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April 11, 2019 Knee Pain

Having trouble climbing stairs? Feel off-balance when getting the clothes out of the dryer? Have trouble walking long distances? It could all be due to knee problems and knee pain.

While knee pain can happen to anyone, obesity is a major risk factor in knee pain. Why is that? Here we tell you what you need to know about the link between obesity and knee pain.

What You Need to Know The Link between Obesity and Knee Pain

Knee pain is always bad. But, being overweight can make knee pain worse. This chronic type of pain makes the simplest of tasks more taxing.

Here we will address the causes of knee pain. We also explain how weight makes joint pain worse. Finally, we will explain how to lose weight with knee pain and how that can make it better.

Causes of Knee Pain

Before stopping knee pain you have to understand why you have it. Knee pain comes from a variety of sources. It could be an old injury that didn’t heal right. The pain could be arthritis or another deteriorative condition.

The most common cause of chronic knee pain is obesity. Think about it. Every pound overweight you are puts an extra 4 pounds of pressure on your knees. So, if you are 75 pounds overweight your knees carry an extra 300 lbs of pressure. Your knees would be carrying the weight of you, plus a full-grown gorilla. No wonder they hurt!

How Weight Makes Joints Worse

Your knee joints keep you upright. They work together with your hips and leg muscles to keep you up and moving around. The harder these joints have to work, the more they wear down. The heavier you become, the faster they wear out. The end result is a break down of the functionality of your knee joint.

The knee will wear out its cartilage. This cartilage is the cushion preventing your bones from rubbing against one another. Like a brake pad on a car, you must replace worn-out cartilage. If not, the bones will rub together causing you pain.

Making Knee Pain Better By Losing Weight

So, what does this all mean? The best thing you can do for knee pain is losing weight. But, it can be hard figuring out how to lose weight with bad knees. It’s hard to move. Working out seems impossible.

Don’t fret! The best thing is 90% of weight loss starts in the kitchen, not the gym. Focus on nutrition first. Then, as your better diet takes effect, you’ll be able to move more.

Remember, every pound you lose is 4 pounds of pressure off your knees. Even a 10 lb loss can mean a tremendous gain of mobility.

Take The Weight Of Knee Pain Off of Your Mind By Getting The Weight Off of Your Knees

We hope you’ve learned more about the link between obesity and knee pain.

Are you ready to get on the path towards wellness and weight loss? Check out our weight loss program today! 


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March 28, 2019 Neuropathy Treatment

Are you tired of being in constant pain? Do you suffer with PTSD or depression? Have you been noticing problems with memory loss? Do you wish you could get rid of your chronic migraines? You have hope with Braincore Neurofeedback Therapy.

If you suffer with a brain-based condition, neurofeedback therapy may be able to help.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

Neurofeedback therapy is a workout for your brain. When your brain activity is in a healthy state, the feedback system rewards you by playing a part of a movie or song. This signals to the patient that their brain activity is moving in the right direction. Disorderly brain activity is the reason why some patients will never feel any relief from neck and back pain.

Retraining the Brain

Neurofeedback therapy retrains the way your brain perceives stimulation. But how does this help improve your memory? Good question.

It’s like putting a blindfold on to heighten your other senses. Your brain waves therapy session draws attention to one aspect of brain functionality while suppressing other parts of the brain. This forces the section of the brain being trained to work alone, making it stronger.

Neurofeedback Technology

The great thing about this type of therapy is it is completely non-invasive. Electrodes are placed on your head which gives the computer all the information it needs. Most neurofeedback systems are like a video game. Instead of mashing buttons on a controller, your brain activity is what controls the game.

This makes neurofeedback simple enough for children and adults of any development level to enjoy the benefits of brain retraining.

Neurofeedback Can Help With:

Neurofeedback therapy is a powerful treatment for many conditions including:

  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Learning Disorders
  • and more

 

How to Start Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback therapy is a noninvasive, drug-free treatment that can help reduce symptoms of brain-based conditions. So why wait? Contact Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today to learn more.


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February 5, 2019 Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an effective form of treatment when it comes to chronic pain, and 77% of patients find it a highly effective alternative for surgery, injections, and harmful medications.

If you’re desperate for a solution for your ongoing back or neck pain, here are 5 questions you should be asking when looking for a top-rated chiropractor to ease your suffering.

1. What Are the Causes of My Condition?

This is one of the most important questions to ask a chiropractor. They should be willing and able to explain why you are feeling the way you are and how they can help. You don’t want to just treat the symptoms, you want to treat the cause!

