Greenville Chiropractor

Many people are still rather torn on whether they should try a chiropractor for their pain or not. Obviously we are a little biased on this subject, but we will always say that you should use a chiropractor at least once to see if it helps you at all. There are so many different reasons why we think you should use a chiropractor before other doctors, and frankly there are too many to type out in just one article. Here are just a few, though, in hopes that they will help to sway your decision.
1. Non-Invasive. Chiropractic care is completely non-invasive. This means that we will never tell you to have a surgery done just to get more money from you. We cannot do a surgery because that is not what our doctors went to school for. While we understand that sometimes a surgery is unavoidable, we always try to get you back to full health without putting you under the knife. We understand how frightening surgery can be and how intensive recovery is as well. We will do all we can to help you get better before resulting to cutting you open.
2. Drug Free. While we do understand that medication is an extremely important part of the recovery or treatment of some conditions, we will never prescribe you medication. Again, chiropractors cannot do that. There is nothing wrong with being on medication for a chronic condition such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, however we will not be the ones to prescribe them to you. We see how much trouble medication can cause when they mix incorrectly or they don’t work, and we want to avoid that. Also, we will try and help you get better without the aid of pain medication because while it can help, it can also cause quite a few problems with your liver and side effects are always plentiful.
We will never say that you should not take medication or that you shouldn’t have surgery, but if those two options are something you want to try and avoid, then chiropractic care is definitely the route for you. Our doctors are not trained to do either, so we will not push pills on your nor will we randomly suggest surgery when we think that we can fix it without that. Come into Wirth Chiropractic and give us a try!

Greenville Chiropractor

Here at Wirth Chiropractic, we understand that not everyone knows a lot about chiropractic care. Sometimes things that are new or that we don’t know a lot about can be really kind of scary. That’s why we like doing some entries every now and then that address questions that a lot of people ask. Here are some of the most common questions that we hear about chiropractic care.
1. Are Chiropractors Actually Doctors? Chiropractors are doctors with medical degrees just like anyone else that you would go to see. Not only do chiropractors have to go through medical school, but they then have to get extra training to know how to manipulate your joints to provide the relief that so many patients report after a spinal adjustment. Most chiropractors will have their medical degrees posted in their office so you can always check.
2. Isn’t This Alternative/Fake/Quack Medicine? Just because chiropractors don’t use pills doesn’t mean their treatment doesn’t help. There is an unfortunate belief that chiropractors are quacks, but this simply isn’t true. Chiropractors will do everything possible to avoid pills and surgery for their patients due to the high stress and high costs that they generally incur. Chiropractic care is a great alternative for people who don’t want these other solutions and has been proven to work.
3. Why Should I Go If My Back Doesn’t Hurt? Chiropractors do more than just backs and necks. Although this is what they are most known for, they can help relieve pain in just about any part of the body as long as there is a joint or muscles. In fact, there have been studies done which show that chiropractic care can even help things like respiratory issues or frequent sickness. There are dozens of reasons to see a chiropractor even if your back is perfectly fine.
4. Can I Afford It? Most insurance plans do at least partly cover chiropractic visits, but it is always best to check with your specific plan before you are surprised by a bill.
We understand that you may have more questions that are not covered on this short list and encourage you to come in and have a chat with us. You never know just how much a chiropractic visit can change your life.

Greenville Chiropractor
This week I want to talk about germs. Germs are some pretty nasty things to come into contact with and yet we come into contact with millions, or sometimes billions, of them every day! The fact of the matter is that we will never be able to completely stay away from all germs. It is physically impossible to do so outside of living in a vacuum and that presents its own set of difficulties for people. So what are some things that we can do to cut down on the amount of germs we spread and touch? Well, here are a few for your consideration.
Wash Your Hands. This one is the most obvious, but it still bears repeating. Making sure that your hands are clean on a regular basis is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Washing after you use the bathroom and before you handle food are the two most important, but there is nothing wrong with washing periodically throughout the day. You can also use some hand sanitizer if you don’t have water or soap around.
Cover Your Sneezes. I can remember being in kindergarten and sitting down for my first gym class. My teacher’s name was Miss M and the first thing she taught us was to sneeze and cough into the inside of our elbows. While some people carry tissues to cover their sneezes or try to keep them in, sometimes these methods just don’t work. This is why sneezing into your elbow is such a great way to help stop germs from traveling very far and this way you are shaking hands with someone after you’ve sneezed into it.
Clean Your Phone. A recent study found that our cell phones have, on average, more germs than a public toilet. Now think about how many times a day you have that on your face and how much you use it without washing your hands after. I normally use an antiseptic spray or hand sanitizer to clean mine, but it is good to do this periodically to keep the germ level down. These are only three ways to keep your germ contact down, but they are all helpful, especially around flu season. Come into Wirth Chiropractic and we can discuss other methods if you are worried about the possibility of you getting sick.
 

