AlignLife Peoria - Conditions Treated
Pain relief for musculoskeletal conditions may be the most common reason people seek chiropractic care. Auto accidents falls, poor posture, aging and overuse injuries can all contribute to musculoskeletal pain and affect your daily function. Restricting movement makes the problem worse. A chiropractor can help you with pain but may also be able to improve your overall wellness. If you’re looking for a chiropractor, consider Dr. Robert Kelch of AlignLife in Peoria, Illinois.
Why Musculoskeletal Problems Occur
Your body is an incredibly complex biological mechanism with hundreds of moving parts. Injuries can have a negative impact, but so can your day-to-day activities. Poor posture can, over time, result in tense, shortened muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Performing the same motion repeatedly might result in carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain or extremity pain. The spine tends to develop degenerative changes as we age. Loss of flexibility limits your motion, while impaired motion makes you change your gait or body mechanics. This vicious cycle results in inflammation and can affect other areas of the body as you compensate for the pain. Even your diet can have an impact if it is high in inflammatory foods.
Conditions We Treat
Most people know that a chiropractor treats musculoskeletal conditions. They may not know that chiropractors also have specialized training in other areas such as nutrition. These are some of the conditions we treat at AlignLife:
Back pain – This includes pain anywhere in the spine, although low back pain may be the most common condition we see.
Sciatica – Pain that radiates down one or both legs is known as sciatica because it results from pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Headaches – This includes such problems as tension headaches, which often result from musculoskeletal alignment problems.
Migraines – Although severe headache is the primary feature of a migraine, this neurological condition is very complex and can result from a variety of “triggers” that must be identified to help the patient find long-lasting relief.
Sports injuries – While any sport may lead to an injury such as a fall, sprain or strain, overuse injuries are a feature with which all chiropractors are familiar. Tennis elbow, runner’s knee, and similar conditions often respond to chiropractic care.
Whiplash – A rear-end collision and other injuries that cause the neck to whip back and forth can result in whiplash, causing headaches, neck pain and other symptoms.
Shoulder injuries – These can result from a fall or overuse.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you are struggling with musculoskeletal pain or loss of function, or simply want to improve your overall health, please contact AlignLife in Peoria at 309-693-8448. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive system that can be used by all members of the family. We want to see you regain or maintain your optimum level of wellness.