Common Chiropractic Conditions
Headaches affect a lot of people, and can be very debilitating. Because headaches are so common, most people think that getting a headache is a normal part of life. This is simply not true.
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Arthritis is a condition which affects the smooth movement of the joints. While the term arthritis usually conjures up images of crippled fingers and hobbled movements, the effects of arthritis can actually range from benign to severe.
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Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is recognised as one of the most common reasons for referrals to medical practitioners, and accounts for a large proportion of missed days at work. In fact, research suggests that up to eighty percent of people will experience back pain at some stage of their lives.
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The shoulder allows the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. This is due to the four tendons which stabilise the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. This great range of motion, however, tends to make us susceptible to shoulder pain.
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There are a number of conditions that can result from playing sports. A variety of muscles, joints and ligaments are used when involved in active play, all of which can be affected by strain from overuse, trauma, or not being properly warmed and cooled down.
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As many new mothers can attest, the muscle strains of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance. A combination of factors may result in severe discomfort, particularly in the lower back.
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Neck pain and its related problems can become incapacitating for sufferers. Millions of people will experience neck pain at some point in their life.
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Maintaining a correct posture can have a variety of effects on your body. One's posture can show a lot about the position and condition of the spine, including any spinal misalignments, scoliosis, and risks of back and neck pain.
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Kknee pain is one of the most common ailments of the musculoskeletal system. There is a large range of problems that can affect the knee, as the knee joint is one of the most-used joints in the body.
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Do you wake up with a stuffy head and mucus in your throat? Do you feel as if you always have a cold? You may be suffering from sinusitis, the most common condition in the 18 to 45 years age group.
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People tend to associate whiplash with car accidents. But did you know that whiplash can also be caused by sports injuries or work accidents?
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Sciatica is a distracting pain that starts in the lower back and extends down into one or both legs. It tends to affect those in their forties and fifties. At Back to Basics Chiropractic, our chiropractors are uniquely skilled to evaluate and reduce the most common causes of sciatica nerve pain.
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One of the most common questions that chiropractors at our clinic face is "What is referred pain?" The name suggests a strange problem, one that doesn't relate to a specific area. Put simply, referred pain is pain felt in an area that does not seem to have any relation to the problem.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the median nerve which travels through the wrist is being compressed, causing pain and numbness in the hand. The median nerve, or carpal tunnel, contains a bundle of tendons that control finger movement. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome stems from prolonged repetitive use of this nerve.
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The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae which are separated by discs that act like shock absorbers. Discs are made of very tough cartilage, with a soft, jelly-like fluid inside. The discs between your vertebrae allow the flexibility of motion in the spine. The discs also allow an exit and entry point for spinal nerves that carry messages to the brain and body.
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Scoliosis is an excessive curve or twist of the spine. The spine has a natural curve when looking from the side, but should be straight when viewed from front-on. Occasionally however, the spine can appear as an "S" or "C" shape rather than a straight line when looking front-on. The most common form of scoliosis is adolescent scoliosis, which appears in children after the age of 10.
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