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Sneak Preview of TexStar Chiropractic Clinic Remodeling

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 19, 2018

We are so thrilled for our Grand Re-opening party on Feb. 28th. Here's a sneak preview of TexStar Chiropractic Clinic expansion:

TexStar Chiropractic Clinic Remodeling Video Screenshot

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Dr. Henry Discusses AMA Endorsement of Spinal Manipulation

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 12, 2018

Hi I'm Dr. Michael Henry from TexStar chiropractic clinic here in Austin Texas. I wanted to talk to you for just a couple of minutes about back and neck pain treated with a procedure called spinal manipulation.

You've probably heard the term “I'm gonna go get my back cracked”. Well that's what we're talking about.

Chiropractors in the U.S. have been using spinal manipulation for over a hundred years to address aches, pains, and other health issues of their patients. But the art of adjusting the spine has been around for much longer than that.

There's references to it in ancient texts from Europe and Asia. There's some Greek texts that reference it. Adjustments are what chiropractors do to address the biomechanical issues of the spine. It is one of the main tools we used to correct a lot of the problems in your spine. While we have a lot of newer techniques, this one has been around for a long time because it works.

By getting the joints moving properly in your spine we can help relieve your back pain and other signs of symptoms caused by nerve problems. When the spines not functioning properly it can cause inflammation and irritation that's one of the biggest things that we see with back pain.

This treatments is very safe and effective. There's lots of studies out there comparing it to other treatment options for similar kinds of problems and it's one of the most effective and safest options out there. And the best thing is it only takes a few minutes and it's quite a bit easier than drugs and surgery.

In fact according to one study 95 percent of people who have been to see a chiropractor in the last year considered the treatment very effective. Even the American Medical Association has recently recommended use of spinal manipulation as a first line of defense for things like a low back pain as opposed to going straight to opioids and other kinds of medications that we have lots of problems with right now.

It's a common misconception that adjustments are uncomfortable or that they might hurt or they think they require you hearing that popping sound that some people don't like. While typical adjustment does produce that popping sound there are lots of other ways that we can adjust your spine to help correct the problems. These include things like using adjusting tools like this one this is called an “activator”. We do some soft tissue stretching immobilization around joints and even specialized tables so it use your own bodyweight to help move certain joints in your lower back.

Spinal manipulation is but one of many professional chiropractic services offered here in our Austin Texas chiropractic clinic! We invite you to call and share your story of the back and/or neck pain that robs you of the pain-free quality of life that you deserve. Many of our patients enjoy genuine noticeable and lasting pain relief in as little as one patient treatment session. We’re here to help you, so call anytime.


Female Veterans--Fastest Growing Chiropractic Patient Block

Darren Kincaid - Monday, February 05, 2018

Hello, Austin community! Or should we say hoo-rahh to our female veterans? 

Dr. Michael P. Henry, Dr. Bao Q. Tran and their team at Austin Texas' TexStar Chiropractic supports the troops. TexStar is not alone when discussing the health and wellbeing of our veterans, in particular female veterans. With Austin serving as home to a large number of military veterans, a recent article within the American Chiropractic Association caught our eye and we thought we'd share it with you. 

American Chiropractic Association Article: 

A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

Published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the study’s authors note that musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain are the most common ailments among female veterans. They also report that female veterans on average access VA medical care more frequently than male veterans, have a higher outpatient cost per patient and have a higher rate of service-connected disability.

“Although further research is warranted,” the study says, “chiropractic care may be of value in contributing to the pain management needs of this unique patient population.”

Chiropractic services are one of the conservative (non-drug) treatment options for pain offered in the VA. They are available at half of the major VA medical facilities in the United States.

Efforts to expand chiropractic services to veterans recently gained new momentum in Congress. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), ranking member of the Veterans Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), have joined forces to broaden the range of services and care options available to veterans by supporting the Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act (H.R. 103). The bill—supported by several major veterans groups—would require chiropractic services to be offered at all U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and codify chiropractic care as a standard benefit for veterans using VA health care. There is a bipartisan companion bill in the Senate (S. 609).

Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most often treating complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Call Or Contact TexStar Chiropractic

Please call to discuss any of the findings discussed above or to schedule your initial consult with Dr. Michael P. Henry or Dr. Bao Q. Tran and the caring staff here at TexStar Chiropractic in Austin, Texas. We also invite you to visit our patient reviews page where you can read and/or watch patient video testimonials about how our chiropractic care services served not only to eliminate neck and back pain but also to deliver an overall higher-level quality of life!

If you are an Austin area veteran seeking chiropractic care, we stand ready to answer any/all of your questions. Although (and for inexplicable reasons) you can't use Veteran's Administration benefits for chiropractic care, Austin-area veterans certainly can use secondary insurance and/or flexible savings account (FSA) dollars to secure chiropractic care.  Now onto the ACA's findings.  

Dr. Henry – “He’s A Miracle Worker”

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hi, I'm Sharon. I was referred to Dr. Henry (TexStar Chiropractic, Austin Texas) by my primary care medical doctor (Dr. Allen Sonstein) because my lower back was really bothering me.

I have arthritis, two different kinds but I didn't want to just go on pills. So I came to Dr. Henry. He's a miracle worker!

After the second visit here my back pain went away! I didn't need to think about it anymore. Then he went to work on my neck which I've been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and it's great too.

I just I love my Austin Texas Chiropractic center! I love their table that I lay on that makes everything feel good.


Sharon is a typical example of our Austin-area chiropractic patients who now enjoy relief from their neck and back pains that they never thought possible. Learn more about the chiropractic services we offer here in Austin Texas. Give us a call to discuss how your spine and neck pain can be a thing of the past before you know it!


Chiropractic Adjustments for New Year's Resolution Aches and Pains

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hey, this is Dr. Henry coming to you again from TexStar Chiropractic here in Austin, Texas. I just wanted to wish everyone good luck with their New Year's resolutions that we're a couple of weeks into now, so hopefully you're doing really well with those.

Just as a reminder, for those of you getting back to the gym, maybe hadn't been in a while, for your body to fully function the way that it should, it has to move the way it should. So, those little aches and pains you are noticing, that's your body talking to you.

The third thing is that some insurance companies may have a limitation for the number of visits that you have per year. Again to make the most of it, use those visits you have for 2017, because then you get to start over again in January.

So, get in for an appointment, get adjusted, make sure that we can keep everything working the way it's supposed to, and you can get to that optimal you want to be in the New Year.


ACA Endorses Magniflex Mattress

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Austin's TexStar Chiropractic Discusses Female Veterans as Fastest Growing Chiropractic Treatment Patient Group

Here at Austin's TexStar Chiropractic, we consider the publications and the findings of the American Chiropractic Society (ACA) to be informative, accurate, and insightful. Today we thought we'd share with you a recent press ACA press release endorsing the Magniflex mattress. With our sole focus on helping our Austin Texas neighbors get relief from neck and back pain, informing you about an ACA-endorsed mattress makes perfect sense to us.   

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has endorsed one of the most popular mattresses by top Italian manufacturer Magniflex. The Magniflex’s MagniStretch, the only mattress currently endorsed by ACA, was put through rigorous review and testing to earn the association’s seal of approval.

The MagniStretch mattress was developed in cooperation with a leading orthopedic research team at Zaragoza University in Europe.

Sleep ergonomics is often an important part of conversations between chiropractors and patients," said ACA President David Herd, DC. "ACA is proud to partner with a company whose products help promote spinal health.

"Magniflex is flattered to have received an endorsement from such a highly-regarded health care organization," said Magniflex’s President Marco Magni. “The recent endorsement by the ACA is a testament to Magniflex’s commitment to superior quality and innovation. We’re proud of our ACA endorsement.

As always, we hope you find this information both interesting and useful. If you are an Austin area resident suffering back or neck pain, , we stand ready to answer any/all of your questions. Call or contact us today to discuss any of the findings discussed above or to schedule your initial consult with Dr. Michael P. Henry and the caring staff here at TexStar Chiropractic in Austin, Texas.


