Like the oil light going on in your car, aches and pains are signs that our bodies aren’t working properly. You wouldn’t put masking tape over the oil light, so why mask your pain with pills?
By correcting the alignment of your spine, chiropractic treatment alleviates stress, pain and discomfort, allowing your body to heal itself naturally and function properly again.
Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used. Or it can be an instrument that delivers a carefully directed energy. Or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted, or just one. Sometimes a popping sound is heard, sometimes not. Our chiropractor is able to adjust their adjustment to suit your specific needs.
Trigger points can be thought of as tight “knots” of muscle that form when muscles are either chronically overworked or injured, and are often experienced as a pinching or burning pain. Trigger points will commonly cause pain that radiates to other parts of the body, which is also known as referred pain. The successful treatment of trigger points usually requires a combination of chiropractic care, stretching and a form of deep tissue massage called ‘trigger point therapy.’It is very important that the cause of any form of pain be properly diagnosed. This is especially important when nerves are affected as severe or long term irritation, or compression, of a nerve can lead to permanent nerve damage.
When nerves become ‘pinched’, injury, spasm, and inflammation of the surrounding muscles causes the nerve to become compressed, resulting in pain. This begins a cycle. The term “pinched nerve” is commonly used to describe the pain associated with a variety of conditions from subluxations, to tunnel syndromes to disc problems.Most of the time, a pinched nerve is an irritated, or inflamed nerve, but the nerve itself is not actually pinched. In most cases, when bones move out of place, joints, ligaments and muscles do not function properly and this will cause irritation to the area…ie. nerves. This condition is called a “subluxation”, the treatment of which is the specialty of the doctor of chiropractic.
There are instances when nerves do become ‘pinched’, such as in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In these cases the nerves become compressed or “pinched”, resulting in pain, spasm or inflammation of the surrounding muscles and connective tissue results causing a cycle of dysfunction.