You might be a little overwhelmed with the wide range of conditions that we treat. Muscles and joints can become tight from over-exertion or sitting in the same position for extended periods, and cause pain. Neck and back pain are just two examples but there’s no need to stop at those issues anymore; as a chiropractor we’re able to diagnose and treat issues with shoulders, knees, ankles and more.
Time and again while at the office, visiting friends, or attending a business networking event, I find that people are consistently amazed at the wide range of conditions we treat. While most people could guess that we provide relief for headaches and a variety of low back pain conditions, they are genuinely surprised when I mention the satisfactory results from carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis conditions. As I always say, joints are meant to move freely and without restrictions and when they stop, that is when you can start developing pain at that area, regardless if it’s a knee, wrist, or your cervical spine. Compounding the issue are those supporting tissues called muscles, tendons and ligaments. They can be tight, weak, sprained, strained, swollen, bruised and then you have to take into account that when one muscle is injured (the list I just mentioned) the other surrounding tissues are also forced to compensate. That compensation may lead to strength imbalances, poor posture, pain and swelling, other joints above and below become affected and this all leads to needing to treat the body as a unit versus a single issue.
For example: Let’s say you injured your knee and it’s causing you to limp around. The first week you decided to use crutches followed by another week of a knee brace and awkward walking. Five weeks go by and it still bothers you when you try to play with your kids. So you finally go to the medical doctor. The exam is completed, you injured the ACL but surgery is not an option, and you come to the chiropractor. I do the exam and take note that besides the obvious rehab that will need to be done on the knee, a few other findings showed up. I find that you have a tender ropey muscle in your quads (it was over worked to protect your knee from moving into painful motion), your sacro-iliac joint is not moving well and causes pain with mild pressure (all that limping around changed the way your joint was designed to move), the opposite side glut is super tight (compensation for having the SI joint moving goofy and the limp), and part of your calf is weak based on a resistance test (pain from the knee didn’t allow you to push off your foot while walking appropriately).
What does all this have to do with conditions treated? The previous example is an illustration of why we would adjust the SI joint and the knee, teach you exercises and stretches, as well as providing e-stim or myofascial release to relax those muscles and I might even perform cold laser to help speed the healing of that damaged ACL.
People who suffer from pain often have a hard time returning to an active lifestyle.
Chiropractic care has been proven effective at treating many types of pain and helping people return to their active lifestyle faster.
As a chiropractor, I help patients get back on track by identifying the source of their symptoms and adjusting them accordingly. With our services, you can be confident that your body will be able to move better and feel better again in no time! We offer a wide range of techniques for all ages so there’s something for everyone!
And now, here is a non-exhaustive laundry list of conditions:
Neck – Cervical Spine
|My Neck is Catching
|Between the Shoulders Pain
|Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
|Tingling or Numbness in the Arm, Hand or Fingers
|Straight Neck (loss of cervical curve)
|Hurts to Twist
|Between the Shoulders Pain
|Deep Breathes are Difficult
|Pain with Leaning over
Low Back – Lumbar Spine
|General Low Back Pain
|Hurts to Sit, Stand, or Lean Over
|Disc Problems (bulge, herniation)
|Numbness into the Legs and Feet
|Pain in the buttocks area
|Lack of Full Range of Motion
|AC joint pain
|Pain between the Shoulders
|Clavicle pain with “certain movements”
|Hurts to throw a ball
|Can’t straighten it out
|Fingers Numb or Tingle
|General “my finger hurts ‘right here’ “
|Pain with stretching and different motions
|Loss of Flexibility
|Iliotibial Band ( IT band)
|Minor injuries to ACL, MCL, LCL
|Minor Meniscus issues
|Swelling in the knee
|Patella (knee cap) issues
|Pulled Hamstrings and Quads
Ankle or Foot
|Sprain / Strain Ankles
|Big toe pain or not moving well
|Runner related problems