When vertebrae, the bones of the spine, are misaligned, nerves can become irritated and muscles torn. Back and neck pain also results when these bones lock at the joints. Pain and numbness elsewhere in the body is often caused by bulging or ruptured discs, the cushions between the vertebrae.
Your Spinal cord is your nervous system's main pathway from your brain to the rest of your body. Discomfort in other areas, such as pain in your toes, headache, even colitis, often can be traced to pinched, irritated or stretched nerves in your spine. Injury to muscles that support your spine or ligaments connecting vertebrae affect natural movement. Dr. Stump will identify the root cause of your pain and provide the natural solution.
Often a chiropractic adjustment will take care of the problem. In other cases, a sequence of therapies is recommended to relieve symptoms, eliminate stress and enhance the recovery process.
Applying heat to the skin surface temporarily relieves spasms, muscle tightness and symptoms associated with chronic pain. Stump Chiropractic uses warm moist heat, called hot pack therapy. As the heat raises the temperature of soft tissue beneath the skin, it also enlarges the blood vessels and increases circulation.
Superficial heat is an easy, effective way to increase circulation, flexibility, range-of-motion and help speed the healing process.
This ancient technique for relieving pain originated in China. It deals with the flow of nourishing energy within our bodies. When the flow of bodily energy is out of balance, acupuncture readjusts and restores harmonious distribution to all parts of the body.
By inserting very thin disposable needles into specific bodily locations called acupoints, proper balance is achieved. There are more than 1,000 known acupoints, each related to particular discomforts. The procedure is practically painless and often achieves immediate relief.
Acupuncture has proved successful in treating many acute and chronic conditions, including headaches, arthritis, allergies sciatica, gynecological and prostate problems. It also has helped many people manage pain, control weight and quit smoking.
Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India, meaning union. The union is the combination of the body with the mind. It has been practiced for thousands of years helping people achieve vitality, flexibility and restoring self. Yoga can be performed at any stage of life and for any body type. "Yoga adds years to your life, and life to your years."