Headaches and migraines can be symptoms of displaced vertebrae. Chiropractic treatment can alleviate chronic headaches and migraines by relieving tension and restoring normal nerve and lymphatic flow.
Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Chiropractic adjustments can free misaligned vertebrae which reduces nerve irritability responsible for causing inflammation, muscle spasm, pain, and other symptoms related to sciatica.
Maintaining proper spinal alignment allows athletes to perform at their peak. Adjustments after the stress of an injury help athletes to recuperate quicker and speeds healing time. Most professional athletes utilize chiropractic care to maximize athletic performance. Dr. Robert Benningfield is one of the only doctors in the southeast, North Carolina certified in advanced sports injury rehabilitation and re-education training through the use of ARP and ART. He works with many professional athletes including NASCAR drivers, professional baseball teams, hockey players, coaches, and local High School and Middle School athletic teams.
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is routine care for most chiropractors. Some chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and seek additional training. Below represents the designations of chiropractors who have taken advanced steps in working with infertility and pregnancy wellness. Chiropractors that have been trained to work with pregnant women may use tables that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body, and they will use techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. A chiropractor who is trained in the needs of women who are pregnant will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy. Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy? – During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.
You do everything to ensure your baby's health during pregnancy: you eat right, avoid drugs, smoking and drinking, take childbirth classes so you can have a natural, drug-free birth. After the baby is born, you breastfeed knowing that is the superior form of nutrition; you do everything you can to make sure your baby is healthy ---- but have you had the most important part of their health, their spine and nervous system, checked?
Health and wellness are about more than just ‘feeling good’. Regular chiropractic adjustments allow your body to function at its ultimate potential. When the body is functioning at 100%, you have the innate ability to adapt to anything that occurs in your environment and you can continually maintain optimal health.
Active Release Technique (A.R.T.®) is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that diagnoses and permanently treats soft tissue injuries. These injuries can be a result of repetitive stress or trauma such as whiplash or from over-use of the same muscle group doing the same activities. It is a non-invasive healing procedure that locates and breaks down scar tissue and adhesions that cause soft-tissue injuries.
ARP is an acronym for Accelerated Recovery Performance, a system comprised of proprietary technology and protocols created by Denis Thompson founder of ARPwave. ARP uses a patented bio-electrical current, simultaneously with active range-of-motion and other exercise techniques, to significantly speed up the body's natural recuperative ability.
The physical effects of an auto accident are not always known or felt immediately -it can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.
Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "qi", that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians on the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins.
Spinal rehabilitation is a broad term which refers to the identification and correction of problems of the spine and surrounding musculature to restore spinal health and optimal function. In other words, spinal rehab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to help people regain daily activities and decrease pain.