Sciatica Causing Back Pain

Is Sciatica to Blame for Your Pain? If you're noticing radiating pain along the sciatic nerve that runs down from the lower back through the legs, you may have a herniated disk or bone spur that's applying pressure to the sciatic nerve. The way to discern that the pain is coming from the sciatic nerve is that the location of the pain will originate in the lower spine and radiate down the back of the leg. Sciatica also tends to affect only one side of the body. While many people rely on medication for sciatic pain, it's important to fix the root cause which is typically in regards to your alignment, weight, injury to the spine, or a combination of the three. What is Sciatica? Sciatic pain results when the sciatic nerve is compressed, irritated, or inflamed. Common culprits can be herniated discs, misaligned [...]

By |2021-09-07T13:04:21-05:00September 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Do I have a pinched nerve?

What is a pinched nerve? A pinched nerve (Radiculopathy) occurs when too much pressure is placed on a nerve by the surrounding tissues, typically bone, cartilage, muscles, or tendons. The pressure causes the nerve to lose ability to send signals which causes tingling, numbness, pain, and sometimes weakness. While a pinched nerve can occur in many places within the body, there are some that are more common than others that can cause: Carpal Tunnel Cubital Tunnel Sciatica If you're suffering from symptoms of tingling, numbness, pain, and weakness in your back or limbs then call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Meyer at Meyer Chiropractic: Your Southlake Chiropactor. What causes a pinched nerve?Pinched nerves are usually associated with either injury, arthritis, repetitive stress, hobbies, sports, or obesity. Multiple combining factors can increase your chance of suffering from a pinched nerve.Do pinched [...]

By |2021-05-19T11:33:52-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Backpack Safety from a Chiropractor

Backpacks: a practical and convenient method that many children and adolescents use to lift and carry bulky textbooks, computers, journals, and other supplies. Backpacks were created to properly distribute the heavy load of supplies onto the most durable muscles people have—for example, the lower and middle back muscles prevent fatigue and stabilize the body. If utilized correctly, backpacks can give kids and adults the capability to lug around the heavy textbooks or technology of every day school and work without the burden of potential muscle or joint damage. At Meyer Chiropractic, we want to make sure that you're using a backpack properly when it's absolutely necessary to use one. Lightening the Load Have you ever picked up a backpack that feels like it contains 50 pounds after your child has dropped it at the entrance of your home? Or maybe you have noticed your [...]

By |2021-05-19T10:34:07-05:00April 5th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Are All Patients Adjusted the Same Way?

In short, no. There are various reasons why a Chiropractor uses different techniques and methods to achieve the same goal. Chiropractic care is a natural method of health care that focuses on treating the causes of the pain, which is often tailored to each patient’s age, condition, and specific pain they might be dealing with. Chiropractic adjustments are when a small thrust is applied to the body to relieve nerve or joint tensions. There may be varying amounts of force and treatment frequency customized for each individual, which enters the notion that different conditions require different intensities. Spinal Adjustments A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe” because it results from biologically sound, specific adjustment without the use of drugs or surgeries which give Chiropractors the excellent safety record. The most common way Dr. Meyer at Meyer Chiropractic analyzes how and [...]

By |2021-04-05T16:32:26-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Why Babies Need Chiropractic Care

Can babies receive chiropractic care? Is it safe for my baby to be adjusted by a chiropractor? Why would a baby need chiropractic care? These are some of the most common questions we get as chiropractors regarding babies from postpartum moms. The short answer is yes, babies can be adjusted by a chiropractor and there are many reasons why they may need a chiropractic adjustment after birth. If you, your midwife, or doctor believe that your baby could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment, or if you have questions regarding your baby postpartum, please give us a call and visit our chiropractic office in Southlake. Infant Chiropractic Care Here's the why. Every human being has a spine that needs to remain aligned in order for the organs in your body to self-regulate and run properly. The brain communicates with the body by sending signals through the [...]

