Dr. Perry Little, Jr. is a Chiropractor practicing in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Dr. Little, Jr. 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. Little, Jr. seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Education and Training
Bachelor Degree in Psychology at Morehouse College
DC at Life University
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Asking that question makes no more sense than asking a dentist how you can fill your own tooth. It takes analysis to determine how and in which direction the problem is. There is no "one way" to adjust a knee! READ MORE
There are many adjusting techniques within the world of chiropractics. There is one called "motion palpation," which is where the individual joints (in this case, in the ankle) would be palpated (i.e., checked) for "normal" joint motion. Those joints which are fixated (stuck, not moving as they should) would be adjusted (freed up, so that "normal" motion, or at least better motion) is achieved. Also, joints which have become hypermobile (move too much) should be taped to immobilize that/those joint(s), to allow those joint(s) to stabilize. READ MORE
If you are experiencing shoulder pain(s) that do not subside within a 4 to 7 day period, and especially if accompanied by loss of function and/or loss of "normal" range of accompanied by severe pain ... then you should definitely look into having a professional assess those issues, for guidance towards a remedy. Like most health issues ... early detection and early correction is always the preferred course of action! READ MORE
It all depends upon what the "cause" of the "uneven hips" is! If you have broken one of your legs during your developmental years, and you ended up with a leg length discrepensy, then that type of "uneven hips" can usually be rectified with a heel lift in one of your shoes. If they are "uneven" because one or both of your sacroiliac joints has become "stuck" out of place, then that can usually be rectified by Chiropractic joint manipulation to one or both affected sides to free the affected side to allow for proper joint motion. Also, the uneven hips could be the result of the body's underlying response to a chronic lumbar joint misalignment, whereby the body initially responds with a: localized inflammatory response, and secondly with muscle spasms. It is those muscle spasms that will draw one side of the lower back higher than the other. Therefore, in addition to joint manipulation, the affected muscle (in spasm) needs to be addressed [either with massage and/or Physiological Therapeutics in the the form of: Electrical muscle stimulation. That is the long way to say YES to answer this question. READ MORE
First of all, we need to establish what you mean by "hips"! Your "true" hips are on the lateral/outside of your lower back area (not on your "backside"! If you are pointing to the left and/or right of your sacrum (AKA "tailbone") then those are your sacroiliac joint(s). And pain(s) originating from there and continuing down (especially the rear of your leg) Usually signifies a "pinching" or pressure on one or more of the lower lumbar spinal nerve roots, that contribute (come together) to form the sciatic nerve. The Sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body, and originates from spinal nerve roots L4, L5 as well as multiple contribution from the cauda equina (multiple hair-like nerves) off of the sacrum. The sciatic nerve runs the full length of the leg to the sole of the foot, therefore pressure on these nerve roots (due to spinal joint mis-alignment can cause a numbing/tingling /electrical pain that some feel in the buttocks down, some feel it from the foot up, some feel a dull ache behind the knee, and/or some feel all three. Each manifestation is still referred to as Sciatica! READ MORE
Usually, the more "cracks", signifies: instability. Anybody can make a bone (or bones) move, however, Making the correct bone move in the correct direction, is the job of a competent Doctor of Chiropractic. And, once stabilized, you will feel much less of a want and/or need to try to "pop" your own back! READ MORE
My father was a Dentist. Asking "if you should see a Chiropractor for neck pain...posing that question to me (a Chiropractor) is like asking: "should I see a Dentist for tooth pain! There is no other profession that does what Chiropractors do (joint re-alignment) just as there is no other profession that does what Dentists do (ie an Orthodontist would re-align your teeth)! So to make a long answer a little shorter, the answer is YES! Disclaimer: There are about 20 different Chiropractic "techniques" therefore "all Chiropractors are Not created equal"! READ MORE
It has less to do with your age, and more to do with "the age of your problem". As with all health issues; early detection and early correction, is always the way that you want to go. To answer your question; short of having some sort of complicating factor such as: osteoporosis, bone cyst(s), boney fusions, ect...(which is why it is important to have x-rays taken prior to being adjusted) it is possible to be adjusted up to once per day. Once, daily, not more than once per day. READ MORE
