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Conditions that Can be Helped by Somerset Family Chiropractic
One of the most common health complaints among Canadians is back pain, which can be caused by a number of factors such as herniated discs, back injury, sports injuries, prolonged sitting, and more. The repercussions of back pain can be debilitating and interfere with daily life, work, and normal body functioning.
An accurate diagnosis is key to discovering the root cause of pain so that the best course of treatment can be prescribed. Integrated treatment is essential for eliminating the underlying cause of back pain for long term results.
Sciatica is associated with pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in the hip, buttock, leg, calf, and foot. The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It runs from the spinal column near the pelvis down each leg. Each sciatic nerve is made up of five smaller nerves that branch from your upper leg all the way down to your toes. Sciatica occurs when this nerve is compressed, irritated, or inflamed.
Sciatica can become very serious, which is why it is important to visit Somerset Family Chiropractic in order to manage this condition before it worsens.
Have you ever experienced back pain that shoots down your leg, causing your everyday activities to become more difficult or even intolerable? One cause of this extreme back pain is a herniated disc, which can also be called a slipped disc or a ruptured disc.
Often caused by age-related wear, disc herniation is often called degeneration of the discs. As you age, your spinal discs lose some of their water content, making them less flexible and more likely to tear or rupture with even a minor strain or twist. Often, you may not be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your herniated disc, and sometimes using your back muscles instead of your leg and thigh muscles to lift large, heavy objects can lead to a herniated disc.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve, which travels from the neck through the muscles of your forearm and wrist, and into the hand. Patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome often experience numbness, pain, and tingling down their arm into their fingers. Compression of the median nerve may arise from degenerative changes in the neck, along with inflammation of the tendons of the wrist. In some cases, carpal tunnel symptoms can be caused by pregnancy, or diseases such as thyroid disorders and rheumatoid arthritis.
Neck pain affects a significant number of people. Recent studies have found that more than 20% of Canadians suffer from neck pain at any given time. Your neck contains many delicate muscles and joints which become very sensitive to pain due to repetitive stress, injuries, poor posture and prolonged sitting.
Chiropractic adjustments play an integral role in alleviating pain and restoring proper muscle and joint function to avoid the condition from worsening or becoming chronic. Chiropractic care provides a safe and non-invasive approach to addressing your pain, unlike the use of prescription drugs and surgery, which have many side effects.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. Patients with fibromyalgia typically experience sleep disturbances, fatigue, and headaches.
Research has shown that patients suffering from fibromyalgia benefit from regular chiropractic care. Are you looking for fibromyalgia relief? Contact Somerset Family Chiropractic to arrange an appointment today!