Reliable Chiropractic Treatment Options
Carson Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic offers helpful chiropractic treatments for a large number of common health problems and issues.
Our services are often applied to help relieve pain and can be used to help combat any of the following conditions:
- Low back pain (acute and chronic)
- Sacroiliac sprains and strains
- Lumbar sprains and strains
- Thoracic spine pain
- Musculoskeletal rib pain
- Neck pain
- TMJ syndrome
- Arm pain
- Arm numbness and tingling
- Carpal tunnel
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Shoulder bursitis
- Migraine headaches
- Leg pain
- Disk problems
Please contact our team by calling 501-525-7171 today if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and require assistance!
Treatment Options for Migraines, Headaches and Fatigue
Instead of treating every headache, migraine or fatigued patient like everyone else, just covering the pain or listlessness with a dose of medication, chiropractor Dr. Jeff Carson and his staff work closely with each patient to pinpoint the source of the pain and eliminate it. Most often, these complaints are not just a problem in and of themselves; they are a warning sign that something is amiss that needs to be addressed on a deeper level.
Headaches and Migraines - The first thing we do for our Hot Springs patients who suffer from these debilitating pains in the head is listen to them. We try to find out everything we can about the triggers (food, noises, lighting, stressors), how their typical headache or migraine starts and ends, how often they occur, and what they've done in the past to find relief. Every patient is different. Once we understand the patient, we can suggest possible solutions, such as chiropractic spinal adjustments, acupuncture, lifestyle and exercise changes, and nutrition.
Dr. Carson also X-rays patients to discover exactly where misalignments in the spine might be causing migraines, and then proceed with precise spinal corrections tailored to the needs of the patient. Our goal is to find out what is causing the headaches and address it directly - not just cover it up with drugs.
Fatigue-persistent exhaustion, lethargy, tiredness, and feelings of apathy towards life are symptoms that something is wrong. Each patient, however, may have a different underlying cause for feeling this way. Too much stress, depression, sleep deprivation, poor diet, and spinal problems all contribute to people feeling less than energetic about life. Spinal misalignments are a very common underlying cause of persistent exhaustion, as are nutritional deficiencies.
We want to assure everyone in the Hot Springs area who suffers from this life-draining problem that there is hope. Dr. Carson helps each patient discover the underlying causes that make them feel fatigued, and then works in partnership with them to overcome those causes. Our goal is to help patients find their way back to full, active, health-filled lives that they can enjoy with their friends and families.
Alleviate Pain from Sciatica, Arthritis or Ruptured Disks
When pain in the neck is more than figurative, it is time to pay a visit to Carson Chiropractic. Owner and founder, Dr. Jeff Carson has nearly three decades of experience using natural traditional and non-traditional techniques that can successfully alleviate neck pain and lower back pain. Strains and sprains are the most common causes behind such pain, although it can stem from a number of other conditions or causes.
Sprains and strains in the back are often caused by improper heavy lifting or sudden unnatural movements. Muscle spasms can be the cause behind back pain and low back pain, as can an irregular alignment of the spine. Arthritis, an irregular or abnormal curve in the spine, and osteoporosis can all lead to overall and low back pain, as can ruptured or herniated disks.
If the ruptured disk is pressing on the sciatic nerve that runs down the leg, the sharp pain of sciatica can result. Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition resulting in fatigue and widespread muscular, ligament and tendon pain, is another cause.
Neck pain from strains is frequently from poor posture, such as constantly hunching while driving or using the computer. Injuries such as whiplash often result in pain, as do neck joints that wear out with age and overuse, causing osteoarthritis in the neck area. A compressed nerve in the neck can also lead to back pain, herniated disks, or bony growths known as bone spurs. Sometimes an underlying disease is behind the pain, such as meningitis, rheumatoid arthritis, or, in very rare cases, cancer.
