What conditions can the Chiropractors at Trillium help with?
People have allergic reactions to many different things! Some have reactions to outdoor allergens and some have reactions to indoor allergens. Why do some people have reactions and others do not? People who do not have a reaction have a properly functioning immune system so they can adapt to an allergen. They do not have congestion, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, etc. If your nervous system is operating at its optimal level then it will strengthen your immune system and help your body adapt to different allergens. Getting rid of interference to the nervous system and letting it function naturally is the key to withstand or adapt to different types of allergens. We do not cure allergies, but we can help your body adapt to different challenges from the environment.
Back pain can limit movement and keep you from doing the things you love! Some people ignore pain and this can lead to worsening spinal problems. Some of the risk factors for low back pain are poor posture, a sedentary life style, pregnancy, weight gain, a job that requires heavy lifting, pushing and pulling, mental health factors, and back pack overload in children. The majority of low back pain is caused by structural distortion. Poor posture can lead to postural deviations which cause intervertebral disc degeneration, herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, and skeletal irregularities such as scoliosis. Low back pain can sometimes be associated with underlying conditions such as infections, tumors, cauda equina syndrome, abdominal aortic aneurysms, kidney stones, endometriosis, arthritis and fibromyalgia.
If the low back pain is mechanical in nature and related to a spinal misalignment we can help to restore the structure and function of your spine; this will help the nerves and discs to heal and you can have reduced pain with increased stability.
Patients who suffer from asthma have reported improvement with chiropractic care. Since the diaphragm and lungs are the main components involved with breathing, interference between the nervous system and diaphragm/lungs can cause respiratory problems.
A research study conducted by the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation in 1997 showed how chiropractic care can benefit asthma patients. In this study, 81 children with asthma received chiropractic care. Of which 45% had a decrease of asthma attacks within 2 months and 31% decided to reduce the dosage of drugs and medication.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a neurological disorder. We do not cure or treat ADHD but many parents have found NUCCA care to be helpful since it reduces nervous system interference. We help the nervous system function at its optimal level so that it could adapt to different types of stresses. The majority of people who suffer from ADHD are hyperactive, inattentive or both. ADHD usually manifests as a childhood disorder but it can continue through adulthood if ignored.
A concussion is a temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head and the long-term effects can be detrimental if the patient has not been given proper and timely care. It is commonly understood that a trauma to the head will injure your brain, but most people do not realize the effect that it has on the upper part of your neck. Learn more here.
A whiplash injury can lead to long-lasting issues because of the effect it has on regular CSF flow. CSF is a liquid that surrounds your central nervous system (CNS) and is responsible for delivering nutrients and removing toxins. If there is an obstruction to this flow it can lead to an incredible amount of neurological issues in the future. Learn more here.
Bed Wetting aka Nocturnal Enurisis
Urinating in bed due to an uncontrollable bladder can be very embarrassing to kids and frustrating to parents. Usually as children approach the age of 5 they have good control of their bladder and are able to wake up instead of urinating while asleep. If your child is having these issues, there could be an underlying reason why your child is not able to control it! Sometimes a minor fall riding a bike or playing catch can cause a misalignment that interferes with the function of muscles that control the bladder. If the nerve supply to these muscles is compromised, the child will have limited bladder control.
A study published on Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics [1994, 17(9):596-600] showed positive benefits of chiropractic care. The study was comprised of 46 children who were bed-wetters. The treatment group was exposed to 10 week period of chiropractic care and
25% of children had a 50% reduction of frequency of bed-wetting.
According to the migraine research foundation, migraines are the 6th most disabling illness in the world. Migraines seem to be very common but they should never be considered “normal.” Some migraine studies indicate that 13% of adults in the US population suffer from migraines. Let the chiropractors at Trillium help you get relief from your migraines. Learn more here.
Scoliosis is the abnormal sideway curvature of the spine. Many times it is first noticed when clothing does not fit properly due to a high shoulder or distorted hips. It starts with a minor distortion of posture and leads to a permanent deformity affecting breathing, blood circulation and other internal organs. Scoliosis may often worsen over time if ignored or left uncorrected. NUCCA care can help improve the structure and function of your spine.
The sciatic nerve is one of the biggest nerves in your body! Sciatica is a pain that begins in your lower back and goes down the leg. In the majority of cases, one or more discs in your spine will bulge, thus exerting pressure on this nerve causing inflammation and pain. Correcting your posture and getting your disc to sit where it belongs can take the pressure off the sciatic nerve.
Fibromyalgia affects muscles and soft tissue. It is characterized by pain that is felt at multiple places of the body and accompanied by sleep problems, chronic fatigue and depression. This condition is more commonly found in women but men have been known to experience it as well. People suffering from fibromyalgia are known to have headaches and temperomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Many patients have found NUCCA care to be beneficial as it strengthens the immune system and holds the body in its correct position giving the patient more energy and comfort.
Temperomandibular joint disorder can cause pain and reduce mobility in your jaw joint and the muscles surrounding that area. TMJ disorder can be associated with symptoms such as facial pain, popping and clicking with jaw movement, pain in and around the ear, difficulty opening and closing the mouth as well as fatigue from chewing food. NUCCA care has been shown to affect the bite pattern of patients who are misaligned. By aligning the posture with the skull and upper neck, NUCCA patients have been found to experience a change in their head position and a decrease in the symptoms involved with TMJ.