- Auto Injuries
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
- Pinched Nerve
- Sports Injury
- Foot and Heel Pain
- Hip Pain
- Joint Pain
- Leg Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Sleep Disorders
- Bulging Disc
- Chronic Fatigue
- Elbow and Hand Pain
- Golfers and Tennis Elbow
- Hand Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Numbness or Tingling in Limbs
- Pain Between the Shoulder Blades
- Shin Splints
- Spinal Stenosis
- Weight Gain
Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.
CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled chiropractor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
A pinched nerve can happen in a variety of places throughout the body with some of the most common being the lower spine, wrists, neck, and legs. A pinched nerve occurs when the muscles or tendons around the nerve are inflamed, putting pressure on the nerve and either causing pain or even numbness throughout the extremities related or attached to this affected nerve.
Your pinched nerve may be caused by different physical conditions such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disc. Though pinched nerves can be painful, the majority of patients find that their pinched nerve(s) goes away on its own.
If the pinched nerve does not resolve itself and you have persistent pain that lasts for more than a few days, you should seek medical attention by scheduling an appointment at Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation with our chiropractors. This is especially true if you’ve tried at-home treatments but feel like your pain is worsening as time progresses. With pinched nerves, it’s important to seek medical attention in order to identify the underlying cause of the pinched nerve to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint which connects the mandibular, or your lower jaw, to the temporal bones of the skull. The TMJ is one of the more unique joints within your body as it allows you to move your jaw forward, backward, and side to side so that you can chew, talk, sing, yawn, and more. This joint can be found just in front of your ears on both sides of your head.
Any problem with the muscles, ligaments, discs, bones, or the joint itself are known as temporomandibular disorders or TMD and refers to the actual disorder, where the jaw joint is misaligned and causing problems such as pain, inflammation, and inability to move or operate the jaw. However, these problems or conditions are often incorrectly called by the joint name of TMJ instead.
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you’re not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem. There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo.
Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem are suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
Anxiety disorders impact over 40 million people every year within the U.S. Though everyone may experience anxiety from time to time, anxiety disorders cause persistent stress or unease about even daily situations such as socializing with others, driving, or work. Left untreated, anxiety can significantly impact ones’ quality of life and ability to participate in activities that they used to enjoy.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by strong feelings of tension, worry, physical changes such as an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. People with anxiety disorders have constant intrusive thoughts or concerns.
Anxiety disorders come in a variety of forms from general anxiety to more specific conditions such as social anxiety or panic disorders. Anxiety develops from several compounding factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. Many patients who are diagnosed with anxiety may also have co-occurring illnesses such as substance abuse, depression, or other mental health conditions.
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Nervousness, restlessness, and feeling like you cannot relax
- Feelings of danger, panic, and dread
- Rapid heart rate and breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Muscle twitching or trembling
- Weakness or lethargy
- Difficulty focusing
- Digestive problems
- Avoidant behavior
- Obsessions about certain ideas
At Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we tailor each treatment plan to the individual needs of the patient. We will carefully go over any symptoms you are experiencing, your medical history, and any other relevant factors such as life events and behaviors.
Common treatments for anxiety include individual or group therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and other various therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or electroconvulsive therapy.
For more information on anxiety and our treatment options, please contact our office at (678) 574-4878.
Over 300 million people are affected annually by depression, making it one of the most common mental health conditions in the world. At Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we are committed to providing comprehensive mental health services to those who struggle with depression.
What is Depression?
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect the entire body, including the brain. It can negatively alter the way you think, behave, and feel. It may be defined as persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest, and unrest that last longer than a few weeks.
There are so many causes of depression, which is why it is important to work with a licensed professional when seeking treatment. In many cases, depression can stem from a disconnection of values, relationships, or other aspects of life. In other cases, it may be due to the lack of certain neurotransmitters within the brain that are responsible for feelings of joy, motivation, and affection.request an appointment
Foot and Heel Pain
Here at Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation we offer services to help those patients who struggle with heel pain. Heel pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, and it is our goal to help determine and treat the cause of your pain rather than simply masking your symptoms.
Whether you are struggling with plantar fasciitis, a stress fracture, tendonitis, or even a cyst, we are here to help. Once your heel pain has a proper diagnosis, we can work with you to establish a customized care plan for your treatment.
For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at (678) 574-4878.request an appointment
Here at Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we specialize in helping others find out what is causing their hip pain and correcting it so that they feel like themselves again, or even better than before! Our hips are such an important part of our body. They ensure that we stand up straight, control the entire bottom half of us, and allow us to walk, run, kick, and play. In many cases, hip pain is simply caused by osteoarthritis, though it can also be a result of an injury.
