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By Granite City Chiropractic
August 06, 2019
Category: Chiropractic
Tags: headaches  

If you are looking for a chiropractor in St. Cloud, MN, Jeffrey M. Mies, D.C. welcomes you to Granite City Chiropractic. If headaches have  headachesbeen affecting your lifestyle, it's time to consider an alternative approach to treatment. Read on to learn what routine chiropractic visits can do for you!


Cervicogenic Headaches and Migraines

If you've ever felt a pain in your head that radiates to your neck, this is called a cervicogenic headache. This condition might also cause pain in the neck that travels from the back to the front of the head. Often confused with migraines and tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches are usually the result of an underlying condition such as a physical injury or high blood pressure.

Speaking of migraines and tension headaches, these are also two conditions that begin in the neck. Both can cause a throbbing and pulsing sensation that is often accompanied by other various symptoms. Fortunately, with the right treatment approach and lifestyle changes, together, we can relieve your symptoms and have you feeling worlds better.


Common Symptoms

Cervicogenic and migraine headaches often have similar symptoms, most notably light/noise sensitivity, nausea, and blurred vision. Other symptoms include:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Aching around the eyes
  • Pain while sneezing or coughing
  • Pain on one side of the head or face
  • Developing a headache from a specific posture or movement


How We Can Help

Using a gentle hand manipulation technique, Dr. Mies can reduce symptoms, and potentially eliminate them over time, without the need for pharmaceuticals. Here at our St. Cloud office, we perform spinal manipulation to provide relief for patients who suffer from mild-to-moderate headaches.


Contact Us

If you are struggling with headaches and need relief, search no further than Jeffrey M. Mies, D.C. of Granite City Chiro. During your consultation, we will discuss the process of spinal manipulation and how it can benefit you in the long-term. For more information on headaches, visit our website, and to schedule an appointment at our St. Cloud, MN, office, please call (320) 251-0822.

By Granite City Chiropractic
July 22, 2019
Category: Headaches
Tags: headaches   chiropractor  

Headaches in St Cloud, MNFrom a simple headache to a full-blown migraine, headaches affect an incredible amount of people every day. Remedies for headaches range from over-the-counter or prescription medication to alternative medicines like acupuncture. However, one effective and drug-free form of treatment not always in the forefront of the mind is chiropractic treatment. Learn how to combat your headaches with help from your St. Cloud, MN chiropractor at Granite City Chiropractic.

Are there different kinds of headaches? 
Headaches come in two forms: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Primary headaches are those which involve problems with overactivity or hypersensitivity of the brain’s pain-sensitive nerves. Migraines, cluster headaches, tension headache, and chronic headaches are examples of primary headaches. Primary headaches can be triggered by outside elements such as certain foods, red wine, alcohol, stress and poor posture. Secondary headaches are the result of an underlying problem which triggers the brain’s pain-sensitive nerves. These include sinusitis, concussion, hangovers, influenza, meningitis, panic attacks, “cold” headaches and sinus headaches.

How can my chiropractor help? 
Chiropractic treatment involves hands-on manipulation to align the musculoskeletal structure. Your St. Cloud chiropractor can determine if the headaches are caused or triggered by misalignments in the spine or its connective tissues. If misalignments are the cause of your headaches, an alignment may help to relieve tension or pressure on the spinal tissues to prevent or relieve headaches. Since everyone is different, results vary. However, studies have shown significant decreases in headache pain after chiropractic treatment.

When should I see my chiropractor? 
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms alongside a severe headache, you should seek immediate medical care:

  • fainting
  • confusion or slurred speech
  • high fever
  • nausea or vomiting
  • trouble speaking, hearing or seeing
  • stiff neck

These symptoms could be the sign of a serious condition like meningitis or stroke. You should also seek immediate medical attention if you feel that you are having the worst headache of your life.

You should schedule an appointment with your chiropractor if your headaches are occurring more often than normal, are keeping you from accomplishing everyday activities or are worse than you have experienced in the past.

For more information on chiropractic treatment of headaches in St. Cloud, MN, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Mies. Call (320) 251-0822 to schedule your appointment today!

By Granite City Chiropractic
April 17, 2019
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Arm Pain  

Are you dealing with tingling or pain in your arms? If so, chiropractic care might be able to help you.

Chronic arm pain and tingling are common symptoms that our St. Cloud, MN, chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Mies handles on a regular basis. There are many reasons why someone may experience arm pain, from traumatic injuries to a misalignment within the spine. Even though chiropractic care won’t be able to address all causes of arm pain we can treat arm pain and tingling that is the result of:

  • Nerve impingement (cervical stenosis): Narrowing of the spinal canal can lead to a pinched nerve, causing anywhere from mild to severe pain that occurs in the neck but radiates to the arms, resulting in weakness, numbness and tingling, and pain.
  • Osteoarthritis: This chronic inflammatory joint condition can cause joint swelling, pain, and stiffness. While this is more common in the spine, hips or knees, the joints of the wrists and elbows can also be affected.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: When the median nerve (the major nerve of the hand) is compressed or pinched it leads to pain, tingling or numbness in the hands and arms.
  • Bursitis of the elbow: When the bursa (a fluid-filled sac that protects the elbow joint) is inflamed this can lead to pain and swelling on the back of the elbow.
  • Traumatic injuries (e.g. fracture; ligament tears): From car accidents to a bad fall, these traumas can lead to everything from torn ligaments to fractures in the arm. Injuries usually result in immediate pain and swelling.
  • Overuse injuries: There are certain repetitive movements like lifting weights, typing on a computer, or playing tennis that can lead to overuse injuries such as micro-tears.
  • Poor posture: Poor posture leads to muscle tension in the shoulders and neck, which can cause referred pain in the arms. Deep aching arm pain that gets worse throughout the day could be the result of bad posture.

