Common Chiropractic Conditions
We can identify and treat the following common conditions at ChiroRelief. While many of these concerns can be addressed solely with chiropractic care, others may be addressed in conjunction with your other medical or allied health practitioners.
Headaches and migraine
We commonly assist in treating persistent headaches originating from biomechanical and muscular imbalances in the neck and jaw. If you experience severe pain on one side of your head along with sensitivity to light, sound and movement, you may require treatment for migraines.
Knee pain can be brought on by a wide range of tension and trauma of the leg’s muscles, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bones. Chiropractic care can help to identify the source of this pain in order to restore function and help prevent further injury.
Hip pain can occur in all ages due to recurrent injuries, biomechanical stressors, arthritis and a number of genetic predispositions. Common conditions we treat and help manage include hip degeneration, sprain/strains, inflammation, hip flexor pain, iliotibial band pain (ITB) and TFL injury.
Many causes for shoulder pain can range from arthritis of the ball and socket of the shoulder or acromial-clavicular joint dysfunction, to the micro-tearing, tendonitis or strains of muscles and tendons including the rotator cuff. We take the time to accurately diagnose which structure in particular is causing the pain or stiffness you’re experiencing and then treat appropriately.
Lower back pain
Anyone who suffers from lower back pain knows how debilitating it can be. Whether you are suffering from muscular discomfort, nerve entrapment/impingement, sciatica, disc bulges or protrusions, are recovering from back surgery or looking to avoid back surgery, we can develop a customised care plan for you.
Sciatica and sciatic-like pain
Sciatica is a common problem we treat and symptoms will typically include low back pain, leg pain and glute pain as well as pins and needles or numbness in the thighs, calves or feet. We work to locate the origin of sciatic-like pain which can include foraminal stenosis, disc bulge or piriformis spasm, and treat appropriately.
Disc pain and damage
The discs in our back can wear out, herniate or bulge, and this can cause severe pain when they obstruct and compress the surrounding nerves. We offer gentle treatments that can speed and assist the healing of damaged discs including spinal decompression, which is safe enough to be used in conjunction with rehabilitation from disc surgery.
The nerves close to the neck, elbows, wrists, hips, shoulders and knees can commonly become “pinched”, swollen or damaged, which can lead to a number of problems including numbness, tingling, weakness or neuralgia/radiculopathy. The sooner you treat these issues the faster the pressure can be removed off these delicate structures, allowing the nerve to heal and relieving associated symptoms.
Degeneration is an accumulation of micro-injuries and wear-and-tear that slowly degrade the quality of the cartilage that lines the joints. This problem is often accelerated by bad biomechanics. Chiropractic care can improve the biomechanical dysfunction and reduce the amount of re-injury that occurs to the structure over time.
Scoliosis describes the abnormal sideways curve of the spine mainly due to genetics and at times, poor posture or spinal trauma. In conjunction with chiropractic treatments, spinal decompression helps to stretch the spinal ligaments that have shortened over time and returns the spinal curve back to a more neutral alignment. Treatments can help to relieve pain and improve mobility, strength and range of motion for patients of all ages with abnormal curvature of the spine.
Repetitive strain injury
Many of our patients arrive with soreness or stiffness from RSI, which is the result of repetitive actions within sport, work and everyday lifestyle. Our chiropractic techniques can provide relief and improvement of carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis, frozen shoulder and many more.