- Auto Injuries
- Back Pain
- Bulging Disc/Herniated Disc
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
- Pinched Nerve
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Injury
The conditions listed above are just a few examples of what we can help with – please contact us to learn more about the many other conditions we are able to treat.
Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
Even a “minor” crash can result in injuries like ligament damage and biomechanical alterations. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Some symptoms may be delayed for weeks or months, so we recommend an examination by one of our experts as soon after the collision as possible regardless of the severity of the crash.
Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world. Back pain often starts long after the spine has developed mechanical dysfunctions. It is recommended to prevent back pain before it starts by seeing a Chiropractic Expert periodically since birth. Much like seeing your dentist once you have teeth, keeping your spine in alignment once you have a spine helps keep your spine pain-free and functioning correctly. As experts in the diagnosis and management of spine related conditions, we can help prevent back pain from occurring, as well as help relieve back pain after it begins. Any sign of low back pain is your body’s alarm to signal the need for a professional evaluation in our office.
Bulging Discs/Herniated Discs
Your intervertebral discs become damaged due to trauma and stresses on the spine that cause abnormal biomechanics. Bulging and herniated discs cause pain and can put pressure on nerves resulting in numbness, tingling, weakness, shooting pains, dysfunction, or other. We successfully treat bulging and herniated discs with non-surgical treatment every day in our office.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.
CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled doctor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease is managed in our office every day. Abnormal biomechanics of your vertebrae causes damage to the discs in your spine. The longer the abnormal biomechanics are left uncorrected, the more degeneration occurs eventually causing symptoms. Because our bodies undergo so many daily stresses that can alter the mechanics of our spinal joints, it is important to have your spine checked regularly regardless of symptoms.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are most commonly caused by spinal conditions that we can help with.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury. We have an exceptionally high success rate with helping people suffering from neck pain.
Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy. We help people with neuropathies every day.
A pinched nerve can happen in a variety of places throughout the body with some of the most common being the lower spine, wrists, neck, and legs. A pinched nerve occurs when the muscles or tendons around the nerve are inflamed, putting pressure on the nerve and either causing pain or even numbness throughout the extremities related or attached to this affected nerve.
Your pinched nerve may be caused by different physical conditions such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disc. Relieving the pressure on the nerve is critical to do as soon as possible to avoid permanent nerve damage. Our job is to localize the pinching and determine the safest and most effective way to relieve the pressure.
Sciatica is characterized by pain that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint which connects the mandibular, or your lower jaw, to the temporal bones of the skull. The TMJ is one of the more unique joints within your body as it allows you to move your jaw forward, backward, and side to side so that you can chew, talk, sing, yawn, and more. This joint can be found just in front of your ears on both sides of your head.
Any problem with the muscles, ligaments, discs, bones, or the joint itself are known as temporomandibular disorders or TMD and refers to the actual disorder, where the jaw joint is misaligned and causing problems such as pain, inflammation, and inability to move or operate the jaw. However, these problems or conditions are often incorrectly called by the joint name of TMJ instead.
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you’re not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem. There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo.
Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem are suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.