Lower Back Pain
Most lower back pain is caused when one or more of the joints in the back becomes overstressed, malpositioned, and irritated. Chiropractic adjustments along with supplemental therapies can aid in restoring normal function, decrease inflammation, and stabilize the spine to decrease pain and prevent further injury to the area.
Neck pain is the 2nd most common reason patients come to a chiropractor. Increased muscle tension and postural abnormalities are 2 of the most common causes of neck pain and tension. Chiropractic care in very effective in reducing muscle tension, and restoring the normal function to the cervical spine, in turn reducing the patients pain and improving their quality of life!
The root of many headaches is tension and imbalance in the spine and muscles surrounding the neck and base of the skull. This increased tension places pressure on the nerves that innervate the scalp causing the patient to experience headaches. Gentle soft tissue work, and chiropractic adjustments remove the tension and irritation to the nerves allowing the patient to have fewer and less severe headaches.
This is one of the most common conditions that we treat our pediatric patients for. Chiropractic can be a safe and effective way to resolve chronic ear infections without the use of antibiotic and other medications. We have helped countless children from having tubes put in their ears as well.
The spine contains almost 100 joints! At times these joints may become misaligned due to abnormal muscle tension, postural abnormalities, incorrect lifting, and traumatic events. If the joint misalignment becomes too severe, it can pinch a nerve in the spine causing severe pain. Chiropractic adjustments restore the natural alignment to these spinal joints taking the pressure off of the nerve and giving the patient relief.
Pregnancy is very stressful on the body and can lead to severe aches and pains for the expectant mother. Chiropractic care helps relieve that stress, and maintain joint mobility over the course of the pregnancy. It will also help with the delivery process by keeping the pelvic joints mobile, and reducing delivery time.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and controls a large portion of the lower extremity. When this nerve becomes compressed it can cause radiating leg pain, numbness/tingling, and weakness in the legs. Chiropractic adjustments along with gentle supplemental therapies help to decompress the sciatic nerve and reduce the patient’s symptoms.
Slipped Disc/Herniated Disc
There are discs between the bones of the spine that provide cushioning and allow increased flexibility. If these discs become damaged or herniated, they can cause nerve compression. Patients with a slipped/herniated disc can experience severe pain, numbness/tingling, and weakness in the arms or legs. Chiropractic care specializes in reducing these herniations and decompressing the nerves that travel into the arms and legs.
Auto Accident Injuries/Whiplash
The traumatic events of a motor vehicle accident can cause a variety of issues. There can be muscle, tendon, and ligament damage as well as severe inflammation. The impact of the injury also causes the muscle surrounding the spinal joints to spasm. This muscle spasm causes the joints motion to be restricted. The restriction in joint function leads to pain and discomfort when the patient tries to move around.
Work Comp Injuries
Work injuries can be very traumatic and similar to automobile accident injuries. We are very knowledgeable about treating these types of injuries, and are experts in the legal side of these cases as well. Chiro-Med has built both legal and medical relationships over the years to ensure that your work comp case is handled by the very best in the business.
Chiro-Med has been treating both weekend warriors and professional athletes for over 15 years. We are very active in the local athletic community and know what it takes to help our patients recover from injuries, maintain their peak performance, and achieve their personal goals.