Yes, the majority of headaches (greater than 80%) are cervicogenic, meaning they are due to cervical spine problems. Therefore, most headaches can be resolved with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions
Auto accidents often cause a whiplash injury to the neck causing subluxations (misalignments) to the cervical spine. This then leads to headaches, especially if the subluxations are in the upper neck. Chiropractic can identify and fix these injuries.
Yes, neck pain is one of the most common symptoms that chiropractors address and successfully treat. Our increased use of cell phones and computers has caused more poor posture and neck pain than ever before. Chiropractic can help you fix that “tech neck” and free you of that neck pain.
The whiplash or sprain/strain that happens to the neck commonly during an auto accident causes pain, swelling, and inflammation. Subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) occur during the whiplash as well which can pinch nerves and cause pain. The treatments offered in our office can help to quickly reduce the pain and inflammation as well as realign the affected vertebrae of the spine.
Chiropractic can help with most shoulder pain, especially if it is linked to poor spinal posture or subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) of the neck and/or upper back. Frozen shoulder is a common condition that is treated in our office. If it is a more serious shoulder condition, we may refer you to the proper specialist.
Symptoms can have a delayed onset after the initial injury or trauma. They may come on within a week or even a month. If you suspect an injury has occurred even without immediate pain, you should get examined as soon as possible. It is always best and easier to diagnose and treat early.
Yes, carpal tunnel is a very common condition treated by chiropractors. We can treat the local pain in the wrists and hands, but we can also address the common association to the cervical spine. This is called a double-crush syndrome which chiropractors are experts in treating.
Yes, chiropractic can help most elbow discomfort. They are usually tendonitis issues, medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), or lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Our treatment methods, especially class IV laser therapy, can resolve these issues.
This is a myth that you will have to go to the Chiropractor forever once you start. Most patients choose to continue with their chiropractic care for maintenance or wellness care to keep their spine and nervous system healthy. Lifelong chiropractic care is an important part of one’s overall medical and health efforts, just like seeing a primary care physician and dentist.
Yes, chiropractic is one of the most effective treatments for lower back pain. Lower back pain is usually due to subluxations (misalignments) of the lumbar spine or pelvis along with disc degeneration or compression. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations. Our spinal decompression therapy effectively treats disc issues. The best part is that it is all done naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.
Sciatica is due to a pinched nerve in the lower back. The pain shoots down the sciatic nerve of the right or left leg or sometimes both legs. This can occur from the impact of a car accident. Chiropractic can successfully treat this type of injury.
Sciatica is a condition where the pain is shooting down the leg. It originates due to a pinched nerve in the lumbar or sacral spine. Subluxated (misaligned) vertebrae usually cause the pinching of the nerves. These nerves then send the pain signal down the large sciatic nerve of the leg. This pain can go all the way down to the foot. X-rays can identify and diagnose where the subluxations are and then chiropractic care can correct the subluxations and alleviate the symptoms.
Vertigo and dizziness are commonly due to subluxations (misalignments) of the upper cervical spine (neck). A loss of normal cervical lordosis (proper neck curve) usually is associated with this. Chiropractic care can correct subluxations of the upper neck and restore the normal neck curve, which will then resolve vertigo and dizziness. Another form of vertigo, benign positional vertigo, can also be treated by chiropractors.
Most hip pain can be helped with chiropractic care. Hip pain is often due to pelvic misalignment and/or tight hip flexor muscles. If a more severe, degenerative hip condition is suspected and seen on an x-ray, a referral will be made to a hip specialist.
It is perfectly fine and usually better to let all your health care providers be aware of the other types of doctors you are seeing. Chiropractic care is safe and effective and most medical doctors should support its efficacy and necessity.
You should go right away if you have suffered an injury or have been having pain that is from the spine or related to it. It is also a good idea for all individuals to get checked by a chiropractor of all ages. Just like we get checked by medical doctors and dentists at a very early age, we should all be checked by chiropractors at an early age. You should also be checked regularly throughout your life even if you don’t have pain and continue to do so as you get older.