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Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques for Upper and Lower Back Pain

- Thursday, September 24, 2020

Warm greetings to you all once again from Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic. This is the second of a four-part video series that we are producing on the larger subject of “chiropractic adjustments”. Last week we brought you Dr. Henry’s blog and video focused on chiropractic adjustment for neck pain. Today, Dr. Tran discusses and demonstrates several chiropractic adjusting techniques that we use in treating lower back pain. As you watch the video, you will notice some differences and some similarities to the cervical (or neck) adjusting video. All these techniques are designed to reduce joint restriction and begin to restore normal function. With spinal manipulation there is usually some immediate improvement in both pain and function, but the really impressive changes occur over time when you start to string together these small changes over several treatments. We also incorporate core strengthening into our treatment approach which will allow these structural changes to become more permanent.

Remember that the chiropractic adjustment techniques shown in the video were specific to this patient’s condition. We reemphasize that while statistically chiropractic care is one of the safest treatment options available for joint and spine pain, if done improperly, or without first screening for certain rare but serious conditions, at-home spinal manipulation by untrained individuals can be dangerous.

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

If you are ready to start seeing improvement in your ability to function as soon as your very first visit, contact Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic!


Chiropractic Adjustments Defined, Discussed, and Demonstrated

- Wednesday, September 23, 2020

We continue our Buda-area video education series on chiropractic treatment today by covering the subject of chiropractic adjusting techniques. Chiropractic adjustments are used to treat problems with the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to identify imbalances, restrictions, and altered movement patterns in the joints and surrounding soft tissue. They then will deliver a chiropractic adjustment, manipulation, or mobilization to the injured area to begin to restore normal function. The treatment can be done by hand, with instruments, specialized tables, or sometimes using all three.

The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore normal function to a joint which influences the function of muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the joint. This directly affects the nerves that travel through that tissue. When a joint is functioning properly common symptoms like pain and irritation generally resolve very quickly if not immediately.

In today’s video, Dr. Henry DC explains the various techniques and tools used for spinal manipulation and then demonstrates both a manual (by-hand) and instrument-assisted adjustment. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely safe and effective chiropractic neck pain treatment techniques every day here at TexStar. That’s why our docs continue to train and attend continuing education every year to continue to deliver the very best care possible.


While statistically chiropractic care is one of the safest treatment options available for joint and spine pain, if done improperly or without first screening a person for certain rare but serious contraindications, spinal manipulation can be dangerous so PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

If you would like to find out if this safe and very effective treatment option is right for you give us a call at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic!


Should You Keep Exercising When You Have Back or Joint Pain

- Thursday, September 10, 2020
TexStar Chiropractic - Chiropractic care for back and joint pains, Austin, TX

Greetings once again from your friends at TexStar Chiropractic serving Buda and Kyle. Exercise is incredibly important to both our physical and mental health so it’s great to see so many of our neighbors exercising and taking care of themselves. But what should we do about exercise when we have back or neck pain? Do you rest or power through the pain and keep up the exercise routine?

There are lots of opinions out there and some pretty good research studies on the subject and I will go through some of those but the big thing to remember is that every situation is a little different. If you are unsure what is causing your pain see a healthcare provider who can diagnose your condition and give you specific advice.

The research has been clear and consistent that exercise is helpful in the healing process of spine injuries. For injuries to other joints it seems to be even more crucial to properly repair the soft tissue structures like ligaments and cartilage. Physicians are now recommending that post-surgical patients are up and moving as soon as possible after surgery and not just minor procedures, this applies to even more invasive surgeries like hip and knee replacements.

This does not mean that you should continue powerlifting or running marathons if you have severe back pain, but it does mean that continuing to exercise to the extent you safely can is going to be good for the healing process. After a back or joint injury, the advice I generally give my patients is to start gentle range of motion exercises, such as stretching and light yoga, as soon as it’s comfortable to do so. If that does not increase the pain substantially, they can begin walking and increase the distance incrementally. If that goes well, we reintroduce resistance exercises starting with low weight and working our way up.

The big thing to keep in mind is to keep moving even if you must modify what you are doing. One of the big challenges we see, especially with older patients, is that they stop activities which may cause some pain because they are afraid they are going to make the condition worse. Once you stop a physical activity such as walking or cycling it is much harder to start it again. This is called fear avoidance and can lead to a loss in normal function and even chronic pain syndromes if not addressed

This was especially true for runners who were concerned that running might cause or worsen their knee arthritis, but this has, for the most part, been debunked. In 2016, the American Journal of Sports Medicine published a large study that showed no link between running and the development of knee osteoarthritis. In fact, the running group showed less prevalence of joint space loss and fewer episodes of knee pain than the non-running group. Several other studies have come out since then showing that in most cases running does not cause or worsen already existing arthritis in the lower body. So, the answer to the question of do you rest or power through and keep up the exercise is, both. There is nothing wrong with a rest day or two if you have over worked or sore muscles. There are even certain injuries like stress fractures that do require longer periods of rest to recover. For most joint injuries and generalized spine pain, movement is a critical part of the healing process so modify your exercise but do not stop activity completely and ramp back up as your body allows.

If you have a specific injury that is not improving or recurring pain for which you can’t identify the cause, you should get it checked out by a healthcare provider that specializes in these types of injuries like our Buda-based team of doctors of chiropractic, a sports medicine physician and now in Texas, you can even see a physical therapist directly without a prescription.

For more information regarding how to recover from back or joint pain, contact Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic anytime!


A Reminder Regarding New Evidence of Knee and Hip Steroid Injection Risks

- Monday, August 31, 2020

The Boston University School of Medicine released a study that is turning traditional hip and knee pain treatment on its head. Today we’ll share with you the newly discovered dangers regarding steroid injection treatment. As you read and learn, we want you all to know that we provide steroid-free hip and knee pain treatment right here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic.

The healthcare world has known for a long time that continued corticosteroid use is not good for us. In fact, it is one of the few drugs we regularly use that, without a doubt, causes at least some damage to the body.

The accepted standard of care has generally been that getting an injection of corticosteroids into the joint space of the knee or hip every 3-4 months didn’t do enough damage to outweigh the benefits.

This made sense … sort of. After all, an injection is far less invasive than surgery and especially in cases dealing with arthritic pain, there aren’t a lot of good surgical solutions available other than total joint replacement.

The way these powerful drugs work is by mimicking the effects of cortisol, your body’s long-lasting fight -or-flight hormone. This is the stuff that is released after you have escaped from the lion, but when you know he is still out there hunting for you. It’s often referred to as our stress hormone.

Cortisol and therefore corticosteroids affect everything from brain chemistry to immune system function. In the case of joint tissue, it suppresses the body’s inflammatory response and immune functions. This anti-inflammatory effect is what makes it so effective at treating arthritic joint pain.

The problem arises with the fact that it also suppresses the normal repair mechanisms which allow our bodies to heal damaged cells in our bones, cartilage and ligaments.

What this new study shows is that the side effects and complications with these drugs appears to be far worse and much more common than we originally thought.

In the study they took a large group of people who had received a corticosteroid injection in their knee or hip some time in the previous year and re-evaluated them for changes. 4% of the knee patients and 10% of the hip patients already had radiologically visible complications less than a year later. That means on average, 8% of these patients had serious complications. This is a much higher rate than previously expected.

