Can Chiropractic Care help with headaches?
Chiropractic care can be a very effective and non-invasive approach to relieving and preventing headaches. Treatments can help regardless of the type of headache. We can help tension or migraine headaches, and assist if the cause of the headache is due to stress or posture. The central nervous system, which is comprised of our brain and spinal cord, is the only system that is directly protected by our bones. These bones make up our spine. When certain bones in your neck get out of position and cannot move correctly, it can put stress on your nervous system and the surrounding muscles which then results in headaches.
It is imperative to get the proper chiropractic examination to determine the best diagnosis to reduce the frequency of your headaches and ultimately be free of migraine and headache pain.
Why am I getting headaches after an auto accident?
Many times during the collision of an auto accident, your neck is involuntarily whipped back and forth and side to side beyond its normal range of motion. This can result in whiplash injuries that can affect the muscles and tissues in your neck and back. Back pain, neck pain or stiffness can occur immediately or within days, weeks or even months. It is important to treat whiplash right away even if you are not yet feeling major neck or back pain.
Migraines and headaches are common symptoms that can happen from whiplash injuries or any type of vehicle injury. Headaches may occur when particular vertebrae in your neck are constrained and out of position due to the impact from the accident. These strained neck muscles can cause throbbing to emit to your head. Any trauma to your head can trigger headaches and migraines. If you are experiencing headaches after an auto accident, then you should seek treatment as soon as possible so this headache pain does not become permanent.
At Integrated Health Solutions we are proficient in treatments for whiplash to get you back to normal.
Can Chiropractic Care help with neck pain?
Chiropractic care has been proven to be effective in relieving acute neck pain and chronic neck pain. Acute neck pain is the feeling of a sharp pain in the neck and you may not be able to turn your head. Chronic neck pain occurs from poor posture and sedentary work like sitting at a desk all day working on a computer. A characteristic of this pain is a dull achy discomfort which is often followed with stiffness. In both cases, certain vertebrae in the neck and upper back may be problematic developing in neck pain. Supporting our spine are muscles, ligaments, and tendons; all of which can form scar tissue, which can complicate the healing process. Adjustments are aimed to keep the joints working correctly, lessen stiffness, reduce pain, minimize muscle tension and increase motion.
Most people don’t want to diminish their pain with just medicine, but many times that is what doctors suggest. At Integrated Health Solutions, we treat neck pain with advanced methods that center on fixing function to your nervous and musculoskeletal system. We believe this is the best solution to minimize your pain and regain regular function.
Why do I get neck pain following an auto accident?
In an auto accident whiplash occurs when there is an unexpected forced movement of the head or neck in any way which can cause a ricochet in the opposite direction. The surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head may be affected. Ultimately, these surrounding muscles start to tighten, diminish and weaken faster resulting in discomfort and stiffness. Auto accidents are the most frequent cause of whiplash.
It is crucial to receive an evaluation to help you feel better without the use of pain pills, which are made to just mask the ache and not treat the root of the pain. The medical staff at Integrated Health Solutions are trained in recovery from car accident injuries and focused on providing a remedy for your discomfort.
Can Chiropractic help with shoulder pain?
People living with shoulder pain have to deal with aching all the way down the arm with restricted motion. Pain in the shoulder can be very agonizing, whether if it’s from a sports injury or sleeping on it the wrong way.
Sometimes shoulder pain can be followed by neck and back pain. When the shoulder aches, it can cause the body to respond in a negative way such as bad posture or limited range of motion resulting in poor biomechanics in other parts of the body. So it is vital for the chiropractor to correctly diagnose the issue before any treatment can begin. Shoulder problems can be tricky because it is usually complex and entails one to check the whole shoulder girdle, not just the shoulder joint.
You should seek advice from a medical professional at Integrated Health Solutions if you are unsure of your diagnosis or severity of the condition of your shoulder injury.
What if my symptoms did not begin immediately?
Many times, your pain and discomfort from an injury are delayed after a car accident. The soft tissues (muscles, tendons, discs, ligaments, etc) are frequently stretched and/or torn in a car collision. This leads to an inflammatory effect that takes time to develop with the soft tissue. People will mask their first discomfort with pain medicine and are unaware of the true level of their pain and stiffness until the drugs wear off.
This is why it is imperative to consult with a chiropractor. It has been proven that even going as slow as 5 mph in a car crash can cause damage to the spine. You shouldn’t rely on pain medication after an auto accident since that will not correct your injuries in the long run.
Can Chiropractic help with carpal tunnel?
One out of 10 people suffers from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), commonly impacting secretaries, computer users, domestic workers, musicians and others that do repetitive tasks with their hands. The carpal tunnel is in your wrist and nerves going through this area may be irritated causing many issues such as pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the fingers, hands and wrist.
Sometimes your wrist issue may be a misalignment of one or more joints in your neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Chiropractic methods that work well with the spine can also be utilized for other joints of the body. Basically every joint is prone to fixations and failures that harm function and range of motion. Trauma, vibrations, and repetitive movements are often the offenders.
Often carpal tunnel is the diagnosis for any type of wrist pain, tingling or numbness. While usually, the cause of wrist discomfort stems from the neck. It is vital to get a chiropractic consultation for proper diagnosis of your wrist challenges.
Can Chiropractic help with elbow discomfort?
