Complimentary Consultation with Dr. Ryan Browning, Chiropractor in Kyle TX

At Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness we have a great track record of helping people who have gone through the rounds of other specialists to no avail. Whether it be headaches, migraines, back pain, sciatica, scoliosis or other musculoskeletal problems our patients get great results. Often times they have already seen an orthopedist, pain management specialist, neurologist, physical therapist and massage therapist without finding the solution to their problem! Don’t get me wrong… we work avidly with all of these specialists already mentioned when warranted.

The key is solving the cause to your problem that gives rise to the symptom. The symptom (pain, headache, numbness, tingling, etc) is an effect of the cause. So while you want the pain to go away, simply covering up the pain is not fixing the cause. Think of pain as your body’s “check engine” light. The light appears to say that something is wrong. You could simply take a piece of duct tape and cover the check engine light to get rid of the symptom, but the cause of the problem remains untouched. When you or a mechanic gets under the hood, fixes the problem, then the light turns off by itself! Your body functions in a similar way- once the cause of the problem is corrected the symptom will go away. That’s why chiropractic care has become increasingly popular in the last decade, because people are sick and tired of swallowing pain medication, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories and NSAIDS so they can get mediocre benefits too often accompanied with nasty side effects. Chiropractors seek to remove the cause of your problem, thus alleviating the pain and symptom and providing no side effects- unless you count things like better sleep, more energy, ability to exercise more as side effects! If you’ve thought, “I need to find a chiropractor near me” then give us a call today.

If you are in the Kyle, Buda, San Marcos area and have tried other treatments but are still struggling with pain, we invite you to our office for a complimentary consult to see if chiropractic care may be right for you. If you look like a good chiropractic candidate then you can proceed with our new patient special to receive your new patient exam and x-rays in the same visit. We hope to see you soon and help you to live a healthy, pain free life!

 

In Health,

Dr. Ryan Browning, DC

Kyle TX Chiropractor Reviews Headache Results

Chiropractic can change your life by eliminating headaches!  One of the most rewarding things to do as a chiropractor is to get a new patient who has struggled with headaches for years and such quick results with chiropractic care.  We recently had a girl in her 20’s come in who has struggled with frequent headaches since she was 8 years old!  For the last several years she has also struggled with migraines.  She basically gets either a tension headache or migraine headache every single day.  It got to the point that it affects her work or her ability to just go out and have fun with friends.
Many people without chronic pain or headaches don’t understand the toll it takes on someone not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and socially.  It affects all aspects of life and often brings other issues like depression, weight gain, low energy and more.
This new patient of our has now been coming in for 3 weeks and is already feeling much better and has not had a headache in the last week.  This may not sound like a big accomplishment, but for someone used to having them every single day, that is HUGE!  We are just grateful to be able to help by identifying the problem and applying the solution of chiropractic adjustments to her spine.
In health,
Dr. Ryan Browning

Chronic Neck Pain After Car Accidents Treatment by Chiropractor in Kyle TX

As a chiropractor treating patients in car accidents I often see patients come in with neck pain that have a car accident whiplash injury in their history.  The story often goes that they were young and bounced back rather quickly after the accident not thinking they were injured.  Years later they develop nagging neck pain for no good reason at all.  After a chiropractic and orthopedic examination in the office and taking x-rays I often get the rest of the story…
A car wreck causes G-forces to go through the body (that it is not prepared for) at various points in the body.  As the neck is in extension position, such as it would be after being rear ended from behind, it becomes a vulnerable area for the force from the accident to damage.
How does the accident cause damage?  On the surface it can cause muscular damage which would result in tension, muscle spasm, pain, etc.  It also creates joint inflammation from the spinal joints crashing into one another and causing sharp pain and inflammation.  The muscular damage is the easiest and quickest to resolve. The joint damage usually takes more time.  The intervertebral disc acts like a shock absorber to the spinal vertebra and are often herniated (broken) or compressed creating bulging from the injury.  These can create chronic vulnerabilities in the neck chronically.  If a herniated disc puts pressure on a nerve then it can create nerve symptoms like numbness and tingling and will require proper management.  The spinal ligaments can also become inflamed and stretched in a motor vehicle accident.  Stretching of the spinal ligaments may or may not contribute to short-term pain and symptoms, but they are likely to contribute to problems down the road. Loosened ligaments may allow the curvature of the neck to change creating more tension and pressure in the neck and upper back that eventually becomes chronic pain.
These are just a few of the effects that a car accident or whiplash injury can cause.  If you are ever in a car crash make sure you are evaluated by a personal injury certified chiropractor that does an examination and x-rays to determine what treatment can resolve the injury and prevent it from becoming a chronic pain situation for you.
In Health,
Dr. Ryan Browning, D.C.

