“I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.” – Michael Jordan
Nerve roots stem off the spinal cord at each level to relay information from the brain to the organs and tissue. When a spinal bone is jolted out of place, it can either pinch down on a nerve root (compressed lesion) or it can stretch or chafe it (facilitative lesion). After locating the bone that is out of place, we can make a chiropractic adjustment to move it back into place and relief may be felt immediately.
Pain signals should not be ignored. Your body is trying to tell you that there is a disruption in the neural pathways. If treatment for a compressed nerve is prolonged, the damage can become more severe, longer lasting problems can arise, and relief will come slower.
Symptoms of a pinched nerve may include neck or lower-back pain, numbness or tingling, burning sensations, and weakness during select activities. Treatment depends on the severity of your condition. Options range from simply resting to more complicated procedures, like physical therapy, steroid injections, or surgery.
Back pain can be a factor of dysfunctional movement in the joints or misplaced discs in the spine. While there are countless methods to treat the pain, the only two that can potentially result in a full recovery are surgery and chiropractic adjustments. We suggest you try a chiropractic approach before opting for surgery.
Pain can arise for numerous reasons, including injuries from labor or sports, medical conditions like pregnancy, kidney stones, and fatigue, diseases like scoliosis and arthritis, or simply old age. Pain can be felt anywhere below the ribs and above the legs.
It is common for people to experience lower back pain issues at least once in their life. The best exercise to treat or prevent it is walking, as it gets blood moving and keeps your muscles healthy and strong.
The neck is the most concentrated area of nerves in the body. Pain can be the result of a number of causes, including physical, emotional, and chemical stress. Neck pain is a common issue, and we offer excellent and effective treatment that can ease pain immediately.
Symptoms include stiffness, pain, or a knot felt in your neck. These symptoms can spread anywhere from the bottom of your head to your shoulders, back, and arms. Some patients report headaches, not being able to move or turn their head easily, pain shooting down the arms, numbness, or tingling sensations.
Chronic (longer lasting) pain can have a serious impact on your life, and can lead to other issues like fatigue, depression, and anxiety. A brief check up should be done if any symptoms are felt in order to prevent the situation from worsening. After a simple physical exam and a short Q&A session, the source of pain can often be diagnosed and treated.
Often times, pain that is felt in the shoulder is connected to pain that arises in the nerves stemming from the neck. Because of their exposure, the shoulders tend to inherit more physical injuries than the neck, but treatment can be monitored in a similar fashion through chiropractic therapy.
A ball and socket joint like the shoulder requires an array of muscles, tendons, and ligaments to allow for its large range of movement. This complex structure is naturally more susceptible to injury. Pain can arise from issues like overexertion, instability, dislocation, pinched nerves, or fractures.
Pain can be diagnosed through a simple physical exam or Q&A session, or through more complex procedures like X-rays or MRI’s.
Treatments can vary from heat and ice exposure to anti-inflammatory medication, however, these simply numb the pain. In order to fix the problem at the source, exercise or chiropractic adjustments are the best option.
Caused by wedging of the cartilage disc between vertebrae, disc herniation will cause the openings along the spinal cord that provide passage for nerve roots to narrow. Sometimes, a nerve will become stretched or pinched as a result, but other times, there may be no symptom at all. Either way, chiropractic adjustments are a safe, natural, and effective treatment option.
Disc herniation can occur at any point along the spine, but is most commonly seen among the lower back (lumbar spine). Pain can be felt anywhere in the body, depending on which nerves are affected and where they travel. Sciatica is usually the most common result of a disc herniation, which can cause pain in one or both of one’s legs.
Aging and injury are the two most common causes of disk herniation. Discs dry out and become less flexible as you age, making them more susceptible to herniation. An injury may result in cracks forming along the outside of a disc. The inner gel can then escape through the crack, causing the disc to bulge or break open.
Caused by the bulging of a lower disc applying pressure to surrounding nerves, sciatica often results in a sharp, lingering pain felt in one or both legs. The solution often lies in chiropractic therapy to improve joint motion in the lower back.
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. When the nerve root is irritated at the lumbar portion of the spine, pain signals shoot down through the thigh and sometimes down to the toes. This pain can be manageable for some, and debilitating to others.
Being overweight, not exercising enough, wearing high heels, sleeping on too soft of a mattress, and pregnancy have all been found to be ordinary causes of sciatica. Chiropractic adjustments can be made to reduce swelling and relieve pain immediately.