Auto accidents, even ones with little visible damage to the vehicle, can result in significant injuries to the neck and spine. Symptoms may occur immediately, at the accident site. Even in the absence of immediate symptoms, many times the pain and other symptoms will worsen over the following days as inflammation increases.
If you are transported to the hospital emergency department, the physicians are most concerned only with serious life-threatening injuries or broken bones. If there are no life-threatening injuries or fractures, typically patients are referred to their medical doctors for management. Commonly, medical doctors will treat these types of injuries with dangerous pain medications that can cause significant side effects and which only mask the symptoms.
In our office, Dr. Large will fully evaluate your injuries and will craft a specific care plan for you to help decrease or eliminate your pain and to restore your proper function. Don’t wait any longer, call today to make your appointment!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.
CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled chiropractor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
The hip joint is a major weight-bearing joint of our body and allows us to walk and run. Hip pain can greatly affect our quality of life, ability to sleep on the affected side, ability to work, and ability to perform basic activities of daily living. Many times hip pain can be caused by problems in another area of the body including the spine, sacroiliac joints, knees and feet.
After a history and thorough examination, we will determine what is actually causing you hip pain and then develop a care plan addressing the causes so that the hip can heal, the pain decreases, and your quality of life improves.
Typical medical treatment includes cortisone shots, anti-inflammatory drugs, and pain medications. These can help reduce inflammation and pain, but do not always address the cause, so the hip pain recurs or never goes away. If you are tired of living with hip pain or taking dangerous medications, please give our office a call and let us help you get back to sleeping restfully and walking better again! (878) 439-7157
Pain in your neck or back is often caused by misalignments of your vertebrae, called subluxations. Even a small spinal misalignment can cause or amplify pain by causing pressure or pulling on nerves. If left untreated, these subluxation/misalignments can cause muscle spasms and increase pain. Chiropractic adjustments properly align your spine so that pressure on joints and nerves is released. The specific adjustment is a direct treatment for the cause of the pain, not temporary relief like when using pain relievers or massage. If you are suffering from back or neck pain make an appointment to visit us today.
Pain is a symptom. It is an indication of an underlying problem. Unfortunately, many people treat the symptom of pain with pain pills. It is a fact that pain pills have dangerous side effects that can include bleeding of the stomach, stomach ulcers, kidney damage, addiction and death.
After a thorough physical evaluation and history of your problem, we will explain what is causing your pain and how to reduce or eliminate it without the use of dangerous drugs. Call now to make your appointment and get on the path to feeling better today!
A pinched nerve can happen in a variety of places throughout the body with some of the most common being the lower spine, wrists, neck, and legs. A pinched nerve occurs when the muscles or tendons around the nerve are inflamed, putting pressure on the nerve and either causing pain or even numbness throughout the extremities related or attached to this affected nerve.
Your pinched nerve may be caused by different physical conditions such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disc. Though pinched nerves can be painful, the majority of patients find that their pinched nerve(s) goes away on its own.
If the pinched nerve does not resolve itself and you have persistent pain that lasts for more than a few days, you should seek medical attention by scheduling an appointment at Large Chiropractic Clinic with our chiropractor. This is especially true if you’ve tried at-home treatments but feel like your pain is worsening as time progresses. With pinched nerves, it’s important to seek medical attention in order to identify the underlying cause of the pinched nerve to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Sciatica is caused by the sciatic nerve becoming irritated. This irritation can be the result of bulging discs, spinal misalignments, and muscle spasms causing increased pressure on the sciatic nerve. When this happens it causes sharp pain, numbness and tingling, and weakness in the lower back and leg. Sciatica is the symptom/indicator of an underlying problem. Many people treat the symptom of pain with pain pills. It is a fact that pain pills have dangerous side effects including bleeding ulcerated stomach, kidney damage, addiction and death.
After a complete health and problem history and a thorough evaluation we will explain what is causing your pain and how to reduce or eliminate it without the use of dangerous drugs. Call Large Chiropractic Clinic for your appointment and start feeling better today!
Frozen shoulder syndrome, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is an extremely painful and debilitating condition that affects approximately 3% of the population. A “frozen shoulder” is characterized by severe shoulder pain, very limited shoulder range of motion, and noticeable disruption of sleep due to pain.
Many times the patient does not know what brought on the condition. Research shows that it affects women more than men, and in about 10 to 20% of patients, they can develop frozen shoulder syndrome in the other shoulder as well.
