Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating and painful condition. Three of the causes of sciatica are nerve compression, muscle imbalances, and structural adaptations.
The sciatic nerve is a nerve that begins in the lower back and travels through the glutes and into the leg and then into the foot. It is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve is made up of five lumbosacral nerve roots, L4, L5, S1, S2, and S3.
Common symptoms of sciatica are pain, numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity, burning, achiness generally down the legs.
Even though sciatic pain is often initially sharp and severe, most cases can be successfully managed non-surgically within three to six weeks; however, a referral to a specialist or a referral for advanced imaging (such as an MRI) may be necessary to identify additional pain sources if the patient’s pain persists. Surgery is usually restricted to those who have neurological loss and/or bowel or bladder control problems. As with many musculoskeletal conditions, the sooner one seeks care in the course of the disease, the more likely (and the faster) they will achieve a successful treatment outcome.
We focus on identifying what is the cause of your sciatica and what steps need to be taken to relieve your pain and get you back living your dream life.
Low back, hip, and pelvic pain are extremely common in pregnancy. In fact it’s reported that most pregnant women experience low back and/or pelvic pain during pregnancy, especially during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. This is when the mother’s body is making structural and hormonal changes to prepare for childbirth.
Studies show that low back pain caused sleep disturbances and impaired daily living in over half of pregnant women.
Our chiropractic clinic and research has found that specific chiropractic adjustments combined with home exercise and stretches can make all the difference. Dr. Brown has helped numerous pregnant patients be as comfortable as possible whether it’s week 1 or week 43.
In addition, chiropractic care has aided in reducing labor time which is both beneficial for mom and baby.
Another condition that can develop during pregnancy is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). It’s reported that around 20% of all pregnant women will develop CTS and only 40% of those will resolve on their own. CTS can be extremely disruptive to life, sleep, and enjoy your little one.
At Grantsville Back Pain Relief Chiropractic, we offer a non-surgical, effective combination of management strategies that can be easily and safely applied during and after pregnancy.
Whether it’s your shoulder, neck, ankle, knee, or elbow, fine tuning and removing pain is key to optimal performance. Dr. Brown specializes in extremity adjusting through specialized muscle tests to assure you are performing at your highest potential. Having been a runner, basketball, and ultimate frisbee player Dr. Brown has experienced the benefits personally and wants all athletes to excel.
There are two main types of injuries associated with sports: acute and overuse. Acute injuries have an immediate onset of symptoms and, typically, a clear cause of injury. For example, a player twists their ankle while making a sudden change in direction. Overuse injuries are caused by repetitive microtrauma that eventually results in an injury with no clear cause. In the world of sports overuse injuries are extremely common.
Think of the top athletes and common injuries seen:
– The basketball player who goes up to grab a rebound and their knee just buckles and they tear their ligaments.
– The football player who day after day does similar drills and then on one cut to the side their ankle or knee gives out.
– The softball or baseball player who throws one too many times and now struggles to even go through that motion.
– The golfer who is constantly twisting in one direction as they work on their swing and their back locks up
The list could go on and on. At Grantsville Back Pain Relief Chiropractic we commonly treat athletes who participate in many different sports. We focus on both helping athletes recover from injuries as well as reducing the risk of injury in the first place.
Car accidents throw a huge wrench into your life at a moment’s notice. Whether it’s whiplash, concussion, neck, back or joint pain, or even minor soreness chiropractic care can make a world of difference.
Even if you were told you are fine, many injuries can show up months to years down the road. Get taken care of now while you can receive help.
In the state of Utah all auto insurance policies are required to cover a minimum of $3,000 of medical care through what is called a personal injury protection policy or PIP policy. You can receive this benefit whether you are at fault or not, called no-fault coverage. We can assist you in getting more information and using this should not raise your premiums. Don’t let even the smallest of injuries go untreated to only later find out the true extent of the problem. Download The Secret to 4 Whiplash Myths Guide here.
Having that throbbing sensation in the back of your head greatly affects all aspects of your life. For adults under 50 years of age, migraine headaches are one of the leading causes of disability. Causes of headaches and migraines range from the neck, TMJ, cranial imbalances, trauma, food intolerances and more. Dr. Brown has excelled at finding the root cause for patients and providing them a path to healing.
A thorough patient history and specific tests of the cranial bones and muscles allow us to dive deep into what is causing your headaches or migraines and the solutions that will give you the ability to get back into your routine.
Chiropractic care has been shown to decrease frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines as well as produce a longer lasting effect than those who had been taking medication.
Neuropathy symptoms can vary person to person, but here are the most common that you might be experiencing:
– Difficulty walking
– Burning sensation
– Sensitive to touch or heat
– Electric-like sensations
– Lack of Sleep due to foot discomfort
Neuropathy commonly can affect your feet, hands, or even both. The dangerous part of neuropathy is that it is progressive condition. Meaning that the damage and sensation loss generally continues to worsen for most people unless intervention occurs.
Blood flow and inhibited nerve communication can be major contributing factors to your neuropathy. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine as well as hands and feet can help improve both of these issues. There are multiple restriction points along the body such as the back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot that all need to be checked to ensure proper blood and nerve flow.
Contact us today to see if we can help you and your neuropathy.
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