Herniated Discs – often called “slipped disc”. Bulging or herniated disc tissue can cause mechanical pressure or inflammation of nerve roots. The symptoms can vary depending upon the location and severity of the herniation. Disc herniations occur most commonly in the neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbar spine). Pain can occur locally over the area of the injured disc (neck, low back) or radiate into the arms/hands (for a cervical disc herniation) or legs/feet (for a lumbar disc herniation). Symptoms can be sharp pain, numbness, tingling, or pins and needles.
It is a common misconception that herniated disc injuries are only treated through surgery. Most of the current medical literature states that only 5-10% require spinal surgery.
Low Back Pain – various causes can produce low back pain. A thorough history and examination allows us to determine the nature of the pain and what treatment options are best.
Spinal manipulation is one of the best forms of treatment for many types of low back pain.
Neck Pain – pain in the cervical spine region. Similar to low back pain, there can be many causes.
Spinal manipulation is one of the best forms of treatment to decrease pain and improve range of motion.
Headaches – even migraine headaches can have a “cervicogenic” component.
Cervicogenic refers to being associated with the cervical spine (neck). Treatment of the neck and associated muscle tissue can help relieve spasm and potential referred pain into the head.
Carpal Tunnel – Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.
Most forms of carpal tunnel can be
treated successfully without surgery,
with myofascial release techniques and physical therapy modalities.