Conditions and Solutions
What Chiropractic Conditions and Solutions does Cheatle Chiropractic and Rehab Center Offer?
We offer chiropractic services to treat pain and discomfort related to:
- General Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- TMJ (Jaw Pain)
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscle Sprains/Strains
- Herniated Discs
- Carpal Tunnel
- Pinched Nerves
- Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
- Neck and Arm Pain
- Lower Back and Leg Pain
- Arthritis and Joint Pain
- Auto Accidents
- Work Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Workers Comp Injury Shoulder – Rotator Cuff
Back Pain – Neck And Low Back
An individual suffering from back pain, from the neck down to the low back and beyond understands how debilitating this condition can be. Whether it be a wrong twist while bending or a car accident, your back undergoes a tremendous amount of stress during every day living. An acute attack can prohibit you from moving without some sort of pain. Extreme cases can prevent movement entirely.
Chiropractic Treatment of Lower Back Pain
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC), more commonly known as chiropractors, typically treat conditions involving back pain and/or neck pain through “hands-on” chiropractic care, including:
Spinal manipulation and manual manipulation. Referring to a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back, manual manipulation is also known as chiropractic adjustment.
Manipulation provides the ability to correct your spinal alignment, allowing the nerves to operate unimpeded from blockage or injury. The procedure is non-invasive and painless.
What is Degeneritive Disc Disease?
The gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). What causes the gradual deterioration? As people age, the composition of the cartilage of the body changes, resulting in thinner and more fragile cartilage. The changes cause the discs and joints that stack the vertebrae (also known as facet joints) to wear and tear over time. Degeneration of the disc in Degenerative Disc Disease is also referred to as spondylosis. Spondylosis can be seen on xrays or MRI scanning of the spine as a narrowing of the normal disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The xray or MRI evidence is what confirms the diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disease.
Any level of the spine can be affected. Degeneration of the disc can cause local pain in the affected area. When Degenerative Disc Disease specifically affects the spine of the neck, it is more specifically referred to as cervical disc disease. When the mid-back is affected, the condition is known as thoracic disc disease. Degenerative Disc Disease affecting the lumbar spine is referred to as lumbago.
The pain from degenerative disc disease is usually treated with heat, rest, rehabilitative exercises, and medications to relieve pain, muscle spasm, and inflammation. Interestingly, Degenerative Disc Disease is very common. Conservative treatments are tried first for Degenerative Disc Disease and surgical treatment options are considered last resort for Degenerative Disc Disease.
Call Dr. Cheatle at 330-833-7007