Chiropractic Interactive Conditions
Explore various health conditions that we treat at Byward Chiropractic Clinic through our chiropractic interactive conditions diagram of the spine. Simply select a condition to learn more and discover the numerous health benefits of chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a safe gentle approach to improving your health and well-being by providing a personalized diagnosis, treatments and preventative care for disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joints. You deserve total health and you owe it to yourself to feel better.
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Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Your wrist is comprised of several small carpal bones that need to move properly in relation with one an other in order for the wrist to perform its function and have full range of motion.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem involving the wrists and hands. Symptoms of CTS include numbness, tingling and weakness in the thumb, index or middle finger along with burning or numbness in the palm.
Headaches have multiple causes. Headaches arising from neck disorders, also called cervicogenic headaches, account for 15-20% of all headaches. They will present with or without neck pain, are often brought on by increased stress, improper posture or following a trauma to the neck. Accordingly, cervicogenic headaches can usually be treated effectively by chiropractic care.
Elbow pain often presents as Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow which are common overuse injuries not limited to athletes. In some cases, elbow pain can be referred from the neck or be associated with wrist dysfunction.
The symptoms in both of these common elbow complaints are often worsened with forearm activity, like using a computer mouse, turning a wrench, carrying bags or even shaking hands. A chiropractor can accurately diagnose the injury and insure proper function to speed up recovery and minimize the risk of re-injury.
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Shoulder pain can refer down the arm and into the hand and fingers.
There can be many causes to shoulder pain. The most common are:
Referral pain from the neck,
overuse, such as tendonosis,
rotator cuff strain
Shoulder pain can also be the result of poor posture.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose the cause of your shoulder pain and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Neck pain can present alone or with arm pain or numbness, headaches or migraines. It can be due to postural issues (including improper sleep posture), repeated stress, or can arise following an injury. Whiplash injuries are a common cause of neck pain, the symptoms of which can arise months to years after an accident.
Following a thorough examination, doctors of chiropractic are trained to properly diagnose the source of the neck pain and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain, or thoracic pain is a symptom commonly associated with poor posture. Adults and students are often affected due to prolonged hours spent in front of computers, and electronic devices.
Thoracic pain is commonly caused by restriction of joints in the spine and can be accompanied by rib pain that can produce pain in the back and chest with breathing.
A chiropractor can help you correct your posture and ensure proper movement in the joints of the thoracic spine.
Mid Back Pain
Pain in your mid back and between your shoulders can happen following an injury but can also be due to a long standing issue such as bad posture or restricted movement in your spine. Pain in the thoraco-lumbar spine can radiate all the way down to the buttock.
A chiropractor can help you correct your posture and ensure proper movement in the joints of the thoracic spine and your rib cage.
Rib pain is commonly associated to thoracic pain but also comes on its own. It can be the result of a strenuous exercise or associated with poor posture. It is also common to experience sharp rib pain after a bad bout of coughing or sneezing. Rib pain can cause pain with breathing.
A chiropractor can help you correct your posture and insure proper movement of the rib cage.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain can present itself alone or with radiating leg pain frequently along the sciatic nerve – a condition often referred to as sciatica. The primary cause of low back pain is from mechanical malfunction in the spine due to postural issues, repeated stress or following an accident. Symptoms can arise immediately after a trauma or be delayed appearing years later.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive and effective approach to treating mechanical low back pain and is aimed at restoring proper spinal alignment with the ultimate goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back.
Sacroiliac, Hip and Sciatic Pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a common cause of low back and leg pain. Pain and dysfunction can be caused by too little or too much movement in the sacroiliac joint. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction will often present with pain in the buttock – either one side or both and pain can also radiate lower down the leg. A chiropractor can diagnose and treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction to restore proper movement to the low back.