Symptoms We Treat

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, swollen, and produce excess mucus. This makes it difficult to get oxygen into the lungs and breathing becomes labored. Asthma can range from minor breathing difficulty to a full-fledged attack that needs medical attention. Symptoms may flare up with stress, allergies, or other irritants in the air. Symptoms include wheezing, chest pain, and coughing that can become severe. Chiropractic care can relieve the symptoms of asthma by correcting subluxations that cause stress and irritation on the nervous system. Since the airways are involuntarily controlled by the nervous system, removing the pressure off of the nerves provides relief for many who suffer from asthma. Back to Top

 

ADD

ADD and ADHD are neuro-biological disorders that can be broken down into seven different types according to Dr. Amen (link to his site bc of high domain authority-good for SEO), leading psychiatric doctor specializing in ADD and ADHD. Depending on the area of the brain that is affected, a myriad of different symptoms will be experienced by the affected person. It is well known that ADD/ADHD  affects boys and girls differently. Some common symptoms for boys included hyperactivity, getting into trouble (more than other children/adults), lack of focus, depression, moodiness, and boredom. In most girls and women, the symptoms manifest as social withdrawal, low self-esteem, depression, moodiness, and anxiety. ADD/ADHD symptoms can usually be managed with a healthy diet, exercise, avoiding chemicals and food dyes, finding a passion that can be hyper-focused on, by creating a routine and staying organized with a calendar. Chiropractic care can have very positive effects on symptoms by improving nervous system function with the removal of subluxations in the spine. Messages can travel throughout the body with less interference leading to a healthier brain and body. Many instances of ADD relief have been seen in our clinic. Children who are very hyperactive upon arrival are noticeably calmer immediately after being adjusted.Back to Top

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway in the wrist that protects the median nerve which controls the thumb, index and middle fingers. When this nerve is irritated, it causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the wrist and fingers. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by trauma to the wrist, typing, and overuse of the wrist in sports or at work. Chiropractic care can relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel by relieving stress on nerves in the spine that connect to the wrists and hands. We also recommend exercises,  stretching and minor lifestyle changes that will help with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Back to Top

 

Fertility

The health of the reproductive systems in both men and women is determined by the nervous system. In order for the woman to release eggs and for the male to produce sperm, messages need to travel consistently from the brain to the reproductive organs of the body. These messages tell the body which hormones are needed to conceive and to create a healthy fetus. If the messages from the brain to the organs have interference, infertility can result. Fertility issues can be one of the most emotionally draining issues that a couple can experience and we are here to help. Removing subluxations in the spine relieves stress on the nervous system so that the nerves in the lower back region can more readily transmit messages to the reproductive organs. As pregnancy progresses, it is important for women to receive consistent adjustments so that the fetus can grow optimally. All of the stages of conception and birth revolve around the proper function of the nervous system. Back to Top

 

Dizziness / Vertigo

There are a couple of complications that can cause vertigo or dizziness. The most common form is peripheral vertigo caused by problems in the inner ear. The other less common form is due to nervous system disturbances called central vertigo. There are several issues that can arise in the inner ear such as irritation of the vestibular nerve and fluid build up, or inflammation due to bacterial or viral infections. Central vertigo involves a disturbance in the brainstem and the cerebellum where the brain handles the perception of vision and balance. Making sure the nervous system is functioning properly and relieving pressure on the vestibular nerve can alleviate the symptoms of vertigo for many individuals.Back to Top

 

Hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when blood is circulated through the blood vessels with more force than normal. Usually, there are no symptoms of high blood pressure. This can be dangerous because over time it can cause heart disease, stroke, weakening of blood vessels and kidney disease. The number of people in the US with high blood pressure has reached an alarming rate of 1 in 3 persons. A healthy diet, exercise and chiropractic adjustments can have a positive effect on hypertension. The central nervous system controls the pace at which blood flows throughout the body as well as heart rate. When the central nervous system is functioning optimally by subluxations being removed, heart rate and blood flow can normalize. Back to Top

