Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sciatica Tampa

Dr. Steve Edelson (813) 831-8321. Sciatica is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and extends down one or both legs. It typically worsens with periods of sitting or standing.
The discs between the spinal bones of the lower back are often involved.
Trauma can cause one or more discs to bulge. This crowds nearby nerves, causing irritation and inflammation. Coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement can be painful. If neglected, the nerve irritation extends down one or both legs along the sciatic nerves. The pain appears in the leg, but the culprit is often the lower back!
What to Do
Sciatica can worsen with bed rest. Medications don’t correct the nerve irritation caused by a bulging disc. physical therapy merely increases your tolerance to pain. And surgical solutions make irreversible changes to discs or bones.
There’s Hope
Fortunately, improving joint motion in the lower back with a program of chiropractic adjustments has produced results for millions.
It all starts with a consultation and thorough examination. If we think we can help, we’ll tell you. And if we don’t think we can help, we’ll tell you that too and refer you to someone we think can. Get started today.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you get sciatica?
It’s easy to trace some spinal problems to an event, such as a car accident. Yet, sciatica is often the result of cumulative damage. Years of bad posture, poor muscle tone, excess weight or countless other causes sets the stage. Then, something simple like bending over to tie your shoes can trigger an episode. Spinal decay can be another culprit. Instead of disc thinning that puts pressure on the sciatic nerve roots, arthritic bone spurs can intrude into the space normally reserved for the nerve.
Can chiropractic cure sciatica?
Actually, chiropractic doesn’t cure anything! Only your body can do that. The chiropractic approach to sciatica (and other health problems) is to help restore the way your spine works, reducing nerve irritation and revitalizing your own healing ability.
How much chiropractic care will be needed?
Most sciatica practice members are delighted with the results they get after weeks or months of care. Naturally, this varies from practice member to practice member. After a relapse or two, many discover that years of neglect have produced spinal instabilities that never fully heal. These practice members elect to continue with periodic chiropractic checkups. It’s up to you.
What if I don’t remember any “trauma?”
This is a common refrain. Because our bodies are unusually adaptive, we can often accommodate a variety of stresses for years. Finally, like the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” we turn or bend funny and suddenly our spine succumbs to the accumulation of stress.
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pregnancy & Chiropractic (Dr. Steve Edelson Chiropractor Tampa

Pregnancy and Chiropractic. Dr. Steve Edelson of South Tampa has been providing chiropractic care for pregnant mothers in the Tampa Bay area for over 14 years. He also takes care of babies and children in his office.
At first glance, most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child.
Pregnant mom with child
Our pregnant practice members often report shorter, more pleasant deliveries when they receive chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care prior to conception promotes a more regular menstrual cycle, and optimal uterine function. It prepares the body to be as strong, supple and balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.
Regular chiropractic care helps maintain uterine ligament flexibility and balance. When the growing baby is comfortable it can assume the optimal birthing position.
Labor and Birth
Mothers who get adjusted during the birth process seem to require less intervention. When the mother remains supple, the baby can move more easily through the birth canal.
After Birth
Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side.
Relax. We use special approaches to make our adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child.
Having a more normally working nervous system, especially when you’re pregnant, creates the optimal environment for your baby to realize his or her fullest potential.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will adjustments hurt my baby?
Of course not. This is a common concern among parents who mistakenly think their child will receive adjustments like the ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes the energy needed to adjust a child’s spine considerably less than an adult’s does.
Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.
Pregnancy is natural. Why would I need chiropractic?
Being born is a natural phenomenon. It’s what we’ve done to the birth process that has become increasingly suspect. In hospitals, birth is often treated like a disease. A newborn’s introduction to the world is often accompanied by a severe drop in temperature, loud noises and other insensitivities. The administration of drugs and anesthesia can have a profound effect on a newborn.
Will my medical doctor approve?
First, you don’t need anyone’s approval to seek a chiropractic opinion about health issues affecting your child! The judgment of another health care expert is always helpful in the decision-making process. Medical practitioners keeping up with the latest pediatric chiropractic research are starting to understand the value of this natural, drug-free approach to better health.
What does my spine have to do with my baby?
Pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care! While it’s always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it’s especially helpful now. Both mother and baby can benefit. Adjusting methods are adapted to a mother’s size, weight and condition. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care. Some report shorter and easier births. For more information in the Tampa Bay area call (813) 831-8321.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pinched Nerves, Chiropractic Tampa, Chiropractor Tampa

