The Pleasant Chiropractor FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can chiropractic care help with headaches?
The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system, which is the only system that is directly protected by bones. The spine is made up of these bones. When certain bones in the neck are out of alignment and unable to move properly, they can put a strain on the nervous system and surrounding muscles, causing headaches. Regardless of the type of headache (tension vs. migraine) or the cause, chiropractic care can be an effective and non-invasive approach to preventing and relieving headaches (stress vs. posture).

It’s critical to have a chiropractic examination to determine the best course of action for reducing the frequency of these headaches and eliminating them completely.

Why am I getting Headaches after an Auto Accident?
A person’s neck is forcibly “whipped” back and forth and side to side during the impact of an auto accident, far beyond its normal range of motion. Whiplash injuries can affect the muscles and tissues of the back and neck as a result. Back and neck pain can cause stiffness right away, or it can take days, weeks, or months to manifest. Even if you are not experiencing neck or back pain, it is critical to treat whiplash right away.

Headaches and migraines are common symptoms of whiplash injuries or any other type of motor vehicle accident. When specific vertebrae in the neck are restricted and out of position as a result of an accident, headaches can develop. Neck muscles that have been strained can cause pain to radiate to the head. Headaches and migraines can be caused by any type of head injury or trauma. If you are suffering from headaches as a result of an auto accident, you should seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid the pain becoming permanent.

At The Pleasant Chiropractor, we specialize in treating whiplash injuries so you can return to your normal life.

Can Chiropractic Care Help with My Neck Pain?
Both acute and chronic neck pain has been shown to benefit from chiropractic treatment. Acute neck pain is characterized by a sharp pain in the neck and the inability to turn your head. Poor posture and sedentary work, such as sitting at a desk and working on a computer for 8 hours a day, can also cause chronic neck pain. This type of pain is typically described as a dull, aching discomfort that is accompanied by stiffness. Specific vertebrae in the neck and upper back may be problematic, resulting in neck pain, whether due to poor posture or sedentary work. Muscles, ligaments, and tendons support our spine, and they can all form scar tissue, complicating the healing process. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to help keep joints in good working order, reduce stiffness, pain, muscle tension, and improve function.

The majority of patients do not want to simply take medication to mask their pain. Unfortunately, most doctors only provide that. We treat neck pain at The Pleasant Chiropractor with advanced techniques that focus on improving nervous and musculoskeletal system function. This is the most effective method for reducing pain and resuming normal function.

Why do I get neck pain following an auto accident?
Whiplash injuries occur when the head or neck is suddenly forced in any direction, resulting in a rebound in the opposite direction. The neck and head’s surrounding and supporting tissues will be affected. As a result, the surrounding muscles tighten, contract, and fatigue more rapidly, causing pain and stiffness. Whiplash is most commonly caused by car accidents.

After an auto accident, a proper evaluation is necessary to determine how you can feel better without the use of medication, which is designed to mask the pain rather than treat the cause of the pain. At The Pleasant Chiropractor, we specialize in assisting people who have been injured in an automobile accident.

Can Chiropractic Help with Shoulder Pain?
When people have shoulder pain, it can radiate down the arm, limiting their range of motion. Pain in the shoulder can be excruciating, whether it’s due to a sports injury or sleeping on it incorrectly.

Shoulder pain is frequently accompanied by neck and back pain. When the shoulder hurts, the body may react negatively, such as with poor posture or limited range of motion, resulting in poor biomechanics elsewhere. As a result, it’s critical for a chiropractor to accurately diagnose the problem before beginning treatment. Shoulder problems are difficult to diagnose because they are often multifaceted and necessitate examining the entire shoulder girdle, not just the shoulder joint itself.

If you have any doubts about your diagnosis or the severity of your condition, seek medical advice before starting any treatment.

What if my symptoms did not begin immediately?
Symptoms of an injury are frequently delayed after an auto accident. After an auto accident, the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, discs, ligaments, and so on) are usually stretched and, in some cases, have a micro-tear that causes pain. This causes an inflammatory response in the soft tissue, which takes time to develop. Patients frequently use pain medications to mask their initial symptoms, and they are unaware of the extent of their pain and stiffness until the medications wear off. If you took any type of medication after the accident, your symptoms may have been delayed as a result of the medication.
Can Chiropractic Care Help with Carpal Tunnel?
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerves that run through the wrist become irritated, resulting in pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the fingers, hands, and wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects one out of every ten people, primarily domestic workers, secretaries, computer users, musicians, and others who perform repetitive tasks with their hands.

