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pinched nerve in back

Nerves send important messages from your brain to the rest of your body. But, when you get a pinched nerve in your back, your body will send you warning signals in the form of pain to your neck, back, shoulder, or arm.

Keep reading to learn what to do if you have a pinched nerve and how to get the relief you need.

What Causes a Pinched Nerve in Your Back?

A pinched nerve usually occurs when a nerve gets compressed due to repetitive motions, staying in one position for too long, weight gain, or if you have sustained an injury.

If the nerve is only pinched for a short amount of time then there is usually no risk of permanent damage. Once the compression has been relieved the nerve usually heals and its function will return to its normal state.

If the pressure remains on the nerve, however, there is a risk of chronic pain and permanent damage to the nerve.

How Do I Know if it’s a Pinched Nerve?

The most common way to know if you have a pinched nerve is the feeling of a tingling sensation in your arms, hands, legs, or feet and usually some numbness. Initially, these sensations may come and go as the area that is pinching the nerve may swell or shift.

Some people may experience tingling along with sharp stabbing like pain or a burning sensation. In serious conditions, there may also be some muscle weakness.

If the symptoms are bad enough, visit your chiropractor for an examination and diagnosis and to look for the cause of the pinched nerve which could be caused by a herniated disc, bone fracture, or arthritis.

Pinched Nerve Treatment

Depending on the severity and location of the pinched nerve, there are some things that you can do yourself to help relieve the pain.

For immediate relief, an over-the-counter pain reliever and anti-inflammatory might be helpful.

If you have suffered an injury from a single incident or from repetitive action then resting the affected area might be an effective way to reduce the pain and symptoms from the pinched nerve.

If the nerve in your back is causing pain in your neck or lower back, stretching or exercises to strengthen your core can help eliminate any pressure that is being placed on the root of your nerve. Losing some weight might also be beneficial for certain types of pinched nerves.

A safe, effective treatment for a pinched nerve caused by a herniated disc is the DRS Protocol. The DRS Protocol has helped thousands of patients get relief from a pinched nerve and avoid surgery.

Do You Have a Pinched Nerve?

If you are experiencing similar symptoms as described above from a pinched nerve in your back and have attempted some of the home remedies without any real improvement, then it might be time to see your chiropractor.

Please visit our website and contact us today to schedule an appointment.


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Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Have you tried recommended pain relief exercises and other treatments to no avail? Facet Syndrome affects the lives of millions of people in the United States, and many of them, maybe even you, are considering surgical procedures to help ease their pain.

But wait, what if there was a non-surgical procedure you could try? A way to relieve the pain associated with facet syndrome.

A Treatment Option For Those Suffering Chronic Pain.

Nobody should have to live with chronic pain. That is why the DRS Protocol is one of the best nonsurgical, drug-free treatments for those suffering from chronic joint pain.

  • Facet Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Discs

Because this chronic pain treatment is based on a direct handling of the painful area, pain relief sessions can be targeted to get the best results.

What is DRS and How Does it Work?

DRS is a non-surgical treatment that can help relieve the pain of facet syndrome. The treatment works on three different principles.

  • Decompression
  • Reduction
  • Stabilization

DRS significantly reduces joint pain by reducing the pressure within the damaged discs, through a process known as spinal decompression.

With pressure reduction comes an increased flow of both blood and oxygen. The reduction in pain also results in an increased range of motion and flexibility. The DRS Protocol combines spinal decompression treatment with multiple therapies customized for each patient’s condition to get them the best results. The result is pain reduction by helping the body’s natural healing process.

Both Pre or Post Surgery, DRS Protocol Will Work For You.

If you or someone you know is suffering from facet syndrome or chronic joint pain, then the DRS Protocol could be the best option to consider. This non-invasive treatment is just as safe for those that have had spinal surgery as it is for those that are still exploring other, less invasive, treatment options.

A Drug-Free Treatment for Chronic Pain.