Car Accident and Injury Mistakes to Avoid

Car Accident and Injury Mistakes to Avoid
At the office, we see many people who have been in different types of car accidents.  It could be a rear end, head on collision or a T-bone from a side swipe.  We’ve even seen patients that were hit by a car as a pedestrian on a motorcycle or an 18 wheeler accident.  Regardless of how the collision occurred and the variety of whiplash and other injuries or pain associated with the car wreck, there are certain car accident treatment guidelines that should be followed.
Let’s start with what to do immediately following a motor vehicle accident.  First, if there is significant pain or obvious injury at the time of accident then go to the emergency room to be checked.  Any broken bones or serious medical injuries will need to be addressed immediately.  For the typical car crash victim, they will x-ray to check for broken bones and prescribe pain medication or muscle relaxers.
At home treatment starts with the ice pack.  Ice is great for reducing inflammation because it pushes blood flow and swelling away from the injury to allow damaged tissues to heal quicker.  Heat is generally a mistake at this time.  Heat will bring blood flow to the area, thus making it more difficult for the injured muscles, tendons or ligaments to heal.  So stay with ice.  Drinking lots of water to hydrate the muscles during the healing process is important to help with muscle spasms and overall neck pain and back pain.  Fatigue can set in due to the body going into overdrive using all of its energy to heal the damaged tissues and joints so rest is important at this stage of healing.
Find a chiropractor certified in personal injury with experience in treating whiplash.  Not all chiropractors are the same and some do not do very much treatment for car accident injuries.  A personal injury certified chiropractor is essential to diagnose injuries to the soft tissues and joints.  The spine needs to have proper alignment, curvatures and movement.  The shoulders, hips and other extremity joints can be checked too.  Examination procedures will include x-ray analysis, orthopedic evaluation, neurological testing and hands on feeling of the joints and muscles.  Afterwards a good treatment plan can be formed to get the patient feeling better from pain and symptoms, get them active and fully functional again and most important is to resolve the injuries now so that there are not long-lasting effects.  Your chiropractor should have a good medical referral network should the need for MRI, orthopedic, neurologic, pain management treatments need to be part of the treatment to resolve your injuries.
Many chiropractors also work together with a personal injury attorney to help you get full treatment under the auto claim so that you don’t have to pay out of pocket up front for all expenses related to your treatment.  This is where a good certified personal injury chiropractor will save you many headaches, literally and figuratively.
The worst mistake you can make after getting into an auto accident is to assume that it will be fine or just cover up the symptoms at home with Tylenol or another pill.  These will not fix the problem and could allow the injuries to get worse in the near future or cause you permanent damage later on from allowing the injury to just sit there.  This happens all too often and years down the road can be too late to effectively treat your condition.  If you have any further questions or would like to speak for a brief consultation, my door is always open to you.
In Health,
Dr. Ryan Browning

Chiropractor in Kyle TX Offers Free Consultation for Car Accident Victims

 

Chiropractor in Kyle TX Offers Free Consultation for Car Accident Victims

Have you ever been in a car wreck?  Many people aren’t sure what to do after getting into one.  From a fender bender to a totaled car accident, bodily injuries vary greatly.  The person in the motor vehicle accident’s physical condition, age, health, force of the trauma, head position, and other factors affect the visible and underlying damage done.  It is common for the onset of pain, whiplash symptoms or post-concussion syndrome to be delayed a few days after the crash.

