Unhealthy disc symptoms include (but are not limited to): back or neck pain, muscle spasm, sciatica, tingling, numbness and pain in the arms/hands or legs/feet, and muscular weakness. Chiropractic techniques such as Flexion-Distraction or traction can minimize compression of nerves that are inflamed. Benefits of treatment include pain reduction and decreased symptoms in the arms/hands or legs/feet. I've had excellent results relieving muscle spasm, sciatica and back pain.
This common occurrence can be caused by a multitude of reasons. A thorough exam and medical history will reveal the cause of the sciatica. Pain can be excruciating making it difficult to do most any activity. My treatment focuses on the area that is causing the leg pain. The ultimate goal of treatment is to get the leg pain to remit as well as any residual buttock or low back pain. Patients who have experienced sciatica are extremely thankful when it goes away and they can get back to doing the activities they enjoy.
Neck, mid back & low back pain
Spinal pain can be caused by disc or joint pathology, spinal joints that are not moving as well as they should, muscular weakness, overly tight muscles in the neck or upper back, poor posture, repetitive use injury and/or trauma. The treatment I provide gently restores motion to joints and alleviates tension in muscles. You will feel less pain, improved flexibility and enjoy greater range of motion.
Headaches account for one of the most common symptoms I treat. My treatment focuses attention to tight muscles in the mid back and neck. After they're relaxed, I'll check to see that the joints in the neck are moving normally. I've treated cluster headaches, tension headaches and migraine headaches with excellent results.
Hip & Buttock Pain
Hip pain can be caused by several factors. A thorough exam and medical history reveals whether your pain arises from conditions such as (but not limited to) arthritis, bursitis, muscular tension or sprains/strains. The treatment I perform for hip pain focuses on decreasing tension in the capsule that surrounds the joint as well as to relax and elongate muscles that are integral in proper range of motion for the hip.
Staying active and strong lends itself to enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes athletes are sidelined by injury. Chiropractic care alleviates pain and loss of range of motion and helps to get you back in the game, no matter what your sport is. Treatment focuses on reducing pain and improving range of motion. I'll teach you how to effectively warm-up, stretch and strengthen so as to avoid further injury or chronic re-exacerbation.
When patients are involved in car accidents or slip & fall injuries, pain can be sudden or increase gradually. Many patients are assessed by paramedics and E.R. doctors prior to getting chiropractic treatment; of those patients most have had diagnostic studies such as a CT Scan or X-Rays taken of the area that was injured. Injury patients respond well to chiropractic care. My initial treatment goal is to decrease your symptoms of pain and to restore range of motion. Soon thereafter I'll transition into teaching you a home stretching program, and lastly I'll incorporate physiotherapy exercises to strengthen and stabilize the areas that were injured.
Arthritis can occur in any joint. There are several types of arthritis, and the one that chiropractors deal with most often is osteoarthritis, a.k.a. degenerative joint disease. Chiropractic care can't reverse the effects of arthritis, but I offer several types of treatment to minimize symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness. My treatment is an excellent option to try before getting other invasive options.
Pain Related To Pregnancy
Women's bodies prepare for pregnancy in amazing ways. With ligamentous laxity comes the probability for joint and muscle pain. The hips, lower back, buttocks, and legs are the most susceptible areas and where my chiropractic treatment is focused. My goal is to help patients get through their pregnancy without developing sciatica, a common pregnancy-related symptom. Patients are thrilled with the benefits they receive with chiropractic care - less pain & discomfort during pregnancy and often a shorter, more comfortable birthing process even for first-time pregnancies!