Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Preventative Health Care

If you bring your car in for regular maintenance, ie. oil changes, tune ups, and tire rotations, then you know the value of preventative maintenance. If you don't do it, your car will break down and it will cost you a lot more than the cost of the maintenance. The same applies to preventative health care maintenance and the health of your body. Chiropractic is one of the very best ways to ensure good health. By going to a chiropractor for prevention, you ensure that there will be no irritation to your nerves which allows for optimal health, and it ensures that your joints are functioning optimally which will help you avoid arthritis. Chiropractic helps people of all ages from newborns to the elderly and works equally well for pregnant mothers, body builders, business people, and marathon runners. Chiropractic is one of the best ways to recover from automobile accident injuries. It is natural, safe, and affordable (and even covered by most insurance plans). If you live in Tampa and would like more information call (813) 831-8321 or visit our web sites or

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chiropractic and low back pain

Low back pain and chiropractic. Let's say you have already made the choice to come to a chiropractor and have received your first adjustment. So why do you need another? Sometimes you won't need another adjustment. Some people get better with only one adjustment. Most people require four or five visits to the chiropractor for their problem. Usually the issue is when a joint gets shifted out of position. This creates irritation to the surrounding nerves and muscles and can cause inflammation. The muscles go into spasm and lock the joint into this new position to protect it from shifting into an even worse position. Unfortunately the muscles will not let the joint go back into the original healthy position due to muscle memory. The joint must be retrained by have it adjusted - put back into place by a chiropractor. The retraining process is to adjust the joint over a series of visits/days, as many times as is required to accomplish the goal of restoring the joint to its original healthy position where it will move properly without irritating the nerves and muscles. With every adjustment, the joint gets better and closer to a state of health. Usually the patient feels better a visit or two prior to finishing the work required and sometimes makes the mistake of discontinuing care before the joint is fully recovered. The result is that the pain often returns and the frustration of starting over can be disappointing. Some even come to the wrong conclusion that chiropractic did not help them after all. So remember - just because you feel better, have your chiropractor check to make sure you are as good as you can be before discontinuing care. I even recommend that you continue to see the chiropractor on a once per month basis for preventative maintenance. For more information call Dr. Steve Edelson at (813) 831-8321 in south Tampa or visit and