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By Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.
March 16, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Neck Pain  

Find out what could be to blame for your neck pain and how chiropractic care in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA can help.

Neck pain is one of the most common ailments, but it doesn’t make it any less troublesome when the issue arises. Neck pain may only neck painlast for a fleeting amount of time while other people deal with chronic bouts of neck pain without finding the proper relief. If you are in need of a way to combat your neck pain, it’s time you saw one of our Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA chiropractors.

Causes of Neck Pain

Here are the most common issues that could be causing your neck pain:

Bad posture: Do you hunch or slouch at your desk all day long? If so, then neck pain seems like a very likely possibility for you.

Your computer: Do you spend hours staring at a computer? While this certainly can’t be good for your well-being, it’s also bad for your neck, especially if the screen sits too high or too low.

Sleep habits: While it might not always seem like we get to spend as much time in bed as we would like, how we sleep certainly affects how our body feels. Any time you fall asleep in an awkward position for your body, you risk issues such as neck, shoulder or back pain.

“Text Neck”: How many hours would you say you spend playing on your phone or tablet? Probably a lot more than you want to admit. But if you are spending hours each day with your head down and your neck crunched staring at this little device, you better believe your neck is going to revolt at some point.

Strained Movement: Ever quickly turn or jerk you neck the wrong way? Twisting and stretching can strain, sprain and even tear the muscles.

So, what can your chiropractor in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA do to alleviate your neck pain?

Through chiropractic adjustment, also referred to as spinal manipulation (or in this case cervical spinal manipulation), we can manipulate through gentle, controlled thrusts, certain areas of the spine that are out of alignment and could be causing this pain and discomfort. The goal of spinal manipulation is to reduce pain and improve both function and range of motion. Other therapies to consider include massage, therapeutic heat/cold application and certain stretching/strengthening exercises.

If you aren’t sure how to eliminate your neck pain, turn to Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Inc. in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA today.

By Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.
February 18, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Back Pain  

Sudden or ongoing back pain can be quite the unfortunate situation. Affecting your ability to walk, stand, sit or lay correctly or comfortably, back pain can cause your quality of life to decrease in a short period of time. Luckily, your Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic can help you reduce back pain and get back on your feet.

What causes back pain?

man with back painBack pain is often described as an aching, shooting, radiating or stabbing pain. You may notice that your range of motion or flexibility is compromised. Back pain has countless sources. Some of the most common causes include:
  • muscle strain
  • ligament strain
  • arthritis
  • ruptured disks
  • osteoporosis
  • skeletal abnormalities

Lack of exercise, obesity, lifting heavy objects improperly, smoking tobacco and, most commonly, aging put a person at risk for back pain. You should see your doctor if your back pain is severe and does not improve after resting. Additionally, if the pain spreads, particularly down the legs, or causes weakness or numbness, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

How can my chiropractor help my back pain? 
Your chiropractor specializes in diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal and nervous system, specifically in the spine. They may use manual spinal manipulation to align the bones and muscles in your back to their correct positions. Your chiropractor also uses stretches and movement of the muscles and joints to treat the area around the spine. This increases your range of motion and strengthens your back. Your chiropractor can also determine when physical therapy is beneficial to your diagnoses.

What can I expect at my appointment? 
At your appointment, your chiropractor will first gather your medical history, and ask you questions to assess the severity and frequency of your back pain. It is helpful to keep a pain journal with a detailed log of when and where the pain occurs, the frequency with which it occurs and what makes it better or worse. X-rays may aid your doctor in finding the exact cause of your pain. Once your doctor has a diagnoses, they can begin treatment.

If you suffer from untreated or undiagnosed back pain, Milton Chiropractic in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA can help. Please call to schedule your appointment for a chiropractic consultation today!

By Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.
September 21, 2015
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Sports Injury  

Sports InjuriesWhat's your favorite sport? Is it running, weight-lifting, golf, swimming or something else? An active lifestyle, including routine exercise, invigorates, relieves stress and adds years to your life.

Unfortunately, most any physical activity or sport risks injury. Runners, for example, suffer stress fractures of the shin bone. Lower back, or lumbar, spinal injuries, misalignments and disc herniations plague the everyday jogger and marathon runner alike.

How to Treat Sports Injuries

Of course, when you suspect an injury, get to your primary care physician for correct diagnosis. X-rays, physical examination, ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) are tools of the medical doctor's trade. Additionally, prescription medications control pain and inflammation.

