This is when your body is fully healed and only needing maintenance care. We recommend to come in for periodic adjustments and massage to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1-2 times per month based on your lifestyle, goals, and severity of your original injuries.
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 examination and conduct an imaging scans as needed (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI) to identify best options for your care. Eating healthy, staying active, understanding your type of arthritis, and your 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. Our integrated medical and chiropractic neurology model are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system with a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and physical medicine.
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 spine function with regular chiropractic and massage, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity you will decrease the likelihood of back pain. If your back pain has persisted several days or weeks contact us for a consultation.
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.
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 chiropractic neurologist will also utilize other advanced diagnostic tests to localize the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is when previous injury changes in the discs of your spine cause pain. The discs between vertebrae act as shock absorbers for your spine, and as you age, they begin to lose flexibility. While this is a common part of aging, it should not cause pain. If you experience pain due to this, it is classified as degenerative disc disease.
Each disc is composed of a sturdy outer wall and a soft, gel-like inner core. When we are born, these discs are primarily composed of water, but as age advances, the discs lose some of this water content and begin to get thinner. As you might imagine, this means each disc doesn’t absorb the shocks of everyday life as well. We have several highly effective treatments to reduce pain caused from degenerative disc disease including chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, RED light therapy or spinal injections.
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. First steps are to identify which of the nine types of head pain you are suffering. Chiropractic neurologic examination will identify which type you have, then correct treatment can be delivered.
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.
Examination of the knee will reveal which tendons, ligaments or other structure are involved so correct treatment can be applied including adjustments, specific therapy or injection.
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. If you have sustain and injury or have had accident immediate evaluation and care are needed.
Neuropathy is a condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy. We have many highly effective treatments for neuropathy including chiropractic, electrotherapy, RED light therapy, and local nerve block injections. Contact us to determine which neuropathy is afflicting you and which treatment options are best for you.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. Ligaments and soft tissues of the neck and back swell slowly and need immediate evaluation after an auto accident. That is where the interdisciplinary professionals at Sanger Wellness Center come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery. Immediate treatment is indicated with no lapse in care from the auto accident to the onset of initial symptoms.
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 Sanger Wellness Center with our chiropractor. 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. Bone out of place pinches nerves, what ever is at the end of the nerve doesn’t work right. “Bone in place relives nerve pinches and restores normal function to what ever is at the end of the nerve.” – Dr. Darner
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. There are five versions of sciatic pain. Contact us to determine which version you have and receive treatment to relive your pain today.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability. The shoulder is a complex free floating joint subject to numerous types of issues. Contact us to determine which components of your shoulder are causing your painful issue.
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, decompress the spine, provide massage, RED light therapy. or injections relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to return to a preinjury condition if possible.
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. Chiropractic manipulation can be highly effective in correcting mechanical TMD. Inflammatory reducing injections are also available.
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 most often BPPV benign positional paroxysmal vertigo is quickly remedied with five points repositioning maneuvers. 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. Dr. Darner, Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, can asses your vertigo and present treatment options based on exam findings.
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. Immediate evaluation after the accident is critical for no lapse in care from the time of the accident to the first onset of symptoms. Contact us immediately after having a car accident.