TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular joint disorder — can cause pain and popping in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
The TMJ joint is similar to other joints in your body, it even contains a small padded disc. Often TMJ issues arise from imbalance of jaw muscles or dysfunction of one or both sides of the joint articulation itself. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy works great for this condition.
Plantar fasciitis is very common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes. It can happen in one foot or both feet and can be very painful and annoying.
Plantar fasciitis is NOT a true “itis” meaning there is not an inflammatory response occurring in the tissues. It is more like an over-use type injury that has occurred from several different possible reasons. Plantar fasciitis is very similar to tennis elbow in a way.
The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain, numbness, or weakness that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the sciatic nerve in the back of each leg.
Sciatica is a term that is used when a bulging spinal disc or some type of obstruction is causing pressure to be placed on the large sciatic nerve exiting the spinal cord in the low back. Although these symptoms can be scary, they are easily reversible with MDT.
There are many different types of headaches. Although not all headaches are the same, they can be caused by many different reasons.
Many patients of Lakeside Spine and Wellness come in suffering with chronic headaches. Often times the headaches are caused by issues in the upper neck. Some times headaches are food related or some type of nutrient deficiency. Let us help you figure out the cause.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition sometimes caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist into the hand.
Carpal tunnel can often be neck related and not true carpal tunnel syndrome at all. Many surgeries are performed at the wrist then the patient still has the same pain because its coming from the neck. True carpal tunnel responds very well to conservative treatments.
Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
Once and if the neck is ruled out, true tennis elbow is caused most typically by over use and repetitive motion. The term “tennis elbow” is medically; lateral epicondylitis, which is not a true “itis” or inflammatory problem. This condition typically resolves easily with treatment.
Things like sprained ankles or broken bones must be followed by rehab to prevent poor scar tissue formation and improve function.
Trauma occurs when tissues exceed their structural capacity such as torn muscles, tendons or fractures of bone. Some trauma needs surgical intervention and good rehab to follow. Other trauma like shin splints, tennis elbow, and sprained ankles respond well to Chiropractic care.
Most people experience stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress hormones play havoc on your body in a multitude of ways.
We live in a high-stress, fight-or-flight society. High stress levels can increase body fat, reduce immunity, and feed inflammation which can lead to disease. Managing stress/anxiety with acupuncture, chiropractic care, diet and supplements is the key to living your best life!
Many people will have knee or hip pain because these large joints have a demanding task: they must bear the full weight of your body while at the same time allowing for a wide range of motion.
Much like some shoulder pain that is actually coming from your neck, hip and knee pain can originate from your lumbar (low back) spine. Hip and knee pain can also be caused by improper gate mechanics, muscle imbalance, and feet/ankle issues.
Neck pain can be a tough thing to deal with as many other symptoms will arise from neck issues such as headaches, muscle tightness, and even radiating symptoms into the shoulder or arm/hand.
Neck pain is extremely common and can be scary for any patient. Fortunately most neck pain is mechanical in nature and can be treated conservatively WITHOUT imaging, pills and surgery. Shoulder pain is often a symptom of a neck issue and has nothing to do with the shoulder at all.
Back pain, which affects 80% of the population, can negatively impact quality of life and is among the most frequent reason for emergency room visits and causes for missed days of work.
Back pain is extremely common in our society, and is seen now in higher numbers because we have adapted more sedentary lifestyles. Sitting for long periods of time is the biggest cause of back pain. Lakeside Spine and Wellness specializes in getting rid of back pain completely.