Jaw problems are caused by overuse of jaw muscles, misalignment of teeth, teeth grinding or clenching, as well as poor posture, and stress. While grinding and clenching your teeth can be primary factors, there can also be many secondary factors related to jaw pain, including jaw malocclusion (when your upper and lower teeth don’t meet properly), poor dental hygiene, stressful lifestyle, poor posture, jaw injury or trauma, aging bones and muscles, and bruxism (grinding of the teeth). Jaw pain that lasts only momentarily after eating or opening the mouth wide for instance may indicate a temporary problem, such as TMD that has gone into spasm or locked jaw position termed “trismus”.
You can exercise right after seeing a chiropractor but keep in mind that your body might be hypermobile. For example, if you are doing sprints after an adjustment on your hips, your joints will be hypermobile. After 24 hours, you should be good to return to vigorous exercise, but keep it to low-impact exercise in the first 24 hours.
Yes! Hip pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves around the pelvis. A chiropractor has many tools to address this type of pain using spinal adjustments that take pressure off the sources of chronic pain.
Most health insurance plans in Alberta will cover chiropractic, but you should always check with your insurance provider to ensure that you are fully aware of your coverage. Based on your plan, some insurance will only cover a percentage of your chiropractic treatment.
Yes. Sciatica pain is often caused by misalignment of the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves in your lower back or buttocks. A chiropractor can adjust subluxations (misaligned vertebra) that are believed to cause nerve interference. This adjustment takes the pressure off the sciatic nerve, allowing for better blood flow promoting healing within your body. With sciatica, many people experience pain in the sciatic nerve, which pierces through the piriformis. When the piriformis is tight, it squeezes on the sciatic nerve, resulting in sciatica. One approach involves reducing the tension in the piriformis, which will help release the tension on the sciatic nerve. Another is also treating the blowback as one unit with the sciatic nerve to decrease the Sciatic nerve’s inflammation.
A chiropractor is a health care professional who diagnoses and treats disorders of the neuromuscular system. Chiropractic services focus on the musculoskeletal system: back pain, neck pain, joint pain in your arms or legs, and headaches. Using spinal manipulation as their primary choice of treatment, chiropractors treat patients with manual adjustments and manipulations to joints and muscles.
There are many things that Chiropractors do. Chiropractic covers a broad spectrum of healthcare treatments and services, which means Chiropractors treat the whole person rather than just specific symptoms. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractic treatment can be helpful for other medical problems as well, such as asthma, vertigo, vestigial conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. A chiropractor focuses on joint pain or muscle pain and may perform adjustments or spinal manipulations in order to provide relief and get you back to your regular activities. A chiropractor can help patients manage their pain with little-to-no medication.
No, a chiropractor cannot make you taller. The height of an individual is primarily determined by their genetics and bone structure. Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues, particularly those related to the spine. They may provide adjustments and manipulations to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and promote overall well-being, but these treatments do not have the capability to increase a person’s height.
During growth and development, bones reach their genetically predetermined length, and once the growth plates close, further height increase is not possible. While chiropractic care can help improve posture and alignment, which may make a person appear slightly taller by standing more upright, it does not lead to actual increases in height. If someone is concerned about their height or posture, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide appropriate guidance and support.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep up with your wellness during pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help your body during this time of change and allow you to feel the best you possibly can. Throughout pregnancy, women’s hips undergo changes to their regular dynamic. A chiropractor can help reduce the amount of pain experienced in the hips as well as the lower back and surrounding areas. You can visit a chiropractor before, during, and after pregnancy to help you get back to your normal lifestyle as fast as possible. Chiropractic care also helps with conditions such as: Headaches/Migraines, Sciatica, Nausea, Scoliosis, Constipation, Back Aches, Swelling, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pelvic Instability, Leg Cramps, Tired Feet, Balance Disturbance, Etc.
After an assessment, a chiropractor will find an area that’s locked up. Now, what most chiropractors do is adjust in extension and rotation. What Dr. Joshua Konu at Human Integrated Performance does is flexion and rotation to reduce any detrimental effects. Rotate the area that’s locked up and apply a high-velocity, low amplitude force to the area.