If you have ever woken up unable to move your neck, it may be the result of a Wry neck. Typical presentation is an individual unable to move their neck, muscle tightness and often an associated headache. There is no known cause for torticolis, and the pain will eventually go away on its own, however symptoms are able to be managed and range of motion improved with care that takes away muscle tension associated with torticolis.
Facet syndrome refers to a particular spinal joint. Typically such problems result in joint stiffness, inflammation, muscle spasm and pain. Facet syndrome can occur spontaneously or can be related to postural abnormalities. While the pain is usually bearable there are some cases where acute inflammation can occur.
Pain referral from the upper cervical spine can result in head, neck and shoulder pain. Proper diagnosis and management is important in taking the best care of your headache.
Particular dizziness can be the result of cervical spine abnormalities affecting the vestibular system therefore resulting in symptoms of unbalancedness, tinnitus and sensations of spinning. Dizziness can be complicated and experienced in different ways by different people. More serious causes of dizziness can occur, so it is important to have yourself checked by a trained physician if dizziness/vertigo is impacting your life.
Rib subluxations are common after bouts of coughing or sneezing and typically present as an inability to rotate the torso without pain, breathing difficulties and associated muscle tightness. People may feel like when they move or breathe in deeply that they get a sharp pain between their ribs, or on the rib attachment to the sternum or thoracic spine.
Disc bulges can be a very painful experience that typically cause severe shooting pain in the arms and legs. Often bulges take a long time to heal, however not all bulges are painful. Often a traumatic bulge will be the result of lifting something heavy off the ground with a twisting motion.
Sacroiliac joint sprains can be quite debilitating. Typically sufferers will note an inability to comfortably stand, walk or sit properly. This pain is located on the lowest part of your back. Support braces may be used to allow relief from symptoms for certain patients who experience Sacroiliac joint sprains.
Piriformis syndrome is quite common given the amount of sitting (particular in cars) that is increasingly common in modern society. Piriformis syndrome presents as a deep buttock muscle tightness and in severe cases may lead to symptoms of sciatica. Shooting pain down the back of the leg is often associated as the sciatic nerve pierces the piriformis muscle, so when the muscle is tight, this may push on the nerve and cause symptoms.
Spondylolisthesis can be due to a variety of causes. The problem can be quite debilitating and results in a minor slippage of one vertebrae in relation to another below. This can lead to significant lower back instability and pain. Spondylolisthesis occurs when one of your lumbar vertebraes sits forward on another. This can be an incidental finding in some people, meaning they can have this condition but with no pain. Other times people can have complications due to this condition.
Our team of 20+ Emergency Chiropractors is committed to delivering great emergency chiropractic care. Whether it be giving you treatment at home or the office, or coming to one of our practices after hours for an X-ray and treatment.
At our practices, the “standard hours” of operation are already greater then most – we are open over 320 days of the year, including evenings until 7.30pm and Saturday mornings 8.00am-2.00pm. In addition to this, for the convenience of our patients we are available all 365 Days of the year (however these additional days are via appointments only)
All of chiropractors are registered under APHRA and the Chiropractors Board Of Australia.
If you are experienced any of the following signs and symptoms they your condition is possibly outside the scope of a chiropractor. We therefore recommend you call Medical doctor or go to the emergency department at your local hospital before seeing us: Extreme difficulty breathing, Any uncontrolled bleeding, Recent head trauma and you are feeling drowsy or losing consciousness, If you suspect you have a broken bone or fracture, Pins and Needles in the legs accompanied by bladder loss or Neck pain, stiffness and headaches accompanied.