The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to check that the proper curve is present. We’ll check for level shoulders and proper alignment. Specific chiropractic adjustments and adjunct therapies help restore motion and position of cervical vertebra, and correct spinal function and alignment, which will diminish neck pain. Chiropractic can help treat spinal misalignments, torticollis, strain/sprain on the neck, herniated discs (radiculopathy), “kinks” in the neck, degenerative disc disease, and thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).
Mid Back Pain
Over 80% of all people will have back pain at some time. Causes of back pain range from simple overuse, improper lifting, or more serious disc problems. Chiropractic seeks to restore a normal motion and position through lumbar spinal adjustments. The success of chiropractic care for low back pain had been documented in many research projects. Chiropractors often treat sciatica, herniated dics, scoliosis, rib pain, pain from poor posture, spondylolisthesis, overuse strain, and facet syndrome.
There are many kinds and causes of headaches; cervicogenic, sinus, cluster, stress, and migraine are a few. A chiropractic approach looks for spinal nerve irritation, reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curve, all which can produce headaches. Chiropractic has great success with tension headaches, migraine headaches, and cervicogenic headaches.
Pelvic and Sacroiliac Pain
The problem begins in the low back where the sciatic nerve runs through the back and down the back of the leg. Intense shooting pain develops when the nerves in the low back are irritated. Chiropractic and our traction table have had good results helping to restore a normal spinal alignment to the low back and reducing the nerve involvement. Sacroiliac sprain, piriformis syndrome, pelvic imbalances can all be helped with chiropractic adjustments.
Discs can bulge, herniate or rupture which can put pressure on an exiting nerve root. Numbness, tingling, or pain down the leg can also be symptoms of disc involvement. The traditional approach of surgery to remove the facet joints and expose the spinal cord can be risky and should only be used as a last resort. A more conservative and safer approach is chiropractic care combined with our decompression traction table. Bulging discs, herniated discs, lower back sprain and strains can benefit from Chiropractic care.
Chiropractic can help with clicking of the jaw, popping of the jaw, ear ringing and temporal pain.
Shoulder pain can result from repeated overuse or an injury which can cause inflammation and stiffness. As chiropractors, we see problems ranging from bursitis to rotator cuff problems. Sometimes an irritated nerve in the neck can cause shoulder pain. Chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy generally provide relief from pain and stiffness associated with shoulder problems. Chiropractors frequently see impingement syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff pain, bursitis of the shoulder, and sternoclavicular joint pain or misalignments.
Elbow / Arm Pain
Chiropractic care for extremities gets great results including lateral epicondylitis, tendonitis of the elbow, elbow joint misalignments, and tennis elbow.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful nerve problem that occurs when tissue or bone put pressure on the nerve that runs from your neck through your wrist to your fingers. Numbness, tingling, burning, shooting pain and a weak grip may be symptoms. Repetitive hand motions are usually the cause. Chiropractic adjustments to the thumb, fingers, wrist, forearm and neck along with physiotherapy can provide relief. Chiropractic treatments are beneficial for carpal tunnel syndrome, carpal bone misalignments, wrist sprain or strains.
Hip Pain / Leg Pain
Trochanteric bursitis, snapping hip syndrome, hamstring strain, quadriceps strain and meralgia paresthetica (tingling on the side of the hip) can be helped with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic can be beneficial for runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome), IT band syndrome, patellar tendonitis, and osteoarthritis.
Foot / Ankle Pain
Most foot problems can be helped with chiropractic care, including tarsal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis or fasciosis, and ankle joint misalignments.
Even minor accidents can cause pain and discomfort in the neck and back. We see injuries ranging from severe whiplash to mild strained knees resulting from auto accidents. Sometimes pain is not apparent until several days after an accident. A chiropractic check-up after any accident is a wise decision.
Numerous studies point to the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care generally with less lost work time when chiropractic was compared to traditional medical care. Chiropractors see many on-the-job-injuries.
Many sports-related injuries involve the spine or extremities. These days many professional sports teams, Olympic trainees, competitive athletes as well as weekend athletes are seeking chiropractic care. Spinal injuries and restrictions can restrict range of motion, slow reflexes and endurance, and decrease performance. Normalizing spinal function with chiropractic adjustments helps athletes achieve their peak performance.