Life can be unpredictable and injuries can happen when we are least expecting it. Whether we are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone that sits far too much for work or in their free time, we all will experience some sort of injury at least once in our life.
Regardless of the type of injury or pain that you have, you shouldn’t have to stop doing what you love to do because of pain.
At Enhanced Health & Wellness, in Edmonton, we believe in working with our patients to identify pain triggers and discovering the most efficient way to get them back to doing the activities they want.
This could be through Chiropractic, Massage, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, or Home Exercise. Each patient is different therefore we treat a variety of different injuries so that we can help as many people as we can. Our patients trust us to help them recover from the pain and to achieve their goals.
Some reasons to visit our chiropractic care clinic include:
- Back pain or lower back pain (lumbar pain)
- Neck and shoulder pain or stiffness
- Extremity pain- leg pain, ankle pain, hand pain, etc.
- Carpal tunnel
- Tingling or numbing sensations
- Hip discomfort
- Sciatica pain
- Dull, radiating, shooting, or sharp pains
- Joint pain
- Chronic pain (long-lasting, ongoing pain)
- Acute pain
- Headaches (migraines, tension, chronic)
- Loss of range of motion, mobility, or flexibility
- Athletic performance enhancement
- Body maintenance before or after an athletic event
- Proactive or preventative care plans
- Tension reduction
- And, much more
Our chiropractic solutions contribute to the rejuvenation of soft tissues and joints that suffer from body misuse.
These pain points are often due to poor habitual body patterns or traumatic events that lead to discomfort, including:
- Disc misplacement (herniated discs, bulging discs)
- Repetitive activity
- Muscle and joint overuse
- Poor posture
- Sedentary behavior (inactivity)
- Auto injury
- Work-related injury
- A surgery
- Sports, athletics, exercise activities
- And more
Back Pain is one of the most common conditions a patient will suffer from in their lifetime. It is the top reason a patient sees a chiropractor.
When we experience back pain, oftentimes it gradually gets worse when left untreated.
Stiffness, soreness, loss of range of motion, and compensating for movement are just some of the symptoms that lead people to seek chiropractic care for back pain and low back pain relief.
Neck pain is also one of the main reasons a patient will seek out chiropractic care. In this digital age, neck pain has become more prevalent with increased computer work, texting on phones, or falling asleep awkwardly while watching your favourite video on the couch.
As tasks become more convenient from the touch of our phone or the click of a mouse, we believe it’s important to educate patients on their posture and biomechanics to help save them from worsening neck pain.
For those that have experienced a headache, you are well aware of how debilitating it can be.
Although headaches can be caused by a number of different reasons, they can physically and mentally prevent you from accomplishing your daily tasks and leave you seeking relief.
People with headaches caused by tight muscles or restricted joints respond very well to spinal adjustments as well as muscle work.
Sciatica is a well-known condition that involves the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the largest nerve in the body that runs from your low back, down your legs, and into the foot/toes.
When the nerve is irritated or compressed, it can send pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness into the hip, leg, and possibly foot.
A custom care plan by your chiropractor or physiotherapist is necessary to reduce your symptoms so that you can get back to doing what you want without added stress.
Rotator Cuff Injuries/Shoulder Pain
If you love throwing things (ie. baseball, football, etc.) or do a lot of activities over your head, this may be a condition you have experienced.
Usually, shoulder pain results in a decreased range of motion, limited function, and other bodily compensation.
This can lead to other painful conditions in the elbow, neck, or back. Chiropractic care and physiotherapy are natural ways to reduce pain as well as increase shoulder function.
Tendonitis is a broad term that includes a number of conditions/injuries. Tendonitis is literally an inflammation of the tendon.
Therefore the mechanism of tendonitis is more or less the same; it is caused by overusing the muscular tendon or repetitively straining it.
Getting the proper treatment from your chiropractor or physiotherapist along with the proper exercises is the best way to treat tendonitis.
One of the most common forms of tendonitis. A proper assessment of the elbow will help differentiate this type of condition from golfers’ elbow.
Chiropractic adjustments, muscle work, and specific exercises are the best ways to release the muscles and build up muscular endurance to keep elbow pain away.
Frequently hip pain can be associated with the low back or glutes.
Not only that, but dysfunction in the hip can also lead to pain in the knee or down the leg. Muscular imbalances, overuse, improper movement, and much more can lead to pain in the hip.
By discovering the cause of the hip pain, our practitioners can help decrease pain and increase function.
Pain in the knee can be caused by many things and often the cause of knee pain doesn’t stem from the knee at all.
The knee (and associated pain) can be linked to movements or imbalances of the hip or ankle/feet.
A proper assessment along with chiropractic care will determine the root cause of the knee pain as well as fix the issue.
Foot Pain/Ankle Pain
A simple slip on the ice or too much activity on the feet can lead to injury. The feet and ankles are important structures that can affect our daily activities.
When we are moving improperly due to pain or dysfunction in the feet or ankles, this can affect other areas of the body such as the knees, hips, and low back.
Chiropractic care or a custom orthotic can get you out of pain and back on your feet.
Disc Bulge/Disc Herniation
When a disc in your spine is involved in your condition, pain, loss of range of motion, and leg symptoms may occur.
By looking at the entire body movements and stressors, a chiropractor or physiotherapist can establish a proper treatment plan to not only get you out of pain but to also help you prevent future recurrences.
TMJ – Temporomandibular Disorder
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is most commonly known as the ‘Jaw Joint.’
Although some people may consider their dentist first when they think about jaw pain, chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and massage can all help with this condition. By working the muscles and the joints, along with providing proper home care, rarely would you have to see your dentist for TMJ pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Since the invention of computers, carpal tunnel syndrome has been a prevalent injury among desk workers. Repetitive tasks such as typing for hours a day, 5 days a week, may lead to pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the hands.
Chiropractic adjustments of the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and/or spine can help restore motion as well as work the muscles, and physical rehabilitation of the areas can restore proper function to the hands.
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries happen. At Enhanced Health & Wellness in Edmonton, we treat athletes in a variety of sports.
We provide specific manual therapy and custom treatment plans depending on where you are during the season. If the athlete is in season, our treatments will help keep the pain away and get you back to play.
If the athlete is out of season, we provide the proper rehab to make sure they are ready for the next season of play.
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common injuries of the foot. It is caused by an inflammation of the connective tissue located on the bottom of the foot known as the plantar fascia.
Treating the fascia, associated muscles, and the right exercises is a sure-fire way to get rid of your pain for good. Alternatively, a custom orthotic for the feet may also be a quick way to help decrease the pain from plantar fasciitis.
Since life is so unpredictable, we may not always be able to take all the necessary steps to prevent injury.
This is why our chiropractor offers emergency care.
If it’s an emergency, our chiropractor will get you on the same day, after hours, weekends, or holidays so you are not left in extreme pain without anywhere to turn.
We have helped many patients desperately in need of treatment; to function better and provide pain relief.
Regardless of the type of injury, you are suffering from, our team at Enhanced Health & Wellness is confident that we can help you recover from whatever injury that may be ailing you.
Our south Edmonton Clinic has experienced practitioners with the knowledge set and most advanced and effective tools to get you better, faster.
Whether you see our Chiropractor for low back pain, Massage Therapist for headaches, or Physical Therapist for a sports injury, it all begins with that first appointment.
So don’t hesitate to Book an Appointment and let us help you get out of pain.