You may find it difficult to engage in social activities and hobbies, which may result in low self-esteem. Sleep disturbances, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, decreased appetite, and mood changes are also common in people suffering from chronic pain.
Conditions we commonly treat:
Arthritis is characterized by joint pain and swelling, as well as decreased mobility and physical weakness. Other common symptoms include general tiredness, difficulty sleeping, and exhaustion. All of these symptoms can have a significant impact on your daily life and overall well-being.
We have all-natural pain relief options at our clinic for anyone suffering from arthritis. When you work with us, you won’t have to resort to surgery or opioids, and you’ll be able to resume normal arm movement right away.
Arthritis may be caused by:
- wear and tear of a joint from overuse
- age (OA is most common in adults over age 50)
- autoimmune disorders
- genes or family history
- muscle weakness
The type of arthritis determines the cause. Osteoarthritis develops as a result of joint wear and tear over time or from overuse. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma are diseases caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues. Gout is caused by crystal buildup in the joints. Some types of arthritis can be traced back to genes. Ankylosing spondylitis is more common in people who have the genetic marker HLA-B27. The cause of some other types of arthritis is unknown.
How is arthritis diagnosed?
Our clinic will take your medical history and perform a physical examination on you. Tests may also be performed. These include blood tests like:
- Antinuclear antibody (ANA) test. This checks antibody levels in the blood.
- Complete blood count (CBC). This checks if your white blood cell, red blood cell, and platelet levels are normal.
- Creatinine. This test checks for kidney disease.
- Sedimentation rate. This test can find inflammation.
- Hematocrit. This test measures the number of red blood cells.
- RF (rheumatoid factor) and CCP (cyclic citrullinated peptide) antibody tests. These can help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. They can also assess how severe the disease is.
- White blood cell count. This checks the level of white blood cells in your blood.
- Uric acid. This helps diagnose gout
Call us today to schedule a diagnosis for effective arthritis pain relief in our clinic closest to you.
How is arthritis treated?
Treatment options will vary according to your symptoms, age, and overall health. Additionally, it is determined by the type of arthritis and the severity of the condition. With our care expert’s assistance, each individual receives a customized treatment plan.
Our team can provide arthritis treatment services such as:
- Orthopedist/orthopedic surgeon
- Primary care doctor (family medicine or internal medicine)
- Rehabilitation nurse
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker
- Psychologist or psychiatrist
- Recreational therapist
- Vocational therapist
When should I call my healthcare provider?
Contact us if your symptoms worsen or if you develop new ones.
Back & Neck Pain
Back and neck discomfort of any kind can significantly limit your daily activities and make your life miserable.
Symptoms of back pain can range from moderate to severe and debilitating. Back pain can limit your range of motion and negatively impact your ability to do daily tasks and enjoy life. If you’re experiencing chronic discomfort, see your doctor right away.
The cervical vertebrae in your neck are the source of neck pain. The neck is particularly vulnerable to injury due to its exposed position and wide range of motion.
Back and neck pain can be excruciating. Is this a condition that comes on quickly and strongly? Long-term pain might linger for several weeks to years. The pain might either be constant or sporadic.
Even with today’s technology, pinpointing the exact source of back and neck pain remains a challenge. All or some of the following may be to blame for back and neck pain:
- Incorrect use, such as repetitive or heavy lifting, overuse, or excessive activity
- Bruises, wounds, or sprains
- Stress on the muscles and ligaments that support your spine or the effects of aging can lead to vertebral degeneration.
- Tumors and bone spurs are examples of malignant development.
- Increased weight on your spine and disc pressure caused by obesity.
- A lack of muscle mass
- Tension in the muscles
- Strain vs. strain
- Torn ligaments and muscles
- Arthritis and other debilitating joint conditions
- Pinched nerve and protruding or ruptured (slipped) disk
- Compression fractures with osteoporosis
- Your vertebrae and bones may have congenital abnormalities that were present at birth
- Aortic aneurysm, for example, is a type of abdominal ailment
At what point should I contact my doctor?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Bladder or bowel control is lost, and both legs are weak. Symptoms like these necessitate prompt intervention.
