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No Pain Does Not Mean No Problem! Case Study of Hidden Scoliosis Found by Kyle Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Browning, D.C.

It’s easy to judge our health based on the presence or absence of pain or symptoms. This can be misleading when it comes to the spine, but it also applies to many parts of your body. Think of going to the dentist to get a check-up only to find out there is a cavity (aka rotten bone in your mouth), meanwhile you were oblivious to it because there was no pain. How many of you have had blood tested and been told by the M.D. that you now have Type 2 Diabetes? It was found by a blood test and there were probably no symptoms to give you a warning. There are so many other examples from arthritis and back problems to cancer and digestive issues where feeling a symptom was not part of the underlying condition.

Here’s some living proof for you that the spine is all connected and that one area affects the other areas of the spine. This week we had a patient come into our chiropractic office looking for help with her low back pain and hip pain. So there were symptoms in the low back, but there was no neck pain or mid back pain to speak of, but as always, we did a full evaluation and examined her entire spine. When we took her spinal x-rays there were minor findings in her low back, but we found scoliosis in her mid back! She was surprised at how significant the curve is and that her pain is in a different area. When posture starts to change or the spine begins to curve the entire spine is under more stress and pressure. This can cause back pain, pinched nerves resulting in feelings of sciatica, carpal tunnel, numbness and tingling and many unnoticed side effects. The spinal cord and nerves are the path of communication for the brain and when they begin to have interference along the pathways then the effects are felt wherever those nerves control. For example, let’s say the lumbar nerves are experiencing pressure as a result of spinal misalignment. The future effects could range from feeling sciatica down the leg and muscle weakness or even digestive issues or reproductive organ dysfunction. Many of the effects are not felt as low back pain or other noticeable symptoms, but rather as a decrease in function. These will not show up as symptoms but will affect the overall health and wellness of your body. Chiropractic care is designed to relieve this stress and pressure to the nerves thus allowing them to function at 100% so you can be healthy and that your body can function like it was designed to do. This is why we encourage you to not just come in for back pain or headaches (symptoms) but to make chiropractic care part of your health and wellness lifestyle to make sure you maintain good health and are able to stay active throughout your life. We are honored to help so many in and around the Kyle TX area with chiropractic care in their time of pain or car accident, sports injury and many other mishaps, but we want to help them to also get to live a true wellness lifestyle.
If you have questions about this post or are experiencing health challenges, feel free to reach me at  512-405-0400.
In Health,
Dr. Ryan Browning

Essential Oils Promote Wellness! ~Nutrition and Supplements near Kyle TX

Essential Oils Promote Wellness! ~Nutrition and Supplements near Kyle TX

Essential oils have become a hot topic lately and many have started to experiment with them as a natural remedy.  It is very empowering for parents to take some of the health and wellness needs of the family into your own hands and not have to run to the pediatrician every time a stuffy nose pops up!

We have been using essential oils for the last few years in our family.  At first we dabbled here and there trying them out on ourselves and then on our children.  I was pleasantly surprised early on at how quickly they often helped restore health.  Now, the essential oils make up almost all of our medicine cabinet!  Our “health”care entails regular chiropractic adjustments and essential oils, and that’s pretty much it!  We all get these at the first hint of not feeling well to speed up the body’s ability to recover!

As a Chiropractor, I’m used to seeing most people react after a symptom has been nagging for a while.  That’s why most new patients come in with neck pain, back pain, whiplash, headaches, sciatica, etc, etc, etc.  Sometimes the problem has been ongoing for months or even years without seeing a chiropractor.  Other times, the patient has tried pain medication, spinal injections, pain management, physical therapy, acupuncture and every other treatment but to no avail.  Sometimes a patient comes in wanting to seek wellness care and prevention of more serious problems down the road.

Essential oils and chiropractic care are amazing tools to regain health once it is lost.  My goal, however, is to help more people in Kyle, Buda, and San Marcos TX to take care of their health before it is gone and to seek wellness.  If you are looking for a way to keep you or your kids healthy, call us at Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness at 512-405-0400.  We are located in Plum Creek and would love to serve you.  Mention this blog post and you can take advantage of a free chiropractic consultation to see if you are a good candidate for treatment.  You can also sign up for a free 1 on 1 wellness consultation with our certified wellness consultant, Brooke.

In Health,

Dr. Ryan Browning

Chiropractor In Kyle TX Helps With Pain Relief AND WELLNESS!

At Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness we have been well known for helping people to get back pain relief, neck pain, headache and migraine treatment.  We help people in car accidents that have whiplash, concussion, muscle spasm and a whole host of other musculoskeletal pain syndromes like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.  We serve many patients in the Kyle, Buda, San Marcos TX area and beyond.
Lately we have been focusing more on the “Wellness” side of the office to provide natural solutions for health.  We had our first in-office workshop, “Introduction to Essential Oils” with a certified Holistic Health Coach and learned many new ways to use the oils for health, both for adults and children.  The doTERRA essential oils and nutritional supplements are the best we have been able to find and so we are implementing them so that our patients can have the health benefits that comes from using them.  Many people benefits using them for allergies, respiratory conditions, fever, colds, rashes, mood, pain, and more.
We will be having more classes and workshops in the future like this so more people can learn more ways to use them for yourself and your family.  For more information feel free to call us at the office at 512-405-0400.
In Health,
Dr. Ryan Browning

Kyle TX Chiropractor Stepping Up For Wellness (Near Austin TX)

Kyle TX Chiropractor Stepping Up For Wellness (Near Austin TX)
The name of our office is Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness because we don’t just believe in getting you out of pain, but in keeping you healthy for a long long time.  Most people look to come in because of back pain, neck pain, whiplash after a car accident or other aches and pains.
We are introducing a new line of wellness products for wellness and nutrition.  DoTerra is a complete line of nutritional supplements and essential oils.
My family was introduced to essential oils a few years ago.  At first I was very skeptical and did not think much of them.  Gradually we tried them out now and again.  We tried them on our kids and were surprised that they worked really well.  Over the years they have come to make up the vast majority of our medicine cabinet.  Today my family uses chiropractic and doTerra products as a first line of defense to get and stay healthy.
Some of the common reasons we use them are allergies, common cold, coughing, respiratory and sinus problems, ear infections, mood enhancement, even headaches.  They don’t have the negative side effects of over the counter drugs or prescription medication.
We will be having our first in-house workshop: Introduction to Essential Oils on Tuesday, November 4th @ 6:30pm.  We have a Certified Wholistic Health Coach, Carol Ann Guest that will be sharing how to help keep your family healthy using doTerra essential oils.  We will have a monthly workshop focusing on things like allergies, stress, common colds, flu, and more.  Feel free to call us for more information on the class at 512-405-0400.  or you can click on essential oils for more information
In Health,
Dr. Ryan Browning

Kyle, TX Chiropractor Helps With Neck Pain, Back Pain, Headache, Migraine, Whiplash, Car Accident, Pregnancy, Children, Wellness

Top 5 Reasons to See A Chiropractor Today!

 

#1- Neck Pain or Back Pain. This is the most popular reason that most seek chiropractic care in the United States.  Americans are sick and tired of covering up the problem with pain medication, pain injections, and surgery, especially since there is no guarantee with any of these! In fact, chiropractic treatment has been shown as the most effective treatment for back pain in numerous studies, beating out physical therapy and pain medicine.  Kyle, TX chiropractor Dr. Ryan Browning teaches patients about getting out of pain and then staying well by preventive measures. When the cause of neck pain or back pain is identified and eliminated, you will feel better because the actual problem is fixed.

#2- Headaches or Migraines.  I get asked at least once a week if chiropractic can help with headaches and the answer is YES! This is also one of the top reasons that new patients come into the office. When the spinal structures in the neck do not have good alignment or are putting pressure on the nerves in the neck they will often result in headaches. Muscle tension in the neck can also hinder the normal joint motion in the cervical spine (neck). Chiropractic is a simple way to reduce nerve pressure, improve joint motion, decrease muscle tension and allow the neck to function like it should.

#3- Whiplash from a Car Accident. Anyone that has been involved in a car crash should be checked by a chiropractor, regardless of pain. Many do not feel the neck pain or low back pain immediately and allow scar tissue to develop later on, thus making it worse when you have pain later on.

#4- Pregnant Women and Children. Pregnancy can be a doozy to the spine and create all sorts of aches and pains, including numbness and tingling (Sciatica), muscle tension, and misalignment of the lower back, pelvis, and hips. Chiropractic care can safely and gently return everything to its proper alignment. Children can also benefit greatly by maintenance chiropractic care. If your child ever complains of pain or headache, seek out a local chiropractor shortly. Children should not have pain. By resolving the problem quickly you will be saving them from a lifetime of the same problems that you are having with your spine!

#5- Wellness. Most Americans think about their health once it is gone. Chiropractic care along with basic nutrition and exercise can make a world of difference for you and your family. Don’t wait until you have a big problem, consult with a chiropractor today to see about staying well!

If you are in the Kyle, Buda, San Marcos and Austin areas and would like to find out if chiropractic care can help you visit us at http://www.browningfamilychiropractic.com/  or call at 512-405-0400. Mention this blog for a free consultation and a coupon for your first office visit.

In Health,

Dr. Ryan Browning

Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness