Atlanta Chiropractor, Virginia Highlands Chiropractor

Symptom vs. Cause

Chiropractic is different than traditional allopathic medicine in many ways.  For starters, we’re a drugless profession.  We don’t perform surgeries or diagnose diseases.  And most importantly, real Chiropractors don’t treat symptoms.  Symptoms are ALWAYS an effect and NEVER a cause.  We also believe that the cause of any symptom is NEVER the lack of pharmaceuticals in your bloodstream.

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Heat vs Ice: Which One and When?

When it comes to injuries, there seems to be a lot of confusion about when to use ice rather than heat.  I often see patients after they’ve experienced an acute injury due to sports or a car accident. Many times the pain from the incident isn’t felt for days or sometimes weeks.  And here’s why.

As a response to any tissue damage in the body, pain signals are sent to the brain over afferent nerves.  Afferent nerves carry information TO the brain.  There are 2 kinds of afferent nerves. There are Type A and Type C fibers.  Type A fibers have a larger diameter and are covered with a conductive sheath which allows the messages to get to the brain much faster. These are called myelinated nerve fibers.  Type C fibers are smaller in diameter and have no myelin. Therefore the messages over these nerves travel much slower. Pain chiefly travels on type C fibers in order to reach the brain.  Temperature on the other hand travels primarily on Type A fibers. So why is this all important?

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Midtown Chiropractor, Chiropractor Atlanta Ga

Top 10 Reasons People See a Chiropractor

When you hear the word Chiropractor, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Pain relief, right? It’s true that Chiropractic does help with musculoskeletal complaints, but that’s not what has kept Chiropractic a separate and distinct healthcare profession for the last 118 years.

In the earlier part of the 20th Century people mainly came to Chiropractors for infectious diseases, such as Polio and Scarlet Fever. Chiropractic wasn’t found by relieving someone’s Sciatica. It was founded in 1895 by a man named D.D. Palmer when he adjusted a deaf man and he got his hearing back.  Obviously a lot more there than just pain relief.

Here are 10 of the most popular reasons why patients seek Chiropractic Care:

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