When the relationship is out of balance, a multitude of problems can occur. Here’s a closer look at some of them.Bursitis/Tendonitis. Inflammation of the bursa or the tendons.
Degenerative Joint Disease/Osteoarthritis. A disease that attacks the cartilage in the joints.
Migraine/Chronic Headaches. Medications can treat the symptoms on a temporary basis but the underlying cause must be addressed for permanent relief.
Herniated Disk. Also known as a “slipped’ or “bulging” disk, a herniated disk occurs when the jelly-like inner portion of a disk protrudes through a crack in the tougher outer ring of the disk.
Low Back Pain. This issue commonly involves problems with the disks between the vertebrae.
Neck Pain. The neck supports the full weight of the head and is responsible for movement on three planes. These factors can contribute to dysfunction and resultant pain.
Plantar Fasciitis. The fascia runs from the heel to the toes. It supports the arch of your foot, where pain is typically felt when you have this condition.
Whiplash. When the head is violently “whipped” from one direction to another (as in an auto accident), muscles, tendons and ligaments can be overstretched, torn or irritated.
Scoliosis. This is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine that resembles an “S” or “C” shape.
Shoulder, Arm, Hand, and Neck Pain. Often expressed as neuritis, bursitis, neuralgia, rheumatism, frozen shoulder, fibrositis, sprain and strains, these ailments often have similar underlying causes related to the spine.
Spinal Stenosis. This is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can be caused by congenital issues or by abnormalities arising from age.
Subluxation. This is a misalignment of the spine that interferes with the body’s ability to send messages through the spinal cord, resulting in dysfunction.
TMJ Pain. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders include pain, stiffness, and a clicking or “locked” jaw. These symptoms can be caused by grinding or clenching the teeth, poor posture or an injury.
Chiropractors understand the relationship between each spinal nerve level and the body’s muscles and organs. This is what allows us to determine when spinal subluxation is the cause and when it is simply an effect.
A chiropractic adjustment is a common treatment for misalignment. Manual manipulation of the spine corrects vertebral alignment and enhances joint mobility, reduces pain, reduces muscle spasm, and reduces nerve irritation or impingement. An adjustment is often accompanied by a clicking or popping sound. While this sound might surprise first-time chiropractic patients, it is simply the sound of gas being forced from between the spinal joints and is no cause for concern.
In fact, an adjustment rarely causes any discomfort or pain. Many patients report a sense of immediate relief associated with the procedure and often note positive changes in their symptoms shortly after receiving care.
Chiropractic care addresses your structural source of stress. Your examination begins with a comprehensive look at your posture. After all one of the most important jobs of the nervous system is to help the body to maintain an upright posture against gravity.
I begin with the feet, the foundation of your body. Faulty alignment and function of the bones and muscles in your feet exert their effect on your knees, hips, lower back and all the bones holding you upright.
Your chiropractic care will include treatment of your spine and nervous system, as well as custom orthotics when necessary for the permanent correction of your structural source of stress.
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Dr Ann Miller Chiropractor Canandaigua NY