Are you interested in the history of chiropractic care and how it came to be? If so, then you may appreciate this infographic which breaks down the history of the modality and common techniques used by chiropractic doctors.Read More
With this digital age where you can track your life through your smart phone, have you ever considered tracking your health? Our friends over at Bestow have made this great infographic for tracking your health and wellness. Here are 12 of the best Apps for tracking your wellness. Check it out here!Read More
We often get asked a lot of nutritional questions. Which diet is best? What’s going to make me loose the most weight? Which one is the best long term? The answer is that is varies by person and you have to choose which is best for you.Read More
One of the most painful causes of lower back pain occurs when the spinal discs in the lumbar area become "herniated." A herniated disc happens when the soft inner core between the bones bulges out into the spine. This places pressure on the spinal nerve root, and often the spinal cord itself! OUCH! The result can be pain in the lower back as well as numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs and buttocks. DOUBLE OUCH!
Medical doctors tend to treat acutely herniated disks with oral steroids and epidural injections of cortisone, both of which have limited success rates and adverse side effects. Recently, however, a major study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics has found that both chronic and acute herniated disks can be effectively treated by chiropractic adjustments. Woohoo!
The year-long study followed 148 patients whose lumbar herniations had been confirmed by MRI scans. All patients suffered from a form of back pain, sciatica, and radiating leg symptoms, and 79 of them had experienced these symptoms without noticeable relief for over three months. The patients in the study were treated with chiropractic adjustments appropriate for their individual cases, characterized by the researchers as "high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation." This is what your Longmont Chiropractors at New Leaf Chiropractic do! Triple WOOHOO!Read More