CONDITIONS

Whiplash is among the most common forms of injuries due to automobile accidents. Whiplash injuries can manifest in a variety of ways. Neck pain is most commonly associated with whiplash, however, headache, fatigue, shoulder pain, cognitive impairment, TMJ issues, and low & upper back pain are very common results of whiplash as well. 

Whiplash injuries can vary greatly from person to person. The direction of impact, speed of accident, as well as a person’s age, gender and physical condition can all affect the severity of injury resulting from whiplash. Additionally, whiplash symptoms often don’t appear immediately, they can take weeks or even months to develop. 

Signs You May Be Suffering From Whiplash & Should Get Help

  • Neck pain & Stiffness
  • Headache, commonly at the base of the skull
  • Tingling down the arms
  • Decrease in the range of motion in the neck
  • Shoulder, or upper back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Pain in the jaw / Pain when chewing

Don’t Suffer Any Longer/  Recovering From Whiplash 

More than 20% of people who have sustained whiplash injuries suffer from pain, weakness or restricted movement for two years after the accident, and many continue to suffer for years later. Treating whiplash injuries requires the expertise of a skilled health professional that is specifically trained in the area. Chiropractic care uses manual manipulation of the spine in order to restore normal movement and proper positioning of the spinal vertebrae. It is by far the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries, especially when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities.

Carpal tunnel syndrome may sound like a minor condition, but it is one of the most common occupational health problems today. CTS is described as the pressure inflicted on the median nerve, which causes pain and tingling sensations on the affected hand. These symptoms can range in duration and frequency. However, most patients have sought medical help as it ultimately prevented them from doing daily tasks, such as holding a cup of water, grasping an object, or typing.

The causes of this condition vary as well. They can be as inevitable as your carpal tunnel’s anatomical structure, which is always narrower for those suffering from this condition. Other causes can be workplace elements, where you are consistently expected to move your wrist and hands (secretarial job) or exposed to cold temperatures.

The most effective solution for your CTS is an adjustment from a chiropractor. Not only will you avoid side-effects from traditional treatments (such as drug side effects), you’ll also be assessed and treated most naturally. Some treatments also include alignment of the back and spine, which can contribute to CTS. Coupled with physical therapy and rest, this treatment can ultimately treat your CTS faster than you expect. Call us now!

Fibromyalgia is a disease known for its effect on pain sensation in the body. Fibromyalgia pain is one of the most painful sensations a patient can feel. The most common sign of Fibromyalgia is the body’s oversensitivity to any perceived discomfort. Pain becomes so severe that even the slightest touch or the feeling of a thin sheet on your body is excruciating. The condition can be described as the amplification of painful sensations all over the body.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects over 6 million people in the United States.

Although it shares common symptoms with Myofasciitis, which is pain due to overuse of muscles. Fibromyalgia is stress-induced and affects how the body heals itself. Where Myofasciitis is sudden and severe, fibromyalgia has a slow and progressive onset, usually during early adulthood. This is why it is essential to diagnose fibromyalgia accurately. Our Chiropractors will evaluate your symptoms using specialized diagnostic and professional skills. If you’re feeling any of the symptoms mentioned above, contact us as soon as possible!

This acute condition affects 2-3% of the population and involves the shoulder joint. It caStressn be termed in many ways, but most commonly called adhesive capsulitis. The sign of a frozen shoulder is pain on the shoulder joint and gradually decreasing mobility. As there is no accurate timeframe for treatment, it is highly advised to seek medical help.

Frozen shoulder affects mostly women, and people ranging from 40-60 years old, although there are some instances where patients experience it in their childhood and early adulthood.

 Symptoms of frozen shoulder show as a dull ache in one shoulder. It can spread down to the upper arm and the base of the neck as well. At night, it worsens, which causes the patient to suffer from lack of sleep and be more prone to stress. As months go by, the pain lessens, but stiffness and immobility do not alleviate. In fact, it can be so severe that daily activities are almost impossible to achieve.

 With our chiropractic treatment, we can accurately diagnose frozen shoulders and assess your affected area’s level of pain and mobility. With that information, our skilled staff can create a tailored treatment for you. In-office rehab activities, coupled with home exercises, can help relieve your joints’ stiffness and immobility.

Headaches can affect each person differently, varying from sensation, to severity of pain, to duration. Some feel a pounding, pulsating feeling in their forehead, while others suffer one-sided head pain that connects from their eyes all the way towards the back of their head, where the optic nerve is located. In any case, headaches are so common, it’s not surprising the condition doesn’t warrant a check-up. For those that suffer severe headaches, however, immediate medical assistance is required.

