Friday, July 17, 2020

How can a Chiropractor Help with Numbness and Tingling?

Getting numbness and tingling checked out if it’s persistent could be the key to discovering a larger underlying problem.

Some conditions that place pressure on your nerves could be:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Scar tissue
  • Enlarged blood vessels
  • Infection
  • Tumors

In addition, some diseases produce numbness and tingling as a symptom, like diabetes, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, hardening of the arteries, and underactive thyroid.

You should seek medical attention if you have medical history of any of these conditions.

Read more on our website!


How can a Chiropractor Help with Numbness and Tingling?


Even though there are many names for these conditions, the primary source of numbness and tingling and the conditions that go with them begin in the neck or low back by way of segmental displacement.

Common solutions may not always work for the treatment of numbness and tingling due to a structural cause. If your numbness and tingling doesn’t respond to treatment by your primary care physician, an investigation by a specific structural correction chiropractor may be needed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Have You Experienced Tingling in Your Arms and Hands?

Have you experienced tingling in your arms and hands?

What about numbness in your feet?

Many people think that a numb or tingling sensation in their extremities is part of the aging process, but this type of secondary condition can be an indicator of a deeper problem.

If you’ve been ignoring unusual prickling sensations in your body similar to when your arm or leg falls asleep, you could be potentially making a problem worse without knowing it.

Read more about tingling and numbness in hands and feet on our website!

How can a Chiropractor Help with Numbness and Tingling?


Even though there are many names for these conditions, the primary source of numbness and tingling and the conditions that go with them begin in the neck or low back by way of segmental displacement.

Common solutions may not always work for the treatment of numbness and tingling due to a structural cause. If your numbness and tingling doesn’t respond to treatment by your primary care physician, an investigation by a specific structural correction chiropractor may be needed.

Come to Pivotal Chiropractic in Ann Arbor for a Chiropractor Who Puts You First!


If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.

Monday, May 18, 2020

4 Stretches to Provide Pain Relief While Working at Home

If you’ve been working from home, think about how much movement you’re getting throughout the day. You wake up, walk from your bedroom to the kitchen, poor a cup of coffee, then head to your home office to begin the day. Lunchtime rolls around when you grab a bite to eat, then back to work. When the day finally ends, you probably go sit at the kitchen table, eat dinner, relax on the couch to unwind, and then off to bed … only to wake up the next day and do it all over again. This is a typical day for millions of Americans right now.

What’s the answer?


You have to get your body moving and out of the house! Take 30-45 minutes to work out in the morning or afternoon. This could be a walk or run around the neighborhood, or a series of body weight exercises. If you’re lucky enough to have a home gym, go ahead and pump some iron. Mobility is also important! Spend 2-3 minutes every hour stretching. That might seem like a lot, but its only 2-3 minutes, and in reality, if you mute yourself on those conference calls, so you can multitask.

Spending 2-3 minutes every hour to do some general maintenance on your body will help counteract a lot of the physical stress and achiness you experience while working from home.

Read the full article on our website to see the 4 stretches Dr. Gessert recommends to keep you active while working at home.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Getting Relief from Back Pain while Working from Home

Many folks have been working from home over the past month and a half, and many of our favorite businesses have shut down. Gyms, restaurants, movie theaters, schools, and daycares are the places we frequent the most.

Since we’re encouraged to leave our homes only for groceries and essential health services, most of us have been pretty sedentary.

Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle leads to a myriad of health problems. According to the World Health organization, a sedentary lifestyle leads to an increase in all causes of mortality. It also leads to double the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

In addition to chronic conditions, being sedentary contributes to a number of musculoskeletal conditions including shoulder, hip, neck, mid-back and low back pain. It’s estimated that up to 80% of people experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Along with pain comes the psychological effects, like depression, grief, and discomfort. It’s easy to see that sitting around all day, even if you’re working, is not good for your health. How can you get back pain relief?

Read more on our website!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Pivotal Chiropractic is Ready to Help During COVID-19

As a Specific Structural Chiropractor, I work with many folks who experience a myriad of health conditions – from neck pain and back pain, to headaches, disc herniations, and shoulder and hip injuries. I take our patients through a process, which includes a complimentary consultation that allows me to get a better understanding of your condition. If everything makes sense and sounds reasonable, I will perform a detailed examination. During the examination, x-rays will be taken to further assess your condition, along with other diagnostic tests. If additional imaging is needed, like an MRI, I will refer you to a nearby imaging center that isn’t affiliated with the local hospitals. This reduces the time for scheduling the MRI, the cost, and reduces possible exposure to Corona virus.

Structural Chiropractic is a safe and gentle option for individuals dealing with everything from neck and back pain to headaches and acute neuromusculoskeletal injuries.

The U.S Department of Homeland Security deems chiropractic an essential healthcare service. Chiropractors play a vital role in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions that would otherwise end up in urgent cares, ERs and hospitals. The real heroes during this pandemic are the countless medical doctors, nurses and hospital staff who go to the frontline to save lives. As a structural chiropractor, I want to help by lightening the load of neuromusculoskeletal patients so urgent care professionals can focus on Covid-19.

Read more on our website!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Managing Chronic Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As you know, Covid-19 is impacting our healthcare system and economy. The long term effects are unknown.

As the number of cases rises, the healthcare system will be put to the test. Even though there will be an influx of Covid-19 patients into the hospital and clinical system, patients suffering from other conditions and injuries will still need medical care.

Where can they go? What are their options? Should they visit their primary care physician, an urgent care, or go to the hospital and risk coming into contact with Coronavirus?

Find out how chiropractors in Ann Arbor can help you manage your chronic pain on our website!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Should You Crack Your Own Neck?

We’ve all done it – rolled our neck from side to side until we hear that satisfying crack or pop.

Did you know that cracking your own neck could actually be making your neck tension or neck pain worse?

If you’re not supposed to crack your own neck to relieve tension, what can you do? First, you should see a specific structural chiropractor to make sure there’s not a serious injury.

Even if it’s not serious, regular adjustments can relieve tension and pain.

Second, recognize that tension in the neck is a result of tight or weak muscles, which in turn are a result of abnormal structure. Either way: a visit to the chiropractor is necessary.

Visit our website to read about some other reasons you could be experiencing neck tension and how to get relief!

To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.