CHIROPRACTORS are spine specialists. Depending on the types of pain you experiencing, we can usually help with the use of drug-free therapies to get to the cause of the pain and to inform the patient how to take preventive measures to have a healthy spine that can last a lifetime.
This pain is in one region and is often from chronic overuse. These types of pain seems to only get better after resting. Many people suffer chronic painful symptoms needlessly. As the cartilage surfaces of the joints and the spinal disc wear down, the pain will continue to come back more often and can be tender and hot to the touch.
The muscles surrounding misaligned joints develop an achy or burning type of pain caused by inflammation and trigger points in the muscle tissue.
This pain is usually the result of our working posture and tends to be caused by poor habitual posture and poor body mechanics such as texting, computer station sitting, and driving or improper lifting. The most common regions of the spine affected causes neck pain and low back pain. This type of pain is usually described as a dull, achy or burning sensation. The patients who have this condition are usually people who work at computers or sit at a desk, factory type work or tend to do jobs that require the same body position for extended periods of time. There is a condition now called ” text neck ” due to the hand held devices our culture now consistently utilizes.
The body tends to mold into the position that we most often do repetitively over extended time, and after years this molding tends to wear the bones, disc, and joint cartilage down into that position, which becomes a very bad holding pattern and is hard to overcome and correct. This is when joint arthritis and disc wear tend to set-up. Releasing these restricted joints and getting them aligned and moving decreases the inflammation and the arthritis symptoms.
So don’t wait to come in to see us. The sooner we correct these postural patterns the easier it will be on your body and the better it is on the supporting structures of the body.
Numbness or Tingling
Research indicates that the pressure of the weight of a dime can cause numbness or tingling pain. Numbness or tingling is usually felt in the hands or feet. The patient may first notice it only affecting a couple of fingers, especially after a hard day of working. This type of pain can continue to worsen and many patients have complainted of their hand(s) going numb and the pain waking them up at night.
Unfortunately, with the ever-increasing use of mobile devices, we are looking down more and more. This continues to cause neck pain as well as cervical disc degeneration and is increasingly being seen in the younger population who are prone to using hand-held devices. This pain is usually a tingling or numb sensation and can be due to either hard or soft tissue putting pressure on the nerves (pinched nerve) that control the arms and hands.
This can be the worst pain because it is very noticeable with a sharp electric feel. Radiating pain usually has a nerve compression component to it and can lead to muscle weakness or permanent paralysis. This can be very serious and requires immediate attention to resolve the problem.
Dr. Jones is extremely knowledgeable and truly wants to help you. I had seen two chiropractors prior who did nothing but take my money. Dr. Jones actually listens to you and does not ask to be paid up front like so many chiropractors now do. I had been in lower back pain for well over a year and thanks to Dr. Jones I have had a significant decrease in pain.
David is very knowledgeable and diligent in his studies within this practice. I could tell from walking out of the building on my first visit that my posture was much improved!! I feel I have made the right choice in seeing him and am very grateful for his help after thus initial visit…he has his x-ray machine readily available and was able to tell immediately how to begin correcting a lack of symmetry within the alignment of my neck caused from football injuries and so on… he also gave some great insight into how to further treat at home in between future visits… A++