Manipulation of spinal and extremity joints is an effective way to reduce pain and address mobility issues. We often use manipulations when treating back or neck pain, shoulder pain and even foot pain. Despite common perception, spinal manipulations are very gentle and immediate improve range of motion.
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Upper Crossed Syndrome
Upper crossed syndrome is a muscular imbalance of the upper back, chest and neck. This syndrome is commonly seen in students and people working jobs requiring them to spend their days at a desk or in front of a computer. Upper crossed syndrome is common in seniors. Proper stretching and strengthening will help combat the symptoms of this syndrome such as headaches, mid back pain and neck pain.
Lower Crossed Syndrome
Lower crossed syndrome is a musculoskeletal condition involving an imbalance of hip and lower back muscles. Symptoms may include lower back pain, pain that travels into the buttock or down to the knee, among others.Treatment for this condition involves very specific stretching/strengthening, soft tissue massage and chiropractic manipulations.
Pregnancy Related Pains
Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, many women experience lower back pain at some point throughout their pregnancy. This pain can be managed using manual therapy techniques, such as chiropractic manipulations.
Shoulder, Knee, Foot Pains
After a thorough exam, these various pains can be relieved with manipulations, laser therapy, kinesiotaping and soft tissue therapy. By putting proper strengthening plans in place, we are able to reduce the chances of recurring injuries.
Whiplash is any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward creating neck strain. Neck strain during car accidents is often diagnosed as whiplash. The sudden force stretches and may even tear the muscles and tendons in your neck. Chiropractic manipulation and laser therapy will quickly reduce your pain and improve range of motion.
Symptoms of whiplash may include:
- Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the neck.
- The muscles may also feel hard or knotted.
- Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward.
- Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.
Sciatica is a term used to generally describe a symptom of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness—that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Pain from sciatica can be reduced with chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy. Exercises will prevent future episodes of sciatica.
Sciatica is often characterized by one or a combination of the following symptoms:
- Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (rarely can occur in both legs)
- Pain that is worse when sitting
- Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling or searing (vs. a dull ache) - Weakness,
- Numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk
cervicogenic headaches are classified as secondary headaches, while the pain is felt in the head the cause is often from the bones and joints in the neck. Cervicogenic headaches respond very well to chiropractic manipulations.
Migraine headaches are characterized by intense head pain and can be preceded by visual disturbances called “aura” and are often accompanied by nausea. Many patients with migraines have success with chiropractic manipulations.