So what can Chiropractic do for me?
Our Scottsdale Chiropractors treat a large variety of neuro-musculo-skeletal problems; such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, disc herniation’s, carpal tunnel, numbness and sports injuries. At our Scottsdale Chiropractic Wellness Center location, we are very effective in the treatment of work injury and automobile accidents as well. With Chiropractic Wellness, you can expect quality, individualized chiropractic care from our highly qualified staff of chiropractors. Dr. Michael Halsam, our primary Chiropractor, seeks out the cause of your problem and corrects it with gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments. Also, he utilizes various types of physiotherapy to help provide you with much needed pain relief. Dr. Mike takes the time to properly educate his patients on the importance of daily stretching exercises that will help speed the healing process, as well as computer work station ergonomics and which daily / work out activities to avoid. For the past 19 years more than 10,000 people have put there trust in Dr. Mike.
What can Chiropractic do for Sciatica?
Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatica is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression. Disorders known to cause sciatic nerve pain include lumbar spine subluxations (misaligned vertebral body/ies), herniated or bulging discs (slipped discs), pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, and non-spinal disorders such as diabetes, constipation, or sitting on one’s back pocket wallet. One common cause of sciatica is Piriformis Syndrome. Piriformis syndrome is named after the piriformis muscle. The type of chiropractic therapy provided depends on the cause of the patient’s sciatica. A sciatica treatment plan may include several different treatments such as ice/cold therapies, ultrasound, TENS, vax-decompression, and spinal manipulation referred to as “adjustments”.
Can Chiropractic Fix Herniated Discs?
The primary goal of treatment for each patient is to help relieve pain and other symptoms resulting from the herniated disc. To achieve this goal, each patient’s treatment plan should be individualized based on the source of the pain, the severity of pain and the specific symptoms that the patient exhibits
patients usually are advised to start with a course of conservative care (non-surgical) prior to considering spine surgery for a herniated disc. Whereas this is true in general, for some patients early surgical intervention is beneficial. For example, when a patient has progressive major weakness in the arms or legs due to nerve root pinching from a herniated disc, having surgery sooner can stop any neurological progression and create an optimal healing environment for the nerve to recover. In such cases, without surgical intervention, nerve loss can occur and the damage may be permanent.
For lumbar and cervical herniated discs, conservative (non-surgical) treatments can usually be applied for around four to six weeks to help reduce pain and discomfort. A process of trial and error is often necessary to find the right combination of treatments. Patients may try one treatment at a time or may find it helpful to use a combination of treatment options at once. For example, treatments focused on pain relief (such as medications) may help patients better tolerate other treatments (such as manipulation or physical therapy). In addition to helping with recovery, physical therapy is often used to educate patients on good body mechanics (such as proper lifting technique) which helps to prevent excessive wear and tear on the discs.