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We specialize in treating:
Acute and Chronic Neck and Back Pain
By far, the most common reasons people make appointments with chiropractors is for conditions involving pain in these regions of the spine. Many people deal with pain by taking drugs to cover up the problem (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc). While this approach may help with dealing with their symptoms, it may not be helpful in correcting the underlying cause of the problem. Identifying the cause of the problem is undertaken by a complete examination which includes orthopedic, neurologic, postural assessment and, if indicated, appropriate imaging (X-ray, MRI). Once diagnosed, a specific and comprehensive treatment protocol is initiated.
At Elite Care, we pride ourselves in addressing every component of the injury. Utilizing the latest technology and information, we design treatment protocols specific for your condition. Specific chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release and physiotherapy are administered to improve function and reduce inflammation and pain. We follow up treatment with appropriate core stabilization, stretching and rehabilitative exercise to prevent the injury from returning.
Disc injuries can happen anywhere in the spine but are most commonly found in the neck or lower back. The intervertebral discs separate and connect the vertebrae of the spine to form the spinal column. They act like "shock absorbers" to the spine and are an important part of spinal movement. While disc injuries may be caused by acute trauma, they also may be a result of repetitive overuse or poor postural mechanics. The intervertabral disc is made up of a cartilage exterior and a center filled with "gel-like" material. It has a center, called the nucleus pulposis, which acts like a ball bearing that the spinal segments pivot on. Through injury, this "ball bearing" may slowly or quickly, in the case of acute trauma, shift out of position pushing material in front of it forward which can create a disc "bulge" or herniation. This bulging material may create compression of nerves producing radiating pain patterns that emanate from the spine. Having a bulging disc does not necessarily mean surgery! Specific treatment, stretching and exercise can often provide relief for disc related conditions.