Pinched Nerve and chiropractic. Dr Steve Edelson in Tampa (813) 831-8321 can help.
It's called a pinched nerve because that's what it feels like. But there's a lot more going on!
There are pairs of opening between each spinal bone.
Like an open window, nerve openings along your spine must be clear and unobstructed.
The 24 moving bones of your spine protect your spinal cord while permitting normal turning and bending. Pairs of nerve roots, one on each side, branch off your spinal cord at each segmental level to service the organs and tissues of your body. When these openings are unobstructed, your brain can properly control and regulate your body.
When a spinal bone is malpositioned, it can encroach upon these important nerve openings. Nerve irritation can result. We call that a subluxation.
Two Types
When spinal bones lose their normal motion or position, it can cause one of two types of nerve disturbances:
* Compressed lesion - This is just a fancy name for a pinched nerve. What surprises many is that it's actually quite rare. More common is a...

* Facilitative lesion - This is when the nerve root is stretched, twisted or chafed. Think: hard tissue rubbing on soft tissue.
But remember, bones are static structures. They don’t move unless muscles move them. And muscles don’t move bones unless commanded by the nervous system. An irritated nerve creates a vicious loop. Our job is to locate these areas of your spine and reduce their impact on your nervous system.
A Precise Nudge
A thorough examination helps us identify areas of your spine where spinal bones are stuck and not moving correctly. Then, we give them a precise little nudge called a chiropractic adjustment. Your body uses this energy to “right itself” as nerve irritation is reduced.
There is nothing better than chiropractic to deal with pinched nerves. Dr. Edelson is an expert at helping you with this typ of problem.
Because chiropractic addresses the integrity of your nervous system, it’s a natural solution to many health problems. Give us a call.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it take for nerve irritation to be reduced?
Some practice members experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process. How long have you had your problem? Are you keeping your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Do you smoke? Are you in otherwise good condition? Within a short period, most practice members sense enough progress to justify completing our recommendations.
What about my friend who only needed one visit?
It’s true there are rare instances in which a single visit can produce the pain relief that many practice members seek. However, the effect is usually short lived. Because underlying muscles and soft tissues have not been strengthened and retrained, a relapse often occurs. Our experience has found that when practice members begin chiropractic care as adults, they have considerable structural and functional damage from years of neglect. A single “miracle” adjustment rarely produces permanent change.
Why not just take some muscle relaxers instead?
We don’t dispense drugs of any kind. Muscle relaxers and even the most common over-the-counter pain medications fail on two counts. Sure they’re convenient, but they don’t correct the underlying cause of your problem. (What is actually causing the muscle to spasm?) Virtually every drug produces side effects. Which is a fancy way of saying they produce unwanted effects. These can include kidney failure, liver damage, addiction and even death.Call us if you have any questions (813) 831-8321 in Tampa.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Colic and Chiropractic Tampa Colic is one of the many problems that can be helped by a chiropractor.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Carpal Tunnel

