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How Does a Chiropractor Use Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections?

When Do Chiropractors Recommend Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections?

Have you been advised to have lumbar epidural steroid injections, also called LESIs?

Primary care providers, chiropractors, or other specialists may suggest these injections to ease back pain.

Let’s break down the term:

  • Lumbar Low back
  • Epidural Around the “dura mater,” the tough membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord.
  • Steroid Cortisone, which has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Injection Introduced to the body with a needle

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How Can I Tell Whether I Have Sciatica or Peripheral Neuropathy

Is It Sciatica or Peripheral Neuropathy? What You Need to Know

The symptoms of sciatica or peripheral neuropathy are easy to confuse. Both conditions cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs and feet. The impact on your strength and balance may also make falls more likely.

Sciatica and peripheral neuropathy are two of the more challenging conditions treated at Algonquin Chiropractic. You may limit the activities you enjoy when you have one of these problems. You may also struggle to get a good night’s sleep or turn to potentially addictive medicine.

The conditions are very different, however. Read on to learn more and find out how chiropractic care can help.

 

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Congress Expands Veterans’ Ability to See a Chiropractor!

The ACA and Congress Agree—Every Veteran Deserves Access to a Chiropractor!

Great news! Last month, after hundreds of chiropractors met with congressional representatives in Washington, D.C., Congress passed a law expanding veteran access to seeing a chiropractor!

This landmark bill addresses longstanding issues with the VA’s ability to provide consistent levels of care across the country. It’s also a huge step in getting vets access to safe, drug-free treatments as the nation grapples with opioid abuse.

Let’s go deeper into how the ACA helped this happen, what the law does, and why and how veterans should consider chiropractic treatment.Read More

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How Do I Find a Licensed Chiropractor Near Me?

Learn to Find an Experienced Local Chiropractor and What to Expect in Your First and Second Visits

You finally made the decision! You have been thinking about it. Your friends recommended it, and so did your co-worker, but your spouse is not a big fan of chiropractors so you’ve been waiting, hoping the pain and suffering will “just go away.” You’re tired of taking the medication, and you even tried an injection which did not help for very long. The ortho is talking surgery and you definitely want to avoid surgery. Now, YOU made the decision: You’re going to a chiropractor!

Now you have questions: “How do I find a good one? Does my insurance cover services? Do they take Medicare? Has the chiropractor treated my condition before? With what kind of success? What post-graduate training has the chiropractor had? Can the chiropractor get to the underlying cause of my condition? Has this chiropractor treated athletes in the past?”

Here’s a guide to answering those questions and finding a quality chiropractic professional in your area.

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How Does Chiropractic Care Reduce Opioid Addiction?

Chiropractic Care Can Play a Key Role in Combating the Nation’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Opioid Addiction, a class of prescription medications used to treat pain, now qualifies as a “national public health emergency”. Who can help us get this epidemic under control? According to research, one group that may play a leading role is chiropractors. Chiropractic care reduces the use of opioids and can help combat this epidemic—here’s how.

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