A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back. When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. Manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, PEMF, and massage therapy can help to stimulate the localized areas and lessen the tightening of the muscles and joints in your neck and head. Your chiropractor also can help with electrical stimulation and computerized adjustment treatments that restore normal motion, relax your muscles and tension causing your painful headache.
The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause. Chiropractic adjustments are incredibly effective for restoring proper spinal alignment, which is critical when the cause of neck pain is due to a pinched nerve or spinal subluxation in the neck area. There is no downtime or additional discomfort to the patient, and symptoms will decrease with each adjustment - without addictive drugs or harmful side effects. Each patient is evaluated individually and your chiropractor will help the patient build mobility and strength to ensure that the pain stays away for good.
One of the most common health complaints among Americans is back pain, which can be caused by a number of factors such as herniated discs, back injury, sports injuries, prolonged sitting, and more. The repercussions of back pain can be debilitating and interfere with daily life, work, and normal body functioning. An accurate diagnosis is key to discovering the root cause of pain so that the best course of treatment can be prescribed. Integrated treatment is essential for eliminating the underlying cause of back pain for long term results.
Sciatica is a pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent anatomical structures, frequently attributable to spinal dysfunction. It is often described as a shooting pain that travels down the back, buttocks and into the legs. Pain is caused when the sciatic nerve roots are irritated, scraped twisted, stretched or pinched as they exit the spine. When at its most severe, or left untreated, sciatica can cause a number of alarming issues like loss of motor function, numbness, and even incontinence. The chiropractic approach is to use carefully directed and controlled pressure to remove the interference from spinal structures. These chiropractic adjustments can be quite effective in reducing nerve irritation and its associated pain.
The hip joint allows for repetitive motion and seamless movement of its surrounding structures and is cushioned by cartilage that protects the joint from the effects of friction. Factors such as advanced age, injury, some health conditions, join stress due to overuse, and even regular wear-and-tear of the joint can cause the protective cartilage to deteriorate and allow painful bone friction to occur.
Knee pain can affect anyone, though it's most common in runners and other weekend warriors. Your chiropractor takes a holistic approach for treating this injury prone joint. A chiropractic adjustment is centered around not just relieving pain but to ensure a full return to living life, athletic training, and even professional competition.