The most common complications seen were rapidly increased arthritic changes like degeneration of the bone and cartilage. Osteonecrosis which is a dying off of the cells in the bone was also seen along with fracture due to loss of bone density.

So, what does this all mean as a patient? The big take away from this is that you need to be pro active in discussing the pros and cons of any medical procedure with your doctor. That doesn’t just go for steroid injections. (In fact we covered how medical doctors increasingly refer patients for chiropractic therapy in a previous Austin TexStar Chiropractic blog post. As we have seen in the news over the last few years there are quite a few other medical treatments that turned out to be more dangerous than previously thought, such as the use of opioid pain medication.

This does not mean that steroid injections are not still an option for some people. It does mean that this treatment has fallen much further down the list of things to try to treat your knee or hip pain. Luckily there are more noninvasive therapy approaches available than ever before and in response to the opioid epidemic, there is a push at the national level to remove barriers to people accessing this type of care. In many states insurance companies are enacting policies that will allow patients to see their chiropractor or physical therapist with no out-of-pocket expense in an effort to promote the use of safe alternatives to drugs and surgery.

References:

Boston University School of Medicine. "New evidence that hip and knee steroid injections more dangerous than thought: May accelerate arthritis, joint destruction." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 October 2019.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/steroids/art-20045692


How Stress Affects Our Health

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Greetings friends, neighbors, blog followers, and all of you moving forward toward pain-free living chiropractic care here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic. Today, let’s talk about stress.

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. We can limit it, we can manage it, and we can ignore it. But, there will always be stressors in life. The good news is that we do have some control over how stressors affect us. There are two kinds of stress: physical and emotional.

Physical stress is harder to control because it’s based on the laws of nature, like gravity. It’s physical pressure or tension exerted on our bodies. This includes everything from the force that your muscles exert on your joints when you move all the way to the force of gravity causing us to shrink over time. The good part of this stress is that it tells our body where we need to build more muscle, or which bones to strengthen. The bad part is that this kind of stress is what causes musculoskeletal problems like athletic injuries or back and neck pain.

To address physical stress, we must first identify things in our everyday life that cause our muscles and joints to work harder than they are designed to work. For example, trying to exercise harder than your body is ready to, or having poor posture and bad ergonomics in your car or at your desk at work. One of the big issues we see in our office is posture changes due to the added strain that looking down at cell phones and tablets places on your neck and upper back. This forward head position can put up to 60 lbs. of tension on your neck, and it just wasn’t designed to sustain that type of pressure for long periods of time. There is even a new diagnosis for this called “Tech Neck.” The best way to combat this kind of physical stress is to try to maintain good posture which distributes your body weight evenly throughout your spine.

The second kind of stress is emotional or mental stress and that is created when our brains interpret the environment around us as adverse, demanding, or dangerous. This kind of stress affects your body in a very different way. When we perceive something in our environment as stressful like an exam, a work deadline, or a fight with our spouse, our bodies go into what is called “fight or flight mode.” This fires your sympathetic nervous system which causes your body to release hormones like adrenaline. As a result, heart and lung function are elevated, blood vessels push blood to the large muscles, blood sugar increases to provide fuel, and several other changes happen to prepare your body to either fight or run. At the same time, this response suppresses the function of your parasympathetic nervous system which controls things like digestion, sexual arousal, and other body functions that are essential for long term health.

This system worked incredibly well for our ancestors who may have found themselves face to face with a lion while out for their evening stroll or when dinner depended on them being able to run fast enough to catch it. In that environment our bodies would simply shut down the fight or flight response after the danger (or dinner) passed and our system would return to normal. The problem that modern man faces is that facing lions and catching dinner are not our major stressors. We deal with much subtler, but constant, stressors every day such as, very demanding work lives, over scheduled and over committed social lives for our families, and real or perceived dangers.

This constant over stimulation of our fight or flight system causes lots of major health problems including digestive issues, diabetes, weight gain, heart disease, decreased sex drive, tension headaches and many more. On the bright side, our brains get to decide what we perceive as stressful. This means we have some control over how we respond to stress and the damage that it causes to our bodies.

There are many great stress management techniques out there that can help us train our brains to not let these every day stressors trigger our fight or fight response. Different techniques will work better for some people than others, so we suggest that you try a few to see what works for you. If you need some ideas there is a great list online at www.bebrainfit.com/stress-management-techniques/.

We treat stress and a wide range of knee, neck, and spine pain here at our Buda chiropractic clinic. Contact Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic anytime!


How Chiropractic Can Improve Your Golf Game and Help You With Injury Recovery

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 07, 2020

Hello Buda and Kyle golfers! Did you know that chiropractic care is not just useful for helping you get back on the golf course after an injury? It’s also a great way to improve your swing and help prevent golf injuries from ever occurring.

What you also may not know is that several of our caring team members here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic are golf enthusiasts and know golf-related aches, pains, and injuries inside out. Dr. Henry has even done continuing education training with Dr. Troy Van Biezen, DC who was a staff chiropractor for the PGA sports medicine team for 9 years before becoming the personal sports chiropractor for some of the biggest names in golf including Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Zach Johnson.

So not only can we help you get back out on the course if your injured, we can also help you to never miss a day out on the links.

Dr. Henry filmed a quick video to provide you some details of exactly how we can do this.

And don’t worry tennis players, we didn’t forget about you. We have a video coming out soon made by our very own TexStar tennis pro on how we can help you step up your game and keep that “tennis elbow” under control.

The most important takeaway is that no matter what your game is, chances are chiropractic care can help keep you in the game. If you happen to be on injured reserve list, we’ll work hard to get you back in the game faster and with less pain. Let’s get started. Call Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic today!


Balance and Posture Training in Buda, TX

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 30, 2020
Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic

Your friends here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic want to remind you that, as it pertains to good physical and mental health, the importance of good posture is foundationally important. It is widely known that a healthy lifestyle involves conscious and strategic management of diet, sleep, and exercise. However, the importance of posture is not as widely understood. So we’re going to cover down on that subject today.

Good posture supports well aligned bones particularly the spine so that the tension within muscles and ligaments is evenly distributed. Good posture ensures the body parts are properly in place with minimal stress. For this reason, we at TexStar Chiropractic place a high emphasis on the importance of having a good posture. One of our services involves balance and posture training at our Buda chiropractic clinic.

Our posture training program begins with an initial examination. We thoroughly assess your posture, identify problem areas, and work together to create a custom corrective plan of action. Your treatment plan will involve targeted exercises designed to strengthen your core postural muscles. We’ll consult you on the proper way to sit, stand, and lie.

We measure your progress. We’ll photograph your current posture and alignment so we can track progress. Using advanced technology, we’ll revisit your initial photograph to measure your progress. But the most important measure will be the noticeable difference in your overall health. You will systematically reduce stress on ligaments and feel less pain. Your muscles will work more efficiently and will have more energy.

If you live in Buda/Kyle and wish to improve posture and eliminate spine, knee, or neck pain, we can help you. Contact Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic to learn more about this program.


Cryotherapy Reduces Knee Inflammation and Pain

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 27, 2020

Hello again from your caring team here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic. We’re back with you today with our chiropractic technician, Ryan, to demonstrate “cryotherapy” treatment for a patient’s knee pain. This is a non-surgical, non-drug, and injection-free treatment using focused application of cold gas designed to reduce inflammation and pain in targeted areas of the body.

