Many allergic and
asthmatic reactions are caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system
and/or respiratory system.
If your neck is
misaligned, it could cause an imbalance in your nervous system function.
This upper cervical spinal joint irritation could possibly produce or
exaggerate asthmatic and allergic symptoms.
Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
become one of the most widespread occupational health problems we face
today. The syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve just above
the wrist. Symptoms of CTS range from wrist pain, numbness, tingling,
burning, weakness or loss of grip strength, and loss of sleep due to
There are a number
of different ways to treat this condition. In most cases, a chiropractic
adjustment to the affected area is an extremely effective solution. In
some cases, a misalignment in either the back or neck can cause this
condition, and chiropractic manipulation of the neck and/or spine can
also serve as an effective treatment option.
along with physical therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises,
can in most cases effectively alleviate and eventually eliminate the
symptoms associated with CTS.
the cartilage pads that separate and cushion and help connect the
vertebrae that make up your spinal column. They serve as shock absorbers
between each of the vertebrae and are constantly subjected to the pull
of gravity and the torque from everyday movement. Disc problems can be
the result of genetics, the normal "wear and tear" of aging, and injury.
Disc function is
greatly affected by the alignment of the spine. A subluxation or
structural imbalance can force a disc to bulge, protrude, or herniate,
which then can result in contact with the nerves and cause pain.
This common back
problem is one we see frequently. We effectively treat this malady by
realigning the vertebrae and returning the spine to its normal range of
motion, thereby reducing the pressure on the discs and spinal joints. We
also incorporate physical therapy as well as strengthening exercises for
the abdominal and back muscles. Core stabilization is essential for
prevention of subsequent disc problems.
are common in our fast-paced, pressure-filled world. There are many
causes of headaches, including physical trauma, emotional stress,
nutritional deficiencies, or chemical toxins. In addition, if your neck
and/or back are out of alignment, this can affect nerves, muscles, and
even blood flow to your head. Too often, we turn to over-the-counter
medications to relieve our discomfort. Unfortunately, these only mask
the underlying sources of pain.
After your initial
chiropractic examination, we can determine if chiropractic health care
is the best alternative for treating your chronic headaches. A
combination of chiropractic adjustments and nutritional and lifestyle
changes can dramatically reduce the frequency and intensity of
dysfunction is the condition most often treated at our offices, and we
are specially trained to treat joint disorders. Joint or articular
problems are caused by osteoarthitis (degenerative joint disease),
subluxations, sprains, intervertebral disc problems, and various
abnormal changes in the curve of the spine. Joints that are aligned
improperly or are impaired will begin to degenerate rapidly if not
attended to promptly and properly.
Neurological conditions such as headaches, neuritis (inflammation of any
part of a nerve, other than the nerve root), and radiculitis
(inflammation of a nerve root as it exits the spine) are the most
commonly treated neurological cases in the chiropractic profession.
Radiculitis is a common source of shoulder, arm and hand pain. With
neuritis, patients sometimes experience sensations called paresthesias
(feelings of tingling, hot spots, cold spots, crawling sensations,
stinging, and burning.
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage and bones of joints
caused by "wear-and-tear" processes. It is often associated with
degenerative changes in the disc and results in friction between
adjacent vertebrae. The friction causes a strain as well as a loss of
motion in the facets (gliding joints) of the spine. If these joints are
exposed to continued trauma such as strenuous exercise, weakened
muscles, and the inevitable factors of aging and heredity, the results
can be severe low-back and/or leg pain.
cannot halt the process of osteoarthritis, we can improve the quality of
life while living with the disease. If you're suffering from
osteoarthritis, your spine is usually less flexible; therefore, it
becomes more vulnerable to injury. Under our care, your treatment may
include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and stretching and