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Running and Lower Back Pain

Regular exercise is essential for good health. The spine depends on muscle support to keep its discs from becoming herniated and its joint cushioning supple. But when people are reliant on a single form of exercise, they are at increased risk for overuse injuries. Runners are especially likely to develop lower back pain, so we at the Carrollton chiropractic office of Dr. Peter Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) wanted to offer some advice.
Running is a high impact sport. It subjects the spine to a lot of jostling, which requires the spinal discs to absorb a lot of shocks. People are likelier to suffer a herniated disc if they are older or have ruptured a disc before, and a herniation in the lumbar region could lead to sciatica. More commonly, the muscles responsible for keeping the spine straight become strained, resulting in soreness in their immediate vicinity and more swaying in the back. 
When a patient complains of lower back pain, we’ll examine them for slipped discs and hairline fractures. Dis…

Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain, although not as common as lower back pain, affects many people. It has several potential causes, some of which a patient will have to change their lifestyle to avoid. At the Carrollton chiropractic office of Dr. Peter Lazarnick (Dr. Pete), we can help patients to uncover the cause of their pain and implement a holistic, non-invasive treatment plan that will restore them to a state of health.
The twelve vertebrae in the thoracic region support the rib cage. They are not quite as mobile as those in the neck or lower back, and strains there are a bit less likely. However, a disc there could be herniated, especially in an older patient, and the joints are vulnerable to arthritis. A person may also strain their upper back muscles through overuse, particularly if they lift heavy objects improperly or regularly maintain an unhealthy posture.
We’ll use imaging tests and tactile examinations to determine whether there is a spinal misalignment. Treatment options include chiroprac…

What is E-Stim?

When people are suffering from joint problems, they often need pain relief for both their hard and soft tissues. At the Carrollton chiropractic office of Dr. Peter Lazarnick (Dr. Pete), we offer chiropractic adjustments for problems in the spinal column. But to relieve strain on its surrounding muscles, as well as those in the limbs, we provide several safe, complementary options, including electric muscle stimulation.
Electric muscle stimulation, or e-stim, is the use of electrical currents to make muscles contract. The currents are generated in a vibrating machine and are delivered to the patient through wired pads placed on their body. The contractions force blood to circulate out of inflamed muscles, allowing blood with fresh nutrients to take its place. This reduces discomfort and allows the muscles to strengthen and heal more quickly.
Most people describe electric muscle stimulation as painless, and a few find that it tingles. It is commonly used during physical therapy to help pe…

What Is A Personal Injury?

Any accident that you experience outside of your workplace is defined as a Personal Injury. If you live in or near the Carrollton, GA, area, then you’re in luck! Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) is a chiropractic professional experienced in treating personal injuries. You must contact our office right away for treatment. Waiting puts you at risk for long-term consequences. Staying proactive is a necessity for health!

Your appointment with Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) starts with a physical examination. This gives him the chance to look for any lasting effects from your injury. After locating the specific areas, he creates an appropriate treatment plan.

Here are a few common personal injuries that we treat:
-Car and motorcycle accidents
-Bicycle accidents
-Trips, slips, and falls

Chiropractic care differs from that of other medical professionals. Chiropractors focus on full-body care and treatment. We believe that when one area of your body is hurt, the entire system is thrown off-balance. Dis…

Hormonal Conditions - REJECTED BY CLIENT

Most women at some point in their life experience difficulties with hormones and hormonal disorders. These range from things like heavy periods, severe mood swings during PMS, and even problems with fertility. When other treatments fail, schedule an appointment with Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete). Your Carrollton, GA, chiropractic focuses on natural treatment methods. He increases your body’s natural functions to diminish your harmful symptoms.

You might be curious about what your chiropractor means when they mention holistic services. Holistic treatment means that all recommendations are non-invasive and drug-free. Instead, Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) focuses on your body as a complete system. Treating the cause of your pain will resolve the negative symptoms. This is performed through a variety of techniques. The one thing these treatments have in common is that they boost your body’s innate abilities.

We work with a variety of hormonal issues. In terms of severe PMS symptoms, naturo…

Arthralgia

Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) is here for all of your chiropractic needs. He treats more complex injuries, stemming from things like car accidents, all the way to Arthralgia. That is the medical term for joint pain. Patients with arthritis often struggle with arthralgia. If other treatments aren’t working for you, contact our office in Carrollton, GA, today.

Joint pain ranges from very mild to severely debilitating. It’s all very personalized for each patient. When arthralgia becomes extreme, individuals struggle to walk or even move. Arthritis isn’t the only thing that causes joint pain. A few other factors are nutritional deficiencies, bursitis, muscle strain, gout, dislocation, fibromyalgia, an underactive thyroid, multiple sclerosis, lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, sprains, rickets, tendonitis, and sarcoidosis.

The cause of your arthralgia is linked to the severity of your pain. It’s important that you get a correct diagnosis. At your appointment wi…

Core Strengthening Exercises For Back Pain

Prevention is the key to a longer and happier life when it comes to your health! That’s why Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) recommends core strengthening exercises. Patients with a weaker core lack the necessary spinal stability. You’re at a higher risk of nerve damage and bulging discs. Thankfully, these strengthening exercises can be done anywhere! You don’t need any or even very little equipment to build your core. If you’re interested in relieving your back pain or learning more, contact our office in Carrollton, GA.

Here are a few recommended core-strengthening exercises:

-Reverse/Forward Lunge
-Tabletop Leg Press
-Side Plank
-Glute Bridge/Pelvic Tilt
-Dead Bug
-Cat Stretches
-Superman
-Clamshell
-Plank

Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) recommends these to improve your function, stability, and balance. Keeping yourself strong also minimizes your risk of injuries. Your Carrollton, GA, chiropractor wants what’s best for you. Schedule an appointment to set up a workout regimen that works for you. Th…