Blog Archive

Is Working From Home a Pain in Your Neck? Nov 1st, 2021

Thanks to the global pandemic, millions of people around the world went from commuting to an office every day to carving out some space at home for remote working. While there are many advantages to this new arrangement (yes, wearing pajamas to work), there are some disadvantages, including less-than-ideal work...

Myofascial Release for Migraines: What to Expect Oct 8th, 2021

Approximately one out of every six Americans is affected by severe headaches or migraines, leaving them to struggle with recurring head pain that wreaks havoc on their lives. If you count yourself among this unfortunate group, we want you to know there are solutions — such as myofascial release —...

Seven Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy Sep 6th, 2021

You’re experiencing stabbing pain in your foot or leg, or perhaps your fingers are developing pins and needles for no apparent reason. These are just two instances in which the likely culprit is peripheral neuropathy, which is nerve damage. At Valiant Life Medical, our multidisciplinary team of health care experts...

Six Common Conditions Chiropractors Treat Aug 12th, 2021

You’re in pain, but you’re hesitant about seeking an invasive or pharmaceutical solution given their potential risks. The good news is that there is another way to relieve your discomfort through chiropractic care. At Valiant Life Medical, Dr. James Matthew Jernigan and our team have extensive experience helping our patients...

When to Consider Trigger Point Injections Jul 1st, 2021

When your muscles tense up or spasm, they can form a knot that can lead to local and radiating pain. The key to untangling this uncomfortable development is to tackle the knot directly to relax the muscles, which is exactly what trigger point injections accomplish. When it comes to managing...

Is PRP the Right Solution for Me? Jun 7th, 2021

You’ve suffered an injury to a ligament, or you’re struggling with a degenerative condition like arthritis. In either case, you’re likely faced with two options: Managing your symptoms or surgery.  What if there were another way, a treatment that resolves your discomfort and helps your body to heal from within?...

What Can Be Done for a Pinched Nerve? May 6th, 2021

The human body contains almost 46 miles of nerves, and a pinched nerve can develop most anywhere along this extensive network, though some areas are far more common. If you’re struggling with a pinched nerve in your neck, back, wrists, or another part of your body, the good news is...

5 Conditions That Respond Well to Myofascial Release Apr 1st, 2021

The human musculoskeletal system is incredibly complex and connected in ways you never thought possible — until pain strikes. This is certainly true of muscle tension, which can create a wide range of problems from chronic back pain to headaches. Dr. James Jernigan and our team of integrative care specialists...

How Peripheral Neuropathy Can Impact Your Quality of Life Mar 1st, 2021

Estimates place the prevalence of people suffering from peripheral neuropathy at about 20 million Americans, though medical experts suspect that these numbers are far higher thanks to underreporting and misdiagnosis. Our team here at Valiant Life Medical is not only well-versed in diagnosing and treating peripheral neuropathy, we also understand...

Myths and Facts About PRP Therapy Feb 2nd, 2021

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is changing the way we approach many musculoskeletal issues, and we’re seeing great success in this regenerative approach to healing. Despite these successes, there are still many myths that surround this innovative and effective treatment. At Valiant Life Medical, our team helps our patients overcome a...

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Mobility When You Have Arthritis Jan 6th, 2021

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but they all share one thing in common — they lead to joint pain and inflammation. And when your joints aren’t functioning well, it places great limitations on your mobility.  While most arthritis experts agree that exercise is vital to maintaining...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Why Seeking Treatment for Neuropathy Is Important Dec 1st, 2020

Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States, though researchers suspect this number may be far higher thanks to a general misunderstanding of the problem. To help our patients here at Valiant Life Medical better understand neuropathy, we believe that education is paramount. Through awareness, our...

Chiropractic Care for Your Chronic Headaches Oct 1st, 2020

Nearly everyone gets a headache at some point in their lives, but ongoing problems with head pain is another matter altogether. And chronic headaches are not uncommon. One in four households has someone who suffers from migraines, for example. At Valiant Life Medical, Dr. James Jernigan and our team of...

How Can Trigger Point Injections Help With Your Tension Headaches? Sep 16th, 2020

Around 30-80% of adults in the United States experience tension-type headaches at some point in their lives, and we daresay these numbers may be tipping toward the upper end of the scale given the current state of affairs. To relieve the tension that’s holding your head hostage, one of the...

Understanding PRP Therapy Aug 1st, 2020

The prevalence of Americans who are living with constant pain is concerning, as more than 20% of adults cope with chronic pain, and 8% struggle with high-impact pain. A large portion of these statistics are due to musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis or repetitive stress injuries, which are areas where...

Conditions that Benefit from Myofascial Release Jul 1st, 2020

Tension anywhere in your body can cause discomfort, but when the tightness occurs in your myofascial tissue, it drags your muscles, as well as surrounding hard and soft tissues into the equation, causing widespread pain and sensitivity. To release the tension, we use a technique called myofascial release, which can...

What Are Trigger Points? Jun 9th, 2020

Approximately 10% of the population in the United States struggles with a chronic musculoskeletal disorder, leaving them with a considerable amount of pain and limitations. Making matters worse, these disorders often cause tension in your soft tissues, which can lead to trigger points in your muscles and fascia (the tissue...

Regenerative Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 4th, 2020

The world is a far different place than it was just a few months ago. Today, a simple trip to the grocery store is a point of concern. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that Valiant Life Medical is still open for business, as long...

Why Physical Therapy Makes All the Difference in Your Rehab Apr 30th, 2020

When you’re dealing with damaged tissue, one of the most important pieces of your treatment puzzle is targeted physical therapy. Through physical therapy, we can help you regain function and mobility, and bring you much-needed relief from the pain. At Valiant Life Medical, we feature an integrated team of chiropractors,...

PRP: Why It's a Game-Changer in Remedying Joint Pain and Injuries Mar 1st, 2020

Maybe you find yourself waking up with increasingly achy knees. Or perhaps you’ve injured a tendon or ligament in your joint while playing your favorite sport. Whatever the problem, the odds are that you may benefit from our regenerative therapies, namely platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which taps your body’s own...

5 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Overall Health Feb 1st, 2020

In an ideal world, you wake each day with a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Unfortunately, your body often has other plans for you as various aches and pain crop up, and the problem only tends to get worse the older you get.  Fortunately, chiropractic...