- Intractable, persistent, and unrelieved back or neck discomfort
- Post-injury or post-fall pain
- Leg or arm ache, tingling, or numbness
- Weight reduction without the purpose of shedding pounds
What is the treatment for back and neck pain?
To treat these types of back pain, many doctors will recommend surgery or strong medication. Most people with back pain, on the other hand, do not want to take time off work to recover from surgery or rely on long-term medication prescriptions. Non-surgical, drug-free treatment for back and neck problems is our specialty.
The muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine and its joints are the focus of the clinic’s back and neck pain treatment. Reduce pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles, and restore mobility are the main goals.
Our medical staff will conduct a thorough examination to identify the underlying causes of your back or neck pain. In order to alleviate pain, expand range of motion, strengthen muscles, and ultimately reestablish skilled function, they will design a therapy plan specifically for you.
Each patient’s treatment is tailored to their personal needs based on the results of their first evaluation and subsequent spinal monitoring throughout their course of treatment. The ultimate goal is to get back to your old self.
Hip & Knee Pain
Even the simplest actions can become excruciatingly painful when dealing with knee or hip discomfort.
Stability and mobility are provided by the hips and knees when walking and moving about. It’s possible that your joints won’t perform properly because of an injury, arthritic change, or general soreness in the hips or knees.
Additionally, hip and knee pain may result in a lack of mobility and muscle weakness, as well the inability to bear weight and trouble rising from the chair.
What causes hip pain?
- Tendonitis is the most prevalent cause of acute hip discomfort.
- Arthritis can cause pain, stiff and tender joints, and difficulty walking.
- Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints caused by the degradation of the cartilage that protects them with age.
- Infectious arthritis is caused by the loss of cartilage in the joint as a result of an infection.
- An attack on the joints by the body’s immune system results in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Rheumatoid arthritis is rare compared to osteoarthritis, which affects far more people.
- Bursitis of the trochanter
- Trochanteric bursitis is another possibility for hip pain. When the bursa, a fluid-filled sac located near the hip joint, gets inflamed, this condition is known as bursitis.
- Injuries to the hip, overuse of the joints, or poor posture are all potential causes of trochanteric bursitis.
- Trauma to the hips Older folks and those with osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones owing to aging or other causes, are more likely to have hip fractures than younger people.
What causes chronic knee pain?
There is a difference between short-term and long-term knee discomfort. Knee pain is common after an accident or injury, and it can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Treatment for chronic knee pain is unusual, and it’s not usually traceable to a single event. In most cases, it’s the outcome of a number of factors.
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of medical disorders and diseases. These are only a few examples:
- osteoarthritis: pain, inflammation, and joint destruction caused by degeneration and deterioration of the joint
- tendinitis: pain in the front of the knee that is made worse when climbing, taking stairs, or walking up an incline
- bursitis: inflammation caused by repeated overuse or injury of the knee
- chondromalacia patella: damaged cartilage under the kneecap
- gout: arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid
- Baker’s cyst: a buildup of synovial fluid (fluid that lubricates the joint) behind the knee
- rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that causes painful swelling and can eventually cause joint deformity and bone erosion
- dislocation: dislocation of the kneecap most often the result of trauma
- meniscus tear: a rupture in one or more of the cartilage in the knee
- torn ligament: tear in one of the four ligaments in the knee — the most commonly injured ligament is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- bone tumors: osteosarcoma (second most prevalent bone cancer), most commonly occurs in the knee
The treatment at our clinic can alleviate pain and enhance general functional mobility, whether you suffer from hip or knee problems.
When should I seek emergency care?
If you have hip and knee discomfort that persists for more than a few days, you should see your doctor right away. They can devise a strategy to alleviate your discomfort and treat your disease.
Hip and knee discomfort that is accompanied by one or more of the following:
- severe pain and swelling
- deformity or severe bruising
- symptoms in other parts of the body
- symptoms that persist longer than a few days or get worse instead of better
- other health conditions that could complicate healing
- signs of infection, such as a fever
Septic arthritis, an infection of the joints, is a possible cause of these symptoms. Septic arthritis can lead to malformed joints and osteoarthritis if it is not managed.
How is Hip Pain Or Knee Pain Treated?