Dr. Carson's first step in treating any pain is determining the cause behind it, which allows him to tailor the treatment to the specific situation. A thorough examination is in order, followed by Dr. Carson's assessment and diagnosis of the pain-causing condition. Our chiropractor can then administer the most effective treatment at our Hot Springs clinic.
A spinal adjustment can often alleviate the pain by restoring the spine to proper alignment and allowing the body to heal the affected area naturally. Spinal adjustments, also known as manipulations, bring the spine back into line, which can improve movement and function while it alleviates back pain. More than one adjustment can be necessary, depending on the extent of the misalignment and how long the patient has been suffering from it.
Other natural pain-relief techniques our Hot Springs clinic employs include massage, physical therapy and acupuncture. Massage can be especially effective for the lower back and neck pain as it helps to release built-up tension in specific areas. Physical therapy can work especially well to help herniated disks, using a series of strengthening exercises that corrects the posture, improves flexibility and diminishes future injuries. Acupuncture uses needles inserted into specific trouble spots to help increase the body's flow of vital energy.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Treatment Options
At our clinic in Hot Springs, we offer high quality chiropractic treatment for the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a painful condition characterized by sleep, fatigue, mood and memory problems, as well as overall musculoskeletal pain with hot spots of more intense pain such as neck pain or back pain.
In recent years, medical researchers have discovered that fibromyalgia is caused by the brain processing painful signals in a way that amplifies them. Though it is much more prevalent among women than men, anybody can suffer from the condition. It can either be triggered by a traumatic event such as injury, surgery, sever infection or psychological duress, or simply appear and worsen over time with no apparent triggering event.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Carson, is dedicated to studying the latest research and techniques pertaining to the holistic treatment of fibromyalgia. Dr. Carson offers fibromyalgia patients in Hot Springs and the surrounding area the most effective treatments. Those who suffer from the condition are increasingly seeking chiropractic help to manage painful symptoms such as tender spots in torso and limbs, as well as neck pain and back pain.
Severe discomfort can result from compression of the vertebrae, which leads to intense pain radiating out from the spine to all limbs and extremities. Oftentimes, this can cause trembling and loss of strength. Additionally, it is important to understand that chronic pain is a leading cause of fatigue and depression and can severely affect quality of life. Simple adjustments to the spine and neck to relieve compression can lead to rapid relief from pain throughout the body. This, in turn, results in less fatigue, better quality of sleep, improved moods and the possibility to regain strength through a carefully planned
Furthermore, acupuncture treatments at our clinic in Hot Springs can be effective in combating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. We offer electrical acupuncture that uses electricity to stimulate the acupuncture points and traditional acupuncture that uses needles. Because it increases the circulation of blood and reduces the number of tender points, acupuncture can relieve both acute pain and chronic pain symptoms, as well as reduce the symptoms of depression and fatigue, and increase energy levels. In addition, acupressure can offer relief for headaches, chronic pain and other symptoms by using fingers or knuckles to apply pressure to specific points on the body for 3 to 10 seconds.
Research shows that nutrition can play an important part in controlling the symptoms of the condition, and increasing energy levels and overall mood. At our clinic in Hot Springs, we provide therapeutic vitamin counseling based on kinesiological vitamin testing to determine what nutrients and vitamins your body lacks. We advise clients which foods support their overall health, as well as how to obtain the correct levels and variety of antioxidants and phytonutrients through diet and supplements.
Chiropractic Services Can Also Be Used to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tingling or numb fingers, pain extending up the wrist and a weakness in the hands are all symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome - and it's not only computer users that can suffer from the condition. Any occupation or movements with repetitive motion is at risk, and Carson Chiropractic in Hot Springs can treat the condition, regardless of how it came about.
