Common Conditions Treated at Myers Chiropractic & Functional Health
Chiropractic care, in combination with ART®, Graston®, Fascial Abrasion, or FAKTR and rehabilitation, is effective for a wide variety of conditions. The following is a partial list of some of the most common conditions we see. If you do not see your specific condition listed, we encourage you to give us a call so we can personally address your particular concerns.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
CTS has become one of the most widespread occupational health problems we face today. It affects millions of people a year, and with our growing reliance on computers there seems to be no end in sight.
The syndrome is commonly caused by pressure on the median nerve just above the wrist, but similar symptoms can occur from pressure on the median nerve at different locations in the arm. Pressure on this nerve can be caused by an injury or sustained use from common activities like typing, chopping, hammering, or pushing. Symptoms of CTS range from wrist pain, numbness, tingling, burning, weakness or loss of grip strength, and loss of sleep due to discomfort.
There are a number of different ways to treat this condition. In most cases, Active Release Technique® applied to the affected area and manipulation of the wrist is an extremely effective solution. In some cases, a postural misalignment of the neck can cause this condition, therefore chiropractic manipulation of the neck and/or spine can also serve as an effective treatment option.
These treatments, along with physiological therapeutics, stretching, and strengthening exercises, can in most cases effectively alleviate and eventually eliminate the symptoms associated with CTS.
Disc function is greatly affected by the alignment of the spine and your posture.
This common back problem is one we see frequently. We effectively treat this malady by removing the restrictions, correcting postural faults, and returning the spine to its normal range of motion, thereby reducing the pressure on the discs and spinal joints. We incorporate Active Release Technique®, traction, physiological therapeutics as well as strengthening exercises for the abdominal and back muscles. Core stabilization is essential for prevention of subsequent disc problems.
Headaches are common in our fast-paced, pressure-filled world. There are many causes of headaches, including physical trauma, emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies, or chemical toxins. In addition, postural imbalances of the neck and/or back can affect nerves, muscles, and even blood flow to your head. Too often, we turn to over-the-counter medications to relieve our discomfort. Unfortunately, these only mask the underlying sources of pain.
After your initial chiropractic examination, we can determine if chiropractic health care is the best alternative for treating your chronic headaches. A combination of Active Release Technique®, chiropractic adjustments, and nutritional and lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
It is important to know that if you've suffered from chronic headaches for years, improvement can take time. But a visit to our offices is a great place to start. Every headache has a cause, and if we are unable to identify the cause, we will refer you to other specialists who may be able to help.
Joint dysfunction is the condition most often treated at our offices, and we are specially trained to treat joint disorders. Joint or articular problems are caused by osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), joint restrictions, sprains, intervertebral disc problems, and various abnormal changes in the curve of the spine. Joints that are aligned improperly or are impaired will begin to degenerate rapidly if not attended to promptly and properly.
Adjustment procedures, physiological therapeutics, and rehabilitation exercises are very effective in treating joint disorders. More importantly, Active Release Technique® is used to restore proper muscle function, allowing the joint to move normally. As with all conditions we treat, we will be happy to refer you another health-care provider if you are not a candidate for chiropractic.
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammatory condition causing pain on the underside of the foot near the heel. The pain is commonly intense in the morning and reduces to a dull achy pain as the day progresses. This is commonly caused by abnormal gait, excessive supination or pronation, leg-length inequality, obesity, bad shoes, running on irregular surfaces, standing for long periods, or a shortened calf muscle.
Active Release Technique® is extremely effective in treating this condition and restoring the normal function of the foot. In addition, chiropractic adjustments help to restore the proper biomechanics of the foot and leg. Rehab and orthotics are also recommended in treating this condition.
Shoulder Dysfunction and Pain
The Shoulder is a very complex joint with dysfunction causing problems in other areas of the body. For instance: A tight shoudler will lead to neck pain and tightness, which in turn could lead to headaches and than back to shoulder pain, elbow pain (golfers elbow, tennis elbow) is frequently a result of poor shoulder mechanics, the same can be said about the wrist. Shoulder condtions frequently cause mid back (thoracic) pain, and lastly can contribute to hip discomfort and instability. A pitcher in baseball with hip issues will routinely develop shoulder pain or visa versa.
This is why a thorough musculoskeletal examine is so important, and what we pride ourselves on at Myers Chiropractic, if you only address the pain, you will not FIX the problem. Pain is the result of a mechanical imbalances somewhere in the body, many times not actually where the pain is occurring. Think of hitting your funny bone, yet your wrist and hand tingle, the injury happened at the elbow, but most of the pain and discomfort is in the wrist and pinkie....