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What Is Myofascial Pain Syndrome & How Does Chiropractic Help? El Paso, Texas

Chiropractic care focuses not only on the skeletal system and joints but also on the treatment of muscle pain. The muscles are interwoven with fascia, a type of tissue that allows muscles to glide smoothly over one another. Both muscles and fascia can develop painful adhesions, often recognized by their hard or knot like texture under the skin. Muscle pain can be quite uncomfortable and even debilitating in certain cases. When you are suffering from muscle pain, your chiropractor can provide some much-needed relief using a variety of effective treatment options. What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome? The word “myofascial” is a mouthful, but there is a reason it is used by chiropractors. The first part of the word, “myo”, generally refers to your muscles. The second part of the word, “fascia”, refers to the connective tissue that is found all throughout your body. Myofascial pain syndrome is used to indicate muscle pain in its various forms. This may include issues with your fascia

Chiropractic Adjustments Can Increase Flexibility El Paso, Texas

As people grow, live their lives it becomes more and more difficult to maintain normal flexibility and losing flexibility can result in a lot of pain to the musculoskeletal system. Unfortunately, most of us do not retain flexibility throughout the day, even when trying to be active. Many jobs are largely sedentary, and even leisure activities keep us stuck in one place. In order to remain functional, joints and muscles need to be used, which means they need to be properly stretched without being overworked. The balance is often very delicate, fortunately, you can chiropractic brings increased flexibility. The Role of Chiropractic in Flexibility Most adults are not concerned with being able to twist like a pretzel, however, they do want to be able to maneuver through daily life without a lot of pain. One of the main things accomplished in most chiropractic visits is that the chiropractor will look for misalignments in the spine and seek to correct them with a combin

Sciatica and Spinal Tumors

It's natural for people to wonder whether an underlying health issue may be due to a tumor or another serious health issue, especially when you've got severe pain and discomfort. Tumors in the spine can cause back pain when the growth weakens the bone, which can ultimately result in spinal fractures, compression or impingement of the nerves, and spinal distress. Spinal Tumor Symptoms Spinal tumor symptoms may ultimately be similar to those of other well-known health issues, including sciatica, especially if the spinal tumor irritates the sciatic nerve. The symptoms below may be commonly associated with a spinal tumor, including: Neck pain or back pain followed by neurological health issues, such as tingling sensations, weakness, and numbness in the upper and lower extremities as well as abnormal bladder and bowel habits. Painful symptoms, particularly in the morning Severe pain with manipulation of the affected region of the spine Painful symptoms which do not

Why Runners Need Chiropractic Adjustments El Paso, Texas

If you are an active amateur or a competitive runner , using the services of a chiropractor can make a vast change in your overall health, reduce your pain from injuries and improve your alignment for a more effective run. Runners need chiropractic rehabilitation and can help you keep your body in top condition as an athlete. All sports falls into an area that chiropractors can specialize in, focusing their training and experience on targeted treatments for runners . Recovering from a Sports Injury Most athletes get injured at one point or another in their career, whether it is while participating in their sport or an accident in their daily lives. Recovery from an injury can be difficult at times, and even after hours of physical therapy, you may feel that you aren't ready to start training again. Physical therapy is a great help in recovering strength in soft tissue and muscle after an injury or surgery. However, sports-medicine trained chiropractors can improve the mo

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Sciatica

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is characterized as a sharp, stabbing pain which radiates from the pelvis and hips, down into the lower back or lumbar spine and throughout the legs. Patients might experience tingling sensations or numbness. The sacroiliac joint is generally attributed to causing between 15 to 30 percent of chronic low back pain cases. Approximately 80 percent of adults will experience some type of low back pain throughout their lifetimes. Low back pain is also ultimately considered to be one of the most general causes of disability as well as the most common cause of missed workdays. What are the Sacroiliac Joints? The sacroiliac joints are situated where the sacrum and ilium come together. The sacrum is the triangle-shaped bone close to the base of the spine, just over the coccyx or the tailbone. Among the three bones that make up the hip structure, the ilium is at the top of the pelvis. The sacroiliac joints support the weight of the human body, maintaining it

The *CHIROPRACTOR* for Sports Injuries | El Paso, Texas (2019)

Athletes are constantly involved in exercises and physical activities, however, this increases the risk for injury. Proper sports injury treatment depends on the correct diagnosis in order to be able to set up the correct treatment plan. Dr. Alex Jimenez has helped and continues to help athletes recover to their optimal performance level through the use of chiropractic rehabilitation. Chiropractic utilizes adjustments and manual manipulations to restore the integrity of the spine. This decreases injury symptoms and promotes healing. Patients describe how Dr. Jimenez and team helped them recover their health and get back to their sport. These patients highly recommend Dr. Jimenez as  the chiropractor for sports injuries. El Paso Chiropractic Clinic We are blessed to present to you  El Paso’s Premier Wellness & Injury Care Clinic . Our services are specialized and focused on injuries and the complete recovery process.  Our areas of practice include   Wellnes

Facet Arthropathy vs Sciatica

What is Facet Arthropathy? The facet joints are the joints which are found behind the spine to counterbalance the intervertebral discs found between the vertebrae of the spine. These are ultimately essential for restricting the movements of the spine for the vertebrae to maintain proper alignment. Over time, the natural aging process can cause the facet joints to deteriorate or wear down. Facet joint arthritis can also gradually develop over time, as it may in any other joint. This is referred to as arthropathy. What are the Symptoms of Facet Arthropathy? Individuals with facet arthropathy will generally experience low back pain which can often worsen with standing, twisting, or bending backward. The painful symptoms associated with facet joint arthropathy occur in one specific region of the spine. The pain and discomfort are commonly described as a dull ache on one or both sides of the lower back or lumbar spine.   However, unlike the well-known signs and symptoms of sciat

What We Need To Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis El Paso, Texas

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that causes considerable pain and discomfort if diagnosed with this autoimmune disease. When your immune system starts attacking your joints, instead of foreign invaders, that's what causes inflammation. The worse the RA, the more severe the symptoms. If things get bad enough you can lose mobility and flexibility altogether, which is why it is so important to get treatment. Chiropractic is excellent for reducing inflammation and improving mobility. Chiropractic can do a lot to ease your pain and get you back to moving the way you're supposed to. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chiropractic Care Chiropractic is an effective RA treatment for a number of reasons. Chiropractic treatment is: Based on Individual Needs The image many people have of a chiropractic adjustment is one of popping backs and hard, jerking motions. While adjustments can certainly include these things, they do not have to. According to the Arthritis Foundation , c

Understand Your Feet El Paso, Texas

You need to understand your feet! Flat feet, foot pronation, and foot imbalances can lead to all kinds of pain: Knee pain Hip pain Back pain Yes even Shoulder pain If you are considering custom orthotics, a health care professional such as Doctor Jimenez and Injury Medical Chiropractic Clinic can perform a foot scan to show you what imbalances in the feet can lead to. The foot scan will show how the orthotics can help. Following the foot scan, a report will provide the caregiver a Pronation/Stability Index, Foot Assessment, and Body Assessment. Pronation & Stability The Pronation/Stability Index™ score appears on the clinical report that is produced when your feet are scanned by our 3D machine. The Pronation/Stability Index™ is an algorithm based on 16 different measurements. Taken from a laser scan of the feet, the index indicates the amount of arch collapse. The higher the number, the more the collapse. The index reveals the severity of pronation/stability

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to contact us. Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN* email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com phone: 915-850-0900 Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*