Arthritis, Herniated discs, Hip Pain, TMJD
Osteoarthritis is the result of deteriorating cartilage, a protective material that covers the ends of bones and cushions the joints. This can occur in any joint but is predominantly found in the weight-bearing structures of the spine, hips, and knees. Chiropractic treatment for joint dysfunction, especially in the spine, can relieve the pressure and mobilize the joints to decrease the pain.
Chiropractic care is a non-surgical treatment option for herniated discs. To treat a herniated disc, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that may include chiropractic adjustments, and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, but it may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.
Many patients have a misalignment in the hip joint causing them pain and discomfort. When the hips are out of alignment, it won’t just cause pain and soreness in the hip joint area, but it can also cause pain and discomfort in other areas of the body. Chiropractic adjustments can help bring your hips back into alignment and alleviate your pain symptoms.
The bones of the TMJ are separated by a disc of cartilage to keep your jaw moving smoothly. When those muscles become irritated, the disc is displaced. Common symptoms include popping, a clicking sound or sensation, muscle tenderness, joint tenderness, and being unable to open your jaw wide. Chiropractors can perform joint manipulations of the jaw to release muscle tension in the jaw.