Some injuries are uncomfortable and painful for the first few weeks or months following the whiplash. These include sprains and strains causing neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder and hip pain, muscle spasm, tension, trouble sleeping, feeling fatigue, anxiety, nervousness, etc. In most cases the sooner treatment begins after the accident the better. This can shorten the recovery time to getting back to 100%.

Other car wreck injuries can take longer to treat and resolve, such as: herniated disc, nerve pain, concussion, torn muscle, ligament damage. Did you know that if the ligaments in the neck are stretched a mere 3 millimeters they can cause long-term pain and symptoms.  Damaged muscles need assistance to heal to avoid scar tissue. Ligaments need chiropractic treatment so that the damage is not permanent and the neck can regain normal range of motion and normal alignment again.

There are many other possibilities and variables involved in these car accidents. Our office offers a consultation to talk about your situation and see if chiropractic care and therapy is the proper treatment for you.  If it is not, we also have a full team of medical specialists in our referral network.  We also work with personal injury attorneys for those that need this service.

In Health,

Dr. Ryan Browning, D.C.

Kyle TX Chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Browning Reviews Steps to Know After Car Accident

We see many people that are victims of car accidents and all too often they do not know the first steps to follow after a car wreck.  This short blog post can give you the information needed to save you from unnecessary pain.

1- If you are in immediate pain after an accident, seek help at the emergency room.  Sometimes neck pain, back pain or other car crash related symptoms manifest immediately afterwards.  It could be whiplash, inflammation, herniated disc or even broken bones.  It’s best to rule out the worst first.  It is very common for the accident related pain to begin up to several days after the wreck.

2- Use ice!  Ice is used to decrease swelling and inflammation.  The force of two colliding vehicles creates a lot of pressure and stress on the joints, ligaments, discs and muscles.  Ice is usually the first step.  Many confuse this and use heat.  Heat can make the inflammation worse in the initial critical stage.

3- Rest and Water.  Your body is trying to heal from the side effects of a motor vehicle accident and you need to give it every opportunity to heal.  Extra sleep will help with the repair process.  Hydrating with lots of water is important too.

4- Get checked by a Chiropractor near you.  Chiropractors are the experts of the musculoskeletal system and the connective tissues.  They can detect problems in the joints of the spine, shoulders, hips and more.  They can evaluate the health of the discs, tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones.  They are qualified to perform or refer for imaging such as x-rays and MRIs or to medical specialties if needed.  Chiropractors can evaluate and treat car accident related concussions.  You might be dealing with a concussion if you are experiencing nausea, visual disturbance, heavy headedness, difficulty concentrating or focusing, difficulty reading, dizziness, trouble sleeping, etc.  These are some of the symptoms that need to be addressed and watched.

Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness is certified in personal injury for the treatment of patients in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, 18 wheeler accidents and more.  We have years of experience treating all different injuries from car wrecks and others.  If you are near the Kyle, Buda and San Marcos TX area and need help, call us at 512-405-0400 or click on the link: chiropractor near me

 

In Health,

 

Dr. Ryan Browning, D.C.

Chiropractor in Kyle is Certified to Treat Work Injuries

Chiropractor in Kyle is Certified to Treat Work Injuries
Did you know that Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness is certified to evaluate and treat your work injury?  We can also treat under your worker’s compensation claim for injury.  These can include back pain, neck pain, sprains and strains, slip and fall, auto accident, and more.  Sometimes they are due to a specific incident causing the injury and other times they may be from repetitive strain types of conditions leading to pain and inability to do work duties or activities of daily life.  Musculoskeletal work injuries are very common and easier to resolve the sooner treatment begins.
The traditional approach of pain medicine and muscle relaxers or pain injections is a way to cover up the pain symptoms but does not resolve the cause of the occupational injury.  Chiropractic along with therapy can help the body heal and eliminate the cause of the problem.  Once this has happened the pain will go away and the function of the body will improve thus allowing work duties to begin.
Dr. Ryan Browning has been certified as a Designated Doctor through the Texas Worker’s Commission for three years and has helped many patients recover from work injuries including when they are going through workers compensation.  Once you contact our office we can help you begin the process of getting authorized to receive treatment in our office through the insurance.  We are glad to help in this process to help you get better!

Dr. Ryan Browning’s 7 Super Simple Tips to Get Healthy in 2016!

