How does Chiropractic work?

BluegrassChiro logoAgainst popular belief Chiropractic has been heavily researched and validated both through higher education as well as governmental studies. However, the mechanism on how chiropractic works has been debated. Are Chiropractors moving bones and returning proper blood supply to the spine, does it reduce swelling in the area and therefore decrease pain, or are Chiropractors removing neurological dysfunction?

The answer to that question is still to be fully discovered but most experts say that Chiropractic is effective because it may use all 3 methods. When a joint is inflamed the anti-inflammatory effect of the adjustment helps decrease pain. If the patient has numbness in a hand or leg the adjustment can decrease nerve pressure and relieve the pinched nerve symptoms and blood flow to the spine can be improved and thus improving overall spinal health.

The chiropractic doctors at BluegrassChiro practice several techniques that will use all three actions to help improve your condition. No matter what condition you have you are always better to have your spinal problems evaluated and corrected by a highly trained Chiropractor. Your body is better equipped to heal itself if you have a highly functional spine and nervous system.

Visit today and find the closest location to you. Come have your spine adjusted and discover how good you can feel.

Dennis Short
Chiropractor with
Serving you at 8 locations in Kentucky

Stand Up and Move!

By Daniel Rogers, D.C.

Sitting is the new smoking.” It’s a commonly used phrase across healthcare and the internet alike. If you’re working a 9-to-5 office job, you’re stuck at your desk practically all day, and you’re probably confused when you experience back pain. “I shouldn’t be hurting this bad! It’s not like I do a lot of heavy lifting at work!” you think. As a chiropractor in Richmond, Kentucky, I see it daily.

BluegrassChiro logoWell it’s not that simple, and if you sit immobile more often than you don’t, you have likely learned the hard way. Various studies on the matter show that the average American spends between 7 and 9 hours a day sitting down. Think about that: if you get 8 hours of sleep, that leaves 16 hours. Most people spend over half of that time in a chair.

Sitting hurts in many ways. It increases your chances of obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, and a host of other problems. Keeping your legs bent and your low back in a flexed forward position shortens the muscles of the back of your legs and front of the hips and pulls your pelvis into a position that puts tension on your low back muscles. The increased stress on your lumbar discs increases your chances for disc bulges and herniations. Your upper back is likely to hunch forward, putting stress on your mid back, neck, and shoulders. Years of sitting puts your posture in a catastrophic state.

There are options to reverse the effects of “sitting disease”. First, find a way to stand more at work and at home. Try to stand at least 5-10 minutes for every hour of sitting. Standing desks are available as well. Use one, and once you adjust to it, you won’t be sorry. Next, see a chiropractor. Here at BluegrassChiro in Richmond, we can use chiropractic adjustments to get your pelvic and spinal joints working optimally as well as show you stretches and exercises to help your posture. Your problem can be fixed!

Daniel Rogers, D.C.
BluegrassChiro – Richmond
301 Big Hill Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

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The power of Chiropractic care

Hi. This is Dr. Dennis Short, with BluegrassChiro. I just felt the urge to share with you a success story that happened through the power of Chiropractic care. I had this guy call the office during a time that I was in my Danville office, after hours, doing paperwork. He was in a lot of pain so I just couldn’t let him suffer so I said, “Come on in and I will do my best to help you.”

It wasn’t difficult to tell that he was in a lot of pain because he could barely sit to finish his paperwork. He told me he couldn’t sleep, or work without tremendous pain. After a complete evaluation including X-Rays I discovered he had a pelvic problem. He just came in for his third visit and he is almost pain free. He can sleep again and he is back to work. We have a few treatments left to stabilize his conditions but that is it. No drugs, no injections, and no surgery.

The great thing is, this is a common occurrence in our offices. More people need to know about the power of Chiropractic care. If you know of similar situations, or have had massive success yourself with chiropractic care, share the story. More people need drug free care. I love my job.

Dennis Short
Chiropractor with BluegrassChiro
Serving you at 8 locations in Kentucky

Why Chiropractic?

The most common question I get in the office is – why does my back/neck get out of alignment?

I would have to say the most important factor in spinal function is stress. When we are under stress the body goes in to the fight or flight response and is only focused on survival. It would be like a boat with a leak. The leak is like stress.

The faster the leak the more time you have to devote to bailing the water to keep the boat afloat – and the less time you have to devote to navigation. Eventually the boat will drift into something and get stuck or worse sink entirely!

The same holds for stress. The more you have, the less energy your body has to fix and repair the daily damage we all encounter. By balancing the body’s systems, chiropractic helps to “plug the leak” and keep stress from overwhelming you.

If you are stressed out, don’t wait until the stress starts to destroy your well-being. Get balanced and get your body out of the fight or flight state so it is able to take on the challenges of this world.

Call one of our qualified Chiropractors at any of our 9 locations

Danville, KY: (859) 239-0022

Lebanon, KY: (270) 692-2652

Bardstown, KY: (502) 350-1314

Harrodsburg, KY: (859) 734-2800

Jeffersontown, KY: (502) 267-6444

Lawrenceburg, KY: (502) 839-7774

Frankfort, KY: (502) 223-2424

Richmond, KY: (859) 353-8603

Albany, KY: (606) 387-5793