25 PLUS YEARS OF CHIROPRACTIC AND AUTO INJURY CARE
25 PLUS YEARS OF CHIROPRACTIC AND AUTO INJURY CARE
Arthritis is defined as swelling or inflammation in one or more joints. Arthritis may involve only one joint or may be widespread and occurring throughout the body.
The main symptoms of Arthritis include joint pain and stiffness which
usually gets worse with time and age.
There are many different causes and types of Arthritis and as such the best treatment options can vary. Arthritis pain can begin in any joint in the body and may, or may not be, trauma related.
At Kinetic Health & Injury Specialists we evaluate your Arthritis pain in extreme detail. We begin with an initial Clinical History and Physical Examination to better understand your Arthritis and how it’s affecting all areas of your life. We then do a series of Nerve and Muscle Tests, Deep Tendon Reflexes, Orthopedic Evaluation, Motor and Sensory Testing and Bone and Joint Assessment. Based upon these findings, additional testing or Diagnostic Imaging may be indicated.
FREE Consultations and Same Day Appointments are available for immediate Arthritis Pain Relief. As always, if we can’t determine the cause of your Arthritis Pain we promise to find somebody who can.
Back pain is one of the most common complaints in the United States and around the world. In fact, 80% of people will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives.
Back pain can begin following a traumatic event like a car accident or work injury, a quick movement playing sports or even from common everyday tasks like carrying groceries, bending or twisting.
Back pain can also be the result of a pinched nerve that develops over time, a ruptured herniated disc or a physiological condition like arthritis. Back pain can be related to inflammation, nerve impingement, muscle pain or biomechanical joint dysfunction.
Sometimes the cause is structural in nature, other times functional. The honest truth is that there can be many possible reasons for back pain.
Common Activities of Daily Living affected by Back Pain include:
- Pain Getting Dressed
- Pain Bending Over to Put on your Socks
- Pain When Bathing or Showering
Finding the exact cause of your Back Pain begins with an Initial Clinical History and interactive Physical Examination. Nerve and Muscle Tests, Deep Tendon Reflexes, Orthopedic Evaluation, Motor and Sensory Evaluation and Bone and Joint Assessments are also performed. Radiographs or other Diagnostic Imaging may be indicated.
Fortunately, millions of people every year find Chiropractic Treatment to be a very effective means in relieving their Back Pain. We offer FREE Consultations and Same Day Appointments for those seeking immediate Back Pain Relief.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is described as compression of the medial nerve in the wrist joint. Symptoms often include weakness, numbness and tingling in the hand. Unfortunately, CTS is often confused and frequently misdiagnosed because the median nerve starts at the neck and then passes down through the forearm and into the hand.
This means that the same symptoms can actually begin in the neck, upper
back, shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand.
Even more confusing is the fact that other conditions like arthritis, wrist tendonitis, repetitive strain injury and thoracic outlet syndrome can share the same symptomatology. All of these factors make Carpal Tunnel Syndrome one of the most misdiagnosed clinical conditions.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be easily confused with other health conditions like disc herniation (spine), ligament instability (neck) and nerve impingement (shoulder). As with any health problem, a misdiagnosed condition often leads to ineffective and failed treatment.
Knowing this, we at Kinetic Health & Injury Specialists evaluate your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms in extreme detail. Chiropractic Treatment can be a very effective option for CTS but sometimes a referral to another medical provider or additional Diagnostic Imaging is required.
Regardless, our promise to you is always the same – If we cannot help you, we promise to find somebody who can!
Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries are some of the most neglected injuries following a motor vehicle collision. Don’t assume just because you went to the hospital or emergency room after your accident that your were automatically evaluated for a Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
No Diagnosis = No Treatment
Unlike other injuries that cause pain, swelling or joint stiffness, Concussions and TBIs are often missed because they are “invisible” injuries. You can’t visibly see the symptoms or effects of the injury like a cut, scrape or bruise on the skin.
Concussions are defined as brain injuries that result from a blow to the head or rapid violent shaking of the head and body and are commonly found in people that also have Whiplash Injuries.
The most common signs of a Concussion /Traumatic Brain Injury include:
Because most people aren’t consciously aware that their brain isn’t working properly, we always do a Concussion Screening as part of each and every Auto Accident, Work Injury or Sports related Injury Intake. If it’s determined that you do have a brain injury, we have Medical Team options where we can refer you for the appropriate help.
More than 8 million Americans visit their doctor for headache complaints every year. Many types of headaches are related to Neck and Upper Back Pain Conditions while others can have independent causes not related to a musculoskeletal condition.
Tight muscles, nerve pain, herniated or bulging discs, biomechanical spinal dysfunction and joint problems can all produce headaches that are either localized or encompass the entire head. Headaches sometimes come and go or can be a source of constant pain and disability. They can even affect hearing, vision and ability to sleep or concentrate.
Headaches can affect mood and the ability to operate machinery safely. Computer Work and Screen Time might not always be possible. Often people do not seek medical attention until their headaches begin impacting their day-to-day activities or employment.
Chiropractic Care had shown to be one of the most effective forms of treatment for a variety of headache conditions. As always, we do a thorough Clinical History and Physical Examination to first determine the cause of your headaches and then the best Treatment Plan for you.
A Herniated Disc is a spinal condition referring to the rupture or tear in one of the discs that separate one vertebral bone from another. These discs act like cushions or shock absorbers between the bones and they also help create an opening/space for each spinal nerve to exit the spine. The spinal nerves travel down the arms, legs and other areas of the body. They also go to the internal organs.
Herniated, Bulging or “Slipped” Intervertebral Discs are very serious health conditions that may require immediate surgical intervention. Traumatic Injuries like Car Accidents or Improper Lifting can cause symptoms of immediate pain while other Mechanisms of Injury may be more subtle and less obvious.
Because spinal discs are not physically visible on standard plain-film
radiographs, a very thorough Clinical History and Physical Examination are
necessary to determine if a condition is indeed a Herniated Intervertebral
Disc or a Differential Diagnosis like Nerve Injury and Stenosis which can
mimic the same clinical presentation.
Treatment Options for Herniated or Bulging Discs vary depending upon the severity, type and level of disc injury.
At Kinetic Health & Injury Specialists we offer Chiropractic care, Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression, Mechanical Intersegmental Traction and other treatment options on a best for you, case by case basis. Our goal is to decrease the need for strong medications and spinal injections and help each patient avoid surgery whenever possible.
Muscle Spasms are painful contractures that can involve part, or all of a muscle, or several muscles within a group. Muscle Spasms can cause local or referred pain.
Muscle spasms in the upper part of the neck, for example, can cause pain traveling up the back of the head and headaches.
Muscle spasms may be annoying or severe and debilitating. Chiropractic Adjustments, Stretching and Trigger Point Release therapies can be used as well as Massage and Nutritional Support.
If you are suffering from Muscle Spasms, FREE Consultations and Same Day
Appointments are available for immediate pain and contracture relief.
Neck pain affects about 30% of the US population every year with nearly 50% of people continuing to experience some degree of chronic neck pain or frequent occurrences. About 10% of neck pain is related to illness such as rheumatoid arthritis, tumors or infections but by far the most common types of neck pain are related to problems with the bones, joints, nerves, muscles and intervertebral discs.
Neck pain can begin as stiffness or pain when you wake up in the morning (Acute Torticollis) or from a quick sudden trauma like Whiplash. Neck pain can affect your ability to turn your head, sleep at night or even concentrate and focus during the day.
Neck pain can cause associated headaches, tension in your shoulders or
upper back and even radiate down your arms into your hands.
Finding the exact cause of your Neck Pain begins with an Initial Clinical History and interactive Physical Examination. Nerve and Muscle Tests, Deep Tendon Reflexes, Orthopedic Evaluation, Motor and Sensory Evaluation and Bone and Joint Assessments are also performed. Radiographs or other Diagnostic Imaging may be indicated.
Fortunately, millions of people every year find Chiropractic Treatment to be a very effective means to relieve their Neck Pain. We offer FREE Consultations and Same Day Appointments for those seeking immediate Neck Pain Relief.
Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression (NSD) is a very successful, specific treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with herniated, bulging, degenerative, and/or “slipped” discs in their spine. Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression works by gradually reducing the pressure inside the injured disc by slowly pulling and relaxing on the affected area.
By definition, a herniated or protruding disc is a condition where the gel-like center of the disc has migrated through the layers of the annulus fibrosis. This can cause mechanical pressure on the neighboring structures and trigger chemical reactions resulting in pain and inflammation.These changes can irritate the nearby nerves which then produce numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression is also very effective in the treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD).
As discs deteriorate they become more susceptible to injury from physical stresses and may also contribute to disc bulges, disc herniations, and spinal stenosis. Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression is used for patients diagnosed with spinal herniated discs, bulging discs, and degenerative disc disease. These types of injuries are often the result of direct spinal trauma, car accidents, work injuries, improper lifting, and other less obvious cause and effect relationships. In most cases, surgical Spinal Decompression is completely painless and it’s not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the treatment.
A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by one of the nearby surrounding tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscles or tendons. The most common clinical presentation of a pinched nerve includes shooting pain, numbness and tingling.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (shoulder, elbow or wrist), Cervical Radiculopathy (neck) and Lumbar Sciatica (low back) are common conditions related to a pinched nerve. When looking at a nerve chart, the spinal nerves in the lower back go down through the buttocks, form the sciatic nerve and then travel down the legs into the feet.
For this reason, a pinched nerve in your lower back can actually cause symptoms radiating down the leg and into the foot, yet the problem is actually in the lower back. In the same way, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause numbness, tingling or shooting pains down the arms and into the hands.
If the pinching and pressure remain on the nerve for an extended period of
time, permanent irreversible damage can occur including chronic pain.
Chiropractic Care is often a very effective treatment for pinched nerves and their associated symptoms. Chiropractic Adjustments can relieve pinched nerve pain and pressure via direct treatment of the involved joints. Muscle Stripping and Trigger Point Myotherapy can be very effective when the cause is muscular Nerve Entrapment. Other treatment options include Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression for herniated or bulging discs.
Ultimately, a complete Clinical History and Physical Examination is the starting point to begin determining the cause of pinched nerve pain. Often times Diagnostic Imaging may be necessary. As always, if we can’t determine the cause of your pinched nerve pain, we promise to find somebody who can.
Sports Injuries happen during physical activity and exertion and are wide-ranging in both type and severity. Common Sports Injuries include muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonitis, fractures and various soft tissue tears. Injuries can happen during dynamic complex motions like running and jumping, stopping quickly or when you’re stationary, not moving, but have other stresses on your body.
When a new Sports Injury happens, there is often acute pain and your body’s natural response is to protect the injured area and start swelling. Swelling helps immobilize the injured area so that you don’t continue to move it and make things worse.
To decrease pain and swelling in a newly injured area, ice or cold therapy is most recommended.
Other Sports Injuries are the result of repetitive motions like swinging a golf club or playing tennis. Repetitive motion injuries often produce tendonitis-type injuries in the associated connective tissues.
At Kinetic Health & Injury Specialists we evaluate your Sports Injury in extreme detail. Whether it’s elbow joint pain, knee pain or lower back pain, we start with a Clinical History and Physical Examination to better understand your condition and how it’s affecting your ability to Play Sports.
If you are suffering from a Sports Injury, we offer FREE Consultations and Same Day Appointments for immediate pain relief. Our goals and commitment to you are always the same - If we can’t determine the cause of your Sports Injury, we promise to find somebody who can.
Whiplash is a term used to describe the sudden movement when the head is rapidly snapped backward and forwards such as during a rear-end motor vehicle collision. This rapid jerking motion of the head subjects the neck to an extreme “whipping” force which can result in significant, even permanent, neck injuries. Pain may be sharp and immediate or develop over days or weeks.
Whiplash injuries can be very serious and numerous as there are many delicate
structures in the neck. The carotid artery carries blood to and from the brain. Ligaments and muscles holding the neck together can get torn. Intervertebral discs can also tear, bulge or herniate. Pinched Nerves can cause radiating pain, numbness or tingling into the arms or legs. Cartilage damage in the facet joints can refer pain to the neck and upper back.
Other common signs and symptoms of a Whiplash injury include:
At Kinetic Health & Injury Specialists we have been treating Whiplash Injuries since 1997. We evaluate your head, neck and entire body in extreme detail following a motor vehicle collision. We start with a complete Auto Accident Medical History followed by an extensive, interactive Physical Examination. We do a series of Nerve and Muscle Tests, Deep Tendon Reflexes, Orthopedic Evaluation, Motor and Sensory Testing and Bone
and Joint assessment. We assume every case is a medicolegal case and document all of your findings as if your case will be going to trial.
Our goal is always to get your body back to 100% or as close as your body
will allow. If you are suffering from a Whiplash Injury following a motor vehicle collision or other trauma, please contact our office immediately for a FREE Consultation or Same Day Appointment.