Pain Condition Treatments
At Progressive Health & Rehab in Gahanna, OH, we are dedicated to providing quality, holistic treatment for a wide range of physical conditions. Our clinic brings together medical professionals, chiropractors, and physical therapists to give you a full range of options for treatment. Our compassionate staff works closely with you to first diagnose the condition you're experiencing, and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the coming weeks or months to get you on your way to living life pain-free.
Back, neck, and shoulder pain can show up with a variety of different symptoms including:
- Numbness or soreness in your legs
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Shooting hip or thigh pain
- Muscle spasms or strains
- Mid or Lower back pain
Much of the time, this pain is caused by musculoskeletal disorders including injury, neglect, or misuse and can worsen over time. Unfortunately, many patients ignore the seriousness of this pain and try to cope with it by using pain medications. While providing temporary relief from pain, relying on pain medication and not treating the actual cause can lead to further injury while never allowing you to fully heal.
Our licensed chiropractic specialists are trained to pinpoint the source of the pain and treat your specific issue to restore functionality and mobility with a safe, non-surgical, and drug-free treatment plan.
What some patients may believe to be general back pain can oftentimes turn out to be a more centralized issue involving the spinal column and spinal cord called Spinal Stenosis. Your spine provides stability and support for the body and when the spinal column compresses the spinal cord, it puts a great deal of pressure on the spinal cord as well as the nerves surrounding it. This results in feelings of discomfort and pain as well as serious damage if not treated properly. While symptoms may not be noticeable at first, spinal stenosis tends to progress gradually so it is important to treat it to lessen the effects of this debilitating condition.
As symptoms progress over time, they can appear in a variety of ways:
- Decreased ability to perform daily activities, such as walking
- Numbness, weakness, or cramping of your legs or arms
- Bowel and bladder problems, in severe cases
- Pain going down your leg or arm
- Decreased sensation
- Pain in your back
Our doctors are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal stenosis which can be brought on by herniated or bulging discs, degeneration of the vertebrae, Scoliosis, or spinal birth defects. Our non-invasive, proven treatments and techniques often provide immediate relief to our patients and our treatment methods are preferred over complicated surgeries as there is minimal to no side-effects or long recovery times.
Bulging, herniated, ruptured, and sequestration all mean the same thing when it comes to the spinal discs in your vertebrae. When discs are injured or damaged, discs will "herniate" or press out against the spinal cord and nerves causing pain and sometimes, feelings of numbness.
The trouble with herniated or bulging discs is that the pain from this kind of injury is not immediately apparent when the original injury occurs. The pain comes on gradually and progresses over time so it can be difficult to trace the injury to a specific event, leaving patients in the dark as to the cause of the pain that may seem to come on suddenly.
With revolutionary diagnostics including MRIs, cat scans, and x-rays, our licensed specialists will pinpoint the cause of your pain and you'll enjoy healing results through our highly effective chiropractic, physical therapy, or botanical injection therapy treatments.
What is sciatica? Well, the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body and runs from the lower back all the way down to your feet. Irritation to this nerve results in various degrees of pain and discomfort including:
- Numbing sensations
- Lower back pain
- Intense burning
All of these symptoms can extend to the legs and feet. Sciatica is usually indicative of an underlying medical problem affecting the sciatic nerve as opposed to a specific injury or accident. But in some cases, it can be brought on by an injury or years of poor posture so that can't be completely ruled out as a cause. The various causes are why it is important to seek a reliable diagnosis from a trusted specialist.
Our chiropractic specialists will evaluate each patient's unique situation to develop a personalized treatment plan and rehab routine to help you return to pain-free living.
Chiropractic treatment and adjustments have been shown to effectively reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches in patients. While causes of migraines can vary from patient to patient, you can find relief from your migraines with the help of our specialists.
Other types of chronic headaches can be caused by a number of different issues including food allergies, sinus congestion, nutritional deficiencies and more but the most common type of headache is a tension headache. Our chiropractic care can pinpoint the muscle tension in the neck and back as well as the misalignment in the spine that is causing the pressure on the nerves producing these headaches for drug-free relief.
Hands and wrists that suffer from pain, numbness, tingling, burning or aching can leave you with difficulty performing everyday common tasks. Repetitive or excessive motion of the joints in your wrists and elbows can lead to inflammation, swelling, numbness, and tingling along the nerves causing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Rather than doing nothing and hope the pain goes away or relying on anti-inflammatory medications that may cause side effects or going through surgery, the pain specialists at Progressive Health & Rehab use advanced alternative treatments that include:
- Low-level Laser Therapy
- Spinal or Joint Manipulations
- Gentle Hands-on Pressure
Our doctors can determine the cause of your symptoms and provide the proper treatment.
While most of the conditions our patients come in for are centered around back, neck, spinal, and limb pain, Fibromyalgia causes widespread body pain in addition to insomnia, stiffness, tenderness, and even digestive issues. Causes of this crippling condition are unknown.
Since fibromyalgia has such a widespread effect on the body and nerve system, diagnosis starts with ruling out other possible causes of a patient's pain and discomfort as well as checking specific points on the body for tenderness.
Even though the diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be somewhat complicated, the great news for patients is that pain relief for it is not. We use a holistic medicine approach to fibromyalgia treatment that usually includes a combination of chiropractic adjustments, nutrition counselling, lifestyle advice, and corrective exercises to get you back to living a comfortable life without the limiting effects of fibromyalgia.
Our chiropractors, physical therapists, and nutritionists can help you with pain management and relief for all of these conditions. Our goal is to improve your quality of life by getting you back to doing the things you love and lower your dependence on pain medications and anti-inflammatories.