Often, a physician recommends chiropractic treatment of sports injuries in the Quincy area. David Smith DC of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. has extensive chiropractic experience and possesses many sports- and exercise-related certifications. He helps athletes, both professional and amateur, with injuries related to:

  • ankles
  • shins
  • knees
  • elbows
  • shoulders
  • neck
  • spine

A Comprehensive Approach

Dr. Smith, and his associates at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. in Quincy, will not treat sports injuries in isolation. While Dr. Smith employs modern chiropractic treatments to support medical interventions for sprains, fractures and other injuries, he also evaluates the whole person to ensure neuro-muscular wellness. The American Chiropractic Association affirms this approach as the true aim of chiropractic care.

Dr. Smith takes information from the primary physician and performs his own chiropractic examination. He investigates the patient's spinal alignment and posture to understand the extent of the injury. Depending on patient need, he may utilize various treatments to optimize function, reduce swelling, correct spinal misalignments and decrease pain.

Treatments may include:

  • ultrasound
  • cryotherapy
  • paraffin wax treatments
  • massage therapy
  • muscle therapy
  • spinal decompression or motorized traction

In addition, Dr. Smith uses his kinesiology expertise to instruct patients in corrective and preventive exercises to support and strengthen healing and avoid re-injury. Dr. Smith counsels all his patients on:

  • healthy lifestyle changes
  • nutrition and supplements
  • ways to encourage proper function of the spine and nerves

Arrange an Appointment

Are you concerned about a sport-related injury or wish to prevent one? Call one of the 8 locations of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. To see Dr. David Smith at the Quincy office, phone (617) 471-4491.

By David Smith, DC
June 09, 2015
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Auto Accidents  

Learn more about the most common injuries sustained after a car accident.

Car accidents can be traumatic and frightening. Besides leaving you with some emotional trauma, car accidents can also leave you Auto Accident Injurieswith some physical ailments as well. Around 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled as a result of a car accident. If you’ve been in a car accident, find out the most common types of injuries from the office of Milton Chiropractic serving Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset:

Whiplash

This is one of the most frequent injuries that occur after a rear impact collision. People often ignore their symptoms and, as a result, many whiplash cases go untreated. While this condition is not life-threatening, it can cause long-term problems and even disability. These are some of the most common symptoms of whiplash:

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Shoulder pain
  • Dizziness
  • Arm weakness
  • Jaw pain
  • Ringing in the ears

Don’t ignore your whiplash symptoms. The chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic offers state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint your problems and to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Also, we can show you corrective exercises to help reduce symptoms and help you regain range of motion in your neck again. We offer a variety of different kinds of physical and massage therapies to help anyone get back on their feet again after a car accident.

Back Injuries

The impact of a car accident can jostle and twist the body in unnatural and uncomfortable ways. As a result, many passengers experience back injuries. This can range from minor issues such as a sprain or strain to more serious disc injuries that may not even show up until weeks or months later. Since back injuries from a car accident can lead to long-term problems, it’s important to see your chiropractor right away to help manage your condition. Play it safe and schedule an appointment right after your accident to get a full-body evaluation. This one simple step could save you from months of future pain and discomfort.

Don’t let a car accident cause you physical pain or long-term problems. Get back to living your life by seeing your chiropractor in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset at the first sign of a problem. Contact Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. today!

By David Smith, DC
March 13, 2015
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Ideal Protein Plan  

It isn't uncommon for a Quincy chiropractor to tell patients that they really should lose some weight. After all, it is pretty common knowledge that excess weight puts additional strain on bones and joints, leading to pain and extra trips to Quincy chiropractors like David Smith, DC at Milton Chiropractic.Weight loss

Yet, most chiropractors stop there. They tell their clients to lose weight, but they don't tell them how. Thankfully, here at Milton Chiropractic, we go that extra mile. We don't just tell you what you need to do; we help you do it too. That's why we offer an exciting new weight loss program: Ideal Protein Plan.

Ideal Protein Plan isn't like all of those other weight loss programs out there - the ones where you yo-yo diet for a couple of years and then end up gaining all of the weight right back. Instead, Ideal Protein Plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off!

One of the main problems with most traditional diets is that in addition to losing fat, you're also losing muscle mass. Yet this muscle mass isn't just important for playing sports or staying active, it's crucial to continuing to burn calories and keeping the weight off. Ideal Protein Plan helps you lose fat without sacrificing all of your muscle tone in the process. The result is a leaner, meaner figure that you'll love and be able to keep for the long haul.

Although Ideal Protein Plan has been under development for the last 20 years, it is still relatively new and unknown on the diet scene. Therefore, if you have any questions, we'd love to help educate you on the program and walk you through the process so you can achieve optimal health. Call Quincy chiropractor Dr. Smith at Milton Chiropractic today. He'll fill you in on all of the details and get you started on your journey to personal transformation!