Causes of Low Back Pain

Causes of Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain occurs in the Lumbar and Sacral Spine Areas

Understanding Low Back Pain Causes, Pain Relief, and Prevention

Low back pain will show symptoms of radiating pain in the lower hip region or down the entire leg.

​The pain is usually on one side but it can occur on both sides at the same time.

​Patients sometimes complain of numbness or tingling in the leg or a sense of weakness in the leg.

"...the lumbo-sacral region is very prone to injuries and degeneration." - Manfred Alkhas

​Symptoms tend to get worse with sitting, standing, sleeping, walking or climbing stairs.

Low back pain can be triggered by a fall, work injury, car accident, pregnancy and childbirth or hip/spine surgery.

​How A Chiropractor Can Help With Back Pain Problems

​Through the manual manipulation of the spine, chiropractic will align the spine.

​This will take a series of chiropractic adjustment appointments to align the spine to its natural state.

Through the manipulation of joints, using a controlled sudden movement, the patients range of motion increases in addition to the quality of their movements.

​Many chiropractors will also emphasis the importance of exercise and proper nutrition to rehabilitate the injury.

​Not only will chiropractic correct existing acute or chronic injury, it can further prevent any possible future injury of the entire spine.

Back Pain Treatment ​Recovery And Prevention

  • Use proper lifting techniques
  • Maintain good posture during standing, sitting, moving and sleeping
  • Get regular exercise with stretching and strengthening
  • Have an ergonomic work area
  • Strive for good nutrition, healthy weight, and lean body mass
  • Incorporate stress management and relaxation techniques
  • No Smoking

There's no reason to continue suffering from back problems. At Good Life Chiropractic, we're ready to diagnose your back problem and tailor a back pain treatment plan for your specific acute or chronic injury.

I look forward to helping you get relief from your lower back pain.

Dr. Manfred Alkhas, D.C., M. Div.

Or, Call (408) 871-1200

Get Started on Your Lower Back Pain Relief Now!

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TMJ Do’s and Don’ts

TMJ Do's and Don'ts

Understanding Things To Do (And To Avoid) To Help With TMJ Pain Relief

Chiropractors are trained to correct bone misalignments. So, the question is "how can a chiropractor help me with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) problems?"

​Chiropractors focus on adjusting the spine, in doing so the muscles will begin to relax. The chiropractor can then focus using specific trigger points to reposition the jaw to relieve pain and to help in preventing future TMJ pain from returning.

"Using the Activator Method and only two visits...I was pain free..." - Manfred Alkhas

Trigger points are areas of muscle fibers that are very sensitive and feel like knots causing much pain when pressure is applied. Lets take a look at some do’s and don’ts of preventing TMJ from happening or returning.

TMJ Do's

  • Moist Heat - Moist heat from a heat pack or a hot water bottle wrapped in a warm, moist towel can improve function and reduce pain.
  • Ice- Ice packs can decrease inflammation and also numb pain and promote healing. Do not place an icepack directly on your skin. Keep the pack wrapped in a clean cloth while you are using it. Do not use an ice pack for more than 10-15 mins.
  • Soft Diet - Soft or blended foods allow the jaw to rest temporarily.
  • Jaw Exercises - Slow, gentle jaw exercises may help increase jaw mobility.
  • Relaxation Techniques - Relaxation and guided imagery can be helpful in dealing with the pain that accompanies TMJ dysfunction. Deep, slow breathing enhances relaxation and modulates pain sensations. Some have found yoga, massage and meditation helpful in reducing stress and aiding relaxation.
  • Side Sleeping - Sleep on your side using pillow support between shoulder and neck.
  • Relax Facial Muscles - Make a concerted effort to relax your lips, and keep teeth apart.
  • Yawning - Use your fist to support your chin as you yawn to prevent damage to the joint and to prevent your jaw from locking open.

Dr. Manfred Alkhas providing chiropractic treatment for jaw pain relief

TMJ Don'ts

  • Jaw Clenching
  • Gum Chewing
  • Cradling the Telephone
  • Anesthesia (check with your medical or dental professional first)
  • Long Dental Appointments

With the chiropractic adjustment and treatment options available, there's simply no need to suffer unnecessarily from TMJ jaw pain.

So, don't wait any longer to finally get the relief you deserve.

Schedule an appointment or give us a call now!

I look forward to helping you get relief from your TMJ pain.

Dr. Manfred Alkhas, D.C., M. Div.

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Headaches and Chiropractic

Headaches and Chiropractic

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Tension headache pain

Understanding The Causes of Headache Pain

Many patients come in with headache pain and wonder why they are suddenly experiencing headache pain when they have never experienced this before.

Headaches can be triggered in many ways, and they might develop over time.

"....over 90% of our migraine patients feel immediate relief after their first visit..." - Manfred Alkhas

This is why a thorough history of accidents, work history and activity history is asked of each patient during their initial evaluation.

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 causes of headaches.​

10 Headache-Triggers Count Down

Dr Manfred Alkhas performing chiropractic adjustment for headache pain relief

10. Anxiety - Stress can cause much tension.

9. Glare - Brightness from a computer screen, sunlight or overhead lights.

8. Noise - Loud, repetitive noise, as well as low continuous noise.

7. Eating and Sleeping Patterns - Eat regularly throughout the day. Sleep enough, but not too much or too little.

6. Medication - Some medications may trigger headaches. Ask questions before taking them.

5. Physical Activity - It is good to challenge yourself, but try to know your limits. Too much pressure can trigger headaches.

4. Lack of Activity - Living a sedentary lifestyle can also cause headaches.

3. Posture - Sitting up straight helps with blood circulation.

2. Hormones - When estrogen levels drop, you are more likely to get headaches.

1. Misalignment of the Neck - Schedule a chiropractic check-up to make sure!

There is no reason to suffer unnecessarily from headache or migraine pain. Schedule an appointment to help get relief from your headache pain.

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