Asking this question can reveal a lot about the chiropractor’s knowledge as well as how interested they are in their patient’s well-being.

2. How Much Experience Do You Have Treating My Condition?

Find out if they’ve had success with a similar situation before.

While every situation is unique., a chiropractor learns to rely on past experiences and what has helped other patients with similar conditions.

If you can find a good chiropractor who has had success with conditions similar to yours, your chances of recovery are so much greater.

3. What is Your Success Rate?

No chiropractor can guarantee that they will cure your ailment on the first attempt. What they can guarantee is that they will keep trying until they do. After all, unless you’ve had a car accident or personal injury, your condition didn’t happen overnight, so it most likely won’t be treated overnight and may take several treatments before you start feeling better.

And, while any medical professional would like to be able to help all patients relieve their pain, unfortunately, some conditions and patients just don’t respond as well to treatment.

Unless you have a common condition that’s easily remedied, you should be suspicious of any medical professional who claims to have a 100% success rate.

Ask them to explain the treatment thoroughly as well as any setbacks you could encounter along the way.

4. Questions to Ask a Chiropractor About Your Treatment

Some of the questions you should ask regarding your treatment include:

  • How will they perform the treatment?
  • How long will it last?
  • How many times a week will be necessary?
  • Are the treatments safe?

Don’t hold back on any questions relating to your treatment. You have the right to discuss everything beforehand so that you know what to expect.

While you’re having this discussion, it’s wise to find out what the chiropractor’s payment policy is and if you can afford it.

5. What Is the DRS Protocol?

Learn what you can about the treatment you will be receiving. Many chiropractors utilize different treatments.

Our chiropractic office utilizes the DRS Protocol as we’ve found it to be a highly effective treatment for back and neck pain conditions.

DRS is an acronym for decompression, reduction, and stabilization. This therapy is a groundbreaking method using multiple therapies customized to each patient’s needs.

Your chiropractor can tell you more about the treatment and how it works to relieve your pain.

First Steps in Finding a Top-Rated Chiropractor

Before going to the chiropractor for the first time, it goes without saying that you should check their registration with the relevant state board to practice in your area.

The most important question to ask should be to yourself. Do you feel comfortable discussing your pain with the chiropractor? A top-rated chiropractor will ensure you feel at ease and confident enough to discuss any problems and concerns with them.

We are happy to answer all your chiropractic questions, get in touch and ask away.


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January 8, 2019 Knee Pain

Over 40 million people in the United States have arthritis and over 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Arthritis is characterized by inflammation, pain, and tenderness of the joints. It can also cause stiffness and limited function of joints.

Arthritis in the knees is also common and can be particularly debilitating, resulting in missed time at work, inability to work, or time lost doing the activities you enjoy.

After receiving an arthritis diagnosis, your doctor may suggest steroid injections, creams, or oral medications. But, side effects may occur which could make the condition worse or harder to manage. So, what are the best steroid-free alternatives available? Read on to discover the best steroid-free treatment options for arthritis in the knees.

Steroid-Free Treatments for Arthritis in Knees

Steroid-free treatment options could help to ease your arthritis pain. Arthritis doesn’t have a cure, but safe treatment options are available. Discuss the following steroid-free treatment options with your doctor to see if they’re a good fit.

1. Dietary Changes

Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising, and eating a healthy diet could help to manage your arthritis symptoms. Excess weight puts extra pressure on your knees. This pressure can worsen your arthritis symptoms.

Eating a healthy anti-inflammatory diet full of whole foods can also help your knee pain. Processed foods, for example, cause inflammation whereas whole foods reduce inflammation.

  • Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids including flaxseeds, hemp seeds, and walnuts
  • Eat a variety of vegetables including leafy greens. 
  • Eat a variety of fruits including those high in anti-oxidants such as wild blueberries
  • Focus on whole grains as opposed to refined grains. Refined grains, such as white flour and products containing white flour and white rice, have been linked to higher levels of inflammation.
  • Limit your use of meats and other animal products.

Eating healthier can also help you to lose weight, reducing the pressure on your knees.

2. Exercise

Exercising helps to relieve arthritis pain in the knees by strengthing surrounding muscles and maintaining the knee’s range of motion. Building strong muscles around the knees helps to absorb impact which reduces your arthritis symptoms.

Exercising with arthritis in the knees may seem impossible, but changing the way you view exercise is key. Instead of jogging or playing soccer, try swimming or bicycling. Low-impact strength training exercises may also be helpful.

