Shoulders: Pain, tightness, limited range of motion
Shoulders that are just not working right, are sore, painful and have restricted motion, …as well as those that have sustained an injury, take time and require restored alignment to heal as rapidly and completely as possible. As with any area of the body that is not healing as rapidly as possible, nor functioning as well as is possible, the nerve supply to that area, (in this case the shoulder) must be evaluated to determine if any pressure on the nerves feeding the shoulder are compromised at the level where they emanate from between the vertebrae of the neck, or upper back. If such nerve pressure is detected, it must be eliminated through the type chiropractic care we offer if recovery and optimal functioning of the shoulder is to be achieved as rapidly and completely as possible.
Carpel Tunnel and Wrist Pain:
By now most of us are aware of the toll that prolonged typing, texting, improper use of gym weights and other repetitive hand motions take on our wrists. When it’s gone on long enough to misalign the small bones in the wrist, this can cause compression of the nerves that travel between these wrist bones causing localized pain. This is called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. It is imperative that a chiropractor re-align these wrist bones. Please, note that importantly, and very often, an allied component of, and frequent co-causative agent in this type of wrist pain is pressure on the roots of the nerves in the neck, nerves that feed the muscles of the wrist, weakening the wrist’s strength. When both the neck and wrist scenarios are present, it is referred to as a “double crush” syndrome. If the nerves in the neck, whose malfunction is contributing to the wrist pain are not freed of pressure, there can never be complete healing of the carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also imperative that once pressure has been removed from the neck’s nerves, that the neck be stabilized with corrective exercises to prevent recurrence.
Arm Pain, tingling, numbness, weakness into arms and/or hands
Symptoms such as these almost invariably have their causation in the misalignment of the neck bones, bulging or herniated cervical discs, arthritic growths in the neck, and forward head posture. Their most common cause results from irritation to the nerve roots that exit from between the vertebrae in the neck. With our comprehensive protocol, once all the biomechanical measurements are correlated, we can then begin to manually correct these areas of imbalance, and teach each patient what they individually should do to restore the normal relationship of the bones, discs, nerves, muscles, and ligaments in their neck. The purpose of all of the above is to ultimately to remove the pressure from the roots of the nerves in the neck, thereby allowing the arm symptoms to subside.
Leg Pain, Tingling or Weakness
When more rare possible causes such as blood clots have been ruled out, these three symptoms most frequently result from pressure on the nerves in the lower back, and are sometimes also due to pressure on the spinal cord in the lower back and/or even the neck. Locating the source of these impingements, gently freeing them as best as is possible, realigning aberrant spinal structure, and rehabilitating the areas that have allowed discs or vertebrae to affect the nerves feeding the feet and their muscles, is the course of care that will correct the source of pain, tingling or weakness in the legs.
Foot Pain, Tingling or Weakness
When foot misalignment itself, along with blood circulation in the feet have been ruled out, these three symptoms most frequently result from pressure on the nerves in the lower back and are sometimes also due to pressure on the spinal cord in the lower back or even the neck. Locating the source of these impingements, gently freeing them as best as is possible, realigning aberrant spinal structure, and rehabilitating the supportive tissues (muscles, ligaments, etc.) that have allowed discs or bones to affect the nerves feeding the feet and their muscles, is the course of care that will correct the source of pain, tingling or weakness in the feet.
Menstrual Difficulties and Pain
If the pelvic bones are not aligned properly, then the uterus does not tip at its ideal angle to slough off monthly menstrual tissue, and excessive pooling and clotting will occur, requiring a massive effort by a woman’s body to accomplish its monthly task. If through specific chiropractic procedures, the pelvic (hip) bones are optimally aligned, it becomes easier for the body to rid itself of the menses, and consequently, there is less cramping, less abdominal pain, and less associated lower back pain.