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Chiropractic Dr. Lynn Miller and Breanna Tivy

Ear Pain, Ringing & Vertigo

March 12th, 2015 Posted by Chiropratic, Consultation, Pain, Wellness 0 comments on “Ear Pain, Ringing & Vertigo”

I have recently been treating a lot of patient’s with ear problems.  These problems range from muffled ears, full ears, ringing in ears, vertigo, and pain in the ear.

This time of year is common for ear troubles.  This is due to a variety of factors such as allergies, change in pressure systems (weather) and food sensitivities (ie. dairy intolerance).

I have had great success in treating patients with ear troubles for many years now, and I use a variety of techniques depending on the problem of the ear or neck.

Different treatments include a soft tissue technique of draining the eustation tube to help it clear the ear.  Quite often the eustation tube (tube that drains the ear and sinuses)  is blocked with ear wax or it can also be pinched in tight muscles of the neck.

Chiropractic adjustments may also be done to realign the bones in the neck which muscles are attached to and can pinch the eustation tube.  Also direct adjustments of the ear helps to realign the eustation tube to allow proper draining.

Home treatments are also recommended to help ear draining which include moist heat applied to the ear and neck for 10 minutes per ear two times a day.  The moist hear can be a wet towel or rice bag that has been micro waved for warming.

If you have been or know someone who is experiencing ear problems, please call our office.  We would love to meet you!

I look forward to taking great care of you!

Dr. Lynn Miller

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

Plantar Fasciitis & Chiropractic

March 12th, 2015 Posted by Chiropratic, Consultation, Pain, Wellness 0 comments on “Plantar Fasciitis & Chiropractic”

The plantar fascia is located on the bottom of the feet and it is what forms the arch of our feet.  This fascia allows cushioning as we walk and protects the bones in our feet.

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia which can get very irritated by repetitive motions such as running, jumping or increased activity.

Many people have symptoms after sitting for a period of time or in the morning when they go to stand on their feet and feel a “burning” or “tearing” pain in the bottom of the feet.  Pain can also be in the heel, ankle, and tingling or numbness in the toes.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis at our office as been very successful by adjusting the bones in the bottom of the feet, ankle and toes.  This allows the foot to stretch as needed and release pressure when repetitive motions are increased.  Massage is also done on the feet, ankle and toes to relieve tension on muscles, or tendons that have over compensated due to strains on the joints.

Please call our office for a free consultation to see how we can treat a condition you may be suffering with.  Don’t just survive, THRIVE!

I look forward to taking great care of you!

Dr. Lynn Miller