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685 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

401-396-9892

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Conditions We Treat

Low Back Pain

 

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek chiropractic care.  Common causes of low back pain include:

  • Lumbar disc derangement

  • Strains/sprains

  • Mechanical low back pain

  • Facet joint dysfunction

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

  • Post partum low back pain

  • Pregnancy-related back pain

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Acute episodes of low back pain are often a result of chronic repetitive use that causes compensations and injury over time.  A thorough evaluation of the hips, pelvis, and low back is required to identify and treat the underlying cause of low back pain.

Neck Pain and Headaches

Our modern world is unfriendly to necks.  Desk work, driving, and other daily activities put undo stress on our neck and shoulders.  This stress can lead to a mirade of symptoms including neck pain, arm pain, and headaches.  Common injuries include:

  • Strains/sprains

  • Upper crossed syndrome

  • Cervical disc derangements

  • "Pinched nerves"

  • Cervicogenic headaches

  • Tension headaches

The key to successful treatment of neck pain and headaches begins with an acurate diagnosis.  There may be more than one contributing factor to the pain and identifying all aspects of the pain are necessary for proper treatment.

Hip and Leg Pain

Hip and leg pain are common conditions in runners and walkers.  We have also seen an increase in hip and leg injuries with the increased popularity in HIIT.  

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Radiculopathy from disc deragment

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

  • Referred pain from triggerpoints

  • Strain/sprains

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

Pain in the hip and leg are often a result of repetitive use.  Imbalance between the bigger muscles in the hip and leg and the smaller, stabilizing muscles of the low back and hip is often the direct cause of pain.  Successful treatment depends on identifying the specific imbalance in an individual patient.

Lower Extremity Pain

We specialize in repetitive use injuries and are able to treat a wide variety of injuries.  The most common lower extremity injuries include:

 

  • IT band syndrome

  • Tendonitis

  • Shin splints

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Ankle and knee sprains

 

Acute injuries of the lower extremity are important to treat quickly.  Even a seemingly minor ankle sprain can alter movement and result in overuse injuries later down the line.  Injuries that are caught and treated early heal quickly and can prevent future injury.

Upper Extremity Pain

Injuries of the upper extremity often stem from improper mechanics of the neck and shoulder.  

 

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)

  • Medial epicondylitis (Golfer's elbow)

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Tendonitis

  • Nerve pain and numbness

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Our specialized techniques allow us to treat overuse injuries in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.