Founded by Dr. Jeff Carson, the holistic practice offers both traditional and nontraditional solutions for a host of medical and health conditions. Dr. Carson's 27 years of experience, which includes extensive post-graduate studies and memberships in professional organizations, ensures treatment for all conditions will be the most effective available
Carpal tunnel comes from a pinched nerve in the wrist, specifically the median nerve just above the wrist. The carpal tunnel itself is a narrow passageway on the palm side of the wrist that protects the nerve. The condition can stem from underlying health issues, the specific anatomy of the wrist or a continued pattern of use that affect the nerve.
Repetitive movements, such as typing, hammering, or pushing can cause pressure on the nerve, which results in a host of uncomfortable and even painful side effects. In addition to the tingling and weakness, people suffering from carpal tunnel can experience a burning sensation, inability to grasp objects in their hands and even lose sleep due to the chronic and incessant pain.
Left untreated, the condition can worsen and result in muscle and nerve damage. Seeking proper treatment, however, can usually alleviate the pain, relieve the numbness and result in improved use of the wrist and hand.
Treatments offered by our Hot Springs clinic vary, depending on the exact nature of the condition. A chiropractic adjustment of the area often works to relieve the condition if the median nerve is the only one affected. If the condition stems from a misalignment in the back or neck areas, which can be accompanied by neck pain or back pain, a chiropractor manipulation of the neck or back can be in order.
Before he administers any treatment, Dr. Carson performs a thorough examination to discover the root of the problem so the best avenue of treatment can be followed.
Once the initial treatment clears up the pain or numbness, it is imperative to continue to monitor the area to ensure symptoms do not recur. Our Hot Springs clinic will advise on a series of stretching, strengthening exercises or physical therapy techniques that can help to first alleviate and then altogether eliminate the symptoms.
Other lifestyle changes that can help keep the condition at bay include taking frequent breaks from repetitive motions to rotate your wrists. Not sleeping on the hands can also help alleviate any pain, as can stretching the fingers and palms. Please contact our Hot Springs office for more information.
Whiplash Treatment or Help with Car Accident Injuries
When you are in a car accident, whiplash is one of the injuries you are most likely to sustain. This injury is medically known as acceleration flexion-extension neck injury. In most car accidents, you are actually subject to two impacts: first the impact of the car, and then the impact that occurs when your body is still traveling forward, but is restrained by your seatbelt. When this occurs, your head is thrown back and forth from the impact of the collision. This sort of soft tissue injury can occur even if you are wearing your seatbelt, and at speeds as low as 15 miles per hour.
Your head is thrown forward and back while your torso is restrained, causing over extension and damage to the soft tissue between your vertebrae. Symptoms of the injury can occur immediately, or can be delayed until days after your car accident. Symptoms include neck pain, severe headache, stiffness, difficulty moving your neck, decreased range of movement in the neck, swelling, muscle spasms in the neck and back, pain radiating down into the arms and shoulders and tenderness in the back of the neck. You may experience all of these symptoms, or just a few. Each car accident and each person is different.
Patients should never be tentative about seeking treatment for auto accident injuries because of the potential cost of treatments. Most people have $5000 in accident injury coverage as part of their car insurance policies. Using this coverage when you have been injured in an accident should not raise your insurance premiums, since your insurer will recover their costs from the at-fault driver.
You should call our chiropractic clinic in here Hot Springs as soon as possible after an accident so we can examine your injuries and determine the best course of treatment. Our chiropractor can treat your whiplash injuries with a regimen that is tailored to you. Every injury is different, so treatment will vary for each patient.
Generally, after this sort of injury, our chiropractor will perform gentle adjustments to relieve pain and help restore mobility. If you are experiencing stiffness and limited mobility, gentle adjustments in the direction of the tightness will help.
If your car accident has left you with muscle tightness, we will help you with a regimen that involves stretching the affected area. This gentle stretching can help loosen muscles and reduce the pain that comes from whiplash. We may also apply pressure to trigger points to help release the tension.
We also provide manual spinal decompression. Manual decompression has the advantage of being far less expensive than other techniques, but is still targeted and effective for pain relief and other techniques to relieve whiplash and other injuries.