People from all age groups can benefit from Chiropractic care. From Small children, the elderly, pregnant woman to amateur or Olympic athletes. It is safe for the whole family. Anyone who suffers from specific musculoskeletal problems can benefit from Chiropractic care. A chiropractor’s goal is to focus on the health of the spine. They perform adjustments (hands on spinal manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving...
Whether you play sports at an amateur or professional level. As an athlete the demands of running, jumping, throwing or tackling can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. People of all ages suffer from some form of sports injury in their lives and getting back to playing again is the most important thing. Chiropractors are trained to deal with a wide range of sports injuries from Achilles, hamstring, calf, groin, thigh strains to tennis elbow,
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure (the spine and pelvis) and its function (the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. The nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body. Therefore chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine being properly aligned. They perform adjustments to the spine or other parts of the body. A chiropractors goal is to correct spinal and joint problems and alleviate pain. To...
What is a Pinched Nerve?
Nerves travel through some narrow spaces in your body and have little soft tissue to protect them. A pinched nerve occurs when a nerve or set of nerves in the body are stretched, constricted, or compressed (pressure) by surrounding tissues. In some cases this tissue might be bone, cartilage, muscle or tendons that presses on the nerve. Symptoms that can arise from this are: a numbing sensation, “pins and needles”, and/or a burning feeling around the affected area. Often the symptoms from a pinched nerve can...
What is a Bulging Disc?
This is a common condition in young adults and older people. It’s where one of your intervertebral discs, which cushions the bones in your spine, has weakened and lost its shape. As the disc bulges out between the vertebrae and presses on a nerve, you will experience symptoms in whatever part of your body the affected nerve serves, usually slowly and over a long period of time. The symptoms of a bulging disc include pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. It is possible for you to have a bulging disc without feeling...
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are medically prescribed foot devices that fit inside your shoes to help stabilize and correct poor foot posture. The devices are custom made and specifically designed to realign the foot structures into their correct position. Walking and standing with the feet, legs, hips, and spine constantly out of alignment can contribute to back pain. Orthotics provide stability for the foot and corrects injury-causing imbalances. They help reduce the stress and strain put on our feet, legs,
What are some of our Chiropractic Techniques
Chiropractors have a deep understanding of the body’s structures and how each interacts. The Chiropractic techniques used at Chiro & Sports Med is a hands-on approach to examining, diagnosing, and treating a patient who is experiencing pain. Chiropractors ensure they are treating the cause and not just the symptoms. By using spinal adjustments, manipulation and other physical means to improve neuromusculoskeletal function and detecting structural imbalances and nerve interferences.
The chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med use a wide variety of techniques to...
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Neck & Shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas. Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, and veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause Neck & Shoulder pain.
Most neck pain is due to strain and spasm of the neck muscles. Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your...
Lower Back Pain Treatment
Back pain is a very common complaint chiropractors see and treat, and treatment effect is very good. Patients with prolapse and sciatica can also get help from our chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med. The chiropractor will often treat around prolapse area, pelvic and/or mid back to reduce pain. When back pain is reduced, will be able to treat the area directly.
Scoliosis is a condition that describes a sideways curvature of the spine that gives an “S” or “C” appearance of the spine rather than a straight “I”. This condition can result in the bones of the spine to turn (rotate) causing one shoulder, scapula (shoulder blade), or hip to appear higher than the other. The incidence of small spinal curves is very similar in boys and girls, but girls tend to have a progressively larger scoliotic curve that will need
“Sleep is one of the most important functions of the brain”, says Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Neurology.
Consequently, getting enough quality sleep plays a vital role in well-being and good health as it helps recharge our bodies both mentally and physically for the next days activities.
Have you or somebody else been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) recently and you suffer from whiplash, neck pain or back pain? Many people do not realise how severe a car accident can be. A thorough chiropractic check up, immediately after an accident, will help minimise any injury and prevent from long lasting pain.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from a car crash and should be not underestimated. It occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of...