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Sciatic Nerve Compression: Why Surgery May Not Work

Sciatic Nerve Compression: Why Surgery May Not Work Also called sciatica, sciatic nerve compression is when the longest nerve in your body (the sciatic nerve) is compressed or squeezed between two structures—usually a vertebral bone and the spongy disc that ruptures out of its space.  Conventional treatments often revert to pain...

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Can a Chiropractor Help with Pelvic Pain in Women?

Can a Chiropractor Help with Pelvic Pain in Women? Sometimes, it feels like there’s a sharp boulder nudging up against the walls of your pelvis and uterine area.  Other times, it’s more like a dull pressure that weighs you down.  It’s hard to sit, impossible to poop, and there’s a constant disruption...

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Pain from Cramped Spaces: Spinal Stenosis Explained

Pain from Cramped Spaces: Spinal Stenosis Explained The spinal canal is a freeway; it sends messages to and from the brain to communicate all the body's systems' function, performance, and behavior. The channel is an open space down the middle of the spine, protected by the vertebrae and their spongy...

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Sciatica: 10 Things to Know & What to do About it

Sciatica: 10 Things to Know & What to do About it Sciatica is about more than the pain. Actually, it’s not even a medical diagnosis but a symptom of an underlying problem affecting the sciatic nerve.  There are a few well-known facts about this back nerve pain you may already know;...

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Burning Neck Pain: What it is and How to Treat it

Burning Neck Pain:  What it is and How to Treat it Burning neck pain feels like hot needles.  Sometimes, the pain races into the shoulder, down the arm, and into the hands as well. The burning sensation can result from various injuries and conditions, some of which we treat with the Gonstead technique at Slovin...

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5 Totally Unexpected Symptoms of a Slipped Disc

5 Totally Unexpected Symptoms of a Slipped Disc A slipped disc is when the soft cushion sitting between the backbones slips out from the stack and pushes on surrounding nerves, muscles, and joints.  A disc herniation [r1] can affect the entire body, leading to some unusual symptoms you wouldn’t immediately associate with the slipped...

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Subluxation and Gonstead Chiropractic Care Explained

Subluxation and Gonstead Chiropractic Care Explained Subluxation is the primary disorder a Gonstead chiropractor treats. It’s a word used to describe a condition rather than a disease. When things seem to be going wrong, not working correctly, stiff, or painful, or you just don’t feel on top of your game,...

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Treating Sciatica Pain and Hunchback the Gonstead Way

Treating Sciatica Pain and Hunchback the Gonstead Way Sciatica pain is generally confined to the lower back; however, it affects the entire spine. Many vertebrae in the upper and mid-back will move out of place, turn around, or swell because of low back pain that causes you to hunch your shoulders and...

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10 Reasons You Need a Gonstead Chiropractic Cervical Adjustment

10 Reasons You Need a Gonstead Chiropractic Cervical Adjustment Whether your neck pain is recent or long-term, a cervical adjustment can help resolve the issues that come from pain in this part of the spine.  Not all symptoms are apparent, either. Some of them come on immediately, while others wait...

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What is Wry Neck, and How’s it Treated?

What is Wry Neck, and How’s it Treated? Also called acute torticollis, wry neck is a painful condition resulting from a tilted or twisted neck. If you find you’re tilting your head to one side to try to get rid of the pain, this is the likely problem.  Fortunately, Gonstead chiropractors have a...

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