 Headaches can be caused by many things. They can be caused by TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), low blood sugar, side effects of certain drugs (like nitroglycerin), stress, fatigue, etc. With these many varying symptoms, headaches are divided into two categories: migraine and tension headaches.

 Diagnosis of this can be as simple as talking to your doctor. Once a professional can diagnose the root cause of your headaches, treatment can proceed.

 With the help of a chiropractor, you can address these headaches naturally. Drugs can often cause side-effects, which can end up in more severe conditions, such as liver and kidney failure and a plethora of complications. Call our clinic and schedule a session today!

The ultimate goal of chiropractic sessions is to restore the balance in the body and return it to its optimal state. Adding chiropractor sessions to your healthy habits, such as having a well-balanced diet, daily exercise, meditation, and stress management, can lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Chiropractic care is holistic in nature. It is one of the most well-known treatments for neck pains, back pains, sports injuries, and many other musculoskeletal problems.

Treatments of chiropractic therapy go beyond just correcting any imbalances and injuries, but it also uses various techniques to maintain a healthy state of being. This includes manual adjustments, massages, trigger point therapy, nutrition education, rehabilitation, and counseling on lifestyle choices. The body can heal itself without any remarkable intervention like drugs and surgery. The main focus of this treatment is to remove any elements that distract the body from doing so.

 Regular chiropractic treatment will help you maintain a better lifestyle and prevent many common diseases. This treatment can help you feel better, move with more freedom, and live a healthier life. Regular chiropractic sessions with our team can help you in this journey, so call us today!

Knee pain is quite common and experienced by people of all ages. It may start suddenly, such as after exercise or an injury, or start as a minor discomfort that develops over time. Excessive knee pain can often lead to people avoiding certain activities, such as walking, running or biking. Over time, the lack of physical activity can lead to other health problems and prevent the knee from having support, causing their pain to be further exacerbated. 

Early treatment of knee pain, along with the underlying causes, can help people return to their normal activities sooner. This will improve their health both short term and long term.

Chiropractic care for knee pain includes first identifying the underlying cause of the pain, which could be an injury, mechanical problem or some kind of arthritis. Once this is known, the chiropractor can determine the best treatment for the pain.

Causes of Knee Pain

There are three main types of problems that can lead to pain in the knee.

  • Injuries – damage to any part of the knee
  • Example: ACL Tear
  • Mechanical Problems – a change in the function of the knee leading to pain
  • Example: Hip pain causing changes in gate or the way a person uses their leg
  • Arthritis – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout and Septic Arthritis can all cause swelling and pain in the knee

How Chiropractic Care Relieves Knee Pain

First we will do a thorough physical examination, this allows us to identify the underlying cause of the knee pain. Even if the pain is located in the knee, the origin of the problem could lie elsewhere in the body.

For example, runners often complain of a tight iliotibial (IT) band. This is often caused by weakness in certain muscles, which makes them walk or run unevenly. In order to stabilize the joints, the IT band has to work harder. Over time, this can cause it to tighten, leading to knee pain.

Spine and joint manipulation can improve the functioning of the knee by relaxing the muscles of the body, increasing range of motion in the knee, and reducing other problems in the body that could be contributing to the pain in the knee. 

Chiropractors may also use other techniques, such as ultrasound therapy or ice massage to help reduce inflammation in the knee. They may also apply kinesiology tape to the body to treat ligament injuries, stabilize the problem area and reduce inflammation.

Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year. Why is low back pain so common? The mid section of the spine, or thoracic spine is supported by the rib cage. Unlike the thoracic spine, the neck and low back do not have as much stability, allowing them to be more flexible and have a greater range of motion. This extra range of motion comes with a greater risk of injury. When the low back is strong and functioning properly, it can withstand immense force without injury. However, if the low back is misaligned, or has grown weak, simply bending over to tie your shoe can result in injury. 

Until recently, researchers believed that back pain would heal on its own. We have learned, however, that this is not true. Recent studies showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily, but will most likely return. It is important to take low back pain seriously and seek professional chiropractic care. This is especially true with pain that recurs over and over again. Contact our chiropractor . . . we can help!

The Causes of Low Back Pain

Due to the fact that there are a whole lot of things that can cause low back pain, and some of those things can be quite serious if left untreated, it is important to seek professional help. Chiropractors are the experts at diagnosing the cause and determining the proper treatment for low back pain. 

