Suffer from allergies? Studies performed on the immune system show that the nervous system can have a big impact on the body's ability to fight off infections and recognize allergens. Though chiropractic treatment does not immediately alleviate allergy symptoms, it does strengthen your body's immune system, which then becomes better equipped to handle allergies.
If you suffer from itchiness, hives, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, rashes, experience seizures, or have ever gone into anaphylactic shock, contact us to discuss your treatment options.
Proper spinal alignment is critical to support normal every day function. If you've ever experienced a slipped or herniated disc, you know just how excruciatingly painful this can be, and in many cases these conditions can result in the complete inability to complete even the simplest of daily tasks. Pressure can be relieved from the nerves and spinal column once the spine is properly aligned.
If you suffer from a ruptured, bulging, slipped or herniated disc, know your treatment options! Surgery is expensive and risky path, that requires substantial downtime to recover fully.
A common injury related to car crashes is whiplash. Muscles and ligaments in the neck are overextended when the head is thrust forward and backwards too quickly. This is a type of soft tissue damage. Structural damage including ruptured, herniated or bulging discs, misaligned vertebrae, and nerve damage is also associated with whiplash.
When the spine is put back into proper alignment with an adjustment, pain and discomfort caused by whiplash can be relieved. Chiropractic massage can also be very beneficial to patients with whiplash. If you were in a car accident, know your treatment options! Surgery and medications can be avoided in many cases.
Osteoarthritis is a painful joint disease that causes stiffness and joint swelling. This is a condition that occurs when cartilage around the joints becomes worn away. In many cases, symptoms only occur after exercise, but overtime the pain can become chronic. Pain medications are typically prescribed to patients with this disease, but we recommend chiropractic treatment options are explored first to prevent the patient from being medicated unnecessarily.
Chiropractic treatment helps to maintain overall health, which in turn can restore range of motion in the joints and increase performance levels. Call us today to schedule an evaluation with our experienced Chiropractors.
When movement is limited and joints are stiff and restricted, it is known as joint dysfunction. Poor posture, injuries, muscle imbalances, or the use of a joint too much or too little can all contribute to this issue. This can cause painful joints and negatively impact the surrounding muscles. Imbalances due to overcompensation can lead to even more problems, such as misalignment, within the body.
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a common form of joint dysfunction. It leads to low back pain which can limit movement. Since this occurs where the pelvis and spine meet, and because it has similar symptoms to a herniated disc as well as sciatica, it can be easily misdiagnosed.
Chiropractors will take a specialized approach in treatment options for this condition to diagnose and treat properly so that the pain is relieved for the patient. If you are experiencing any form of joint pain, schedule an appointment today, and we will discuss your options and complete a detailed evaluation.
Neck and Back Pain
Neck and back pain are two of the most common reasons people decide to schedule a visit to the chiropractor. When you are experiencing back or neck pain, it can make even the simplest of tasks torturous. Even a tiny misalignment can put pressure on your nerves and trigger pain. Unlike pain medication or massage, chiropractic care is a direct and lasting treatment option that aligns the spine and relieves pressure on the joints and nerves.
Stress, loud noise, and being overly tired, are all commonly believed to be reasons that headaches typically occur. Though these may be common triggers, in 80% of cases the underlying true cause is actually a misalignment in the vertebrae of your neck which leads to tightness in the muscles, and is a major factor in causing headaches. Since chiropractic deals with the root of the issue rather than treating only the symptoms, chiropractic is a great option for eliminating headaches and reducing their occurrence.
Sciatica is a common form of joint dysfunction. It occurs at the point where the spine and pelvis come together. When there is excessive pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, as often occurs with bulging discs, muscle spams, and spinal subluxations, the result is often numbness, pain, and weakness in the lower back and legs. Your chiropractor can assist in properly diagnosing and treating this condition.
Another painful condition that occurs when your spine is not in alignment is called a pinched nerve. This is when nerves are compressed or squeezed causing pain, inflammation, and occasionally even muscle spasms. Bulging or herniated discs can also contribute to pinched nerves. Your chiropractor can examine you to determine the cause of the pain, and by performing an adjustment to properly align the spine, pressure can be relieved and pain is eliminated.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive motions that are preformed on a regular basis can cause a condition known as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. One of the most common activities associated with this syndrome is use of a computer. When a person is constantly typing and has poor posture, the joints in the fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder, back, and neck are strained as a result. With the correct spinal adjustments, pain caused by Carpel Tunnel Syndrome can be relieved by your chiropractor.
Preventative measures can be taken to avoid many of the conditions that we have listed above. Regular chiropractic visits are your best bet for preventing injuries and physical disorders. Early detection of any conditions is also a key benefit to regular chiropractic care. When you visit your chiropractor regularly, you will benefit from increased energy, a stronger immune system, improved posture, better circulation, and increased range of motion. This can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle and improved sense of well-being.
The medical world still doesn't know exactly what causes Fibromyalgia. The main symptoms are chronic pain within the entire body and more specifically, the joints. Patients have described the pain as sharp, radiating, achy, burning, and stabbing, with a range of strength from mild to severe. This condition may trigger insomnia, migraines, anxiety, and depression.
There still is no known cure for this condition, however chiropractic treatment can assist in determining the source of the pain, and provide natural pain relief options. Fibromyalgia may be mental, physical, or emotional, so a thorough examination is completed beforehand. Some treatment options that have shown improvement in patients include chiropractic massage, and various types of adjustments. If you are suffering from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, please contact us today. Our goal is to increase our patient's energy levels, increase circulation and improve immunity so that the body is more prepared to withstand and fight off the effects of this condition.