CHIROPRACTIEMEDICUS

Chiropractor Capelle & Vlaardingen

Chiropractic for other physical complaints

Treatment of complaints in the arms, legs and more

Everything in the body is connected

Chiropractic primarily looks at the movement of the joints within the spine, but it affects the entire human body.

The spine and pelvis are the foundation of the skelet, and if they are not moving as they should, it can often lead to symptoms in other places.
Moreover, all the nerves that go to the periphery – arms, legs, feet, etc. – come out of small holes on the side of each vertebra. When there is some pressure on those nerves in the spine, pain can radiate to other places.

Wrist and elbow complaints

Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and other overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome are often more than a simple inflammation of the tendons and ligaments.

While the inflammation may be the cause of the symptoms, it is likely that there is an imbalance somewhere along the kinetic chain. For example, if the shoulder blade is blocked in some way, it causes the arm to have to rotate in a different way to compensate. This abnormal movement then creates stress on the tendons that become irritated, but simply treating those tendons locally cannot fix the problem in the long run.

Through our approach, we look at the whole chain, from toes to head, and make sure that all imbalances are properly addressed.

Foot and ankle pain

Pain in the ankle and feet such as Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciatis and other complaints are a common problem. As with the knee, there is a big connection to the movement and position of the joints in the lower back, hip and pelvis.

Our chiropractors can treat ankle and foot problems by releasing tension in the joints, fascia and muscles. It is also important to correct imbalances in other areas of the body, spine and pelvis, to reduce tension and optimize movement in the feet and ankles. In more simple cases, we can also show you exercises, but our chiropractors can also refer you to one of the physical therapy practices we often work with if needed.

Knee pain

The knee is a solid and stable joint and unless there is a direct injury, the problem probably stems, at least in part, from a problem with the pelvis, hip or ankle.

If the pelvis is not balanced, it changes the where and the way in which pressure is applied to the knee joint. This can lead to wear and tear on the cartilage and meniscus, and while those cause long-term symptoms, it is also possible that the problem comes from higher up.

Chiropractic care can help balance and improve the mobility of the other joints to reduce stress on the knee.

Hip complaints

Hip pain is often closely associated with imbalances and problems in the pelvis and lower back. Although we treat problems that stem directly from the hip joint itself, pain in the groin and the lateral and posterior part of the hip can actually stem from other structures.

A pinched nerve in the lower back and pelvis can be felt in the hip, as can trigger points from the quadratus lumborum muscle, which is located in the lower back. The inguinal muscles also stabilize the pelvis; if these are overused, the pain can also be felt in the hip.

It is important to look at all surrounding structures to make sure the problem is properly addressed and not just where the pain is.

When the body does not move as one

Every bone, articulation in the body can move in different directions and can become blocked into one of those positions. In other words, a joint dysfunction is simply a bone which is not moving the way it should.
The body is made to move as one. Every part of it, from the skin to the bones, past the tendons, fascia and ligaments, is made to move as a unit. If you move your little toe, it creates movement all the way to the top of your head!

So what happens when one or more parts can’t move properly? The rest begin to compensate for that lack of movement.
When a joint in your spine gets stuck, the joints above, below and the surrounding muscles start to function in a suboptimal way. Sometimes that means they overwork, other times that they work less. Over time, this leads to areas of tension, stiffness and pain, or muscles that are underworking and atrophied.
Relaxing the stiff muscles or strengthening the ones that can’t work properly can help and is extremely important. However, as long as the joints do not move as they should, the problem will likely continue to recur.

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How can chiropractic help?​

A chiropractor is an expert in the spine and in the treatment of physical complaints in the joints, muscles and surrounding structures.
Our comprehensive approach begins with analyzing and correcting dysfunctions, blockages, in the joints of the spine and the rest of the body, so that the body regains balance and optimal function.

For long-term improvement, we strive to correct all 4 of the following factors:

1. Correction of blockages and dysfunctions in the joints.

Through specific chiropractic treatments, such as manual mobilizations or the use of instruments and the chiropractic table, the movement of the joints is corrected and restored to its optimal position.

2. Tension in the muscles, tendons and fascia

In some cases, the chiropractor will loosen specific areas of tension in the muscles or fascia using dry needling or another treatment technique. A visit to the masseuse or a referral to one of the physiotherapy practices we often work with may also be recommended if the tension is significant.

3. Strengthening of specific postural muscles

Once the base of your body, the spine and pelvis, start moving better, we can identify the key areas that need strengthening. The chiropractor will prescribe an exercise plan to accomplish this when necessary.

4. Improvement of postural habits

It is then important to identify what can trigger a relapse or build up tension in your muscles and joints, and try to optimize this as much as possible.

In many cases, tension will eventually build up again, our bodies are not made to sit at a computer all day or perform heavy and repetitive tasks.

5. Maintenance

It is incredibly difficult to have a perfect lifestyle, with low stress, good nutrition, great posture and plenty of exercise every day.

Maintenance treatments can help keep the movement of the joints in your spine optimal and release tension before it becomes symptomatic again. Most symptoms build up over weeks or months and this means that major problems can often be prevented!

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Schedule an appointment directly online, call us or send us a message

It's quick and easy to schedule your first treatment

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We will contact you with all the information that you need for your first visit

You will receive an email with a link to a health form and information about the practice

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Your chiropractor will thoroughly examine your symptoms and then perform initial treatment

Start feeling better and moving immediately!