Common Causes of Low Back Pain

  • Subluxations, or misalignment in the spine causing pain & inflammation
  • Disc Herniations, or Bulging Disc
  • Sprains, Strains and Spasms
  • Stress

Treating Low Back Pain With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic treatment for low back pain is usually pretty straightforward. Most commonly, it’s simply a matter of adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to re-establish normal motion and position of your bones and joints.

Chiropractic for the low back has been repeatedly shown to be the most effective treatment for low back pain. In fact, major studies have shown that chiropractic care is more effective, cheaper and has better long-term outcomes than any other treatment. Chiropractic Care for low back pain is fairly straightforward. More often than not, adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis will restore normal motion and positioning, and alleviate lower back pain.

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, about 36 million Americans suffer from debilitating migraines. This neurological condition can cause severe symptoms, disrupt daily activities, and even lead to hospitalization.

 What causes migraines is not clear, though many studies found migraines to be caused by genetics. Instead, experts have determined possible triggers for this condition, including:

  • Hormonal changes (in women), especially estrogen
  • Hormonal contraceptives
  • Alcoholic drinks, such as wine and beer.
  • Stress
  • Overstimulating sensations such as exposure to bright light or strong smells like paint thinners, cigarette smoke, and perfumes.
  • Sleep pattern change or insomnia
  • Intense physical activities, like sexual intercourse and exercise

There are no known cures for migraines as of today. Your doctor might prescribe analgesics or suggest taking a nap during the bouts of migraines. Chiropractors can help in preventing frequency and lessening the severity of migraine through spinal manipulation. Call our clinic now to take advantage of our services!

Our Nervous System consists of two parts. One is the Central Nervous System which is the control center of your body and comprises the brain and spinal cord. The other part is the Peripheral Nervous System, which branches throughout the body in the form of “nerves.” Neuropathy is the term for when these nerves are damaged or dysfunctional, causing feelings of numbness, muscle weakness, and even pain.

 Neuropathic patients may experience these symptoms in different areas of the body. However, most cases reported that it is likely to start in the hands and feet, where nerve endings are typically located and may be a result of physical trauma and/or injury from accidents, too much exposure to toxic substances, or a secondary condition caused by an infection. Hereditary lifestyle diseases, such as Diabetes, may also be considered as the cause of neuropathy.

 To treat neuropathy, we focus on finding the root cause of the problem. We pinpoint problem areas and begin treating those areas that are causing the symptoms. This helps alleviate pain and inflammation in joints and other affected areas without having to turn to OTC drugs and high-dose painkillers. Call us today and let’s talk about how Chiropractic care can improveyour overall well-being. 

Osteoarthritis in the knee and hip area can be very painful and if left untreated become a chronic condition. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for patients who have been unable to find relief for their hip and knee osteoarthritis. Patients find chiropractic treatment to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, improve joint function and strengthen the muscles around the affected joints.

Signs You May Be Suffering From Osteoarthritis in the Knee / Hip 

  • Shooting pains down the thigh
  • Pain in the knee joints (typically the first place a patient will have pain)
  • Pain in the hip area that may extend to the groin
  • Pain that increases when the weather is colder, or when engaging in physical activity

Treatment

Chiropractic Care for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis includes gentle spinal adjustments, stretching, massage, and ultrasound.

Premenstrual syndrome has several signs and symptoms usually occurring in the middle of your cycle or just before your menstruation. It is one of the most common cycle-related illnesses, 3 out of four menstruating females in the world are affected by this condition. With this condition, you can experience both physical and emotional symptoms.

 PMS symptoms include body aches, fatigue, weight gain (related to fluid retention), bloating, breast tenderness, anxiety, depression, crying spells, appetite change, poor concentration, and/or change in libido. These symptoms can be severe, that it can affect a woman’s daily life. Some signs can be as mild as a simple headache. They can vary from woman to woman but generally go away 4 days after the menstrual period.

 Several studies have shown that chiropractic care can help with PMS. Unlike usual treatments, such as prescription drugs, such as antidepressants, NSAIDs, and hormonal contraceptives—which can cause weight gain, nausea, vomiting, and even worse headaches— sessions with the chiropractor do not entail any side-effects. Contact us now!

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that is characterized by pain in the heel of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is commonly caused by overuse and is very common in women, individuals who walk or run often, individuals who are overweight, or someone who spends long periods of time standing throughout the day. Plantar Fasciitis typically affects people between the ages of 40 and 70.

