Could you imagine going through life every day with near-debilitating, chronic back pain? Back pain is one of the most common ailments in America - it's estimated that 8% of all adults, or 16 million people, suffer from chronic back pain in the U.S. every year. If you've never experienced a back injury or pain, be thankful. Chronic back pain affects every aspect of a person's life, from participating in sports to limitations with everyday activities, like cooking dinner. In fact, many people with chronic back pain can't even make a reliable living and put food on the table. Almost 83 million workdays are lost every year due to choric back pain.
The inability to work and provide isn't just a physical issue - it can become an emotional one too. Many people suffering from chronic back pain also suffer from depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, in the past, chronic back pain sufferers wanting to avoid addictive medications and invasive surgeries had few viable relief options. However, if you're suffering from a chronic back issue like sciatica, a pinched nerve, or a bulging disc, pain relief may be closer than you think.
Modern chiropractic care and, more specifically, a spinal decompression chiropractor in Wando, SC, may be the long-term solution you need for chronic back pain.
A common misconception is that chiropractors only adjust your back and neck when, in fact, they treat the whole body with all-natural treatments. Here at Elite Healthcare, our doctors focus on your overall health, not just pain. We want to find and address the underlying causes of your symptoms. If you're unfamiliar with an integrative approach to medicine, this strategy may seem new. Our chiropractic care is less about putting a band-aid on the problem and more about finding a natural, long-term solution to your pain.
Fortunately, our experienced chiropractors provide the best in natural pain relief. Prescription and over-the-counter pain medications mask the symptoms you're experiencing versus getting to the cause of your pain. Pain is often the result of your spine being out of alignment, which leads to nerve issues. Once your spine is back in alignment, the nerves function correctly again.
Because our chiropractic center offers a combination of different therapies and non-surgical treatments, we provide a comprehensive approach to healing. Depending on the extent of your back problems, spinal decompression therapy may be the answer to your chronic pain problems.
Invasive procedures, like back surgeries, often leave the patient racked with pain, long recovery times, and complications. Sometimes, the surgery doesn't work as intended, leaving the patient responsible for a therapy that didn't work correctly. As a non-invasive treatment, spinal decompression therapy can treat back and neck pain without needles, incisions, or harmful manipulations of the spine.
Getting back pain relief from surgery is far from guaranteed. However, because spinal decompression targets the underlying causes of your back pain, it's a much more effective long-term treatment. Spinal decompression is not a quick fix. When coupled with positive lifestyle changes like losing weight, you can maximize the pain-relieving benefits of spinal decompression.
Surgery of the back and spine requires the patient to be bedridden and uncomfortable for days and even weeks. Recovering from back surgery is no easy feat and often requires strong pain medications to help. Sometimes, back surgeries don't go as planned, causing complications and worse scenarios. Spinal decompression, on the other hand, is very effective and doesn't require much recovery time at all. Once your spinal decompression session is over, you'll probably be able to drive yourself home from our office.
One of the least talked about issues with back pain medications is that they only treat the pain, not the underlying causes. For many patients, relying on meds to relieve back pain fosters dependency on pain pills. Pain pill addiction is a very serious issue in the U.S., often leading patients down a dark path. With spinal decompression, you won't have to worry about taking pills for pain relief. That's because the root causes of your back pain are addressed, not just the symptoms.
If you were to look at the cost of surgery and subsequent years of prescription medication, you might be shocked. When compared to spinal decompression, surgery is a much more expensive treatment to consider. You've got to take the cost of surgery into account, but also the fact that you'll be forced to take time off work. By choosing spinal decompression therapy, you're choosing a safe, non-surgical treatment that doesn't require any time off work.
Spinal decompression relieves pressure on disrupted discs, causing them to retract back into place. This revolutionary treatment also lets oxygen, fluids, and nutrients re-enter your spinal discs, which provides additional healing.
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At Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine, we practice an integrated approach to pain relief and chiropractic care. Our goal is to restore your spine to its proper alignment, which speeds up your recovery time and prevents additional injuries. If chronic back pain has taken over your life, it's time to visit our chiropractic office for a thorough evaluation.
Ask yourself this: Have you been suffering from headaches and sleepless nights due to muscle strain? Is your ability to work and put food on the table compromised due to a pinched nerve? No amount of over-the-counter pain medication can provide a long-term fix for such an issue. Thankfully, our chiropractors have years of experience providing relief to patients just like yourself.
