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Joint Pain

Our neck executes many critical tasks involved with our body’s movements. It protects the nerves that connect the brain while also providing mobility and support for our head. A bad posture (i.e. having a constant hunch in the shoulders) can have a major impact in the pain we feel around our neck.
Neck pain is one of the most common conditions that we see in our clinic, and it can take many forms. Symptoms of neck pain include:

• Tingling
• Sharp pain
• Stiffness
• Difficulty moving the head
• Numbness

It’s also not uncommon to begin suffering from consistent headaches or migraines if your neck pain is not properly treated. Symptoms of shooting pain and in some cases numbness and loss of strength in the hands and arms can develop.

Neck pain may result from an inflamed nerve, joint arthritis or disc degeneration. Some causes of neck pain include sports injuries, trauma from accidents, poor posture or sleeping in a position that strains the neck. More serious causes of neck pain are osteoarthritis, herniated discs, myelopathy and stenosis.

Although many cases of neck pain resolve with a little ice and rest, chronic neck pain is something that needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are natural alternatives that could ease your pain and keep your neck stress-free. Come visit us, or schedule an appointment, if you would like to know what we can do to help you treat your neck pain.

It has been estimated that 80% of Americans will fall victim to some sort of lower back pain at some point in their lives. It is the number one reason and cause for missed work days, as well as the second most common reason for a doctor visit. The most common symptoms of lower back pain include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Limited range of movement
  • Difficulty moving
  • Trouble walking or standing straight
  • Pain around the rear
  • Leg pain down towards the knee
  • Soreness
  • Sharp shooting pain
  • Pain when laying down
  • Swelling or redness on the back

If added along with your pain is a fever or loss of bladder or bowel control, you have pain when coughing, or progressive weakness in the legs, this may indicate a more serious condition like a pinched nerve.

There are various factors that come into play as causes when talking about lower back pain. Some of the most common factors include myofascial pain, muscle strain, herniated discs, bulging discs, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, obesity, sciatica, and improper posture and sleeping position.

Although back pain is so common, and it comes at various intensities, you still must take the proper steps to ensure it does not worsen. If you feel like your lower back pain is consistent and repetitive, then it might be time to do something about it. But you probably don’t want to take time off work, right? No worries. Here at Peak Health, we offer non-surgical options that won’t have you bedridden for weeks. Call now to learn more about what treatments are best for you and your back pain!

In 2006 a survey, called the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that the knee joint was the most reported joint in the body with pain. So it should be no surprise to you that you are not the only one experiencing knee joint pain.

Most people will experience some sort of knee pain throughout their life. The knee joint is the largest joint in the body. It makes sense that it can be the most painful joint in the body when it becomes injured or arthritic.

Knee pain can be caused by many types of injuries, however, chronic knee pain sufferers typically have some sort of arthritis or bursitis which is causing the severe knee pain. A proper evaluation by a trained clinician can properly diagnose where the pain is coming from.

At the Peak Health we like to think we combine the newest and most cutting-edge technologies with good old-fashioned, patient-centered care. Like you’re used to receiving.

Our goal is to get to the root of your problem and allow your knee joint to heal and repair instead of simply giving you medications.

If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in your knee and suffer with any of the following:

  • Knee pain
  • Stiffness (joint locking)
  • Difficulty walking
  • Can’t stand for long periods
  • Pain kneeling on floor

Then our new treatment methods for treating knee pain may be right for you.

There is a certain point where your knee can become so arthritic that our treatments are no longer effective. That’s why it’s important to have a doctor with advanced training in evaluating knee problems to assess your condition to see if you’re a true candidate for this treatment.

Knee surgery is NOT your only option and we have helped many people avoid the pain of surgery. So stop waiting for knee surgery and do something right now to get your life back.

Most major health insurances accepted including Medicare, BCBS, UHC, Cigna, and Aetna.

Call to schedule your knee pain evaluation today.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR KNEE PAIN:

  • Steroid Injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Stem Cell Therapy

The shoulder pain is usually caused by an incorrect position of the shoulder which puts pressure on the nerves and tendons of the rotator cuff. Over time this leads to the shoulder become inflamed and can be the cause of   injury to the shoulder or tendinitis. At the same time, you need to understand that all   the nerves that control the shoulder joint are straight from the cervical spine and upper thoracic spine. So a chiropractor will also test   the upper cervical or thoracic spine as a possible cause.

There are three movements that can make the shoulder:

  • Supply
  • Abduction
  • Rotation

Shoulder pain is a very common disorder that can result from different causes so to act on the pain; you should contact your doctor who must understand the precise cause of the pain.

The pain can affect different parts of the shoulder:

  • The outer side of the shoulder;
  • The back of the shoulder;
  • The front part of the shoulder;
  • The upper part of the shoulder.

To heal the pain in his shoulder; it is recommended: rest from sports activities, the application of ice, targeted exercises for the shoulder and rehabilitation sessions.

THE CAUSES

Shoulder pain can have several causes and can occur in different regions of the shoulder. Going into detail:

  • PAIN ON THE OUTSIDE: mainly concerns the rotator cuff and may result from a tendonitis, by bursitis or the syndrome of the rotator cuff ;
  • PAIN IN THE BACK: concerns mainly the trapeziums muscle can result from bursitis, from a muscle contracture, from a fracture to the scapula and the presence of the trigger-point ;

PAIN IN FRONT: mainly refers to the biceps and may result from a tendonitis, by jerking the tendon, or by impingement, from the dislocated shoulder, arthritis;

PAIN IN THE UPPER: mainly concerns the ligaments and muscles and may be affected by a dislocated shoulder, an inflammation or muscle tears or damage to the bone or cartilage.

THE REMEDIES

When you suffer from shoulder pain, you should contact your doctor to identify the cause so as to follow a targeted care. In general, there are some useful remedies to follow:

  • Rest;
  • Break from sports training
  • It is not recommended to play tennis and lift weights
  • Need to apply ice on the painful area
  • Apply specific creams
  • Carry out infiltration of cortisone (only in the presence of certain diseases);
  • Do rehabilitation exercises for the shoulder (to run after signs of physical therapist)
  • Carry out the acupuncture sessions
  • Assume a posture appropriate.

Why chiropractic care for shoulder pain is reliable for you

Through a comprehensive medical history and the use of functional muscle tests, our experienced chiropractor doctors are able to trace the origin of the dysfunction that causes pain, rather than treat the area that hurts. Vertebral manipulations and shoulder, muscle tone exercising muscles, synergy of the rotator cuff, are included in the chiropractic therapy. This chiropractic care has the ultimate goal to allow the shoulder optimum functionality within the physiological limits.

The chiropractor is able to recognize the different causes of problems and immediately treat the patient to another specialist, for indication of the type of disease. However, many of shoulder dysfunction causes have an origin biomechanics. Often, only after trying all kinds of traditional therapy (and have long suffered unnecessarily), the patient ends up in the office of a chiropractor and solves its problems.

 

The benefits of chiropractic care for shoulder pain

  • It corrects the misalignment of the column and from the shoulder.
  • It increases mobility and helps recover the flexibility of the shoulder girdle.
  • It decreases the shoulder chronic pain.
  • It helps to strengthen the rotator cuff to improve the performance of those who play golf or tennis.