Conditions Treated at Cox Chiropractic Clinic
It is not uncommon for those who have experienced neck or back pain to head to a chiropractor. However, not everyone knows that chiropractic treatment is a great choice for a variety of ailments. At Cox Chiropractic Clinic in Charlottesville, VA, we are experienced at treating many different conditions, as well as pinpointing the source of neck and back pain in order to choose the most effective treatment options.
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck and Back Pain
Neck and back pain are both common reasons to visit the chiropractor, and many times this happens because of disc problems. With these problems, a spinal disc either has been moved out of place or there is pain caused by disc degeneration. Slipped discs, bulging discs, and herniated discs are all conditions that happen when the cushioning portion between spinal vertebrae has torn and begins to escape and put pressure on the nerves and surrounding soft tissue. Overexertion, such as from heavy lifting or repetitive motions, can cause herniated or bulging discs.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Rather than being caused by a single event, as in lifting too many boxes when moving, degenerative disc disease happens more because of the wear and tear of life. At Cox Chiropractic Clinic, we not only treat pain and other discomfort associated with degenerative disc disease, but we also help patients identify lifestyle changes and exercises they can do on their own to limit further outbreaks.
Two common problems that affect the nerves are sciatica and spinal stenosis. With sciatica, there is pressure on the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve that runs from the back down the back of the leg all the way to the feet. Often pressure on this nerve starts with a slipped disc. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the space around the spine, which creates pressure on the nerves, usually affecting lower back and neck.
Personal and Sports Injuries
People also see their chiropractor when they are suffering from a personal injury from an accident or participating in sports.
Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by abrupt movement. It is a common injury in car accidents or contact sports, such as football. Symptoms often are not present immediately, but a chiropractor can detect the signs through an assessment even before discomfort is felt.
Not all headaches are the same, and keeping them at bay isn't always as easy as taking an over the counter medicine. Many people experience headaches that start in the neck and move to the head. The right chiropractic care can treat headaches through spinal adjustments or recommended dietary changes
Contact Our Local Chiropractor for Chiropractic Treatment Today
Chiropractic care can treat many different ailments, but the exact treatment depends on factors that are specific to you. At Cox Chiropractic Clinic in Charlottesville, NC, our whole person approach allows us to identify the type of treatment you need to feel your best. To learn more about what we can do to ease your discomfort, contact us at (434) 293-6165 to schedule an assessment.