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Chiropractic Dr. Lynn Miller and Breanna Tivy

Numbness & Tingling in Hands When Sleeping

March 12th, 2015 Posted by Acupuncture, Consultation, Pain, Wellness 0 comments on “Numbness & Tingling in Hands When Sleeping”

Quite often in my practice I get a patient who comes in with numbness and tingling in their hands when they sleep or lay down.  This is a very treatable condition with Chiropractic care and I have had great success with treating it.

First is to determine where the pinching is coming from.  The numbness is caused by a pinched nerve either in the neck, upper back, arm or wrist.  A physical and orthopedic examination is performed to determine where the problem is and sometimes x-rays may also be necessary.

Treatments to relieving the pinched nerve is done by providing adjustments to the neck, upper back, shoulder or wrist and  it is very effective treatment.

Also muscle work, stretching and having the patient wear a wrist brace at night assist in the recovery of the numbness and tingling.

Acupuncture can also be a very effective treatment for more chronic or complicated cases.

If you are suffering with any numbness or tingling, please call my office for a FREE consult and examination when you mention this post.

I look forward to taking great care of you!

Dr. Lynn

Chiropractic Dr. Lynn Miller and Breanna Tivy

Shoulder Pain

March 12th, 2015 Posted by Acupuncture, Chiropratic, Consultation, Pain, Wellness 0 comments on “Shoulder Pain”

Shoulder pain is a common problem that I treat in my practice on a daily basis.  Many shoulder problems can start out with no apparent injury or cause.  Some shoulder problems are past injuries that have not been properly treated or rehabilitated and other shoulder problems are due to bad habits or poor posture.  Alot of the shoulder problems I have encountered lately have been due to poor postures when at computers and side sleepers that do not have the correct size pillow for the width of the shoulders.

Since the shoulder is a ball and socket joint, it puts the shoulder at a bigger risk for injury and can be very frustrating if not treated appropriately and quickly.

Shoulder problems are treated a variety of ways depending on the nature of the injury to the shoulder.  In most cases an adjustment to the shoulder is applied if the shoulder is not articulating properly in the joint.  Often the neck is also involved with the shoulder and I will always check the relationship between the two to make sure they are working together appropriately.

Stretching, massage and strengthening are a must for the proper healing of the shoulder and this treatment is done on a case by case basis for my patients.

Some general recommendations are to sleep on your back.  This will help decrease the impact on the shoulder until you can have a professional check for the right size pillow for you.

Also, strengthening of the musculature on the upper and middle back is essential to prevent forward rolling or “rounding” of the shoulders.  This is a common presentation when someone has a job with a lot of computer work.  Seated rowing machine and lat pull downs are a great exercise to do if you have access to a gym.

Stretches that are helpful are to include stretching of the pectoral or “pecs”.  These are stretches that you perform by laying face up on a foam roller with the foam roller running the length of the spine, making sure that the head is supported by the foam roller.  Then put the arms up in the “goal post” postion to stretch the pec muscles.  Hold this position for 30 seconds and do this twice a day 2-3 times a week.

If you would like a no charge consolation for me to check the proper sizing of your pillow, please contact my office.  I can also show you stretches that may be more tailored to your needs and address your current problems.

I look forward to taking great care of you!

Dr. Lynn Miller

Chiropractic Dr. Lynn Miller and Breanna Tivy

Acupuncture & Allergies

March 12th, 2015 Posted by Acupuncture, Allergies, Wellness 0 comments on “Acupuncture & Allergies”

Allergy season is just right around the corner and if you suffer from seasonal allergies, this is really not a fun experience!

Did you know that acupuncture can greatly reduce or even prevent seasonal allergies?  I have had great success with my patients in significantly reducing or eliminating their allergies with acupuncture!

The sessions are usually only 15-20 minutes, and relief is often immediate.

If you would like to find out how acupuncture can help you, please call our office to schedule a free consultation!

I look forward to taking great care of you!

Dr. Lynn Miller