Current medical treatments often include cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory drugs, and physical therapy that are directed at the symptomatic shoulder. If these attempts fail, surgical procedures such as manipulation under anesthesia or arthroscopic surgery may be attempted. The success rates for these interventions are very low and the patient usually spends several months to years with debilitating pain and impaired function.
At Large Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Large has several specific, effective treatments available and numerous painful shoulders helped. Call our office today at (878) 439-7157 to make an appointment. After a thorough history and exam we will let you know if we can help.
Chiropractic care can help a multitude of sports injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis, sprains, and strains just to name a few. These injuries can be to the neck and back as well as other areas of the body including the shoulders, knees, hips, etc.
The initial goal is to reduce inflammation and pain and then to restore joint function allowing a person to get back to the sport as quickly and safely as possible.
A lot of athletes also regularly use Chiropractic care to enhance their performance and prevent injury. This is accomplished through regular chiropractic adjustments that help balance the body structurally and functionally. Many Olympic and professional athletes have used chiropractic care for years. Let us help you stay in the game or help you get back in the game today! Call our office and make an appointment and we will let you know how we can help your particular situation.
Workplace injuries don’t only occur during traumatic slips and falls at work but are more often than not, the result of repetitive movements, and caused by doing the physical demands required of your job over an extended period of time. These types of workplace injuries are all too common in today’s workforce and are best identified by their symptoms.
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel and hand pain
- Disc injuries
- Sciatica (pain caused by the sciatic nerve in your lower back and legs)
- Joint pain
Being examined by a chiropractor is often the first step in identifying and treating a workplace injury through non-invasive care which is why Large Chiropractic Clinic conducts thorough examinations during his first session with new patients in order to better assess their injury. Since workplace injuries usually develop over time, it’s important to share all the symptoms you may be experiencing so we can identify the root cause.
What is Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? Lumbar refers to the lower section of your back, spinal refers to your spinal cord which consists of vertebrae running down your back, and stenosis simply means narrowing. When these vertebrae start pressing on the nerves in our spinal cord, this narrowing begins.
Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis due to the changes it causes to the spine. Symptoms of spinal stenosis include: pain or numbness in the legs, trouble controlling bladder and bowel function, a burning sensation down the legs, loss of sensation to the feet or lower extremities, loss of sexual drive, or difficulty walking for long periods of time and distance.
Spinal stenosis can be diagnosed through a variety of tests such as x-rays, CT or MRI scans, bone scans, EMG or myelograms. During your consultation, we will discuss your symptoms and perform a thorough physical evaluation. Our team is highly trained to help you through this diagnosis every step of the way!
If diagnosed, we will develop a customized treatment plan for you to make sure your pain and symptoms are well-managed. Treatment plans may include: medications, physical therapy, surgery, and chiropractic adjustments. We will also provide you with tips on how to improve your overall diet and exercise routines, as maintaining a healthy weight can improve symptoms and your overall well-being.request an appointment
Achilles tendinitis is caused by overuse of the band of tissues that connects the lower region of your calf muscle to your heel bone, also known as your Achilles tendon. Those at a higher risk for Achilles tendinitis are runners engaging in intense training or middle-aged people who participate in sports on occasion.If you’re experiencing Achilles tendinitis, you may encounter mild aching, tenderness, and/or stiffness in the back of the leg or above the heel. Fortunately, most cases can be treated, and your highly qualified doctor will discuss ways to perform at-home care to prevent recurring episodes. For more serious cases that lead to tendon tears, surgery may be required. Your doctor will conduct a thorough examination and will discuss the best course of action with you.request an appointment
Plantar Fasciitis/Foot Pain
Plantar Fasciitis is a potentially chronic and painful condition that occurs when the long, flat ligament on the plantar surface/bottom of the foot develops tears and inflammation. This ligament is called the plantar fascia and it runs from the heel to your toes. When you walk or run, there is a cycle of landing and propelling yourself forward when you raise yourself up on your toes as you shift your weight to your other foot, causing all your weight to be held up by the plantar fascia. Such repetitive force can pull the fascia from its attachment on your heel as well as cause damage and plantar fasciitis.
After a thorough exam, a plan of care with treatment recommendations will be made: Chiropractic adjustment to mobilize and rebalance structures, scanning and fitting for custom orthotics if needed, stretches and strengthening exercise as appropriate, as well as High Power Laser Therapy to decrease inflammation and pain associated with fasciitis and to encourage healing are the most common treatments.
Call the office today at (878) 439-7157 and get back to standing and walking without the annoying pain of plantar fasciitis.request an appointment