Our doctors will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that reduces pain and increases range of motion and strength. Regaining pre-injury health is the ultimate goal of treatment.
Most of our patient knee pain sufferers prefer natural, non-invasive rehabilitation options. Prolonged painkiller use is also a possibility. But are you willing to risk becoming hooked to these drugs? What if surgery isn’t an option for you? Also available are painkillers that exacerbate rather than alleviate the problem.
We treat persistent knee pain using regenerative medicine and platelet-rich plasma for patients who believe they have no other options (PRP).
PRP therapies involve drawing your own blood, purifying it, and injecting the concentrated platelets and plasma into your knee. Blood molecules including platelets, growth factors, and cytokines help heal wounds. When you suffer knee pain, we use PRP to supply the healing materials you require.
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Knee pain may hold anyone back. Working on your feet might be unpleasant. Simple tasks like mowing the lawn or cleaning the floors can be difficult with knee discomfort. But don’t let it deter you.
Our clinic has the solution for efficient and long-lasting hip and knee pain relief. To request a consultation, call us now at (620) 478-2878.
Migraines of short or long duration that happen a lot can have a big impact on your ability to do everyday things and make your life less enjoyable.
Having pain in any part of the head is called a headache. Often, a headache that is bothering you isn’t dangerous and will go away on its own. Severe headaches that last for a short or long time and have a big impact on your ability to do everyday things and your quality of life can often be controlled or eliminated with the right treatment.
At our clinic, we can treat headaches that are caused by musculoskeletal problems or a lot of other things. Tension-type, migraine and cluster headaches, as well as secondary headaches caused by fever or an infectious disease, cranial neuralgias, and facial pain are just some of the different types of headaches.
Our office is here to help you find out if your headaches can be treated without the use of drugs or medications.
Migraine is still a mystery to scientists, with no known etiology. The illness is still attributed to “abnormal” brain activity, which alters nerve transmission, neurotransmitters, and blood vessels in the brain, according to this group’s theory.
In addition, there are several migraine triggers that are frequently mentioned, such as:
- bright lights
- severe heat, or other extremes in weather
- changes in barometric pressure
- hormone changes in people assigned female at birth, like estrogen and progesterone fluctuations during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause
- excess stress
- loud sounds
- intense physical activity
- skipping meals
- changes in sleep patterns
- use of certain medications, like oral contraceptives or nitroglycerin
- unusual smells
- certain foods
- alcohol use
How are migraines treated by our doctor?
Although migraine is not a disease that can be cured, our doctor at our clinic can help you manage your symptoms by providing you with medication and other resources that may lead to fewer migraines in the future. Migraine sufferers can also benefit from treatment.
Your treatment plan may vary based on:
- your age
- how frequently you suffer from migraines
- the type and severity of your migraines
- including whether or not you are unable to attend school or work due to discomfort, nausea, or vomiting
- other symptoms you may be experiencing or medications you are currently on.
The following are possible components of your treatment plan:
- lifestyle adjustments, including stress management and avoiding migraine triggers
- OTC pain or migraine medications, like Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- prescription migraine medications that you take every day to help prevent migraine headaches and reduce how often you have headaches
- prescription migraine medications that you take as soon as an attack starts to keep it from becoming severe and to ease symptoms
- prescription medications to help with nausea or vomiting
- hormone therapy if migraines seem to occur in relation to your menstrual cycle
- alternative care, which may include meditation, acupressure, or acupuncture
I suffer headaches, when should I go to a doctor?
Schedule an evaluation at our clinic as soon as possible if your migraine is bothering you and is not responding well to the standard home treatment techniques.
Difficulty standing for long periods or walking without assistance are some of the effects of Neuropathy. In the medical field, our clinic combines cutting-edge technology with traditional patient care.
Eventually, you won’t have to be told, “You’ll just have to live with it,” by your doctor any longer.
Don’t wait any longer!
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy can result from any type of pain that compresses or impinges on a nerve. A herniated disc, for example, could press against a nearby nerve, causing pain.
Our clinic’s staff is committed to providing you with natural and non-invasive neuropathy pain relief.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves in the extremities lose their normal function due to injury or destruction. This interferes with the normal functioning of the nerves. It’s possible that they’ll send a pain signal even if something is hurting you, or that they won’t send a signal at all.
