Common benefits of receiving chiropractic care

Common benefits of receiving chiropractic care

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE? Chiropractic treatments involve hands-on spinal manipulation using a controlled, sudden force to properly align the body’s musculoskeletal structure and improve range and quality of motion. Chiropractic is used to restore mobility to joints as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues (cartilage, ligaments, and tendons). If muscles […]

How to Keep Arthritis from Slowing You Down

How to Keep Arthritis from Slowing You Down

WHAT IS ARTHRITIS? More than 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis—that’s 23% of all adults! Almost all Americans over the age of 50 show some varying degree of arthritis symptoms. Beyond the numbers and statistics, arthritis is inflammation of the joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Symptoms of arthritis can include […]

The Causes of Lower Back Pain

What is Lower Back Pain? About 80% of all adults experience lower-back pain at least a few times in their lifetime. Few other medical problems can boast such a widespread affliction rate across the population. In fact, besides from the common cold, lower-back pain accounts for more missed work days amongst people under the age […]

physical therapy

Combining Joint Injections with Physical Therapy to Manage Pain

Physical medicine is a practice that centers around treating diseases using physical modalities and techniques. As the Lowcountry’s premier physical medicine practice, Advantage Healthcare of Charleston (AHC) takes a comprehensive approach when it comes to back, neck and knee pain relief.  Let’s take a look at how our physical medicine practitioners combine joint injections with […]

medical pain relief

What Are Some Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy?

A trigger point is caused by muscles that fail to relax.  This results in a knot or tight band of muscle that can twitch, irritate surrounding nerves and cause pain in other parts of the body. For instance, a trigger point in the lower back could be causing pain in your neck.  When a patient […]

physical medicine services

What Makes AHC Different from Pain Management Doctors?

We are often asked how our physical medicine services differ from treatment offered by pain management doctors.   While both physical medicine and pain management doctors offer medical pain relief, our methods are vastly different.  Let’s take a look at how physical medicine services are unlike those offered by many pain management doctors: Medical Pain Relief […]

Free Backpack Check

Free Backpack Check – Protect the Back

medical weight loss

Why Do I Keep Gaining Weight?

Weight gain is a struggle most people face at some point in their lives.  Even individuals who were fit in their 20s can find it difficult to not pack on the pounds once they hit 40. And, there are those who have struggled with weight gain their entire lives. Fad diets may be popular, but […]