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Degenerative Disc Disease

How Can Chiropractic Help With Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc DiseaseDegenerative disc disease is referred to typical wear and tear in the vertebral or spinal discs that occur with age. Most health professionals don’t even consider it as a disease but a normal accompaniment of growing old, however, even young people in their 20s or 30s may have early onset of these changes in their spines. People more at risk are overweight, smokers, who lift heavy weights, or those sustaining injury to spinal discs.

Spinal discs are the soft, compressible, pillow-like cushions present between your vertebras, hence, given the name intervertebral discs. These discs act as shock absorbers while you turn, twist, bend your neck and back or lift weights. Together with the vertebra, these discs form a secure tunnel; the spinal canal for passage of spinal cord and spinal nerves. With increasing age, spinal discs become thin as they dehydrate and lose their flexibility, softness, and shock absorbing abilities. Degenerative disc disease can affect any part of the spine but more commonly involved are cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) spine.

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3 Reasons To Visit A Chiropractic Office After A Car Accident

Man after car accident in 20120If you are involved in a car accident, the first step in healing the car accident injuries is the initiative to go visit your chiropractor. With chiropractor help, you can promptly start recovering after a distressing car accident and set yourself on track to fully recovery. There are many reasons that one must set an appointment with the chiropractor after car accident; the top three reasons are:

1) Chiropractic treatment is safe

Chiropractic is a natural method of treatment where the chiropractor uses his hand for diagnosis of the problem and imparting various therapies like spinal manipulations.

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4 Different Types of Headaches – General Description

Symptoms Illness Sickness Healthcare Headache ConceptHeadaches are one of the most common medical complaints that can affect any one regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity. According to data presented by WHO (World Health Organization) approximately half of the population around the globe is expected to suffer from headache in a given year.

Headaches can range from milder forms which can be self-managed with over the counter pain medications, massages, exercise and other lifestyle modifications, while there are others which are more complicated and require consultation and treatment from a health professional.

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How is Chiropractic Different?

PillsPeople suffering from musculoskeletal conditions (muscles and bones problems) usually tread on a long road to recovery, whether it is an acute injury from an accident or a chronic condition. The most common feature related to these conditions is the associated pain. Therefore, pain management is the cornerstone of treatment after incurring such conditions. In traditional therapy, pain medications are usually the first line of treatment, rather, in most of the cases, this remains the only option available as there are very few conditions that are amenable to surgical treatments, which on the other hand have huge risks and side effects.

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Dr. Brandon Czekaj, D.C.

Meet Centreville Chiropractor Dr. Brandon Czekaj

Dr. Brandon Czekaj, D.C.Dr. Brandon Czekaj is a highly regarded Centreville chiropractor providing professional assistance to a wide range of patients with various health conditions.

Before establishing his practice as a Centreville, VA Chiropractor, Dr. Czekaj completed his graduation from Life University, Atlanta as Doctorate in Chiropractic, after getting a bachelor degree in natural science majoring in Biology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.   Due to his interest in sports, he further augmented his qualifications and attained certification to work as Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®.

During his studies at the university, Dr. Czekaj made multiple trips to El Salvador to serve the most underprivileged, marginalized population there. After graduating cum laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Czekaj started his work in Atlanta, but later moved to Virginia to be close to his family and established a successful practice located in Centreville, VA 20120.

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6 Myths About Back Pain and Truth About Them

myths or facts written by hand, hand writing on transparent board, photoBack pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders affecting people. Unfortunately, there seems to exist a considerable gap between the knowledge of healthcare professionals about back pain and the beliefs of the general public about them. Research studies have shown that perceptions and attitudes of people towards back pain can significantly impact their management and prognosis. Here, we will address common myths regarding back pain and reveal the truth.

Myth: Your spine is delicate and easily injured

Truth: Contrary to what people think,

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