Blog Archive

Acupuncture for Stress: What to Expect Jun 14th, 2021

If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you’re far from alone. According to the 2020 Stress in America survey, more Americans are stressed now than ever before, and nearly 49% of respondents indicated that the stress is negatively affecting their actions and behaviors. The good news is that stress management techniques,...

5 Signs of Spondylolisthesis May 3rd, 2021

Although lower back pain is a common experience — affecting 80% of adults throughout their lifetime — the cause of lower back pain can vary quite a bit. Here at Premier Chiropractic, Barry Hughes, DC and our team treat lower back pain caused by a variety of conditions, including spondylolisthesis....

Can Nutritional Counseling Help my PMS? Apr 1st, 2021

Premenstrual syndrome — more commonly known as PMS — affects an estimated 75% of menstruating women each month. While the intensity of symptoms can vary, the most common symptoms include food cravings, bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, irritability, and fatigue.  Although PMS is common, there are many lifestyle changes you can...

Treatment For Your Sciatic Nerve Pain Mar 1st, 2021

When your sciatic nerve is compressed — such as by a herniated disc — the nerve becomes irritated and inflamed. The symptoms of sciatica can vary from numbness to weakness to burning or tingling sensations. Others feel intense pain or shocking sensations.  Regardless of what causes your sciatica, Barry Hughes,...

Understanding the Different Types of Headaches Feb 1st, 2021

Nearly everyone has had a headache at some point, as the World Health Organization points out. Headaches are an extremely common condition, but not all headaches are the same. Headaches can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, from hormonal fluctuations to dehydration. Not only that, but there are...

Why Acupuncture Might Be Right For You Jan 1st, 2021

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help alleviate pain and manage physical ailments. Today, it remains a popular treatment because it’s drug-free, works well with complementary treatments (like physical therapy), and treats a wide range of conditions. Barry Hughes, DC and our team at Premier Chiropractic offer...

The Importance of Nutritional Coaching Dec 1st, 2020

Do you wish your diet was a little better but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you need a little help tweaking your diet to address specific health needs? Nutritional coaching can bridge the gap from where you are to your healthiest condition. Barry Hughes, DC and our team...

Treatments for Headaches That Don't Involve Drugs Nov 1st, 2020

There are many different types of headaches, including cluster headaches, tension headaches, and migraines. As many as 75% of the global population have had a headache in the last year, and as many as 4% of the population have headaches 15+ days each month.  While medication can be used to...

Is Whiplash Permanent? Oct 5th, 2020

With nearly two million Americans affected by whiplash, it’s one of the most common auto injuries, but it’s not limited to car crashes. Whiplash is an injury that can occur any time your neck is jolted forward and back. This includes sports collisions, slips, or even slow-speed auto crashes.  Barry...

Your Headache Medicine Might Be Causing Your Headaches Sep 1st, 2020

From a pounding head to light sensitivity, a headache can stop you in your tracks. The World Health Organization estimates 50-75% of the global adult population has had a headache in the past year, and 4% of the global population experiences headaches 15+ days per month. From cooling ice packs...

Is My Body Toxic? Aug 31st, 2020

Did you know that your kidneys and liver act as filters in your body? Your kidneys filter about 200 quarts of blood each and every day, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Your body has built-in systems to help flush out toxins from your body, and because of that, many...

Leading Causes of Sciatica Jul 9th, 2020

Do you have a shooting pain that runs from your buttocks to your foot? It might be sciatica, an inflammation of the sciatic nerve. If this describes you, you’re not alone. About 4 out of 10 people experience sciatica, according to the experts at Harvard Health. At Premier Chiropractic, we...

What to Do About Neck Pain Jun 3rd, 2020

Have you ever fallen asleep in a chair and woken up with a stiff neck? You’re not alone, but thankfully, a stiff neck usually resolves with a little TLC and a heating pad. But what if neck pain continues? Or what if you’re unsure of the cause of your neck...

What are the Best Kinds of Rehabilitation? Apr 21st, 2020

Rehabilitation and physical therapy are well known for their post-surgery benefits. However, rehabilitation is useful even if you aren’t planning on an upcoming surgery. Rehabilitation can help manage chronic pain and even prevent sports injuries.  There isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to rehabilitation though, and at Premier Chiropractic we...

How Acupuncture May Relieve Your Back Pain Mar 9th, 2020

Does back pain keep you from enjoying your days? Medication may mask the pain, but that’s not your only option when it comes to relieving back pain. There are many non-drug options for treating back pain. If you’re experiencing back pain, the experienced team of providers at Premier Chiropractic may...