This treatment is designed for all age groups. We’ve delivered noticeable pain relief in as little as two sessions and we are confident we can address your knee pain as well. In fact we operate a knee pain specialty clinic within our Austin Chiropractic clinic, called “The Austin Knee Clinic”. We invite you to learn more about our knee pain services there, and when you’re ready to discover real pain relief, contact us!


Introducing our “Knee-on-Trac” Treatment for Chronic Knee Pain

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 13, 2020

Hello Again

This is the second (of a four-part series) introducing The Austin Knee Clinic, a specialty sub-section of Buda's TexStar Chiropractic which specializes in treating chronic and new knee pain. Dr. Tran recorded a short video that introduces one of our great therapy options for degenerative and arthritic knees called the “Knee on Trac” therapy system. This therapy is designed to increase range of motion, bring more lubricating fluid into the joint, and decrease pain associated with chronic knee pain.

We know there are people out there with significant misinformation about what treatment options they have. While arthritis is generally considered an incurable disease, there are treatments (like Dr. Tran just discussed) with the potential to deliver significant pain control. If you have a specific question regarding “Knee on Track”, or our approach to treating knee conditions in general, contact us anytime!


Ever wonder why a Doctor of Chiropractic would open a Knee Clinic?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Hello, Dr. Henry here. If you have ever been to one of our offices you probably have seen some of our specialized knee treatment equipment. I want to take the month of July to tell you a little about why we started the Austin Knee Clinic and what sets us apart from a traditional orthopedic surgical approach to knee pain treatment. We will be releasing a new video every week that highlights a different non-surgical treatment approach we use for different kinds of knee problems.

We hope you enjoyed and learned from the video. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about how we might be able to help you or a loved one avoid knee surgery.


Herniated Disc – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatments

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Greetings all

Dr. Henry here from Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic. I recorded a short video that addresses some frequently asked questions I am asked about herniated discs. We treat people suffering from herniated discs every day in our clinics, so if you suspect that you have one or have been diagnosed with this condition we are here to help. In this video I cover a bit about the anatomy of a disc as well as some of the symptoms people feel when their disc has herniated or is bulging. I also cover causes, treatment, and how to prevent spinal disc herniation.


Now, I realize that this video probably answers some (but not all) of your questions. If you have a specific question feel free to call one of our offices and schedule a free consultation where one of our docs can address any questions you may have and find out if you are a candidate for the nonsurgical disc repair options that we offer. Call us to schedule or fill out a form on our website and someone will contact you ASAP.


First Time Without Low Back Pain in 25 Years

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 15, 2020

Jason’s story is a great example of the results that we strive to deliver each and every day here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. Our team all watched his video this week and when he said, “I’ve had no pain for three weeks in a row now, which I haven’t been able to say for probably 25 years” I looked around and saw our whole team light up. Chiropractic treatment for low back pain is usually very effective but we don’t always get to hear our patients talk about it the way Jason does. Listen to him describe how he worked with Dr. Tran to achieve a better quality of life that frankly he did not think was possible.



“Hey, I'm Jason. I just want to tell you about the fantastic experience I've had with TexStar and Dr. Tran. A long time of low back pain sufferer for like 30 years, more recently my neck's been acting up. And I came to see Dr. Tran, he fixed up my neck really good. And honestly, I had no faith that my low back would improve and behold, I've had no pain for 3 weeks in a row now. I haven't been able to say that for probably 25 years. So, I feel like I'm back to normal, a really great experience here. And I highly recommend these guys to everybody.”

If you know someone suffering with chronic pain please send them this video and help us spread the message so that no one else has to suffer for 25 years before getting help. TexStar Chiropractic South serves the Buda and Kyle area.


How to Properly Lift and Carry You Child in a Car Seat

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 11, 2020

Greetings once again from your friends here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic. This week’s blog will be especially useful for you or anyone you know who finds themselves lugging around a heavy baby seat with an even heavier baby in it. As chiropractors and parents of young children, we know the strains, aches, and pains associated with carrying around these big bulky car seats. Dr. Woods demonstrates a very simple process for you to pick up and carry your child in a manner that helps you stabilize and align your neck, spine, and hips. Equally important, it stabilizes your child’s “ride” and provides more control. This helped me to stop knocking over everything I walked past with the baby carrier.

Even with proper technique act of hauling around young children throws a wrench into your neck and back and can cause negative changes in your posture. As part of our commitment to complete spine care we provide some advanced approaches to balance and posture training here in our offices but there is plenty that you can do on your own to protect yourself as well. We treat lots of moms (and dads too) with back, shoulder, neck pain that in part (and sometimes in whole) directly relates to lifting, carrying, and placing children in car seats. Giving Dr. Woods’ technique a try is a good first step to improving posture and reducing the various aches and pains associated with carrying these types of baby seats. If you want to learn more about core strength, balance, and posture that will pay big dividends as your child grows, call our Buda's TexStar Chiropractic team anytime.


A Chiropractor’s Guide to Running Shoe Selection

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 02, 2020

TexStar Chiropractic’s very own Dr. Woods, DC, produced a video for all you runners out there. He explains how to select your most important piece of equipment, your shoes. Poor quality, poor fit, or improper design for you can lead to a host of problems that Dr. Woods describes in the video below. The tips for proper footwear selection that he covers are: how to properly size your shoe (and why this is important), selecting the proper toe box width, arch support, heel lock, firm vs plush construction, overall flexibility of you shoe choice, and when to replace your running shoes.

Our mission here at both our Austin TexStar Chiropractic clinic and our Buda/Kyle TexStar Chiropractic clinic is to improve our patients quality of life by providing more complete care. To us that means getting you information that can help to keep you healthy and on the trail. We hope that you are enjoying these short educational videos. Thanks, Dr. Woods, for these tips that all runners should take to heart. If you or any member of your family is suffering from jogging or running-related pain, reach out to us here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic.


Safe and Effective Treatment for Kids’ Headaches and Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

You’re going to love Dr. Tran’s short video below with his daughter Harper filmed here at TexStar Chiropractic. Dr. Tran demonstrates how he adjusts Harper when she is feeling discomfort or preventatively to keep her active and healthy. Watch as Dr. Tran assess his patient, checks her hip alignment, and performs a spinal adjustment to bring her legs, neck, and hips back into alignment. The chiropractic adjustment demonstrated by Dr. Tran helps kids suffering from injuries as well as headaches and normal growing pains.

We want to thank Harper for being such a great little patient and for helping us to teach other kids and parents about how chiropractic care can help them grow up healthy. If your child is injured and in pain or suffers from back pain or headaches, reach out to us here at Austin and Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic to find out if we can help!


Freeze Your Pain in its Tracks with Spot Cryotherapy

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hey there from your health care team here at Buda’s very own TexStar Chiropractic. In the video below, Dr. Henry proudly introduces a new treatment option we have brought into all of our clinics. It’s called “cryotherapy therapy” and what it does is rapidly drops the skin temperature in the area being treated to produce a neural response that turns off the pain signal to your brain. It also stimulates your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. This is a particularly effective treatment for various types of pain associated with tissue damage, muscle spasms, inflammation, and a host of other ailments anywhere in the body.

Watch the video below to see how Dr. Henry treats a patient’s elbow and arm pain using Cryoscreen liquid C02 applicator.

Learn more by visiting our cryotherapy webpage.