Dr. Steve Edelson explains Carpal Tunnel. Wrist pain can be uncomfortable, and interfere with your life.
Chiropractic techniques that work so well with the spine can be applied to other joints in the body. Virtually every joint is susceptible to fixations and malfunctions that impair function and range of motion. Trauma, micro-traumas, vibrations and repetitive motions are often culprits.
The Tunnel
The carpal tunnel is a band of ligaments and small bones in your wrist. Painful symptoms can result when nerves are compressed by a collapse of this nerve “tunnel.”
The Spine
Many are surprised to learn that the cause of their wrist problem may be due to functional changes to one or more joints of the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Subluxations in the upper spine can compromise the workings of any structure between it and the tip of your littlest finger. This is often called the double crush syndrome.
Shoulders, hip problems, knees, ankles and even the jaw problems have been shown to respond to chiropractic care. Find out before resorting to drugs or irreversible surgery!
Try Chiropractic First. Medical procedures can work but often do not, leaving you worse off than before. The scar tissue that can develop from surgury can be worse than the original problem.
It just makes sense to take the more conservative approach first: chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last! Schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out what safe and natural chiropractic can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can chiropractic repair bone spurs?
Bone spurs and other arthritic changes to joints in the feet, hands or spine is the body’s response to long-standing malfunction. Restoring proper joint function is thought to slow or stop this degenerative process.
Does cracking your knuckles cause damage?
Studies suggest that knuckle cracking does not damage the metacarpal joints of the hand. While there is danger of overextending already loose knuckle joints, mobilizing these and other joints of the body is best left to an experienced chiropractor.
Is it okay to wear a wrist brace?
A brace is often prescribed to help protect the wrist and reduce mobility. While it may alleviate certain symptoms, it virtually ignores the malfunctioning joints causing the problem. The chiropractic approach is to help restore proper motion to affected joints and strengthen supporting muscles and soft tissues. While this may require some type of ongoing supportive care, many practice members are able to resume their activities without bracing. For more information, in Tampa call (813) 831-8321. Press Release: Chiropractor (813) 831-8321 (South Tampa) explains Carpal Tunnel.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Chiropractic and Allergies

Allergies and Chiropractic Tampa Dr. Steve Edelson of Tampa Florida has been helping people with their chiropractic needs since 1995. Allergies
Chiropractic care doesn’t treat allergies. So, why do so many people with allergies mention that they get relief by receiving care in our office?
It’s Not the Pollen
There are many signs of an allergic reaction. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. Sneezing. Skin rash. More serious reactions can include constricted air passageways, vomiting and even death. All this from a handful of peanuts, an encounter with a cat or microscopic grains of pollen in the air!
Allergen Fear?
Your body inappropriately perceives the allergen as a threat.
If everyone reacted to these common substances, we could fix the blame squarely on the nut, dander, shellfish or pollen. But not everyone reacts. So, it’s not the allergen!
What is it?
Inappropriate Threat
Your nervous system is the master system that orchestrates your immune system, glandular system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts inappropriately to an allergen. Normally, these systems help you respond and adapt to the world around you. But suffering from uncontrollable sneezing around a house cat is an inappropriate reaction.
If your nervous system isn’t working right, you don’t work right. So, rather than direct our attention to the countless potential allergens, we locate and reduce the disturbances we find to your nervous system.
How full is your “adaptation bucket?”
A Full Bucket
Each of us was born with the capacity to withstand or adapt to stress. If we’re unable to deal with things we eat, breathe or come into contact with it may be because our margin to adapt is used up.
Pretend that this bucket represents your capacity to adapt to the physical, emotional and chemical stresses of life. Every stressful encounter your body faces, fills up your bucket. If your bucket is already full and you encounter pollen, foods or other chemicals, your bucket overflows.
When that happens, people say they’re having an allergic reaction. But what they’re really saying is, “I’ve lost my ability to adapt. My margin is used up."
Chiropractic: Nervous System
So, we don’t treat allergies. We look for ways to restore your ability to adapt to allergens by locating and reducing disturbances to your nervous system. Simple, really.
We'd love to discuss your specific allergy issue and how chiropractic may help. Email or give our office a call. (8113) 831-8321.

Monday, June 1, 2009

What is Chiropractic?

What is Chiropractic?> Get this question and many more answered as well. Chiropractic has been around since 1895 when D.D. Palmer made that first fateful adjustment on Harvey L.