Back and Leg Issues
Your spine is home to your spinal cord, a thick cable of thousands of nerves. If you suffer an injury, or even if you encounter the simple daily stresses of mind and body, these can cause joint restrictions, misalignment, and nerve irritation, resulting in back or leg pain. In addition, if the postural balance of your body is even a bit off kilter, this can cause problems. That’s how and why a misaligned ankle or knee can cause back pain, and vice versa.
Upper Back Pain
Naturally, your body is best suited to being upright or walking; however, we live in a culture of sitting…at the office for 12 hours a day, in front of the TV for another 4-5 hours, in restaurants, movie theaters, driving, you name it. Wouldn’t you know it. Sitting puts great stress on the upper back that you can feel as a dull, achy pain. My chiropractic adjusting is the most effective and cost effective way of solving this issue. And I do it without twisting and cracking your lower back.
Lower Back Pain
This is the most common issue treated by chiropractors. You have a nagging, dull, aching pain that just won’t go away no matter which way you turn. You lie down, it’s there. You sit down on different chairs and sofas, it’s there. Some of your friends tell you to heat the area, others say to use ice. You’re stymied, and in pain. I have the solution. My chiropractic adjusting can open up the distressed joints and restore health.
Your sciatic nerves start in your back and go all the way to the feet, and they may be responsible for pain, tingling, and numbness along that path. A common cause of sciatica is a bulging or herniated disc. Discs are gel-filled cushions between the vertebrae. If any of your joints are out of alignment, long tern stress can push the disc on to a nerve. Enough said, you’re in pain. I use the SacroOccipital technique of chiropractic that has a very gentle way of repositioning the disc and resolving this potentially debilitating condition quickly. In short, it gets rid of the pain and you feel well again.
Hip, Knee and Foot Injuries
Although hip, knee and foot pain may be limited to just one joint, I understand how the structure of the whole body is interrelated. I adjust the affected joint, but also check the rest of your structure to identify and clear problems that may have created that specific joint issue.