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NATURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR BACK PAIN, NECK PAIN AND OTHER CHRONIC DISCOMFORTS IN POMPANO BEACH

man holding back in painAcute injuries and illnesses can cause excruciating pain, but once the underlying problem goes away, so does the discomfort. Chronic conditions, however, never go away entirely despite the best possible medical care -- they either cause recurrence after recurrence or create a lingering "background" of pain and other symptoms. In these cases, the treatment strategy shifts to emphasize pain management, controlling the symptoms as thoroughly as possible so patients can enjoy a higher quality of life. Here at Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we can accomplish this by employing natural, non-addictive, non-invasive pain management techniques.

Chronic pain causes problems beyond the pain itself. Many sufferers become deeply depressed, adding to their overall disability. Others feel they have no choice but to mask their pain with powerful drugs. But the drugs provide only a temporary respite -- and in the process, they may cause addiction, impair coordination and judgment, or interact dangerously with other medications.

Pain Management from Our Pompano Beach Chiropractor

Our Pompano Beach chiropractor, Dr. Pine, has helped many patients cope with chronic pain without the potential risks and problems associated with painkilling medications. The key to our success is the fact that chiropractic adjustment can relieve nerve impingement and muscle stress, two principal issues in chronic pain.

For example, age-related flattening of the vertebral discs can cause the discs to move out of position, pressing painfully against major spinal nerve roots to cause neck pain or back pain. A series of chiropractic adjustments can relieve spinal compression long enough for the discs to return to their normal position. This can provide with you an extended period of pain relief. Of course, since stenosis is a chronic condition, the pain is likely to recur -- at which point we perform another series of adjustments to relieve the pain again. This kind of pain management protocol can help patients enjoy their daily lives more fully without resorting to drugs.

It's worth noting that a chronic condition need not count as a "back problem" to make your life miserable. Any condition that disturbs normal nerve function can aggravate your pain. For example, the headaches, muscle knots and other agonies associated with fibromyalgia may occur due an abnormal hypersensitivity to nerve signals. By realigning the spine and normalizing nerve function as much as possible, we can lessen the severity of the symptoms.

In addition to reducing your current level of pain, we can often help to arrest or slow the progress of the underlying condition. For example, if a spinal or postural misalignment is worsening your osteoarthritis, periodic chiropractic adjustments can allow your body to support its weight more evenly. At the same time, prescribed exercises can strengthen the muscles that support the joints while improving your freedom of motion and slowing the rate of further deterioration. Contact our office to learn more about our chiropractic pain management services. We proudly service Pompano Beach and the surrounding areas!


FIBROMYALGIA PAIN RELIEF FROM OUR POMPANO BEACH CHIROPRACTOR

FIBROMYALGIA TREATMENT BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

Our Pompano Beach chiropractor can relieve aches and pains associated with fibromyalgia so you feel better every day. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, our treatments can reduce your symptoms and improve your qualify of life.

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a type of chronic pain condition where pain, tenderness, and inflammation occur at specific points in the body. You may feel fibromyalgia pain in your neck, back, shoulder blades, buttocks, hips, and elbows. Over 3 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In addition to the physical symptoms of pain and soreness, many people feel tired or confused, have difficulty sleeping, or experience mood swings.

Scientists do not know what causes fibromyalgia. Conventional treatment of fibromyalgia often includes medication to mask the pain and talk therapy or stress relief programs to reduce the emotional symptoms of the disease.

When to See Our Chiropractor in Pompano Beach for Pain Relief

Fibromyalgia patients often employ a team approach to their treatment. Many find it helpful to work with a conventional doctor and other wellness providers. Chiropractic can help alleviate the physical symptoms and reduce the intensity of neurological, mental, and emotional side effects due to the way treatments positively affect the nervous system.

Taking medication to hide your pain is not fun, especially when you think about doing this every day for the rest of your life. If you feel like conventional treatment of fibromyalgia is not controlling your pain, or want to try treating fibromyalgia without medication, chiropractic can help.

