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FAQs about Chiropractic Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

FAQs about Chiropractic Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

The term "neuropathy" describes painful conditions caused by nerve interference or damage. Examples of neuropathies include peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy and vascular neuropathy. The most common type of neuropathy diagnosed is peripheral neuropathy, or damage to nerves extending from your spinal cord and brain into all areas of your body. Degeneration of myelin (a protective fatty substance protecting nerve cells) prevents cells from transmitting electrical signals to your brain. Eventually, nerves short-circuit, send false signals to the brain and cause symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Video Blog - Hamstring Stretch

Video Blog - Hamstring Stretch

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond, LA explains how to perform a hamstring stretch in this video blog!

Why Does Your Lower Back Hurt When You Stand for Long Periods?

Why Does Your Lower Back Hurt When You Stand for Long Periods?

If you spend hours walking and standing while attending Mardi Gras, don't be surprised if you suffer back pain soon afterwards. But why does standing for long periods of time cause some people's lower (lumbar) back to hurt while other people remain unaffected by back pain?

Respiratory infections send more people to the doctor than any other health problem in the U.S. Back pain is the second most common reason adults over 30 years of age visit their family physician. In fact, the number of people making appointments with a Louisiana chiropractor during and after Mardi Gras increases significantly in contrast to chiropractic appointments made at other times of the year!

To understand why your lower back hurts when you stand too long starts with knowing a bit about the anatomy of your back and spine.

Is Back or Joint Surgery Really Necessary? When to Look for an Alternative to Surgery

Is Back or Joint Surgery Really Necessary? When to Look for an Alternative to Surgery

The nervous system is connected to all organs and cells in the body. Each individual cell and organ is innervated (provided with sensation and responsiveness to external stimuli) by nerve endings throughout the cell or organ. These nerve endings come from spinal nerves that extend into all areas of your body. When something interferes with normal functioning of spinal nerves (misaligned vertebrae, bulging/ruptured disk, sciatica), pain inevitably develops due to inflammation of affected nerves. In fact, vertebral "subluxation" (improperly aligned spine) can cause a wide variety of health problems, from back, neck and joint pain to chronic headaches/migraines, allergies, insomnia and recurring infections.

Geaux Chiro's chiropractors focus on making sure your nervous system is operating at an optimal level because it is the nervous system that is responsible for maintaining your health and well-being. In addition to integrating other holistic principles of chiropractic medicine, chiropractors reduce pain and inflammation by emphasizing nutrition, the benefits of vitamin/mineral supplements and performing special exercises to increase muscle and joint health. For these reasons and many more, chiropractors do not recommend back or joint surgery until all other options have been explored.

8 Effective Ways to Survive Your Desk Job Without Suffering Chronic Neck or Back Pain

8 Effective Ways to Survive Your Desk Job Without Suffering Chronic Neck or Back Pain

Hunching over a work desk is one of the leading causes of lower back pain and neck pain in the 21st century. Aches, pains and stiffness emerge when your spine and muscles comprising your back are forced to assume one position for too long. Holding your head forward further stresses neck vertebrae and muscles by putting the weight of your head in front of your body instead of balancing your head on top of your body. Prolonged pressure on spinal vertebrae caused by sitting for lengthy periods may also promote chronic back conditions such as herniated discs, osteoarthritis or disc degeneration.

Geaux Chiro Confirms Expansion

Local Chiropractic Offices Join Forces for Six-Way Partnership

Friday, November 16

Lead Chiropractor of Hammond’s Geaux Chiro Chiropractic and Health Services, Dr. Matthew Shelly, confirmed an official partnership between its six chiropractic specialists offices.

Residents in five cities, Prairieville, Hammond, Baton Rouge, Walker, and Denham Springs, can receive advice in nutritional education, and will have access to active rehabilitation, massage therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and active release therapy.

Although all of the chiropractors will partner, they are each in charge of their own locations - Dr. Matt Shelly (Hammond and Prairieville), Coleman Cormier and Dr. Wayne Johnson (Baton Rouge), and Dr. David Bourg (Denham Springs and Walker).


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17557 Old Jefferson Highway
Suite 102
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 402-0260


1330 South Magnolia Street
Suite B
Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 222-2066


8786 Goodwood Boulevard
Suite 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 924-5002


5151 Plank Road
Suite 220
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 831-4807

Denham Springs

32350 LA Highway 16
Building C
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 664-1456


28050 Walker South Road
Suite N
Walker, LA 70785
(225) 664-1456
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