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What is Osteoporosis?

Many of the chiropractors at Ritchie Chiropractic Health Center became chiropractors because they had a positive experience with a chiropractic healer. After seeing the benefits firsthand, and after years of schooling and hours of training, we are proud that we can now provide similar experiences to our Media clientele.


What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, the nerve running through the carpal tunnel, or center of the wrist, is damaged. It is common amongst those who frequently work with their hands such as office workers, hairdressers, painters, musicians, and cashiers. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, and swelling in the wrist and hands.


What is a Herniated Disc?

The human spine is comprised of a total of 23 sponge-like discs, which act as shock absorbers between the vertebra, or bones that make up the spine. A herniated disc occurs when this spongy material bulges or protrudes between the vertebras.


What is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve is simply another way to say a damaged nerve. A pinched nerve can occur in a person’s neck, back, and arms, as well as many other places in the body.


What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve runs from the base of your spine down the length of your leg. Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve is irritated, pinched, or damaged. Symptoms of sciatica commonly include numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation in the calves, thighs, buttocks, and lower back.


What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder and is one of the most common disabilities in the United States. Symptoms include loss of motion, fatigue, weight loss, disturbed sleep patterns, and pain and tenderness in muscles.

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