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sciatic nerve of right leg on 3D model

Welcome back to the AFC health blog! The topic for this month is sciatica. Merriam-Webster defines sciatica broadly with: pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts. More specifically, it defines sciatica as: pain along the course of the sciatic nerve, especially in the back of the thigh. Also, sciatica is often associated with neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, and severe leg cramps.

In my 30 years of practice...

three chiropractors examining xray results to catch details related to an injury

Now that we have covered what exactly is a headache and how it can be helped with physical medicine and chiropractic care, I, Dr. Sculley, would like to explain what exactly AFC can do for you and how we can get to that point.

So you’re having headaches and you’ve decided it’s time to actually deal with them. As mentioned in our previous blog, Science Daily terms that “A headache (cephalgia in medical terminology)...

woman under stress grasping forehead and motioning to push people away, expressing that she can't handle any more stress

Headaches are a common ailment that most people will deal with at least once in their lifetime.  I’m Dr. Bock and in my entire career, I have found that that the most common types of headaches that are challenging for patients to treat are:

Migraines

Sinus Headaches

Tension Headaches

Migraine Headaches are recurring headaches that are moderate to severe pain....

man with headache letting his forehead rest in his palm as he tries to wait out the headache

Most of us get headaches from time to time; they range from mild soreness that goes away within minutes, to throbbing pain that ruins your whole day.  I’m Dr. Wall and I want to educate you about what my team at AFC can do to help.

“I just have normal HEADACHES”.  This statement is one of the most dangerous and common statements I have heard thousands of patients make over the last 30 years in practice.  Is there...

woman with fern leaf draped over her back, someone's hands on her head

Most people will suffer from lower back pain at least once in their life.  This condition can be described as:

Severe pain, even with the slightest of movements

Pain when pressure is applied

A constant, deep ache 

This pain can be caused by a number of different things such as:

Injury from sports

Carrying heavy items...

chiropractor massaging beneath shoulder blade of patient, applying light pressure to joint

The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in the body.  It’s surrounded by muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments that help move your entire arm around.  Pain in the shoulder is not uncommon. It could feel like a dull, achy pain that comes and goes throughout the years.  Or it could be sudden, sharp, and severe.

Shoulder pain can be caused by a number of things such as:

Rotator cuff...

woman nestled in bed under comforter, sleeping comfortably

May is Better Sleep Month, and this month we'll be sharing how you can start every day with a good night's sleep! Sleep is so important to your overall health, so during this month we challenge you to add in some of these tips to your sleep routine.

#1: Pull the plug.

Keeping a TV, phone, or laptop in your bedroom makes it harder for you to sleep soundly. The lighting from these electronics actually stimulates...

child in third world country washing hands with clean water pouring from pipe with instructions in native language

You may know that our mission at AFC is to help as many people as possible restore their health and get them back to enjoying life again.

But you might not know is that AFC strives to make a lasting impact through local and global efforts too! For many years, each of our clinics has partnered with local charities such as Open Arms Food Bank, Friends for Life Animal Rescue, and Save the Family Foundation.

Now we have some big...