Symptoms You May Have
We provide treatment for a wide variety of different symptoms
Spinal conditions can occur because of mechanical problems, injuries or congenital diseases. While the causes may be physical, stress or anxiety are known to exacerbate the problem. Proper diet, exercise, and chiropractic care can help give you some much-needed relief.
Sciatica is any pain originating from the sciatic nerve. Symptoms include a burning sensation in the lower back and legs. This pain tends to worsen when a person sits down. Some may also experience a tingling sensation.
A pinched nerve, also known as nerve compression, can lead to minor to severe pain. Patients may experience a burning sensation, as well as pain in the compressed area. Repetitive motions or keeping the body in the same position for too long can lead to a pinched nerve.
Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal and can occur anywhere on the spine. Symptoms include pain in the neck, shoulder, arm or hand, as well as numbness. The pain tends to be intermittent, as opposed to continuous.
Degenerative Disc Disease
In spite of the name, this isn't an actual disease. Aging leads to a breakdown in a patient's spinal discs and subsequently, lower back pain. Herniated discs can also lead to degenerative disc disease. The pain usually starts in the part of the back affected, but it can also be felt in the arms, legs, buttocks or neck.
Shoulder, Elbow, Knee and Ankle Pain
Shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle pain can all be caused by sports injuries, everyday wear and tear or even age. Here at the Symmergy Clinic, we have chiropractic and alternative treatments for patients with all sorts of joint pain. You don't have to be a world-class athlete to suffer from any number of joint ailments such as bursitis and tennis or golfer's elbow. Even if you're sitting at a desk all day, you may be repeatedly using your computer mouse, which can lead to a painful bout of carpal tunnel syndrome. Sound mechanics when participating in sports, as well as an ergonomically sound workspace, go a long way toward avoiding the pain associated with the shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles.
Rotator Cuff Dysfunction can be caused by aging, overuse or a combination of the two.
The most common symptoms are pain in the shoulder and upper arm. There may also be numbness in those areas. Often, the pain doesn't just occur while exercising, it can happen while performing everyday activities such as reaching for objects or any actions that involve lifting your arm over your head.
Bursa sacs are found in the elbows, shoulders, knees, hips and Achilles tendon. These sacs are located between the bone, muscles and tendons and are meant to decrease friction and irritation during movement. Years of repetitive motion and injuries can lead to inflamed bursa sacs. Pain can be sudden and severe, or gradually increase over an extended period of time.
Tennis elbow causes pain on the outside of the elbow while golfer's elbow causes similar symptoms on the inside of the elbow. You don't have to play tennis or golf to get either one. Pain and discomfort generally builds over a period of time and is caused by repetitive motion while gripping an object.
Any pressure to the median nerve in the wrist can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The symptoms include numbness, tingling and weakness. There's also usually pain in the hand or fingers. A sure sign of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not having any discomfort in the pinkie, since a different nerve gives feeling to that finger.
Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, also known as a pinched nerve, is caused by pressure on a nerve, usually due to repetitive motion. The muscles in the affected areas may feel weak, and there may be a pins and needles sensation, commonly known as "falling asleep" as well. Burning or sharp pain may also be present.
Rib and chest pain can occur after exercising, due to injury, or because of an upper respiratory infection. The pain is generally very sharp and can make taking deep breaths extremely painful. The pain can travel to the back or abdomen and tends to be more pronounced on the left side of the torso.
**Once cardiac involvement is ruled out!
Pain around the kneecap is one of the main symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis. The pain may initially start right after exercising, but it can strike people who aren't involved in athletic activities as well. For some, even simple movements, such as getting up from a chair can be painful.
Turning, rolling or twisting your ankle can lead to a sprain. Pain and swelling are immediate and bruising may also be visible. If the ankle is swollen and painful, then there might be torn ligaments. If the sprain is severe, the patient may even hear a popping or snapping noise.