After a comprehensive exam, our doctor will create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your body. That way, we can address the full scope of your symptoms by correcting any root causes of your back pain.
From minor chiropractic adjustments to spinal decompression treatment, we'll find the solution that your back and body need to heal correctly. If you're ready to get back on the road to better health, we're here to help every step of the way. Contact our Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine today to get started.
HUGER S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in the Huger-Wando community are voicing their concerns to city leaders about everything from transportation to affordable housing.Almost 200 people came to a community meeting at Cainhoy Elementary on Thursday. They say they feel overlooked when it comes to decisions regarding their area.Carl Anderson, S.C. House of Representatives District 103, says he is new to representing the Huger-Wando area and wants their requests to be fulfilled.“Berkeley County has several pots of mone...
HUGER S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in the Huger-Wando community are voicing their concerns to city leaders about everything from transportation to affordable housing.
Almost 200 people came to a community meeting at Cainhoy Elementary on Thursday. They say they feel overlooked when it comes to decisions regarding their area.
Carl Anderson, S.C. House of Representatives District 103, says he is new to representing the Huger-Wando area and wants their requests to be fulfilled.
“Berkeley County has several pots of money that we just hope would be shared across Berkeley County with every area of Berkeley County, but this area, as they said to me, they feel like they have been overlooked,” Anderson said. “So, I feel like this area needs a little bit more attention than the other areas.”
At the meeting, representatives from Berkeley County, the state’s health department and department of transportation, just to name a few, answered questions from the public.
“The funds that have come in from the federal government during this pandemic and what is going to be done with it,” Anderson said. “And we heard that only a fraction of those funds were spent. So, they want to be included in the funds that the county has so that things can get done in this area.”
Another issue brought up was the repaving of certain roads, the cost of affordable housing and overall severity of sewage and drainage problems.
One community member, Cynthia Lawrence, says she wished that the agencies could have gone into more detail with their answers.
“Well, I think the public is still a little leery about the answers that they received tonight from the agencies that were here,” Lawrence said. “We needed to go a little deeper and it just wasn’t enough time.”
Although the community members say they wish they had more time, other county and school representatives say they can answer more in-depth questions when contacted directly.
The hope is to have another meeting sometime in October, but no date has been set as of now. The organizer’s plans include inviting Berkeley County Water and Sewer so they can solve more of the sewage issues.
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Multiple fire crews responded to a fire at SC Ports’ Wando Welch Terminal Thursday morning.
Officials say it was reported around 9:06 a.m. after a forklift inside a partially covered building caught on fire.
Several units including Mount Pleasant Fire, Charleston Fire Department and Charleston County EMS responded.
No injuries were reported.
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Wando High School’s volleyball program earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2021-2022 season. This is the sixth consecutive year the Warriors picked up this honor.The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the honorees last month, which included 425 high school girls’ teams.The academic achievement award was created in 1992 to recognize teams that excel in the classroom. The award honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point ave...
Wando High School’s volleyball program earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2021-2022 season. This is the sixth consecutive year the Warriors picked up this honor.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the honorees last month, which included 425 high school girls’ teams.
The academic achievement award was created in 1992 to recognize teams that excel in the classroom. The award honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. The Warriors team finished the school year with a team GPA of 3.412 (4.0 scale), making them eligible for the national honor.
Not only did the Warriors excel in the classroom. Wando won the South Carolina High School League’s Region 7-AAAAA title, made the Lower State championship match in November, and finished the season with a 35-8-1 record. Head coach Alexis Glover, who has been in charge of the program for nearly 35 years and won four state titles, appreciates the balance of academic and athletic excellence.
“Our program’s first priority is academics,” said Glover. “School comes before volleyball. When your priorities are in the right order, you can be successful in the classroom and on the court.”
Wando High School 2021-2022 Volleyball Roster
“Academic achievement does not happen by accident,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “I’m so proud of the hundreds of coaching staffs that make excellence in the classroom a priority.”
Charleston County Parks is proud to once again partner with The Boardr to host the Grind for Life skateboarding competition series at SK8 Charleston on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Grind for Life series is a national, all ages and all skills street and bowl skateboarding competition benefitting the Grind for Life Organization, a non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.
