Chiropractic can help by decreasing muscle tension, taking pressure off of the nerves of the neck by aligning the spine and improving blood flow to the head and neck regions.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
Chiropractic can help TMJ pain by gently releasing imbalances in the muscles that hold the jaw in position (posterior digastric, internal and external pterygoid).
Manual or instrument adjustments can then help realign the jaw. These adjustments can help restore alignment, improve mobility, and relieve pain and stiffness.
After locating the misaligned vertebrae in the neck, manual or instrument adjustments can then help realign the vertebrae. These adjustments can help restore alignment, improve mobility, and relieve pain and stiffness.
The shoulder joint has four tendons that hold muscle to bone, and eleven muscles holding the shoulder onto the body. Trauma to any of these can cause pain and limit range of movement in the neck, arm, and upper back. There are many possible causes of shoulder pain, and there are multiple chiropractic techniques available to restore movement and reduce pain.
Your chiropractor will be able to determine if a misalignment in your spine, neck, or shoulders may be causing an overcompensation injury. In some cases, a basic chiropractic adjustment may be all your need to stop your symptoms of pain. Your chiropractor will also work with you to determine which activities may have caused your injury and will have you rest your arm while refraining from the trigger activities.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In most cases, a chiropractic adjustment to the affected area is an extremely effective solution. In some cases, a misalignment in either the back or neck can cause this condition, and chiropractic manipulation of the neck and/or spine can also serve as an effective treatment option.
Chiropractic adjustment removes joint restrictions to reduce inflammation and improve the functioning of the nervous system. By boosting the nervous system’s performance and reducing inflammation, your body can better manage pain. If your back pain is caused by your back muscles, chiropractic massage relaxes your muscles, reducing inflammation and discomfort.
Lower Back Pain
Chiropractic treatment for low back pain is usually pretty straightforward. Most commonly, it’s simply a matter of adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to re-establish normal motion and position of your bones and joints.
Sciatic pain can be relieved through a combination of stretches, deep tissue massage of the piriformis muscle and chiropractic care.
Treatment of knee problems may involve treatment of “referred pain” origination sites and could include manual or instrument adjustment of the joint, deep soft tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and exercise therapy to improve strength, endurance and stability
Depending on the pain and severity of the sprain, chiropractic adjustments are effective at treating and preventing ankle pain.
Your chiropractor may use manual muscle techniques for the Soleus muscle to help alleviate muscular trigger points that create tension and pulling on the Achilles tendon. This will reduce tension on the plantar fascia and reduce pain.