Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
Even a "minor" crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that affects the motor and sensory nerves that connect your spinal cord to the rest of your body. Typically, people afflicted with neuropathy feel it most in their hands and feet with symptoms like:
- Gradual onset of numbness in limbs
- Pricking or tingling in your feet or hands
- Sharp - jabbing pain that feels like “pins and needles”
- Electrical – crawling pain
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Restless legs
- Cold or burning sensation in feet or hands
- Muscle weakness and stiffness
- Lack of coordination, fatigue, and falling
If you’ve been diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy, you probably are on a combination of medications such as gabapentin, neurotin, or cymbalta. While these drugs can mask some of the symptoms they are sadly not addressing the source of the problem. Your nerves are still continuing to deteriorate. Once that deterioration turns to nerve death there is no opportunity for healing. If you have been told to just live with the pain there is another choice! Here at Maximum Health Center we treat varying stages of Peripheral Neuropathy. Once your evaluation shows you are a candidate for treatment, your Peripheral Neuropathy can be controlled and even corrected!
How is Maximum Health Center different?
Here at Maximum Health Center we strive to give our patients the best care. Our current healthcare system is modeled around the acute care approach. Doctors are well trained to manage acute conditions like: heart attacks, broken bones, and near death injuries. Where they fall short is treating chronic conditions that require a different method of care. At Maximum Health Center we look at the body as a whole and we address the underlying causes of chronic conditions allowing our patients to regain their health.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at Maximum Health Center come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is when natural changes in the discs of your spine cause pain. The discs between vertebrae act as shock absorbers for your spine, and as you age, they begin to lose flexibility. While this is a normal part of aging, it should not cause pain. If you experience pain due to this, it is classified as degenerative disc disease.
Each disc is composed of a sturdy outer wall and a soft, gel-like inner core. When we are born, these discs are primarily composed of water, but as age advances, the discs lose some of this water content and begin to get thinner. As you might imagine, this means each disc doesn’t absorb the shocks of everyday life as well.