It's called a pinched nerve because that's what it feels like. But there's a lot more going on! The 24 moving bones of your spine protect your spinal cord while permitting normal turning and bending. Pairs of nerve roots, one on each side, branch off your spinal cord at each segmental level to service the organs and tissues of your body. When these openings are unobstructed, your brain can properly control and regulate your body.
When a spinal bone is malpositioned, it can encroach upon these important nerve openings. Nerve irritation can result. We call that a subluxation.
Hidden Cause: A common cause of headaches is from spinal bones in the neck that aren't supporting the head properly. You might not notice your reduced ability to turn your head. But these subluxations affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.
Our thorough examination detects subluxation patterns that could be causing your headaches. If subluxations are present, you're likely to benefit from chiropractic care.
Compensation Reaction: Some are surprised to learn that their headaches are being caused by problems in their lower back! The upper spine compensates, shifting the head off center, causing headaches. While we can't guarantee results we have a high success rate with patients who get headaches.
Sciatica is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and extends down one or both legs. It typically worsens with periods of sitting or standing. The discs between the spinal bones of the lower back are often involved.
Trauma can cause one or more discs to bulge. This crowds nearby nerves, causing irritation and inflammation. Coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement can be painful. If neglected, the nerve irritation extends down one or both legs along the sciatic nerves. The pain appears in the leg, but the culprit is often the lower back! Sciatica can worsen with bed rest. Medications don't correct the nerve irritation caused by a bulging disc. Physical therapy may increase your tolerance to pain, but will not address the structural issues. And surgical solutions make irreversible changes to discs or bones.
There's Hope! Fortunately improving joint motion in the lower back with a program of chiropractic adjustments has produced results for millions. It all starts with a consultation and thorough examination. If we think we can help, we'll tell you. And if we don't think we can help, we'll tell you that too and refer you to someone we think can. Get started today.
Auto Accident Injuries
It started with a routine trip to the store. Suddenly you hear a screeching of tires and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. In the split second before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving from some unseen force!
Hidden Damage: It's tempting to minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. Research shows that occupants can be injured considerably more than what you'd expect from a dented fender or a broken taillight.
The Medical Solution: If you visit the emergency room, you may be given a clean bill of health because you don't have any broken bones. You might get a prescription to reduce the muscle spasms caused by structural changes in your neck or lower back. You might get a prescription to reduce the muscle spasms caused by structural changes in your neck or lower back. However, after what you've been through, you'll need a health professional that truly understands soft tissue injuries, spinal bio-mechanics and rehabilitation strategies.
Whether it was a little incident in the parking lot, or two cars attempting to occupy the same space in an intersection, you need people who know how to work with lawyers and insurance companies. Not only can we offer drug-free pain relief, we can help put this behind you once and for all. Give us a call, we can help.