The human body is a remarkably flexible, mobile and capable structure. But all that capability comes at a price because of the bodies many complex, articulated joints are subject to a variety of ailments and injuries. Whether you’ve sustained acute damage or a chronic degenerative condition, you may be struggling with pain, stiffness, neurological symptoms and loss of function. Fortunately, you’ve got a friend at Balanced Health Medical. In association with Dr. Sidney Inkelis (our physician), our chiropractor, Dr. John Calabria, can evaluate and treat a number of distressing conditions, administering safe, natural solutions to help you recover joint function and get your symptoms under firm control. Contact us for an appointment if you’ find yourself dealing with any of the issues listed below:
Neck pain is extremely common due to the delicate nature of the many components that make up this relatively vulnerable part of the body. Perhaps the most infamous example is the acute neck pain and stiffness associated with whiplash, in which the head whips back and forth violently enough to damage cervical vertebral joints, neck muscles and cervical discs. But chronic cervical degeneration such as spinal stenosis or bulging discs can also cause this problem, as well as postural abnormalities such as head droop or “text neck.” Our cervical spinal adjustments can relieve muscular imbalances, subluxation, pinched nerves and other causes of neck pain.
Low back pain is a debilitating symptom that can occur all too easily. In addition to the herniated discs and torn muscles incurred by heavy lifting accidents or auto accident injuries, chronic spinal degeneration, pregnancy, obesity and poor posture/alignment can all cause low back pain. We offer chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, acupuncture and physical therapy to provide natural low back pain relief.
Headaches are most commonly of the “tension” variety in which tense neck and shoulder muscles tug against sensitive structures at the base of the skull, referring pain to the head. Chiropractic adjustment and medical massage therapy can ease this tension and prevent it from recurring chronically. Chiropractic care has also been shown to be highly effective reduce migraine headache pain and frequency.
The shoulder is prone to many kinds of painful conditions, from overuse injuries such as bursitis and tendonitis to acute sprains, strains, and dislocations (which can make the shoulder joint increasingly unstable). Arthritis and other degenerative joint problems are also a source of shoulder pain, as are referred pain signals from the neck area. We can determine whether you require cervical spinal care or extremity adjustments to the shoulder itself. Massage and acupuncture are excellent for relieving soft tissue pain and inflammation in the shoulder.
While some cases of upper extremity pain are caused by cervical radiculopathy (referred cervical pain), many cases of elbow, wrist and hand pain are related to soft tissue inflammation in those areas. Golf elbow and tennis elbow are two well-known examples of overuse-related pain, while tennis players and office workers alike can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the wrist and hand. Arthritis is another common issue for these parts of these parts of the body. We can adjust individual joints to correct damaging imbalances while also providing acupuncture for natural pain relief and physical therapy to help increase pain-free range of motion.
Interestingly enough, many cases of hip pain don’t actually originate in the hip joint. While issues such as a torn labrum in the hip socket can certainly cause localized pain, your hip pain may be the byproduct of a sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, a form of nerve entrapment called piriformis syndrome, or simple strain related to a musculoskeletal imbalance. We can find and fix the cause of your hip pain while also dispensing advice on how to keep yourself pain-free going forward.
Knee pain may stem from torn or strained connective tissues, including damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Runners commonly experience “runner’s knee” due to abnormal friction between the femur and the kneecap. But an incorrect spinal alignment can also contribute to knee problems by throwing your kinetic chain and weight distribution off-center. Our Manhattan chiropractor can make gentle but significant changes to take undue stress off of your knees.
The same imbalances that affect the knees can also cause ankle or foot pain. Displaced joints of bones in the ankles, feet or even in the spine can leave you prone to ankle sprains and strains, as well as a chronic inflammation of the foot called plantar fasciitis. We can relieve such pain with chiropractic care, soft tissue therapies, and lifestyle recommendations.
These are only some of the most common problems we can resolve here at Balanced Health Medical, your source for pain relief in midtown Manhattan and the 10022 area of NYC. Call (212) 755-1717 to schedule an appointment today!
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