Dr. Jeffery Jones is a Chiropractor practicing in Madison, MS. Dr. Jones specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Jones seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Life University Doctor of Chiropractic 1983
Universiteit Maastricht Faculty of Health 1983
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Three things. One is a lift brace which is specifically made for use on the job. You can find them online, Lowes or Home Depot. If not used correctly it will have an adverse affect and make your back weaker in the long run. It has suspenders and 2 closures. The first is like a cumber bun on a tux. Only secure it like a belt, not tight. The second involves 2 elastic bands, one on each side. When you get ready to lift pull those 2 tight and secure them in the front. Once you finish lifting loosen them. If you do not follow this procedure to use it correctly your back muscles will become weaker and dependent on the brace. Second, use your legs and not your back. If you have ever watched professional weight lifters they square their legs up under them before they lift. Third, do not bend your back when setting the weight down, use your legs and squat. This will be difficult at first until your legs become stronger. Also, because you have not been using your legs there will be some cramping for a couple of weeks, especially at night. Get some pediolyte popsicles and eat one twice a day to replace electrolytes in your body. Dill pickles, bananas and oranges are also helpful for a snack during your break at work. READ MORE
Chiropractors have a great reputation and success with auto accident injuries. Even though you didn't break anything the G forces a body sustains from these types of accidents not only strains muscles and ligaments, it also disrupts the normal biomechanical workings of the spine. It will only get worse the longer it remains unattended and the longer it will take to get better. READ MORE
Chiropractors treat herniated discs with traction of the lower back in conjunction with spinal manipulation. We have had good results also using spinal decompression. READ MORE
Yes they can. Numerous studies have shown chiropractic adjustments to be more effective and less costly than other types of treatment. Medications are just treating the symptoms and not the cause. Chiropractors are sympathetic to the patient's pain but they look for the cause. Correct the cause relieve the symptom. READ MORE
The main side effect to an adjustment is muscle soreness, which only lasts for a short time. Also, with the initial week or two of treatment, some conditions seem to become a little worse before they get better, which is normal. Most pain comes from nerve irritation, which reduces function. Once that function begins to return, there may be that type of reaction. If you have ever had your leg go to sleep, it doesn't work until it wakes up and the waking-up process can be slightly painful. READ MORE
It is possible depending on where on the spine the adjustment was made. I would immediately go back to my chiropractor and inform him of what is going on. READ MORE
This can be caused by irregular bowel movements. Normal is at least once a day. I have seen through my practice that irritation to the 1st, 2nd or 3rd lumbar nerve can cause this because that is the nerve control for the large intestine. That being the case a chiropractor can help. READ MORE
You may have a floater. A piece of cartilage that has broken loose and moves around. See an orthopedic. READ MORE
Definitely. I am a migraine survivor. Haven't had one in over 40 years since I started having chiropractic care. That is one thing that got me interested in becoming one. READ MORE
Definitely. Used to have them myself until I sought chiropractic treatment. No migraines for 40+ years. READ MORE
Yes, it can be a chronic reoccurring condition but it is controllable with regular chiropractic care. I was in your situation as a young college student. Once I started seeing my chiropractor and followed his instructions I have experienced maybe a dozen episodes over the last 40+ years and they were all relieved in less than 2 hours after a chiropractic manipulation. READ MORE
Did you injure that ankle in the past? It could be weakness and instability of the ligaments. Also, it could be lack of good support. Go to www.footlevelers.com and look for a chiropractor that uses their product. Custom made orthotics may be your answer. READ MORE
Yes it is very common. Frankly, I would not understand the reasoning behind not taking x-rays on the first visit. There are several things films will reveal: congenital malformations, disc degeneration, vertebral spur formation, blocked vertebra (two bones that fused together naturally), chiari formation which can have very serious consequences if the doctor is unaware that it is there during treatment, missing vertebral parts such as agenesis of the odontoid (tooth like projection of the 2nd cervical vertebra) and of course underlying pathologies. READ MORE
An ergonomic office chair would help. Also, see a chiropractor because there will be some degree of spinal distortion and he/she can treat that. READ MORE
Yes. Since no one seems to have uncovered the cause of your limp my first thought would be lumbopelvic instability. This causes the development of an acquired short leg which is correctable. READ MORE
Yes it can. The best sleeping position is on your side with a pillow between the knees. Never sleep on your stomach. How old is your mattress? You may need a new one. READ MORE