It has been great seeing so many of you back in the office this last week and even better seeing the beginning of things returning to some semblance of normal out in the community. So that we can continue this progress we are continuing to maintain social distancing as much as possible as well as asking all our patients to please wear a mask when visiting our offices to help protect our more vulnerable populations.

If you are ready to get back to getting better give us a call, and let your doctor know if you want to try this great new treatment option!


Tips to Keep Your Immune System Strong

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Greetings Once Again Everyone

We celebrate the ability to author topics and tips designed to improve your overall health and quality of life. Today, we are proud to introduce to you (via video) another member of our TexStar chiropractic team, Dr. Bao Tran, DC. Dr. Tran offers some really good advice about how we all can boost our immune system via very simple immune system-enhancing behaviors:

  • Go outside (and get vitamin D)
  • Eat fruits, vegetables, and nuts
  • Eat healthy fats (olive oil, salmon, avocado, etc)
  • Exercise (hike, walk, bike, jog)
  • Get seven to eight hours of sleep
  • Hydrate
  • Manage stress

Thank you, Dr. Tran for taking time out of your day to selflessly educate us all. If your new to our blog, we encourage you to check out our other recent pain and health tutorials such as our TexStar Chiropractic at-home neck care tutorial, our at-home lower back care tutorial, and our work from home ergonomics tips.

If you suffer any acute or systemic spine or neck pain, know that the entire team here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic is ready to help relieve your pain and move you toward the quality of life that you deserve. Call us!


Governor Abbott Reappoints Dr. Henry, DC, To Texas Board Of Chiropractic Examiners

Darren Kincaid - Monday, May 11, 2020

TexStar Chiropractic is proud to announce that Governor Abbott recently reappointed our very own Dr. Henry, DC, to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE). The TBCE is the regulatory agency that licenses and regulates the practice of chiropractic in the state. This board appointment entrusts Dr. Henry to help ensure that all Texans have access to safe, effective, and high quality chiropractic care. Dr Henry has served as a TBCE Board Member since November 2016.


Governor Abbott Reappoints

Henry to

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Monday, May 4, 2020 • Austin, Texas • Appointment

Why is this so important to us here at TexStar Chiropractic? We all love our profession. We have the privilege of increasing the quality of life of our fellow Texans by relieving them of pain and restoring genuine quality of life. Dr. Henry’s passion for chiropractic care and for his fellow Texans is exhibited in many ways, not the least of which is serving on the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 2016. This is a volunteer and time consuming duty that Dr. Henry embraces as a way to give back to his profession, to grow as a professional, and to serve his community.

So, congrats Dr. Henry, and thank you for taking care of us in so many ways. Read Governor Abbott’s press release on the appointment here.


Work from Home Ergonomics Tips from Dr. Henry

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hello Everyone

Dr. Henry here from TexStar Chiropractic serving Buda, Kyle, and the surrounding area. We’re going to keep the at-home neck and spine health instructional videos going because they appear to be making a difference for you. Thank you, Ryan for our TexStar Chiropractic at-home neck care tutorial, and Mariah for our at-home lower back care tutorial. Today it’s my turn and I’m going to offer some tips regarding proper ergonomics while working from home.

I cover several things in the video that you can do to take better care for your spine and neck: Periodically change positions (and how to do this), take breaks, how to sit straight correctly, elevate your monitor, keyboard positioning, and the benefits of using headsets. It’s all easy stuff, so sit back, watch, enjoy, and hopefully learn a few things that will make a difference for you. 

Don’t forget to take these tips with you when you return to your office or normal workspace. As always, if you suffer acute and/or systemic pain that holds you back from the quality of life that you deserve, contact us anytime.


At-Home Exercises For Neck Stress and Pain

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hello again from your caring team here at Buda and Kyle’s TexStar Chiropractic. Given the warm feedback we received regarding last week’s blog post and video about at-home exercises for the lower back, we thought we’d serve up new video to address another common health complaint, neck pain. All of us here at TexStar Chiropractic understand the physical and mental stress associated with this pandemic, and that this stress can manifest itself into neck pain. In this video, Ryan, our lead rehabilitation technician, leads a short three-minute video depicting several exercises that you can accomplish at home and which hopefully will help you address discomfort within your neck.

Here is Ryan:

These are exercises designed for both the young and seniors alike, but if you experience pain while doing any of these exercises STOP. Also, if you are already having pain that is not getting better with basic home care, call us. We can either give you some other home recommendations to try or get you scheduled for a visit in the office if needed.

Keep your chin up!


Texstar Home Core Exercises with Mariah

Darren Kincaid - Friday, April 17, 2020

Greetings All….

Today’s blog post is a follow-up to our latest blog post regarding home care. All of us here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic miss you, and we want to make sure that during this time when gyms are closed and our normal routines are interrupted that you are taking the time to exercise and keep your core strong. Mariah, our rehab tech has put together a great video demonstrating some great home exercises that you can do every day to keep your core strong. Keeping your core strong helps to stabilize your spine which will help you prevent back pain but if you are already having pain that is not getting better with basic home care, call us. We can either give you some other home recommendations to try or get you scheduled for a visit in the office if needed.

These are exercises designed for the young and seniors alike, but if you experience pain while doing any of these exercises STOP.

Here is Mariah:

The entire team here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic send our best wishes to you and remind you not to neglect your physical and mental health during these most challenging times. We’re here for you!


TexStar COVID-19 Update - April 13, 2020

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 13, 2020
TexStar COVID Update

Hi Everyone!

Dr. Henry, Dr. Tran, and Dr. Woods here,

First off, we want to let all our wellness care patients know how much we miss you and that we can’t wait to see your smiling faces back in our offices soon. This too shall pass, and we will be here for you when it does (or sooner if you need us).

Secondly, for our patients that are experiencing pain, dysfunction or on acute care treatment plans there have been a few updates to local health care recommendations which will slightly change how your visits look here in our office.


    We will be extending our COVID-19 safety procedures through at least April 30th.

    We are further limiting the number of treatment slots we are offering to enable us to maintain good social distancing in the office. We ask that your guests wait outside when possible or let us know they are coming so we can plan accordingly. We also ask that if you are early you call us before coming into the office. We apologize for any inconvenience.


    We have arranged specific treatment windows for our higher risk patients due to greater than expected demand. Our older and immunocompromised patients that are in enough pain to need care now can be seen with very limited contact from staff and no contact at all with other patients.


    Following updated CDC recommendations our treatment staff will be wearing face masks when distancing is not possible such as during your adjustment and hands-on rehab. We also recommend that you follow the local recommendations of wearing a face covering when you are out anywhere in public when maintaining 6-foot separation isn’t possible.


    We will continue the social distancing and sanitation practices that we have outlined in our previous email.


We want to remind you that if you are having pain that is not getting better with basic home care then call us before coming in and we may be able to recommend some other things for you to try at home.

Finally, remember that if you are in pain don’t wait until it’s unbearable. We want you to try home care first but don’t let a small thing that can be corrected in one or two visits turn into a bigger issue that will require more care or worse a visit to an ER or urgent care.

You are all in our thoughts. Stay safe and call us (512) 899-2228, text us (512) 956-0111, or email us if there is anything we can do to help.

