Whiplash Disorders, Sprain/strain Injuries
Many people mistakenly categorize whiplash as a minor injury, but that’s far from the truth. Whiplash occurs when your body is traveling at a certain speed within the car and then comes to a slamming halt. The forces placed on your neck and spine cause it to whip back and forth rapidly, tearing muscles, ligaments and other bodily structures. The result is pain and inflammation, which may take a while to present themselves.
Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain
Chronic back pain is one of the biggest problems Americans face today and affects eight out of ten people at some point in their lives. Even though back pain is common, the level of severity varies. A variety of different conditions are responsible for discomfort in different regions of your back. These include sprained ligaments, strained muscles, trigger points, arthritis, ruptured discs, inflamed joints, sport injuries, and many more. We will locate the source and do everything we can to ease the uncomfortable pain you may be experiencing.
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’ll 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.
Sciatica is a symptom that affects the sciatic nerves that run through a person’s legs. This often causes pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs.
There are many conditions that can cause sciatica, such as degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, lumbar herniated disc, or spinal stenosis. Some of the symptoms associated with Sciatica are pain in the leg or buttock, pain while sitting, sharp pain when sitting or walking, and pain that radiates down the leg.
Disc Injuries, Herniated Discs
Spinal decompression involves stretching the spine while using a traction table. The goal is to relieve back pain and/or leg pain. Our chiropractor also works to promote an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs.
Spinal decompression is a type of therapy applied to the spine that brings patients many benefits. First, we attempt to create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or re-positioning of the herniated or bulging disc material. Secondly, we create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients as well as other substances into the disc.
Our entire staff is dedicated to our patients. We want to get to the bottom of your spinal issues and reduce the likelihood of your pain resurfacing. Our office provides a calming atmosphere, so you are sure to feel comfortable while your body is trying to heal.
Migraine and Tension Headaches
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.
Chiropractic treatment has helped so many people get rid of their migraines, even for good! Prior to treatment, our educated and compassionate chiropractor will also take you through a physical exam to ensure that there are no other reasons behind your pain. After this, we start by trying sensitive trigger points in your lower neck and upper back muscles. By stimulating these areas, the migraine symptoms will actually start to go away.
Jaw Pain/temporomandibular Dysfunction and Clicking
If you have TMJ, it probably started with pain and discomfort in your jaw joint and the muscles used to move your jaw. Pain and discomfort do not always signal a problem and usually go away on their own.
However, if you are having headaches, trouble chewing, and pain in the face, jaw, and ear, you may be experiencing symptoms of TMJ. Some people complain about an uncomfortable bite. Some even feel dizzy or a pain in their neck.
Most people try to treat the symptoms at home with pain relievers and ice packs.