What causes neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
- systemic illness
- hormonal imbalance
- certain medications
- vitamin deficiency
- an inherited disorder
There are numerous potential causes of peripheral neuropathy. Some people are born with bipolar disorder. It can also be brought on by an injury or another illness.
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of different conditions, including kidney disease or a hormonal imbalance. Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes in the United States.
Peripheral neuropathy can’t be cured, but there are a number of things our clinic can do to keep it from worsening. If diabetes or another underlying condition is the cause of your neuropathy symptoms, our doctor at our clinic will begin treating that condition before addressing your pain and other symptoms.
Achieving true pain relief allows you to go on with your day, stop thinking about temperature and continue your favorite hobbies.
Call us today to book a consultation for effective neuropathy relief in our clinic nearest to your location.
What will happen if I do not treat my neuropathy?
Some viruses and bacteria target nerve tissue.
Viruses including herpes simplex, varicella-zoster (chickenpox and shingles) and Epstein-Barr cause sensory nerve damage and acute shooting pain.
Non-treated bacterial illnesses like Lyme disease can cause nerve damage and discomfort. HIV/AIDS patients can develop peripheral neuropathy.
Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus both impact the peripheral nerve system. Chronic inflammation, tissue damage, and inflammation-induced pressure can all produce significant nerve pain in the extremities.
How is Neuropathy treated?
A Breakthrough for Peripheral Neuropathy Survivors
There are new clinical studies showing that adults 55 years of age and older who suffer from peripheral neuropathy can be successfully treated with natural remedies. When it comes to neuropathy therapy, our doctors think that you deserve the best.
Too many doctors want to rush you out of the clinic and offer you yet another drug to cover the symptoms, rather than actually listening to you.
If you have neuropathy, we think it is our responsibility to help you avoid the balance issues, falls, and fractures that neuropathy frequently results in.
NASA-developed infrared light therapy, whole-body vibration therapy to increase peripheral circulation, nutritional therapy focused on specific areas, and mild electrical stimulation regimens to block brain signals associated with sensory pain are some of the most cutting-edge treatments available today.
Specific procedures are used to improve balance and coordination while lowering foot pain and stiffness, both of which are frequently associated with neuropathy.
We can urge your body to rebuild damaged nerve tissue by restoring circulation to your extremities!
As a bonus, you’ll be able to maintain these changes on your own with simple at-home therapies and nutritional regimens.
During our consultation, we will figure out whether or not this groundbreaking procedure is right for you, and go over all of your alternatives with you.
Sciatica pain is immediately incapacitating, and it frequently leads to long-term incapacitation. Aside from the pain, patients frequently experience tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness in their leg, making standing and walking impossible.
Simply put, sciatica reduces your quality of life.
Anyone suffering from Sciatica can find all-natural pain relief options at our clinic. You won’t need surgery or opioids if you work with us, and we’ll be able to improve your life right away.
Sciatica can be caused by a number of conditions that involve your spine and affect the nerves that run down your back. It can also be caused by an injury, such as a fall, or by spinal or sciatic nerve tumors.
The following are some of the most common conditions that can cause sciatica.
- Herniated discs – occur when the first layer of the cartilage ribs.
- Spinal stenosis – It’s characterized by the abnormal narrowing of your lower spinal canal.
- Spondylolisthesis – is one of the associated conditions of degenerative disk disorder.
- Piriformis syndrome – is a rare neuromuscular disorder in which your piriformis muscle involuntarily contracts or tightens, causing sciatica.
When should I see a doctor if I’m experiencing Sciatica pain?
Call our clinic if:
- Your pain worsens
- You lose feeling in your affected leg, or notice weakness in your leg
- You develop problems with your bowels or bladder
- Your pain returns after successful treatment of your sciatica
How can sciatica pain be treated?
Our clinic is popular with Integrative medicine. There are a variety of sciatica alternative treatments available here at our clinic.