Sincerely,
Your TexStar Chiropractic Team

 


Thirty-Nine Weeks Pregnant and Feeling Much Better

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 09, 2020

Here’s another feel good story for all of us here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic. Below is a success story about how we helped Brittany, our patient with pregnancy-related upper and lower back pain. We encourage those of you out there who believe your pregnancy is contributing to neck and/or back pain to call and discuss the merits of prenatal and post-natal chiropractic care. Take a moment and listen to the testimonial below and know that Brittany is not alone in enjoying the therapeutic rewards of prenatal chiropractic treatment.

Hey guys, I am a patient here at TexStar Chiropractic. I came in here because I had a lot of upper back pain and lower back pain. I'm obviously very pregnant, I'm 39 weeks pregnant. I had heard wonderful things about chiropractic care, was a little nervous, but decided to give it a try. I've been seeing Dr. Woods for my last seven visits and I've had wonderful results. I have a lot more mobility in my lower body and lower back. Also the pain that was coming in from my upper back and around my side is gone. So I've been really impressed with the care and the services that I received here.

Pregnant and suffering neck and/or back pain? At TexStar Chiropractic here in Buda, we’re here for you. Give us a call!


LaDon’s Right-Side Pain Gone After Visiting TexStar Chiropractic - (Now in Buda)

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 02, 2020

Well, it took all of two chiropractic treatments with one of the docs now treating at TexStar Chiropractic (serving Kyle and Buda) to eliminate essentially all of LaDon’s pain. She came in with acute pain up and down the right side of her back. We utilized a number of treatment options to successfully address her pain. Take just a moment to hear from LaDon herself about her successful chiropractic treatment results.


Never accept pain as something that you simply must live with. Not all back pain gets better on its own. Often times the exact opposite occurs and conditions continue to worsen without treatment. Allow us the privilege to definitively assess the specific causes of your pain and then to confidently put you on the path to rapid recovery.


Buda’s Dr. Henry at TexStar Chiropractic Made Her Feel Ten Years Younger

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Today we’re going to share April’s story, a typical story that all of us here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic love to go home and tell our families about.  April suffered lower back injuries in a bad auto accident. Like many, she procrastinated getting treatment thinking that ultimately her back would just fix itself. Well it didn’t, but just listen to April tell you in her own words how immediately after her first chiropractic lower back treatment here at TexStar, her pain subsided. Now she feels ten years younger!  

Hi, my name is April and I just got through the treatment here at Dr. Henry’s place, TexStar Chiropractic (now in Austin and Buda, Texas. And I feel fabulous. I feel about ten years younger. It’s incredible, really, the moment you get up from the table after his chiropractic treatment. I believe anyone would feel so much better, it’s just that I didn’t expect it. I’m so relieved at how much better I feel. I feel more energized, the pain level has lessened, so it is so worth it to come here. And what brought me here was an auto accident. I jammed my spine up, and I just got tired of thinking it would feel better, when it didn’t. 

You too can start your journey toward reduced (and often totally eliminated) spine and neck pain, call TexStar Chiropractic Buda today!


Introducing “Chiropractic Intersegmental Traction Therapy”

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 05, 2020

We take great pride here at Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic to offer our patients numerous chiropractic treatment technologies. In this blog post we’ll briefly introduce to you a specific and very effective chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain, “Intersegmental Traction Therapy”.

When you visit our webpage dedicated to intersegmental tractional therapy, our Dr. Ryan Woods, DC, offers a very informative video about how we integrate a specialized chiropractic treatment technology into our intersectional traction treatment services. You will be interested to view and learn about the highly specialized intersegmental traction therapy tables used to reduce pain and stiffness within our patient’s backs and necks. Intersegmental traction therapy is but one of many chiropractic treatments options that can be built into your chiropractic care plan. Many of our patients describe measurable relief from pain and stiffness after their very first comprehensive treatment here at TexStar Chiropractic.

Call and let’s discuss how you too can reduce or eliminate the acute and/or systemic pain that holds you back from the quality of life that you deserve. Call us!


Help us welcome Dr. Ryan Woods to TexStar - Buda!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 16, 2020
Ryan T. Woods DC - TexStar Chiropractic Doctor

All of us here at Buda’s “TexStar Chiropractic” could not be more excited to welcome our new Doctor of Chiropractic, Ryan T. Woods, DC. We feel like we hit the jackpot with Dr. Woods. He brings years of experience, a fantastic adjusting technique, and he was a graduate with honors from Texas Chiropractic College. Dr. Woods is an exceptionally skilled chiropractic physician with a passion for educating his patients. You can expect Dr. Woods to invest heavily in educating you on the root causes of your condition, how we can help correct them, and the ways that you can continue to improve your health outside of our office.

We invite any and all of you seeking chiropractic care in and around Buda and Kyle area to give us a call and set up your appointment with Dr. Woods. Like so many of your friends and neighbors, you’ll be glad you did.


Once “Eight-to-Nine-Level” Back Pain Decreasing Weekly

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Meet our dear patient, Cynthia. She’s special to us but is actually a very typical patient of ours here at TexStar Chiropractic. Cynthia’s lower back pain is caused by the most common source of back pain….life. It is sadly common for people as young in spirit as Cynthia to begin to suffer congenital neck and spine pain rather early in life. But as you’ll hear from Cynthia, you don’t have to live with it.

Listen to Cynthia tell her story about how she once lived in agony due to her constant lower back she describes as being in the “8-9” pain range. However, celebrate her story along with us about how that pain is declining weekly due to the success of her lower back pain chiropractic care treatment here at Buda’s TexStar Chiro.

We’ll see you next week, Cynthia….in less pain than you are today!


Faye’s Car Accident Pain Is Going Bye-Bye

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 03, 2019

One month ago, Faye was involved in a car accident that resulted in serious and persistent neck and lower back pain. Listen to her celebrate the effectiveness of her treatment plan here in our Buda chiropractic clinic. She describes how a combination of spinal adjustment, cold laser therapy, and whole body vibration therapy have combined to return her to her normal routines via a systematic decrease in both her back and neck pain.


Faye…we’re so happy for you and our progress!


Subluxation Defined

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic, Austin, TX

Here at our Buda Chiropractic care clinic, we take great pride in educating both our patients and the general public about neck and spine health. We’re proud of all of you for conducting your own research. We are thrilled to educate and answer your questions both within our clinic and our Buda & Kyle chiropractic blog itself. A recurring question that we answer is: “Just what is “subluxation” and how is it treated”?

When a vertebrae or other joint becomes misaligned or stops moving properly, it has historically been referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. These changes in normal joint biomechanics or “subluxations” can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, these altered movement patterns begin to put pressure and cause irritation to the nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation and associated tissue irritation interferes with the normal nervous system pathways that allow for communication between the body and the brain. This is why you may feel like your there is pain in your leg or tingling in your hands even though there is nothing wrong with your leg or hands. The message is getting scrambled due to interference on the line.

As time goes by and a subluxation remains untreated, the spine and surrounding features such as discs begin to degenerate. This degeneration becomes more difficult to reverse as time goes by as the surrounding muscles, nerves and bones begin to adjust to the new shape. The body is an amazing machine. It will start to accommodate these changes by compensating in other areas. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it is and the longer it takes to restore normal function and health to the affected area.

