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Common Conditions

Auto Accidents

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, Sessions Chiropractic Clinic wants to help. Common physical ailments which arise as a result of vehicular collisions are acute and chronic neck and back pain, whiplash syndrome, vertebral misalignment, headaches and more, many occurring simultaneously. The body can harbor tension in many ways, even through physical manifestation of mental distress.

Sessions Chiropractic Clinic understands that this is a difficult time, and we will work in steadfast cooperation with your insurance company to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. Please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation, even if you think you’ve walked away from an accident unscathed.

Lower Back Pain

Probably the most common physical condition which causes people to seek chiropractic treatment is lower back pain. The severity of your pain may vary greatly, depending on the cause. Muscle strain from heavy lifting or a sudden movement can lead to minor local soreness or extreme and debilitating pain that leaves you bedridden. Both cases would be considered “axial” lower back pain and will typically respond well to a combination of physical therapy and rest.

Pain which radiates down from the lower back to the buttocks and legs is likely related to subluxation, where one or more of the vertebrae is dislocated. This can lead to a lumbar herniated disc which in turn can lead to pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica. Multiple non-surgical treatments are available for subluxation and its subsequent symptoms, including traction therapy, which incorporates spinal decompression.

Other factors must always be considered, such as age and lifestyle, for the many causes of acute and chronic lower back pain. Remember that no matter the origin of the condition, Sessions Chiropractic Clinic encourages you to schedule a free consultation and take that first step toward diagnosis and recovery.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is also quite common and can have many causes. Sports injuries, arthritis and tendonitis/inflammation all respond well to chiropractic treatments. As we mention in the topic of trigger point therapy, you may discover that your shoulder pain actually originates in a different part of your body, such as the cervical spine (in your neck) because the network of nerves from this region is connected to your shoulder and rotator cuff. Sessions Chiropractic Clinic can determine the cause of your shoulder pain and find a treatment suitable to your unique condition.

Neck Pain

Anyone who has endured neck pain knows just how disabling it can be simply for the restrictions it imposes on your free movement. Sessions Chiropractic Clinic consistently seeks the source of such ailments and takes a holistic approach to your well-being, because the mechanisms of the human body are truly interdependent. Teaching you preventive behaviors such as proper posture and diet in addition to various treatments like ultrasound and intersegmental traction will get you well on your way to feeling better and moving freely about your day. Sessions Chiropractic Clinic takes pride in educating our patients – we can show you corrective exercises to do on your own so you can keep chronic neck pain at bay. Call today to schedule your free consultation!

What is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger point therapy is a hands-on massage technique which employs the understanding that the source of muscular pain is not always in the same place that the pain is actually felt. For instance, a recurring, twinging pain near the shoulder blade may have its origins on the front side of the body, near the neck (the “trigger point”). Trigger point therapy targets tight bands or nodules of muscle fibers (sometimes scar tissue) which can cause chronic pain and loss of normal motion, applying gentle but increasing pressure until the muscle is relaxed and the fibrous tissue is dissipated. Sessions Chiropractic Clinic has helped many patients who thought their pain would never go away, simply by locating the actual source of the problem. If this sounds similar to your situation, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us today!

What is Intersegmental Traction?

Intersegmental traction is a gentle and effective procedure designed to restore elasticity and motion to the spinal column. You will lie face up on a specially-designed bench which uses rollers to travel the length of your spine and comfortably increase circulation of spinal fluids and mobility of vertebral joints. Patients who come to Sessions Chiropractic Clinic with stiff and painful backs find intersegmental traction to have invigorating and lasting benefits.

What is Diathermy?

Diathermy is a physical therapy which uses electrical current to deep-heat muscle tissue and thereby relieve pain and soreness. It is especially effective in treating sports injuries such as sprains, cramps and muscle spasms, reducing inflammation and fluid buildup. Diathermy can restore range of motion and decrease the pain of stretching sore muscles, which in turn promotes healing.

What is Ultrasound?

Like diathermy, ultrasound is an effective method of applying deep heat to muscle tissue, but it employs far-reaching sound waves rather than electrical current. The waves are applied with a wand and travel deep into the muscles, generating heat, increasing blood flow and breaking down scar tissue and fibrous knots.

What is Cryotherapy?

For some muscular and joint distress, cold therapy works better than heat. This is why we often see both ice packs and warming gels used to treat sports injuries. Cryotherapy simply involves the application of cold (whether ice compress or liquid nitrogen) to the affected areas, inducing numbness to aggravated nerve endings and slowing down the body’s release of pain-inducing chemicals. Cold naturally reduces swelling and internal bleeding of an injured tissue (such as a torn hamstring) and provides considerable pain relief.