Symptoms and Disorders
Below is a list of Chiropractic-related disorders and related symptoms. It's important to remember that getting a diagnosis requires a doctor visit, and getting a diagnosis is only the first stop on the road to recovery.
We treat numerous conditions and are happy to schedule an appointment with you to make a diagnosis and provide a treatment plan for a full, healthy recovery.
Back Sprains and Strains
Back sprains and strains are experienced by approximately three out of four adults. Sprains are caused when ligaments—the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together—become overstretched or torn. Strains involve a muscle and/or a tendon. Either one can occur when you lift too much weight, play a strenuous sport, or even bend or twist improperly during regular activities during the day. The pain may be aching, burning, stabbing, tingling, sharp, or dull.
Carpel Tunnel is pain, numbness and/or inability to use your arms or hands. It may be the most common upper-extremity nerve entrapment.
Cervicogenic headaches are caused by referred neck pain. The pain from this type of headache is usually felt at the back of the head, in the temples, and/or behind the eyes. A cervicogenic headache may be mistaken for migraines or cluster headaches.
Coccydynia is pain that develops in the spine’s tailbone. Some people who fall down or who ride a bike for a long time may develop coccydynia, which can get worse when sitting. Sometimes the pain begins without any known cause.
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is usually associated with aging. As you become older, your intervertebral discs— the pillow-like cushions between your vertebrae—can degenerate or break down due to years of strain, overuse, or misuse. The discs may lose flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorption. They also become thinner as they dehydrate.
Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) which causes an upsurge of gastric fluids from the stomach up into the throat where it causes heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms. When blockages are released, it floods the stomach and throat with new, fresh blood for cleansing purposes.
Herniated disc usually occurs in the neck or low back. A herniated disc can cause pain when the outer ring (annulus) or interior matter (nucleus pulposus) presses on a nearby nerve root.
Myofascial pain is a chronic pain disorder where pressure on sensitive points in your muscles—called trigger points—can cause deep, aching pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is known as referred pain. Sometimes myofascial pain feels like a “knot” in your muscle, and occurs after a muscle is used repeated.
Piriformis syndrome may occur when the piriformis muscle (a narrow muscle located in the buttocks) compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve. Symptoms may be called sciatica and may include pain and/or sensations (tingling, numbness) that travel down through the buttock(s) and into one or both legs.
Sciatica may occur when the sciatic nerve or a branch of the sciatic nerve is compressed or becomes irritated. The hallmark of sciatica is moderate to severe pain that travels below the knee of one leg. Some people with sciatica describe the pain as sharp, shooting, or similar to an electric-shock.
Scoliosis is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. Chiropractic care does not correct, cure or reverse scoliosis. However, adjustments and therapies help to improve form, function, and induce mobility into the joints.
Short Leg or Leg Length Discrepancy
Short leg or leg length discrepancy is also known as limb length discrepancy (one leg is shorter than the other). It can be caused by different types of structural (eg, birth defect) or postural problems (eg, pelvic tilt).
Spondylosis or spinal osteoarthritis may affect the spine’s facet joints or other bones. This type of arthritis is often associated with aging.
Whiplash is a hyperflexion/hyperextension injury commonly occurring when a motor vehicle is rear-ended. The neck and head are “whipped” suddenly and quickly forward (hyperflexion) and backward (hyperextension), which may lead to severe neck sprain and/or strain.
Additional conditions that may respond well to chiropractic care include: Asthma, ADD, Autism, Bell's Palsy, Blindness, Blood Pressure, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Colic, Crohn's Disease, Deafness, Epilepsy, Female Issues, Fibromyalgia, Forward Head Posture, Immune Function, Infertility, Multiple Sclerosis, Nonmusculoskeletal Disorders, Otitis Media, Parkinson's Disease, Pregnancy-related Pain, Radiculopathy, Repetitive Stress, Stress, TMJ, Vertigo and Balance.
Chiropractic care may not correct, cure or reverse many of these issues. However, adjustments and therapies help to improve form, function, and induce mobility into the body.
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