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By Miller Chiropractic Health Center
August 01, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Migraines  

Are you a migraine sufferer? Find out how chiropractic care could help you.

While everyone will experience a headache at some point during their lifetime, those who deal with migraines truly understand pain. migrainesMigraines are severe and often debilitating headaches that can also cause light sensitivity, auras, nausea, and vomiting. If you are having trouble getting your migraines under control our Attleboro and Seekonk, MA, chiropractor, Dr. Jason Miller, might be able to help.

While women are more likely than men to deal with migraines, this is a problem that both men and women of all ages face. Many migraines originate from the neck and the temples, causing stiffness that feels similar to a tension headache. Of course, since many migraines do begin at the neck, spinal adjustments (also known as spinal manipulation) can actually alleviate any tension or misalignments within the cervical spine that could be leading to your migraines.

How do misalignments cause migraines?

When the spine isn’t completely aligned this can cause irritation and inflammation within the nerves of the spine, as well as the surrounding muscles. If the misalignment isn’t corrected with chiropractic treatment then this could lead to pain, stiffness, and tenderness. This pain and stiffness may radiate to the neck, causing the tension that often leads to a vicious migraine.

Fortunately, by getting regular chiropractic adjustments it will not only reduce the severity of the migraines you experience but also the frequency with which you experience them. Along with spinal misalignments, another factor that could contribute to your migraines might actually be your posture.

If you are someone who sits at a desk most of the day then bad posture could very well be the reason for your migraines. Why? Being hunched over your desk staring at a computer screen all day can put a lot of stress and strain on the muscles of the neck and back, which can also lead to misalignments and migraines.

How can a chiropractor help you?

Our Attleboro and Seekonk chiropractic specialist wants to provide you with the individualized chiropractic care you deserve to improve your body and your mind. We know how tough migraines can be and our goal is to pinpoint the root cause and figure out the best way to eliminate them. Along with regular chiropractic adjustments we may also look into certain lifestyle modifications (e.g. diet, exercise, stress levels) that could also trigger your migraines.

We know how difficult living with migraines can be and we don’t want it to dictate your quality of life. It’s time to take action and call Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro and Seekonk, MA, today to find out how we can get you on the road to migraine recovery.

By Miller Chiropractic Health Center
July 25, 2018
Tags: Sports Injuries  

Sports injuries can occur when participating in recreational or competitive sports, or when simply working out on your own. Some sports sports injuriesinjuries occur immediately after an accident, such as tripping, falling, or colliding with another athlete. Other sports injuries develop slowly over time as a result of repetitive motions. Tennis elbow is one example. If you have sustained a sports injury, a chiropractor can help. At Miller Chiropractic Health Center Attleboro, MA, Dr. Jason Miller, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, CCSP, can help treat your sports injuries.

Common Sports Injuries

Two areas of the body that are particularly vulnerable to being injured during sports are the neck and lower back. Athletes who lift weights or run regularly, for instance, are at risk of developing lower back injuries over time due to the repetitive motions associated with both activities. Other areas that can be susceptible to injury include joints like the shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles. Some common sports injuries associated with a variety of athletic activities include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Groin pulls

Chiropractic Treatments

An Attleboro chiropractor can treat a wide range of sports injuries. Chiropractic techniques are applied to the injured area to reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, alleviate pain, and promote healing. In addition to healing and rehabilitating sports injuries, continued chiropractic care can also strengthen the injured area and minimize the risk of injury again in the future. Regular chiropractic visits help keep the spine properly aligned, the muscles relaxed, and the joints flexible so you are less prone to sustaining additional sports injuries.

Participating in sports and working out are both excellent ways to keep yourself fit while having fun, but there is always a risk of sustaining a sports injury. If you have developed a sports injury, a chiropractor can help you heal and recover, as well as prevent additional injuries. To schedule an appointment with Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, ICCSP, Dr. Miller, your Attleboro, MA, chiropractor, call Miller Chiropractic Health Center at (508) 226-2333.

By Miller Chiropractic Health Center
June 05, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Arthritis  

Arthritis affects millions of Americans’ daily lives. If you suffer from this condition, you may have tried any number of methods to treat its arthritissymptoms. Chiropractic care takes a more holistic approach to treating arthritis and uses hands-on techniques to help quell its symptoms. Find out more about chiropractic care for arthritis with Dr. Jason Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA.

What is arthritis? 
Arthritis is an umbrella term to refer to inflammation and pain of the joints or joint disease. Though there are over 100 types of arthritis, they all affect the joints and cause similar symptoms. Anyone can suffer from arthritis, but it is most common among women over the age of 50. There are many treatments for arthritis which normally all depend on the type of arthritis present, its severity, and the patient’s medical and family history.