How is subluxation treated? As you might expect it depends. It depends on your specific subluxation condition, the severity of your condition, and your overall physical condition. We very well may determine that a digital x-ray (accomplished right here in our Buda / Kyle chiropractic clinic) is required to identify the type and severity of your subluxation issues. Together, we will author and execute a chiropractic physical rehabilitation plan designed to steadily decrease your spine, neck, or joint pain while systematically improving your quality of life.

Start the path to an improved quality of life. Contact Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic today!


Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 08, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic - Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy in Buda, Texas

In today’s blog post, we’d like to introduce you to the various types of chiropractic treatment services being offered here in our Buda chiropractic clinic. Essentially every service that we provide can be considered a sub-category of the physical rehabilitation of the back, neck, and spine. Below is a brief explanation and link to some of the more common chiropractic techniques that we employ on a daily basis. They can be employed singularly or in combination to rehabilitate physical impairments and disabilities that diminish quality of life:

Chiropractic Rehabilitation

The most common and well-known chiropractic treatments involve physical manipulation of the spine and joints. It is the most conservative (non-invasive) approach to address disorders of the neurological, skeletal, and muscular systems. Learn more about chiropractic physical manipulation here at our Buda clinic.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy involves the use of concentrated light energy to target damaged cells, reduce pain, and speed recovery of damaged cells. It is a painless and proven highly effective therapy applied to both acute and chronic conditions. Learn more about chiropractic cold laser therapy here at our Buda clinic.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression therapy is designed to create negative pressures inside herniated or bulging discs which reduces abnormal pressure on spinal nerves. This is a highly effective way to reduce the pain associated with pinched nerves. The treatment sensation is that of a gentle stretch that is most often described as both pleasurable and relaxing. Learn more about spinal decompression therapy here at our Buda clinic.

Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Whole body vibration therapy is designed to reduce stress on ligaments, joints, and supportive tissues. The vibration stimulates muscle fibers, muscle cells, nerves, and increases blood oxygenation. Patients describe the treatment as both painless and exhilarating. Learn more about whole body vibration therapy here at our Buda clinic.

Balance and Posture Training

Poor posture is directly linked to compromised spinal health. Posture can be corrected by a strategic blend of targeted exercises and adjustments to the way one sits, stands, and lies. Patients report that their pain is systematically reduced via focused balance and posture improvement. Learn more about whole body vibration therapy here at our Buda clinic.

Knee Trac Mechanical Decompression

Knee pain is one of the most common complains that we address. We employ a patented system to separate the two main bones of the knee joint in order to reduce pain, increase function, and promote tissue healing. This treatment is used to treat arthritis, meniscus tears, joint degeneration, and a host of other degenerative conditions. Learn more about knee trak mechanical decompression therapy here at our Buda clinic.

Digital X-Ray Services

We are equipped and trained to employ the use of digital x-rays as required to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment plan. The use of X-Ray is supportive for the diagnoses of some conditions but not all. We employ the use of X-Ray technology only when it definitively contributes to condition diagnoses and assessment of treatment plan effectiveness. Learn more about digital X-Ray services here at our Buda clinic.

If you ever have any questions about your spinal health and/or the chronic or systemic pain that robs you of the quality of life that you deserve, then give us a call anytime. We are changing the quality of life for the better with comprehensive chiropractic care for our friends in Buda, Kyle, and beyond!


Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic - Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture

Greetings from Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic providing you with rock solid reasons why you should take posture seriously. Most of us may not even be aware that we may have bad posture and that our bad posture can (and will) cause a wide range of negative effects on health. Balance and posture training is just one of the many chiropractic services that we offer here in Buda that are designed to relieve quality of life health issues like the ten discussed here today.

Have you ever watched a toddler sit cross-legged? They sit with their backs straight, and it feels natural to them. Most adults don’t follow the example of young children. We hunch while we walk, slump at our desks and crane our necks forward staring at our phones. This poor posture can hurt our health. These ten reasons are why you need to start fixing your poor posture today:

  1. It can cause tension headaches. Leaning forward with your head down and your neck slumped will strain your back and neck muscles. This tension can cause headaches, especially at the end of the day.

  2. It makes you tired. Slouching puts pressure on your lungs, so you aren’t able to breathe as deeply. The less oxygen you get into your body, the more tired and fatigued you will start to feel.

  3. It can make your gastrointestinal reflux worse. Your stomach and organs are all under pressure when you are leaning forward. This pressure can make your digestive system very unhappy, especially if you are already prone to digestive issues.

  4. It causes back pain. The strain of poor posture puts your spine out of alignment which can cause back and muscle pain. Your Doctor of Chiropractic can provide regular adjustments to realign your spine. Ask for help on correcting your posture, too.

  5. It increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Poor posture can cause blood vessel constriction leading to blood clots and vein disorders. All of these issues can eventually turn into cardiovascular disease.

  6. It can cause pinched nerves. Have you ever pinched a nerve? It hurts. It can happen in any part of your body, and it can be difficult to relieve the pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help.

  7. It can increase knee pain. The misalignment of the spine that occurs from poor posture puts more pressure on your joints, especially your knees. If you have arthritis of the knee, it will gradually get worse over time. Your Doctor of Chiropractic can help to fix your alignment and relieve some of the pressure from your knees.

  8. It can ruin your mood. A 2014 Health Psychology report found that people who sat upright reported higher self-esteem, alertness, better mood and felt less fear. Sit up straight, and you’ll feel a little better.

  9. It can wreck your bite. Poor spinal alignment can misalign your jaw joints. This can change the way you bite down. It can cause jaw pain, teeth issues or temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ).

  10. It can affect your sexual function. Poor posture, while you are sitting, shortens and tightens your pelvic floor muscles. When these muscles start to get weak, it can affect your sexual performance and enjoyment.

These are just a few of the side effects of poor posture. As previously mentioned, we can help you address bad posture and the negative effect that bad posture is having on your quality of life. TexStar’s Doctors of Chiropractic will help keep your spine healthy with regular adjustments. As you progress in your treatment, you can correct bad posture and the effects it may have on your overall health. Sit, stand and walk straight to feel healthier! Contact us today!

Source: Dr. Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress


Neck and Shoulder Pain Treatment in Buda-Kyle, TX

Michael Henry - Friday, September 06, 2019

Hi, my name is Debbie and 12 weeks ago, I woke up one morning with excruciating pain going through my shoulder through the outside of my right arm and my index finger was totally dead. So I saw my primary care doctor who referred me over here to TexStar, and I immediately showed up. They got me in the next day, and they immediately when I described my pain knew what disc we were talking about in my neck, confirmed it with x-rays, and the next day they had already come up with a plan for three phases of treatment for me.

The first phase was to give me some relief because it was horrible--the most horrible experience I've ever had. I had never been to a chiropractor before so the goal was to avoid having surgery on my neck. So, during phase one it was a little difficult and sometimes we had to even pack my arm in ice so I could get through the pain, but I got through it.

That was 4 weeks and so by the time we got into Phase 2, it was more fun because I was feeling better. So, I had little pet names for all the different machines that they had. I'm supposed to keep this PG, so I don't know if I should say what this machine actually did but it was really good at shaking your butt. But anyway head smashing was still my favorite. We got through that…I had a lot of fun with Ryan. He was a blast. He would play the right music for me so that I could get into it. And, I got through that. That was 6 weeks’ worth of that.