Oftentimes, people injure themselves unknowingly. Through improper sleeping positions, lifting improperly, playing too roughly, ect. Joints can become misaligned through any of these types of activities. Once misaligned, pain is not always noticed immediately. However, early detection, and early correction, is always the way to go, the longer any problem goes undetected, the bigger and worse the problem becomes. The first bodily response to joint misalignment is: inflammation. Inflammation causes the injured joint to become tender to touch. so you might turn a certain way, or someone might touch a spot on your back that might be very tender, that you probably never noticed until they touched you, but because the pain did not persist, you did not believe that that was anything to be concerned about, when that was your body's way of letting you know that there was something going on there, but you ignored it. The longer that joints are allowed to remain misaligned, the more likely those joints are likely to begin the degeneration process, which is called: osteoarthritis. You do not automatically get osteoarthritis by getting older, osteoarthritis is the indication of how old the joint problem is. X-rays show weather there is osteoarthritis setting up in joints or not, as well as revealing the alignment or misalignment of joints. READ MORE
You are more than likely sleeping in the “wrong" positions! Sleeping prone/on your stomach keeps your neck twisted for, sometimes, hours at a time! Sleeping supine (on your back) with “too many" pillows tends to lead to the straightening or even the reversal of the “normal” cervical lordotic curve! Or even sleeping on your side, with either too many or no pillows at all, can cause scoliosis in the neck. If any, possible all, of these apply to you, you need chiropractic treatment to realign the misaligned joints in your neck/spine! READ MORE
In-as-much as chiropractors adjust/ realign misaligned joints in the spine. And the spine houses the spinal cord, through which the brain sends signals controlling the function of every part of your body, including your lungs! Therefore, a mis-alignment causing a miscommunication between the brain and your lungs could be the cause of your breathing problems! READ MORE
Your leg pain could be caused by one of a few different reasons. If you are diabetic, it could be related to your circulation. If you have not exercised in a while, it could be that you are getting a lactic acid production, causing your pain. If you have joint misalignments, there could be pressure one one or more of the lumbar nerves, leading to what is known as Sciatica. Be sure that you are staying hydrated, and be sure to stretch before and after walking. If your pains persist, seek Chiropractic care first, drugs second, and surgery as a last resort! READ MORE
Depending upon, not only, the age of your mother, but also the age of her hip problem. Heat is typically best utilized after a hard work out, however, injuries can oftentimes be aggravated by heat. Heat will usually increase the blood flow to an injured area, because inflammation is the body's first response to trauma and/or injury. Ice packs act like a "natural" anti-inflammatory as well as a "natural" anesthetic. Heat or ice should be applied in increments of 15 to 20 minute maximums, give the skin 40 minutes to return to it's "normal" temperature, then you can re-apply! READ MORE
High-impact aerobic exercise, like walking and/or running, will tend to aggravate lower back pain, however, cycling should not! Swimming is also a good way to exercise, where it is more difficult to further injure a low back problem. Make sure that you are not allowing yourself to become dehydrated (drink water), as that can lead to dehydrated spinal discs, which are more easily damaged! READ MORE
Sometimes men, especially, tend to try to "tough things out," however, where most healthcare issues are concerned, early detection, and early correction, is always the best way to go! I say that to say that: just like tooth decay the joints in the spine can undergo degenerative changes (osteoarthritis), with prolonged misalignment in a joint (and/or joints)! Taking pain medication(s) is often similar to: noticing that the "oil light" has come on in your car, but instead of putting oil in your car (fixing the problem), you put a piece of black tape over the oil light (addressing the symptom)! With all of that said: it remains to be seen if chiropractic care will help your husband, hopefully, he has not allowed his problem to get to the point where only surgery can help him! READ MORE
Very often times, headaches (migraines) are the result of a misalignment at the very top of your neck (the cervical region of the spine). There are 7 bones in the neck (cervical spine), C1 through C7. The very top bone C1 is also known as "Atlas," because in greek mythology, Atlas held up the world. And, in essence, Atlas is holding up your world (your skull), which houses the brain, which controls and coordinates every function of your body via the central nervous system! A mis-alignment at this level of the spine can come from something as simple as sleeping on your stomach, which requires that you keep your head in a twisted position for hours at a time just so that you are able to breathe! READ MORE
It is quite possible that at the age of 78, your mother may have osteoporosis, which is where the body robs bones of their calcium in order to allow muscles to move and work properly. Which could also have something to do with her ability to properly metabolize calcium as a nutrient (normally found in green leafy vegetables, like kale, spinach, broccoli, etc.). With osteoporosis, (also known as brittle bone disease) it is possible to get what is known as pathological collapse fractures, which is where the body of the vertebra (the building block part) literally crumbles. Not trying to scare you, but if that is the cause of your mother's back "hunching," then no chiropractic can help her so far as helping her back to stop having (the technical term is a hyperkyphotic thoracic curve), however, chiropractic care should help your mother with having a better quality of life. READ MORE
My mother has been having pain in her legs, mainly while sitting. Can a chiropractor help in any way?
