Below is a list of the most common symptoms we treat. We continue to treat and have success helping those around you live healthier lives. Keep in mind, this is not an extensive list as we treat many more symptoms than those listed below. Visit our contact page to see how we can help you today!
Although the neck is a relatively small area of the body, it is comprised of some complicated structures which do the important job of holding your head up. The small size of the vertebrae of the neck allows for a lot of mobility, but can also make the neck more vulnerable to injury and pain.
When the spine moves out of position because of developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress, and other incidents, it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the nerves are compressed or irritated, they send a message to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten.
This tightness can directly lead to an acute headache or migraine. Over time the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. A headache or migraine can be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, and because every other system in your body is impacted by spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.
Lower Back Pain
There are many different types of back pain – from a dull, persistent ache to sharp, sudden spikes of pain. Many people with back pain are experiencing mechanical problems involving the interaction of the muscles and nerves in their back and their spine. These can be caused by a breakdown of the spinal discs, spasms, muscle tension, pinched nerves and ruptured discs.
We don't think much about our shoulders until they start to give us pain. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result it is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions. Shoulder problems that go unchecked can lead to lifelong, debilitating issues.
Sciatica, which is also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the lower back, down the back of the leg, and into the foot. It can make sitting and standing for long periods of time difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. It will often come and go throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of pain and discomfort. If left unchecked, sciatic pain will generally grow worse and the nerve can become permanently injured.
Common elbow conditions that can be treated by chiropractors include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and bursitis.
Tennis elbow is a kind of tendonitis that results from overuse of the muscles and tendons that connect the forearm muscles. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but instead of the back or outside of the elbow, the condition usually affects the inside of the elbow. Bursitis refers to inflammation or injury to the bursae, which are our joints’ shock absorbers.