Chiropractic Care

Conditions We Treat

NECK PAIN
The neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness, which can become a serious issue in daily life.
LOW BACK PAIN
The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of people forced to miss work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets better on its own. When it does not improve alone, there are effective treatments offered.
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
This is caused by pressure on your median nerve, which runs the length of the arm, goes through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, and ends in the hand. The median controls the movement and feeling of your thumb, and also the movement of all your fingers except your pinky. Symptoms make it uncomfortable to perform hand-intensive activities.
HEADACHES
Headaches have symptoms of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It occurs in migraines (sharp or throbbing pains), tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches. Frequent headaches can affect discomfort in day-to-day life.
GOLFER'S/TENNIS ELBOW
Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are both overuse injuries that are caused by any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm and wrist. The difference between the two conditions lies in where the elbow is inflamed.
SCIATICA
Sciatica is the name of a set of symptoms, caused by a problem called radiculopathy in the lower back. This is a condition in which a nerve root connected to the sciatic nerve is pinched, compressed, or irritated. Sciatic pain can range from infrequent and irritating to constant and debilitating. The specific symptoms of sciatica also vary greatly in terms of the type of symptom, the site affected, and its severity — it all depends on the condition causing the sciatica. Although symptoms can be very painful, they rarely cause permanent (tissue) damage to the sciatic nerve.
TMJ DISORDER
Your temporomandibular joints are hinges that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders, which can cause facial discomfort and problems with speech.
SPRAINS & STRAINS
Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms but involve different parts of your body. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle. A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones. Strains often occur in the lower back and in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh.
DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
Spinal discs are like shock absorbers between the bones of your spine. They ensure that your back stays flexible and that you have freedom of movement in your upper body. It’s normal for spinal discs to degrade over time, but for some, this process can be really painful. In additional to regular exercise, chiropractic treatment helps you regain your flexibility and stability on your neck and lower back muscles, which are crucial for the proper structural support of the spine.
PINCHED NERVES
A pinched nerve occurs when there is “compression” (pressure) on a nerve. The pressure may be the result of repetitive motions. It may also happen from holding your body in one position for long periods, such as keeping elbows bent while sleeping..
DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE
Joints, which are the points in the body where two bones meet, are what facilitates movement and provides stability to the musculoskeletal system. Within the joints, areas of cartilage support nearby bones by adding a cushioning of sorts and preventing them from grinding against one another. Joints bear a significant amount of the body’s weight and are regularly strained as an individual goes about their everyday activities. For this reason, joints are highly susceptible to gradual deterioration and injury, but the effects can be lessened through preventative care.
DISC HERNIATION
This is a disease in which part of the intervertebral disc (the nucleus pulposus) moves to the nerve root, pressing it and thereby causing intense pain. In most cases, this pain is relieved by conservative treatment without surgery. However, approximately 10% of people suffering from disc herniation will require surgical intervention for treatment.
HIP PAIN
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that attaches the leg to the torso of the body. In the hip joint, the head of the femur (thighbone) swivels within the acetabulum, the socket, made up of pelvic bones. While many causes of hip pain can arise from the joint itself, there are numerous structures surrounding the hip that can also be the source of pain.
PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
KNEE PAIN
Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the ligaments and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee. Knee pain can be aggravated by exercise, affected by the surrounding muscles and their movements, and be triggered by other problems, such as a foot injury.
SHOULDER PAIN
The shoulder has a wide and versatile range of motion. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it hampers your ability to move freely. The symptoms involve a great deal of pain and discomfort.
FROZEN SHOULDER
Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint. It usually involves pain and stiffness that develops gradually, gets worse and then finally goes away. This can take anywhere from a year to 3 years to resolve.
SPINAL DISC INJURIES
