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Natural Migraine Headache Pain Relief

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

migraine-headache-pain-reliefMigraine Headaches

Migraine is a term applied to a special type of vascular (blood circulation) headache that is generally thought of as more severe than a regular headache and has sometimes been referred to as a ‘sick headache.’

Migraine headaches affect more women then men by a ratio of about 70%. There is thought to be a recessive gene responsible for migraines, which means the problem could be an inherited one (passed down through a family.)

Migraines are usually proceeded by a strange sensation called a prodome. This stage of the migraine usually involves seeing an aura (visual disturbance) before the headache begins.

The headache is usually unilateral (on one side of the head) but can be felt bilaterally (both sides of the head) in some cases.

The throbbing associated with a migraine is associated with changes in blood flow to the brain. It is currently thought that the greatest disturbance is experienced when too much blood is allowed to enter the brain.

migraines-stressWhat triggers a migraine attack?

It has been documented that a migraine can occur due to increased anxiety, tension, or rage, often with a stifled expression of resentment. Often there is water weight gain associated with the onset of the event. Migraines commonly occur upon awakening in the morning.

The number of migraines over a defined period of time, how they feel, where the pain is located, (e.g.,side of the head, behind an eye, etc.) vary a great deal from person to person.

If you think you may be suffering from migraine headaches, you should consider contacting a Chiropractor.

A Doctor of Chiropractic is trained and licensed in the diagnosis of many forms of headaches, including migraines.


Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatments

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

sciatic-nerveWhat is Sciatica?

A sensation that runs down the leg may be coming from a condition called sciatica. The pain, burning, numbness, or tingling is due to inflammation or irritation to the Greater Sciatic Nerve, the largest nerve that exits our spine.

The part of this nerve that causes problems down the back of the leg or into the gluteal area exits the spine at the level of the fifth lumbar vertebra. This is the last of the five lumbar vertebrae and is the area of the spine that carries the most weight, and stress. The discomfort of sciatic neuritis (sciatica) can range from a mild irritation to an inability to function.

Sciatica is a common condition and is experienced by many.

Although it is less common than lower back pain, many sciatic conditions actually come from a problem in the lower back.

The irritation that begins in or near the spine is actually referred down the nerve, so the symptoms are felt in the buttock, leg, and even into the foot. Your doctor can test you for the sciatica by performing certain stress motions on the lower spine, which will demonstrate increased symptoms in the affected leg.

The Sciatic nerve can be pinched either at the level of the spine or where the nerve passes near or through a muscle in the buttock called the piriformis muscle. Compression at either of these levels can cause symptoms of sciatica. The piriformis muscle can pinch the sciatic nerve by being in spasm. A piriformis muscle spasm can be related to a nutritional deficiency, a circulation insufficiency or from irritation to the sciatic nerve that supplies this muscle.

chiropractic-adjustment-activator-dr-linda-grappinChiropractic Care Can Help

Your Doctor of Chiropractic can help determine if you have sciatica and if so, where the underlying cause of nerve irritation is coming from.

A careful history and examination of the leg, hip, and lower back is the key to the diagnosis of this condition. Imaging of the spine (xrays or MRI) often reveal the source of nerve irritation. Soft tissue swelling, bony impingement (arthritis) degenerative disc conditions (worn disc) or a bulging or herniated disc are just some of the possible findings that imaging may uncover.


North Port FL Chiropractor Client Review

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Client Testimonial for Chiropractor, Dr. Carl Grappin and Grappin Chiropractic Clinic of North Port, FL

Good morning, thank you for having me.

I have had back problems for probably 15 or 20 years and I’ve seen a whole series of chiropractors.

I’m a snow bird, we summer in suburban Chicago and we come here in the winter.

I’ve tried a couple of chiropractors down here and finally got to see Dr. Grappin, Dr. Carl, and he’s very effective, very conscious of your condition.

I’ve explored trying to get surgery. I’ve been to Rush Hospital in Chicago. I’ve been to Mayo Clinic and they told me that there’s little they can do by way of surgery that would help. They suggested physical therapy and a chiropractor. They say that’s good so long as it doesn’t cause any harm and that’s true to the case.

I find as I come for my visits that I am relieved of pain for awhile after each visit. I do not do any pain therapy so by and large I consider this to be a good experience.

I try to come as often as I can, as I need to come, and that’s about it, thank-you.

Chiropractor Review | North Port Florida

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

North Port Florida Chiropractor Review of Grappin Chiropractic Clinic

Hello, my name is John and I’ve been coming to the Grappin Chiropractic Clinic in North Port, FL for a little over three months now.

I started coming here because of herniation between my L-4 and L-5 discs and my L-5S1. I had numbness down the left and right sides of my outer thighs.

Since becoming a patient here at Grappin Clinic I’ve gotten the feeling back in my legs, the outside of my legs and thighs, and I’ve gotten back a lot of my mobility and movement.

They’re very professional here, the doctors know what they’re doing.

They explain what they are doing so you actually have an understanding of what’s going on and how the progression of your treatment will be.

Can’t say anything more than they are very professional and do a very good job here, they explain what’s going on and you feel comfortable.

So, you know where you’re going to be at when you end your treatment with the Grappins.

To schedule a consultation call us today at 941-426-9551

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