Meet TexStar's Newest Team Member: Dr. Tran

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Hi, everyone I am D. Tran. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am a Texas native born and raised in Port Arthur. I spent my last 4 years practicing in my home town as a chiropractor. I treat pediatrics to geriatrics. I am certified in the Webster technique, which is a technique developed specifically for the pregnant patient. It optimizes health benefits for both the mom and baby. My goal is to educate and help as many patients as possible to obtain a better quality and pain free life. During my free time, I enjoy spending it with my wife, my two daughters, and our dog. When together we enjoy spending it outdoors and we explore all of Austin. So if you got a favorite spot in Austin that you would like to share, I would like to hear about it. I look forward to meeting all of you.

TexStar Chiropractic’s (Austin, Texas) focus is on quality conservative and non‐surgical care for disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system. We exercise treatment techniques such as cold laser therapy and various spinal decompression therapies to treat painful and debilitation conditions. Dr. Henry, Dr. Tran, and the staff at TexStar Chiropractic have experience in working on these conditions and are constantly searching for new treatments and technologies to help people recover more quickly and more completely.


Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Texstar Chiropractic - Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

If a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.


Take Advantage of Your Insurance Before the End of the Year

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello! I'm Kim, from TexStar Chiropractic with some end-of-the-year insurance tips. Those of you that have an FSA account, you may have a situation where those funds are only available until the end of the 2017 year. So, you may be in a situation where you have to use it or lose it. In that case, you want to definitely make an appointment, get your appointments done for the year, so that you make the most of those funds. 

The second thing is that many people have higher deductibles nowadays with their insurance, so if you've met your deductible then congratulations, it's time for the insurance company to pay. So, you definitely want to take advantage of this benefit that are already paid for and you deserve. So, make your appointment, get those in and utilize those benefits that you have. 

The third thing is that some insurance companies may have a limitation for the number of visits that you have per year. Again to make the most of it, use those visits you have for 2017, because then you get to start over again in January. 

The final tip is that this is a stressful time for a lot of people because the holidays. You want to definitely take care of your body so that you can have the most fun for the holidays. Definitely give us a call and let's get you scheduled and we'll take good care of you when you get here. So, happy holidays and have a great end of the year.


Chiropractic Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Austin's TexStar Chiropractic Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Did you know?

A carpal tunnel patient pays about $30,000 in medical bills and loses hours of productivity from work absences over his or her lifetime.  

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most expensive of all work-related injuries.

Your doctors here at Austin's TexStar Chiropractic can educate you about CTS and to advise you that chiropractic treatment is one of the fastest growing treatment solutions for today's CTS patients. 

What Is CTS?

CTS is a problem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. CTS occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel—a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. The compression may result in pain, weakness, and/or numbness in the hand and wrist, which radiates up into the forearm. CTS is the most common of the “entrapment neuropathies”—compression or trauma of the body’s nerves in the hands or feet.

What are the symptoms of CTS?  

Burning, tingling, itching, and/or numbness in the palm of the hand and thumb, index, and middle fingers are most common. Some people with CTS say that their fingers feel useless and swollen, even though little or no swelling is apparent. Since many people sleep with flexed wrists, the symptoms often first appear while sleeping. As symptoms worsen, they may feel tingling during the day. In addition, weakened grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist or grasp small objects. Some people develop wasting of the muscles at the base of the thumb. What’s more, some are unable to distinguish hot from cold.

What are some common treatments of CTS?

  • Steroid Injections around the affected nerve
  • Hand/Wrist Rehab to strengthen the hand muscles that support the carpal tunnel
  • Immobilizing the wrist in a splint to avoid further damage from twisting or bending
  • Cold Laser Therapy to help reduce nerve inflammation
  • Pharmaceuticals to control the pain
  • Surgery to cut the ligament that encloses the carpal tunnel

How can your chiropractor help?

Chiropractic treatment can be effectively incorporated in lieu of surgery in many cases. For those who do require surgery, medical doctors increasingly refer their patients to the local chiropractor for post-surgical care.

Your chiropractor will likely employ a combination of joint manipulation and soft tissue treatments of the wrist and hand to help create a more stable carpal tunnel and allow the compressed nerves to heal. Your chiropractor will also likely recommend a customized regiment of hand stretching and strengthening exercises based on the unique nature of your case.

Contact us:

Dr. Henry and his team will gladly consult you on your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome issues and how you might resolve your pain without resorting to painful surgery or drugs. Call or contact us anytime!




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4601 Southwest Pkwy #101,
Austin, TX 78735

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