pain is often described as an aching, shooting, radiating or stabbing pain. You may notice that your range of motion or flexibility is compromised. Back pain has countless sources. Some of the most common causes include:
  • muscle strain
  • ligament strain
  • arthritis
  • ruptured disks
  • osteoporosis
  • skeletal abnormalities

Lack of exercise, obesity, lifting heavy objects improperly, smoking tobacco and, most commonly, aging put a person at risk for back pain. You should see your doctor if your back pain is severe and does not improve after resting. Additionally, if the pain spreads, particularly down the legs, or causes weakness or numbness, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

How can my chiropractor help my back pain? 
Your chiropractor specializes in diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal and nervous system, specifically in the spine. They may use manual spinal manipulation to align the bones and muscles in your back to their correct positions. Your chiropractor also uses stretches and movement of the muscles and joints to treat the area around the spine. This increases your range of motion and strengthens your back. Your chiropractor can also determine when physical therapy is beneficial to your diagnoses.

What can I expect at my appointment? 
At your appointment, your chiropractor will first gather your medical history, and ask you questions to assess the severity and frequency of your back pain. It is helpful to keep a pain journal with a detailed log of when and where the pain occurs, the frequency with which it occurs and what makes it better or worse. X-rays may aid your doctor in finding the exact cause of your pain. Once your doctor has a diagnoses, they can begin treatment.

If you suffer from untreated or undiagnosed back pain, Milton Chiropractic in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA can help. Please call to schedule your appointment for a chiropractic consultation today!

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