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Brad Gorski, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Brad Gorski, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Charleston, SC. Including the communities of West Ashley, Johns Island and James Island.

Patients who live in and around the Charleston, South Carolina area are encouraged to visit Elite Family Chiropractic for all of their back pain needs. Dr. Brad Gorski is able to provide highly individualized chiropractic care to relieve both back pain and the inflammation that accompanies it. Dr. Gorski understands the importance of treating the patient as a whole and offering services that meet each person's individual needs.



Back Pain Q & A

Is back pain an indication of other health problems?

Back pain can be an indicator of many different health problems including:

  • Kidney infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Sciatica
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Fibromyalgia

While many of these conditions may not start with the spinal column, the nerves that lead to the spine can become inflamed or irritated. If the inflammation becomes too severe, the pain may move into the spine. If a person suffers a back injury, the pain may eventually radiate outward affecting other areas of the body. In order to effectively treat the back pain, the doctor must address the source of the problem. If the pain is to be controlled, the illness or injury must be treated. Once treatment has begun, the doctor can begin to evaluate the true nature and severity of the back pain.



Can chiropractic adjustments allow a person to breathe more efficiently?

Individuals who have chronic upper respiratory issues may develop problems with their breathing patterns. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help ease tension in the rib cage, making it easier for a person to breathe, taking fuller, deeper breaths. The adjustment not only addresses the ribs, it will also address the smaller, intercostal muscles located between each rib that allow them to expand as a person inhales and exhales. Being able to take fuller breaths allows more oxygen in the blood stream and will eventually allow the person to establish better breathing patterns. One of the biggest factors in disease is the lack of oxygen in the body. The body requires oxygen for both a fuel source as well as a catalyst to cause metabolic reactions within the body.



How can lower back injuries be avoided?

Lower back injuries can be avoided by using proper lifting techniques and not forcing the back to move in unnatural ways. If a person wants to maintain good health, especially when it comes to the spine and the muscle structures that support it, it is important to strengthen the entire musculoskeletal system and perform regular stretches to maintain flexibility and positive range of motion. Maintaining flexibility will help to keep the body functioning efficiently. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help keep inflammation to a minimum and good circulation throughout the entire body.