Do I have arthritis? 
Arthritis causes pain, swelling, irritation, and inflammation of the joints. You may also notice that the affected area has a decreased range of motion, making it more difficult to perform simple daily tasks like walking, standing, or writing. Joint stiffness is also a common symptom of arthritis. Often, the symptoms of arthritis come and go and may be worse or better depending on environmental factors. The condition progresses over a long period of time, becoming worse slowly, often over the course of years.

Chiropractic Care for Arthritis in Attleboro, MA
Chiropractic care works well to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. Your chiropractor will use hands-on techniques and therapies to help reduce your pain, swelling, and inflammation in a natural, drug-free way.

For more information on treating arthritis with chiropractic care, please contact Dr. Jason Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA. Call (508) 226-2333 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Miller today!

By Miller Chiropractic Health Center
March 28, 2018
Tags: Migraines  

What your chiropractor in Attleboro wants you to knowmigraines

Migraine headaches can affect your quality of life. The sensitivity to light and constant throbbing pain can keep you inside on the couch. The good news is your chiropractor can help relieve migraine headache pain and get you back to living your life. Dr. Jason Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA wants to help you discover how to manage your migraines.

There are several things that put you at greater risk of migraines. Main risk factors include:

  • Age; migraines peak during your 30’s
  • Gender; women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines
  • Family history; you are more likely to experience migraines if your family has a history of them

There are some migraine headache triggers you can try to avoid to prevent migraines such as:

  • Salty or processed foods
  • Skipping meals or fasting
  • Food additives like sweeteners and preservatives
  • Drinking alcohol or excess caffeine
  • Excessive stress or tension
  • Bright lights, glare, or loud sounds
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Environmental changes like the weather

Dr. Miller offers several effective treatments for migraine headaches, including:

  • Spinal adjustments to decrease the pressure on nerves in your face, head, and neck
  • Head, neck, and face massage to relieve tension and help you relax
  • Relaxation therapy to help with deep breathing and stress relief

For more information about migraine headaches please visit the Migraines page on Dr. Miller’s website at https://www.millerchiro.net/migraines.html

There is help for migraine pain, and it’s just a phone call away. Don’t let migraine headaches take over your life. Instead call Dr. Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA. Call today and feel better tomorrow!

Tina Beychok February 2, 2018

You have probably heard vitamin D referred to as the “Sunshine Vitamin.”

This is that the best way to benefit from it is through direct exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B (UVB). Although there are some foods that are fortified with vitamin D, their levels are nowhere near that which the human body requires. In fact, a 2011 study in Nutrition Research estimated the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among the general adult population to be as high as 41.6 percent.

This presents a dilemma for people who live in regions that may not get as much sunlight during the winter months compared to other regions further south. In essence, the closer a region is to the Arctic Circle, the shorter the days will be during winter.
Given that vitamin D is crucial for preventing bone loss, it’s easy to see why people may have a greater incidence of bone loss if they live further north than people who are located further south. In light of this dilemma, how can you ensure that your patients are getting an adequate daily intake of vitamin D?
How much sun is enough?

This is a somewhat difficult question to address, as there can be many variables. It can depend on how much pigmentation there is in the skin, how much of the body is exposed to direct sunlight, and both the season and latitude.

However, the general consensus appears to be that the optimal amount of time is slightly less than the amount of time it would take for somebody to first develop a sunburn. For example, somebody with fair skin wearing shorts and a t-shirt during the summer would achieve optimal sun exposure faster than a person with darker skin, if all other variables were identical.

Sun substitutes

Unfortunately, some regions simply do not get enough sunlight during the winter months to provide adequate levels of vitamin D. A 1988 article, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, examined the effects of season and latitude on vitamin D exposure during winter in the cities of Boston and Edmonton. A later article, published in Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, suggested the use of UVB lamps as a promising alternative to direct sun exposure. Such a lamp may not only provide your patients with a means to increase their vitamin D levels, but may also treat conditions such as wintertime seasonal affective disorder.

Vitamin D supplementation
The Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health recommends that children between the ages of 1 and 17 take 15 mcg of vitamin D per day. Adults between the ages of 18 and 70 can take the same amount. Adults age 70 and older should increase their daily vitamin D intake from 15 mcg to 20 mcg. Fortified foods, such as milk and some cold cereals, can also help your patients increase their vitamin D intake, as well as fatty fish such as salmon.

While it is still important for your patients to obtain as much of their vitamin D as possible through sun exposure, this can present a challenge in colder, northern climates during winter.
A combination of sun lamps that put out UVB light, vitamin D supplements and food that is fortified with vitamin D can help them make it through the winter without increasing their risk for dangerously low levels of vitamin D.





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