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This week I wanted to talk to you about nutrition. One thing that many people don’t realize is that chiropractors are able to give advice on more than just joint and muscle pain. Due to the fact that they have gone through medical school just like any other doctor, they are able to give the advice that other doctors could give. This includes how to have a healthy and well balanced diet. With so many fad diets out there on the internet and in books now it can be difficult to tell what you should and should not eat. Thankfully, here are a few tips that we can give you to have a healthier plate.
Fruits and Veggies. While everyone knows that these are good for you, what some people may not know is that it isn’t always good to eat only these. For example, some fruits are high in sugar and therefore should be avoided except as a treat. Other vegetables do not really have much nutritional value and should be swapped out for ones that have better vitamin counts. Always do some research into what greens you are hoping to pick up to see if it is worth it or not.
Meats and Fish. Although some people are vegetarian and vegan, many also eat meat and fish. It has been shown that red meat is not something that you should overload yourself on and so a little bit of restraint and moderation is always good to show with most things. If you are unsure how much meat or fish you should eat in a helping, you can always refer to the food pyramid and see if you are eating too much carbs. We hear about carbs so much now, whether you should only eat carbs or cut them out entirely, about good and bad carbs, it can be very exhausting. Talk to your doctor to see what is best for you in regards to what your dietary goals are. If you are curious about what you should or shouldn’t be eating, then come into Wirth Chiropractic for a spinal adjustment and some food advice. We can also help you set up an exercise regimen if you are looking to lose some weight. Just let us know how we can help you!

 

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After a long week, sometimes you just want to go out with some friends and have a few drinks to blow off some steam. As long as you are of age, there is nothing wrong with doing this as long as you either have one designated driver or get a ride from another sober source. It is part of a normal human interaction to get some alcoholic drinks and have a good time with others. However, it is important to remember that alcohol can be dangerous and should be treated as such.
                  Most people have had at least one night where they drank far too much and got sick from it. Many people have more than one night like that, whether they can remember most of it or not. This is normally an event that happens when you aren’t sure of your alcoholic tolerance. After having seen someone who just turned 21 a few days ago this weekend, this point was driven home for me. However, even adults who have been drinking for a long time may have nights that are leaning in this direction for one reason or another. There are always factors to consider with alcohol consumption.
                  One of the main things that you need to be cautious of is what medication you are taking. Many labels specifically say that you are not supposed to drink alcohol while taking the medication. Be sure to double check any pills you get, but especially ones for anxiety, pain, or blood pressure. These are most often medications that will not react well with alcohol. Also, make sure that you have something in your stomach before you start drinking so that your body doesn’t go straight to working through the alcohol. However, you don’t want to have something that may upset your stomach like seafood or something extremely heavy. You must always be cautious about what you’re putting into your body, but especially so if you are planning on drinking later.
                  People often do things while drunk that they wouldn’t while sober. This can result in some injuries that can be lasting. If you have hurt yourself while drinking, you might want to come into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC to see what we can do to make you feel better. Just promise us that the next time you go out drinking, you’ll be a little more careful with your body.
 

