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Neck Pain and Shoulder Pain

Do you feel like you carry all of your stress and tension in your neck and shoulders? Neck pain is a very common and often a very painful condition. A simple test to determine if you suffer from neck pain is to test your range of motion. Look down at your chest, now look up at the ceiling, finally turn your head to the right and left. If you said “ouch” while you were performing these simple tasks, this Is Not Normal! Neck pain can be directly linked to subluxations (spinal misalignment).  Dr. Dilliard is trained extensively in the diagnosis and care of neck pain conditions.

Low Back Pain

Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel nagging back aches? How about after a long day’s work? Does your low back keep you from doing your job, enjoying your hobbies, or playing with your children? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone! Low back pain is one of the most common health problems in our society today. It has resulted in thousands of lost hours at work, and even greater time lost with family and friends. Dr. Dilliard is trained extensively in the diagnosis and care of acute and difficult low back conditions.

Headaches

Headaches are a growing epidemic in our society today. Often headaches are dismissed as a part of everyday life. This Is Not Normal! The average person should only have one headache every three to four months. People that suffer from headaches try to mask their pain with aspirin, Tylenol, and sometimes even stronger medications that only give temporarily relief to their pain. Headaches have been directly linked to subluxations (spinal misalignments), muscle imbalance, and nerve irritation. Our Dr. is trained extensively in the diagnosis and care of headache conditions. If you suffer from headaches every day, once a week, or even once a month, your body is telling you Something Is Wrong, and chiropractic care has had proven success with eliminating headaches!

Sports Injuries

When participating in sports, whether you are a seasoned athlete or “weekend warrior”, injuries are a part of the game. Our doctor here at Dilliard Chiropractic specializes in the diagnosis and care of sports related injuries.  Our doctor was a former athlete and understands what the body goes through when competing in sports. The growing interest in physical fitness has put an increased emphasis on maintaining a healthy body and its ability to function at a high level. When an injury occurs, whether from spraining an ankle on the basketball court or injuring your back playing golf, the biggest question an athlete will ask is “When can I play again?” Chiropractic physicians are trained to know the limits of the human body. Our doctor at Dilliard Chiropractic has extensive experience in successfully treating athletes and getting them “back in the Game.” Our patients include athletes from grade school to elite competitors.

Stress

Do you suffer from stress? Would you agree that health problems can be caused by stress? The majority of health problems experienced are either caused or aggravated by stress.

The seven most common signs of stress are:

  • Headaches  
  • Loss of Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus & Congestion
  • Mood Swings
  • Tension in the Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Low Back / Digestive Problems

Stress can be physical, chemical, or emotional in origin. This stress has a damaging effect on your health and nervous system. When the body is overloaded with stress it cannot function at a proper level, leading to Malfunction. Depending on the area and extent of this malfunction, your body breaks down and symptoms like the ones mentioned above appear. Stress is unavoidable, but this does not mean it cannot be managed. If you suffer from one or more of the above conditions, stress can be the underlying cause and is preventable. Our chiropractor encounters stress related disorders every day, and we have had great success minimizing and even eliminating these conditions.

Sciatica

Do you ever feel pain shooting down the back of your leg when you get up from a chair or start walking? This shooting pain can often be linked to a condition called Sciatica. Sciatica is the term for an irritated or inflamed nerve that originates in the lower back, and travels down the back of leg. This irritation can be caused by a number of different conditions that chiropractors are trained to diagnosis and treat. Sciatica can be caused by Subluxation (spinal misalignment), muscle imbalance, nerve entrapment, nerve impingement, and disc problems. Chiropractic care successfully treats sciatic pain by not only minimizing the obvious symptoms, but by determining and eliminating the underlying cause of the problem. Sciatica can be a very painful and debilitating condition, and if not properly addressed can lead to permanent Nerve Damage. If you think you may have a sciatic condition, call us for a complete examination.

Disc Problems

Intervertebral discs (AKA: “shock-absorbers” of the spine) are the cartilage cushions located between the vertebrae (bones) of the spine. Discs can become inflamed, irritated, bulging, and even ruptured if the spine undergoes even the most trivial of traumas. The most common signs that a person may be suffering from a disc problem are numbness and tingling through their arms and legs, often accompanied by sharp shooting pains. Discs that are bulging or pinching on a nerve exiting the spinal column can be a very serious condition directly linked to subluxations (spinal misalignment). Chiropractic physicians are trained to diagnosis and treat discs problems. Often diagnostic imaging in the form of x-rays and MRI’s are needed to properly diagnosis a disc condition. When properly treated chiropractic care can successfully minimize and eliminate the pain and suffering that come from disc problems.

Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in an automobile accident. It is the more common term used to describe a Cervical Acceleration / Deceleration Injury. When an automobile is hit from either direction, the impact forces the unprotected head and neck into a “whipping” motion, resulting in serious injury. Unlike chronic injuries, whiplash is a very acute and painful condition that cannot be avoided. Statistics say that every person will be in at least one automobile accident in their lifetime. Regardless of the extent of the accident, whiplash can have a lingering effect on one’s cervical spine (neck). Even if pain is not an immediate symptom, the damage done to the spinal cord and nervous system can go undetected until a chronic condition results. If you or someone you know have been in an automobile accident, the appropriate course of action to prevent future health problems is to consult a chiropractic doctor immediately.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine, and is directly linked to subluxations (spinal misalignment). The most disturbing fact about the condition of scoliosis is that it can go undetected until symptoms begin to arise. One of the most common symptoms of scoliosis is chronic back pain, but an even more chronic situation can occur: Loss of Function. Typically scoliosis is a condition that affects two age groups, children/ adolescents and the elderly. When scoliosis affects children it is crucial that measures be taken to halt the progression of the condition. Chiropractic doctors are trained to detect and stop the progression of this condition so future health problems can be prevented. When adults are faced with scoliosis the best care of choice is spinal adjustments to restore proper Function and physical therapy to strengthen the muscle tone of the back to stabilize the spinal column. The best care for a scoliosis condition is Prevention. Get your children checked early! Many conditions are preventable if discovered early in life. Less can be done after the growth plate’s close in early adult years.  Give us a call and ask how Dr. Dilliard can help.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have numbness and tingling in your hands? Is the strength and coordination in your hands weaker than normal? You may be suffering from a condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition of nerve irritation that is directly linked to repetitive stress injuries. Secretaries, office desk workers, manual laborers, athletes all use their wrists & hands and all are susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome. In the past the only care for this painful and aggravating condition was surgery. Chiropractic physicians treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from a conservative approach, without the use of drugs or surgery, with great success. The biggest obstacle that chiropractic doctors are faced with regarding carpal tunnel syndrome are the people that wait too long to address their condition. If you think you may be suffering from this often serious condition consult a chiropractor for a professional medical opinion as soon as possible.

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