Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog

Welcome To Our Chiropractic Blog

We are glad you decided to visit our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog! At the ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic of Virginia Beach, Dr. Maggio not only wants to serve his patients while they are in our office, but he also wants to serve them while they are at home. One of the easiest ways for us to do that is to update our weekly chiropractic blog.

Dr. Maggio constantly scours the internet for new information that can be helpful for patients to help them with their health goals. Regular chiropractic care is one of the steps you can take to achieve good health. In combination with your chiropractic care, it is important to include regular exercise, good nutrition and stress reduction strategies to your good health plan. We know that, to help you achieve success, you will need some key information. We can give you advice on how to exercise, how to eat, and how to relax. Please use our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog for your health education and reading enjoyment.

Some of the key topics we have found the most interesting to our patients are already included in our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog. These include information on new medical procedures, stretching and exercises, dietary changes, supplement information and more. As we know, some of our patients prefer chiropractic blogs sent to them in written form. Other patients like the convenient video updates that Dr. Maggio presents, on a weekly basis.

Please feel free to comment on what you like about the videos. Share them with friends, whether on Facebook, or via email. If you have any topics that you would like to see addressed next in our chiropractic blog, feel free to contact Dr. Maggio directly. He will be more than happy to add a blog specifically for you. Thank you for visiting our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog!

Our Blog Posts

Effective Neck Pain Treatment

Chiropractor for  Effective Neck Pain Treatment 

Cervical Spine

Our neck is called the cervical spine. It begins at the base of the skull. The cervical spine contains seven vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head. The head weighs an average of twelve pounds. The cervical spine is very flexible. This can leave the neck susceptible to pain and injury. Chiropractic for neck pain helps naturally alleviate pain.  Effective Neck Pain Treatment could be available for you.

Effective Neck Pain Treatment

Effective Neck Pain Treatment

Causes of Neck Pain

Injury and accidents are a big cause of neck pain. A sudden “whipping” motion injuries the supporting tissues of the neck and head. Growing older is an uncontrollable factor in neck pain. With age, degenerative disorders directly affect the spine. These include osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. Daily life can also have an impact on neck pain. Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles disrupt the spinal balance. This can cause the neck to bend forward.  Effective Neck Pain Treatment can be determined with an examination.

How Does a Chiropractor Diagnose Neck Pain?

A chiropractor will evaluate your spine as a whole. Other regions of the spine like the mid and lower back may be affected. A thorough examination will be needed to diagnose the specific cause of your neck pain. A range of motion test will be performed to determine any area of restricted movement. Posture and spinal alignment will also be examined. Imaging test may be requested such as x-rays. This will help to see how good or bad the spine is. Effective Neck Pain Treatment is a distinct possibility.

Chiropractic Treatments for Neck Pain

There are multiple different techniques chiropractors use for neck pain. One of them is flexion-distraction. This is a gentle, hands-on spinal manipulation. It involves a pumping action on the discs. Another technique uses an instrument-assisted manipulation. The instrument allows the chiropractor to apply force without thrusting into the spine.  A chiropractor will develop a treatment plan based on the patient’s needs. This will vary for each patient. The treatment will work to help mobilize and strengthen the cervical spine.

Chiropractic Therapy

Certain types of therapy may be used in addition to spinal manipulation. Electrical stimulation therapy may be used to help relax the muscles. Massage may also help tight muscles. Relaxing the muscles will help the adjustment be more effective. Therapeutic exercises may also be recommended. These can help improve range of motion. Exercises will also help neck pain from progressing.

ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic

In our office, Dr. Maggio uses a computerized tool called the Pulstar ProAdjuster. This computerized tool allows treatment of problem areas. It uses the precise force needed. The ProAdjsuter delivers a series of impulses to the affected joints. The carefully target impulses help to reduce pressure on the nerve. This alleviates pain and stress on the problem area. The ProAdjuster allows treatment without any popping cracking turning or twisting. This tool is great for those who are nervous about getting their back popped or cracked. If you or someone you know someone who is living with neck pain, call our office today at (757) 473-9900 (option 1).

 

For more information check us out at the following website address.  http://www.cityslick.net/proadjuster-chiropractic-clinic-94807.html

 

Family Chiropractic Center

Family Chiropractic Center

Family Chiropractic Center care  is very important.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

It seems children never run out of energy. They could play all day running around. Sometimes all this physical activity can put stress on the spinal nerves. This can lower their ability to fight off infection and illnesses. Approximately three percent of children have visited a family chiropractic center. Chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation for children is on the rise. In 2010, a study Read more

Arthritis Time for Help

Arthritis

Arthritis can be frustrating.

Have you ever been to the doctor experiencing shoulder, back, knee or ankle pain? A lot of people suffer from chronic pain in these areas. Frustrated, they go to the doctor to find out they have arthritis in these areas. Sometimes they are quickly dismissed and told to live with the pain. In other cases, they may be prescribed medications that do not help relieve the pain or inflammation.

arthritis

arthritis

What is it?

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is cause by local structural changes. This happens in specific joints. Cartilage is the rubbery substances that cushions the joints. When the cartilage breaks down it leaves the joint unprotected. This may lead to a thickening of the bone. This ends in a build-up called bone spurs.

How common is It?

It is very common. There are more than one hundred different types of arthritis. People of all ages, sexes and race have arthritis. More than fifty million adults have it. It can affect children as well. Approximately 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women. It typically occurs with age.

Most Common Treatment for Arthritis

Pain treatment focuses on relieving symptoms. Several different treatments may be initiated before finding the right one. A combination of treatment may be necessary to determine what works best. Medications for arthritis vary. This depends on the type of arthritis. Analgesics (Tylenol, Tramadol, and Percocet) may be prescribed. These help to reduce pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) help to reduce pain and inflammation. These include ibuprofen and Aleve. Some creams and ointments may be prescribed as well.

Most Common Areas it Occurs

There are many types of joint pain. It depends on where it is localized in the body. It is most commonly felt in the fingers, knees, ankles and back and neck. Joint pain in the hands and feet can be early signs of rheumatoid issues. Pain in the knees and shoulders can be a result of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid issues. Another common area is the back and neck. These are some of the most mobile joints in the body. They can be susceptible to a lot of wear and tear in the body.

Diagnoses

It affects approximately thirty-one million Americans. It can be diagnosed with an X-ray or MRI. Being diagnosed with arthritis is not the end of the world. A recent research found “no correlation” between the intensity of low back pain and the degree of arthritic change. Lumbar disc degeneration is present in forty percent of people under thirty. It is present in over ninety percent of those over the age of fifty. In healthy 20-22 year olds with no back pain, forty-eight percent had one degenerated disc.

Stats

Eighty-five percent of adults have knee arthritis that does not cause pain. There is little correlation between the degree of degeneration and pain.

ProAdjuster

Chiropractic care helps address the underlying reason for both the symptoms and degeneration. Degenerative findings are often NOT the source of your pain. Dr. Maggio uses a computerized tool called the Pulstar ProAdjuster. It helps diagnose and treat patients without any popping, cracking, turning or twisting. If you or someone you know is living with pain, call our office today at (757) 473-9900 (option 1).