 

Allergies

Allergy symptoms occur when our body has a heightened immune response to a substance in our environments such as pet dander or pollen. Histamines are released by our immune system to combat the foreign substance which is usually not harmful to our body. Annoying symptoms such as inflamed airways increased mucus production, itching, sneezing, and watery eyes result. Creating balance in the body by optimizing the nervous system with chiropractic adjustments often alleviates some symptoms associated with allergic reactions.Back to Top

 

Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Depression is the leading cause of disability in American and anxiety affects over 40 million adults yet only about 30% seek out treatment (ADAA). Those with depression and anxiety tend to see the doctor more often, miss work and have difficulty holding a job due to the debilitating symptoms they experience. Medications do not always work and can also cause other health-related issues that just add to the frustration. Medications can also cause a further imbalance of neurotransmitters depending on the genetic makeup of the affected person. Chiropractic care can be a natural alternative to medication. Regular adjustments can optimize the nervous system leading the brain to create the proper balance of neurotransmitters. Even if depression and anxiety are caused by personal and life events, relieving stress on the nervous system will help the body cope with stress more effectively. Back to Top

 

Colic

If you have ever dealt with a screaming colicky baby, you understand the frustration. There are several reasons that a baby will become colicky but the most common are nutrition and an irritated nervous system. Gentle chiropractic care has shown to be an effective way to relieve a crying baby. During a baby adjustment, the chiropractor uses very soft pressure which feels comforting for the baby. Colic will usually subside immediately following the adjustment.Back to Top

 

Diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder where blood sugar levels are too high. The hormone insulin moves sugar to the cells to be used for energy. With diabetes, insulin is not produced in enough quantities or the body is unable to use it effectively. There are two types of diabetes. Type I is a condition where the pancreas does not create enough insulin and type II is an autoimmune condition of the immune system.

Chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to ease symptoms of diabetes because the body’s production of hormones is regulated by the nervous system. When the spine is aligned and subluxations are treated, the nervous system can function optimally.Back to Top

 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine in the lower back. The vertebra of the spine directly affects the joints in the rest of the body. If vertebrae are out of alignment, called subluxation, nerves from the back to the rest of the body are pinched. Messages from the brain are interrupted and pain results. Sometimes the pain results from the foot itself and shoe inserts can help relieve this issue. At Lab of Life we offer orthotics that can be inserted into the shoe to balance the arches in the feet. This is especially important for New Yorkers since we are walking many miles every day. Back to Top

 

Digestive Issues

Digestion is a complicated process that most people think little about. Hormones, neurotransmitters, and enzymes all play a delicate balance in digesting food that we eat. The nervous system controls all of the actions related to digestion so that we can go about our lives without interruption. If you have ever experienced indigestion, constipation, gas, bloating diarrhea, acid reflux and/or irritable bowel, you have had digestion issues. Like most other conditions, digestion can be regulated optimally by getting consistent chiropractic adjustments that correct subluxations in the spine. Good nutrition, exercise, and supplementation can also promote healthy digestion. Back to Top

 

Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve is an issue where vertebra or tissue put excess pressure on a nerve resulting in annoying symptoms like numbness, tingling, and weakness. Tissue can become inflamed for many reasons including injury, dietary issues, stress, tension and sitting improperly. A chiropractic adjustment and exercises can relieve the pressure off of pinched nerves which will alleviate the symptoms. It is important not to wait to long to address a pinched nerve as it can cause many other health issues. Our nerves connect the brain to our organs and all parts of our bodies. If messages are not traveling to the rest of our body optimally, disease can set in.Back to Top

 

Irregular Menses

Many women experience irregular menstruation at some point during their lives. Having abnormal periods can be caused by stress, diet, exercise, and hormonal irregularities. It is important for women to pay attention to their monthly cycle because it can be an indicator of more serious health issues. Some women find out that they have polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS which is related to insulin resistance or blood sugar issues.

