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When it comes to Auto Injuries, chiropractic treatment is the key to restoring your health following a trauma such as this. Often times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident have so much muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. This discomfort, on top of other injuries, can be a serious issue.

One of the first steps on the road to recovering from these injuries is to make an appointment with your chiropractor.

First, your chiropractor may want to take x-rays to determine if there are serious injuries in the neck or spine. You may not notice the signs or symptoms of this type of injury, so it is important that you consider x-rays.

If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Take pain relievers and hope it goes away? There is a better alternative.

Research shows that spinal manipulation – one of the primary treatments provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. A 2014 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) found that interventions commonly used in chiropractic care improved outcomes for the treatment of acute and chronic neck pain and increased benefit was shown in several instances where a multimodal approach to neck pain had been used1. Also, a 2011 JMPT study found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches2.

Chiropractic adjustments can be performed by a variety of techniques. Many people are hesitant to have their neck adjusted by hand, therefore we incorporate multiple adjusting techniques to deliver the full chiropractic adjustment. This is intended to loosen up joints that move poorly or painfully due to tissue damage or scarring caused by either trauma or repetitive stress. An example of trauma causing neck pain is whiplash, while a repetitive stress injury could be from consistently poor posture.

Neck pain may be corrected by performing a chiropractic adjustment to the misaligned area. This can reduce the pain caused by pinched nerves, muscle spasms, and inflammation in the cervical spine.

Mid-back pain or thoracic spine pain is a common condition that is generally caused by a misalignment of the thoracic vertebrae. Patients have a tendency to think that their mid-back is just stiff or sore due to tight or overused muscles, which can play a part in the mid-back pain/discomfort, however a spinal misalignment is likely to be the underlying cause of these symptoms.

The core of chiropractic usually involves treatment of common low back conditions that can cause pain and discomfort.

Low back pain is very common but it is NOT normal. If you or a loved one is experiencing low back pain then it is important to seek treatment sooner rather than later to prevent complications and pain that will inevitably increase over time without proper evaluation and treatment. The spinal structure is the key to discovering what underlying conditions are causing your low back pain. It is important to receive treatment on your low back before symptoms increase and the pain begins to radiate to other areas of your body.

If you’re an athlete, you understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport such as running, jumping and tackling. Putting your body through these activities can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. But seeing a chiropractor can help you when you’ve suffered sports injuries and also help to prevent them.

Chiropractors treat and can help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle. They’re skilled in chiropractic adjustments of the spine, ensuring that bones are properly aigned and balanced, which helps relieve tension in the body. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function while resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. This hands-on therapy is often used to treat neck or back injuries but also relieves pain throughout the joints and muscles in the body.

The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury.

Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity and frequency; minimal, moderate, severe and occasional, intermittent, frequent or constant.

Pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, and as pins and needles or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatica is also called radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia. A misconception is that sciatica is a disorder—however, sciatica is really a symptom of a disorder.

Sciatica is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression. Disorders known to cause sciatic nerve pain include lumbar spine subluxations (misaligned vertebral body/ies), herniated or bulging discs (slipped discs), pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, and non-spinal disorders such as diabetes, constipation, or sitting on one’s back pocket wallet.

The goal of chiropractic care for DDD is to improve joint mechanics by improving spinal motion and reducing inflammation. The chiropractor may also work on improving the function of the inter-vertebral discs—but that’s only if you do not have advanced disc degeneration.

To help treat your DDD symptoms, your chiropractor may use spinal manipulation (also called spinal adjustment). There are multiple types of spinal manipulation, including:

  • Specific spinal manipulation: Your chiropractor will identify the joints that are restricted or those that show abnormal motion. He or she will work to restore movement to the joints using a gentle thrusting technique.
  • Flexion-distraction technique: This type of spinal manipulation uses a gentle, non-thrusting technique; it’s typically used to treat herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
  • Instrument-assisted manipulation: This technique uses a hand-held instrument. The chiropractor applies gentle force without thrusting directly into the spine.
  • Manual joint stretching and resistance techniques: Your chiropractor may use one of these techniques to relieve pain and other DDD symptoms.
  • Therapeutic massage: Massage can help reduce muscle tension.

Characterized by widespread, bilateral pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and psychological distress. Fibromyalgia affects 10 million people in the United States and is more likely to occur in women, with a ratio of about 8 to 2, women over men.

Patients are usually diagnosed during middle age, and the prevalence of the disorder increases with age. Fibromyalgia has been associated with lower levels of health-related quality of life and a loss of work productivity, according to a 2011 study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) can diagnose fibromyalgia or discover another cause of the symptoms, and create an effective treatment plan or make appropriate referrals.

Patients are usually diagnosed during middle age, and the prevalence of the disorder increases with age. Fibromyalgia has been associated with lower levels of health-related quality of life and a loss of work productivity, according to a 2011 study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

We offer a range of services that can ease the tension and pain caused by scoliosis and make recommendations on methods of care and rehabilitation.

Chiropractic targets the body as a whole unit, bringing all systems into alignment and regulation, including the nervous system, which can eliminate the condition itself instead of just the pain and numbness that accompanies it. When the body is being treated with its overall health in mind rather than just one problem area, symptoms of many problems or conditions can be reduced or eliminated at once.

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition and the leading cause of heel pain in adults. If you have plantar fasciitis, it means the ligament that runs the length of the bottom of your foot, the plantar fascia, has several tiny tears in it. These tiny tears can eventually lead to a larger tear if not treated. Until then, it can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort.

 Chiropractic treatment can:

  • Reduce the stress in the ligament – The reason you are suffering from plantar fasciitis is because of the stress placed upon the ligament causing the tiny tears. If you don’t take steps to reduce this stress, then you will continue to experience pain and inflammation. Your chiropractor can help take some of the stress off the ligament and give it a chance to heal through adjustments.
  • Minimize secondary injuries – Remember that one of the things that can happen when you suffer this condition is a change in your gait in order to try to reduce the pain you are experiencing. When you use chiropractic care as a part of your treatment plan, you can help to minimize the misalignment caused by a change in your gait – misalignment that if left untreated can cause problems in other parts of your body, including your ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
  • Goes well with other treatments – Because chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive treatment, it often works well in conjunction with other treatments for this condition such as massage or physical therapy.

Slip and fall accidents can cause major injuries, such as spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries, but they can also cause less severe injuries which still cause significant pain and loss of motion. Here are the most common injuries that result from workplace slip and fall accidents.

Neck injuries

You may not realize right away that you have a neck injury from a slip and fall accident. Neck injuries can be compounded by soft tissue damage, that can be couple with spinal rotation/misalignment of the cervical spine. Sometimes these symptoms don’t show up for days or even weeks after the incident. Micro-tears in ligaments and muscles, as well as inflammation from rotation of the spine, can cause stiffness and pain.

Shoulder injuries

If you reached your arm out to protect yourself and landed awkwardly, you may have experienced a shoulder injury. You may have dislocated your shoulder, which will cause sharp pain and a significant loss of motion in your joint.

Back injuries

Any time your spine gets out of alignment, you have experienced a back injury. During the fall, your back muscles may have tensed in self-protection, and now you are dealing with muscle spasms and pain. If your spine is misaligned, you may have additional pressure on your spinal nerves that can cause debilitating pain.

Strains and sprains

We offer several different types of treatment to alleviate your symptoms. Depending on your injury, we may use spinal manipulation, electric stimulation techniques, ultrasound, or other therapies to relieve your pain and aid your body’s healing process.

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