By |2021-04-05T16:31:59-05:00March 8th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Wellness Chiropractor in Southlake

As a wellness chiropractor in Southlake, Dr. Robert Meyer focuses on the overall health of his patients through more than spinal alignment. While your spine needs to be aligned for your nervous system to work properly, there can be other causes to your pain, discomfort, and continuing need for chiropractic adjustments. By working on each element of wellness such as physical condition, nutrition, emotional wellness, and social wellness we can help ensure that your health improves and you're able to enjoy the activities that matter to you and maintain a positive outlook on life and your person. What is a Wellness Chiropractor? A Wellness Chiropractor is specially trained to restore proper nerve and spinal function. Dr. Robert Meyer does this manually by using the chiropractic procedure known as spinal adjustment along with providing services to improve nutrition and exercise. Elements of Wellness At Meyer [...]

By |2021-02-05T15:25:36-05:00February 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

The Importance of Stretching

It's common knowledge that stretching before and after exercise or intense effort may reduce your potential for injury. But did you know that the importance of stretching goes beyond preventing injury and into helping your organs function properly and improve overall health? By stretching regularly, you can see major improvements in your daily life. However, it's also important that stretches be done properly and during good conditions. If your muscle are cold for example, stretching can put a lot of strain on the tendons and ligaments that aren't ready to be tugged at. This means that you should always start with a little bit of exercise or movement of your body and especially limbs before you push yourself into stretching or exercise. How to Stretch for Maximum Benefit There's really just a few things that you need to remember when it comes to exercise. We'll cover [...]

By |2021-01-25T00:57:55-05:00January 4th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How Diet Can Reduce Inflamation

Transitioning from eating an unhealthy diet full of bad carbohydrates, greasy fried foods, sugary snack, sodas, and other bad food choices to eating a healthy balanced diet of lean meats, fruits, and vegetables, as well as just a more natural / simple / raw diet can greatly reduce inflammation. As inflammation is the largest cause of health issues that we deal with as individuals and as a society, we've worked hard to improve the way that we fight inflammation and reduce the stress load on our bodies. However, many people still resort to taking a pill like Tylenol or Advil to suppress inflammation rather than solving the problem at the source. One of the greatest choices you can make to help reduce inflammation is by choosing wisely what you put in your body on a daily basis. What Causes Inflammation Inflammation is the process [...]

By |2021-02-19T17:08:20-05:00September 14th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Auto Injury Doctor in Southlake TX

Car Accident Injury ReliefIf you’ve been the victim of an auto accident, chiropractors can provide you with much needed relief. Whether you’ve been seriously or minimally injured in a car accident, Southlake based Meyer Chiropractic’s services can help you minimize pain, regain mobility, and restore health. As a respected car accident doctor and chiropractor, Southlake based Dr. Meyer has been helping accident victims heal for more than thirty years.Diagnose, Treat Injury & Pain from Auto Accidents If you are involved in a car accident, Southlake chiropractor Dr. Meyer will work with you to help overcome your injuries and stabilize your spinal system. As an auto accident chiropractor, he is specially trained to deal with the common and lesser known injuries a motor vehicle accident can bring. Whiplash, neck pain, and back injuries are among the diagnoses he works with every single day.Car accident doctor serving Southlake [...]

By |2020-09-10T15:06:53-05:00September 7th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Staying Hydrated After Your Chiropractic Adjustment

It's become so common to us as chiropractors to offer water to our Southlake chiropractor patients after a chiropractic adjustment and then go on with our day. As it is, it's important to stay hydrated, especially during the summer here in Southlake, Texas where it stays above 100 degrees Fahrenheit day after day. But, did you know that drinking water to stay hydrated is especially important after each chiropractic adjustment because it releases the toxins that have been trapped in your muscles and joints that have been causing you pain and discomfort. In order to get rid of those toxins and to help the healing process, we recommend that you drink at least 16 ounces of water (yes, only water!) within an hour after your chiropractic adjustment at Meyer Chiropractic. What to do in the hours following your chiropractic appointment After visiting Meyer Chiropractic, [...]

By |2020-08-14T13:49:24-05:00August 10th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments
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