5 Ways Poor Posture Can Lead to Back Pain Feb 1st, 2020

Did you ever wonder why your mother told you to stand up straight? Your body posture can increase your confidence. Studies show that standing up straight can even trick your brain into feeling more confident too!  There’s another reason to stand up tall: poor posture can lead to back pain....

Resolving to Lose Weight This Year? Why You Should Get a Nutrition Coach Jan 1st, 2020

If you’re determined to lose weight, you can’t ignore the importance of good nutrition. A healthy diet can help reduce your appetite and burn calories. But, you’re not alone if you find it difficult to determine what to eat and what to avoid. With more than two-thirds of U.S. adults...

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Dec 4th, 2019

Do you suffer from chronic back pain? Have you noticed that pain getting worse as you get older? Many adults experience back pain – particularly lower back pain – over the course of their lives, and it isn’t uncommon for the pain to deteriorate with age. Some people experience back...

Why Rehab Is Pivotal to Recovering From an Injury Nov 1st, 2019

Have you experienced an injury that drastically affected your mobility? Do you want to make sure you’re fully recovered before re-engaging in your usual physical activities? Here at Premier Chiropractic in Pearland, Texas, Dr. Barry Hughes and Dr. Matt Federowicz have years of experience providing rehabilitative care to people recovering...

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain Oct 1st, 2019

You may be aware that carrying excess body weight increases your risk of many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea. But did you know that being overweight also increases your risk of sciatica? At Premier Chiropractic, we focus on your overall health, not just your pain, and...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Sep 9th, 2019

Tech neck describes the tension, soreness, and pain you feel in your neck when you look down at your phone, tablet, or other handheld devices for extended periods. Your head only weighs about 10 pounds, but the effective weight soars about 50 pounds of pressure when you bend your neck...

Lifestyle Habits That Could Be Making Your Headaches Worse Aug 28th, 2019

Headaches are one of the most common issues that adults face. About half of all adults globally experience a headache every year, and 90 percent of adults have experienced at least one in their lifetime. Most people rest or take a couple of aspirins to find relief. For some, headaches...

Myths and Facts About Acupuncture Jul 12th, 2019

The medical world can be funny — creating divisive lines between “Eastern” and “Western” medicine, or “modern medicine” versus “alternative medicine.” Here at Premier Chiropractic, we embrace any method of healing that uses a holistic and integrative approach, one that doesn’t just mask symptoms, but treats the underlying cause. And...

If You Suffer from Spinal Disc Issues, Decompression Treatments Can Help Jun 18th, 2019

Given the enormous role your spine plays as the foundation of your entire musculoskeletal structure, it’s little wonder that back pain affects as many people as it does — around 80% of the population in the United States. If your back pain, whether it’s acute or chronic, stems from issues...

Why You Shouldn't Wait to Seek Treatment for Whiplash May 24th, 2019

The average human head weighs between 10 and 11 pounds and is supported by just seven small vertebrae in your neck. When your head is whipped forward and back, this weight can cause serious damage along your cervical spine and in the surrounding supportive tissues. The effects of whiplash may...

3 Solutions for Sciatica You Haven't Tried Apr 8th, 2019

The electric shock-like sensation caused by your sciatica may make you want to limit your activities to the couch, the remote, and a season or two of your favorite show. But ignoring your sciatica, hoping it goes away on its own, isn’t likely to help you in the long run....

Forget the Drugs: Learn How All-Natural Acupuncture Can Alleviate Migraine Pain Mar 5th, 2019

While the advances of modern medicine have done some great good, it’s difficult to argue with treatment methods that date back thousands of years. Acupuncture is one such treatment that works holistically with your body to restore your natural balance and energy. From quitting smoking to reducing chronic migraines, people...

Understanding Why Post-Accident Whiplash Symptoms Are Often Delayed Feb 12th, 2019

You’ve been involved in a minor fender-bender, and everything seems fine. A day or two later, however, you begin to notice pain between your shoulders, you’re having trouble sleeping, and you feel dizzy. Believe it or not, there’s a good chance that you have whiplash. Whiplash happens when your head...

Want to Lose Weight? Our Detoxification Program can Help you do Just That Jan 7th, 2019

Choosing a detox diet on your own isn’t easy because there are so many different types to consider. Some take a fasting approach and allow nothing but specific liquids. Others recommend that you detox naturally by eating whole, high-fiber foods while eliminating refined and processed foods. Between these two extremes,...