Understanding Radicular Pain

Help for neck pain Chiropractor Windsor onRadicular pain is caused the compression, inflammation and/or injury to a spinal nerve root. The condition may be a result of an injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, bulging or herniated discs.

While symptoms vary greatly, this pressure on the spinal nerves may result in sensations such as:

  • Pain radiating from the back down through the legs
  • Pain radiation from the neck through the shoulders and upper back
  • Tingling or numbness in the related extremities
  • Leg or arm pain
  • Pain or stiffness in the neck, shoulder and/or back
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Unexpected muscle weakness
  • Diminished reflexes

As with all types of pain, a proper diagnosis is paramount and is best treated by addressing the source of the problem rather than masking the symptoms with drugs.

Studies have shown that chiropractic manipulations can help alleviate the pressure and reduce the irritation on the problematic nerve root. Your chiropractor may also recommend spinal decompression, heat and/or cold therapy, massage therapy and lifestyle changes to help avoid a future reoccurrence.

If you’re looking a natural pain relief, chiropractic may help you. Please reach out to us for more information or to schedule your visit: 519-258-8544

Help for Healing

Cold Laser Therapy Windsor Ontario Dr. Scott ColasantiWhether you suffer from an acute injury, arthritis, wounds that won’t heal or issues related to inflammation, Cold LASER Therapy may help you.

How does it work?

Cold LASER Therapy penetrates deep into the tissue, promoting cellular regeneration at the source of the issue.

Cold LASER Therapy penetrates deep into the tissue, promoting cellular regeneration at the source of the problem.

Laser energy helps to repair damaged cells by accelerating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

This video demonstrates how Theralase Cold Laser Therapy works:

Cold LASER Therapy:

  • Offers quick relief from inflammation
  • Reduces pain fast
  • Accelerates healing
  • Safe & non-invasive

If you would like to try Cold LASER Therapy, please reach out to us to schedule your appointment: 519-258-8544

Need a Massage?

Massage therapy RMT Windsor Ontario Huron Church ChiropracticYes – everyone can benefit from massage therapy!

There are many reasons people choose massage therapy, and there are many more reasons why massage therapy benefits everyone.

Regardless of your occupation (desk work, physical laborer) or your lifestyle (sedentary, athlete, week-end warrior), including a regular massage into your health care regime has far reaching benefits.

Here are 25 fantastic reasons to get a massage from the American Massage Therapy Association:

  1. Relieve stress
  2. Relieve postoperative pain
  3. Reduce anxiety
  4. Manage low-back pain
  5. Help fibromyalgia pain
  6. Reduce muscle tension
  7. Enhance exercise performance
  8. Relieve tension headaches
  9. Sleep better
  10. Ease symptoms of depression
  11. Improve cardiovascular health
  12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
  13. Decrease stress in cancer patients
  14. Improve balance in older adults
  15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
  16. Temper effects of dementia
  17. Promote relaxation
  18. Lower blood pressure
  19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  20. Help chronic neck pain
  21. Lower joint replacement pain
  22. Increase range of motion
  23. Decrease migraine frequency
  24. Improve quality of life in hospice care
  25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

For whatever reason you choose to get a massage, enjoy the fringe benefits! Please call to schedule your appointment: 519-258-8544

The Importance of Range of Motion

Importance of Range of Motion WindsorDo you experience limits on your mobility, sore or stiff joints? Have you had a recent surgery or injury? Are you involved in an activity with repetitive movement?

Improving your range of motion is beneficial to your entire body.

What is range of motion?

Range of motion refers to the distance and direction that a joint can move between the flexed position and the extended position.

Each joint has a normal range of motion that is measured in degrees.

Whether you’re a high level athlete, or an average Joe, having a good range of motion and improved flexibility can help prevent injuries, pain and balance problems.

How can range of motion be improved?

Natural therapies such as chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, stretching and exercise can help improve joint function. The goal of which is to decrease pain, swelling, and stiffness while gently improving the range of motion and getting your body back into its normal, healthy state.

If you’re experiencing a limited range of motion in your body, please reach out to us. We can help you: 519-258-8544

Working Together: Chiropractic Care & Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Windsor Ontario RMT Huron Church ChiropracticWhy does chiropractic care and massage therapy complement one another?

Both have the similar goal of treating not just the symptom rather the underlying issue causing pain or discomfort.

While chiropractic adjustments affect the functioning of the nervous system, which including the vertebral column joints of the body, massage therapy affects the musculoskeletal system. The improved and proper functioning of the two work hand in hand as a part of a safe, all natural and effective components of an overall wellness plan.

Also consider: Massage and chiropractic care are hands on, drug free and both preventative and restorative by nature.

Whether you are in perfect health or suffer from an injury, chronic pain, headaches or any condition related to your nervous or musculoskeletal system, the combined therapies offer many benefits for improved wellness:

  • Faster recovery
  • Treatment of spinal issues or distress
  • Pain relief – treating the cause, not just the symptoms
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Decrease in muscle tension
  • Reduction in stress hormones (cortisol), increase serotonin and dopamine levels
  • Helps return your body to its natural state of good health

Regardless if you’re seeking to improve your good health, nutrition and/or wellness advice or help for a pain causing condition; we can help identify the issue and create an action plan with the many complementary therapies offered here at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre.

We look forward to helping you. Please call for more information or to arrange for your appointment. 519-258-8544