Here at Performance Chiropractic, we can treat more conditions than people realize. Below is a list of conditions that we regular treat people for with great success.
A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck.
A migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea. The typical migraine headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from four to 72 hours. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and/or sound. The symptoms are generally aggravated by routine activity.
Neck and Back Pain
Pain in the neck or back can have numerous causes, and we can help relieve that pain.
Plantar fasciitis is an painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the bottom surface of the foot.
Achilles tendonitis is tendonitis of the Achilles tendon, generally caused by overuse of the affected limb and is more common among athletes training under less than ideal conditions.
Lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylalgia, also known as tennis elbow, shooter’s elbow, golfer’s elbow and archer’s elbow, is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is commonly associated with playing tennis and other racquet sports, though the injury can happen to almost anyone.
Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side of the body. Pain can be severe in prolonged exposure to cold weather.
Herniated or Bulging Disc
A spinal disc herniation, informally and misleadingly called a “slipped disc”, is a medical condition affecting the spine due to trauma, lifting injuries, or idiopathic, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out. This tear in the disc ring may result in the release of inflammatory chemical mediators which may directly cause severe pain, even in the absence of nerve root compression.
Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries
The tendons at the ends of the rotator cuff muscles can become torn, leading to pain and restricted movement of the arm. A torn rotator cuff can occur following a trauma to the shoulder or it can occur through the “wear and tear” of tendons.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by the median nerve being compressed at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. The main symptom of CTS is intermittent numbness of the thumb, index, long and radial half of the ring finger. The numbness usually occurs at night, as humans tend to sleep with flexed wrists. Long-standing CTS leads to permanent nerve damage with constant numbness, atrophy of some of the muscles of the thenar eminence, and weakness of palmar abduction.