Conditions and Treatments

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Bursitis

Bursitis

Bursitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. This condition may be acute or chronic. Bursae are fluid-filled cavities near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. They assist movement and reduce friction between moving parts. Bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or infection. Sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. Other areas that may be affected include the Achilles tendon and the foot.

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Common symptoms include joint pain, joint tenderness, swelling, warmth over the affected joint, and limited range of motion.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which may result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing. When the wrist is poorly positioned, there isn’t enough space for the median nerve to travel to the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve at the point where it passes through the wrist. The median nerve supplies sensation to the thumb-side of the ring finger. It also supplies movement to part of the hand. The nerve enters the hand between the wrist bones (called the carpal bones) and the tough membrane that holds the bones together (the transverse carpal ligament). This space is called the carpal tunnel. Since the passageway is rigid, any swelling in this area can cause compression of the nerve (called entrapment of the nerve).

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Common symptoms include weakness in one or both hands, numbness or tingling of the palm of the hand, wrist or hand pain in one or both hands, pain extending to the elbow, impaired fine finger movements in one or both hands, coordination issues, weak grip, difficulty carrying items with hand grips, atrophy of the muscular bulge under the thumb, and numbness or tingling in the thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both hands.


Joint Disease

Joint Disease

Joint disease is one of the oldest and most common types of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones. Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Most commonly affecting middle-aged and older people, osteoarthritis can range from very mild to very severe. It affects hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and the back.

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Common symptoms include joint swelling, limited movement, morning stiffness, grating of the joint with motion, joint pain in rainy weather, joint pain often relieved by rest, worsened joint pain after exercise or weight bearing, and gradual or subtle onset of deep aching joint pain. Be aware that there also may be no symptoms for this condition.


Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

The majority of back pain patients have not experienced any trauma, accidents or major injuries prior to the onset of their problem. The cause of most back pain is the cumulative effect of improper sitting posture, poor work habits, incorrect lifting, lack of proper exercise, and other lifestyle-related factors. All of these factors cause stress and imbalances on the spine, and eventually pain. This is why people often injure their back by just bending over to pick up a piece of paper. The spine was already compromised, and just the simple act of bending was enough to set off the problem. When this occurs, the surrounding back muscles go into spasm to protect the stressed or injured tissues of the back.

In the US, low back pain is one of the most common conditions and one of the leading causes of physician visits. In fact, at least four out of five adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Thirty-one million Americans have low back pain at any given time, and one half of all working Americans admit to having back symptoms each year. The cost of this care in the US is estimated to be a staggering $50 Billion yearly–and that’s just for the more easily identified costs!

Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function. Isn’'t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.

Common symptoms include tenderness, pain, stiffness, pain that radiates into the buttocks or legs, difficulty standing erect, weakness, leg fatigue while walking, and discomfort while sitting.


Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. There are currently an estimated 10 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis, as well as another 18 million who have low bone mass, or osteopenia. Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, when too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation. Throughout youth, the body uses these minerals to produce bones. If calcium intake is not sufficient, or if the body does not absorb enough calcium from the diet, bone production and bone tissues may suffer. As people age, calcium and phosphate may be reabsorbed back into the body from the bones, which makes the bone tissue weaker. Both situations can result in brittle, fragile bones that are subject to fractures, even in the absence of trauma.

Researchers estimate that about 20% of American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. In addition, another 30% of them have osteopenia, which is abnormally low bone density that may eventually deteriorate into osteoporosis if not treated. About half of all women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture of the hip, wrist, or vertebra.

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Common symptoms for osteoporosis include low back pain, neck pain, bone pain, bone tenderness, loss of height over time, and stooped posture.


Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy and can help ease your pregnancy discomfort, as well as help you experience a positive delivery and recovery. Women have special health concerns during every phase of their lives; pregnancy is certainly one of the most important and complex phases. Although the changes women experience from pregnancy are natural, a little extra help is sometimes needed to cope with the dramatic changes in their bodies.

In addition to the noticeable changes pregnancy causes in a woman’s body, pregnancy can cause subtle changes in the musculoskeletal system - changes your chiropractor is able to detect and correct. Because the baby lies forward in the woman’s body during pregnancy, her center of gravity shifts, and the spine alters itself to accommodate this change. As well, normal hormonal changes loosen a woman’s ligaments, which can also contribute to pain. Approximately half of all pregnant women will experience lower back pain at some point in their pregnancies, especially later in pregnancy when the baby’s head is downward and can irritate the sciatic nerve. These stresses and strains can be relieved with regular chiropractic care.

