What We Treat
A subluxation is a joint that no longer moves properly through a range of motion. Local symptoms of subluxations may include pain, tenderness, swelling, tingling, numbness, or spasm around the joints of the spine, back, and neck. Many times these sensations radiate or extend through the shoulders and arms, around the rib cage, or into the hips and down the legs. Subluxations can produce headaches, stomach and digestive problems, and loss of overall health. Subluxations can be painless, but if not corrected, can lead to muscle, joint, disc and nerve injury and eventual joint degeneration. A subluxation, like a cavity in a tooth, if left uncorrected will continue to degenerate and cause symptoms such as aches, pains, radiculopathy and disease.
Bulging and Herniated Discs
The vertebrae that form the spine are cushioned by small, spongy discs. Healthy discs act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. When a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. It may also be called a slipped or ruptured disc. A bulging disk is different from a herniated disk in that a bulging disk typically occurs gradually over time rather than suddenly. A herniated disk is often the result of an injury or trauma to the spine. Usually, pain that radiates to the shoulders and arms indicates that a nerve in the neck may be pinched or pushed upon. In the lower back, pain may sometimes radiate to the legs.
A physical examination by Dr. Williams will help determine where your discomfort may be coming from and whether the problem arose gradually or suddenly. In most cases, conservative treatment relieves the problem. Dr. Williams will create a personalized treatment plan which may include adjustments, therapies, rest, lifting restrictions and/or exercises.
Auto Accidents and Workman’s Comp
Regardless of how you may feel, almost every traumatic event (auto accidents, personal injury or workman’s comp) causes neck or low back injury.
At a minimum, you should be evaluated as soon after the injury as possible. You may not notice the discomfort immediately, but pain or stiffness can develop up to months later. The common symptoms to look for are:
low back pain
dizziness or nausea
increased pain through the extremes of range of motion
tingling, numbness, or pain in the arms, shoulders, or legs.
Headaches and Migraines
Chiropractic care is used in reducing or eliminating the abnormal neurological function (or underlying problem) that causes headaches. Medications may help alleviate the pain headaches produce, but it only serves to cover up the symptoms rather than solve the problem. Adverse side effects of taking medication for headaches can also be avoided through chiropractic treatment. In addition to chronic headaches and migraines, chiropractic care is also effective in treating tension headaches and migraines. Research shows that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
Chiropractic for Kids
Dr. Williams has been very successful in treating children with issues such as:
There is much controversy surrounding the cause of SIDS. Dr. Williams would welcome your questions regarding his personal experience with this condition.
Chiropractic During and After Pregnancy
Many local OBGYN physicians have referred pregnant patients to our office for relief of low back pain and associated leg pain. Dr. Williams offers follow up care after pregnancy. If your newborn accompanies you to your adjustment appointments, Dr. Williams also offers complimentary exams and adjustments of your baby for his/her first year.
Cramps, pain, or bloating during menstruation
Symptoms of menopause
Back pain caused by pregnancy
Certain adjustment techniques can enhance labor goals or help induce births that pass due dates
Dr. Williams has experienced success in utilizing electronic acupuncture for the relief of sinus conditions.
IBS and nausea
Inflammation of the sciatic nerve which runs from the pelvis to the toes. Symptoms may include burning, tingling, numbness, muscular weakness, and/or difficulty in moving or controlling the leg
Numbness, tingling, pain and/or weakness of the arms
TMJ/ jaw problems