Before trying a new exercise routine, ask your doctor if you’re healthy enough to do so. Your doctor will be able to examine your knee and then clear you for certain exercise routines as they see fit.

3. Laser Knee Pain Treatment

Laser Knee Pain Treatment (LKP) is a non-invasive, non-surgical, and pain-free treatment for treating moderate and chronic knee pain. LKP activates your body’s natural healing response which then reduces knee pain.

This treatment reduces inflammation and provides you with much-needed relief from your arthritis symptoms.

Arthritis in Knees: Ask about These Alternatives

Arthritis in the knees is painful. Your arthritis treatment shouldn’t be. Contact us today to learn more about the LKP treatment for knee pain to see if it can help you find relief.

Want to learn more about the causes of knee pain? Check out our blog post to learn more about knee pain and how to prevent further injuries.


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December 25, 2018 Numb Feet

For your entire life, you’ve felt the sensation of pins and needles after an arm or leg has “fallen asleep.” This happens after a temporary loss of circulation due to sitting or sleeping in the wrong position. However, if you start experiencing numb and tingling feet or hands for no apparent reason, there’s a chance you’re dealing with a more serious issue. You’ll need to get to the root of the problem so you can seek the right treatment.

To help you out, we’re going over some common causes of numbness and tingling in the feet. This will give you a better understanding of your condition and what action you need to take.

Neuropathy

Over 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from some type of neuropathy. Also called peripheral neuropathy, this nerve condition results from a number of things including diabetes, an injury, chemotherapy, or medication.

Your peripheral nerves send sensory messages to your central nervous system. These signals get carried to the appropriate parts of your body. Neuropathy occurs when there’s a disruption in these signals. This effects sensation and can cause numbness and tingling.

In addition to numbness and tingling in the feet or hands, other symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • extreme sensitivity to touch
  • burning pain in feet, legs, or hands
  • excessively cold feet and/or hands
  • cramping of feet or legs
  • restless leg syndrome
  • loss of balance or coordination
  • loss of sleep due to pain
  • weakness in arms or legs

A qualified chiropractor can provide treatment solutions so you can avoid surgery or prescription medication.

A Pinched Nerve

When a nerve has too much pressure on it from surrounding muscles, bones, or tissue, it can’t function properly. This is referred to as a pinched nerve. In addition to pain, a pinched nerve in your back may cause numbness and tingling in your feet. It may also affect the range of motion you have in certain parts of your body.

Chiropractic is a good way to relieve the inflammation that’s placing pressure on the nerve. A chiropractor can also realign your neck and spine to take tension off the nerve.

Bad Posture

A very common cause of foot numbness and tingling is bad posture. If you sit at a computer for much of the day, this is more likely to happen. Bad posture puts unwanted pressure on the nerves in your back. It also restricts blow flow to your legs and feet.

The numbness and tingling may go away once your stand up and stretch. However, if you consistently slouch, the problem could increase in frequency and duration.

Lower Back Problems

If you suffer from lower back issues, there’s a chance you may start to experience pins and needles in your feet. This could result from a herniated or bulging disc, misalignment of your neck and back, or spinal stenosis.

In many cases, sciatica could be the culprit. This is because the sciatic nerve runs from your lower back to your legs. Once this nerve gets irritated, you’ll likely feel the effects in your lower extremities.

A chiropractor will need to diagnose the issue and form a treatment plan.

Stop Numb and Tingling Feet

The body is a unified system. A problem in one area can have an adverse effect in a completely different area. If you suffer from numb or tingling feet, consult a chiropractor to help you get to the root of the problem. We provide a wide range of chiropractic services in The Villages® community, Ocala, Lady Lake, and surrounding areas. Contact us to today schedule an appointment to get to treat the cause of numb or tingling feet.


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December 18, 2018 Neck Pain

Every year, chronic back and neck pain costs Americans a staggering $88 billion. However, studies have also found that most medical treatments don’t work, leaving sufferers with neck pain and huge medical bills. 

If you’re experiencing pain in the right side of the neck, it may be for a number of reasons. Only a doctor can truly help you with these issues. 

In this article, we’ll look at the common causes of right side neck pain so you can narrow down your symptoms

1. Neck Becoming Locked during Sleep

When you wake up and feel pain, don’t jump straight to the worst possible option. One of the most common causes of pain in the right side of your neck is that it became locked in your sleep. If this is the case, you’ll be able to reduce the pain by using a low and firm pillow and trying out these neck exercises.  

