At Greenway Chiropractic, we treat a multitude of conditions including:
- Low Back Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Neck Pain
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common injury or condition where pain exists around the heel or in the arch of the foot. Traditionally it was called a “heel spur”; however, when an x-ray is performed on the non-painful foot, the “spur” is found on both the right and left foot. In our clinic we have realized that the actual problem is not the “spur” but the poor biomechanical relationship of the muscles of the foot to muscles higher in the leg. When we correct the biomechanics of the foot to the leg, the pain can be resolved without expensive orthotics (arch supports). It is our opinion that plantar fasciitis should be divided into at least two, if not three different conditions. We try to determine which of the subsets of “plantar fasciitis” is present and treat accordingly. The primary treatment is muscular in nature where temporary support of the fatigued arch is occasionally required.
- Sports injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Muscle pulls or strains
- Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Injuries (shoulder pain)
The “rotator cuff” is the name of a group of four muscles. The infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis and supraspinatus are the muscles of the cuff. These muscles initiate rotation of the shoulder. Surgical correction is typically directed at a “torn” supraspinatus muscle. Our goal is to determine if the muscles of the arm and shoulder are biomechanically balanced so that the supraspinatus muscle is not “pinched” by the bones around the shoulder so that surgery is only necessary in the most severe cases. Muscular therapy is very effective at correcting the imbalance along with some stretching and exercises specific for the rotator cuff. As the biomechanics of the shoulder are corrected, healing of the inflamed or moderately injured muscles can begin to occur. Home stretching and a few specific exercises are part of the treatment. We also give instruction on the proper position of overhead weight lifting and throwing for the athletic patient. Common symptoms are painful raising of the arm and shoulder and pain while sleeping on the injured shoulder..
More severe cases can expect to have an MRI (we order the MRI) to determine the exact amount of injury or tearing. Most cases can be treated in our office conservatively (without surgery). Occasionally but not typically we refer our patients for surgical correction
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- TMJ dysfunction
- Whiplash Injuries
- Herniated Disc (pinched nerve) VISIBLE CONTENT HERE
Herniated disc, slipped disc, pinched nerve, ruptured disc, bulging disc are all terms used to describe the injury or condition. The disc is formed by two different types of “material”. The outer portion of the disc is like a steel belted radial tire. Tough circular bands hold the disc together under the extreme pressures that occur while bending, moving, twisting and lifting. The inner portion of the disc is more like crab meat in texture and it acts like a ball bearing as the spine moves in different directions. A “herniation” occurs when the inner material breaks through the outer “steel belted radial” portion.
Herniated discs are most easily seen on an MRI (we order the MRI) of the neck or the low back. Although not always necessary, more severe cases can expect our clinic to order an MRI to confirm the extent of the herniation. Our treatment is directed at decreasing the pressure on the disc and this is typically done with traction or “decompression therapy”. Along with stretching, muscle therapy and activity instruction, most patients can recover from mild to moderate disc herniations without surgical intervention. Our goal is to prevent the need for back and neck surgery and return the patient to an active and even athletic life.
- Auto Related Accidents
- Work Related Injuries
Is your condition not on this list? Please give us a call. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have before making an appointment.