Neck & Back
Neck and back pain are usually the result of aging, injury, or stress from daily activity which causes misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine. These misalignments (subluxations) put pressure on spinal nerves, discs, and surrounding tissues, often leading to tense muscles, pain, numbing, tingling, and can even result in loss of mobility.
Dr. Smith is skilled in identifying underlying issues causing neck and back pain, and can help you find relief through safe, non-invasive chiropractic methods. Treatment plans for neck and back pain typically include a series of manual adjustments and tension-relieving therapies.
Many think chiropractic care only includes treating conditions involving the back and neck. However, extremities like your hands, wrists and elbows to your feet and ankles can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments of your extremities can help relieve pain or fatigue, reduce wear and tear on joints and increase range of motion.
Common conditions chiropractic care can help treat in extremities:
If you’ve been injured or in an accident, it’s important to seek medical care as soon as possible. You may be experiencing pain and stiffness in your back and neck after an injury and it is likely being caused by damaged soft tissue.
Dr. Smith’s goal is to get you back to feeling good as quickly and safely as possible. At your first chiropractic appointment after injury, Dr. Smith will conduct an examination and take x-rays to determine the extent of your injury. Based on his findings, he will develop a custom treatment plan designed to promote healing and eliminate pain.
Common personal injuries chiropractors treat:
Whiplash from car accidents
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a common form of treatment for women seeking a natural alternative to pain relief during pregnancy. During pregnancy the human body undergoes a lot of changes and manipulation to prepare a woman for childbirth. Unfortunately, these changes can cause a woman to experience pain in areas like her back, hips, pelvis and sacroiliac joint (SI joint).
Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can help:
Reduce pressure on back and sciatic nerves
Relieve sacroiliac joint pain (SI joint)
Control symptoms of nausea
Reduce chance of a cesarean section (C-section)
Is getting a chiropractic adjustment when you’re pregnant safe?
Yes, chiropractors receive specific training in order to be capable of adjusting pregnant women safely and effectively. Each patient is assessed individually and each patient’s treatment is individually tailored to their specific needs.
For example, if a baby is in the breech position - a common technique to reposition the baby is to use the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a method chiropractors perform to help breech babies turn themselves in the womb, naturally. It is very important for a pregnant woman to confirm the chiropractor you choose is Webster Technique certified before making an appointment.
Alignment of the spine plays a crucial role in the health and development of a child. From birth, a child’s spine can endure stress and trauma which has an adverse effect on the nervous system, that can result in a variety of symptoms.
As your child grows, their bodies change and grow at a rapid pace. Regular chiropractic adjustments for children promote the development of a healthy nervous system, proper posture and digestive health.
Chiropractic care can help infants and children suffering from:
Scoliosis and Torticollis