Eight out of 10 people will experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime, and it's one of the main reasons that patients seek the help of a chiropractor. The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles, and irritation of any of these can lead to back pain. Extensive studies performed by the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality recommend spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drug-less form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.
Whether you're suffering from arthritis or repetitive stress injuries, joint pain can severely limit your quality of life. A chiropractor can use a combination of extremity adjustments and exercise therapy to improve your range of motion and reduce pain.
Neck pain and back pain occurs when the force of an auto accident knocks or whips the musculoskeletal system out of proper alignment. For example, a whiplash injury may occur when the force of a rear-impact accident abruptly “whips” the cervical spine backwards and forwards. Not only does this abrupt movement knock the spine out of alignment, but it also strains the neck muscles, causing further stiffness, soreness and pain. Traditional medical care after an auto accident injury relies on medication to “cover up” a patient’s pain symptoms.
Neck pain is a common pain symptom experienced by most of us. Most neck pain begins with some kind of trauma, but sometimes the origin is difficult to identify. With all neck pain—no matter what the cause—the pain itself tells us that there is some kind of problem in the functioning of the different parts of the spine.
Pregnant women can safely receive chiropractic care. In fact, chiropractic treatments can promote a healthy, stress-free pregnancy by alleviating joint pain, muscle aches and nausea. Chiropractors are trained to accommodate the special needs of pregnant women. Treatments are modified so that no pressure is applied to the abdomen. Some chiropractors receive specialized training to address specific conditions that can arise during pregnancy. Such a practitioner will have a special table that adjusts to accommodate the belly at all stages of pregnancy. Misaligned joints may be caused by the massive changes that occur during a pregnancy. Weight gain, changes to the alignment of the pelvis, changes to posture, and increased curvature of the back all contribute to pain and discomfort. Chiropractic treatments can be especially effective in reducing the effects of these physical stresses on the body. Chiropractic treatment can provide relief for other symptoms of pregnancy, such as nausea and morning sickness. Stress to the uterus and its supporting ligaments may be reduced by means of a specialized technique in establishing balance in the pelvis. Maintaining a healthy spinal alignment will assist the body in functioning more effectively during this significant time of change.
Many people suffer from headaches and migraines. Headache is a very common condition, and chiropractic care can help! A cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck that are not supporting your head properly. This can affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supple to your head. Research has shown that them most common types of headaches respond well to chiropractic care. Drs Kevin & Mary are also highly trained to recognize the signs of rare problems that may require immediate medical attention.
Drs. Kevin & Mary Donnelly sees many children in our office, and the scientific literature backs up what we see every day: Chiropractic is safe and effective for keeping your kids healthy.
Studies show that chiropractic adjustments can help with ADHD, asthma, bedwetting, and colic. Chiropractic can even boost the function of your kid's immune system, helping to keep them happy and well. As a parent, you're concerned about keeping your kids healthy, but you also want to make sure that any kind of healthcare they receive is safe and natural. Chiropractic is both! A 2012 study looked at the records of 921 chiropractors to investigate the safety of chiropractic. The author found no serious adverse reactions to chiropractic adjustments.
Every year, around 100,000 Americans have surgery to relieve knee pain. But studies suggest that many people can avoid surgery through natural, conservative treatments. Chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, and weight loss have all been shown to reduce symptoms of knee pain in patients osteoarthritis.
Dizziness and vertigo are fairly common symptoms after an auto injury. There are a few different causes for these symptoms. The most common cause of dizziness is injury to the tissues of the neck. When the ligaments and discs of the neck are injured, inflammation and scar tissue can affect the nerves of the spine that help us regulate balance. In fact, recent studies show that most patients suffer from balance problems after an auto accident, even if they don't have symptoms of dizziness.
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance.