Low Back Pain

Low back pain may be more common than you think. Eight out of ten adults experiencing back pain some point in their lives.

Over-the-counter pain medication is a quick fix for most people that doesn't resolve the issue and produces nasty side effects. The great news is that chiropractic care is a far better way of dealing with that pain that can be far more effective. Research reveals that chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective methods for the treatment of lower back pain.

Lower back pain is one of the top reasons for patients to seek help from a chiropractor chiropractic. In our modern world we spend many hours in front of a screen, hunched over with our spine in a C-shape. This can cause significant strain on our lower backs, compressed our ability to breathe properly and decreases blood flow and our ability to concentrate. In short it causes exhaustion and pain.

We can help you effectively and safely manage your low back pain, in addition to other types of pain. For some people, low back pain can resolve on its own after a few days, weeks, or months. Many others develop chronic, even debilitating low back pain. When this happens, the best way to manage low back pain is by adopting lifestyle changes. This may mean incorporating regular exercise and a healthy diet. Or, it could mean utilizing a variety of pain management techniques, such as chiropractic care, natural anti-inflammatory remedies, a healthy diet and practices like yoga.

Other causes of low back pain effectively treated with chiropractic care are: scoliosis, intervertebral disc syndrome, spinal stenosis, and sciatica.

Foot & Ankle Pain

If you are experiencing ankle pain, you're in luck! Dr. La Grange is a foot and ankle specialist. She did her Master's thesis project on the efficac of chiropractic care in the treatment of plantarfasciitis,.

The human foot is a strong and complex mechanical structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are actively jointed), with over a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The joints of the foot are the ankle and subtalar joint and the interphalangeal joints of the foot.

Anywhere two bones meet is a joint that can potentially go out of alignment and need to be adjusted.
The ankle is a fairly simple joint and it responds well to the typical ankle adjustment. The relief can be immediate.
Most patients in our office that mention ankle pain have had it for some time (like months or years) and have just learned to live with it. They often mention it in passing and describe the ankle as feeling "jammed" or "pinching" when they move it.

Foot pain is another story all together. The foot has 33 little joints and can go back out of alignment as soon as you start walking on it again, due to the increased pressure from your body weight. Since the joints are small, they can shift back out of place easily.

An important point to remember here is that dropped arches from excessively pronated feet make the person more susceptible to an ankle sprain. The ankle is already weakened and strained on the medial side due to the fallen arches. This lack of medial ankle support makes it easier for the foot to turn inward and damage the ligaments and soft tissue of the medial ankle region.

We provide custom-made, three-arch, flexible orthotics by Footlevelers which effectively support all of the foot arches and the plantar vault of the foot. Stabilizing the feet then helps the ankles transmit ground force through the center of the ankle mortise, instead of the medial edge. Thus, the ankles will be more stable with any weight-bearing activity.

Neck Pain

One of the most common conditions chiropractors see and treat is neck pain. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics, neck pain is the second most common form of pain experienced in the United States, following back pain and involved with headaches and migraines. It is estimated that three quarters of Americans will be affected by neck pain at some point in their lives.

As experts in the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors are the ideal healthcare providers to treat problems associated with the neck.

The neck or cervical spine is the curved portion of the spine consisting of the first seven vertebrae, starting from the base of your skull at the C1 vertebrae(atlas) and ending at your thoracic spine. The cervical curve is one of three spinal curves critical to overall spinal health. Any reduction or misalignment in this area can cause pain, headaches, migraines, stiffness and more. It's important to note that it may take years for pain or other issues to surface, which is why it's critical to have your neck checked out by a chiropractor to prevent or delay potential health issues.

Headache Pain

If you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.

Research shows that spinal manipulation - one of the primary treatments provided by Doctor of Chiropractic - may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. If you have headaches and think Chiropractic care could help you, please reach out to us.

Sports Injuries

Due to the extreme stresses that sports place on the joints, tendons and muscles it is common to create chronic problems that can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. Too many athletes take anti-inflammatory medicine or painkillers to deal with a niggling injury not understanding the biomechanical damage that is not being addressed. Further injury can take place in this scenario. If you've suffered a sports injury, it would be important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cheryl today in order to determine the proper treatment plan to have you on the road to recovery.

Infantile Colic, Earache & Reflux

Dr. Cheryl La Grange has been called the “baby whisperer” by many because of her gentle way of adjusting babies for the resolution of infantile colic, earache, reflux and more.

Spinal subluxations often run hand-in-hand with sensory processing disorder, adhd, sleep issues, and so many other common chronic problems children are faced with today, it is not a far stretch to consider that a child’s birth may be the origin of these problems.

Birth trauma being the most common and can occur as a result of:

  • The use of forceps and/or vacuum extraction tools during delivery
  • Large infant size
  • Small maternal size
  • Excessive maternal weight gain
  • Second stage of labor lasting over an hour
  • Infants with high birth weight
  • Infants in the breech position

While chiropractic care may not cure severe cases of birth traumas, it is a tool that may provide help in lessening symptoms, improving the quality of life, and allowing the body to be in its best alignment possible.