Conditions We Treat
Personalized Care Designed To Fit Your Individual Needs
Back Pain is the most common reason for Americans to apply for disability year after year. In fact, at any given time there are more than 16 million Americans that experience back pain to the point they must take time off work and have limited abilities to function in their daily life. It is the most common area to have pain, therefore, it is the most common condition we treat at Empower Chiropractic in Shawnee, Kansas!
One of the most common types of headaches is known as cervicogenic headaches, which translates to pain coming from the neck. Chiropractic is known to treat many types of headaches including cervicogenic, tension, and migraine headaches, and many people find relief from our methods of treating these conditions.
Numbness is a problem with the communication a nerve is sending to your brain. Typically this happens when a nerve is compressed by either inflammation, a muscle, or the discs in your spine. Depending on what is causing the numbness will change how we treat your specific condition. Many people find relief through Chiropractic care for numbness that radiates down an arm or leg.
Disc herniations occur when the discs between the vertebrae of the spine are damaged. A herniated disc is a leadage of the fluid from inside the disc outwards and most commonly will compress a nerve root. Common symptoms include severe neck or back pain, radiating pain, numbness, or tingling down an arm or leg. We treat this conservatively through Chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression to help alleviate the compression on the nerve.
Shoulder pain occurs for many reasons. One of the most common is from work related injuries when manual laborers work with their arms overhead often. Shoulder pain can stem from many different causes. Many of these are treatable by Chiropractic and conservative care.
Tendinitis is inflammation that causes pain in the tendon of a muscle. Biceps tendinitis is pain at either the shoulder or the elbow where the biceps muscle attaches. It is more commonly in the shoulder. This condition occurs from overexertion and overuse injuries such as weightlifting.
Tennis elbow and Golfer's elbow are similar injuries occurring on opposite sides of the elbow. Tennis elbow is on the back of the elbow and results from the backwards swinging of a tennis racket. Golfer's elbow is pain on the inside of the elbow and occurs from swinging a golf club. These are repetitive strain injuries and we have many modalities to treat these conditions effectively!
Carpal Tunnel occurs when the Median nerve gets compressed as it crosses the wrist into the hand. People with carpal tunnel experience symptoms such as numbness into the thumb, index, and middle fingers and can have pain in the wrist associated with it.
Knee Pain is often a problem with either the hip or the ankle. The knee acts like a door hinge between two mobile joints, it bends and extends and has some rotation capabilities. We look at knee pain by evaluating the hip, knee, and ankle and treat based on our findings!
Sprains are microtears or to the ligaments while strains are microtears to the muscles and tendons. Both often occur at the same time due to the relation of muscles and ligaments around the same joint. These injuries often heal on their own however benefit from care to the soft tissue to ensure the joint returns to full strength and function to reduce the risk of future injury.
Neck pain is another common condition we treat in the office. The neck is responsible for holding the head up on our shoulders and also providing the range of motion necessary to turn our heads in the many directions they can. Therefore, the neck is often a common source of pain and chiropractic is a fantastic treatment for neck pain.