A misalignment in one or more joints in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist can cause a wrist problem. The same chiropractic techniques that work so well on the spine can be used on other joints throughout the body. Fixations and malfunctions affect nearly every joint, limiting function and range of motion. Trauma, microtraumas, vibrations, and repetitive motions are all common causes of pain.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common diagnosis for wrist pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. Wrist pain is frequently caused by a problem in the neck. It’s critical to get a thorough chiropractic examination to determine the best course of action for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain relief.

Can Chiropractic Help with Elbow Discomfort?
Repetitive motions and overuse of the muscles and tissues of the outside of the elbow (tennis elbow) or the inside of the elbow (golfer’s elbow) are common causes of elbow pain. The muscles and tendons of the forearm become tight and irritated as a result of repetitive strain. Tiny tears in the muscles and tendons cause pain. Scar tissue forms as the body attempts to heal the tears, making the tissues tighter, weaker, and more sensitive to pain.

Your chiropractor will assess your condition and correctly pinpoint the source of your discomfort. A chiropractor can also determine whether the issue is caused by bursitis, radial or ulnar nerve entrapment, or another condition.

Once I go to the Chiropractor, will I have to go forever?
People visit chiropractors for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is pain. Chiropractic treatment aids in the improvement of body function and overall well-being. People say they have less pain, more mobility, better sleeping patterns, and a better sense of well-being. Work, commuting, emotional stress, and a lack of time for oneself can all cause a great deal of stress in the body. Many people use chiropractic “maintenance care” to keep their health at its best. Treatment frequency is determined by factors such as exercise, stress management, and nutrition, to name a few.

Our goal at The Pleasant Chiropractor is to correct and stabilize your spinal condition so that you can feel better faster.

Can Chiropractic help with lower back pain?
Sports, work injuries, sleeping on a poor-quality mattress, household chores, or something as simple as picking up your child 10 times a day can all cause lower back pain. Lower back pain can be caused by any of these activities. When a person’s job requires lifting and carrying heavy objects, spending a lot of time sitting or standing in one position, or bending over to pick up items, low back pain can develop. A fall or strenuous exercise can certainly result in low back pain. Lower back pain is most commonly caused when a vertebra or spinal segment is out of its normal position, putting stress on a person’s nervous system. The spine loses its stability when the muscles or ligaments in the lower back become weak, resulting in pain. Because the spinal cord connects all parts of the body, back problems can cause pain or weakness in almost any part of the body.

Chiropractors are experts at treating low back pain and can pinpoint the source of your problem so you can get back to feeling better.

The majority of patients do not want to simply take medication to mask their pain. Regrettably, that is what the majority of doctors provide. At The Pleasant Chiropractor, we treat back pain using cutting-edge techniques that focus on restoring the nervous system and musculoskeletal system function. This is the most effective method for reducing pain and resuming normal function.

I was in an auto accident, could that have an impact on experiencing sciatica?
Yes, the spinal column, as well as the soft tissues that support the spine, such as tendons, ligaments, fascia, and muscles, can shift after being injured by a sudden force. A vertebra can bulge as a result of this unexpected force, causing sciatic nerve compression. If you’ve been in a car accident, we can’t emphasize how important it is to see a chiropractor right away. Even if you aren’t in pain, we can help you realign your spine to prevent future flare-ups.
What is sciatica and can chiropractic care help alleviate some of the symptoms?
Nerve compression in the low back is the most common cause of sciatica. Compression of the sciatic nerve can cause sensory loss, bowel and bladder dysfunction, and a loss of core and leg strength. Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve is compressed by vertebrae or soft tissue as a result of inflammation, repetitive stress, poor ergonomics, or trauma. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to help the body’s natural healing abilities to be restored. Chiropractic treatment is based on the scientific theory that restricted spinal movement causes pain, decreased function, and poor performance. Chiropractic treatment is non-invasive and does not require the use of any drugs. The type of chiropractic treatment you receive will be determined by the cause of your sciatica.

