Back, Neck, & Joint Pain Relief
You don’t need to live with joint pain, stiffness, and aches. Visiting a chiropractor can be very effective and has few side effects.
How Chiropractic Works
Chiropractors work by using varying techniques to adjust the spine and joints. These adjustments help eliminate restrictions in the spine and often alleviate pain and increase mobility. They can also adjust joints to help relieve tension, similar to the way they adjust the spine. The focus usually starts with the spine to correct any misalignments, which may relieve back, neck, and sciatica pain, as well as headaches and migraines.
What joints can be adjusted?
Some of the most common adjustments include the back, neck, wrists, ankles, knees, elbows, and shoulders. An adjustment in any of these areas might bring about a reduction of pain as well as an improvement in the mobility of that particular joint.
Receiving a chiropractic adjustment for back or joint pain is one part of a comprehensive plan. Recommendations will be given depending on the type of condition. Often times the pain is only a symptom of a broader underlying dysfunction. Depending on the patient’s willingness, a more comprehensive plan may be advised to not only get out of pain but to also correct the underlying condition which brought about the pain.
Much like learning to ride a bike, your brain creates hardwired patterns for things that we commonly repeat. This eventually results in automatic, unconscious patterns and habits that are sometimes helpful and sometimes problematic. Your body can sometimes adopt poor movement patterns for a variety of reasons that can become hard-wired over time and lead to pain and dysfunction. The heart of a chiropractic adjustment is to train the body and the brain to create more optimal biomechanical patterns so that you can live with less or no pain, higher functioning, and more resilience.
Personal Injury Care (MVC/Worker’s Comp)
Auto accidents often cause physical pain. Complete Care Health Centers understands and is here to help. Our gentle approach to care after an auto collision comforts, relieves pain, and helps patients to heal more quickly. We offer:
- Motor Vehicle Collision Claims
- Motor Vehicle Injury Claims
- Whiplash Claims
Motorcycle, car, truck… it doesn’t matter the motor vehicle type when it comes to injury. Our providers and support staff have helped countless patients recover from auto accident injuries.
Sports & DOT Physicals
What to Expect
During a sports physical, the provider will complete a:
- Medical history
- Family history
- Height and weight
- Vision exam
- Musculoskeletal exam, including flexibility and strength
- Heart Health including pulse rate and blood pressure
Why does my child need a sports physical?
A sports physical is required before a student participates in any practice or game. This includes both in-season and out-of-season activities. Sports physicals provide valuable insight into your child’s health and well-being and may catch preventable issues.
During a sports physical, the provider is trying to identify anything that might be the athlete at risk for injury or any health challenge that may prevent the athlete from playing. Because children are growing rapidly and continuously, getting a physical once a year is important. It allows the provider to keep a record of any changes as well as assess any injuries that occurred during the previous year.
The difference between a sports and a regular physical.
An annual physical is different from sports physical because it not only focuses on the physical health of your child but the developmental, emotional, and social aspects of your child’s health as well. A full assessment of your child’s cognitive and social milestones will be looked at to ensure proper development in those areas.
How can I prepare for my child’s sports physical?
Your child should wear comfortable clothes to their sports physical, so they can move around as needed. You and/or your child should also be ready to answer questions about their family history and personal health history.
Be prepared to talk specifically about any previous injuries or conditions, including dates of injuries, what treatments your child had and which provider cared for your child. You should also provide a detailed family medical history to give your child’s provider a more complete picture of their health.
You should also encourage your child to be honest when giving their answers to questions during the exam. If athletes are afraid they may not be cleared to play, they might be untruthful about their health and put themselves at risk of injury.