Conditions Treated By Your Salem, OR Chiropractor
Chiropractors treat all types of musculoskeletal disorders and diseases affecting joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and spinal discs. Principles of chiropractic medicine assert that when bones move out of their proper positions, the nervous system suffers inflammation and nerve signaling interference leading to a wide variety of health problems. Common problems treated by chiropractors include middle and lower back pain, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and neuropathy. At The Spine Clinic, your Salem Oregon chiropractor performs adjustments to your spinal column to eliminate pain and inflammation by restoring alignment, removing nerve compression and improving nutrient and blood supply to the spine, muscles and joints.
Neck, Middle and Lower Back Pain
Possible causes of neck pain, upper back pain and lumbar pain include muscle strain, poor posture, whiplash, degenerative disc disorder, bulging/herniated discs, arthritis, or spinal stenosis. Diagnostic testing available at The Spine Clinic accurately determines the cause of your neck or back pain so your Salem Oregon chiropractor can personalize your treatment program to address the source of your pain.
Headaches and Migraines
Spinal subluxation (misalignment of the spinal vertebrae) contributes to recurring headaches and migraines by compressing nerve endings and causing inflammation throughout your nervous system. In addition, when the nervous system is affected by spinal subluxation, blood vessels narrow and restrict blood flow to the head. To treat chronic head pain, your chiropractor recommends adjustments and massage therapy to reduce muscle tension and improve circulation.
When the median nerve extending down from your forearm through your wrist is compressed and inflamed due to repetitive activity, chiropractic adjustments to the spine, wrist and arm helps reduce inflammation to this nerve. Symptoms of carpal tunnel include hand/wrist pain and stiffness, numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers, and pain radiating from your wrist into your arms and shoulders.
The sciatic nerve largely connects your back muscles, feet, legs and thigh to your nervous system. If the sciatic nerve is compressed by a herniated disc or subluxation, pain, numbness and tingling in your lower back, buttocks and leg occurs that can interfere with walking, sitting or performing daily activities. Spinal adjustments, chiropractic exercises and stretches can relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and eliminate pain due to sciatica.
Auto Accident injuries
Whiplash, herniated disc, chronic headaches, upper cervical pain, and severe muscle strain are the most common injuries suffered by auto accident victims. Although a minor fender-bender may not leave you feeling joint or muscle pain, musculoskeletal injuries resulting from auto accidents often take 48 to 72 hours to emerge. By this time, inflammation and nerve compression have worsened significantly, making it more difficult to heal damaged muscles and soft tissues. Always call The Spine Clinic to schedule an appointment as soon as possible following a car accident.
Contact our Office Today
To learn more about the conditions we treat, call The Spine Clinic in Salem today at (503) 362-5555.