Conditions we maybe able to help
Every year over millions of people world-wide visit their Chiropractor seeking relief from a range of different conditions. Our Chiropractors have compiled a list of a few common conditions we see on a day-to-day basis. The information provided on this website is not a replacement for expert in-person advice, if you suspect you maybe suffering from one of these conditions contact us for an appointment or speak with your general practitioner.
If you are not sure if we can help you, take advantage of our complimentary spine check. Its an opportunity for you to meet our team, discuss what you have been dealing with, receive a spinal examination, and have any question or concerns answered.
Chiropractors diagnose and treat many different spinal disorders that cause musculoskeletal or nerve pains. As with other health care professionals, a chiropractor performs a physical and neurological examination as part of his or her process of making an accurate diagnosis. X-rays or CT-scan studies may be used to confirm your diagnosis.
Back Sprains and Strains
Experienced by approximately three out of four adults. Sprains are caused when ligaments—the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together—become overstretched or torn. Strains involve a muscle and/or a tendon. Either one can occur when you lift too much weight, play a strenuous sport, or even bend or twist improperly during regular activities during the day. The pain may be aching, burning, stabbing, tingling, sharp, or dull.
Neck Pain and Headaches
Neck pain may also cause cerivogenic headaches. The pain from this type of headache is usually felt at the back of the head, in the temples, and/or behind the eyes. A cervicogenic headache may be mistaken for migraines or cluster headaches.
Pain that develops in the spine’s tailbone. Some people who fall down or who ride a bike for a long time may develop coccydynia. This condition may worsen when sitting. Sometimes the pain begins without any known cause.
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
Usually associated with aging. As you become older, your intervertebral discs— the pillow-like cushions between your vertebrae—can degenerate or break down due to years of strain, overuse, or misuse. The discs may lose flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorption. They also become thinner as they dehydrate.
Usually occurs in the neck or lower back. A herniated disc can cause pain when the outer ring (annulus) or interior matter (nucleus pulposus) presses on a nearby nerve root.
A chronic pain disorder where pressure on sensitive points in your muscles—called trigger points—can cause deep, aching pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is known as referred pain. Sometimes myofascial pain feels like a “knot” in your muscle, and occurs after a muscle is used repeated.
May occur when the piriformis muscle (a narrow muscle located in the buttocks) compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve. Symptoms may be called sciatica and may include pain and/or sensations (tingling, numbness) that travel down through the buttock(s) and into one or both legs.
May occur when the sciatic nerve or a branch of the sciatic nerve is compressed or becomes irritated. The hallmark of sciatica is moderate to severe pain that travels below the knee of one leg. Some people with sciatica describe the pain as sharp, shooting, or similar to an electric-shock.
Short Leg or Leg Length Discrepancy
Also known as limb length discrepancy (one leg is shorter than the other). It can be caused by different types of structural (e.g. birth defect) or postural problems (e.g. pelvic tilt).
Spondylosis or Spinal Osteoarthritis
May affect the spine’s facet joints or other bones. This type of arthritis is often associated with aging.
A hyperflexion/hyperextension injury commonly occurring when a motor vehicle is rear-ended. The neck and head are “whipped” suddenly and quickly forward (hyperflexion) and backward (hyperextension), which may lead to severe neck sprain and/or strain.