If you have lived with chronic pain for any length of time, you will be aware of the numerous pain relief medications that your doctor can prescribe. You know the ones…the addictive pills that offer you relief, but take away something else too.

Well, the DRS protocol not only offers you a non-invasive treatment option but one that is also free from any additional medications. It is a natural treatment for your chronic neck and back pain, that works on the affected areas, leaving you clear-headed and medication free.

Pain is Your Body Talking to You.

To those that understand the agony of facet syndrome, the idea of taking medication that removes the pain can be an attractive one. However, pain is actually your body talking to you. It is your body’s way of telling you there is a problem and taking drugs to cover pain may give you some immediate relief, but it will not offer you a cure.

The DRS protocol does just that.

The sessions are designed to treat and relieve the problem rather than merely hide the pain so you can live the life you came to The Villages community for.

Don’t live another day with facet syndrome. Take the self-test to find out if you’re a candidate for the DRS Protocol.



acute vs chronic pain

If you suffer from back pain or neck pain, the first step to relieving your pain is to diagnose the cause. Pain typically falls under two categories – acute pain and chronic pain. If you’re not sure which type of pain that you’re experiencing, learn the differences between acute pain and chronic pain along with treatment options

What is Acute Pain?

Acute pain refers to the pain brought on by a specific, identifiable cause. The biggest factor that separates acute pain from chronic pain is that acute pain typically only lasts up to four weeks. Unlike chronic pain, acute pain comes and goes very quickly. In the chiropractic world, some possible causes of acute pain are:

  • Slips
  • Falls
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Injuries
  • Minor car Accidents
  • Sleeping wrong
  • Burning your hand on the stove

Acute pain is usually treated via routine treatment methods including rest and ice. Although acute pain does not last as long, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s less severe. The feelings of acute pain tend to be sharper, primarily in one concentrated area, which can make the pain worse.

What is Chronic Pain?

On the other hand, chronic pain isn’t as fleeting. Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than three months. The feeling of chronic pain continues to persist even after the injured area is healed. Because of this, chronic pain is usually unaffected by routine treatment options such as painkillers, or rest.

Chronic pain can be harder to diagnose than acute pain because chronic pain isn’t quite as obvious. For example, the causes of chronic back pain might be caused by any number of issues, including:

Treatment of Chronic Pain

Acute pain usually goes away in time, whereas chronic pain typically requires treatment in order to heal. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain or neck pain, The Davis Clinic of Chiropractic can help. Dr. Jason Davis and his team of chiropractors in The Villages® Community provide successful non-surgical pain relief to The Villages, Florida and surrounding areas.They can help you diagnose your pain and recommend treatment so that you can be on the road to recovery. Give them a call today at (352) 430-2121.



back pain from caring for othersIs Caring for Others Causing You Back Pain?

Studies show that over 27% of people spend at least part of their time caring for others – aging parents or sick loved ones. Of these people, 52% report having chronic back pain. If you fall under this category, chances are that, as a caregiver, your physical and psychological needs often go untreated. If you are a caregiver who suffers from back pain, here are some tips on how to reduce strain on your back while caring for others.

  1. Take Breaks. The biggest factor that leads to chronic back pain is repetitive motion. No matter what your caregiving consists of (standing, sitting, lifting, etc.), the best way to reduce the risk of back pain is to switch up your movements throughout the day. If your caregiving consists of standing all day, taking frequent breaks to sit will help you avoid back and muscle pain.
  2. Lift Properly. Many times, as a caregiver, your job will consist of lifting heavy objects or even people. When lifting heavy objects, be sure to keep these tips in mind:
  3. Lift with your legs, not your back. Avoid twisting and turning motions while lifting and don’t lift more than you can. If you need to, be sure to ask for a hand.
  4. Keep Moving. If you suffer from back pain, you might think that the best way to avoid back pain is to discontinue movement. However, this is usually not the case. Regular exercise and movement can greatly improve your body’s ability to recover. If you suffer from back pain, taking long breaks and ceasing movement can typically only exacerbate the pain.
  5. Stand Correctly. Standing for extended periods of time can easily take a toll on your body. Because of this, it’s important to consider your posture when standing all day. Keep these tips in mind the next time you plan on standing for long periods of time:
  6. Keep your posture in check. Be sure to stand with your shoulders aligned over your hips – not leaning forwards or backwards.
  7. Keep your weight evenly distributed on both feet. If your feet or legs get tired, take a break. If you can’t take a break, then take turns lifting one leg at a time to reduce pressure on your legs and feet. If your feet begin to hurt, be sure to shift positions frequently to avoid prolonged pressure on the feet.
  8. See a Chiropractor. If chronic pain persists, don’t put off seeing a chiropractor. If you are suffering from back pain, diagnosing the problem early can greatly reduce the risk of it turning into something serious.

At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, Florida, we offer back pain treatments to help relieve chronic pain and symptoms. If you are a caregiver who suffers from chronic back pain, don’t put off seeing a chiropractor another day. We can help you get back on your feet so you can continue helping the ones you love. Give us a call today at (352) 430 – 2121.



Spinal Decompression Treatment for Slipped Disc

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MRI of slipped dicc before and after treatment with spinal decompression

A slipped disc, also known as a herniated disc or bulging disc, is one of the most common causes of back pain. If you suffer with a slipped disc you know firsthand just how painful it can be.

Symptoms of a slipped disc can cause:

  • Back pain or neck pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Numbness and tingling in the legs or arms
  • Burning sensations
  • Weakness in the arm or leg

Many medical doctors recommend addictive painkillers, epidurals, or worse – neck or back surgery to treat a slipped disc, however as a new study confirms, spine conditions such as a herniated disc or slipped disc can be treated non-surgically with spinal decompression.

Non-Surgical Slipped Disc Treatment in The Villages, FL

At The Villages Chiropractor, Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, we go even further with the DRS Protocol treatment for back and neck pain conditions. The DRS Protocol, available only in The Villages, FL at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, utilizes spinal decompression and multiple therapies. Since conditions vary from patient to patient, we customize treatment for each patients condition and our patient’s have responded successfully.

We have helped thousands of patients relieve painful symptoms of slipped discs. Patient reviews of the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic show that The DRS Protocol and spinal decompression are a safe and effective alternative to surgery for back pain conditions such as a slipped disc, herniated disc, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease.

If you suffer with a slipped disc, herniated disc, or other neck or back pain condition, don’t let it keep you from enjoying life. Schedule an appointment with the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today to see if you’re a candidate for the drug-free, non-invasive DRS Protocol. You don’t have to live with the pain!

Read more about the spinal decompression study at: http://www.chiroeco.com/news/chiro-article.php?id=16012



6 back pain myths busted

Get the truth about back pain

In the age of the internet, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available on lower back pain and its treatment options. In this article we will debunk the 6 most common misconceptions about lower back pain to help you find the information you need to take care of your back.

Myth #1: Lower Back Pain Won’t Happen to Me

About 80% of people will have back pain in their lives at some point. In the US alone, back pain is the second most common cause of primary care doctor’s visits and is the third most common reason for surgeries.

Unfortunately, lower back pain is such a common ailment that the most people will experience it at some point throughout their lifetimes.

Myth #2: The Extent of Lower Back Pain Depends on the Level of Pain

This myth can be true and false, depending on the type of back pain you are experiencing. For acute back pain, the level of pain does tend to increase with the more damage (an example of acute pain would be if you touched a hot stove, you would instantly feel a lot of pain). So for acute back pain, this myth is true.

With chronic lower back pain that you have experienced for 1-2 months or longer, however, the level of pain does not usually indicate how much back damage you have. This can be misleading as it can make people think that their backs must not have enough damage to seek treatment since their levels of pain are lower. However, this can result in further damage.

Myth #3: My Lower Back Pain Will Get Worse As I Get Older

Back pain actually occurs at the highest rate for people between the ages of 35 and 55. While spinal disc degeneration does happen naturally during the aging process, it does not always cause pain and after people turn 55, back pain tends to decrease. However, back pain does not need to be a part of growing older. If you’re suffering with pain, there are non-surgical back pain treatments that can help you get relief.

Myth #4: The Best Treatment for Lower Back Pain is Rest

Bed rest can definitely help you recover from lower back pain related to minor injuries as it can reduce pressure and stop stress to the spine while it is healing.

In most cases, however, bed rest for longer than 1-2 days can actually slow the healing process, increase lower back pain, and cause other problems such as:

  • Muscle atrophy – a weakening of your muscles that can cause further injury to your back
  • Blood clot risk – any prolonged period of inactivity can increase the risk of developing life threatening blood clot
  • Cardiopulmonary deconditioning – a reduction in cardiovascular function that reduces stamina and has negative circulatory and breathing impacts
  • Loss of income – most people who are on bed rest are unable to do their jobs and lose income that can create a financial burden for them

If your back pain is severe or persists after 1-2 days of bed rest, you should seek a professional evaluation as soon as possible to determine the best course of treatment.

Myth #5: I Need an MRI to Diagnose My Lower Back Pain

In many cases, health professionals can successfully treat lower back pain without an MRI based on obtaining a thorough medical history and performing a physical exam. Only certain symptoms indicate that an MRI or other diagnostic test might be necessary in a small percentage of cases.

Myth #6: Back Surgery Is My Only Treatment Option for Lower Back Pain

There are many treatments for lower back pain beyond invasive spinal surgery.Other non-invasive treatment options are available, such as spinal decompression therapy, with lower risks associated.

Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, FL offers spinal decompression treatment options utilizing the DRS Protocol and can help you get relief from your chronic back pain condition without surgery or addictive medications. Contact us today for a comprehensive lower back pain evaluation.

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what is spinal stenosis

Have you been experiencing a shooting pain, numbness or weakness in your leg or buttocks? Do you have trouble standing for extended periods of time? There is a chance that you might be suffering from spinal stenosis. In this article, we’ll get into the details of spinal stenosis, including: what causes spinal stenosis, some typical symptoms of spinal stenosis, and treatment options.

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is when the open spaces of your spine become narrow. The narrowing of the spine can put a great deal of pressure on your spinal column. Spinal stenosis is often the result of a degenerative process that goes along with aging. Over time, bones and joints can become enlarged or misshapen due to normal wear and tear. When these bones become enlarged, they can protrude into the spinal column, causing a pinch in the nerves. Since spinal stenosis is a degenerative process, it’s most common in men and women over the age of 50.

Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is caused by a narrowing of the spinal column, often resulting in pinched nerves. Because of this, some of the more common symptoms of Spinal Stenosis are:

  • Discomfort while standing
  • numbness
  • weakness
  • Pain in the shoulders, arms, or hands
  • shooting pain down the legs

In most situations, the symptoms of spinal stenosis worsen when standing or in an upright position. If you find that sitting or flexing your back relieves a great deal of the pain, you might be suffering from spinal stenosis.

If you’re still not sure that what you’re experiencing is spinal stenosis, try the following exercise: Next time you go to the grocery store, grab a cart. Walk with your weight being supported by the cart. If this seems to relieve your spinal pressure, then that is usually a sign of spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis Treatment in The Villages, FL

If you suffer from spinal stenosis, you are certainly not alone. Fortunately, for those who suffer from spinal stenosis, the answer is fairly simple. Like many conditions, spinal stenosis can be treated non-surgically. In fact, for most patients, surgery usually isn’t recommended at all.

Dr. Jason Davis of the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, FL utilizes the highly effective DRS Protocol – a nonsurgical treatment option for back pain due to spinal stenosis and other degenerative disc conditions. To find out more about treatment call the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today at (352) 430-2121.


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