The spinal disc acts as a strong elastic pivot for each joint segment of the spine, providing stability and allowing a relatively wide, omnidirectional range of motion in the lower back and neck. When a disc starts to lose its strength and pliability, however, it can cause a range of painful and potentially debilitating symptoms. Some of these injuries include Lumbago, Scoliosis, Lordosis, Hyperlordosis, Cypholordosis, disc herniation, and disc protrusion.
PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain). This can cause discomfort especially when sitting.
POST-SURGICAL BACK PAIN
It must be kept in mind that post-operative imaging studies will almost always show scar tissue involving the nerve root and surrounding structures, a phenomenon known as the post-laminectomy membrane. Much clinical and animal research has been done on the nature and significance of this scar tissue, but it has not been conclusively shown that scar tissue is a major cause of back pain or leg pain after spine surgery.
RADICULOPATHY
Radiculopathy is a condition that results from a compressed nerve in the spine that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the course of the nerve. Radiculopathy can occur in any part of the spine, but it is most common in the lower back (lumbar radiculopathy) and in the neck (cervical radiculopathy). It is less commonly found in the middle portion of the spine (thoracic radiculopathy).
ANKLE PAIN
Ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in your ankles. This pain could be caused by an injury, like a sprain, or by a medical condition, such as arthritis. The most common ankle problems are sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments. Sprains may take several weeks or even months to heal completely. A fracture is a broken bone. Injuries can also occur in other parts of the ankle, such as tendons, which attach muscles to bone, and cartilage, which cushion friction and joint impacts. Sprains and ankle fractures are common sports injuries.
IMPINGEMENT SYNDROMES
This is a clinical syndrome that occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the sub-acromial space, the passage beneath the acromion. This can result in pain, weakness and loss of movement at the shoulder.
ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS or IT band syndrome) is an overuse injury of the connective tissues that are located on the lateral or outer part of thigh and knee. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint. Iliotibial band syndrome is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners and bicyclists.
JAW PAIN/TMJ PAIN
Jaw pain is often described as a throbbing, uncomfortable pain. It can happen all of a sudden, or it can start off mild and become more intense over time. However, the exact symptoms will vary depending on the root cause. Identifying the underlying issue is the first step in treating this condition.
JOINT PAIN
Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any of the body’s joints. Joint pain is a common complaint from many chiropractic patients. It doesn’t typically require a hospital visit. Sometimes, joint pain is the result of an illness or injury. Arthritis is also a common cause of joint pain. However, it can also be due to other conditions or factors.
OVERUSE INJURIES
Overuse injuries refer to injuries sustained from a repeated action (such as repetitive strain injury) as opposed to acute injuries, which occur in an instant (such as a sprained ankle). Multiple factors can facilitate the development of these injuries. The most frequent have to do with the training regimen, such as the sudden increase of the loads and/or intensity, or the hasty return after an injury in order to quickly return to the previous level. Injuries will increase in severity if the proper technique is not applied.
ROTATOR CUFF SYNDROME
This syndrome involves a tear of one or more of the tendons of the four rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can include any type of irritation or overuse of those muscles or tendons, and it is among the most common conditions affecting the shoulder.
SHIN SPLINTS
Shin splints typically develop after physical activity. They are often associated with running. Any vigorous sports activity can bring on shin splints, especially if you are just starting a fitness program.
SOFT TISSUE ADHESIONS
Soft tissue adhesions are fibrous bands that form after prolonged poor posture or body mechanics, or after an injury or surgery. They can form between tissues and organs that are normally not connected. Adhesions are internal scar tissue, and the term “adhesions” is used when the band extends from one tissue to another. It usually forms due to an injury sustained on adjacent surfaces.
TENDINITIS
Tendinitis (also called tendonitis) is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury.
WRIST PAIN
Wrist pain is often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden injuries. However, wrist pain can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you’re suffering from any of the conditions above and would like chiropractic treatment from licensed and board-certified chiropractors, give our office a call today at 773-418-6877. We help patients from all around Chicagoland area from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, disc herniations, golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow, disc degeneration, TMJ pain and many others in these areas:

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