It’s a new year and time has run out on last year’s resolutions.  It’s time to wipe the slate clean and start anew to create a new you!  Stop waiting for your luck to run out and start moving into action to gain health and to have the energy you have dreamed about!  Let’s get your BODY invigorated and finally feeling well, not having the stiffness, back pain and tension headaches that you have come to think are normal.  Let’s get your MIND feeling sharp and alert, feeling capable of doing more without getting overwhelmed.  Let’s get your SPIRIT feeling confident and strong, knowing that you can accomplish anything you want and overcome the obstacles along the way.  Let’s do this!

Here are my 7 Super Simple Tips for you to get started this year…

1- Get your spine aligned.  Get your chiropractic check up to uncover hidden musculoskeletal problems and to prevent injury as you begin exercising again. Take care of previous aches and pains so they don’t hold you back any longer. Start improving your spinal posture and take advantage of the many health benefits that can be yours! Talk to your chiropractor about how to maintain good spinal alignment and function.  Don’t wait for pain, choose maintenance care for your body!

2- Eat real food.  Sounds too easy, right?  In the fast paced world we live in now it has become increasingly difficult.  To keep it simple, eat “fresh fiber first” at each meal.  That means one vegetable before you proceed to the rest of the meal.  Focus on adding IN healthy foods before you focus on taking OUT the bad stuff.  We have a local farmer’s market that is a wonderful resource right here in Kyle, Texas, called Cross Plants and Produce that can help you eat fresh, organic and locally grown foods.

3- Move your muscles.  The range of motion and mobility that your body will maintain throughout your life is dependent upon the motion of the joints (chiropractic treatment) and the motion of the muscles (exercise and stretching).  Strength training will improve your core stability and your confidence.  Stretching will promote flexibility and injury prevention.  Need some help getting started?  Lauren Swindell is a great local exercise physiologist with MWell Solutions who will game plan with you on how to get started.  She even offers group sessions with the Senior Fit exercise group.

4- Drink Water.  Right now you’re thinking, “OK, this list is way too simple.”  When I say drink water I mean JUST water.  A simple google search can educate you on all the unnecessary elements that are in your water today…and it’s much more that H2O!  This takes away from the health benefits that your body needs from daily water consumption to maintain hydration.  An efficient system in the house to remove unwanted products, elements, medications and toxins in the water.  Another local resource in our community located next to Plum Creek is Water Tree of Kyle.  They can educate you on how to best solve this problem.

5- Sleep More. The busy lifestyle doesn’t give enough time to rest, relax, ponder and rejuvenate. Sleep is key to help the body heal and refresh every system. From the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to the digestive system and even the circulatory system is much better off with more sleep. Discipline yourself to let your body heal each day with sufficient sleep.

6- Live Naturally.  Over the last century Americans have been conditioned that there is a magic pill for EVERYTHING!  From weight loss, depression and anxiety, ADHD, pain relief, stress, hormonal imbalance, etc, etc, etc, the list is infinite.  Instead of looking to cover up the symptom with a chemical intervention, how about looking at what lifestyle choice, habit or environmental factor is the root cause and looking to fix that cause?!  I see and discuss related issues with patients everyday in the office while patients lay on my chiropractic table. Often times these stressors are palpable to the touch and they are usually the root cause.  A great local resource is to become educated on essential oils, which you can do by contacting Brooke: brookep16@hotmail.com  They can help you intervene with 100% natural products and empower you to care for your family’s health without an extra trip to the medical doctor.

7- Live Simply.  It’s no secret that stress is the major factor affecting most people’s health.  Technology gives us the capability to more and more and our free time becomes less and less.  Find one thing you can let go of and one of these super simple health tips that you can get started on today!  Don’t wait for another New Year’s resolution, let’s get started today!

 

Here’s to a healthy 2016,

Dr. Ryan Browning

 

Chiropractor In Kyle TX Answers, “What Should I Do After Getting Into a Car Accident?”

