An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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At Gremmels Chiropractic Center, we know every patient is unique, and their symptoms and wellness concerns are unique too. Though we treat a variety of common conditions and injuries at our Birmingham chiropractic clinic, we know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. That is why our chiropractor takes the time to evaluate each patient thoroughly, making sure we understand exactly how your injury or condition has affected your unique body.
Before we customize an effective chiropractic care regimen for you, we need to diagnose the root causes of your symptoms. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, come to Gremmels Chiropractic Center to get started on a long-term, all-natural treatment plan.
Back pain is common, but that does not mean you should have to live with it, especially if your symptoms coincide with loss of mobility or strength. If you have recurring back pain, you need a solution that will actually tackle the source of your pain and restore strength and stability to your back muscles. Our Birmingham chiropractor will get to the bottom of your back pain by evaluating your symptoms, spine, and lifestyle factors. Your diagnosis may be as simple as slight misalignment due to poor posture at work, but you may also have damage or degeneration in your spinal column that needs immediate chiropractic treatment.
Neck and shoulder pain are usually caused by strain or inflammation in the tendons, ligaments, or muscles that make up your neck and shoulders. This damage may be related to other injuries or chronic conditions that need treatment, such as concussion or spinal degeneration, so it's important to get a proper diagnosis instead of covering up the immediate symptoms. Tension in the neck and shoulders may also affect your range of motion and lead to chronic tension or cluster headaches.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, and its sensitive roots exit through your spinal canal. Sometimes, abnormal activity in the spine – such as a slipped or herniated disc – puts pressure on this nerve, causing pain, tingling, or numbness in other parts of the body. Sciatica is a common name for the sciatic pain caused by spinal nerve compression, and common symptoms include radiating pain down the back of one thigh or calf.
In a healthy, uninjured spine, the vertebral discs will stay in their proper places between the vertebrae, preventing too much friction or force between them. However, when the spinal is misaligned and a disc slips out of place, this shock-absorbing benefit is lost, and spinal fluid may begin to leak on the sensitive nerves that surround the discs. If you have a herniated disc, you may not notice at all. However your spinal fluid is leaking onto sensitive nerve roots, you may suffer from pain, numbness, weakness, or even tingling sensations in your limbs connected to those nerves.
Head and neck muscle tension is both a cause and a side effect of chronic headaches, which can seriously interfere with your ability to function at work or home. We use chiropractic techniques to reduce this tension and relieve other side effects of migraines and headaches, such as nausea and disorientation. Of course, every headache is unique, and a variety of different factors can cause your pain to linger or recur without warning. We will review your diet, lifestyle, job requirements, and any other factors that may be causing your recurring head pain.
Of course, our chiropractic treatments aren't limited to these conditions. We also treat musculoskeletal damage due to sudden trauma, including sports injuries, workplace accidents, and auto accident injuries. And if you're suffering from arthritis or any other age-related condition that is deteriorating your vital spinal joints, our chiropractic team has years of relevant experience to help delay the onset of your symptoms. We treat a variety of degenerative conditions in Birmingham, and we know how to identify the early signs of degeneration and stimulate cell regrowth to stave off complications. For example, spondylolisthesis is a painful age-related condition that causes your spinal canal to narrow and puts extra pressure on your nerves. We treat spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease with a variety of rehabilitative and pain management techniques.
If you are living with a condition that causes chronic pain, you deserve relief that actually lasts. Call us today at (205) 854-3008 to schedule an appointment with our Birmingham chiropractor.