LOW BACK PAIN
Many patients seek care from a chiropractor for low back pain. It is important to determine the type and cause of the pain to develop the proper care plan. Some low back pain is caused by nerve irritation (neurological) and some is caused by tight, overworked muscles and joint misalignment (musculo-skeletal). A thorough exam helps Dr. Mike assess which type of condition you’re dealing with. If x-rays are needed, Dr. Radice will order them for you.
Neck issues make up a large part of what most chiropractors address in our offices. Poor neck posture from extensive computer use or screen time can methodically alter the vertebraes’ positioning, creating a loss of the normal cervical curve. This malpositioning, over time, can cause significant symptoms including localized pain, pain/tingling in the arms and hands, headaches, and even balance issues. Of course, trauma to ourselves (car accidents, trip-and-falls, contact sports, etc.), can also lead to serious issues and pain. Treating these chiropractically offers a safe, natural alternative, to help you feel better faster. Dr. Mike uses his 20+ years of experience and expertise to safely and comfortably treat and manage the root causes of neck issues.
The majority of injuries to wrists and elbows occur due to repetitive motion. When we overdo it on the tennis court, keyboard, or even gaming, elbow and/or wrist problems can arise. Understanding fully how these joints are aligned and work properly is key to successfully treating the problems which arise. Dr. Mike has a wide array of therapies and bracing (if necessary) available to complement good chiropractic adjustments.
Dr. Mike is diligent about performing the proper orthopedic tests to help determine how and why knee pain is occurring. Being sure not to neglect the surrounding areas (ankles, feet and hips), Dr. Mike can begin to help you determine the best course of action. Many times chiropractic adjustments can be very helpful to alleviate knee pain. If an orthopedic surgeon or other specialist is necessary, Dr. Mike can help you select one with confidence.
A lot of pain can stem from between the shoulder blades. Posture plays a very important role in these types of conditions. Very often, patients experiencing this type of pain spend a great deal of time at the computer, or other devices. Also, parents with infants and toddlers often find themselves dealing with this mid-back pain due to the time spent in difficult positions while lifting and holding them. Good chiropractic care as well as a focused stretching program can provide excellent long term relief.
Pain in the shoulders can be very limiting for a person whether it’s not being able to exercise, work or pick up their kids without pain. A proper examination helps determine the best course of action for the patient. Along with adjustments to the shoulder, the practice can administer effective physiotherapies and can recommend a program of stretches and strengthening exercises to optimize healing. Dr. Mike has had excellent success in helping patients identify and overcome many shoulder ailments.
It is very important to determine the location, frequency and timing of headaches. Many other factors play a role in determining what type of headache you may be experiencing. Migraine, tension-type, sinus, vascular, and so many other types of headaches can be not only painful, but may be potential indications of larger underlying problems. A thorough accounting of these factors helps Dr. Mike determine if chiropractic care can be beneficial to your particular situation. Very often, it can help quickly, effectively and without medications. However, Dr. Mike is very careful to ensure that you receive the appropriate care, whether in his office or in another specialist’s.
These joints endure significant pressure all day as we stand, do our jobs, exercise, and more. Proper alignment of these joints makes sense when we think how much we put them through. Slight adjustments of the many bones in the foot and ankle allow for proper movement between them, and for a more regular gait. These can relieve the local pain, but often has a positive effect on the joints above – specifically the knees and hips.