Various skateboarding competitions will take place throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 30. The competition is limited to 175 competitors and registration is now open. Pre-registration is required for participants and can be done online at this link: https://theboardr.com/register. Registration to compete is $50 per person. Waivers must be signed for all competitors. Spectators are free of charge and are welcome to come watch the action throughout the day.
The Grind for Life contest schedule will begin with practice sessions at 8 a.m., followed by adaptive skating competitions at 9:30. The rest of the day will feature street skating and bowl competitions in various categories and age groups, followed by awards presentations.
Street Jam events will feature three skaters per jam, with three minutes per jam, and are judged on overall impression. Pro Bowl Jam events will feature eight skaters per jam, with three runs at 30 seconds each, with participants skating in order and judged on overall impression.
Participants are encouraged to arrive on time for their division as schedule adjustments cannot be made. The full contest schedule can be found at CharlestonCountyParks.com (direct link: https://ccprc.com/3601/Grind-for-Life).
Participants must wear industry standard helmets with securely fastened chinstrap and closed toe shoes at all times. Protective pads are strongly recommended. Children 12 and under must be under the supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older at all times. Smoking, tobacco products of any form and alcohol are strictly prohibited at SK8 Charleston.
A portion of entry fees from the event will be donated to the Grind for Life Organization. The Grind for Life Organization is a 501(c)(3) that raises money to assist cancer patients with treatment-related travel expenses that are not usually covered by health insurance. SK8 Charleston will be the fourth stop for this year’s Grind for Life series, which is held at various skateparks throughout the US. Grind for Life will host two additional competitions in Pensacola and Tampa, Fla. later this fall.
Owned and operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, SK8 Charleston is a concrete skate park that spans over 32,000 square feet. The park, which opened in 2017, is located on the neck area of the Charleston peninsula at 1549 Oceanic Street. SK8 Charleston features an intermediate bowl, a pro bowl, a 200-foot-long snake run, and a 300-foot-long street course. The site features a building offering a small skate shop, restrooms, concessions and seating areas. SK8 Charleston is open each Wednesday through Monday for skating, and on Tuesdays for BMX bikers.
For more information on the Grind for Life series or SK8 Charleston, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com (direct link), GrindforLife.org, or call 843- 795-4386. This event is sponsored by Crafty, Cranks & Board Shop and Parrot Surf & Skate.
The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes six land parks, three beach parks, three dog parks, a skate park, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, a historic plantation site, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services — festivals, camps, classes, programs, and more.
For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386 or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.
Fresh off a shutout win over Lake Marion in Week 1, the Lucy Beckham Bengals came out roaring on Aug. 25 versus archrival Wando High School, as a capacity crowd at CCSD District 2 Stadium witnessed the second-year football program pummel the Warriors 43-0.
After a futile opening series for the Bengals offense, it was the defense that set the tone early courtesy of defensive back Perrin Ketchin, who snatched an interception intended for an opposing receiver in the end zone.
From there, the rest of the squad continued riding a booming crescendo that left a listless Wando standing in place for most of the contest.
Buoyed by a ferocious running attack featuring Stephen Segars (112 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Charles Byrd, the Bengals jumped to a 29-0 lead before halftime.
The second half was more of the same, as the Warriors were held to fewer than 100 yards of offense.
Dutch Fork coach Reed Gunter hopes his team’s first state title trip isn’t its last one.The Silver Foxes put up a fight against powerhouse Wando, but the Warriors’ depth and experi...
Dutch Fork coach Reed Gunter hopes his team’s first state title trip isn’t its last one.
The Silver Foxes put up a fight against powerhouse Wando, but the Warriors’ depth and experience took over in the final two quarters in the 15-8 victory Saturday in the Class 5A state championship match.
It is Wando’s sixth state title and fourth in a row.
Dutch Fork finishes the year at 15-2, the most wins in the six-year history of the program.
“Even with the loss today, it is tremendous and so happy to be there,” Gunter said. “It shows the hard work we put in and all the effort. I don’t plan on this being the last time. We plan on being back.”
Jack Shipman and Logan Mitchell each scored five goals for Wando (12-4). The Warriors, who led 7-6 at halftime, took control in the third quarter by scoring four goals. They added four more goals in the fourth quarter.
Shipman scored as time expired in the quarter to give Wando an 11-6 lead after three.
“This means a lot to maintain some dominance in this state,” Wando's Lance Renes said. “We put a lot of work into the practices. And all that work gives us the confidence to do our best and paint a beautiful picture.”