Spine adjustments have shown to be effective at treating irregular periods by restoring the nervous system. This allows organs to function properly and hormones to regulate so that the timing of your cycle is on schedule.

Chiropractic care can alleviate the symptoms of PMS, get the nervous system back online to regulate hormones and provide relief for the lower back pain and cramps that most women experience during their cycle.Back to Top

 

Scoliosis

Scoliosis or curvature of the spine is usually noticed in early childhood but can also affect adults. This condition is treatable with consistent chiropractic adjustments to correct subluxations where vertebra are misaligned. The nervous system also plays a role in the development of skeletal structure by directing messages throughout our body as we grow. Children should always be screened for scoliosis at a young age so that their body has a chance to develop correctly with chiropractic care. Back to Top

 

Torticollis

Torticollis is derived from the Latin words tortus for twisted and column for neck. Usually, this condition is seen as the chin twisted towards one of the shoulders and the neck muscles being very rigid. This severely limits the range of motion as the neck is stuck to one side. Torticollis can be developed as an infant after birth due to trauma from the birthing process or it can develop later in life due to injuries of the neck muscles or blood supply.

Chiropractic care can greatly help this condition by relieving the pressure on the nervous system caused by subluxations. Once the nervous system is functioning properly, patients will find that muscle spasms related to torticollis are decreased or completely alleviated. Back to Top

 

Cholesterol

The amount of fats in our blood is unconsciously controlled by our nervous system so that we are free to live our lives without having to think about it. When the nervous system is not functioning optimally, certain processes that are necessary for a healthy life are interrupted. Interference in the nervous system is caused by subluxations in our vertebra that cut off messages being sent from the brain to the rest of the body. When our spine is aligned we experience healthy and uninterrupted nervous system functioning.  This helps the body regulate the number of fats that are in our bloodstream leading to healthy cholesterol levels.Back to Top

 

Ear Infection

Ear infections are a common occurrence in small children but they should not be seen as normal. An ear infection results due to inflammation of nerves that control the drainage of the tubes in the inner ear. When these nerves are inflamed, the tubes don’t drain effectively. This leads to build up of fluid that can host bacteria and cause an infection.

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed even when there is not a bacterial infection present. Antibiotics are overprescribed and lead to resistance so it is important to only use them when absolutely necessary. Chiropractic adjustments are a great alternative as proper alignment of the vertebra can relieve pressure on the nerves and the ear can drain properly. Getting adjusted regularly is an effective way to prevent ear infections and keep nerves from becoming inflamed. Back to Top

 

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder of the nervous system characterized by widespread pain and other irritating symptoms such as fatigue and trouble sleeping. If you suffer from this condition you know how frustrating it is to go about daily life in pain and with low energy. The underlying cause of fibromyalgia is unknown and there is currently no way to test for the disorder. This leaves many people feeling helpless in finding relief from the symptoms.

It is thought that fibromyalgia results from decreased communication between the brain and body. Many patients have found relief with chiropractic care where subluxations are cleared up and the nervous system can function more optimally. Back to Top

 

Headaches

There are hundreds of different types of headaches and they are the most common form of pain that leads to doctor visits in the US. The most commonly known types are migraines, cluster and tension headaches. Often headaches are a result of processes in the brain and can be relieved with medications. When headaches become chronic, the quality of life can diminish which is why it is important to find the underlying cause. Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective treatment for headaches. It has been noted by many patients that improvement in posture by relieving subluxations has greatly reduced the occurrence of headaches. By removing pressure on nerves in the neck and back, tension is reduced and messages can easily travel from the brain to the rest of the body.Back to Top

 

Bedwetting

Bedwetting is a common condition in young children that can be improved with chiropractic care. The nerves that control the valve from the bladder to the urinary tract are involuntarily controlled by the nervous system. When messages from the brain to this valve are interrupted, it can lead to malfunctions where urine is released at the wrong times. Correcting subluxations in the spine can restore proper functioning of the nervous system so that bedwetting symptoms improve. Back to Top

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