Conditions treated by our chiropractor, Dr. Mussler
Ranging from dull to debilitating, 9/10 Americans suffer from headaches at some point in time. A chiropractor (like our very own Dr. Mussler) can help to correct the cause of these headaches, not just cover up the symptoms. These causes may be due to nutrition, environmental concerns, posture, and more.
The most common reason people see a chiropractor, 80% of people have a problem with back pain at some point in their life. Causes include accidents, posture, obesity, or conditions such as arthritis.
Sciatica is a pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve, which reaches from the lower back all the way down the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, and problems with it usually happen in people between 30-50, due to wear and tear in general as opposed to injury.
Numbness and Tingling in the Arms, Legs, or Feet
Possible causes for this condition include pressure on the spinal nerves such as a herniated disk, sitting for too long in one position, injury, carpal tunnel, Stroke, , Multiple Sclerosis, lack of blood flow, and more. We can determine the cause and help you to take steps to correct it, especially if it is recurring/persistent.
The neck contains a set of 7 vertebrae that can turn and bend every direction, while simultaneously supporting the (on average) 12 pounds of your head. In addition to events such as accidents, neck pain may be caused by muscle fatigue, poor posture, stress, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and more. Chiropractic care can help to relieve neck pain by treating the underlying causes.
There are 10 million new cases of ear infections annually, including 35 percent of all visits to pediatricians. In many cases, chiropractic care can reduce the frequency of these occurrences. This is because chiropractic care helps to mobilize the drainage of the ear, which allows the patient to build up their own antibodies and fight the infection naturally.
Many pregnant women experience back pain as the body changes. Chiropractic care can safely and effectively help to ease this pain while promoting better overall health for the mother.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a problem in which the median nerve, which goes from the forearm to the hand, is compressed in the carpal tunnel. This is a tunnel made up of soft tissues like nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, as well as bones. This compression causes numbness and weakness in the hand or wrist. Chiropractic care can help to correct this problem through manipulation and mobilization of the joint.
Tight muscles and stiff joints often go hand in hand, and one can sometimes cause the other. Chiropractors seek to help relieve tight muscles by adjusting the surrounding joints. Also, we can perform some stretching and therapeutic massage to help loosen the muscle.
Often referred to as a “bulging disc”, or a “slipped disc”, this refers to the cushioning in between each vertebrae in the spine. When the outer layer of his cushioning (the annulus fibrosus) cracks and the inner layer (the nucleus pulposus) pushes out through the crack. The most common causes are poor posture or obesity, but there are a number of other factors as well. It's important to see a chiropractor to determine the root cause, and therefore the best course of action to correct it.
37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis at least once a year. This most commonly happens when fluid blocks the tissues which line the sinuses, leading to a bacterial infection, causing symptoms like a runny nose and headache. Chiropractors have a variety of ways to adjust joints and even the cranial bones in order to clear the sinuses and allow the body to fight this infection itself.
Limited Range of Motion
For any given joint, everyone has a different range of motion. Sometimes, this range is limited by injury, a disease such as bursitis or arthritis, scar tissue, extra mass such as fat surrounding the joint, or other conditions. Chiropractic care can help to expand this range of motion by alleviating the root cause. Increasing this range of motion can increase a patient's mobility and help prevent further injuries.
Arthritis is a joint inflammation that may cause swelling, stiffness, loss of function, and pain in the joints. It normally starts in middle age, and affects about 2.1 million people in the United States. Patients also may experience fatigue, weakness, and decreased range of motion. It can be treated with chiropractic care, exercise, and special attention to your nutritional intake.
Your hips are involved in nearly all of your movements, keep us upright, and bear most of our body weight while in motion. It stands to reason that there are also a lot of things that can affect them, such as inflammation, osteoarthritis, overuse, and referred pain from problems in other areas of the body. Working with a chiropractor such as Dr. Mussler can help you to find the root cause of your pain or limited function and correct it holistically.