That is a question that has been around for many years with a lot of speculation. A few years ago I read a study by two British researchers concerning this subject and their conclusions were the most logical I have seen. They concluded that when a spinal vertebra misaligns it forces the synovial fluid to one side of the joint compartment. Synovial fluid is what allows joints to glide smoothly across each other. When the vertebra moves during the adjustment pressure is released and the fluid suddenly returns to its normal distribution inside the joint. The pop or crack is caused by cavitation resulting from the sudden movement of this fluid. READ MORE
I would have that checked. You may have a mild to moderate scoliosis that can give the visual affects of one shoulder looking broader due to spinal shift. If that is the case, depending on the degree and type of scoliosis, it may be correctable or at least reduced. READ MORE
Yes. Especially one that offers any of the following: active release technique, myofascial release, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound or laser therapy. Many chiropractors utilize all or most of what I listed. READ MORE
Yes. It sounds like lumbopelvic spinal instability that will cause unequal leg length and weight bearing. This will also cause irritation of the sciatic nerve which controls the muscles of the leg. READ MORE
Two things come to mind, sciatica and/or tendonitis from over use. Chiropractic treatment combined with myofascial release can help both of these. READ MORE
First I would purchase an ergonomic office chair. They are designed to help a person maintain good posture. Don't buy cheap but you also don't have to pay top dollar. Also, I would see a chiropractor because sitting at a desk for several years has created some spinal distortion that needs to be addressed. READ MORE
Yes they can. Go to www.footlevelers.com and search their data base in your area for a chiropractor that prescribes their product. Some also offer weight loss programs that are very effective and would be a plus in helping to relieve your pain READ MORE
Yes they can with the right equipment. Go to www.klaser.com and search for a chiropractor that uses their equipment. Laser therapy combined with chiropractic treatment can be very beneficial in treating Bell's Palsy. We use it in my clinic and are seeing positive results. READ MORE
I need more specifics to advise you. Did you have surgery to remove part or all of the disc? If so, were the vertebra fused and at what level of the spine? How long has it been since you saw the doctor and had the procedure? READ MORE
You probably have a torn meniscus (cartilage). I would see an orthopedic and have an MRI. READ MORE
Yes, if it is due to bad posture. If it is due to osteoporosis or advanced intervertebral disc degeneration, no. READ MORE
Yes. A chiropractor's primary expertise is treating musculoskeletal conditions. They are the experts in this field. READ MORE
In some states chiropractors are allowed to prescribe mild pain relievers, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. Some pain management clinics will work with chiropractors so you get the best of both worlds. If you had to pick one or the other you should look at it this way. Medication is mainly given to address the symptom not the cause, so in that case it is usually going to give only temporary relief. This may last a few days or several weeks. Chiropractors on the other hand understand the symptoms and the need for relief, but they look for what caused the condition and devise a plan of action to correct it. Symptoms are a side affect of the underlying cause. Correct the cause, relieve the pain. READ MORE
Did you have an X-ray to rule out a fracture? If not, that is a possibility. Depending on the degree of sprain it could take a couple more months for the strength to return 100%. Do you have full range of motion to the ankle or does it feel restricted on certain movements? If so, there could be a joint misalignment and fixation, which a chiropractor can take care of. READ MORE
No. A surgical procedure is required and this is usually done only in extreme circumstances. A chiropractor that offers footlevelers brand custom orthotics specifically designed for heel spurs would help in conjunction with laser therapy to reduce inflammation. READ MORE
This is probably due to hyperlordosis (increased forward curvature of the mid- to lower spine) and possibly combined with some degree of scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine). X-rays need to be performed to determine this. Also, you should be checked for osteoporosis, which many times can be determined from the same X-rays. A chiropractor and/or physical therapist can show you specific exercises that can help reduce the curve to a degree and to keep it from getting worse, but at 64, I do not believe that it can be completely corrected. READ MORE
Yes. Being stressed can create a lot of problems especially neck and back pain. When people are stressed it creates increased tension in muscles and ligaments causing loss of joint motion, nerve irritation and bad posture. Meditation, yoga and regular chiropractic care are goods ways to alleviate pain associated with stress. READ MORE
No. Very unlikely. READ MORE
Many people that are in "minor fender benders" believe if they don't feel immediate pain that they are OK. Far from the truth. Statistics show that a person sitting in their vehicle at a dead stop and rear ended by another doing only 10 MHP will experience up to 3g's (3x the force of gravity) causing strain and sprain to the muscles and ligaments of the spine which can disrupt the normal alignment of the vertebrae. Symptoms can manifest themselves up to six months later or longer. It is called delayed reaction to injury and is very common. I suggest seeing a chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment has proven to be very affective with these types of injuries. READ MORE