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This week I really wanted to focus on mental health. Mental health is something that is just as important to work on as a broken arm. Here at Wirth, we understand just how much mental health can affect a person’s physical health. The brain is a part of the body just like any limb and if there is something wrong with the limb you would fix it. You wouldn’t say, “Oh, it’s all in your arm, you can deal with it” if you had a broken bone and so we refuse to say that something is “all in your head” as if that makes it any less real.
                  While here at Wirth we obviously are not psychologists and we do not prescribe medication, we have seen just how much of a difference it can make for someone with a mental health disorder to get relief from their symptoms. Some of these symptoms, such as body pain and headaches, we may be able to help you with. A spinal adjustment can do wonderful things for some people and may even get rid of a person’s pain completely if they are lucky enough. Often times, chronic pain conditions and mental health disorders seem to go hand in hand. If we can relieve at least some of this, we will gladly do so.
                  We will not sit here and tell you, however, that chiropractic care is a miracle cure for mental health issues. We know that some people are greatly helped by it, but many use it in conjunction with other treatments. Although we do not prescribe medication, we know that it can be extremely helpful for certain conditions. We do not judge a diabetic for taking insulin and we would never judge someone with a mental health problem for taking the medication that helps them. We know that we can’t do everything, but we certainly will try to do all we can.
                  If you suffer from mental health problems, then come into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC and see how a few treatments can help you. Spinal adjustments have been shown to help treat some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression, so why not give us a shot? Come in today and see if you feel any better after talking with our doctors and getting a great adjustment.
 

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This week I wanted to talk to you about sleep. Sleep is one of the few things that every human needs to survive and there are basically no natural exceptions. Although people may have different sleeping habits or schedules, the fact of the matter is that most people need somewhere around eight hours of sleep a night to be able to function at full capacity. What about people who can’t seem to get that? Many Americans have trouble sleeping and if you are one of those people you may want to follow some of these ideas to see if they help.
Temperature. It is very easy to become overheated or too cold during the night when you are asleep. If you have trouble getting to and staying asleep, try lowering the temperature in your room if possible. You may want to simply open a window to get some fresh air in or you may want to use a fan or air conditioner to help with this.
Pillows. A normal person should be able to sleep with only one pillow, but sometimes medical conditions prevent this from being possible. Try different things with your pillows, including the amount of them and the firmness until you find what works for you. You always want to make sure that your neck and shoulders aren’t being put in any pain by your pillow, as that can wake you up. You can also try one between your knees if you tend to sleep on your side in an attempt to keep your hips level.
No Electronics. This one is the most difficult for many people. It is best if you turn off your cell phones, televisions, and any other electronic device at least an hour before bed. This is because electronics emit a blue light which disrupts the body’s natural sleeping rhythm. While some devices now come with a blue light filter, it is always better to not have any exposure to it and get a good night’s rest. Another thing that you can do to help yourself sleep is come into Wirth Chiropractic. There have been many studies done which show that regular chiropractic treatment can help people who have difficulties sleeping. Come on in today and see how much better you sleep tonight!
 

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Car accidents are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29 and nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes around the world each year. This means that there are, on average, 3,287 deaths a day from car crashes alone. That is a terrifying statistic if you ask me. What is even more concerning is that this is only talking about deaths. It is estimated that a further 20-50 million are injured or disabled every single year. This means that your chances of being in a car accident are extremely high throughout your entire life. Even if you aren’t driving, you are still at risk for one. As an example, I was in three before I was of a legal age to drive.
                  Car accidents can be severely disabling, both physically and mentally. You often hear of people who were in severe accidents being afraid to get back in a car or back behind the wheel. It isn’t hard to understand why, either, when you see some of the pictures of what was left of some of these cars. While we cannot help too much with the psychological aspect of the crash, here at Wirth we certainly will do all we can to help your body recover after an accident.
                  These accidents can absolutely ravage someone’s body depending on the severity of the impact. You never truly know the extent of the injuries until you are either seen by a doctor or you start to live with the difference. This may be an impact to your ability to work or continue a hobby that you love as well. While a hospital trip is going to be your best bet immediately, you may end up having to go through years of physical therapy and other treatments in order to get back to how you were, if that’s at all possible.
                  Here at Wirth, we understand just how devastating a car crash can be. We see it all the time and are dedicated to making sure that your transition through healing is as painless and quick as possible. If you have been in an accident, come into our office and see just how much we can help you through your journey. You have our promise that you won’t be turned away from healing. You never know until you try, so it’s more than worth it to come to Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC!