Conditions Treated From Your North Olmsted Chiropractor
Chiropractic care can make all the difference for a range of injury types. Since it addresses injury at the root, symptoms naturally dissipate as the injury heals. Chiropractic care can correct misalignments, address imbalances and reduce inflammation. It is also an effective form of non-invasive pain relief. The following is a list of the basic conditions we can treat with our chiropractic services:
Herniated, Slipped or Ruptured Disc
Disc issues affect the spongy shock absorbing cushion located between each vertebrae of the spine. When there is an injury to the disc, the soft inner portion of this shock absorber can spill out and push against a spinal nerve. This can cause tremendous pain and discomfort. Whether a disc is slipped or fully ruptured, chiropractic care can help get you out of pain and on the road to healing.
Not quite herniated, a bulging disc refers to a spinal disc that has experienced pressure and is bulging outward due to the resultant stretching. While not as severe as a herniated disc, it can still result in nerve pain and irritation. Left untreated, a bulging disc can lead to a herniated disc.
Degenerative Disc Disease
This condition refers to the changes that can occur to discs over time and with the aging process. Degenerative disc disease tends to progress and relates to a gradual shriveling of the spinal discs. They are then less able to shield the vertebrae from trauma and can result in pain and discomfort. That said, in some cases persons with this condition feel no pain at all, so you should consult your chiropractor to determine if this is an issue for you.
Sciatica refers to pain related to the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the lower back and down the legs in the hamstring area. While sciatica originates from a pinched nerve in the lower back, it then radiates down one leg and the discomfort can even reach down into the feet and toes. The causes of sciatica can include herniated discs, bone spurs, pregnancy and spinal stenosis.
Whiplash Treatment From Your North Olmsted and Cleveland Heights Chiropractor
While we treat any and all injuries related to car accidents, one of the most common auto accident injuries your North Olmsted and Cleveland Heights chiropractor sees following an auto accident is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck and/or upper back injury that is characterized by trauma from being propelled rapidly forward then backward. While seatbelts save lives, being held in place by one during a car accident very often results in whiplash. Pain, numbness, tingling, chronic headaches and/or migraines can often result. Chiropractic treatment can help to correct misalignments, address subluxations and help restore quality of life.
This condition is characterized by a narrowing of the area around the spine, usually as a result of osteoarthritis. This can in turn put pressure on the spinal nerves, usually affecting the neck and/or lower back. Symptoms can include tingling, numbness, pain and muscle weakness.
Auto Accident and Personal Injuries
Injuries following a car accident, work injury or overuse condition can significantly reduce quality of life. Fortunately, chiropractic care can bring both pain relief and more rapid healing to the musculoskeletal system and the soft tissue.
Schedule an Appointment with Your North Olmsted Chiropractor
North Olmsted and Cleveland Heights chiropractor Dreas Healthcare Services brings chiropractic care from two locations. With a range of treatment options, we can bring relief to all of these musculoskeletal conditions. Schedule an appointment with Dreas Healthcare Services today by calling our West Side office at (440) 779-4226. Or, contact our East Side office by calling (216) 675-3311.