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Bath Chiropractor | Bath chiropractic care | ME | About Chiro

Corrective Motion Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

1 Front Street 
Bath, ME 04530

(207) 844-0365

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Disc Problems
Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly like solution. These discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers. The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement. Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniated, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture. Trauma or direct injury to the area is not the only cause, however. Poor posture and body mechanics also place pressure on discs causing micro trauma over time. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves around the spine and cause pain.

If you suffer from one of these injuries you should see a chiropractor. Surgery is risky, expensive, and requires recovery time. In many cases, you can experience relief from these conditions with chiropractic care. By restoring joint motion and reducing muscle tension, the pain associated with a damaged disc can be reduced.. This will allow your body time to heal and allow you to live a normal lifestyle.

Whiplash
Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears. This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage, joint dysfunction, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement.

Chiropractic can help with these types of injuries.  Chiropractic manipulation and myofascial release can be performed specifically for those who have been in car accidents and suffered from whiplash. The pressure on the discs and nerves is reduced when joint motion is restored and muscle tension is reduced. Schedule an appointment with us before relying on pain medications and surgery.

Osteoarthritis
Arthritis is a condition that is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage between joints. Some of the major joints that are affected are the knees, hips, back, neck, and hands/wrist. Arthritis can be painful and can cause the affected areas to not function properly. Arthritis in one area can cause arthritis or other problems in a different joint. For instance, if you have arthritis in your left knee, you may compensate for this by putting more pressure on your right side, leading to right hip problems.

Pain killers can cause temporary relief from pain and discomfort, but it is not a long term solution. Chiropractic care can restore proper joint movement, helping to ensure that you use proper motion so that you do not cause injury to other parts of your body. We are not concerned strictly with the affected area, but rather the body as a whole. We aim to restore and maintain proper movement and functionality to increase your overall well being.

Joint Dysfunction
Joint dysfunction occurs when joints become stiff and full movement is restricted. It can be caused by an injury, poor posture, overuse/underuse of a joint, muscle imbalance, as well as other factors. Like arthritis, joint dysfunction can cause pain in the joint and the surrounding muscles, and can also cause problems in other parts of the body due to overcompensation.

One common form of joint dysfunction is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which occurs where the base of the spine meets the pelvis. It causes low back pain and prohibits movement. This condition is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to sciatica or a herniated disc.

Your chiropractor can properly diagnose this condition and provide relief. Using specific adjustments for the affected joint can return proper mobility and relieve pain. If you have joint pain, visit us for relief.

Neck/Back Pain
Pain along the spinal column in your neck or back is usually caused by joint dysfunction and overworked muscles.   Chiropractic treatments restore joint motion and reduce muscle tension, therefore reducing pain. If you are experiencing back or neck pain visit us today.

Headaches
Many people believe that headaches are caused by loud noise, being tired, or being stressed. While these are all factors that can lead to headaches, the direct cause is tightness in the neck and shoulders. The tightness can cause joint dysfunction of the vertebrae of your neck, resulting in pain. 80% of all headaches originate from the neck. With a typical cervicogenic (neck origin) headache, a person usually feels pain starting at the base of the skull which radiates into the temples, eyeballs, and forehead. Myofascial release of the neck and shoulder muscles can release tension, and a chiropractic manipulation can help restore joint function.  When treatment is combined with lifestyle changes the cause of your headaches can be eliminated, rather than offering a temporary relief from the symptoms.

Sciatica
Sciatica is a condition that results when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. Bulging discs and muscle spasms can cause increased pressure on the sciatic nerve. When this happens it causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back and leg. To properly treat sciatica the cause of the condition needs to be diagnosed and properly treated. Your chiropractor can help you do this.

Pinched Nerve

When a nerve is squeezed or compressed it is called a "pinched nerve". This can be caused by bulging or herniated discs, or other factors. The increased pressure on the nerve causes inflammation, pain, and sometimes muscle spasms. The pressure on the nerve must be relieved in order to alleviate the pain. An examination can reveal the cause of the pain, and chiropractic treatment can help to relieve nerve pressure.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This condition is most commonly associated with people who are constantly using a computer. Typing is a motion that, when performed repetitively and with poor posture, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness, or a burning sensation. The nerves in the fingertips travel through the wrist, up the arm, and into the neck.  

Maintenance Care
We have discussed many conditions that can be relieved through chiropractic.  Regular chiropractic visits can help to prevent physical problems and injuries from occurring.   Other potential benefits of regular chiropractic visits are increased flexibility and mobility, higher level of energy, improved posture, more effective immune system, better circulation, and an overall better feeling of well-being. However, health insurance does not cover maintenance or wellness care. If you opt for this type of care, you will be charged for the full fee of service.

(1)Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15965403?dopt=Abstract

 
 
 
Bath Chiropractor | About Chiro. Dr. Louise Bryant is a Bath Chiropractor.