Conditions Treated at Skye Chiropractic
There are many conditions that a chiropractor can treat without prescriptions or surgeries to provide long-term relief. If you're experiencing musculoskeletal pain, headaches, or migraines, contact our chiropractic office in Louisville for an appointment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck and Back Pain
Back pain is debilitating, preventing people from working, taking care of their homes and families, and enjoying recreational activities. It's also widespread. At any time, an estimated 31 million Americans experience low back pain. Neck pain is also common, with 30 to 50 percent of the population suffering from it every year. About 11.5 percent of those people have to limit their activities due to neck pain.
Our chiropractor treats neck and back pain through a variety of techniques that can leave you feeling better before even leaving the office. The most common treatment is cervical manipulation, which is a neck adjustment to the joints in your neck to relieve the pressure that's often caused by muscle spasms and pinched nerves. After the adjustment, you will be able to move and turn your neck better with less or no pain, depending on the severity of the condition. Most patients will notice significant symptom relief up to 12-weeks following treatment.
One reason for neck and back pain is the result of automobile accidents. Most chiropractors advise patients to come in immediately following a car accident, even after visiting the emergency room or their primary care physician because injuries to the neck and spine may not always be evident at first and are easy to overlook in the chaos of an emergency room. The reason for many problems is that even a low-impact vehicle crash causes the head and body to be "whipped" in two different directions, which can lead to pain throughout the body.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines
Yes, our chiropractor can treat headaches and migraines with different techniques and no medications. Using spinal manipulation, specific exercises and stretches, and massage can help you manage and even eliminate some headaches. The most common types after migraines include carcinogenic and tension headaches.
For migraines, the treatment is often a combination of neuromuscular massage that focuses on trigger points. Another approach involves relaxation techniques and stress management to reduce the severity of each attack. Tension headaches respond well to craniocervical mobilization, which is a little more forceful of an adjustment than spinal manipulation.
Schedule Your First Appointment Today
Call 502-454-4441 to get the next available new patient exam with our licensed chiropractor, Dr. William Perkes, provides patient-centered care in Louisville.