Dr. Charles R. Dixon, MS, DC
Advanced Medical Acupuncture for Pain Control
(The "new" term is Dry Needling or Dry Needle Acupuncture)
Call 903-570-7080 and for an appointment.
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Wellness Glossary

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Laminectomy:  A surgical procedure that removes a portion of the plate that serves as the back of the spinal canal. This decompression procedure is performed for treatment of herniated intervertebral discs and spinal stenosis.


Leptin: A hormone produced by the small intestine that signals the brain to stop eating.  People who are overweight will often have a diminished leptin response in the brain.


Ligament:  Strong, dense bands made of connective tissue that stabilize a joint, connecting bone to bone across the joint.


Lipoprotein: Compounds of protein that carry fats and fat-like  substances, such as cholesterol, in the blood.


Local anesthetics:  Drugs that block nerve conduction in the region where it is applied.


Lordosis:  The curve in the cervical and lumbar spine.  An abnormal accentuated arch in the lower back swayback.


Low back pain:  Pain at the base of the spine that can be caused by several factors.


Low-density lipoprotein (LDL): A form of cholesterol that  circulates in the blood. Commonly called “bad” cholesterol.  High LDL increases the risk of heart disease. An LDL less than 100 mg/dl  is considered optimal,100-129 mg/dl is considered near or above optimal, 130-159 mg/dl is considered borderline high, 160-189 mg/dl is considered high, and 190 mg/dl or greater is considered very high.


Lumbalgia:  A general term meaning low back pain (See Low Back Pain).


Lumbar:  The lower five weight bearing vertebrae that are located between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacrum.

 

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Charles R. Dixon, MS, DC  ~  903-570-7080
1409 S. Fleishel Suite #244 
Mail: PO Box 1894 Chandler, TX 75758

We feature " Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management" as taught to Dr. Dixon personally by Dr. Yun-Tao Ma PhD.  Dr. Ma teaches Biomedical Acupuncture Needling based on Neuroanatomy rather than energy meridians. I believe, based on my many years of personal experience treating patients on a daily basis (with acupuncture since 2003), that this is the most scientifically solid acupuncture technique for pain control in a Chiropractic and/or Pain Management office setting. In addition to acupuncture we feature Spinal Disc Decompression with the Chattanooga DTS Disc Decompression System for Complete Spinal Rehabilitation in cases of Degenerative Disc Disease and Bulged or Herniated Disc in the Lumbar Spine.

Dr. Dixon has proudly served Chandler, Tyler, Brownsboro, Murchison, Edom, Ben Wheeler,
Frankston  & the entire Lake Palestine area since 2001. He continues to serve you from Tyler at his new Private Acupuncture Clinic. 
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Dr. Charles R. Dixon is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, has a Masters of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, was Trained directly under Acupuncturist & Author Dr. Yun-tao Ma PhD,
is a Fellow of the American Society of Acupuncture & is certified in Auriculotherapy as well.
Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the thoughts and opinions of Dr. Charles R. Dixon MS DC, unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Charles Dixon. Dr. Dixon encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. No portion of this website may be copied, reused or plagiarized in any way.  It is the sole intellectual property of Dr. Charles R Dixon MS DC with all rights and privileges reserved.