“Really, in the second half, we let them get a lot of shots off in the crease,” Gunter said. “Too many times, they came out with a better offensive plan and decided to attack us in close. I guess we just weren’t prepared for it. And in the second half, their depth came into play and wore us down a little bit.”
Alex Walters led Dutch Fork with four goals, and Chance Hainey added two.
Dutch Fork trailed much of the first half but erased a pair of three-goal deficits. Walters had a hat trick in the first quarter, with his third goal tying it at 3 with 1:43 left in the quarter.
The Silver Foxes trailed 6-3 but goals by Jakob Lara and Austin Beasley cut it to 6-5 with 5:55 left in second quarter. Hainey tied it at 6 on a goal with 44 seconds left in the half.
Tommy Marcoon gave Wando a 7-6 lead 20 seconds later.
This story was originally published April 28, 2018, 4:58 PM.
Carolina Forest’s spirited postseason run came to an end Friday evening at Wando High School.The Panthers fought until the last pitch, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Warriors from beating Carolina Forest 2-0 in seven innings.Wando captured the Lower State Championship with the victory and will now play for the State Championship against JL Mann. Carolina Forest needed to win both games of a doubleheader to advance.Carolina Forest had nothing short of a magical season, going 21-11 and winning nine out of 11 ...
Carolina Forest’s spirited postseason run came to an end Friday evening at Wando High School.
The Panthers fought until the last pitch, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Warriors from beating Carolina Forest 2-0 in seven innings.
Wando captured the Lower State Championship with the victory and will now play for the State Championship against JL Mann. Carolina Forest needed to win both games of a doubleheader to advance.
Carolina Forest had nothing short of a magical season, going 21-11 and winning nine out of 11 playoff games. The Panthers defeated Sumter three times—twice in the playoffs—a feat the team had not accomplished in school history prior to April.
The Panthers relied heavily on their pitching rotation of senior Andrew Brong and juniors Jakob Frishmuth and Patrick Orlando, and Friday’s game against Wando was no exception.
Brong got the start for Carolina Forest and pitched the entire seven-inning game, giving up only two walks and three hits in the game. Brong has six strikeouts.
Carolina Forest just couldn’t seem to get to home plate.
In two separate innings the Panthers had the bases loaded, but with Wando’s ace pitching, they just couldn’t get any runs on the board.
Multiple Panthers did manage to get on base.
Jakob Frishmuth was walked, Patrick Orlando had a single, designated hitter Christian Richardson had a single, catcher Joey Dwulet has a single, and Dylan Roberts had a single.
Carolina Forest nearly got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning. Dylan Roberts was on third base when Richardson hit a single toward left field. Roberts sprinted home, but was called out after much debate between the three umpires.
Carolina Forest made a play for the lead in the sixth inning with runners on first and third, with only one out, but Wando struck out the next two batters.
Carolina Forest never gave up. With two outs in the top of the seventh, the bases were loaded, but Wando seemed determined to not let Carolina Forest pull out the miraculous victory.
Cameron Cauble struck out for the final out in the top of the seventh, sealing the Panthers fate.
As Wando’s team celebrated on the pitcher’s mound by tackling their MVP, pitcher Harrison Smith, who threw nine strikeouts, the Panthers put on a brave face, although closer inspection one could see the heartbreak of defeat. CFHS coach Jack Jolly gathered his team for one more post-game speech, speaking of his pride in each one of them and how they fought until the very end.
Jolly continued praising his team after the post-game huddle.
“They fought until the very last pitch, they have made it farther than anyone could’ve predicted at the beginning of the season and I am glad I have been able to coach each one of these fine young men,” Jolly said.
Jolly said the Panthers reached the Lower State Championship only one other time in the school’s history, in 2009, with Jolly at the helm. The Panthers only lost two of their last 11 games, both to the Wando Warriors, with a combined amount of four runs. Though a tough loss for Carolina Forest, the Panthers have much to look forward to come next year.
The Panthers will only be losing three players who are graduating this year: Andrew Brong, Joey Dwulet and Austin Spraker.
Jolly will be having the beef of his offensive lineup: Cauble, Richardson and Roberts all returning for one more year, as well as his pitching duo of Frishmuth and Orlando returning.
So should fans plan on seeing the Panthers make it even farther next year?
“You can count on it,” Orlando said.