Car accidents can cause a lot of pain and permanent injury.
Emergency Room evaluations usually only look for fractures, dislocations, and life threatening injuries. X-rays taken while lying down reveal very little about the positioning of the spine.
X-rays at FCC are taken with the patient standing to evaluate true positioning of the vertebra and disc spacing. Left untreated, this can result in further damage to the neck and lifelong injury.
During an auto accident the head is thrown forward and back or side to side – damaging muscles, ligaments, discs, & nerves. It is common to see the entire neck knocked into a poor position.
Shoulder, mid-back, low back and hips can also be thrown out of alignment. A complete examination is needed to assess and treat these injuries. Orthopedic, Neurology, & Radiology exams are provided for complete examinations.
MRI’s are often ordered to complete the exams. If necessary, we work directly with Neurologists, Orthopedists, and Pain Doctors.
Disc injury is the most common spinal ailment Family Care Chiropractic treats.
The most common areas for disc injury are the lower back and lower neck. Symptoms are:
• Sharp, severe pain in the low back and/or lower neck
• Leg and or arm pain
• Numbness & tingling in the arm and fingers or leg & foot
• Inability to straighten up, forced to walk bent over
• Pain when coughing or sneezing
Swelling of the disc causes pressure and pinching of nerves from the neck to the arm and low back to leg.
Only the most serious of disc injuries result in back or neck surgery. In the history of our office treating disc injuries, over 99% have ad success with Chiropractic and have avoided dangerous and often unsuccessful surgeries.
Arthritis comes in many different forms.
The most common type of arthritis results from daily wear and tear is called Osteoarthritis. This affects the joints of the spine causing:
• Limits in normal movement
Patients with Osteoarthritis often report that their pain is worse in the morning and it is difficult just to get the day started. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Osteoarthritis, however Chiropractic has been shown to relieve stiffness and pain by improving the motion of the spinal joints.
Patients with Arthritis need to learn how to manage their condition. Chiropractic is an important and successful tool to help improve Arthritis sufferer’s daily quality of life.
Sports injuries impact the quality of life for many.
Low back & neck injuries caused by sports injuries are the most frequently treated. Treatment of sports injuries range from:
• Teenage football players
• Basketball players
• Soccer & field hockey players
• Senior citizen runners
You may be surprised we also treat shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle injuries. Our goal is to get patients back on the playing field and enjoying the sports they love.
No matter how many safety precautions are taken, people are hurt on the job every day.
These injuries are frustrating, especially when they prevent you from being able to do your job.
Our goal is to get you back to work as soon as possible, yet FCC is cautious to make sure you will not re-injure yourself by returning too soon.
If you are injured on the job, your first responsibility is to report this to your employer. Then it is your employer’s responsibility to cover the necessary medical treatment for you to recover to pre-injury status.
If you are hurt on the job, please contact our office with your questions regarding your injury.
If you’ve ever suffered from a severe headache, you know they can make a person weak or feeble.
Our office has had success in relieving headaches of several varieties including:
Most people don’t know that the head is supplied by nerves from the neck and that the muscles of the neck attach up into the back of the skull.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce neck stiffness and tension thereby relieving headaches. Please contact or visit our office when you feel the headaches you have are unbearable.
We work with your OB / GYN to ensure the best care and make sure your pregnancy is most comfortable.
Common side effects of pregnancy are pain in the:
• Hip and
The mother’s added weight puts stress on muscles, ligaments, and joints of the spine and create pain.
Gentle adjustments restore movement to the spine reducing pain. Chiropractic Care is often the only treatments a pregnant patient can receive due to the inability to take medications and the safety of the treatments.
Sprains & Strains
We specialize in the spine & neck, and can help treat injuries to other areas of the body.
Sprains & Strains occur to any joint in the body. The tissues affected are the muscles, ligaments, and joint capsules.
The most common sprains & strains treatments in Family Care Chiropractic are to the Neck & Back as a result of car accidents, work injuries, and sports.
We also treat Sprains & Strains injuries to the: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankles.
Most patients of Family Care Chiropractic are unaware that we work on those joints with great success.