Now, I'm into Phase 3 and it's basically very simple. I just get adjusted I get to roll on the wonderful massage table they have here. But one thing that really has impressed me is the staff here has been very, very nice to me. They actually…you really believe that they care about you and they’re really intent on relieving my pain. It was really strange because you could even text them. I even sent them a picture from my vacation. You know, they would send me text messages and one day when I really felt good, I sent Ryan a text message: “Ryan I feel really good today!” You know and he was so excited to hear that. So, I mean, I really felt like these people cared about me and now that we're in Phase 3, I'm back to feeling fabulous.



Patient Has Arthritic Knee Pain Dramatically Reduced

Darren Kincaid - Monday, July 22, 2019

We thought we'd share some of TexStar Chiropractic's success stories for those here in Buda and Kyle who seek non-surgical and drug-free relief from chronic and systemic pain.  What a wonderful story is told below where a patient comes to Texstar Chiropractic Buda for relief of chronic back pain and as an aside, mentions to Dr. Henry that he was having a knee problem as well.  He wasn't there for the knee pain, but he walked out with BOTH conditions addressed without the need for any form of surgery or opioid medication.  Now that's what we call chiropractic success.  We hope you enjoy the video!

I really didn't come in to address a knee problem I was here for other things but while I was here Dr. Henry talked about some new treatments that might help the arthritis pain in my knee. To be honest I said “sure okay let's try it” but I had almost zero expectation that it was going to work.

I understand the idea it makes sense for me to address the muscles that support a joint, but I've been told for so long that arthritis pain was best addressed with pain management with activity reduction, with just learning to live with it. I didn't really like any of those options but I had accepted them. So I just didn't think that anything else was going to work and so imagine to my surprise when I started seeing some results. I saw definitely a reduction in pain, my mobility has increased on the tennis court particularly. I'm jogging again and so that was the real surprise.

I came in with no expectation that nothing would change, and not only did they change, but they changed dramatically.

This is one of countless examples of how our chiropractic care services in Buda and Kyle are changing lives.  Give us a call!


To Sleep Better, Visit a Doctor of Chiropractic

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 09, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic Buda and Kyle, TX

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? We’d like to share with you an article from The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization that informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care and its role in drug-free pain management. Residents of Buda and Kyle are encouraged to contact TexStar Chiropractic after reading this to discuss how a good night’s sleep just might be one chiropractic visit away.

It’s a well-known fact that pain causes sleep deprivation, but not so widely known is the fact that lack of sleep can impact pain levels. Even less known is the importance of proper sleeping posture. While good posture is important when sitting and standing, it’s even more important during sleep as the muscles and ligaments of your back relax while you sleep and need to be protected. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, highlights the correlation between sleep, proper sleeping posture and pain.

Sleep deprivation is linked to higher mortality risk and lower productivity, decreasing the U.S. Gross Domestic Product by 2.28 percent, or $411 billion each year, according to Rand Corp. These findings are a concern considering one in three Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” There are many well-known sleep saboteurs, including improper sleeping postures, such as stomach sleeping, that can cause health problems ranging from neck and back pain to sleep apnea.

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that at least 57 percent of Americans suffer from pain that disrupts their sleep at least a few nights a week. More importantly, sleep loss has been shown to increase sensitivity to pain specifically by lowering pain thresholds.

Federal health officials have reviewed cases of dangerous, sometimes fatal, incidents tied to insomnia medications.

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches, pinched nerves, and other chronic pains that interferes with their daily activities, yet, very few doctors have specialized training in pain management. Pain education for North American medical students is limited, variable and often fragmentary, according to The Journal of Pain.

Doctors of chiropractic (DC) take a natural, holistic approach to pain management by bringing the body back into alignment, recommending exercises and other activities to help patients regain their normal range of motion and flexibility, while relieving not only the pain symptoms but also correcting the issue that is causing the pain.

Chiropractic care benefits include better sleep, less dependence on sleep medications

Many Americans are seeking alternatives to insomnia medications especially since the FDA published the results of a new safety review based on recent reports of serious injuries and deaths related to prescription sleep medicines.

“Although most patients initially seek chiropractic care due to back or neck pain, many find that not only does their pain decrease and sleep improve, they also lower their stress and generally feel better and more energetic,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of F4CP. “Chiropractic care can also help people who are trying to stop taking highly addictive sleeping pills and sedatives. Typical symptoms of withdrawal include trouble sleeping, restlessness and anxiety. In addition to chiropractic care, other behavioral, dietary and lifestyle choices need to be examined. TexStar’s doctors of chiropractic here in Buda can design a comprehensive care plan that supports a patient’s waking and sleeping hours.”

Chiropractic is a non-pharmacological care approach that focuses on one of the top causes of inadequate sleep: neuro-musculoskeletal pain. While designing a care plan to manage pain, a DC will discuss sleep habits and other lifestyle choices that could be contributing to pain or lack of mobility. DCs are required to complete undergraduate training, followed by four to five years of chiropractic college, residency and/or internship programs, and finally, national board exams, state licensure exams and continuing education — similar to other healthcare providers.

“Along with nutrition, stress management and proper posture, sleep is one of the most important factors in keeping us healthy, productive and happy,” said Dr. McAllister. “All four require attention and action because they influence one another in many ways. Doctors of chiropractic can design a care plan that naturally helps people improve all these areas of their life.”

TexStar Chiropractic serving both Buda and Kyle will change your life. We encourage you to spend a few moments watching our patient testimonials so you can hear first-hand how measurable relief is achievable in as few as a single treatment. Give us a call!


TexStar Chiropractic Buda Update - 25 June 2019

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We are a week away from opening our TexStar Chiropractic - Buda clinic and couldn't be more excited. We open next Monday, July 1st! Watch this short video on our progress and we hope to see you on opening day.

 


Susan B. Avoids Knee and Back Surgery – Pain Decreasing with Every TexStar Treatment!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

She couldn’t go down steps comfortably. She quit walking because of knee pain. Her back pain was constant and robbed her of sleep. She was destined for the surgeon’s knife, but she wisely gave chiropractic treatment a shot before surgery. Listen to the joy in patient X’s voice as she describes instant pain relief upon her first chiropractic treatment for her knee pain and first chiropractic treatment for her lower back pain. It is genuinely and humbly rewarding to us to know that patient X is witnessing measurable results with each and every treatment here at TexStar Chiropractic (Austin and Buda, TX)! Looking forward to seeing you walking comfortably out on the greenbelt, patient x!

I came here about a month ago. I was having really bad knee pain. I couldn't even go up and down stairs comfortably. I was beginning to not take my typical walks on the Greenbelt because it was hurting so bad. My lower back pain was pretty much constant and made it to where it was even hard to sleep. I would just toss and turn. It finally got so bad that I knew I had to do something, so I decided to try chiropractor first because I figured I was going to end up in surgery and I didn't want that. Well, I'm so glad I came! Within the first visit had me out of pain and every visit after that just constant improvement! These guys know what they're doing. I love Dr. Tran and Dr. Henry they're both wonderful and the staff and I highly recommend Texstar.

And to all of you anxiously awaiting the grand opening of TexStar Chiropractic in Buda, TX, we are on schedule for a July 2019 opening. We can’t wait to serve all the great people out in Kyle and Buda with the very best in chiropractic care services.


TexStar Chiropractic Buda Update - 17 June 2019

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Here's an update of our new office location in Buda, Texas.

