Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic focus on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. While chiropractic care is not for everyone, it is a valuable means of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and taking care of oneself – from the inside out. Our office maintains a network of health care providers and health car facilities that we can refer patients to if and when a patient’sRead More →

In the car crash patients we see in our Loudonville,  OH chiropractic office, the most common symptom reported is neck pain. During a crash, the head is often whipped around violently and that can easily injure the cervical spine. However, Dr. Robert Berry works with many auto injury patients, and has years of experience diagnosing and treating these cases. Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injury, like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of yourRead More →

If you’ve been in a car crash, you know how painful and disruptive these kinds of injuries can be. Millions of people are hurt in auto collisions each year, and some people suffer for decades with chronic pain…even after a “minor” collision. Dr. Robert Berry, your Loudonville,  OH chiropractor, has helped countless people recover from injuries suffered during a crash, and helped prevent the development of long-term symptoms. Chiropractic is the perfect approach to dealing with auto injury pain. The most common types of problems experienced after a crash are those that originate in the neck and spine…the exact area of the body that chiropractic excels at healing.Read More →

Our hips serve innumerable functions for our body; they keep us upright, allow us to bear weight, walk smoothly, run, jump, kick, play. Since the hips are engaged in nearly every way we move, pain in this area can have debilitating consequences for patients. Although hip pain is frequently the result of osteoarthritis or injury, it can also be a sign of other health conditions. A doctor of chiropractic can help you identify the source of your hip pain and develop a tailored treatment plan for your symptoms.   Common Causes of Hip Pain Inflammation Hip pain can derive from the structures within the hipRead More →

Although golfing is a low-impact sport, athletes can still suffer from injuries like pain in the lower back, hips, wrists and elbows as a result of overuse. Previous research has shown that a golf swing can place compressive loads on the lumbar spine, resulting in pain the lower back. 1  A new case study demonstrates how chiropractic can provide effective rehabilitation for golfers suffering from injuries.2It also points to how chiropractic therapies can help patients experiencing osteoarthritic pain. The case study documented the treatment a 49-year-old woman golfer suffering from hip pain related to osteoarthritis. The woman had been suffering from left hip osteoarthritis for several years, alongRead More →

Aches and pains are as much a part of the aging process as wrinkles and fine lines, but good chiropractic care can keep the spine strong and allow seniors to maintain normal activity long into their golden years. How does age affect the spine? As the spine degenerates over time, structures that handle balance and coordination don’t function as well. This deterioration can lead to arthritis, stiffness, circulatory problems, constipation, and more. Conventional medicine vs. Chiropractic care The traditional treatment for many age-related problems is pharmaceutical. Over-the-counter and prescription medications do provide some relief from the aches and pains of age, but don’t affect theRead More →

Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic can be an effective treatment for lumbar spinal pain. A new study1 describes the previously reported benefits of chiropractic: “Giles and Muller compared the outcomes of acupuncture, medication, and spinal manipulation on spinal pain syndromes. Only spinal manipulation led to significant improvement. Rao et al. reported that 73% of the patients who sought pain relief treatment from both a rheumatologist and an alternative form of medicine found chiropractic care to be helpful. It may be reasonably concluded that chiropractic care is a successful treatment for lower back pain.” 1 No previous study, however, has examined the effectiveness of chiropractic forRead More →

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Over the last few years, there have been increasing pressures to reduce the costs associated with treating low back pain, while, at the same time, increasing the effectiveness of that treatment. A recent study 1 sums up the problem: “A growing body of clinical evidence and expert opinion indicates that a more conservative approach to the treatment of low back pain and cervical spine pain is appropriate. The evidence indicates that procedures and practices such as inpatient care, advanced imaging, surgery, and even plain-film radiographs are only infrequently necessary for the successful treatment of most cases of low back pain and neck pain. “In spite ofRead More →

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Back Pain: How Chiropractic Can Help Back pain is the leading reason people seek out the assistance of a chiropractor. A chiropractor can help both with both pain management, and by improving the alignment of the back, they can help prevent future episodes of pain.  When you first go to see a chiropractor, he or she will take a medical history and most likely ask you questions to find out what may have triggered the pain. The chiropractor will also feel around your back to determine where the pain is coming from. Chiropractors treat many types of back pain using spinal manipulation.  The chiropractor willRead More →

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Arthritis can cause a great deal of pain and disruption in our lives. The good news is that there are many methods of treatment which have been proven to help alleviate that pain. Browse  to learn more. Osteoarthritis + Chiropractic “Giles and Muller compared the outcomes of acupuncture, medication, and spinal manipulation on spinal pain syndromes. Only spinal manipulation led to significant improvement. Rao et al. reported that 73% of the patients who sought pain relief treatment from both a rheumatologist and an alternative form of medicine found chiropractic care to be helpful. It may be reasonably concluded that chiropractic care is a successful treatment forRead More →