Chiropractic care is not only effective for the management of back, neck pain or headaches, in fact the benefits are numerous due to its holistic approach. Common complaints that we see and manage here at Morningside Chiropractic include shoulder, minor sports and repetitive strain injuries (RSI), as well as pelvic and back pain during pregnancy.
The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body and its function is closely linked to that of the neck and the back. There are also many pain sensitive structures around this joint and as such there are a multitude of courses for shoulder joint problems. A chiropractor is thoroughly trained in the diversity of this joint and thus is able to offer a comprehensive review and treatment program. The most common causes of shoulder pain are listed below.
Referral from the neck or upper back joints
Referral from trigger points in the muscles
Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Rotator cuff strains
RSI is an umbrella term used to encompass all injuries which occur over time due to a build up of tension in the body from repetition of everyday activities. Symptoms which are associated with these conditions include reduced range of movement, pain with movement, swelling, weakness and stiffness. The most well known of these are listed below – Please click on the links to obtain further information.
Rotator cuff impingement
Iliotibial band syndrome
Minor Sports Injuries
Minor injuries are a common occurrence in the sporting world at both amateur and professional level. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms from these injuries as well as decrease the chances that they will reoccur incorporating thorough rehabilitative and prehabilitative programs alongside manual interventions.
Common sports injuries include
• Achilles tendonitis
• Jumpers knee (patella tendonitis)
• Runners knee (iliotibial band syndrome)
• Groin and thigh strains
• Hamstring and calf strains
We also have an in-house Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist to help assist us in managing many of these conditions.
Performance can be limited by a number of factors which can occur unbeknown to the athlete such as restricted joint motion, tight muscles and tendons which can lead to a change in biomechanics and thus decrease the bodies efficiency and in turn performance. Chiropractic care can help identify and revert this dysfunction and therefore have a positive effect on your sporting ability.
Pregnancy Back and Pelvis Pain
Back and/or pelvis pain often occur at some point throughout a womans pregnancy due to the many complex changes which occur throughout this time. Chiropractic care has been shown to be very safe and effective for the management of these problems.
We love seeing children at the clinic, especially as they tend to respond to treatment so fast and favourably. Increasingly, we are getting more and more requests from parents to have a look at their younger infants and babies