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You may be in pain today. Or maybe you’re just ready to be proactive. You may have discovered the benefits of chiropractic years ago. Or maybe you have no idea what chiropractic care is or how it can help you and your family improve your health.
Whatever your situation, you’ll find that when you partner with HealthSource, we take the time to listen to your goals and understand your health challenges. Together, we’ll create a realistic plan that fits into your and your family’s life. Which means it’s a plan you’ll actually follow, the kind that has tangible outcomes.
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One of the biggest concerns with ankle sprains or other foot problems is that even though the pain may disappear, you might have lingering ligament and tendon damage. If left untreated, an ankle or foot injury can persist for years and keep you from enjoying your family and personal activities to the fullest.
The knee joint only bends in one direction: backwards. Because of the limited range of motion and the load they carry, the knee is one of the most common places for injury. Knee pain may limit your hobbies, affect your daily activities, and even disturb your sleep.
The first thing we’ll do is find out the cause of your pain. Neck injuries may be the result of a sports injury or an auto accident, where your neck is forced to move rapidly beyond its normal range of motion. But it doesn’t take a major incident to put a strain on your neck. It may be the result of tension, a pinched nerve, or minor muscle strain. Very often neck pain is linked to poor posture, being overweight, or uneven support from your pillows or mattress.
You may have been told you have swimmer’s shoulder or a bad rotator cuff. If you’ve been dealing with shoulder pain and stiffness for a while, you may think that surgery is your only option. But you owe it to yourself to consider non-invasive treatment first. What’s your shoulder pain stopping you from doing?
What causes back pain? It might be the result of improperly lifting a heavy item, straining your back during physical activity, or being involved in an automobile accident or fall. Age can play a factor, too, since as you get older, the discs in your vertebrae lose fluid, making you more susceptible to back injuries.
Is it a migraine or a tension headache? If you’ve ever described your headache symptoms as vice-squeezing, head-pounding, pulsating pain, you might be experiencing migraines. Besides causing severe discomfort, migraines can make you sensitive to noise or light, lead to blurry vision, and negatively affect your mood. Removing yourself from the aggravating stimulus and taking medication might not relieve your symptoms.
Arthritis is one of the leading conditions that interfere with daily activities. And it can strike any of us, young or young at heart. Arthritis in your hands may prevent you from playing your favorite instrument, cooking, or even using your phone. Arthritis can cause symptoms of inflammation, pain, and stiffness, and can affect any part of your body.
The carpal tunnel is the passageway in your wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of your hands and fingers pass. Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to the aggravation of the carpal tunnel as the result of repetitive movements, such as typing or playing musical instruments. But it can also be brought on by poor posture or even pregnancy.
Chronic muscle pain, fatigue, migraine headaches, tingling in the extremities, and overall tenderness are the tell-tale symptoms of fibromyalgia. And everyone experiences these symptoms to varying levels. If you have fibromyalgia, you know there are good days and bad days—and on bad days, it can seem impossible to handle everyday tasks, let alone enjoy your favorite activities with friends and family.
The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the human body, running down both legs from your lower back. So it’s no wonder it can have a direct effect on many parts of your body, especially your buttocks and legs. If you have a condition known as sciatica, you may experience constant pain in one leg and not the other, a sensation of “pins and needles” down your legs, or shooting pains that make it difficult to stand.
You have probably heard of the term “slipped disc,” referring to a serious back injury. What you may not know is that this term is used to describe two different back issues, a bulging disc and a herniated disc. Discs are the spongy areas that provide the cushion between the vertebrae that make up your spine. A bulging disc is one that is injured in some way but still intact; if left untreated, it could become herniated or ruptured, which is a more serious condition.
Have you recently started to experience a limited range of motion in your neck? Or unusual neck stiffness or headaches? You could have torticollis. This condition is a form of prolonged muscle contractions, what medical professionals call dystonia, and it can produce a lot of pain.
While you may be most concerned over the damage to your vehicle after an auto accident, your first priority is your health. Personal injuries may not be immediately apparent after a fender bender. But symptoms of a whiplash can appear hours or even days after your collision.
As we all get older, we become more prone to injuries, because our bodies just aren’t as elastic as they used to be. This is especially true for the gel-like inner substance of your spine’s discs. Every year you become a little more at risk for herniated discs (a condition where a stressed disc ruptures) as the elasticity and water content of your discs reduces overall.
But herniated discs aren’t just a problem for older people. Anyone can experience a disc herniation by incorrectly lifting or twisting the wrong way. And if you already have a bulging disc (a disc that is injured but still intact), your chances are greater that stress on the affected disc could cause it to rupture or become “herniated.”
Plantar fasciitis, also known as heel spurs, is an inflammation of the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. The pain can last a few weeks and go away, or become a constant discomfort in your daily life. While it becomes more common as we get older, it can also occur in anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. It may also affect you if you have unsupportive shoes, suddenly increase your physical activity, or if you are overweight.
Scoliosis is defined by an abnormal curve of the spine. When you look at the spine from the back, it should form a straight line; if it shows curvature, it’s called scoliosis. The condition is usually, but not always, diagnosed in childhood. It’s not the result of an injury or bad posture, but the condition can lead to an unbalanced posture and back pain. And it’s common for discomfort to get worse unless the condition is treated.
Whether you are professional athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries from intense physical activity are sometimes part of the game. Even those of us in the best of shape can tweak our backs, twist an ankle, or damage a knee.
If you’ve suffered a severe injury, you may be advised that surgery is the best course of action. But don’t assume it is until you’ve followed through with other potential options.
Your tendons are strong flexible bands that connect muscle to the bone. Even though your tendons can support an extraordinary amount of stretching and weight, they can also become inflamed by repetitive movements. This inflammation, called tendonitis (and sometimes spelled tendinitis), is what causes that feeling of joint pain and stiffness. If your pain gets worse when you use the affected joint, or if it feels worse in the mornings and at night, it might be tendonitis.