Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella is an often painful "crunching" under the kneecap. It's a form of osteoarthritis, and is often related to abnormal tracking of the kneecap as it moves when you bend your knee. It can be treated by precise, directional ACTIVATOR chiropractic adjustments, and exercises should be given to help correct the tracking of the kneecap.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Disc Degeneration

Disc degeneration may be a result of abnormal biomechanical stresses, including injury. Proper care, including appropriate, low-force chiropractic; nutritional support; ergonomic counseling; exercises and stretches, can help slow or halt the degenerative process.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Facet Compression

Facet compression in the spine can be very painful. The facets are the parts of the vertebrae that actually touch ( the vertebral bodies are separated by the discs). When the facets get "jammed," the muscles and other soft tissue in the area may become tense and inflammed. This needs precise ACTIVATOR chiropractic adjustments to relieve.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shin Splints

Shin splints is pain in the front of the leg below the knee. Your ACTIVATOR chiropractor knows that it's almost always associated with a misalignment of the fibula, the smaller bone in the lower leg. There may be other misalignments or fixations in joints associated with the tibia, knee, or ankle.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow can be stubborn to resolve; it takes careful adjusting with ACTIVATOR Chiropractic, and some physical therapy, which I teach patients how to do themselves at home. I also include nutritional counseling for healing inflammation.