Turning to Chiropractic Treatment for Arm Pain

During your evaluation our chiropractor in St. Cloud, MN, will go through your medical history and ask specific questions about the symptoms you are experiencing. We will also perform a physical exam and other diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your arm pain. Once we determine the cause we can create a customized treatment plan. Your plan may include a combination of:

  • Spinal manipulation/mobilization
  • Massage therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

If you are dealing with arm pain in St. Cloud, MN, and you want to find out what’s going on and get your symptoms under control then call Granite City Chiropractic today to schedule your first appointment.

By Granite City Chiropractic
February 26, 2019
Category: Pain Management
Tags: headaches   Stress   Migraine   Anxiety  

Woman With HeadacheHeadaches are a common problem that can have a number of underlying causes. Everything from stress to not drinking enough water throughout the day can cause this issue. Headaches can affect the head, face, or neck, and vary in intensity and severity. If you are experiencing pain due to an issue or injury in the cervical spine (neck), chiropractic treatment may offer relief. Dr. Jeffrey Mies, a chiropractor in St. Cloud, MN, offers chiropractic treatment and massage therapy for a number of back, neck, and musculoskeletal issues. Read on to learn more!


Headache Relief in St. Cloud, MN

The first step in managing and treating a headache is to identify the underlying cause. Headaches are usually not serious, but you should seek immediate emergency treatment if you develop a headache as a result of trauma, an accident, or in addition to other symptoms such as fever or vomiting. Primary headaches result from direct pressure or stimulation of the muscles and soft tissue in the head and neck. The most common examples of a primary headache are:

  • Migraines
  • Cluster headaches
  • Tension headaches

Secondary headaches develop as a symptom of an underlying condition. Some of the most common types of secondary headaches include:

  • Sinus headaches
  • Dehydration
  • Ear infections
  • High blood pressure
  • Cold and flu
  • Stress and anxiety

Although rare, secondary headaches can also be symptoms of serious medical conditions such as a stroke, aneurysm, meningitis, or hematoma.

Lifestyle factors such as drinking too much alcohol, poor diet, bad posture, and lack of exercise can also cause headaches. Chiropractic care and massage therapy may be especially helpful if you suffer from stiffness and muscle tension.


Find a Chiropractor in St. Cloud, MN

For more information about the potential benefits of chiropractic care for headaches, neck, and back pain, contact our office by calling 320-251-0822 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mies today!

By Granite City Chiropractic
September 25, 2018
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Back Pain   Neck Pain  

Does your neck and back pain interfere with your normal activities? A visit to St. Cloud, MN, chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Mies offers a drug-freeNeck and Back Pain solution for your painful symptoms.

Common causes of neck and back pain

Chiropractors treat neck and back pain caused by:

  • Whiplash: The condition isn't only caused by auto accidents but may occur any time your neck is forcefully thrown forward or from side to side. In addition to neck pain, you may also experience headaches and dizziness if you have whiplash.
  • Poor Posture: Poor posture when sitting or standing may also cause neck and back pain. The problem may be more likely to occur if you spend most of the day sitting. Remaining in one position too long stresses your muscles and joints, causing pain.
  • A Strain or Sprain: Did your pain develop a day or two after you lifted something heavy or experienced what seemed to be a minor fall? You may have sprained or strained the muscles and ligaments in your neck and back.
  • Arthritis and Herniated Discs: Osteoarthritis is a common cause of neck and back pain. The condition occurs due to a breakdown of the cartilage that helps cushions the ends of the bones in a joint. A change in a disc may also be responsible for your symptoms. Bulging herniated discs press on nerves in your spine, causing pain.
  • Frequent Use of Digital Devices: Your symptoms may be a result of the hours you spend looking downward at your smartphone or other digital devices. Keeping your head bent forward strains your muscles, joints, and ligaments and can even lead to spinal misalignments.

Your St. Cloud chiropractor offers effective treatment options for neck and back pain

Your chiropractor will create a treatment plan for you based on your symptoms, his examination and the results of X-rays and other tests. Although treatment details vary from patient to patient, your plan may include spinal manipulation to realign your spine, loosen tight muscles, improve mobility, and reduce pain. Other chiropractic treatments that can be helpful in relieving pain include:

  • Massage therapy to relax tight muscles and improve blood flow
  • Cold laser therapy to reduce inflammation and pain and promote healing
  • Flexion distraction, a treatment that moves herniated discs away from nerves
  • Ultrasound therapy to reduce pain and muscle spasms and facilitate healing
  • Electrical nerve stimulation to block painful nerve impulses and trigger the release of endorphins, natural painkillers

Relieve your neck and back pain with chiropractic treatment. Call St. Cloud, MN, chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Mies at (320) 251-0822 to schedule your appointment.

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