Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI’s) And Spinal Manipulation

By · Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 · Comments Off on Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI’s) And Spinal Manipulation

Houston Chiropractor Comments: Most of the time when patients come into our office, chiropractic spinal manipulation (adjustments) and therapy makes their pain go away. Sometimes patients have gotten their spines too irritated and inflamed and we have to co-manage their problem with a medical doctor who treats them with epidural steroid injections (ESI’s). Sometimes the patient is referred to us by their pain management doctor to perform manipulations on patients post ESI since we have a history of excellent results.

 

Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI’s) are a common form of treatment for back and leg pain since the 1950’s. Most doctors agree that the results are temporary, usually lasting a week to a year. Sometimes the injections work well by themselves, but typically they work best when combined with chiropractic manipulation of the spine followed by stretches and exercises.

 

Commonly I will get asked if it is safe to get adjusted after the ESI. It is not only safe, but beneficial. As the inflammation and irritation is decreased as a result of the ESI, it is now helpful to remove the irritation that caused the pain to begin with. With the chiropractic adjustments, followed by stretches and exercises, the patient can increase their joint flexibility and spinal strength. This will help to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Sometimes it will take up to 3 shots, typically spaced 2 weeks apart, to get the full benefit. Your medical provider will be able to let you know how many injections that you need. Make sure to get treated by your doctor of chiropractic after your shots to make sure that you receive the maximum benefit of your care.

 

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at www.BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!

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Stretches to Help With Forearm, Hand, and Wrist Pain

By · Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 · Comments Off on Stretches to Help With Forearm, Hand, and Wrist Pain

Dr. Ward Beecher walks you through some wrist stretches that will help  with forearm, wrist, and hand pain. Often these are thought of as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, the majority of the time it’s the muscles joints and side of the wrists that need to be properly stretched. Use these stretches to help with your pain. If you have other questions call us today to discuss you’re pain and how chiropractic care can help.

 

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Chiropractors are Associated With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

By · Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 · Comments Off on Chiropractors are Associated With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

The more chiropractors per capita, the more access patients have to chiropractic care, which then leads to fewer opioid prescriptions filled. Call us today to discuss how chiropractic care can benefit you.

 

 

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Is No Pain, No Gain A Smart Plan?

By · Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 · Comments Off on Is No Pain, No Gain A Smart Plan?

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: As people begin to act on their New Year resolutions, they have a tendency to think that pain should be expected. This is not true. As you increase your activity to reach your new health goals remember 6 things.

 

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at www.BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!

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Safely Managing Seniors in Pain

By · Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on Safely Managing Seniors in Pain

For seniors living in chronic spine and joint pain, chiropractic care offers a safe alternative. Give us a call today to discover if chiropractic care is right for you.

 

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Chiropractic Care is Often More Effective for Older Adults

By · Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on Chiropractic Care is Often More Effective for Older Adults

Chiropractic care offers a safe alternative to over-medication for older adults. Contact us today to discuss your spine or joint-related pain, we might be able to find a better solution.

 

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What is Chiropractic?

By · Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 · Comments Off on What is Chiropractic?

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: From time to time people will still ask me “What is Chiropractic?” Chiropractic is a drugless healing art that uses manipulation, or adjustment, of a joint to alleviate a neuromuscular dysfunction. Chiropractic comes from the Greek words cheiros and praktikos, meaning “done by hand”. The American Chiropractic Association says that “Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractic was discovered by David Daniel Palmer in 1895. Since then it has become an accepted form of conservative healthcare that is estimated to treat 30 million people a year.

 

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at www.BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!

 

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Chiropractic Care Provides Greater Pain Relief Than Medical Treatments

By · Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on Chiropractic Care Provides Greater Pain Relief Than Medical Treatments

According to a 2015 study, chiropractic care patients receiving manual-thrust manipulation experienced greater reduction in pain than those who received medical treatments.

 

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Chiropractic Care Costs Less

By · Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Chiropractic Care Costs Less

Visiting your chiropractic care specialist at the first sign of back pain before you visit your medical doctor, could save you an average of 20% on health costs. Call us today to talk about your health and chiropractic care.

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Happy 10th Anniversary Lydia!

By · Thursday, December 7th, 2017 · Comments Off on Happy 10th Anniversary Lydia!

Happy 10th Anniversary to our office manager Lydia. She has been a blessing for us.

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