How Our Pompano Beach Chiropractor Treats Fibromyalgia Pain

Our Pompano Beach chiropractor can work on your tender fibromyalgia points to reduce the pain you feel by realigning joints, muscles, and ligaments. By releasing restrictions in joint movement and subluxations of the spine, we can reduce pressure on tender points. Thus, you may feel less pain on a daily basis.

Adjustments affect the nervous system, which passes messages along the spine to different parts of your body. When your nervous system is out of whack due to spinal subluxations, you can experience a fibro flare-up. Regular adjustments help keep painful fibromyalgia symptoms at bay, while relieving stress.

All of the systems in your body depend on a properly functioning nervous system to work well. As we tune up your nervous systems, all of the other systems in your body can do their jobs more efficiently. Our patients report more energy, less stress and anxiety, less pain in the body, and an overall sense of wellbeing.

If you have not yet tried chiropractic for fibromyalgia pain relief, can visit our Pompano Beach chiropractor, receive a pain relief consultation, have x-rays taken, and learn how we can help you find natural pain relief. Since every patient can experience fibromyalgia pain differently, this consult allows us to address on a personal level how we can treat the symptoms that bother you most. To reserve your consultation, contact us today by email or call (954) 782-7006.


FIBROMYALGIA FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA ANSWERED BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

If you're troubled by a variety of aches, pains and other symptoms that make everyday life seem like an insurmountable challenge, you might have fibromyalgia -- which means you'll have questions. Here are the answers to some frequently asked fibromyalgia question from our Pompano Beach chiropractor, Dr. Pine.

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  • What is fibromyalgia?

This is a tougher question than you might realize! Fibromyalgia is a somewhat mystifying collection of chronic musculoskeletal pain (which may occur throughout the body) and fatigue symptoms that can prove debilitating for many individuals. Sadly, there's no current cure for fibromyalgia, so treatment focuses on symptom management.

  • What causes fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia strikes women more often than men, suggesting that hormonal or genetic factors may contribute to its origin; it may also be related to chronic fatigue syndrome or lupus. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia creates a heightened sensitivity to pain signals relayed by the central nervous system.

  • What are the common symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia most common causes widespread aches, pains and muscle knots called tender points. It also produces fatigue, "brain fog," depression, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, painful menstruation, restless legs syndrome and a variety of other disabling symptoms.

  • How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

Technically, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires you to have experienced pain for at least 3 months in at least 11 of 18 recognized tender points in all quadrants of the body. Other common symptoms are also factored into the final diagnosis.

  • Why is chiropractic care a smart option for fibromyalgia treatment?

An MD may refuse to treat fibromyalgia without making the formal diagnosis, a process which can take some time. Our Pompano Beach chiropractor can treat your pain and other symptoms regardless of whether every little requirement of that diagnosis is evident. Our treatments are also drug-free and completely safe.

  • How can chiropractic adjustment relieve my symptoms?

If you're hypersensitive to pain, you want to do whatever you can to eliminate any underlying causes of pain, including nerve impingement and musculoskeletal stress. Chiropractic adjustment keep your entire body in balance to minimize these potential discomforts. Taking pressure off of nerve tissues may also help your central nervous system operate more normally -- an important consideration due to the fact that spinal stenosis (a narrowed spinal canal that can pinch nerve tissue) is often seen in fibromyalgia patients.

  • What other natural healing methods do you prescribe for fibromyalgia?

Massage therapy is an excellent treatment for working out the painful muscle knots that form tender points on the body. It also relieves stress, allowing you to enjoy more restful sleep.  

Let us Help You Control Your Fibromyalgia in Pompano Beach

Regular sessions with our Pompano Beach chiropractor could do wonders for controlling your fibromyalgia symptoms and giving you your life back. Call Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach  at (954) 782-7006 for an initial consultation!


PREVENTATIVE CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN POMPANO BEACH

PREVENTATIVE CARE OFFERED BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we know that prevention is often the best defense against pain, discomfort, mobility loss, and other symptoms of injury or illness. In addition to treating the root causes of injuries with hands-on chiropractic adjustments, we treat long-term pain with a variety of preventative techniques.

