Common Problems

Chiropractic treatment is perfect for helping you with chronic issues like back pain, neck pain, elbow pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, pms, digestive disorders, arthritis and sports injuries. A chiropractic adjustment helps restore normal joint function and maintain neurological health. A healthy spine helps the body be more resistant to degenerative conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, inflammation and injury.

Here are some common problems that Chiropractic care can help alleviate: 


Back & Neck Pain 

Millions of people live with back and neck pain every day — often masking the symptoms with pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. However, these treatments do nothing to address to underlying injuries and health conditions that cause chronic pain. Here at Freedom Chiropractic, we believe in treating symptoms using a whole-body approach. If neck and back pain bring you into our office, we want you to leave in greater control of your musculoskeletal health than before. In addition to using chiropractic adjustments to treat back and neck pain, we also suggest supplementary therapies to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms. Toxins can build in the muscles, which can make them tense and stiff. Massage therapy can release those toxins and tension, resulting in less pain. Furthermore, muscles that are relaxed following a massage therapy session provide less resistance to chiropractic adjustments, making treatments even more effective.

 Sports Injuries

A sports injury can occur as the result of an underlying musculoskeletal condition, a collision with another athlete, over-extending a joint or improper stretching or warm up prior to participating in an activity. Regardless of the cause of the injury, the result is often back pain, neck pain, inflammation, decreased range of motion, soreness or numbness in the extremities. Dr. EJ Raven has professional experience treating athletes including NBA players and Olympic athletes, who have entrusted their health and wellness to him over the past several years. His sports injury treatment provides beneficial results for athletes and patients who participate in an active lifestyle, who require effective and efficient care.

Car Accidents

Car accident injury happens daily on the road, and many of the individuals involved in those collisions suffer from some type of car accident injury. Whether it is whiplash, dislocated joints, herniated discs or muscle stiffness, Freedom Chiropractic can identify and treat those injuries in a natural and effective way. Over time, an untreated injury may lead to an increase in existing and new symptoms, because the body is attempting to heal itself and isolate the spinal or neck injuries. This is why many patients often believe they are uninjured for the first few days or weeks following car accident injury, only to find out the vertebrae and discs in the spine or neck have been dislocated or compressed, causing back or neck pain, headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care helps a car accident injury heal, and alternative therapies can help with pain, we also utilize massage therapy as a means of helping injury victims who are suffering from prolonged muscle stiffness or difficulty moving the joints full range.

Headaches/Migraines

Migraines occur when blood vessels of the head and neck spasm or constrict, which decreases blood flow to the brain. Minutes to hours later, the blood vessels dilate (enlarge), resulting in a severe headache. Inflammation around the blood vessels also occurs in some cases. Common migraine may be accompanied by symptoms other than headache but only rarely includes any preceding symptoms (aura). Migraines may also appear as classic migraine (a migraine preceded by other symptoms) and other rare forms. Multiple mechanisms trigger the spasm and subsequent blood vessel dilation.

Chiropractic treatments succeed by correcting the underlying causes of headaches and relieving symptoms associated with migraines. What are the underlying symptoms.

Disturbed Sleep

Insomnia is a condition where people have some sort of difficulty with their sleep patterns. This includes problems with falling asleep, inability to sleep for consecutive hours or poor quality of sleep. Restless leg syndrome is a common cause of insomnia, especially in middle-aged and senior adults. When the body’s central nervous system is optimized and 100% healthy, all systems within the body are functioning properly. When there are interferences (known as subluxations) in the central nervous system, the systems of the body are not able to function at peak levels which can lead to numerous health issues, including insomnia.

Freedom Chiropractic’s Dr. EJ Raven can help remove subluxations which impact nerves and inhibit the body’s very powerful and innate ability to heal.

Subluxations

A toddler’s body is developing at a very fast pace. In fact by the age of 5 years old, a toddler’s spine will have more than doubled in length from birth. During those 5 years, a toddler is subjected to a variety of everyday stresses and traumas that can cause subluxations. Just think how many times a toddler is picked up, carried in different positions and put down. These subtle acts alone may cause subluxations. A toddler’s inquisitive and exploratory nature causes them to suffer falls, accidental bumps on the head and many other types of similar incidents. All of these acts may cause subluxations or stresses on their bodies.

Are adjustments safe for Kids? Yes!

Colic

Colic is commonly defined as crying for more than three hours per day, at least three days per week for more than three weeks in a row. The birth process can be a traumatic experience for an infant as a result of the pulling and twisting commonly performed to extract a baby from the mother’s birth canal. T his will often times create problems in an infant’s delicate neck and back resulting in misalignments of the spine and subluxations (interferences) in the infant’s central nervous system.

PMS

Bloating. Cramps. Headaches. Anger. Depression. Low back pain. These are just a handful of the s ymptoms women endure when dealing with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). An intriguing angle to PMS is its link with a depressed nervous system. While chiropractic care isn’t a treatment for PMS (or any other condition), many women with spinal distortions have seen an improvement in their reproductive health while under chiropractic care. Restoring a more normally functioning nervous system helps the entire body work the way it’s designed to.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a problem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. CTS occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel—a narrow tunnel at the wrist—made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. The compression may result in pain, weakness, and/or numbness in the hand and wrist, which radiates up into the forearm.

Chiropractic joint manipulation and mobilization of the wrist and hand, stretching and strengthening exercises, soft-tissue mobilization techniques, and even yoga can be helpful. Our safe and proven chiropractic care at Freedom Chiropractic is extremely effective and does not require the use of expensive and potentially harmful prescription drugs and medications.
Digestive Disorders

The gut has many nerve cells contained in the tissue lining of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. Correcting the underlying cause, vertebral misalignment, with chiropractic adjustments can restore proper communication between the brain and the gut, and may reduce or eliminate many of these gastrointestinal problems. Freedom Chiropractic searches for the location of spinal misalignments termed `subluxations.` Chiropractic adjustments realign the altered regions and restore nerve supply to the deficient organs. This approach honors the body’s innate ability to heal and works to harmonize this incredible life force in order to enhance organ function & quality of life.

Allergies

The body’s immune system helps with preventing disease and infection, dealing with stress and overall well being. The immune system also tackles the invasion in a body of foreign substances such as pollution, dust, dead cells, etc. There is a direct link between the nervous system and the immune system. Freedom Chiropractic can help remove nerve interference and allow the immune system to work optimally. Allergic reactions are the most frequent immune disorders and happen when the body’s immune system overreacts to allergens such as dust, pollen, pet dander, etc. The response is that the body overproduces neutralizing chemicals such as histamines to correct the problem. How does Chiropractic care help? The answer is simple, chiropractic care releases stress on a patients nervous system. This allows the immune system to operate more effectively, which is beneficial to anyone and especially those suffering from allergies. The chiropractic approach is to remove subluxations, a term for a misaligned spinal vertebra pinching a nerve. Subluxations place stress on the nervous system. Free from nervous system stress, your body will work more effectively to neutralize the allergy-causing chemicals in your environment.