Monday, February 25, 2019

Chiropractic Adjustments

If you are seeking relief from back or joint pain, a chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation is a safe and effective alternative treatment method that we utilize here at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage. A chiropractic adjustment refers to applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Since the adjustment technique varies by location of discomfort, it is best to schedule a consultation first.

Spinal manipulation is suitable for conditions such as acute low back pain caused by daily activities, or neck pain, headaches, and osteoarthritis. The objective of this treatment method is to reduce the subluxation, while increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability, and improving overall function. No special preparation is required before a chiropractic adjustment and depending on the individualized treatment plan Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos  provides for you, chiropractic treatment may require a series of visits to our office.

If you think you may benefit from a chiropractic adjustment, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at our practice, visit www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage in Arlington, MA, call 781-641-4482. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

At Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage, Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos and staff promote a multifaceted approach to chiropractic health. Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a therapy recommended for patients with chronic pain, injuries to soft tissue, and muscle spasms.

The body’s natural electric current is disrupted when injury or disease occurs. Electrical Muscle Stimulation is administered by placing electrodes directly on the body and sending a small electrical current to the affected soft tissue or muscle. The current works by mimicking the signals that occur naturally in a healthy body, causing the targeted muscle to experience small contractions. The muscles contract and then relax, which helps reduce swelling and releases any trigger points that may be causing muscles to lock up.

This treatment helps an injured body heal faster, and relieves pain and muscle spasms. Endorphins, the body’s most powerful natural pain relievers, are also released as a result of this process. The amount of electricity used in electrical muscle stimulation is small but enough to be effective for treating spasms and other chronic or acute pains.  This treatment is usually scheduled in short sessions over a period of weeks depending on the location and severity of the pain or injury.

To learn more about electrical muscle stimulation and all the services provided by Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage, visit https://www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Arlington, MA, call 781.641.4482.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Back Pain


Back pain is something that many people suffer from at some point in their lifetime. It can stem from a vigorous workout, lifting something heavy, moving the wrong way, or as a result of sleeping in a wrong position. When the pain in your back is uncomplicated it will usually heal on its own in a couple of days with rest. However, joint mechanics or muscle balance may still be off making another injury easier and more likely to happen.


If your pain lingers or if it is a result of a spinal disc injury, the condition may be more troublesome. Spinal disc injuries are quite common and can be really painful. They come in different shapes and sizes:
thin in height and bulge broadly like a squished ice cream sandwich 
air bubble from a scuffed car tire 
herniated and pronounced like a mushroom shape

The bigger the disc herniation the greater chance it puts pressure on nerves (sciatic nerve) affecting buttocks, the groin or the legs all the way to your toes causing:

pain
tingling / pins and needles
numbness (can’t feel touch)
muscle weakness 

In either case, it means that it’s time to visit Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage. Finding the exact source of your back pain can be difficult but you can rely on our multifaceted training, expertise and over 2 decades experience.  Our facility also offers specific hand guided traction equipment that specializes in reducing disc bulging and herniation and reduces pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Depending on the cause and severity of your back pain, Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage may recommend a spinal adjustment and spinal manipulation of your vertebrae to alleviate your symptoms. An adjustment refers to Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos applying manipulation with their hands to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of this treatment is to reduce the subluxation with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving overall function. As a result, this enables you to get back to living your life without having to rely on painkillers. 

If you are struggling with back pain, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn about services we provide at the office, visit www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage in Arlington, MA, call 781-641-4482.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Chiropractic Examinations

At Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage, the focus of Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos is to provide superior care for each patient to achieve full recovery from aches and pains. Even if you think you feel good, our staff is here to make you feel better. When you first visit our office, you’ll notice that a chiropractic examination is very similar to a standard examination that you may receive at your primary care physician’s office. An initial chiropractic exam will typically have three parts: a consultation, case history, and physical examination.

The consultation will consist of the patient meeting with Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos to provide a brief synopsis of the pain he or she is experiencing and/or what brings them to the office in the first place. This is when you describe your areas of pain, as well as your duration and frequency of symptoms. During the second part of the exam, you will discuss your case history. This provides patients with the opportunity to outline the family history, dietary habits, and occupational history. The final step of the chiropractic exam includes the physical examination to test your range of motion. Dr.Nicholas Stamoulos will have you perform a series of mobility tests before recommending treatment options.

If you think you may benefit from chiropractic treatment, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our office, visit www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage in Arlington, MA, call 781.641.4482.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Chiropractic Massage Therapy

Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage offers a multifaceted approach to chiropractic care that includes massage.  Massage therapy may sound indulgent, but has many benefits to your chiropractic health and shouldn’t be overlooked as a form of treatment. Chiropractic massage therapy uses massage to relax the body, allowing a doctor to more easily realign problem areas. Combining these two methods of therapy is an excellent way to improve overall musculoskeletal health and efficiency.
This approach of combining the two therapy methods is often used with patients in recovery from surgery or injury, as both methods working together help the patient recover faster.  Massage is particularly helpful in recovery because it releases toxins built up in the muscles and deep tissue may help in breaking up scar tissue adhesions. Anyone can experience relief and relaxation from chiropractic massage, but this method is especially helpful to patients with neck pain, back pain, pulled muscles, muscle spasms, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, or even anxiety problems.
Chiropractic massage is just one way to take care of your chiropractic health.  To learn about all the services provided by Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos, visit www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at the Arlington, MA facility, call 781.641.4482.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Custom Foot Orthotics

Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos of East Arlington Chiropractic promotes a multifaceted approach to chiropractic wellness. Custom foot orthotics are just one option that can benefit our patients. Orthotics can be a great solution for patients experiencing discomfort or imbalance while walking. The customized support they provide can help correct issues related to walking and alignment. Custom foot orthotics fit into a pair of shoes like inserts you can find in a pharmacy but are prescribed by a chiropractor to target a patient’s specific needs.
When worn consistently, they often help realign bones in the foot and ankle. This can take pressure off of other problem areas like the back, neck, shoulders, and hips. When a chiropractor prescribes custom orthotics, a foot computerized scan impression is taken from the patient. This impression allows a custom product to be made for the patient’s particular needs.  Customization is important since most people’s foot imbalance is not symmetrical - any off the shelf correction would be symmetrical and will not provide proper correction. Orthotics are made to be worn on a daily basis during almost any activity, and one pair typically lasts several years.
Custom foot orthotics are just one of many ways to care for your chiropractic health. To learn more about custom foot orthotics and all the services provided by Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos of East Arlington Chiropractic, visit www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Arlington, MA, call 781-641-4482

Thursday, September 21, 2017

How Chiropractic Care Affects Your Overall Wellness

Receiving chiropractic treatment goes well beyond improving your spinal care; it works wonders for your overall health. When you visit Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos of East Arlington Chiropractic, for a specific problem, or if you desire to improve your overall well-being, you are already taking a step in the right direction. This is because the doctor prides himself on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping you achieve your health goals.

Benefits of routine chiropractic care are endless, but the most common include improved nerve communication in the body, improved joint motion and coordination, improved physical function and performance, and improved posture. If you’ve never visited a chiropractor before, you may also miss out on improved sleep, an improved mood, and higher energy levels. Whereas a medical doctor might prescribe pain medicine, a chiropractor such as Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos will treat your back and neck problems by hand. Chiropractic care plays a strong role in keeping your body balanced, flexible, and functioning at its highest peak.

If you think you may benefit from chiropractic treatment, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at East Arlington Chiropractic, in Arlington, MA, call (781) 641-4482.