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If you suffer from an injury, illness, or mysterious condition that causes recurring pain, you many benefit from some of our preventative chiropractic services in Pompano Beach.

Preventative Visits with Our Pompano Beach Chiropractor

If you have a predisposition for recurring pain, we recommend regular visits to our Pompano Beach chiropractor. Dr. Pine is proud to offer preventative chiropractic care that minimizes the possibility of recurring pain and supplements the rest of your health care regimen. We want to make sure your body is in fighting shape, and Dr. Pine and the rest of our team will create a prevention plan that keeps your muscles healthy while you stave off symptoms and complications.

Chiropractic Care to Reduce Specific Risks

Every patient is unique, and their symptoms and risk levels are unique too. Instead of using the same adjustments for similar symptoms, we take the time to understand what causes your recurring pain. Nerve or tissue damage may be the culprit, but you may also have tension or inflammation that is aggravating your pain and causing additional complications. Our preventative chiropractic care may include adjustments and techniques to improve your posture, release tension, and restore balance.

Preventive Care for Healthy and Injured Athletes

Whether you're recovering from a sports injury or trying to maintain peak performance levels, our Pompano Beach chiropractor can work with you to customize a plan that works. Our chiropractic adjustments are designed to keep your body fit or speed up the healing process after injury.

Other Preventive Services

Of course, diet and movement play big roles in preventing pain for any patient. No matter what your activity level, age, or symptoms, our Pompano Beach chiropractor will do his best to maximize the effectiveness of your preventive care with a variety of other services. For example, we offer nutritional advice to help patients prevent further complications, and we will help you learn more about proper sitting and standing posture, screen time, and what to wear in order to avoid recurring pain as much as possible. We will also walk you through physical exercises you can do at home to reduce inflammation and pain risks.

When recurring pain interferes with your life, you deserve a solution. At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we work hard to pinpoint the best possible preventive care techniques for you. Call us today to schedule your appointment for preventative chiropractic care! Our Pompano Beach chiropractor looks forward to meeting you. Contact us today at (954) 782-7006.


PREVENTATIVE CARE FAQ IN POMPANO BEACH

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PREVENTATIVE CARE ANSWERED BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

Preventative care in Pompano Beach is critical for maintaining good quality of life and staying healthy. At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we help our patients learn to prevent painful medical conditions and we also provide preventative treatment. Working together with our patients, we can help our patients live longer, fuller lives.

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What can you do to prevent painful conditions?

Prevention starts with maintaining good health. You can maintain good health by doing the following:

  • Eating right. Eating natural foods, getting enough protein, and avoiding foods that are high in sugar and cholesterol can help you keep your body and muscles healthy. At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we help patients choose a diet that's right for their needs.
  • Exercising. Exercise can build up your muscles, help you burn off extra calories and can give you energy. Maintaining a good exercise routine can help you avoid heart disease and other conditions that can lead to a shorter lifespan.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce pressure on your joints and help you avoid subluxations.
  • Reducing stress. Stress reduction is important for maintaining good blood pressure and reducing your risk of certain conditions. Stress can also cause muscle tightness, which can lead to pain and decreased quality of life.

How does chiropractic care help prevent painful conditions?

Chiropractic care can help prevent painful conditions with the following techniques:

  • Spinal adjustment. At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we use spinal adjustment to eliminate subluxations. This technique helps improve communication between the brain and the rest of the body. By improving this critical function of the central nervous system, spinal adjustment can enhance your body's performance and help you fight off illness.
  • Massage therapy. Massage therapy is a technique we use to improve blood flow, reduce patient stress and improve range of motion. In this way, massage therapy can help prevent patient injuries.
  • Stretches and exercises. We show our patients how to perform stretches and exercises, which can help strengthen and tone the muscles of the body, preventing injuries relating to sports and physical activity.
  • Lifestyle advice. Living right can be a challenge. Many people have habits that can impede their ability to avoid painful conditions. Our lifestyle advice helps patients by teaching them to make smart decision and avoid illnesses.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of addictive medications. It is gentle and safe for patients of all ages, from babies through elderly seniors.