Bad posture can also cause neck pain. If you aren’t active in your day to day life, you could find that you’re damaging your neck. When your neck is healed, make sure to get least 30 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis. 

2. Pinched Nerves Can Cause Pain in the Right Side of the Neck

If you have irritated or compressed a nerve, you’ll feel severe pain in your neck. The pain could even radiate down further towards your shoulder. It may also cause muscle weakness and numbness. If you don’t see your chiropractor soon, the pain could spread further down your right arm. 

Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pressure from a pinched nerve without drugs or other invasive procedures.

3. Injuries Cause Neck Pain

Have you recently suffered an accident or injury? Even if your accident didn’t cause you neck pain at the time, it could be flaring up now. For example, being in a car crash can cause whiplash, which may affect your life after the accident. Whiplash results from the quick, violent movement of your head. Your neck tissues are then sprained, causing you to be in a lot of pain. 

It may take a few weeks or months to heal and you may experience stiffness in your neck, headaches, and even muscle spasms. 

Experiencing Pain in the Right Side of Neck? Visit Your Doctor

Pain in the right side of the neck may go away within a few weeks if there isn’t damage to the spine or nerves. Make sure to stay mobile, but get adequate rest. If your pain hasn’t gone after a few weeks, it’s essential to visit your chiropractor to find the cause of your neck pain.

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, schedule an appointment with Davis Clinic of Chiropractic. We can help you put the pain behind you without addictive medications, surgery, or other invasive procedures!


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December 15, 2018 Neuropathy Treatment

Do you feel depressed? Depression affects an estimated 16.2 million American adults, which equals 6.7% of the adult population. Many of these people turn to prescription medications to help them cope with daily life. While depression medications may help some, they do so at a cost.

Fortunately, you can fight depression without taking prescription drugs. Braincore Neurofeedback helps people take back their life without swallowing a pill.

Fight Depression with Braincore Neurofeedback

To understand how to stop depression with Braincore Neurofeedback, you need to know the mechanisms at work for causing and treating depression. Let’s first look at the causes of depression.

Causes of Depression

Depression comes from a number of causes, making fighting depression complicated. The causes of depression can include:

  • genetics
  • a chemical imbalance in the brain
  • poor nutrition
  • inadequate sleep
  • environmental stressors
  • illness and other physical health problems
  • prescription drug use and/or drug abuse

Sometimes a mix of circumstances can trigger a bout of depression, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact culprit. However, science reveals that depression occurs when these factors change the frequency of brain signals in the brain. 

Our left brain mainly processes logic, sequence, and analysis. The right brain focuses more on intuition and socialization. When an imbalance in the brain patterns occur to amp up our intuition and socialized thinking, we tend to get into our own heads more. Essentially, we think more emotionally and process information based more on feeling rather than fact. 

Pair this with our left brain waves slowing, slowing our logical voice, and it opens us up to let our insecurities and fears shape the world around us. To fix depression at its root, we need to balance out our brainwaves.

How to Fight Depression

How do we change our brainwaves? 

Braincore Neurofeedback provides a non-invasive, chemical-free way of adjusting the neurotransmissions within the brain. With the use of electrodes, a trained therapist can manipulate the patient’s brainwaves. Research reveals that alpha waves create a relaxed state. Ultimately, they reduce negative thinking and increase innovative though, thus creating a recipe for happiness.

During Braincore Neurofeedback, the electrodes stimulate the activity of alpha waves on the right brain, to relax that side a little. At the same time, the electrodes activate the left side of the brain with waves that increase the activity. This process does not only change the frequency for the moment. It actually trains the person’s brain to produce this more ideal brain pattern as they continue the treatment. 

Think about riding a bike or throwing a ball. The first time, you may retain some muscle memory or the task, possibly enough to roughly reproduce it. However, the more you practice, the more accurately you can perform the task. Training your brain with altered brainwaves works similarly.

Is It Safe?

Admittedly, altering brainwaves sounds like something scary that the villain does in a science fiction movie. Rest assured that Neurofeedback is safe and FDA approved to fight depression.  

Beat Depression with Braincore Neurofeedback

If you suffer from depression, then take control of the battle. Stop turning to chemicals that can cause further harm to your body and psyche. Fight depression with Braincore Neurofeedback. Contact us today to start your therapy and turn your life around!



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Signup dates: December 26-28. The Weight Loss Challenge runs January 2, 2019 – February 12, 2019.

What can the 6-week Weight Loss Challenge do for you?

