Chiropractic care treats numerous ailments that cause pain, many of these conditions are listed below. Dr. Myers will provide you with the highest quality care for your health, healing, and wellbeing. Please contact us to see how we may help.
People around the world have experienced the incredible benefits of chiropractic care, a natural and non-invasive approach that has been shown to help treat multiple and varying conditions for everyone of all ages.
In America alone, approximately 22 million people visit chiropractors annually for relief from back pain due to accidents, sports injuries and muscle strains, headaches, and pain in the arms, neck, and legs.
A chiropractic doctor can find restricted joints, whether painful or not, and uses a hands-on spinal manipulation called an adjustment. Adjustments specifically applied to these joints can restore motion and help relieve pain to enable movement and function.
It is estimated that 80% of the population will be impacted by back pain sometime in their lives. Sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, and occasionally the simplest movement, such as turning the wrong way or picking something up, can cause pain. Discomfort can be caused by sitting in a fixed position, for instance in front of a computer, reading or watching TV, for a long duration.
One may experience any of the following symptoms:
- Dull, aching pain in a specific area
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty sitting or standing in certain positions
Nine out of ten people experience headaches and most of them are due to muscle tension. Many individuals engage in more inactive activities, fixed in one place, such as sitting in front of a computer or TV, which can increase joint irritation and tightness in the neck, upper back, and scalp. This strain can result in occasional or frequent headaches, some may be dull and throbbing, and others may cause debilitating pain and nausea.
Neck pain causes, and symptoms can vary greatly. The pain may be mild, or so excruciating that movement is avoided. The discomfort can impact daily activities.
You may experience any of the following symptoms:
- Neck soreness on one or both sides
- Tingling sensations
- Pain around your shoulder blades
- Pain, numbness, or weakness in your arm
Hand & Wrist Pain
The human hand is made up of 27 bones, and while the muscles and joints allow for strong, exact, and deft movement, they are susceptible to injury.
Some common causes of hand pain:
- Traumatic injury: Hand injuries are tremendously common due to the complex structure of the hand. Hand injuries may occur anytime, seen often in relation to sports, construction, home improvement and falls.
- Arthritis: Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints and is the leading cause of hand pain, particularly in the hands and wrist. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bone located at the base of your hand. It contains the median nerve (a nerve running from your forearm to the palm of your hand) and the tendons responsible for moving your fingers. Symptoms may include frequent burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers. Pain is often felt around the thumb, index finger, and middle finger.
Prenatal & Pediatric
Chiropractic care can beneficial to you and your child’s health and well-being during pregnancy, birth, and childhood.
Pre-& Postnatal Care: During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological adjustments that occur in preparation for creating an environment for your developing baby to thrive. Here are some common changes your body will experience when pregnant, and which can result in a misaligned spine or joints:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
- Establishing pelvic balance and alignment
Pediatric Care: Whether we have an adult or a child’s spine, at some time in our lives, we all experience spinal pain and discomfort. Children are especially active and naturally susceptible to injury, small and large. It is important to maintain their spinal health for optimal development. Dr. Myers is specialized in Pediatric care for children of all ages.
- Pain relief
- Improve spinal posture
- Improved sleep
- Improved immune system
- Improved concentration
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
Jaw pain is most commonly due to an injury or an anomaly to the joint of the jaw. For those that have experienced this pain, it can be debilitating impacting the ability to eat and to speak.
There are many other possible causes as well, such as:
- Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) refers to an issue with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMD symptoms may include jaw pain, difficulty chewing and talking, and may extend beyond the jaw such as, trouble sleeping, back and neck pain, ear aches, and headaches.
- Grinding your teeth at night
- Involuntarily clenching your jaw due to stress and anxiety
- Trauma to the jaw joint, such as getting hit in the face while playing sports
Auto Injury Pain
Being in a car accident can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. Even though your symptoms might be delayed, it is important you receive prompt medical treatment following the incident. Most people assume that whiplash occurs immediately and during high-speed collisions only. A change in speed, of just 2-3 miles per hour, can also have an impact. You may suffaer from headaches, dizziness, neck, shoulder and arm pain or general discomfort.
Treat your injuries right away with chiropractic care to help with your healing and recovery and to minimize further discomfort.
Anyone living an active lifestyle understands the demands of participating in activities such as running, skiing, working out, or hiking just to name a few we enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. Putting your body through these activities can result in painful sprains, and strains. Some of the reasons athletes can suffer from sports injuries include – forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and a failure to warm up properly prior to participation.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is most often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions.
Counseling is a conversation or series of conversations between a trained counselor and client. Counseling usually focuses on a specific problem and taking the steps to address or solve.
Craniosacral Therapy is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium (head). A practitioner of Craniosacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient’s spine and pelvic bones. Practitioners believe that this manipulation regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
Medical Massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment.
Medical Specialists are doctors who have completed advanced education and clinical training in a specific area of medicine (their specialty area). Such as a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, a neurologist, a pediatrician and a podiatrist.
Naturopathic Medicine is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of natural, non-invasive treatment promoting self-healing.
Nutritionists advise on matters of food and nutrition and the impact on health. They can assist you with nutritional education and weight management.
Personal Trainers are certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals, providing feedback and accountability.
Physical Therapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. Physical therapy uses manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function.