Yoga will help if it is simply due to muscle contracture and tension around the sciatic nerve. Some yoga instructors, especially the ones I have worked with, can usually tell if there may be another underlying problem and advise you to see a chiropractor or medical doctor before continuing so as not to exacerbate the situation.. Now, on the other hand six months is a long time go without seeing any results from medication. This suggest to me there is some underlying cause that has not been identified. Several things can cause sciatica such as piriformis syndrome, intervertebral disc involvement and structural imbalance of the lumbosacral spine and pelvis. To correctly identify the cause a complete orthopedic, neurological and range of motion examination should be performed along with weight bearing x-rays (standing) and possibly an MRI. Chiropractic has shown excellent results treating sciatica. My personal experience with chiropractic treatment for chronic recurrent sciatica and migraine headaches as a young adult peaked my interest and desire to join the profession. READ MORE
A lot depends on what is causing the sciatica. Is it a bulging/protruding disc or just due to spinal misalignment? Because the spine is a biomechanical structure made up of many parts conditions can recur and because most of them develop over a long period of time they are all in some degree chronic. In my opinion no condition of the spine is permanently "fixable" to the point that the patient will never have some recurring episodes of discomfort. Traction is an adjunctive therapy that helps the patient's progress of becoming pain free at a more accelerated rare by increasing spinal mobilization and reducing muscle tension. Once a patient has reached maximum medical improvement and is put on supportive treatment, usually one visit every 4-6 weeks, traction is sometimes used to help the manipulation of the spine on these subsequent visits be more affective and the effects last longer. READ MORE
Patients with some degree of DDD are seen daily in most chiropractic offices. It is not always restricted to age. I have seen it in much younger patients. This disease is a result of the intervertebral disc shrinking due to a loss of fluid over a period of time. Causes that can enhance the progress of DDD or add to its development are abnormal spinal curvatures, and vertebral fixations (loss of normal motion of spinal joints), and past injuries such as whiplash. The symptoms caused by DDD are usually from nerve irritation, increased tension in muscles and ligaments and most common is simple loss of motion of the spine. Chiropractic has been helpful by being able to improve spinal mobility and reduce tension in the muscles and ligaments which also helps relieve nerve involvement. Mild chiropractic manipulation, and in your mother's case I would recommend a chiropractor that uses the Activator Method for spinal manipulation, in conjunction with a soft tissue technique of Active Release or Myofascial release. READ MORE
Chiropractors do not recommend or dispense medications. That is the expertise of your medical doctor. If the medication does not afford long term relief it is probably due to a musculoskeletal condition and I would see a chiropractor. READ MORE
Spinal manipulation is the art of being able to realign vertebral misalignments of the spine. The most common is done by hand. Some chiropractors use instruments. The spinal column is made up of 24 vertebrae. This does not include the skull, sacrum and pelvic area. These vertebrae create motor units which is comprised of 2 vertebrae, disc, muscles, ligaments and spinal nerves. When one of the vertebra becomes misaligned and fixated (loss of normal motion) it creates loss of function and nerve irritation. Spinal manipulation relieves these fixations thereby restoring motion and function. READ MORE
In my experience chiropractic has been helpful with ADHD and I might add with Autism also. These conditions can be hindered by nerve root irritation mainly in the upper cervical spine. The right nutritional supplements such as vitamin D and fish oils in conjunction with regular chiropractic care. I have seen patients whose activity and social interaction have improved. Academics have also improved. Don't expect it to happen overnight. It will take a few weeks before you will see positive changes. READ MORE
It depends on when the pain happens. If it is during physical activity or after it could be a lack of electrolyte balance i.e. sodium, potassium and calcium. If its during standing for periods, walking or sitting it can be a combination of spinal misalignment, bad posture and inadequate foot support. See a chiropractor that also offers Footlevelers orthotics. They are very helpful. READ MORE
Because of the increased weight during pregnancy the contours of the spine have changed. The muscles and ligaments of the spine have become accustomed to those changes creating vertebral fixations and decreased motion of the spinal joints. This lack of normal joint mobility is what causes the pain. Chiropractors are the experts at restoring normal joint motion. A chiropractor can also instruct you on specific stretching and strengthening exercises to aid in improving posture. READ MORE
Yes it can. Increased weight will create alterations in postural spinal biomechanics leading to unequal weight bearing on the arches of the feet. Not to mention the added stress on the feet from the increased weight. I would advise going to www.footlevelers.com to find a participating chiropractor. They are makers of custom orthotics. We use them at our clinic and they are very effective. I wear them myself. At the same time, start a regular exercise program and diet. READ MORE
