Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.
CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled chiropractor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.
A pinched nerve can happen in a variety of places throughout the body with some of the most common being the lower spine, wrists, neck, and legs. A pinched nerve occurs when the muscles or tendons around the nerve are inflamed, putting pressure on the nerve and either causing pain or even numbness throughout the extremities related or attached to this affected nerve.
Your pinched nerve may be caused by different physical conditions such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disc. Though pinched nerves can be painful, the majority of patients find that their pinched nerve(s) goes away on its own.
If the pinched nerve does not resolve itself and you have persistent pain that lasts for more than a few days, you should seek medical attention by scheduling an appointment at Glendale Chiropractic with our chiropractor. This is especially true if you’ve tried at-home treatments but feel like your pain is worsening as time progresses. With pinched nerves, it’s important to seek medical attention in order to identify the underlying cause of the pinched nerve to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
What are good treatments for a sports injury? Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for a wide range of sports injuries that affect the joints and soft tissue of the spine, shoulders, knees, hips and feet. Other non-invasive, natural treatments that work well include acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy and spinal decompression. If you have a sports injury and haven’t been able to find pain relief, we will create a customized treatment plan to address the cause and finally help you find a solution.
Sports Injury Doctor
Sports injuries ranging from minor to acute. Any impact sustained while engaged in physical activity may result in spinal misalignment. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, our chiropractic doctor provides proven all-natural non-invasive treatments to help you relieve pain and help you heal. We will never attempt to mask your symptoms with pain medication, but will always dig deeper to fix the underlying cause for long-lasting relief.
At our chiropractic center, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach providing manual modalities such as chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy, spinal decompression, and acupuncture to restore health, heal injuries and prevent them from reoccurring and improve your physical performance.
Treatments for Sports Injuries
Chiropractic services for sports-related conditions involve assessing and treating athletic injuries, managing exercise-related conditions, healthy lifestyle counseling, and injury prevention. Prompt assessment and treatment speeds up your recovery and reduces time away from sporting activities.
Our drug-free, hands-on, safe, and effective approaches to pain management support you on your journey from injury to health and well-being. Our chiropractic doctor assesses your body to identify problems with joints, muscles, and movement patterns. A recommendation may be made for spinal adjustments and specialized exercises to strengthen weak body parts for healing and preventing injuries.
Our chiropractor is highly-trained in movement-related pain conditions and will work with you one-on-one to achieve mobility and total wellness. Explore some of our services offered to help ease the symptoms of your injury. We are dedicated to helping you get fast and effective results. Even if you haven’t experienced an injury, chiropractic services may also help you prevent one.
The most common types of trauma-related to physical activity are strains and sprains. These conditions occur when your ligament tears or becomes overstretched. Your wrists, ankles, or knees are susceptible to these types of injuries. Symptoms include swelling, inflammation, and bruising.
Fractures are another common type of trauma associated with physical activity, which occurs due to repeated stress on your bones over time. Athletes experience frequent fractures or broken bones in the legs or feet from sports that cause repetitive impacts like running, swinging, or jumping. Individuals who may have recently taken up sports as a form of activity and who may not employ proper techniques or utilize safety equipment are most likely to incur damage.
What is the best treatment for a car accident injury? Car accident injuries that include whiplash, muscle strains, ligament and cartilage damage, pinched nerves or joint issues respond well to chiropractic treatment. With gentle manual adjustments, your body will become balanced and realigned, reducing your pain and increasing overall mobility without the need for drugs or surgery. At our clinic, we practice chiropractic care and will create a customized, all-natural treatment program that will finally help you find pain relief from your car accident injury.
Car Accident Injury Doctor
Chiropractic care is an excellent option to give your body the best chance of overcoming injuries without drugs or the need for elective surgery. Our chiropractor is trained to accurately diagnose your condition and determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. After a thorough examination, we will make a proper diagnosis and recommend a combination of treatments to address injury and pain after a car accident.
Spinal adjustments and manipulations promote healing. These gentle and non-invasive adjustments provide significant relief from the pain associated with auto accident injuries such as whiplash to set you on the road to full recovery. By restoring your spine to its initial position, the body is able to heal itself properly.
Treatment for Car Accidents
After a car accident, it’s not uncommon for joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments to be jarred out of place. Our focus with chiropractic care is to restore the proper alignment of your musculoskeletal system and help relieve your pain. Since your central nervous system is also part of your spinal column, even a small misalignment in one area can refer pain to other parts of the body. By using spinal manipulation and adjustments, we can restore optimal alignment after an accident.
Chiropractic services and our other manual all-natural pain relief procedures such as acupuncture, spinal decompression, physical therapy, and massage therapy are suitable treatments for motor vehicle trauma such as:
- Injuries of the neck, back, and shoulder
- Joint issues such as pain in the elbows, hips, and knees
- Torn ligaments
- Disc injuries
- Headaches from a concussion
- Irritated or pinched nerves
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Inflammation and more
Receiving chiropractic care is an effective method of ensuring fast recovery without the potential for recurring injuries.
Benefits of chiropractic care for vehicular motor accidents include:
- All-natural relief with minimal side effects
- Helps your recover naturally at your body’s pace
- Reduces inflammation and heal that pain
- Restores proper alignment to the spine for your overall health and wellness
- Chiropractic adjustments can heal the pain in localized parts of your body
- Helps restore range of motion
- Receiving consistent Chiropractic gradually treats injuries
- Treatments prevent injuries from resurfacing later on
- Procedure promote spine-strengthening exercises
Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at Glendale Chiropractic come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you’re not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem. There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo.
Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem are suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
Workplace injuries don’t only occur during traumatic slips and falls at work but are more often than not, the result of repetitive movements, and caused by doing the physical demands required of your job over an extended period of time. These types of workplace injuries are all too common in today’s workforce and are best identified by their symptoms.
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel and hand pain
- Disc injuries
- Sciatica (pain caused by the sciatic nerve in your lower back and legs)
- Joint pain
Being examined by a chiropractor is often the first step in identifying and treating a workplace injury through non-invasive care which is why Glendale Chiropractic conducts thorough examinations during his first session with new patients in order to better assess their injury. Since workplace injuries usually develop over time, it’s important to share all the symptoms you may be experiencing so we can identify the root cause.
Heel Spurs/Plantar Fasciitis
Heel spurs occur in at least 50% of people who have plantar fasciitis. Past treatments for heel spurs, a bony growth that begins on the front of your heel bone and points toward the arch of your foot, included surgery to remove the growth. Nowadays, surgery is rarely a treatment option and more plans for physical therapy, ice, and pain medications are used to treat heel spurs.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It affects approximately 95% of the population. Some people call it degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. Arthritis, however, is the body’s natural response to stabilize an unstable joint. Bear in mindthat for a joint to be “normal” or stable, it must be able to move through its normal range of motion. Lack of motion or use will cause the joint to gradually decrease its motion. As the motion becomes more and more decreased the body senses this has an instability, and in the body’s natural attempt to heal itself, it starts to deposit calcium salts into the area in attempt to help stabilize an unstable area. Much the same way the body heals a broken bone. Chiropractic treatment helps to free up a jammed up joint. One tool used to determine whether a joint is stable, full normal motion, or not is through use of Range of motion. This is also one way to determine if improvement of the joint is actually taking place.