Signs You May Be Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis

  • Stabbing pain in the heel of the foot, which is worse during the first few steps of the day after awakening
  • As you continue to walk on the affected foot, the pain gradually lessens
  • Usually, only one foot is affected, but it can occur in both feet simultaneously

Treatment

To diagnose plantar fasciitis, your doctor will physically examine your foot by testing your reflexes, balance, coordination, muscle strength, and muscle tone. Your doctor may also advise a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or X-ray to rule out other sources of your pain, such as a pinched nerve, stress fracture, or bone spur. Treatment for plantar fasciitis includes chiropractic care, medication, physical therapy, or shock wave therapy, and sometimes even surgery.

If you’re suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, call us today so we can help ease your pain.

One of the most common signs of sciatic nerve compression is pain from your lower back snaking down to your buttocks all the way to your legs. Some patients even feel pain around the hips as a result of this condition.

What causes sciatic pain is compression, whether from muscles or other surrounding parts of the sciatic nerve. If the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve are inflamed, become tight, and cause spasming, it will compress the sciatic nerve, which can cause pain, discomfort, and numbness. 

 This can be treated easily by chiropractic care and deep tissue massages of the piriformis muscle, stretches, and exercises

Scoliosis is a condition commonly appearing during childhood or puberty. It manifests itself as a curve in the spine, either in an “S” or a “C” curve, depending on how severe it is. Scoliosis can be diagnosed by doctors through an X-ray. A curvature that surpasses 10 degrees can be considered scoliosis.

Scoliosis appears more commonly in females than in males. Several studies suggest that females are more prone to degenerative bone conditions—such as osteoporosis—due to menopause, genetics and family history. Still, the cause of scoliosis remains unknown even today.

Symptoms caused by Scoliosis includes stiffness, lower back pain, pinched sciatica nerves that cause numbness to one or both legs, and fatigue due to muscle strain.

For those with existing scoliosis in their late teens and adulthood, an orthopedic brace is given to help stop the worsening of the spine’s curve. Though the spine isn’t as pliable as when you were a child, this brace is still effective management of scoliosis. What’s very important for this condition is the help of professionals and chiropractic care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

The term “Shin Splints’ ‘ is used to refer to the pain a person experiences along the inside of the shin bone, or front of the lower leg. Runners and dancers are prone to shin splints due to the nature of their movements. Shin splints usually happen during or after a change in the intensity of physical activity, such as running more miles or more frequently. Overuse of the leg muscles — without taking enough time to rest and heal — can lead to inflammation or swelling of the tendons, muscles or tissue covering the shin. 

Recovering From Shin Splints

Shin splints will often go away on their own, especially when proper rest, and recovery steps are taken. However, if the shin splits don’t clear up quickly, your chiropractor will look for other problems that may be contributing to the pain. This includes examining your spine, hips, knees and feet for misalignments. Your chiropractor may also make adjustments in your foot joints, ankle, knee, SI joint or low back. This can relieve the pain from shin splints, or prevent them from happening again.

Shoulder pain can be very common for those who have been in an accident, suffer from arthritis, or play a sport that is heavily reliant on shoulder strength, such as swimming or baseball.  Shoulder pain can range greatly in duration and intensity, and can often lead to the inability to complete daily activities. 

Signs You May Be Suffering From Shoulder Pain & Should Get Help

  • Shoulder pain that occurs even while at rest
  • Shoulder pain that lasts longer than a day or two
  • Loss of range of motion in the shoulder (especially when extending the arm)
  • Decrease function in the arm
  • The inability to hold, or lift objects
  • Tingling sensation down your arm(s)

Don’t Suffer Any Longer / Recovering from Shoulder Pain

The ultimate goal of chiropractic care for shoulder pain is to bring the patient’s shoulder back to full function while reducing and eliminating the pain caused by the injury.

Chiropractic care can be an extremely effective treatment for shoulder pain regardless of its cause. A chiropractor will often begin with an examination of the patient’s neck area, due to the cohesive nature of these areas. Whether the shoulder pain is connected to the neck or is limited to the lower part of the shoulder, it can generally be treated with non-invasive methods of natural healing such as chiropractic care.

Sleep Apnea is a rather risky and dangerous sleep-related disorder that often goes unnoticed. It happens when a person is in deep slumber so those afflicted often have a hard time explaining their symptoms.

It is characterized by irregular breathing patterns while sleeping, where brief lapses in breathing are experienced. They stop and resume irregularly, sometimes in-between long intervals. If you happen to feel restless even after half a day of sleeping, and people you live with report instances of hearing you snore a little too loudly, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. 