It is possible that she has a structural problem created by a biomechanical imbalance in the musculoskeletal system. This can cause weakness in the muscles and loss of normal spinal motion. It could also be habitual. Ask her if sitting correctly causes discomfort and/or pain and makes her back feel tired. Also, have her stand in front of you with her back to you looking straight ahead in a relaxed position. Look to see if her head is tilted to one side and if one shoulder is higher than the other. Then put your index fingers on each side at the top of the pelvis and see if one is higher than the other. Have her stand sideways and see if her head is projected forward over her chest. If any of what I have advised is present a chiropractor could help. In my experience children respond quickly to chiropractic care. READ MORE
It is probably an alteration in the musculoskeletal biomechanics of the spine possible due to a worn out mattress not providing adequate support. Sleeping on a hard surface stretches the muscles and tractions the spine that provides temporary relief. See your chiropractor. READ MORE
Yes. Find a chiropractor that offers active release technique and laser therapy. I use it here in my office and it obtains almost immediate results for strained muscles. READ MORE
Yes. During pregnancy there are a lot of structural changes that happen with the spine and pelvis. Because of the increased weight gain, especially in the abdominal region, the pelvis begins to change positions. If the sacroiliac joints, this is where both sides of the pelvis called iliums connect to the sacrum or tailbone, become fixated, loss of normal motion, it will create constant pain which radiates to the hips and can also cause sciatica (leg pain). A chiropractor can restore motion to these areas therefore relieving the discomfort. READ MORE
Regular chiropractic treatment in conjunction with custom made orthotics from Foot Levelers, Inc. and a muscle strengthening/joint mobilization rehab program should substantially help your problem. READ MORE
Yes it can but if the pain continues and begins to intensify I would have a CAT scan and or MRI performed for a more definitive diagnosis. READ MORE
It is probably a sebaceous cyst or what is know as a fatty tumor which is harmless, but I would see my medical doctor just to be sure. READ MORE
The most common culprit is a worn out mattress. Take the sheets off and get down and look straight across the mattress. If it is uneven you need a new mattress. Also you can try sleeping with pillows under your knees to relax the back muscles. READ MORE
Yes they would. All chiropractors treat children but there are those that specialize in chiropractic pediatrics. The American Chiropractic Association and the ICPA4kids.com websites will be helpful in finding a doctor close to you. READ MORE
Yes, it definitely can. Increased weight gain during pregnancy and after childbirth can be difficult to loose and not gain back. Both of these factors cause changes in the normal biomechanics of the spine with which a chiropractor can help. Also, find a doctor that is proficient in functional nutrition for the weight loss. They can usually be found in a chiropractor's office. READ MORE
If you haven't seen a doctor and had it examined with xrays you should do that. You may have a fracture and/or torn ligaments. READ MORE
This is a condition referred to as tremors and could be caused by several conditions. I suggest that she see a neurologist because it could be a central nervous system issue. READ MORE
Log on to Therabandacademy.com and sign up. It's free. There you will find specific exercises for the lower back and much more. READ MORE
Many chiropractic offices do offer free consultations to those who are not sure if they want to pursue chiropractic treatment. If you do find one that does offer free consultations you must understand that if you agree to treatment then charges will incur for evaluation, examination and/or x-rays. READ MORE
Several things can cause this. Most common is a bulging intervertebral disc or herniated disc that applies pressure to a nerve in the sitting position. It can also be caused by Facet joint syndrome which is when the articulating joint connections of spinal vertebrae become "locked" and loose normal motion in certain positions. If you are male and have frequent and difficult urination, it could be an enlarged and/or inflamed prostate. Female with these symptoms of difficult and frequent urination, the possibilities are uterine fibroids or bladder infection. These also can be accompanied by low grade fever and fatigue. If you have these symptoms of urination, I suggest seeing your M.D. first. If not, chiropractic would be a good choice for the other causes. READ MORE
A lot would depend on the type of surgery you had. Was it for herniated disc or spinal stenosis? Was there any fusion of the vertebrae performed via cadaver bone or metal plates and screws? Also are you having any residual symptoms after recovery and what are they? Was the condition caused by an injury or was it a gradual onset that continuously worsened over time? Has the surgeon determined that you have reached maximum medical improvement and released you from care? These are things that need to be considered during consultation and evaluation by the chiropractor. Many times the surgical procedure will relieve the acute debilitating pain but it does not address the structural imbalance to the spine and pelvic area created by the development of the condition that required the surgery. This is where the chiropractic expertise comes in. These structural imbalances create postural alterations, imbalanced pelvis where one hip is higher than the other causing the body to tilt to one side, causing one shoulder to be lower than the other, possible head tilting to one side, and unequal weight bearing. These can eventually create chronic recurring pain that is not of a surgical nature. All these that I have described can be easily determined by standing with feet slightly apart in a totally relaxed position in front of a full length mirror. If this describes your situation chiropractic treatment should be helpful. READ MORE
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