Getting into a car accident can range from being an inconvenience and a pain in the neck to traumatic and life altering.  Whiplash, bruises, ligament sprains, muscle strains, pain, herniated discs and broken bones are all possibilities that your body experiences after a motor vehicle accident.  A totaled car, inability to work, and dealing with insurance adjusters can be major hassles at a time of vulnerability.

After a car accident, the main concern is for your physical health and getting any necessary medical treatment.  When pain is immediate, a trip to the emergency room may be in order.  Some patients refuse this due to financial concern, not knowing that it can be covered through auto insurance or attorney settlement.  The next step should be to find a certified car accident chiropractor to assess the rest of the damage.  Most injuries will not include a broken bone, rather they are connective tissue injuries such as herniated discs, ligament damage, muscle tearing and joint inflammation.  These can be evaluated and corrected with the proper assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  Make sure to find an accident doctor like a chiropractor that is used to seeing car wreck victims.

One major concern that patients ask me is about the cost of care following their car wreck.  Treatment will need to address pain and symptoms, functional restoration and prevention of scar tissue formation.  This can take some time.  However, what most do not know is that their treatment can be covered either through the auto insurance or a personal injury attorney‘s representation.  Every situation is different and we are able to help guide you in making the decision on which way is best in your situation.  If a personal injury lawyer is needed, we are happy to refer you to the best.  One of the worst things to see is when a car accident victim does not get the appropriate chiropractic care because they are afraid of cost or unaware of how the process works.  We are used to helping patients to navigate this process.

Too often, auto insurance adjusters are worried with protecting their company and not with your physical well-being.  Their focus is to close the case as soon as possible.  Our focus is to make sure that your accident injuries are healed properly and completely, making sure you receive any and all necessary chiropractic and medical treatment along the way.  We want you to get on with life and not be slowed down by effects of the motor vehicle accident.

We are here to help you with any situation.  We see many car crash victims all throughout the Kyle, Buda and San Marcos area. Feel free to call our office and speak to me personally.
In Health,

Dr. Ryan Browning, D.C.

Local Chiropractor in Kyle TX Helps Patients Avoid Back Surgery!

Local Chiropractor in Kyle TX Helps Patient Avoid Back Surgery!
Wow, I’m always amazed at the body’s ability to heal itself with the help of chiropractic care!  This week we had a patient cancel his spinal surgery appointment because of his progress with chiropractic care in our office!
Many traditional medical doctors are still unaware at the benefits of chiropractic care.  In fact, this patient came in as a last resort.  Already receiving every other treatment under the sun for the last five years by his family practitioner and pain management doctor, physical therapist, etc, etc, with an appointment for spinal surgery and it was NEVER even suggested to see a chiropractor!
Research has proven time and again that it is the most effective, most affordable solution to many causes of back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, whiplash, headaches and migraines too.  Chiropractic care helps people to utilize fewer medications like pain pills, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories and spinal injections. Regular chiropractic patients have fewer surgeries, hospitalizations, urgent care visits and unplanned trips to the medical doctor.  Chiropractic has outperformed pain medication and physical therapy in many studies to date.  So why doesn’t everyone (or at least every doctor) know about this????????  There are many reasons that I won’t elaborate on, but let’s just say that we (chiropractors) aren’t helping the pharmaceutical establishment very much and thus do not share much of the media spotlight.
Since many doctors are still uninformed or unwilling to promote the benefits of chiropractic care, the ones that need to know these things are everyday people, you and I, our neighbors and friends.  Those that want to have good health, are struggling with their health or have tried treatments that are not helping.  Neck or back surgery will have permanent consequences and do not guarantee to fix the pain.  Chiropractic aims to correct the cause of the spinal or nerve condition and restore proper function.  Think of it like our patient did, if chiropractic treatment does not fix the cause, then you can still get surgery afterwards.
It is always rewarding to help a person regain health, regain life- ability to work and provide for a family, or playing with children and grandchildren, resuming a sport or workout regimen, sleep, or just being able to FEEL GOOD AGAIN!
We are here in Kyle TX to serve our community and help you get OUT of PAIN and IN to HEALTH. If you are wondering how chiropractic care may help you, take the opportunity for a consultation in our office to discuss if we can help.
Call today at 512-405-0400.
In Good Health,
Dr. Ryan Browning, D.C.