But the benefits of chiropractic care can extend beyond pregnancy, into labor and recovery. Many chiropractic patients report that their deliveries were faster and more comfortable than deliveries prior to chiropractic care. Once medical study even found that women who received chiropractic care during pregnancy had 25-31% shorter labors (Cara L. Borggren, 2007). Chiropractic care can also help you after delivery, and we can care for and treat any neuromusculoskeletal symptoms you experience after birth. After labor and delivery, loosened ligaments slowly return to normal over the course of eight weeks, so prompt chiropractic care is essential.

Chiropractic care helps women get well and stay well - before, during, and after their pregnancies. Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for yourself and in order to get ready for your future family? If you would like chiropractic care during pregnancy, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment and see how we can help you.


Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is pain that radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and down the back of one or both legs. It is caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerves, the largest nerves of the body. It usually begins as an acute pain in the lower back and then radiates down the back of either or both legs. There are 5 pairs of nerves that exit the spine in the lower back. These nerves make up what we know as the sciatic nerves. If the vertebrae or bones in the lower back are misaligned or out of place, or the disc between the vertebrae are swollen, bulged or herniated, the result is pressure on those nearby nerves. This can cause tremendous pain, and normal daily activities become almost impossible.

Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function. Isn't it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.

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Common symptoms of sciatica include weakness of the knee or foot; sensation changes on the back of the calf or the sole of the foot; numbness, tingling, or pain from the back to the calf; difficulty walking; inability to move feet or foot; and the inability to bend the knee.


Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curving of the spine that often starts in childhood, when bones of the spine are still growing. In many cases, the exact cause of scoliosis is unknown. It is thought that scoliosis is the result of a hereditary problem or an adaptation to some type of trauma, such as the birth process or an injury such as falling off a bicycle. It usually starts with problems in the lower back or pelvis. If a spinal curve exists, this can result in pressure on the joints, discs, and nerves. Because spinal bones can continue to grow well into the early 20's, if left uncorrected, Scoliosis often worsens.

Early detection and chiropractic correction is important for optimum results. Isn't it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.

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Common symptoms include uneven shoulders, loss of structural balance, uneven hips or waist, or a change in posture.


Subluxation

Subluxation

A subluxation occurs when one or more vertebrae lose their normal position and interfere with the nerves they were meant to protect. This interference can cause pressure or irritation on the spinal cord and/or on the nerve roots as they pass out of the spinal column. This misalignment of the vertebrae and pinching of the nerves is called a subluxation and is the most common aspect of what doctors call the vertebral subluxation complex. Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.

Common symptoms include pain, tenderness, asymmetry, decreased range of motion, inflammation, swelling, and rigidity.


Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches

Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches, and tension headaches are one of the most common forms. The pain from tension headaches can often feel like you are wearing a tight band, or like you have a dull ache with pain around the head or behind the eyes. Tension headaches usually start slowly, with pain beginning at the back of the neck, moving forward. These types of headaches can vary in length from minutes to days. Headaches can be caused by many things, including muscle tension in the neck, stress, bad posture, sedentary activities, sleeping in an unusual position, or prolonged computer use. Chiropractic care can help relieve headache pain through spinal manipulations and adjustments.

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Torticollis

Torticollis

Torticollis is a form of dystonia (prolonged muscle contractions) in which the neck muscles contract involuntarily causing the head to turn. Torticollis may occur without a known cause (idiopathic), be genetic (inherited), or be acquired secondary to damage to the nervous system or muscles. It may develop in childhood or adulthood. Congenital torticollis (present at birth) may be caused by malpositioning of the head in the uterus, or be a prenatal injury of the muscles or blood supply in the neck.

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Common symptoms of torticollis include enlargement of the neck muscles, asymmetry of an infant’s head from sleeping on the affected side, elevation of the shoulder on the affected side, stiffness of neck muscles, limited range of motion, headaches, neck pain, and head tremors.


Whiplash

Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck that occurs from a sudden jerking or "whipping" of the head. This type of motion strains the muscles and the ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of motion. Often, you feel pain and stiffness in your neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury. You might then feel better, but the pain and stiffness may come back several days later. The discomfort you feel may involve surrounding muscle groups in your head, chest, shoulders, and arms.

Whiplash often occurs when a vehicle stops suddenly in a car crash or is struck from behind. Either of these two actions causes what is inside in the vehicle to be thrown forward – including passengers. A seat belt will keep a person’s body from being thrown forward, but the head may snap forward, then backward, causing a whiplash injury in the neck. In addition to car accidents, whiplash can be caused by roller coasters and other amusement park rides, sports injuries, or being punched or shaken. (Whiplash is one of the hallmarks of shaken baby syndrome.)

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Common symptoms of whiplash include blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, irritability, fatigue, dizziness, pain between the shoulder blades, pain in the arms or legs, pain in the feet and hands, nausea, ringing of the ears, and vertigo.