Elbow pain is frequently from the overuse of the muscles and tissues on the outside of the elbow, which is tennis elbow, or the inside of the elbow, which is called golfer’s elbow. These muscles and tendons of the forearm become irritated from repetitive strain. Tiny tears in the muscles and tendons cause aches and pains. As the body tries to heal these tears, scar tissue develops which then leads to the tissues to become stiff, weaker and more sensitive.
You should not self-diagnose your elbow pain, trust a skilled chiropractor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. It is important to consult with Integrated Health Solutions, to find out if the elbow issue is not a condition such as bursitis or radial nerve entrapment.
Once I go to the Chiropractor, will I have to go forever?
Relief from pain is the main reason why people visit a chiropractor. Chiropractic care helps individuals to function and feel better. After their appointments, they report that they have minimized pain, better freedom of motion, improved sleeping patterns and a greater sense of well being. We all have stress from everyday life of working, commuting and emotional stress can be really tough on the body. A lot of people use chiropractic maintenance care to perform at an ideal state of health. Your frequency of chiropractic treatment depends on the dynamics of your lifestyle such as exercise, nutrition, and stress reductions.
At Integrated Health Solutions, our goal is to improve and stabilize your spinal condition with aim of you feeling back to normal. Once you feel that has been accomplished, it is your decision to continue with chiropractic care.
Can Chiropractic help out with lower back pain?
Low back pain can occur if your job comprises of lifting and carrying heavy objects, or if you spend a lot of time sitting or standing in one position or bending over. Many things can cause lower back pain. The pain could be from sports or work injuries, sleeping on a poor quality mattress, household chores, exercise or even bending to pick up your baby multiple times a day. Whatever the cause is, lower back pain results from when a vertebrae or spinal segment is out of its position and puts stress on one’s nervous system. These muscles or ligaments in the lower back can become weak, the spine loses its strength, resulting in aches and pain. Back problems can lead to pain or weakness in almost any part of the body because these nerves reach all parts of the body from the spinal cord.
Most doctors will just prescribe medicine for the pain. At Integrated Health Solutions we will concentrate on your back pain and offer techniques that focus on improving function to your nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Dr. McParland is skilled in lower back pain and can isolate your pain issue and get you back to a healthy state.
I was in a car accident, could that have an impact on experiencing Sciatica?
In a car crash, we experience trauma from sudden impact, the spinal column along with soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, fascia, and muscles can shift and move. This sudden force can cause vertebrae to bulge, resulting in sciatic nerve compression. If you were in a car accident, it is vital to visit a knowledgeable chiropractor as soon as possible. Even if you are yet to experience any discomfort from the accident, we can improve spinal alignment to avoid any future issues.
What is Sciatica and can Chiropractic Care help alleviate some of the symptoms?
Sciatica is commonly due to nerve compression in the lower back. This nerve compression may result in sensory loss, loss of bladder and bowel function, and loss of strength. Sciatica generally happens when vertebrae or soft tissue is impinging on the sciatic nerve due to poor ergonomics, recurring stress or due to a trauma. Chiropractic treatment will help reestablish the body’s potential to heal itself, based on the scientific belief that restricted spinal movement leads to pain, lessened performance, and function. The version of chiropractic therapy depends on the origin of the person’s sciatica.
You shouldn’t just rely on pain medicine as a treatment. By getting an evaluation from a skilled chiropractor they will correct the basis of sciatica while addressing the origin. Contact our office and see how chiropractic treatments can be beneficial to your well-being.
Can Chiropractic Care help out with dizziness and vertigo?
Vertigo is described as a sense of motion while you are stationary. This condition typically begins in the vestibular system in the middle ear but can be affected by dysfunction in the brain. A person’s quality of life can be extremely affected with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, excessive sweating and unsteady gait. Often this dizziness can be connected to upper neck dysfunction which chiropractic care is a useful treatment.
When vertigo stems from upper neck involvement, there isn’t medicine you can take to correct it. Consult with medical specialists at Integrated Health Solutions to see if chiropractic therapy will help with your vertigo.
Can Chiropractic Care help with hip pain?
If you are changing your gait or walking due to an injury from an ankle sprain or knee strain, that can lead to hip pain. Your gait might be adjusted to balance new demands on your body from a new job, a change in the way you sit, a new activity, or if you start driving for long periods of time on regular basis. Painful hip problems occur when anything that develops an asymmetry when you are in motion. Often hip discomfort is related to lower back pain.
Your chiropractor can help with adjustments and chiropractic management of your hip issue. We will offer proper rehabilitative exercises that include muscle stretching and strengthening therapy.
Your hip pain won’t diminish by itself. Seek chiropractic guidance from our team at Integrative Health Solutions today. Now is the time to be free from pain and get your life back.
Should I let my medical doctor know I'm considering Chiropractic Care?
You usually will not need to receive a referral from your doctor for a chiropractic evaluation. Unlike some health care professionals such as physical therapists, you do not need a referral to see chiropractors which are the portal of entry doctors. It is important to check with your health insurance provider to see if your coverage includes chiropractic care. Many times, the doctor can develop a special individualized plan for you if you are not covered. We believe your payment should not be a hindrance for you to receive the proper care that is needed.
When Should I go?
It is a good idea to get your spine checked whether you have pain or not. Similarly, you visit the dentist every 6 months to check for cavities you can’t even feel. Don’t wait until your spine is bothering you to check if it is out of place. Contact Integrated Health Solutions to get evaluated today!