Palm Beach Chiropractic & Rehabilitation treats a variety of conditions, below is a short list of the more common one. If you do not see your condition on the list below please call the office to see if we can help you.
Common Afflictions We Treat:
Often time seniors feel the effects of years of wear and tear on the muscles, joints and the connective tissue that surrounds them. As we age, it takes longer for our bodies to regenerate and heal from even the smallest of injuries. Also, over time, the fascia or connective tissue can become “stuck” which creates poor biomechanics resulting in pain and inflammation of a joint. Active Release Technique can successfully “unstick” the connective tissue to help generate normal biomechanics which in turn will decrease pain. Once these areas have been addressed, the pain and inflammation which accompanies arthritis can often be reduced or alleviated.
Back & Neck Pain
The potential causes of pain in the neck a back region are usually one of four structures: joint, muscle, nerve, or disc and in some cases a combination of those structures. Our goal at Palm Beach Chiropractic is to determine what your pain generating tissues are, and to treat according to what we find. Most back and neck pain issues resolve fairly quickly once treatment begins. The combination of Active Release Technique and gentle adjusting can restore your body’s ability to move fully, freely and without pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a disorder that produces pain in the wrist and hand. True CTS involves entrapment of the median nerve which travels through the carpal tunnel, hence the name. The surgical solution for CTS is to cut the ligament that supports the wrist in order to take pressure from the median nerve. In many cases CTS can be treated conservatively and surgery can often be avoided! By directly addressing the site of entrapment the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be very quickly alleviated.
Failed Back Syndrome
Failed back syndrome is a condition that refers to chronic back and/or leg pain following spinal surgery, usually after a laminectomy. When it comes to FBS, no two cases are the same. Low force chiropractic care has been known to help with decreasing FBS pain. Every patient is different, and a patient’s continued treatment and workup needs to be individualized to his or her particular problem and situation.
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which people experience chronic, body-wide pain and tenderness in joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissue. In an attempt to solve these problems, many victims of this auto immune disease have looked to chiropractors for help. Simple adjustments to the neck and spine can restore proper ranges of motion. Often, fibromyalgia sufferers find that alignments of the spine can significantly reduce pain all over their bodies.
Headaches & Migraine
When it comes to headache it is very important to have a proper diagnosis. Headaches that are caused from chronic muscle spasm and trigger points (cervicogenic) often respond well to adjustments and soft tissue work such as Active Release Technique. At your first appointment with Dr. Lamperski he’ll conduct a thorough exam to determine if we can actually help you with the type of headaches you suffer with.
Hip & Sacroiliac Dysfunction
Chiropractic adjustments are one of the most commonly use therapies when it come to treating SI joint/hip pain. In my office, this condition is treated quite easily and quickly. When a joint becomes restricted, inflammation is build-up producing pain. When this restriction becomes chronic the connective tissues surrounding the joint can become fibrotic resulting in stiffness, pain, or soreness. Active Release Technique and IASTM tools can help reduce fibrotic tissue creating proper joint mobility. In some cases, Kinesio Tape is used to help maintain the proper positioning of the joint.
Muscle Spasms & Trigger Points
Active Release Technique is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique that treats conditions that are often a result from overused muscles. The doctor uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biochemical problems which respond favorably to gentle, safe, noninvasive chiropractic care. Doctors of chiropractic can alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms arising from the muscular, ligamentous, and biomechanical stresses encountered during pregnancy. We accomplish this through the use of a number of highly specialized procedures and techniques. It helps keep mothers to be feeling good and assists her in coping with the physical stresses of an ever changing body.
Compression to a nerve can cause numbness, tingling or radiating pain just about anywhere in the body, e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome or the radiating leg pain of sciatica. It is important it determine where along the nerve the compression or impingement is occurring to properly treat it. Nerves are designed to run smoothly between muscles, fascia and grooves in the bones. Once the compression is released the nerve will begin to function normally, most people can feel a significant difference in 3-4 treatments.
Although upper back pain is not a very common spinal disorder, it can cause significant discomfort and pain when it does occur. The most common causes of upper back pain are muscular irritation (myofascial pain) and joint dysfunction. Pain coming from the ribs or cartilage of the ribs is also very common. To help patients long term, apart from treating the underlying spinal problem with specific therapy, postural strengthens exercises will be prescribed and tailored to each patient.
Sciatica is a term used to refer to a specific set of symptoms usually isolated to one side of the lower body. Though it is not a disease or condition itself, it is typically the direct cause of an injury in the back that places pressure on the nerve root(s). In the vast majority of people, sciatica is caused by a disc injury. However, it can also be caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), a slipped vertebrae (spondylolisthesis), or a tight piriformis muscle (piriformis syndrome). Treatments for sciatica depend on the underlying cause and the severity of the pain.
Shoulder, Arm & Hand Dysfunction
Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many causes of this problem. The shoulder joint is one of the most complex joints in the body. The treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause. Therefore, it is important for Dr. Lamperski to accurate diagnose the problem before any treatment can start. If you are unsure of your diagnosis, or the severity of your condition, you should seek advice before beginning any self-treatment. Many shoulder injuries can lead to a condition known as Frozen Shoulder.
Chiropractic adjustments, in combination with Active Release Technique, provide an immediate increase in joint range of motion, restore and enhance joint functioning which in turn keeps wear and tear to a minimum and can increase the life of the joint. This is especially important to athletes who, because of the nature of their sport, put themselves on the fast track to future joint dysfunction if they’re not proactive in addressing joint stress.
While the causes of TMJ can be related to direct trauma to the jaw joint the cause is unclear and/or unknown in many cases. Misalignment of the TMJ should always be considered and evaluated by a specialized dentist. Chiropractors are trained to correct ailments, due to bone misalignments, by examining all aspects of your lifestyle. When muscles of mastication are involved, treatments with ART can be highly effect. In fact, most patients feel immediate relief after just one treatment.
Whiplash is most commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents in which the heads of those in the front car are suddenly snapped back and forth by the impact. It is more accurately called cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) syndrome. High speed rapid movements can injure the vertebrae of the neck and the muscles and ligaments that support them. This leads to inflammation and muscle spasm, which in turn causes not only nerve irritation and pain, but more importantly results in the formation of soft tissue adhesions. Chiropractic can, in most cases, significantly reduce patients’ distress and allow them to return to their normal activities.