Don’t use medication to put a band-aid on your sciatic pain. By getting an evaluation and addressing the underlying cause of sciatica, you can eliminate it. Check to see if chiropractic care can help you right now.

Can chiropractic care help with dizziness and vertigo?
Vertigo is a feeling of being in motion while standing still. This condition is usually caused by a malfunction in the middle ear’s vestibular system, but it can also be caused by a malfunction in the brain. The severity of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, excessive sweating, and unsteady gait can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Vertigo and dizziness are frequently caused by upper-neck dysfunction, which can be treated with chiropractic treatment.

If vertigo is caused by upper-neck involvement, there is no drug or pill that can help. To see if chiropractic care can help with your vertigo or dizziness, seek professional advice.

Can chiropractic care help with hip pain?

Hip pain can be caused by changes in walking (gait) caused by a biomechanical injury such as an ankle sprain or knee strain. A change in your job, a change in the way you sit, a new sport or activity, or if you start driving for long periods of time on a regular basis can all cause your gait to change. The point is that anything that causes asymmetry or imbalance while moving can lead to painful hip problems. Hip pain is frequently linked to lower back pain.

Many of these issues can be addressed by a chiropractor. They will also provide appropriate progressive rehabilitative exercises, such as stretching and strengthening muscles.

Should I let my medical doctor know I’m considering chiropractic care?
In many cases, a referral is not required to schedule a chiropractic examination. Chiropractors are portal of entry doctors, which means that unlike some healthcare professions like physical therapy, you don’t need a referral to see one. If you have health insurance, check with your provider to see if chiropractic care is included in your plan. If you don’t have insurance, we have special individualized plans to make your care more affordable. Finances will not be an impediment to you receiving the care that you require and deserve.
When should I go to the chiropractor’s office?

Call today if you have a spine. Whether you have pain or not, you should have your spine checked! Do you go to the dentist at least once every six months? Why? You go to the dentist to check for cavities you can’t feel! So why wait until your spine hurts to check if it’s out of alignment? GET CHECKED RIGHT NOW!

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a health care professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on spinal manipulation and/or manual adjustment.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and is a patient-centered, non-invasive, hands-on, regulated health care therapy.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Chiropractors have a Doctorate in Chiropractic (DC) and receive similar education as a Medical Doctor (MD). However, chiropractors focus on helping the body heal naturally with a hands-on approach and nutrition.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor generally performs adjustments, which is a manipulation of the joints and spine, to provide relief from discomfort.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

Chiropractic therapy and spinal manipulation are extremely safe and effective therapies for acute chronic pain.

Why does sciatica hurt worse at night? What makes sciatic nerve pain worse in bed?

Some people with sciatica notice their symptoms get worse when they’re in bed. Lying down can increase pressure on your irritated nerve, especially if you sleep on a soft mattress that causes you to bend your spine while sleeping.

Is walking good for sciatica?
Walking is a surprisingly effective approach for relieving sciatic pain because regular walking spurs the release of pain-fighting endorphins and reduces inflammation. On the other hand, a poor walking posture may aggravate your sciatica symptoms.
What triggers sciatica?
Sitting too much, being overweight, wearing ill-fitting clothing or shoes and other factors may trigger sciatica, that is, nerve pain that radiates from the lower back into the legs resulting from sciatic nerve compression
Is it better to rest or exercise with sciatica?
Exercise Provides Sciatica Pain Relief. While it may seem counterintuitive, exercise is more effective in relieving sciatica pain than bed rest or staying active with daily physical activities.
Is sitting OK with sciatica?
If you have a flare-up of sciatica, make sure to alternate between sitting, standing and lying down positions. Try alternating every 15 minutes if possible. Do not sit for long periods. Sitting causes increased pressure on the sciatica nerve as it travels below the gluteus muscles down to the leg.
Is a hot bath good for sciatica?
Take a hot bath before bed. Heat can help the muscles and back relax and ease any muscle spasm you may be experiencing. Adding a scoop of Epsom salts to the bath can also aid in reducing inflammation and promoting relaxation that many find offers relief from sciatic pain.