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December 11, 2018 Back Pain Treatment

Preparing for the holiday season can be fun, but it can also play havoc on your back. Putting up decorations, lining up to buy gifts, overeating, and long car journeys to visit relatives can all aggravate back pain. To avoid suffering through the holidays without resorting to surgery or pain medication, these lower back stretches will help strengthen your back and release any built-up tension. 

For a pain-free holiday season, try out these stretches for lower back pain. Of course, always check with your doctor before performing any exercises.

Drawing in Move

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Take a deep breath in and then breathe out, pulling your belly button towards your spine. Be sure to engage your abdominal muscles without tilting your hips. Hold this move for five seconds, release, and then repeat four more times. 

By working the transverse abdominis, this is one of many effective lower back stretches thanks to the way it supports and stabilizes the spinal joints.  

Lying Spine Twist

Lie flat on your back, bend your left leg and draw it towards your body. Twist your left knee toward your right side and follow through with your right hip until your knee is touching the floor. Hold your knee down with your right hand if necessary. Now, stretch out your left arm and turn your head to your left to stretch out your lower back and waist. Hold this move for at least 30 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side. 

Sitting Spine Twist

This is a great alternative to the lying twist as you can do it just about anywhere, as long as you’re sitting down. Come forwards in your chair and then twist your upper body to the right. Grip onto the chair back or arm for support and force yourself deeper into the stretch. Hold this position for at least 10 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side. As well as being simple to perform, it’s also one of the best stretches for lower back pain and helps with bad posture

Cat-Cow Pose for Spinal Release

On all fours, make sure your knees are under your hips and your hands are under your shoulders. Keep your back in the tabletop position, and your head neutral as you look down at the mat. First, ease into the cow pose by directing your belly towards the mat. Lift your chest and gaze upwards, and keep your shoulders away from your ears. Hold for three seconds and then ease into the cat pose, forcing your belly up and rounding your back as your chin is drawn towards your chest. 

Hold this for three seconds then go back to cow pose, repeating this flowing movement from one pose to another around 20 times. 

The Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain

With these exercises for lower back pain to help you through the holidays, you’ll be sure to enjoy all the festive cheer with a lot less pain. That said, if you find that your lower back continues to bother you into the New Year, you may need to explore other treatment options for your back pain.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today. 


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November 22, 2018 Neuropathy Treatment

Over 6% of children have been diagnosed with ADHD by the time they’re seven years old. But pushing your child full of ADHD medications isn’t always the best way to handle treatment. If you’re looking for a drug-free option for your child, you’re in luck.

Keep reading to learn how neurofeedback therapy can be a valuable treatment method for anyone struggling with ADHD.

What Is Neurofeedback?

Your brain produces five different types of electrical signals. Each of these signals, called alpha waves, beta waves, gamma waves, delta waves, and theta waves, cycle at varying frequencies. These electrical waves make up the basis of neurofeedback. People with ADHD have too many theta waves and not enough beta waves. This is what causes ADHD symptoms.

Brain function is linked to behavior. When a person’s behavior changes, so does their brain function. When a person has a shift in their brain function, their behavior alters as well. Neurofeedback changes the symptoms of ADHD by changing the brain function. And they do this by accounting for the differences in brain waves.

By using an electroencephalograph (or EEG) device, neurofeedback can measure each of your brain’s electrical signals. This allows the neurofeedback provider to watch an ongoing screen printout of the patient’s brain waves during the session. Depending on the brain waves, the provider will instruct the patient to perform different tasks. These tasks might be matched with sounds or other stimuli to help the brain process the information in a new way. This can interrupt or change brain function.

Neurofeedback therapy allows a patient to change their beta and theta waves over an extended period of time. As these change, the symptoms of ADHD improve.

Does This Neurofeedback Therapy Help ADHD?

Neurofeedback as a treatment for ADHD is a relatively new science. Because of this, the research is limited. However, according to some results of this research, neurofeedback therapy does appear to reduce symptoms of ADHD. It’s important to remember that the effectiveness of this treatment can vary for each person. In general, neurofeedback therapy does provide a treatment option for people with ADHD that can relieve symptoms.

How to Choose Neurofeedback for ADHD Treatment

If other ADHD treatments aren’t working for you or your child, neurofeedback therapy may be able to help. It’s also a good route to choose if you want to avoid giving your child a lot of medication.

For more information on neurofeedback treatment for ADHD, schedule an appointment with our doctors to see if neurofeedback is right for you or your child.

Wondering if neurofeedback therapy is an effective treatment strategy for other mental illnesses as well? Take a look at this guide to learn how it can help relieve depression.


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