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Herniated Discs & What Causes them

A herniated disc occurs when the outer portion of a spinal disc breaks down and the inner potion leaks out.The inner portion of the disc that extrudes can then irritate or compress nearby nerves, causing radiating pain.A spinal disc acts as a shock absorber between the vertebrae of the spine, and allows for movement in the spine. The durable outer portion of a disc, called the annulus fibrosus, serves to contain the soft inner portion of the disc, the nucleus pulposus.The majority of herniated discs occur in the lumbar region of the spine. Any contact between the nerves and inflammatory...

Make an Adjustment to your 2017 Resolutions

With the New Year approaching, it is common for everyone to run around making last minute gift purchases, collecting receipts and documents in preparation for tax season and the popular New Year's resolutions that of course includes weight loss, money, and even new ways of thinking.But, how many of us prioritize medical care?  Is medical care even on our "To Do" list? There's a popular debate about whether Yearly Wellness Checkups are necessary.  And, if you're fortunate to have a good health condition and thus, live a healthy lifestyle that might be true to you.  However, taking preventative action on time...

Therapeutic Solutions – Hydration

Therapeutic-solutions LLC, Newport News, VA 2016Here in Newport News and all over Hampton Roads, we’ve experienced days well over 100 degrees this summer. In short­ it’s been a hot one. Although the majority of us enjoy the hot summers over the ice and snow during winter, we definitely need to be aware of our water intake during the summertime. Hydration is not only important for keeping you comfortable and cool on a hot summer day, it is also very important for your body to operate properly. Water accounts for 60% of our body weight because it has multiple functions and some major responsibilities in keeping our body healthy. For example, water carries nutrients and waste products between our major organs, it helps to regulate our body’s temperature and lubricate our joints that act as a shock absorber. Water is essential for our muscles as well. Muscular aches and pains throughout the day or sometimes waking you up in the middle of the night can actually be caused by mild to medium dehydration. If you are dehydrated you may also suffer from headaches, constipation, sleepiness, muscle fatigue, or dark yellow urine. Water should be your first line of defense! Try to take note while you’re having fun in the sun at...

Dr.Brill

Are Calcium & Vitamin D good for me?

Make No Bones About It, Calcium and Vitamin D are Your New Best Friends Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and a whopping 99% of it is stored in your bones and teeth. Its main function is keeping your bones strong enough to support your skeletal structure, enabling you to chase around your kids/grandkids for years to come.If you aren’t getting enough calcium in your diet, your body will take from the next best source – your bones. Depleted calcium = weak bones, which can eventually become osteoporosis. Milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products (yes, ice cream...

Tips for a Healthy Spine in the Summertime

Therapeutic-Solutions-LLC The last thing you need on your summer vacation is a back injury that leaves you to bed ridden for days. Here are some tips to keep your spine healthy during long road trips, watersports, and other summer activities. Road TripsBefore you hit the road for your family vacation, take a few minutes to adjust your mirrors and seat position. If your vehicle is equipped with built-in lumbar support, take advantage and adjust accordingly. You may also tuck a small pillow behind your lower back to create a more comfortable position for your spine. Last but not least, practice good...

How Soldiers Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care

How Soldiers Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care As a soldier, it’s not uncommon to carry up to 100 lbs. of gear for a demanding mission, with no time to let your body recover before you have to do it all over again. And certainly no time for a relaxing deep tissue massage. This type of strenuous activity not only wreaks havoc on your joints and muscles but also can lead to chronic pain and arthritis.You may find yourself unable to fall asleep at night because of the relentless aching in your neck or back. Sometimes the pain is so bad you...

Chiropractor Headaches Treatments: It Is Time to Feel Better

As a chiropractor headaches are treated in our office on a daily basis. They are an incredibly common problem and can make it difficult to enjoy life. Small headaches can be annoying and make it hard to concentrate on work or specific tasks. Major headaches and migraines can be debilitating and make it impossible to interact or even to get out of bed. In situations like this, you need fast and sustainable relief. While medication can help alleviate your discomfort, the results are only temporary because medication treats the symptoms, not the root issue.According to the Center for Disease Control...

Chiropractic Treatment for Back, Neck, and Full Body Discomfort

Many people are seeking alternative methods of relief for back discomfort, and chiropractic treatment is an excellent option to consider over traditional efforts offered by physicians of other specialties. Over 35 percent of chiropractic patients seek treatment for back issues caused by a variety of reasons, from sports injuries to car accidents. Many people who experience the negative effects of arthritis also visit for this alternative form of treatment. In addition to back problems, chiropractors address discomfort and limited range of motion associated with the neck, arms, legs, torso, and even hands and feet.Chiropractic Treatment for Back ProblemsWe offer a...

How Can a Chiropractor Ease the Tension in My Back?

 “Can a chiropractor ease the tension in my back?”, is a question that you may have asked yourself many times. The answer is yes, we can ease the tension in your back efficiently for a permanent recovery. As a chiropractor, we are specifically educated to use hands-on treatment methods to encourage proper alignment in your body’s musculoskeletal structure. A large focus of a chiropractor visit will be on aligning your spine and easing discomfort in that important region. As a  chiropractor, we strive to decrease your discomfort and immobility without the use of medications as often as possible.   If...

A Chiropractic Treatment for Your Sore Neck and Headache

If you suffer from a sore neck or frequent headaches, you may have asked, "Can a chiropractic treatment help me feel better?" You are not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches, a common reason for visiting the doctor's office, and more than 250 million work days are lost each year due to them. They affect just about everyone at some point in their lives and can present themselves in many different ways. Some people experience a throbbing sensation inside their whole head, while others feel an ache in just one part of their head or behind their...