- Acupuncture – this procedure is virtually painless
- Chiropractic – manipulate your spine to achieve maximum spinal mobility
- Induce hypnosis – which is intended to put you in a very relaxed, focused state of mind, allowing you to best receive healthy suggestions and instructions
- Massage therapy – apply motion, pressure, tension, or vibration to your body to relieve pressure and pain.
- Lumbar Therapeutic Injections for Sciatica – may help treat pain stemming from conditions that affect the sciatic nerve.
- Epidural steroid injections – may help relieve sciatic pain stemming from conditions such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation, or degenerative disc disease.
- Selective nerve root blocks – reduces inflammation and numbs the pain transmitted by the nerve.
When you are first diagnosed with sciatica, our clinic will most likely give you advice on how to treat your sciatica pain. You should try to carry on with your daily activities as much as possible. Lying in bed or avoiding activity can aggravate your symptoms.
Your shoulder has a broad and adaptable range of motion. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it restricts your ability to move freely and can cause significant pain and discomfort.
Anyone suffering from shoulder pain or other chronic problems can benefit from our all-natural pain management choices. With our help, you won’t have to undergo surgery or take opioids to get your arm working again.
Because of its wide range of motion, the shoulder is one of the body’s most unstable joints. Injuries might occur because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket. It is also necessary to support the shoulder joint with soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are prone to damage as well as overuse or underuse.
Shoulder difficulties can be exacerbated or accompanied by discomfort that radiates to the shoulder from other parts of the body due to degenerative disorders or diseases.
The following are some of the most common shoulder problems:
- Impingement syndrome
- Rotator cuff tear
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Inflamed bursae
- Arthritis inflammation
How soon should I contact a doctor if I’m experiencing discomfort in my upper back or shoulders?
A physician should be seen if pain or limited range of motion persists in the shoulder. Any of the following conditions should be reported to our clinic for immediate attention:
- Having a hard time moving one’s arm when clothing oneself
- Inability to go to the top of a tall bookcase
- It hurts to lift or carry things
- Pushing, yanking, or reaching causes excruciating pain.
- Pain at the back of the neck at rest
Emergency services should be called immediately if your shoulder discomfort is sudden and unrelated to an incident, as it could indicate a heart attack or other medical emergency.
What is the best way to deal with a sore shoulder?
Regardless of your condition or amount of pain, our clinic’s treatment can help alleviate your shoulder pain, allowing you to move more freely and comfortably.
A wide range of shoulder pain disorders can be treated and managed by our medical experts. Shoulder pain can be accurately diagnosed and treated using a variety of methods, including manual therapy techniques and exercises prescribed by your doctor.
Some of the most common types of treatment for shoulder pain include:
- Lifting and carrying are examples of practical actions.
- Physical therapy.
- Manipulation of the soft tissues
- Injections of the trigger points
- Regenerative therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma
- Exercises to build muscle
- Injecting the joints
- Exercising one’s range of motion
Let go of your shoulder ache, and get your life back on track. To request an appointment, please get in touch with our office.
Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
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.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is when natural changes in the discs of your spine cause pain. The discs between vertebrae act as shock absorbers for your spine, and as you age, they begin to lose flexibility. While this is a normal part of aging, it should not cause pain. If you experience pain due to this, it is classified as degenerative disc disease.
Each disc is composed of a sturdy outer wall and a soft, gel-like inner core. When we are born, these discs are primarily composed of water, but as age advances, the discs lose some of this water content and begin to get thinner. As you might imagine, this means each disc doesn’t absorb the shocks of everyday life as well.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at Midwest Pain Relief Center come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.
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 Midwest Pain Relief Center 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.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint which connects the mandibular, or your lower jaw, to the temporal bones of the skull. The TMJ is one of the more unique joints within your body as it allows you to move your jaw forward, backward, and side to side so that you can chew, talk, sing, yawn, and more. This joint can be found just in front of your ears on both sides of your head.
Any problem with the muscles, ligaments, discs, bones, or the joint itself are known as temporomandibular disorders or TMD and refers to the actual disorder, where the jaw joint is misaligned and causing problems such as pain, inflammation, and inability to move or operate the jaw. However, these problems or conditions are often incorrectly called by the joint name of TMJ instead.
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you’re not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem. There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo.
Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem are suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
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 Midwest Pain Relief Center 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.