Easley Chamber selects Boren Chiropractic as October business of the month

Easley Chamber selects Boren Chiropractic as October business of the month.

Dr. Ed Boren of Boren Chiropractic was honored as the October 2012 Business of the Month by the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce.

Since 1979, Dr. Boren has been providing high quality, gentle, effective and ethical chiropractic care at affordable rates to Easley and surrounding communities. His faith has been a driving force for every step of the way.

Together with Jim Cassell, licensed massage and neuromuscular therapist, Boren Chiropractic is grateful for its high success rate in helping patients and their bodies heal themselves.

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Boren Chiropractic Holds Ribbon Cutting

Cutting the ribbon is Dr. Ed Boren with office manager Sue Moser to his left and wife Candy Boren & daughter Angela R. Wilson to his right, along with neighbors and Chamber members

The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Dr. Ed Boren’s practice in Easley.  His office is conveniently located at 6335-C Calhoun Memorial Hwy in Easley.  His phone number is (864) 859-8282. Dr. Boren is a graduate of North Greenville College (now North Greenville University) and Life Chiropractic College.

Dr. Boren has successfully been providing Chiropractic Health care for over 3 decades now.   After opening his first practice in Cartersville, Georgia in 1979, he returned to Pickens County in the fall of 1981. The office hours are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30 – 6:00, Thursdays 8:30 – 12:00 and Fridays 8:30 – 6:00.  He is available on Saturdays by appointment only.  The office closes daily for lunch between the hours of 12:30 – 2:30.

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Fall and Winter Tasks can bring on back pain

As Fall and winter are approaching, increasing outdoor tasks  may bring on seasonal back pain caused by raking leaves, tending the garden and flower beds and preparing them for Autumn,  or shoveling winter snow.  The repetitive twisting, bending, improper lifting, and over-exertion can be very damaging to the back.  While that occasional back pain may go away after some rest and pain medication, many back pain sufferers are not aware that seasonal activities like these can repeatedly strain the spine and may lead to more serious consequences later.

Dr. Boren recommends that we pay attention to our body mechanics when doing these types of activities, including remembering to bend the knees and lifting heavy objects straight up in one fluid motion without twisting.  After the yard care is over and back or hip pain hits, call the office and schedule an adjustment as soon as you can come in.  This will relieve the tension placed on the spine from the inflammation and swelling caused by the overexertion brought on by seasonal outdoor work.  Use ice packs on the painful portion of your spine or shoulder to reduce the swelling and inflammation, and get into our office to adjust those misalignments brought on by the seasonal work.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2005 the third leading cause of nonfatal unintentional injuries among all age groups in the United States was Unintentional Overexertion. Over 3 million injuries were caused by some type of overexertion, with over 53% of those injuries occurring among adults ages 25-54. The CDC defines overexertion as “working the body or a body part too hard, causing damage to muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, joint, or peripheral nerve (e.g., common cause of strains, sprains, and twisted ankles). This category includes overexertion from lifting, pushing, or pulling or from excessive force.1


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1 Ref: US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov.

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What Ailments Can Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic is proven to be an effective treatment for many common ailments including..

Headaches

THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF HEADACHES – A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back. When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, they can produce headaches. Aspirin and medications may cover up these warning signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause.

Many people find relief and correction with chiropractic care. If a thorough examination reveals reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curves, or mechanical restrictions, chiropractic care should be considered. After a complete explanation, you’ll receive a care program designed for your unique spinal problem.

Neck/Mid-Back Pain

The chiropractic approach to neck and mid-back pain is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and thorough examination. Special attention is given to the structure and function of the spine, and its affect on the nervous system.

Is it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant pulling or throbbing pain in your neck? Do you notice a “grinding” sound as you turn your head? Is the proper spinal curve present? Is the head balanced? Are the shoulders level? These and other considerations are used to create a plan of specific chiropractic adjustments to help improve the motion and position of spinal vertebrae.

Low Back Pain

Low back pain results in millions of dollars of lost work and untold suffering every day. Improper sitting or lifting, over-exertion, trauma, or inherited spinal abnormalities can be the cause.

The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones by specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curving of the spine that often gets started in childhood, when the bones of the spine are still growing. In many cases, the exact cause of scoliosis is unknown.
Scoliosis is detected by uneven shoulder heights, a loss of structural balance, or a change in posture.