What kind of conditions can our Pompano Beach chiropractor prevent?

Our Pompano Beach chiropractor can prevent sports injuries, personal injuries, repetitive stress injuries, illnesses, allergies, asthma and more. By boosting your immune functioning and improving your body's overall performance, our chiropractor can help.

To find out more about how chiropractic care can help you, contact Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach today at (954) 782-7006. Our skilled, experienced Pompano Beach chiropractor can help you stay healthy and happy.


SCIATICA TREATMENT BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

If you are looking for sciatica treatment in Pompano Beach Pine Chiropractic Center Pompano Beach offers comprehensive sciatica treatments. You can benefit from all-natural, medically approved treatments for sciatic nerve pain. Using chiropractic care you can solve the issues causing your sciatica, thereby reducing your pain. Discover how Dr. Craig Pine and his team of professional staff can help you achieve healing and pain from your sciatica.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatica is caused by sciatic nerve pain, which is a nerve that extends from your buttocks to your feet in both of your legs. This nerve can get pinched or pressed by the muscles. When this happens you may experience tingling, numbness, or radiating pain. Typically when you have sciatic nerve pain it only occurs in one side of your body. This condition is treatable by your chiropractor in Pompano Beach using a variety of chiropractic treatments and therapies. By going to a chiropractor you are able to treat your sciatic nerve pain naturally and without surgery or prescription drugs. For individuals who desire all-natural medical care this is the optimal solution.

Pompano Beach Chiropractic Care for Sciatica Treatment

Here in Pompano Beach chiropractic care for sciatica treatment involves a range of procedures. Dr. Pine begins by evaluating your sciatic nerve pain. This way he can determine if you are experiencing sciatica due to a bone spur or herniated disc. These are two of the most common causes of sciatic nerve pain, and both can be treated effectively using chiropractic treatments. A spinal adjustment including spinal decompression is useful for relieving the swelling and inflammation caused by sciatica due to a bone spur or herniated disc.

Dr. Pine uses this procedure to manually stretch your spine, which gives him the opportunity to reposition your herniated disc. For a bone spur a chiropractic adjustment will reduce inflammation and help to strengthen the surrounding joints. This decreases the instance of a bone spur in most cases. Once you have been treated for a herniated disc or bone spur as related to your sciatica you will experience pain relief along your sciatic nerve.

Regular Care at Pine Chiropractic of Pompano Beach

In order to prevent sciatica from reducing your mobility and decreasing your quality of life, consider regular chiropractic care. Here at Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach we offer routine chiropractic adjustments. These allow Dr. Pine to examine your spine and musculoskeletal system on a scheduled basis. In doing so he is able to identify any conditions, such as bone spurs, bulging discs, or herniated discs, that could potentially cause sciatica.

Your Pompano Beach Chiropractor

When you need sciatica treatment your Pompano Beach chiropractor is ready to assist you. At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach Dr. Pine has been seeing patients with sciatic nerve pain since 1978. During his extensive career he has learned a lot about the diagnosis and treatment of sciatic nerve pain. Let Dr. Pine use his professional experience to treat your sciatica. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for sciatica treatment in Pompano Beach!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCIATICA ANSWERED BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

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As bad as it is to endure the leg pain and other symptoms of sciatica, it feels even worse to have no idea what's going on or how to fix it. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about sciatica from our Pompano Beach chiropractor.

