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Health 1st Wellness & Physical Medicine

Meet Dr. Randall Roth and Family!

April 9, 2020

Dr. Randall Roth is a 1990 Logan College of Chiropractic graduate. Since graduating 30 years ago, he has practiced in Benton and Bryant, Arkansas; Plano, Texas; and Hot Springs and North Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2009, he founded his current office here in Hot Springs, AR. Dr. Roth is constantly seeking out and acquiring new…

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Meet Dr. Ryan Roth and Family!

April 8, 2020

Dr. Ryan Roth is a 2015 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida Campus. Upon graduating, he came to work with his brother, Dr. Randall Roth, at Health 1st Wellness & Physical Medicine. Dr. Ryan Roth joins Dr. Randall Roth, as well as his other brother, Dr. Richie Roth, and his father (retired), Dr.…

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Dr. Randall Roth and Spinal Decompression Therapy

March 24, 2020

Important Facts About Dr. Randall Roth, DC and Spinal Decompression Therapy “Back surgery should be a last option since it permanently alters and weakens the supporting structural anatomy of and around the spine.  This is especially true when one considers not only the failure rate of back surgery, but also the effectiveness of non-surgical alternatives.”…

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March 23, 2020

Health 1st Wellness & Physical Medicine is open, and we would like to inform our patients of the measures we are taking in our office in order to continue providing care under the current conditions. As our country and local communities continue to respond to the increasing impact of Coronavirus, we feel it is important…

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Disc Degeneration and Herniation

Spinal Decompression Therapy vs. Traction

December 23, 2019

What’s the Difference? A question I frequently hear is, “won’t inversion tables or traction do the same thing as Spinal Decompression Therapy?” The answer is NO, there’s a big difference. Traction has been around for hundreds of years, but it is critical to understand how decompression is distinguished from the others. Traction The reason traction…

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Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

December 2, 2019

Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Common peripheral neuropathy symptoms include: ☑️Pins and Needles Feelings ☑️Numbness in the Hands or Feet ☑️Tingling or Burning Sensations ☑️Weakness in the Arms or Legs ☑️Sharp Shooting or Burning Pains ☑️Balance Problems Do you ever feel like you can’t lift your feet while walking, or, maybe you frequently stumble because you stub…

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How Does Cold Laser Therapy (Low-Level Laser Therapy) Work?

November 25, 2019

Cold Laser Therapy Cold Laser, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a breakthrough therapeutic approach which utilizes the principle of PhotoBioStimulation to stimulate tissue repair. Although Cold Laser Therapy has clinically been used in Europe for over thirty years, it has rapidly been gaining traction in the United States. Since it causes no…

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herniated and bulging disc

Disc Compression is the Culprit! 👇👇👇👇

November 6, 2019

Disc Degeneration and Herniation… Patients often ask what causes a disc to degenerate and herniate. It’s a great question that deserves a great answer. Once a person understands how the disc gets in bad shape, then how it’s fixed will make perfect sense, and choosing surgery before trying a conservative, non-surgical corrective approach will make…

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What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

October 14, 2019

Peripheral Neuropathy An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system – the vast communications network that transmits information between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and every other part of the…

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herniated and bulging disc

Degenerated and Bulging Discs

October 7, 2019

What are the Characteristics of a Degenerated and Bulging Disc? In contrast to a healthy disc, a degenerated and bulging disc will demonstrate noticeable and visible differences. These differences are easy to see on an MRI. A degenerated disc will thin down over a period of years. A degenerating disc dehydrates over time like a…

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Cold Laser Therapy

Why I Use Cold Laser Therapy in My Clinic

October 3, 2019

In 2001, I opened a chiropractic practice in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. While practicing there, one of my objectives was to learn new and technologically advanced treatment methods for spinal and joint pain conditions. I was constantly looking for better ways to enhance and improve my patient care with the latest technology. One day, I…

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Why I Do What I Do! – Dr. Randall Roth

September 26, 2019

My Story I would like to briefly share my story and why I do what I do!  A number of years ago, something happened to me that changed my life forever.  When I was about 11 years old my parents noticed that my posture was gradually getting worse.  It seemed like they were constantly telling…

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“On Pins and Needles?”

September 23, 2019

Doctors of Chiropractic – More than Just the Back and Neck I have realized lately that I have been remiss in educating even my closest acquaintances on the scope of what we do as Doctors of Chiropractic.  Although spinal pain is the day-to-day routine for Chiropractors, it is very far from the scope of our…

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Top 5 Risks to Loss of Neck Curve

September 3, 2019

Neck Curve Your spine has normal curves that are critical for proper function.  Curves in the spine are necessary to help distribute gravitational stress, and loss of these curves has significant consequences.  There are two types of normal curves in the spine when viewed from the side:  kyphotic curves (backward curves) and lordotic curves (forward…

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Your Sleeping Position May be Causing You Back Pain

August 26, 2019

Patients frequently ask what brand of bed is best to help reduce or eliminate back pain. Although the quality of your bed can certainly influence a good night’s sleep, sometimes changing the sleep position will lead to less painful sleep. Improper sleeping positions can also accelerate degenerative conditions in the spine that summate over a…

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Stem Cells: Brief Introduction – Why We Work Collaboratively with a Regenerative Medicine Clinic

June 3, 2019

Stem Cells There is a lot of buzz these days on the topic of stem cells.  The purpose of this article is to provide a brief introduction on stem cells and clarify some of the potentially confusing information available to the reader performing a generic Google search on the topic. What is Regenerative Medicine? Stem…

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Peripheral Neuropathy Explained

May 21, 2019

What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Neuropathy literally means a disease process involving your nervous system.  Your body’s nervous system is comprised of two major divisions:  the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.  The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system makes up those nerves that…

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Leg Pain and Weakness? – Do You Have Radiculopathy?

February 1, 2018

Leg pain and/or weakness are common complaints, and often some of the most enigmatic symptoms for doctors to diagnose and treat.  Although leg pain can be the result of a variety of causes, one of the most common reasons it develops is a condition known as radiculopathy.  Radiculopathy is caused by one or more of…

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Can Cold Laser Therapy Help You Avoid Knee Replacements?

February 6, 2017

In a 2015 study, researchers were trying to determine if the application of Cold Laser Therapy could successfully postpone the need for knee joint replacement. They took 100 elderly patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis and divided them into two groups. One group received protocol A which consisted of conventional physical therapy. The second group received protocol…

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Text Neck!

January 18, 2017

By now you’ve probably heard of “text neck”.  This is the term used for the stiff neck you experience from looking down at your various electronic devices too frequently and for too long.  The human head weighs approximately 10-12lbs, but this weight increases as the neck is brought forward while looking down.  At 45 degrees…

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