Chronic back pain is one of the biggest problems Americans face today. Back pain actually affects eight out of ten people at some point in their lives. Even though back pain is common, it is not all the same. Many different conditions can cause back pain and cause different areas of the back to hurt. These include sprained ligaments, strained muscles, trigger points, arthritis, ruptured disks, inflamed joins, sport injuries, and many more. Back pain can hurt every day, making normal activities hard and even unbearable. This is where we come in. We believe that you deserve to be pain free. We want to get to the root of what is actually happening. 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. There are different treatment options for back pain which vary person to person. At your first appointment, we will do a full evaluation so that we can give you a full diagnosis. Then we will discuss your options so we can make sure that you can be healthier and pain free!
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.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from migraines. Migraines are throbbing headaches that are often presaged by fuzzy eyesight, sensitivity to light and sound, and even vomiting. Although migraines are linked to stress, many people have found going to the chiropractor has helped relieve their migraine problems immensely. Patients with migraine problems also typically have neck pain issues, a family history of migraines, and nasal congestion. Since migraines are not fun for anyone, it is no wonder so many people look for relief.
Prior to treatment, you will be evaluated by our nurse practitioner who will take you through a physical exam and possibly x-rays to make sure there are no other reasons causing your pain. You will have a treatment plan specifically designed for your particular symptoms which may include nasal nerve blocks, physical therapy, therapeutic injections, and/or chiropractic care. The success of this and the severity of your pain will determine what further treatment will be required. We will also go over your sleep patterns and overall health. Sometimes this plays a role in your migraine problems.
Having neck pain can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. You forget how important your neck health is until you begin having neck pain.
Your neck, also called the cervical spine, supports the full weight of your head. The average weight of someone’s head is twelve pounds, making the neck very susceptible to 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. A neck adjustment is a quick motion that will help improve the mobility in your neck, spine, and overall range of motion. Patients typically notice a reduction in pain very quickly after being adjusted.
Shoulder pain is very common and affects almost half of the U.S. population at some point in their lives. Although the causes may be different, many of the treatment options are similar. Like any other issue, the sooner that you receive the proper care, the quicker the pain will go away and the sooner you will be able to get back to your everyday routine. In many situations, if you leave the problem untreated for too long, it may worsen and become a chronic problem. Even if you are not sure what caused your pain, there are lots of treatment plans to get you on the road to recovery. After a thorough evaluation, our trusted and experienced staff will be able to run a few tests to help determine the root of the issue. Once this has been determined, it will help us better understand how to help you. We will discuss your options so that you can get back to being yourself. Though many people do not like to go to the doctor right away for every little pain, there are definite signs that let you know it’s time to call your chiropractor. If you have pain that persists longer than a few days, the inability to carry objects or use an arm, shoulder pain that is worse while resting, the inability to raise your arm, swelling around the arm or joint, or even signs of an infection such as fever, redness, or swelling, you should give us a call to schedule a consultation.
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.
Arm & Leg Pain
Neuropathic pain is often described as a shooting or burning pain. It can go away on its own but is often chronic. Sometimes it is unrelenting and severe, and sometimes it comes and goes. It often is the result of nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system. The impact of nerve damage is a change in nerve function both at the site of the injury and areas around it.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand (Figure 1). Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when swelling in this tunnel puts pressure on the nerve.