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By Haydel Chiropractic
January 24, 2019
Tags: Neck and Back Pain  

Performing routine daily activities can be challenging and even painful when you are dealing with neck or back pain. The good news is that there are several effective chiropractic methods and options for treating neck and back pain. At Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA, Dr. Patrick Haydel can help you deal with your neck and back pain.


Causes of Neck and Back Pain

Neck or back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, injuries, and medical conditions, as well as lifestyle factors, such as regularly carrying heavy items. Sleeping in an unusual position can also result in pain or discomfort in the neck and back. Other causes of neck and back pain include poor posture, lack of exercise, being overweight, and wearing unsupportive footwear. In general, when the joints, ligaments, tendons, or discs along the spine in the neck and back areas become damaged, irritated, or inflamed, pain can develop.

As mentioned above, certain medical conditions can also lead to pain and discomfort in the neck and/or back. Some conditions cause pain exclusively in one or the other, while other conditions can result in pain in both the neck and back. Specific conditions associated with neck pain include arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, and myofascial pain. Specific conditions associated with back pain include arthritis, pinched nerves, herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.


Treating Neck and Back Pain

There is a wide range of chiropractic methods for treating neck and back pain at our Houma office. During your visit, Dr. Haydel can recommend the most suitable method for treating your specific type of neck and/or back pain. These treatments include therapeutic exercises, massage therapy, electrotherapy, ice or heat therapy, physical rehabilitation, and spinal adjustment or manipulation. Additionally, stress management and lifestyle counseling can help you manage or prevent neck and back pain long term.

Dr. Haydel and the experienced chiropractic professionals here at Haydel Chiropractic's Houma office, we can help you deal with your neck and back pain. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Haydel, call (985) 872-1133.

By Haydel Chiropractic
October 23, 2018
Tags: Massage Therapy  

While most people have heard of massage therapy, not many people realize that they can actually benefit from this alternative treatment. No matter whether you are dealing with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, or you just want to give your body some much-deserved relaxation, our Houma, LA, chiropractor Dr. Patrick Haydel is here to help! Read below to learn more about the services Haydel Chiropractic offer and how they can benefit you!


How Can Massage Therapy Improve My Health?

When most people picture getting a massage, they imagine the experience to be centered around relaxation. Of course, your massage therapy session will create these expectedly pleasant sensations, but it will also improve certain musculoskeletal symptoms and your general body functions as a whole. Some benefits of getting massage therapy include:

  • Boosting blood flow and circulation, which can provide soft tissue with the nutrients it needs
  • Alleviating stiff, tight, or aching muscles
  • Reducing pain and discomfort
  • Improving range-of-motion and flexibility
  • Releasing compressed nerves (e.g. sciatica)
  • Reducing anxiety and improving mental health
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving sleep


What Health Problems Can Benefit From Massage Therapy?

While massage therapy won’t always be the best option for all health conditions, many people can actually benefit from getting regular chiropractic treatments. While many equate massage therapy with a way to relax the body and the mind, from the list above you can see there is more to it than that.

Massage therapy can help reduce pain and other symptoms caused by,

  • Muscle injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tired or overworked muscles


We know dealing with a chronic condition can affect not just your physical health but also your mental health; fortunately, massage therapy can provide both physical and mental benefits that help reduce symptoms while alleviating stress and anxiety related to your condition. Chronic conditions that respond well to massage therapy include:

  • Certain types of arthritis (e.g. osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Asthma


Intrigued? Contact Us Today!

If you are interested in getting chiropractic care either to prevent or treat problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA, to schedule a consultation with us. Living a pain-free life doesn’t have to be difficult, call (985) 872-1133 and see how chiropractic care can help you!

By Haydel Chiropractic
September 04, 2018
Category: Weight Loss
Tags: Weight Loss   Diet  

Weight Loss GoalsWe Can Help You Meet Your Weight Loss Goals

So, you're ready to take off the pounds. The Ideal Protein weight loss program can help you reach your weight loss goals. The Ideal Protein diet is a medically prescribed weight loss program that was developed in France over 20 years ago. The Ideal Protein weight loss protocol is available from Dr. Patrick Haydel at Haydel Chiropractic, which is located in Houma, LA.

Ideal Protein Diet

The Ideal Protein diet is a carb-restricted weight loss plan composed of Ideal Protein premade meals, vegetables, and lean protein. It consists of a four-phase plan to lose weight and maintain weight loss. The diet is designed to target fat loss while maintaining muscle mass and stabilizing blood sugar levels. Patients work with a coach and are taught how to to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Ideal Protein Safety

The Ideal Protein weight loss program is only available from qualified healthcare professionals. The protocol is absolutely safe for everyone, except those with severe organ failure (liver, kidneys, and heart failure), cancer and Parkinson’s disease. These individuals can use the food but can’t follow the protocol.