  • What does the term "sciatica" refer to? The term "sciatica" refers to irritation or impingement of the sciatic nerve (or the major nerve roots that connect this nerve to the spinal cord). The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the entire body, branching out into all the lesser nerves that supply motor and sensory signals to the leg and foot.
  • What are common causes of sciatic nerve impingement? Any nearby structure that presses against the sciatic nerve or nerve roots can create sciatica. Since the sciatic nerve often passes through the piriformis muscle, spasms in this muscle can pinch it. Herniated or degenerated discs, bone spurs and vertebral slippage (spondylolisthesis) can also put pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  • What does sciatica feel like? Sciatica symptoms can take many forms, and you may experience several of them at once or in rotation. The most common symptom is sharp or burning pain down the back of the leg. You also experience numbness or a tingling sensation in your buttock, leg or foot, as well as muscle weakness that may impair your motor function.
  • How long does sciatica last? A typical bout of acute sciatica may last several weeks before it finally clears up. But don't assume that it's gone forever. Until you deal with the underlying cause if your sciatic nerve impingement, you may continue to experience bout after bout.
  • Do I have to have surgery to resolve my sciatica? Surgery for sciatica isn't usually necessary except in extreme cases or cases that respond to no other methods. Most people can get the relief they need through conservative healing modalities such as chiropractic care.
  • What can chiropractic adjustment do for my sciatica? Chiropractic adjustment can correct alignment issues that may be bringing vertebral structures into close contact with sciatic nerve roots. Normalizing your alignment also takes chronic stress off of muscles, relieving spasms that may pinch sciatic nerve tissue.
  • What other sciatica treatment methods does your chiropractor prescribe? Our Pompano Beach chiropractor frequently administers spinal decompression therapy to correct disc problems that promote sciatica. 
  • How can I keep sciatica from coming back? Schedule periodic spinal screenings and adjustments with our Pompano Beach chiropractor. Dr. Pine can catch and treat any small deviations that could snowball into later sciatica problems.

Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach Can Provide More Sciatica Answers

At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we don't just answer your sciatica questions -- we also have the answers to your sciatica symptoms. Call (954) 782-7006 and schedule an appointment with our chiropractor today!


PREGNANCY DISCOMFORT TREATMENT BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN Pompano Beach

Pregnancy can be a fascinating experience, but for many women, it also comes along with some very unpleasant symptoms. At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, we're proud to offer chiropractic care for pregnancy discomfort. Our chiropractic techniques are holistic, non-invasive, drug-free, and safe for women at all stages of pregnancy. And of course, our very own Dr. Pine, has years of experience in helping women like you find relief from their discomfort and enjoy a healthier pregnancy. In some cases, chiropractic care can even help to reduce the risk of breech and increase your chances of carrying to full-term.

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Common Symptoms Associated With Pregnancy Discomfort in Pompano Beach

While each woman's experience with pregnancy is different (and some women even have differences in symptoms across multiple pregnancies!), very few are able to get through the full nine months without some pregnancy discomfort in Pompano Beach. In the first trimester especially, nausea and morning sickness can be very prominent and have an impact on your daily life. As the baby grows, internal organs must shift out of the way to make room, which can bring on discomfort and new symptoms altogether. And of course, there's the added weight to consider, along with the strain it puts on a pregnant woman's back.

Many women gain around 20 pounds during the course of their pregnancy, and the centralized location of that added weight can change your body's center of gravity, resulting in strain on the spine that the body cannot easily adjust to. This can lead to ongoing symptoms through the second and third trimesters, such as severe lower back pain, pelvic pain, and neck pain.

How Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy Discomfort Can Help

If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, then it may be time to turn to chiropractic care for pregnancy discomfort. Many women are at first hesitant to seek any kind of medical treatment for pregnancy discomfort because they worry about the risks, but the wonderful thing about chiropractic care is that it's 100% holistic and non-invasive—and when performed by someone who has worked with pregnant patients for years (such as Dr. Pine), it's completely safe.

We offer a number of treatment options to help you find relief, depending on your symptoms. We'll begin with an evaluation in our office, followed by a customized treatment recommendation. For many pregnant women, we find that manual spinal adjustments are ideal for restoring the balance and alignment of the spine while also improving pelvic balance for a healthier pregnancy. This treatment can also help to alleviate nausea symptoms in women who experience ongoing morning sickness.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Pompano Beach Chiropractor for Pregnancy Discomfort Relief

If you're interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can benefit you and your baby during your pregnancy, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment with our experienced Pompano Beach chiropractor, give Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach a call today. You can reach our office by contacting us at (954) 782-7006.