Difference between Disc Bulge and Disc Herniation

Burbank Chiropractor Discusses the Difference between Disc Bulge and Disc Herniation One of the most common reasons a person might make a trip to the chiropractor is when there is some form of disc irritation that results in back pain or neck pain. So, what is a disc? A disc is a small round structure that sits in between each one of the bones in our spine. They serve as the shock absorbers of the spine so whenever you run, jump, or even sit down, the discs absorb that pressure. Inside the disc is a gel-like substance called the nucleus pulposus and on the outer portion of the disc, there is a tougher cartilage called the annulus fibrosis. There are…

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Whiplash Treatment Burbank

Whiplash and Car Crashes Have you recently been in a car accident and sustained neck injury? Chances are that you may have experienced whiplash. This generally requires immediate medical attention and evaluation to rule out any type of serious injury. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, headaches, muscle soreness, muscle tightness, and dizziness. Although there may be no loss of consciousness, a concussion may even be experienced which is why it is important to catch it early. Even if symptoms are not present immediately after the injury, it still may be a good idea to have an evaluation by your chiropractor. Visiting a Chiropractor after a car crash Your initial visit to the chiropractor after an auto accident or sports…

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Signs of a pinched nerve

Burbank Chiropractor Discusses the Signs of a Pinched Nerve Have you ever experienced numbness, tingling, weakness, muscle atrophy, or radiating pain in your arm or leg? If so, chances are you might have experienced a pinched nerve. Symptoms of a pinched nerve results from compression and inflammation of the nerve typically extending from the spine into other areas of the body. The pain can radiate into the shoulder and arm (cervical radiculopathy) or even into the leg and foot (lumbar radiculopathy or sciatic nerve pain). There are multiple factors that can contribute to a pinched nerve such as vertebral misalignment, trauma, auto accident, work injuries, bony changes, and postural faults. When one of the vertebrae, bones in our spine, are…

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Flexibility, Mobility, and Stabilization

The most common terms people associate with fitness is strength, endurance, weight loss, and muscle. This is all great, but one underemphasized component in fitness is mobility. Mobility is described as how well and efficiently a person is able to move. Exercise is a function and combination of numerous muscles working together to produce movement patterns. As the central nervous system (CNS) receives sensory input from an outside stimulus, the muscular system produces an appropriate motor response for movement. In order for the body to function optimally, there must be congruency between the information coming in and the motor response going out. A person with great mobility can perform functional movements without restrictions in range of motion of…

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