There are a lot of variables to the answer to your question. If a warming or cold sensation is involved, with what your mother is experiencing, it could have something to do with her circulation (and/or diabetes might be involved). PAIN could be a sign of pinched nerve(s) in the lower back onto the sciatic nerve(s), which run from the lower back to the foot/feet (one on each side). READ MORE
You could be Calcium, Magnesium, and/or Potassium deficient. Foods that would probably aid with this are: green leafy vegetables, broccoli, kale, or even bananas, ect.. If you have an absorption problem you may need acidophilis (found in yogurt). These may all be found in the vitamin section of most grocery stores (in the pill form). Also a good stretch for the calf muscles is to put your toes up on a 2x4 (with heels on the ground) and lean forward. READ MORE
The only way that anything works in your body is by the brain telling it how to work. The way that the brain communicates with each and every body part is by sending signals down through the spinal cord and then out the individual nerves that branch out from in between the individual vertebrae in the spine, Each nerve has what's known as a sensory and a motor distribution. The motor part is what that particular nerve supplies inside of you, for example, the eyes, heart, lungs, reproductive organs, etc. The sensory part is what is known as a dermatome, which is the part of the body is that same nerve responsible for giving feedback back to the brain about your environment (hot, cold, etc.). Sometimes people don't experience PAIN in their back, which would let them know that they have a problem in their back. Sometimes what they experience is that "weird" sensation in a specific drematomal distribution (area of the body). I believe that that is what you are experiencing. The pinching of the nerve in one or more of the nerves in your lower back is letting you know that there is a problem that needs rectifying. REAL Chiropractic is the detection of the misalignment in the spine to relieve pressure on nerve(s),\ to allow for "normal" communication between the brain and those particular body parts being negatively affected. READ MORE
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- What Causes an Upper Back Pain?
Any pain or discomfort in and around the shoulders and upper areas of your back is referred to as upper back pain. Pain may occur due to a strain or poor posture over a period of time, or as a result of sudden injury or trauma. In recent times, the use of computers has lead to an increase in upper...
- What is Sciatic Pain?
Sciatica is the pain along the sciatic nerve felt from the lower back through the buttocks to the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in the body that originates from the spinal cord in the lumbar region, and extends to the lower part of the leg. Generally, the pain is felt only on...
- Scoliosis Symptoms and Causes
Scoliosis often occurs in kids below the age of puberty. Some of the most common signs of scoliosis happen to be the following:...
- What Causes Middle Back Pain?
Middle back pain, also known as upper back pain or thoracic back pain occurs anywhere between the bottom of the neck to the top of the lumbar spine, where the rib cage ends. The ribs are connected to the sternum (a narrow thickened plate in the center of the chest) and then wrap round the...
- 10 Preventable Causes of Shin Splints
Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is the pain you feel along the inner aspect of your shin bone. It is a result of repeated stress on your shin. Several factors may cause shin splints and most of them are preventable. If you are aware of the preventable causes of shin...
- Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Chiropractic has been successful and effective in managing the symptoms of arthritis. With regular treatment, pain is decreased and the need for medications is reduced or won't be needed. Chiropractic care can also restore lost range of motion and flexibility, increase muscle strength and improve...
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