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Your neck's flexibility makes it susceptible to pain and injury. Common causes of neck pain include injuries and accidents, age, and daily habits such as poor posture. Neck adjustments can help improve your spine's mobility and range of motion, as well as improve movement in adjoining muscles.
Your neck pain will be treated based upon your unique, personal needs. In addition to manipulation, your treatment could include mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises, and many other options.
In the March/April 2007 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, researchers analyzed nine previously published trials. They found "high-quality evidence" that patients suffering from chronic neck pain experienced significant improvements in pain levels following spinal manipulation.
No trial group was reported as having remained unchanged, and all groups showed positive changes up to 12 weeks after their treatment.
The second most common cause for doctor's office visits is back pain. Over 31 million Americans suffer from it, spending $85.9 billion on surgical solutions in 2005. Support for the pursuit of viable, non-surgical options for pain relief such as chiropractic manipulation is growing. Spinal manipulation has shown to safely and effectively reduce pain and decrease the need for medication. Not like surgery, manipulation comes with fewer side effects like bed rest.
A study performed by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommended that "low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first." It also recommended spinal manipulation as "the only safe, effective, and drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults." Additional treatment options may include footwear changes, adjustments to your diet, and exercise.
A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine. A spinal disk is a little like a jelly donut, with a softer center encased within a tougher exterior. Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the softer "jelly" pushes out through a tear in the tougher exterior. A herniated disk can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. On the other hand, many people experience no symptoms from a herniated disk. Most people who have a herniated disk don't need surgery to correct the problem.
Over 90% of Americans suffer from headaches. Of that 90%, 36 million struggle with migraines. Frequency and symptoms vary from dull and throbbing to painful and nauseating. Spinal manipulation can often be used to treat tension headaches and headaches originating from your neck. In 2001, Duke University released a report that found spinal manipulation led to "almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headaches than a commonly prescribed medication."
If you suffer from primary headaches, we can help. Spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments can improve your spinal function and relieve tension from your system. We'll also discuss and suggest changes to your diet, exercise, and other steps to keep your tension from building to excess.
Chiropractic care is entirely safe throughout your pregnancy. We're trained in manipulation techniques that don't add extra pressure on your abdomen. Chiropractic adjustments have shown to help relieve low back and pelvic pain associated with pregnancy.
Temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) affects the area where your jaw connects to the skull. TMJ occurs when the articular disk separating the mandible and the skull is misplaced. Symptoms of TMJ include clicking, grinding, or crunching noises when you open and close your mouth. It can be caused by misaligned or missing teeth, whiplash, and even stress.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disc, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg. Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks.
This protrusion compresses and inflames the root of the sciatic nerve, which runs down the back of the leg. Surgery is not always necessary to reduce this pain. Relief can be found through spinal adjustment. Chiropractic manipulation can improve movement and realign the vertebrae. These procedures can also alleviate a variety of symptoms, including nerve irritability, muscle spasms, and pain.
The adjustment itself should not be painful.
Whiplash is defined as an injury to the neck muscles, vertebrae, or nerves caused when your head is thrown forward suddenly, and then sharply back. Not only does this occur in car accidents, but also in recreational vehicles and impact sports such as football or hockey.
Chiropractic treatment has shown to reduce both the length and severity of whiplash symptoms.
Your joints are the points where two bones come together. From sprained fingers or wrists, knees and ankles, and everywhere in between, you can count on Egbert Chiropractic. Our trained specialists will help you manage your joint pain through manipulations and various modalities.
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