If you come into our office, our friendly and qualified staff will assist you in relieving your pain by getting to the root of the issue. Instead of covering up the problem, we want to ensure that the pain goes away and stays away. We will put together a treatment plan to make sure that this happens. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may treat you by adjusting your hips though we also do exercise therapy, stretching, massage, and other solutions. In a recent study, 60% of chiropractic patients had their symptoms improve so much that they no longer required surgery. That is our goal. If you do have osteoporosis, you will still benefit from chiropractic care to relieve your hip pain.request an appointment
At Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, our goal is to both treat joint pain and help prevent it from happening again. Since joint pain can have lasting effects on the body, we recommend routine chiropractic care to ensure your body is in tip-top shape and pain-free at all times.
We understand how uncomfortable joint pain can be, which is why we are focused on immediate treatment, education, and preventative care. Our treatment plans are customized to each patient’s needs and lifestyle to ensure we provide the best experience and help you find relief quickly and efficiently. We are also able to offer advice on your posture, take you through exercises, and show you relaxation techniques. These will assist you in relieving the recurring joint irritation, as well as any tension you may be carrying in surrounding muscles. We are also able to help relieve pain through ice, heat, electric stimulation, and much more. We will check your muscles as well as your spine for imbalances and alleviate tension so that your body works properly rather than being prone to injury.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (678) 574-4878.request an appointment
The leg is a complexion region of the body composed of the hip joint, bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The hip joint is one of the most mobile and frequently used joints of the body, and as such the leg can be a great source of pain for many.
Many people experience leg pain that has developed over time. This pain can range from slight discomfort, dull ache to a stabbing sensation, or complete immobilization.
Many people often experience leg pain that has developed over time. Though medication can block the pain temporarily, it does not address the source. Our team is trained and experienced in treating issues related to leg pain. We will conduct a thorough medical examination that includes your medical history as well as any additional tests needed to determine the source. After a confirmed diagnosis, we will work with you to provide the best treatment plan for your needs and lifestyle.
If you’re experiencing persistent leg pain, you shouldn’t spend another day in pain. Please contact our office at (678) 574-4878.
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints from patients. While heel spurs may or may not show up on an x-ray, the spurs themselves are a result of the actual problem: plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is caused from inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes to where it attaches to the heel bone. Symptoms include stiffness and tightness in the back of the leg and bunion joint, along with an uneven gait. Heel pain is often the first sign of plantar fasciitis.
Treatments include anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretch exercises, steroid injections, orthotics, and physical therapy. For persistent cases, Radio Frequency Lesioning may be needed.request an appointment
Here at Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we have a passion for helping people who are dealing with shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain is very common and affects almost half of the U.S. population at some point in their lives. Although the causes may be different, many of the treatment options are similar.
Like any other issue, the sooner that you receive the proper care, the quicker the pain will go away and the sooner you will be able to get back to your everyday routine. In many situations, if you leave the problem untreated for too long, it may worsen and become a chronic problem.
Even if you are not sure what caused your pain, there are lots of treatment plans to get you on the road to recovery. After a thorough evaluation, our trusted and experienced staff will be able to run a few tests to help determine the root of the issue. Once this has been determined, it will help us better understand how to help you. We will discuss your options so that you can get back to being yourself.
Though many people do not like to go to the doctor right away for every little pain, there are definite signs that let you know it’s time to call your chiropractors.
If you are experiencing any of these, do not hesitate to contact us at (678) 574-4878. We will work with you to determine what is causing this pain so that you can get back to being yourself.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis is a relatively common form of tendinosis that is caused by the overuse of the rotator cuff as a result of repetitive overactivity, age, or genetics. On a structural level, tendinosis means that your affected tendon has structurally changed due to its overuse and will potentially, over time, tear. Rotator cuff tendinosis is most commonly found in adults and often identified by the patient experiencing chronic shoulder pain and/or the following symptoms:
- Joint stiffness
- Inflammation or swelling of the shoulder
- Severe pain that may hinder your movement
- Noticeable weakness in your arm and shoulder
- Cracking or grating noise when moving your rotator cuff and shoulder
It’s important to note that tendinosis is not caused by one injury or traumatic event (known as tendonitis) but actually the result of repetitive use (overuse) of your rotator cuff and shoulder for an extended period of time or a shoulder injury that hasn’t fully healed. Treating rotator cuff tendinosis often requires you to stop or dramatically decrease the use of your shoulder to allow your body time to rest and fully heal itself.
Since the blood supply to tendons is rather low, recovery time can sometimes take up to three to six months, depending on the severity of your tendinosis and proactiveness in seeking medical attention. Through physical therapy and other treatments prescribed by Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we work hard to get you feeling better and fully recovered as quickly as possible.
At Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, and our staff work with many patients who suffer from rotator cuff tendinosis every week and are happy to share that most, if not all, of our patients experience a full recovery.
Sleep disorders rob you of restful sleep that is vital to your overall health and wellbeing. Here at Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Acworth, GA it is our goal to help you regain that healthy sleep you have been missing. We use a variety of the most advanced and precise sleep tests and sleep studies to diagnose your sleep issues. If you are determined to have a sleep disorder we can use sleep studies to correct the problem, as well as other sleep treatments including the use of home medical equipment. Learn more about the services we offer here at Cedarcrest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Acworth, GA .request an appointment