What to Expect 

You will not only see results but also be empowered with valuable information that will help maintain your results. The Ideal Protein Diet will help you slim down more quickly, and safely than you can typically experience on your own. It will help you lose fat without sacrificing muscle mass. It will boost your energy levels and reduce food cravings. 

Dietary Supplements

Whenever you drastically cut calories and food intake, there’s a chance you won’t get all of the minerals and vitamins your body needs on a daily basis. You will be asked to take Ideal Protein vitamins and supplements. The supplements are meant to protect you while you lose weight.

Physical Activity

The Ideal Protein Diet focuses on the nutrition aspect of weight loss. Although you don't have to work out to lose weight on the diet, the program acknowledges the importance of exercise and encourages you to incorporate exercise into your weight loss routine. Talk to your before starting a new exercise routine.

Ready to get in shape? Let's do it together. Call Haydel Chiropractic at 985-872-1133 today to schedule a consultation in Houma, LA. The Ideal Protein weight loss programs has helped millions of people get in shape and improve their lives!

By Haydel Chiropractic
July 17, 2018
Tags: Dry Needling  

You know that chiropractic medicine helps musculoskeletal pain and corrects function and range of motion. Most people know that doctorsdry needling of chiropractic, such as Dr. Patrick Haydel, conduct examinations, correct subluxations (misalignments of the spine) and improve nerve conductivity. But did you know that some practitioners (Dr. Haydel included) offer innovative relief of musculoskeletal pain through dry needling in Houma? Learn the details on this innovative chiropractic service.

What is dry needling?

While different from acupuncture, dry needling is a physical therapy and chiropractic technique which utilizes ultra-thin filament needles just as acupuncture does. Your back doctor at Haydel Chiropractic inserts these needles through the skin, fascia and musculature of large areas of the body, including the back, which suffer from intense, widespread muscle pain.

As with other chiropractic services, dry needling helps the body heal itself, as muscular tension is relieved and nerve function and circulation are improved. If you qualify for this procedure, Dr. Haydel will formulate a care plan outlining the specifics of your treatments and what your expected outcomes may be.

What does dry needling help?

Patients who undergo dry needling at Haydel Chiropractic in Houma often suffer from:

  • Athletic injuries
  • Fibromyalgia, a painful inflammatory condition which leads to depression and fatigue
  • Injuries, such as whiplash, related to car accidents
  • Decreased range of motion in various joints
  • Limited mobility because of arthritic changes
  • Scarring
  • Problems with microcirculation
  • Migraine headaches
  • Post-shingles infection pain
  • Chronic stress
  • Painful trigger points

Trigger points, or muscular knots, cause patients considerable pain after a traumatic injury. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy says that dry needling is becoming more and more popular as it releases these trigger points, relieving pressure on the nervous system and reducing pain and inflammation without drug therapies.

While dry needing can be used alone, it is most often a complementary therapy--that is, chiropractors use it in conjunction with treatments such as massage therapy, ice and heat application and therapeutic exercises.

Find out more

If you have tried various medical treatments to relieve the conditions listed above, but to no avail, a full chiropractic examination may be your answer. When you come to see Dr. Haydel, ask him about the benefits of dry needling and if it could work for you. For a personal consultation, call his office at (985) 872-1133.

By Haydel Chiropractic
May 09, 2018
Tags: Auto Accidents  

What your chiropractor in Houma wants you to knowauto accidents

If you have ever experienced the smashing, crushing force of a car accident, you know how vulnerable your body is to injury. You may just have a few cuts and bruises, but you can also have body damage that you won’t see. Your body can be hurt in countless ways, even if you are wearing your seatbelt. Dr. Patrick Haydel at Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA wants to share some of the injuries and treatments associated with car accidents.

Car accidents throw your body around, injuring tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones. Many car accident victims complain of back, neck, and body pain for months or even years after the accident. The direction of impact can have a huge effect on what area of your body is injured. For example:

  • If the impact is from the front, lower limbs and chest may be affected.
  • Side impact accidents can affect your head, chest, legs, and abdomen.
  • Rear impact accidents can damage your head, neck, chest, and spine.

If you are in a car accident, you can try simple home remedies to help ease discomfort. Consider:

  • Resting for the first 24 hours following an accident
  • Placing ice or heat packs on affected, painful areas
  • Stretching out gently to keep you flexible

For stubborn, serious pain, Dr. Haydel can help with a variety of treatments including:

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Joint manipulation
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • DTS Spinal decompression therapy
  • Deep tissue laser therapy

To view office, health, and wellness videos please visit the Video Gallery page on the website at http://www.haydelchiropractic.com/video-testimonials.html

Car accident injuries can transform your life, and not in a good way. You deserve to live a life free of pain, and your chiropractor can help. For more information about the treatment of injuries from car accidents and other trauma call Dr. Haydel at Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA. Get some relief from pain by calling today!

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