Common Conditions We Treat at Siniard Family Chiropractic
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Symptoms of spinal stenosis worsen over time. While some patients do not show symptoms, many will have tingling sensations, numbing, and muscle weakness
Carpal Tunnel is caused by pressure or pinching in the median nerve, which runs the length of the arm. Symptoms of carpal tunnel are weakness, tingling, and/or numbing in the hand. An early symptom noticed by patients is fingers "falling asleep" during the night as well as pain and muscle cramping.
BULGING DISC or PINCHED NERVES
Containing 24 movable segments called vertebrae, your spinal column protects and houses your spinal cord. Delicate nerve roots come out from each adjoining part of the bones, carrying nerve energy to each section of your body. At the same time, the body is dispatching messages back to the spinal cord and brain. As the integrity of the spinal structure is vital to enjoying normal function, chiropractic care may help keep your spine strong and healthy.
Often defined as a curvature of the spine, scoliosis may be improved by mobilizing your spinal segments, doing spinal exercises and rehabilitating the supportive soft tissues. With these actions, you may perform better with less pain and greater function. The Cobb Angle, which is the worldwide gold standard for quantifying spinal deformities, is used to assess progress.
This type of pain, which can be acute or chronic, originates in the low back and then radiates downwards, following the sciatic nerve through the buttock and lower leg. A herniated or slipped disc is the most common cause of the condition, which can be detected by an MRI or CT. We use exceptionally gentle spinal mobilizations to help restore spinal function and movement.
DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
DDD is associated with aging. As our bodies age, our inter-vertebral discs degenerate (or break down) over time. These soft, pillow like discs are what keep our spinal flexibility, carry elasticity, and are shock absorbing. When these begin to decay, they change from a supple, flexible state that allows fluid movement, to a stiff and rigid state that restricts your movement. When the outer part of a disc breaks down, the inner portion can leak out, releasing proteins that irritate the nerves. The abnormal stress on the vertebrae can lead to low back pain, muscle spasms, and radiating nerve pain.
HERNIATED OR BULGED DISCS
If you have experienced a sudden onset of severe back pain, you may have what has typically been called a slipped disc. It is not possible, however, for a disc to slip. Instead, it may bulge or herniate, causing sciatic, back and leg pain. Because the disc may compress the nerve root, debilitating pain may ensue. Slipped disc can be diagnosed and treated with chiropractic although surgical intervention may sometimes be necessary.
Whether you work out at the gym on occasion or engage in high-level sports, injuries can result. Those who participate in such sports may see results from a chiropractor who can treat, rehabilitate and prevent injury. When the spine exhibits imperfections in movement and/or alignment, the resulting vertebral subluxations can create focal areas of irritation in the nervous system, which subsequently interfere with the optimum functions of all other systems. As a result, athletic performance suffers. When athletes are adjusted regularly, they will often attribute their success to regular chiropractic care. Through our therapy protocol, we are able to decrease inflammation, muscle soreness, and knotting while increasing mobility and shock absorbency.
HEADACHES & MIGRAINES
Almost everyone has experienced headaches or knows someone with chronic migraines. It may be you. While there are various causes for headaches, one of the most common types of headaches is muscle tension. While many doctors will prescribe drugs that numb the nervous system in order to reduce pain, research has shown that the most common types of headaches respond well to chiropractic care. A cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck that aren't supporting your head properly. This can affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head. Chiropractic doctors can locate areas of the spine that aren't moving properly. They notice spinal curves. They look at your posture and your ability to turn and bend. By adjusting the spine into correct alignment, chiropractors are able to take the tension from the nervous system, normalize the spinal curve, and improve circulation.
The condition is caused due to repetitive stretching of the fascia, associated with intense running and prolonged standing. Severe throbbing pain near the heel, which worsens with walking, running and standing. Heel pain is the primary symptom of plantar fasciitis, especially evident in the following conditions,
Pain and stiffness in the morning that gets worse as the day progresses, Pain which would get worse when climbing stairs or standing on toes and Pain after standing for long time