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Dr. Dan’s vLog on Neck Pain

Hey everybody! My name is Dr. Daniel Roach. I own Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic and today I wanted to talk a little bit about neck pain. It’s important because one in every three adults suffers from neck pain at any given time. So, a third of our population. First, I wanted to talk about what causes it.

Now, neck pain is something that a lot of people have and the issue comes from misalignments. In the neck you have bones that are called vertebrae. When those vertebrae, or one or more of them, become out of place or misaligned, it causes nerve interference. You may have heard the term subluxation before. When they’re misaligned, it causes pressure on the nerves that come from your neck. They go through the shoulder, down the arm, even into the shoulder blade area which you may have experienced before. Now when they come out of place like that or are misaligned, it causes nerve interference.

It’s a lot like when you’re trying to make a phone call or send a text and there’s interference of the signal there. The call and or the text gets dropped. Same thing happens with your neck. Whenever those nerves get interfered with or become pinched or irritated, the signals don’t send. As a result, you wind up with pain. So what a chiropractor does and where we are specifically trained is to remove that nerve interference by getting the vertebrae back into the right placement. When we do that, then your body heals itself, which is pretty cool anyway!

If you’re experiencing anything like that, neck pain or even headaches can result from that as well, or pain into the arm and down into the shoulder blade, this is a chiropractic issue and something that we can help you with.

We would love for you to place a comment below with questions about your pain, or let us know how chiropractic can help you!

Dr. Dan’s vLog on Disk Issues

Hey everybody I’m Dr. Dan Roach, with Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic and I wanted to talk about disc issues with you. Now disc problems are a pretty common issue that we see. It can result from improper lifting. It could be something from home or at work, or a lifting issue that you had. We do help with workers’ compensation cases as well, but I wanted to talk about what causes the disc issues, what can result from that, and then how we can help.

First of all, a disc issue usually happens from a lifting injury, but it can be normal wear and tear problems as well. I’ll show you a little model of what’s actually happening (see video above). When that disc that’s in between those bones, the vertebrae, bulges or herniates like this, it’ll put pressure on this part, which is the nerve.

Now when there’s pressure on the nerve, it causes interference a lot like a cell phone. If you’ve got interference of the signal, then the call gets dropped or the text won’t send and that’s going to cause a lot of pain. Usually with these disc injuries like that, it’ll cause pain that will either start in the low back and then can radiate down into the legs. It can be extremely, extremely painful to the point that you can’t even walk. A lot of times what’s recommended is surgery. What we want to do is help people avoid having to go through spinal surgeries for this issue. How we do that is through the adjustment. The adjustment’s going to gently move that disc back to where it’s supposed to be between the bones to take the pressure off of that nerve. As we take the pressure off the nerve, those symptoms start to resolve. This is done without drugs and without surgery.

Chiropractic is a really effective tool whenever we’re helping people with these disc herniation. If you have this or you know, someone that’s dealt with that give our office a call or leave a comment below so we can begin to help your specific case!

Dr. Dan’s vLog on Infant & Pediatric Adjustments

Hey everybody, this is Dr Dan Roach with Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic. On this vLog we are going to talk about infant and pediatric adjusting. It’s really important to have your babies and your kids adjusted. I wanted to talk about why.

First of all I’d say a lot of people think that this is kind of a newer thing, but it’s actually been around for a very long time. Why get your kids and your baby’s adjusted? Well, whenever babies are born, anybody can attest to the amount of trauma that everyone goes through during that process. There’s a lot of pressure on their head and their neck and their spine. As a result, babies wind up with miss alignments as well. Common things that we see as a result of this is gassiness fussiness, spitting up, belly pain, colic, a lot of trouble sleeping, torticollis like when they can’t turn their neck to one side.

These are common things that we see in practice as a result of these misalignments with these babies. I know as a parent myself, it’s a little nerve wracking taking your baby in to get an adjustment when you might think it looks like a typical adult adjustment, but it’s not the same. We use our fingertips to do the adjustments or a very specific instrument that does that adjustment. It’s very gentle, very safe, and extremely effective. If you’ve ever had a baby or you know someone with a baby, and your baby’s experiencing these things, we want to get you a good night’s sleep.

Call our office or leave a comment below to see how we can help your specific needs!

Dr. Dan’s vLog on Headaches & Migraines

Hey guys, I’m Dr. Dan Roach with Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic. Today I wanted to talk to all of you that have been suffering with headaches and migraines. It’s a very common issue that we see in chiropractic, so I wanted to explain to you what is causing this issue.

Now, most of us that have headaches and migraines have tried to mask this problem with Tylenol or Ibuprofen to try to reduce those symptoms, but I wanted to introduce you to the problem here. At the top of the spine, you see there is a little nerve that comes out at the base of the skull. That’s the one that’s causing your problem. I know this because out of thousands of people that we’ve treated with headaches, as soon as we started adjusting that area, their headaches disappear, which is awesome. The reason why is because when the vertebrae and the upper part of the neck here get out of place, it puts pressure on that nerve.

The nerve goes up into the back of the head, around behind the eyes, and it causes that constant pressure, eye pain, it can make light sensitive, even nausea, vomiting, where you have to just lock yourself in a dark room. This is the kind of thing that we help with all the time. Now, the way it works is a lot like a cell phone. If there’s nerve interference such as that nerve, then the call gets dropped or the text won’t send. When we remove that nerve interference by adjusting that part of the spine, then the headaches go away because your body can now communicate and heal itself. Pretty cool.

If you had headaches or Migraines or anybody in your family, or your friends that you know, have them give our office a call or leave a comment below! We can really help them with this issue!

Dr. Dan’s vLog on Low Back Pain

Hey everybody! I’m Dr. Dan Roach, from Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic. I want to talk about low back pain today. Low back pain is a really common problem that we see. 85% of our population suffers with low back pain at some point in their lives. So it’s a pretty big club. That’s why we wanted to talk about it.

Low back pain is caused when one or more of the vertebrae, which are the bones in your back, get misaligned. That can happen through normal wear and tear. It could be lifting wrong, sleeping wrong or a number of things. When that happens, it’ll cause nerve interference. What I mean by that is just like a cell phone, if you have interference of the signal in your phone, you can’t make a call and it won’t send. It is very similar with your spine except but in this case you wind up with low back pain.

This can also start to radiate down into the leg. It can also even cause digestive problems and a number of other things. What a chiropractor would do is check your spine to see where those misalignments are and then put them back into the correct place to remove that pressure off the nerves. Then your pain decreases and then your body’s healing itself naturally without drugs or medicine. That’s pretty cool and chiropractic is the only thing that can do that for you.

If you’ve been suffering with a low back pain or you know somebody that has leave a comment below or give our office a call and we’d love to get you checked out!