Unfortunately, the most common treatment approach has been to wait and see how bad it gets, resorting to unsightly braces, or eventually surgery, if it progresses too far.

The chiropractic approach is to use specific spinal adjustments, often combined with corrective exercises. If detected early enough, chiropractic doctors have had excellent success with scoliosis cases.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Every day, assembly line workers, keyboard operators, grocery store clerks, and many others, receive micro-traumas to their hands and wrists. Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal problems and other joint dysfunction, can result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Problems in the neck can cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands. After a thorough examination, your chiropractic doctor will perform specific adjustments where needed to help normalize structure and reduce nerve irritation. When given time, conservative chiropractic care has produced excellent results with carpal tunnel problems—without drugs or surgery.

Sciatica

The sciatic nerves are the largest (and longest) nerves of the body, reaching about the size of your thumb in diameter, and running down the back of each leg. When these nerves are irritated or affected by the inflammation of nearby soft tissues, doctors refer to this as sciatica.

One of the most common causes of sciatic leg pain is Vertebral Subluxation . It can be accompanied by the bulging or herniation of the discs that separate each spinal bone. This can irritate or put pressure on the sciatic nerve roots as they leave the spinal cord. The result can be an intense pain shooting down either or both legs.

Sciatica, like other health problems that can be traced to the spine, often responds dramatically to the restoration of normal spinal function through conservative chiropractic care.

Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can be quite helpful. The period of rapid development, hormonal changes, the laxity of connective ligaments and weight gain may cause many pregnant women to experience low back pain. Besides helping to relieve the discomfort many expectant mothers experience, chiropractic care helps normalize nervous system function. This is an important component of overall good health.

The benefits of chiropractic care may also be noticed during delivery. Many chiropractic patients report that their deliveries were faster and more comfortable than their deliveries prior to chiropractic care! Your Doctor of chiropractic care will take special precautions with you during your pregnancy.

And much more!

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Spring-Time Brings Special Back Strains

All that extra Spring-time activity can be a real pain. This article can help you decide if it’s serious.

Well, the flowers are blooming and the grass is growing again. OK, now you’ve really over done it this time! When you reach for the alarm clock this morning, your back sends you a message: YEOW!!!!

The chances are really good that you overdid it the day before in the great outdoors. “How?” you ask yourself. Well, let us consider the various ways. It could have been the three hours you spent bent over weeding your garden and putting in tender plants. Or perhaps it was you helping your neighbor move his old piano. Certainly that daily jog around the neighborhood you have started taking as the days get longer – and the warm Spring air felt so good that you doubled your usual distance – that didn’t help.

Whatever it was, Dr. Boren has seen it many times before… hundreds of times. Our muscles do two things: they help us move and they protect us. Often strained mucles can cause misalignments of the spine which then can then trigger that shooting back and neck pain. Whenever your back “locks up,” in layman’s terms, that’s how it says you’ve done too much. Then, when that happens, You’ll say, “Hmm, what did I do?”

Identifying the source of your pain, at that point, is secondary. Initially, most people just want relief. Self-treatment with ibuprofen, ice and bed rest is a good place to start. The day it happens, it is often difficult to tell how severe an injury is. We see a lot of people and their pain is very severe, and the next day it’s gone. with these treatments, pain should subside in one or two days. However, if it’s longer than that, it’s time to come see Dr. Boren.

The problem with most self treatment is that most people wait too long and their symptoms get worse. Often, back pain becomes neck pain and headaches, too. Often people don’t call us the first day their back hurts, and that is a good strategy. However, if it has been two days of pain it is definitely time to see Dr. Boren.

Most of the time our patients come to see us because the Advil didn’t work and the pain is getting worse. Too often we see patients after they have been bothered for a week, or even a month. At that point, Dr. Boren’s job as a chiropractor is made more difficult as he is often dealing with more than a simple strain. Remember: sudden back pain often isn’t a freak occurrence, but a compilation of problems that eventually lead to acute pain. It is just the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Poor posture at work, always hurriedly loading your toddler into a car seat in an awkward position, or poor lifting mechanics aggravate back problems for weeks or months until the breaking point occurs and then you wake up one morning in screaming agony.

Pain is not the problem, it is just the byproduct of the problem. When back or neck pain strike, do not hesitate… give Dr. Boren a call.

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