 Chiropractic care has always had a positive effect on sleep. It helps patients achieve a calmer and restful slumber, replenishing their energy and renewing their state of mind by the time they wake up. Adjustments to the neck area, specifically, help regulate the brain’s activity while the body is at rest. It also lowers cortisol levels which may be the underlying cause triggering sleep apnea. This makes it an ideal treatment for different types of sleep apnea disorders. You can learn more about this today by calling us.

Slipped discs—or herniated discs—are prolapsed cushions between the vertebrae of our spine. These discs are meant to absorb the shock and trauma from daily movements or intense physical activities. Discs that are herniated or, slipped, can cause pain and discomfort, and numbness.

The causes of slipped discs can be varied. Some patients experience herniated discs as a result of too many physical activities, especially those with weight-lifting involved. Others can suffer due to old age. Lastly, obese or overweight individuals are more prone to herniated discs.

Mild to moderate slipped disc symptoms can be easily treated with chiropractic care and exercises. In more severe cases, spinal decompression and surgery may be advised.

Almost every disease we suffer today share one common denominator: stress. It’s everywhere, from family to work and even our hobbies. It’s safe to say we can’t avoid it despite all the harm and negative health consequences it can inflict. According to a study, 40% of Americans are concerned about the stress they’re under, and 20% end up seeking professional help because of it.

Stress happens when the pituitary gland sends a burst of ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) and sends alarm bells ringing in the brain. It signals the adrenal glands to release stress hormones to your system, like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones can increase heart rate, blood pressure, shut down your digestive system, and cause significant changes in your immune system.

The body responds like this to stress, but vital signs don’t return to normal, and homeostasis is not achieved if it piles up one after the other. The long-term stress response can affect many systems—most commonly the digestive system—in the form of diarrhea and stomach aches. Your immune system also takes a considerable punch, leading to many diseases.

Chiropractic care can help relieve stress in a lot of ways. One of these is the spine’s adjustment, which relaxes several muscles and releases tension in the body. This can help soothe the flight or fight response and lessens stress hormones circulating through the systems. We can also help you counsel in proper nutrition and exercise, which can contribute to stress relief. Call us today!

Despite its name, tennis elbow only occurs to 5% of those who play tennis. It’s a painful condition where the tendons are tender and sore due to repetitive movements of the wrist and arm. This can affect many people having varying jobs, like butchers, painters, plumbers, and people playing musical instruments. Tennis elbow affects adults roughly from 30-50 years old but can happen to anyone of all ages.

The tennis elbow symptoms all focus on severe pain due to muscle overuse and strain, causing injury. It can radiate from your elbow up towards your wrist and arm. If you have this condition and are feeling these symptoms, try to turn a knob or hold a coffee in the affected hand. Tennis elbow makes it painful and almost impossible to do these activities.

Chiropractic care involves assessing the injury and adjusting the affected extremity. Afterward, we will advise you to rest for some time while the extremity is healing. If pain persists, a physical therapy session might be needed to properly bring your arm back into shape. We might suggest a brace or a forearm strap during recovery depending on how severe your condition is.

The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull. Up to 10 million people suffer from painful temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 

Signs you May Be Suffering from TMJ Dysfunction 

  • Locked jaw
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Painful Clicking
  • Pain in the face and neck
  • Difficulty chewing

Causes

There are multiple causes for TMD. An injury, such as a car accident or a blow to the face can lead to TMD. Also, emotional stress causing jaw clenching or teeth grinding can cause TMD. 

If you’re suffering from TMD, call us today so we can help ease your jaw pain.

The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull. Up to 10 million people suffer from painful temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 

Signs you May Be Suffering from TMJ Dysfunction 

  • Locked jaw
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Painful Clicking
  • Pain in the face and neck
  • Difficulty chewing

Causes

There are multiple causes for TMD. An injury, such as a car accident or a blow to the face can lead to TMD. Also, emotional stress causing jaw clenching or teeth grinding can cause TMD. 

If you’re suffering from TMD, call us today so we can help ease your jaw pain.

Most neck and upper back pain is caused by a combination of factors, including injury, poor posture, chiropractic subluxations, stress, and disc problems.The upper back and neck are often associated together, because most of the muscles in the neck are either attached to, or located in the upper back. 

Problems in the neck can also contribute to headaches (typically at the base of the skull), muscle spasms in the shoulders and upper back, ringing in the ears, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), restricted range of motion and chronic tightness in the neck and upper back.

Common Causes of Neck & Upper Back Pain 

  • Poor Posture
  • Injury, such as Whiplash
  • Subluxation, or misalignment in the cervical spine
  • Stress
  • Bulging or Herniated Disc