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Disc Problems, Back Surgery and Chiropractic

As we all age, our discs may lose fluid and small cracks or lesions may form in the outer walls.  Spinal discs are the flexible, gel-like pads between your spinal bones (vertebrae) that give your spine it's curves and flexibility.  Discs affect your height too - you are about 1/4" - 1/2" taller when you wake up than when you go to sleep due to the effects gravity has your spine.
This damage may be caused or accelerated by the
vertebral subluxation complex, a spinal distortion chiropractors correct.  Your disc may bulge, irritate nerves and cause a lot of pain and discomfort.  In severe cases disc damage may affect sitting, standing, walking or lifting and cause pain when urinating, defecating, sneezing and coughing.
Is Back Surgery Effective?
Back surgery for herniation should only be attempted as a last resort.  Back surgery is a dangerous procedure with a high failure rate.  In many people the disc is not causing the pain; many people have disc degeneration with no symptoms.
The Chiropractic Record
For many years
chiropractic has been able to save people from spinal surgery.  There are reports of an MRI or other imaging device revealing a disc herniation or protrusion in the neck or low back which has been reduced or completely reabsorbed under chiropractic care.  Had they not sought out chiropractic, many of these individuals undoubtedly would have had surgery.
How To Prevent Disc Problems
Why wait until a disc becomes "hot" before exploring chiropractic care?  Chiropractic has been a blessing to many sufferers of spine and disc problems, however it's not a "treatment" for conditions, however it is care for your entire body.  Chiropractic care may help
prevent your spine from deterioration and herniation.
Let Dr. Gilmore of
Back To Action Chiropractic perform a simple chiropractic spinal checkup that may discover problems and prevent future operations.  You get your eyes, teeth and blood pressure checked, why not your spine?
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Sports and Chiropractic

Chiropractic can give your athletic endeavors an edge, improve your athletic ability by helping to keep you healthy and in top form and by keeping minor injuries from becoming major ones.
That's why chiropractic has been used by champions:  LaDamian Tomlinson and Jerry Rice of the
NFL, Tiger Woods of the PGA,  Lance Armstrong - world class cyclist, Ken Norton and Evander Holyfield of boxing and John McEnroe and Martina Navrratilova of tennis.  In all of these sports, chiropractors help keep the athlete on the field and help stop minor injuries without the use of drugs and surgery.
Better Reaction Time & Co-ordination
Athletes under chiropractic care were compared with a control group that received no care for agility, balance, power, speed reaction and hand reaction time.
After six weeks, the chiropractic group had a 10.7% improvement while the control group had a 4.5% improvement.  After 12 weeks, the chiropractic group's improvement was
16.7%!  "The chiropractic athlete reacts faster, coordinates better, executes fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete."
Many amateur and professional athletes wouldn't dream of competing without first getting a chiropractic spinal checkup.
Severe Trauma? Athletes who are in trauma need chiropractic.  The orthodox medical profession specializes int eh management of fractures, torn flesh, ripped tendons, dislocations, blood and fluid loss, and other emergency attention.  However, victims of trauma leave the hospital with serious spinal subluxations from their accidents because M.D.'s are not trained to locate and correct this form of spinal damage.  This is the real of chiropractic care.
What Chiropractic Does
At
Back To Action Chiropractic, Dr. Gilmore will balance your spinal column and relieve stress on your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.  Sports injuries nearly always jar and misalign your spine and structures near it.  A trauma to anywhere in the body can damage your spine - a blow to the ribs, legs, feet, head, shoulder or torso can radiate to it.  If you play any sport you should receive a chiropractic spinal check-up to ensure that your spine is balanced and free from misaligned vertetrae causing "pinched" nerves (spinal subluxations).
To schedule an appointment for you free chiropractic check-up, call (425) 670-2600 or schedule online
here.
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Injury, Accidents and Chiropractic

It's officially fall in the Pacific Northwest, which means rain, wind and increased darkness.  All of these factors can make driving more difficult and challenging and accidents unavoidable.  Much of the pain and suffering resulting from traumatic injuries may, in many cases, be avoided with chiropractic care.
Every trauma has the potential to cause
vertebral subluxations - an area of abnormal stress in your spine that upsets body balance, impinges, "pinches", stretches or compresses your nerves, and affects the health of your muscles, internal organs, discs, bones and brain.  A subluxation can cause pain, organ or system malfunction.
Chiropractic is a system of healthcare that specializes in correcting vertebral subluxations.  At Back To Action, Dr. Gilmore, correct the subluxations using safe, gentle, spinal "adjustment" techniques.
There may have been no broken bones or serious bleeding, but there was spinal damage.  The medical doctors may have said you were fine, but MD's do not know how to analyze the spinal column for subluxations nor do they know how to correct them.  Millions of people leave emergency rooms unaware that they are carrying around hidden spinal distortions that can cause severe health problems at a later date.  Many people leave the emergency room with as much spinal damage as when they entered it.  For that reason chiropractors belong in every emergency room in the country.
Anyone who has either been in an
accident or suffered trauma, whether mild or serious and no matter how long ago, should see a chiropractor to have their spinal column checked for nerve pressure caused by vertebral subluxations.  A chiropractic adjustment given by Dr. Gilmore can make the difference between life and death, between life with pain, disability and sickness and life with full recovery, activity and health.
To schedule a consultation with the Dr. Gilmore of Back To Action Chiropractic, please call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.
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