Chiropractic care can assist you if you are experiencing headaches. We will be able to perform spinal manipulation or adjustments that improve spinal function and alleviate the stress of your system. We can provide nutritional advice and recommend a change in your diet to address what may be causing your headaches. We are also able to offer advice on your posture, take you through exercises, and show you relaxation techniques. These will assist you in relieving the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of your neck and upper back.
No one on our staff ever wants to see you in pain from headaches. That is why we are dedicated to helping you feel better. Our qualified and compassionate chiropractors will do everything that they can do get you back to how you felt prior to the headaches. We are also here to answer any questions that you may have along the way. No question is ever silly to us, and we never want you to feel confused when you leave our office.
Neck and Back Pain
Neck pain can be caused by many things, including sitting for long periods of time, repetitive moments, automotive accidents, and even falling. Everyday wear and tear can also give you neck pain.
During your first visit with us, we will do a thorough evaluation and ask you some questions. Ultimately, we want to find the exact root of your problem. By figuring this out, we will be able to be on our way to getting you to be pain free.
Back pain comes in many forms. You may experience muscle spasms, cramping, stiffness, sensitivity to touch or pressure, and even pain that gets worse. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it will ever go away. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is time to contact us.
Muscle spasm is the involuntary contraction or tensing of the muscles in the neck or back. The condition ranges from infrequent spasms with mild discomfort to chronic spasms with severe pain that makes it difficult to move. Common causes of lower back spasm are injuries from Automobile accidents or Workers componsation injuries that occur on the job. Muscle spasms can also occur from poor posture, arthritis, strains, and nerve damage. Lower back spasm usually occurs due to injuries or inflammation. In some people, the cause may be something relatively minor. Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of muscle spasms.
Bulging or Herniated Discs
A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, is one of the most common conditions to affect the spine. While it can occur anywhere along your spine, it most frequently occurs in the neck or lower back. Discs are essentially small cushions that sit between each of the vertebrae in your spine. When a disc herniates or slips, the disc ruptures, allowing the nerve center to move and become pinched between the vertebrae.
You may have a herniated disc if you’re experiencing back pain, numbness or a tingling sensation in either of your arms or legs or even shooting pains when you make sudden movements, like coughing or sneezing.
Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. Arthritis can cause pain in various parts of the body, including lower back pain that feels like a muscle spasm but in reality is a problem with the joints of the spine. As with other painful conditions, some people with arthritis may become less active, which can cause muscle weakness and spasms.Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of Arthritis.
Numbness or Tingling in Arms or Legs
Numbness and Tingling in the arms and legs can be associated with Nerve damage. Nerve damage can be caused as a result of a Workers Compensation or Automobile Accident injury. The injuries can damage either the nerves in the back or the nerves that carry signals to the back causing spasms and pain. One of the most common forms of nerve damage is radiculopathy. This disorder results from inflammation, compression, or injury to a nerve root in the spine. Radiculopathy can cause numbness, tingling and pain. Some people may also experience a sensation that feels like a muscle spasm, even though it is not. Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of numbness and tingling.
Injuries to Extremities
We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
It is our goal is to restore and also enhance your joint functions while resolving any joint inflammation you may be feeling. Doing so will help to reduce pain. Our hands-on approach to treating your issues will help you recover in the fastest way possible.
Chiropractic adjustment (also known as spinal manipulation) is the way in which a trained chiropractor restores proper function to your body by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body that is functioning improperly. This can be done by using their hands or a small instrument to bring manipulation to the vertebrae. The goals are to correct structural alignment, improve your body's physical function and restore range of motion. No special preparation is required before a chiropractic adjustment.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
Car Accident Injuries
Though it is scary whenever you are involved in a car accident that results in injury, you need to remain calm. What you do directly after your accident may affect your reimbursement when you file a claim to your car insurance company.
Seek Medical Help: If you are hurt at all, even only a little bit, you need to see the doctor.
You must always remember that some injuries don’t show up until a few days later. You may experience pain, discomfort, dizziness, and even numbness days after the accident.
It is really important to get medical help if you are going to submit a claim to your insurance company. It will help your case if you went to the doctor’s office following your accident. If you wait a few days or weeks before you go, you may struggle to prove that the injuries were caused by the accident.
Worker's Compensation Injuries
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that replaces lost wages and pays for medical and chiropractic care for people injured on the job. It typically covers a number of injuries that can happen to nearly any worker. These injuries may occur as a result of a slip and fall accident, tripping over a hazard or on an unsafe surface, or falling off a ladder. For some workers, workers’ compensation will cover injuries that happen while the worker is driving or traveling as part of his or her work duties.
Many neck and back problems associated with workers’ compensation are the result of spinal misalignment, which means that the bones of the spine have moved out of position. Other work-related neck and back problems are the result of soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, affecting the muscles, nerves and connective tissue of the neck and back.
sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
We regularly treat patients with sciatica. Since there are many disorders that cause sciatica, we will determine what is the root cause of your sciatica by taking a thorough patient history during your physical and neurological exam. In some instances, diagnostic testing such as an x-ray, MRI, CT scan and/or electrodiagnostic test (electromyography) might be necessary. These examinations and tests help to detect possible contraindications to spinal adjustments and other chiropractic therapies.
When detected early, scoliosis can be managed and treated to prevent the problem from getting worse. With scoliosis, the spine has abnormal curvatures to the side or even twists. Most cases of scoliosis appear for unknown reasons as scoliosis tends to develop before puberty in adolescence, in children who previously had no spine issues.
Many cases of scoliosis do not require surgery or extensive treatment, but if the curvature becomes more severe, medical intervention may be needed. Scoliosis appears equally in boys and girls, but typically girls are more likely to develop significant curvature that warrants treatment.
From ages six to eight, parents should regularly check your child’s spine for any indications of scoliosis. During annual check-ups, the doctor will most likely screen for scoliosis. Even some school districts have required nurses and sports coaches to do quick scoliosis examinations for their students to help identify the problem before it gets worse.