 


Diane’s Knee, Lower Back, and Neck Pain – GONE!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Our patient, Diane, describes a very real “change in my body” while after receiving multiple chiropractic care services here at TexStar Chiropractic (Austin, TX). Her initial interest in TexStar Chiropractic was to learn about chiropractic treatment for severe knee pain. We’re proud to inform that her knee pain is now fully addressed. She can’t tell the difference between her treated knee and her other fully healthy knee. Soon her attention turned to the systemic pain she had in her lower back. In her video, she acknowledges the success of the chiropractic treatment we delivered to address lower back pain. She also celebrates the success of her chiropractic treatment for neck pain. What a joy we have in our relationship with Diane as together we celebrate the return to a quality-of-life that she once did not think possible.

“Hi My name is Diane and I have been coming to the clinic here since about August. I have really noticed a changed in my body I was having knee problems. My knee felt like it was something really bad was wrong with it. It was very stiff and now my knee is very limber and I can't even tell the difference between the two knees/ I really feel that my knee has straighten out. My lower back is doing great, the pain is gone in my neck as well. So, I really feel that I have benefited from going through this process. I enjoy coming to the office. Everyone is very friendly, very helpful, and really take their time. It's a really great place to come. I highly recommend anyone who's having issues with joint pain, knee pain, neck pain, back pain or anything. Come in and see Dr. Henry and Dr. Tran and be assessed by them to see if there's something better that can be done for you, because there is. Great things can be done”.

Diane, we celebrate your success and commitment to living a pain-free life. We are also proud to announce the July opening of TexStar Chiropractic Buda which will offer you and the fine people of Kyle and Buda more flexibility and convenience in securing your chiropractic treatment.


Erin’s Knee Pain Is History! Bravo Erin!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 07, 2019

Listen to Erin tell her story below about once having knee pain that hampered walking and bending her knee. The keyword there is “once” as Erin’s knee pain is now gone after enjoying highly successful chiropractic knee pain treatment services at our Texstar Chiropractic Austin location. Erin, it is indeed our privilege to team with you to return you to the pain-free life that you so deserve.

A bit of background for you here about how Erin took active control of her knee pain management. Like most people suffering chronic and systemic knee pain, Erin turned to us here at TexStar Chiropractic desperate to get control of the pain that prohibited her once happy and healthy physical life style. We shared with her the details of the various chiropractic services that we provide in Austin, Kyle, and Buda, TX. Of course we discussed in detail the chiropractic knee pain treatment services that has restored quality of life to countless TexStar Chiropractic patients. Listen to Erin discuss the results of the treatment.

“I came in with some weird feeling pain in my knee with some kind of soft tissue damage from I don't even know what. And I was having trouble bending it, having trouble walking any kind of serious distance. Through a series of treatments manipulations it is all better. I haven't had any pain throughout the treatment and so it's feeling a lot better”.

Erin, we appreciate your kind feedback. More importantly, we celebrate your return to painlessly doing the things that you love. Additionally, we are proud to soon offer you and the fine people of Kyle and Buda with the ability to receive a full suite of chiropractic services at our soon-to-open TexStar Chiropractic clinic in Buda.


Chiropractic Care To End Pain and Potentially Deadly Sleep Deprivation

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 05, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic Buda and Kyle, TX

Today we continue our public service by sharing with you the dangers of pain-related sleep deprivation and sleep medications. We source and give credit to the non-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) for publishing the facts regarding how chiropractic care will relieve pain, improve your quality of sleep, and reduce and/or eliminate your need to use dangerous sleep medications.

Sleep medications present a very real mortality risk, and everyone should take any and all measures possible to reduce (and ultimately eliminate) dependency on them. We provide sleep deprivation chiropractic treatment to our friends in Buda and Kyle.

We invite you to call us after reading the F4CP story below. All of us here at TexStar Chiropractic here in Buda wish all of you the ability to enjoy pain and drug-free deep sleep. Now on to F4CP’s findings.

Better Sleep Month Tip: Visit a Doctor of Chiropractic
Improved sleep is a key benefit of chiropractic care

San Jose, Calif. – May 7, 2019 – It’s a well-known fact that pain causes sleep deprivation, but not so widely known is the fact that lack of sleep can impact pain levels. Even less known is the importance of proper sleeping posture. While good posture is important when sitting and standing, it’s even more important during sleep as the muscles and ligaments of your back relax while you sleep and need to be protected. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, highlights the correlation between sleep, proper sleeping posture and pain during Better Sleep Month. Better Sleep Month, which occurs annually each May, recognizes the important role of sleep in optimizing health and wellness. Sleep deprivation is linked to higher mortality risk and lower productivity, decreasing the U.S. Gross Domestic Product by 2.28 percent, or $411 billion each year, according to Rand Corp. These findings are a concern considering one in three Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” There are many well-known sleep saboteurs, including improper sleeping postures, such as stomach sleeping, that can cause health problems ranging from neck and back pain to sleep apnea.

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that at least 57 percent of Americans suffer from pain that disrupts their sleep at least a few nights a week. More importantly, sleep loss has been shown to increase sensitivity to pain specifically By lowering pain thresholds.

Federal health officials have reviewed cases of dangerous, sometimes fatal, incidents tied to insomnia medications.

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities, yet, very few doctors have specialized training in pain management. Pain education for North American medical students is limited, variable and often fragmentary, according to The Journal of Pain.

Doctors of chiropractic (DC) take a natural, holistic approach to pain management by bringing the body back into alignment, recommending exercises and other activities to help patients regain their normal range of motion and flexibility, while relieving not only the pain symptoms but also correcting the issue that is causing the pain.

Chiropractic care benefits include better sleep, less dependence on sleep medications

Many Americans are seeking alternatives to insomnia medications especially since the FDA published the results of a new safety review based on recent reports of serious injuries and deaths related to prescription sleep medicines.

“Although most patients initially seek chiropractic care due to back or neck pain, many find that not only does their pain decrease and sleep improve, they also lower their stress and generally feel better and more energetic,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of F4CP. “Chiropractic care can also help people who are trying to stop taking highly addictive sleeping pills and sedatives. Typical symptoms of withdrawal include trouble sleeping, restlessness and anxiety. In addition to chiropractic care, other behavioral, dietary and lifestyle choices need to be examined. A doctor of chiropractic can design a comprehensive care plan that supports a patient’s waking and sleeping hours.

Chiropractic is a non-pharmacological care approach that focuses on one of the top causes of inadequate sleep: neuro-musculoskeletal pain. While designing a care plan to manage pain, a DC will discuss sleep habits and other lifestyle choices that could be contributing to pain or lack of mobility. DCs are required to complete undergraduate training, followed by four to five years of chiropractic college, residency and/or internship programs, and finally, national board exams, state licensure exams and continuing education — similar to other healthcare providers.

“Along with nutrition, stress management and proper posture, sleep is one of the most important factors in keeping us healthy, productive and happy,” said Dr. McAllister. “All four require attention and action because they influence one another in many ways. Doctors of chiropractic can design a care plan that naturally helps people improve all these areas of their life.”

So there you have it. Sleep deprivation and sleep medication can be a deadly duo. We offer a proven path toward reduced (and often complete elimination of) back, neck, and spine pain that is robbing you of a good night’s sleep. We can put you on a path toward eliminating your reliance upon sleep medications. For chiropractic care in Buda or Kyle, contact us or call (512) 523-6433.