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Dr. Edward Lewis DC

Dr. Lewis completed his bachelor's degree in exercise science at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh North Carolina. He attended Life University and received his doctoral degree in chiropractic December 2008. Dr. Lewis puts more emphasis on helping patients to restore their full quality of health from chiropractic and nutritional standpoint. He is certified to perform a procedure called manipulation under anesthesia to restore spinal neurological dysfunction and extremity flexibility. His mission is to allow God to use his gifts, talents, and abilities to help others increase the quality of their lives spiritually and naturally.
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Chiropractic Care vs. Drugs and Surgery for Back Pain

The inevitable has happened, and you're suffering from back pain.

Don't worry, you're not alone, because 80% of people will develop back pain at some point in their lives.

Back pain accounts for over 264 million sick days every year, and it is the leading cause of disability around the world.

If you haven't suffered from back pain yet, the odds are not in our favor.

Luckily, most back pain is temporary. Most cases are gone within six weeks.

Back pain can flare up again from time to time, and it can even become chronic. That's when the real issues arise.

So what are the best treatment options for back pain that just won't go away?

Many people start out with a medical doctor who will evaluate the symptoms and treat it with a prescription or over-the-counter medication.

In more extreme cases, they will refer the patient to a back surgeon to correct the problem.

Is that the best course of action, though?

Many people are skipping the medical doctor altogether and choosing to see a chiropractor instead.

Chiropractors are known for their care of back pain, that often achieves results equal to or better than pain medications or surgery, without the side effects.

So what has made chiropractic care a popular choice when it comes to relieving back pain?

In the article below, we will discuss surgery, drug therapy, and chiropractic care as options for treating back pain.

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6 Questions Everyone Should Ask Their Chiropractor

If you've never seen a chiropractor before, you probably have a lot of questions.

There are many misconceptions about chiropractic care, so it's important to have a firm understanding of what chiropractic care actually is before you start your treatment.

The best way to get that understanding is to ask your chiropractor. No one will know more about chiropractic care than they will, and they would be glad to answer any and all questions.

Communication will be critical during your first appointment with them.

Not only will you have questions for them, but they'll have questions for you.

Your chiropractor will need information about your symptoms and what's troubling you so they can be sure to deliver the desired results.

By asking the right questions, you and your chiropractor will be able to work well together to achieve the same goals.

If you're ready to visit your chiropractor for the first time, here are six questions you should ask them during your appointment.

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The Differences Between a Chiropractor and a Massage Therapist

Should I Go See A Chiropractor or Massage Therapist? 

Understanding the drastic differences between Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy may help you determine what type of treatment you require recovering. Even though Chiropractors and Massage Therapists use hands-on treatment to help with patient recovery, their differences are significant. 

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How to Best Support Your Car Accident Claim?

If you were involved in a car collision building a credible car accident claim involves proving negligence.

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Prevent Back Pain As You Age

Why does back pain develop with age? 

Back pain develops with age as a result of the way you live your life. This is a relatively obvious answer, if you lead a very healthy lifestyle, then you will most likely remain pain-free longer. As we age our bodies go through a lot and pain is sometimes unavoidable but living a healthy life and taking precautions now to protect your health in the future can result in long-term benefits for your back, among many other things.

With all of the wear and tear our spines are exposed to over the years it is no surprise that the bones and discs start to degenerate. This is what usually causes the natural aches and pains you may experience in your back. Although this process may seem unavoidable, there are quite a few precautions you can take in your early life to help deter and potentially prevent back pain in your later years.

Healthy Lifestyle Practices

Healthy lifestyle practices can be the key to living back pain-free. Aging is the number one cause of back pain in later life, but applying just these three easy tips into your everyday life could prevent age-related back pain and possibly prevent it entirely! 

  • Maintain a Healthy Diet

It is a well-known fact that most Americans are overweight, and many children and young adults are showing signs of degeneration because of it. Degenerative changes and arthritis were previously symptoms that were only commonly seen in adults and the elderly, but now younger generations are displaying these inflammatory processes because of being severely overweight.

Remaining thin does not automatically mean you are healthy, though. In addition to remaining at a healthy weight, it is important to eat nutritious foods and a balanced diet. Eating a balanced diet is important because it will ensure that you are receiving all of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Helping "build healthy bones" is not just a figure of speech, the type of food you eat really will strengthen your body and help prevent bones from degenerating with old age. 

  • Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise can be extremely beneficial for your body. In addition to reducing the stress that causes tension in your back and neck, it will also keep your body loose and flexible and your muscles strong. Although exercising can do nothing but good for your back and body, overdoing it can be very harmful. Overworking your body by attempting to do exercises that are too difficult or lifting anything that is too heavy can damage your muscles and cause soreness in your lower back.

Remember to treat your body like a temple, because it is the only one you've got. Being reckless when you are young will just create unforeseen problems when you're older. Breaking bones or experiencing other injuries like whiplash can accelerate degeneration, so remember to be careful and prevent whatever accidents that you can.  

  • Practice Good Posture

To stop your back from hurting as you age, it is vital to have perfect posture. As humans, we spend over half of our lives either sitting or standing. If for the majority of this time we are practicing poor posture, our muscles will quickly become accustomed to this and adjust accordingly. If you often stand of sit in a slouched position, your muscles will eventually become shorter and shorter as a result. The tightness of your muscles will pull your body further forward, which can lead to the remolding of your back that will ultimately result in pain

If you are already experiencing back pain, do not get discouraged! Back pain is treatable at any age and should not be ignored. Call Arrowhead Clinic today or click on the link below to set up a Free Consultation and to speak with an experienced physician about your treatment options and how we can help you improve back pain as you age!

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Chiropractic Care Benefits for Seniors

Many senior citizens suffer from age-related aches and pains and are unaware of the relief that regular chiropractic care can provide. A common misconception is that chiropractic care is not for people of all ages, but it is beneficial for everyone, including the elderly and small children!

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Is Your Pillow Causing You Back and Neck Pain? | Fixing Back Pain and Neck Pain

The majority of people will experience back or neck pain at some point in their lives. While avoiding pain completely is almost impossible, simply due to age-related wear and tear, but a significant step toward prevention and fixing your pain symptoms is looking at how you sleep.

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Chiropractic Care Can Help Children of All Ages

Chiropractors are trained to care for patients of all ages, even children! Many people find it surprising that chiropractic care for children is quite common and a very safe and natural way to help with pain, ear infections, and other ailments. Chiropractic care for children is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, and is very effective when performed correctly by experienced practitioners.

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Knee Injuries After A Car Accident

Being involved in a Car Accident may cause the victims Knees to obtain direct, blunt impact from the car door, steering wheel, or another obstacle. This is not an uncommon injury to occur after being in a car accidenthowever, it is usually overlooked.

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What To Do After Being In A Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be overwhelming.

In addition to the mental and physical trauma that can be caused, most people have an abundance of questions and no idea what to do next.

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