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Pain Treatment

Conditions we treat:

  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Headaches
  • Scoliosis
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash
  • TMJ
  • Arthritis
  • Car Accident Injuries
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Migraines
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Elbow Pain and Tennis Elbow
  • Wrist pain and Carpal Tunnel
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain and Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib pain
  • Hip Pain

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What is Back Pain?

Lower, upper or mid-back pain constitutes any condition that causes pain, swelling or discomfort around the spine or muscles in your back. It is linked to a number of different issues that affect the spine, muscles, nerves, organs, or skin.

Back pain can and often does affect everybody at some point in their lives. Older people, people with physical occupations, people with degenerative diseases, and people with injuries are the most likely to experience back pain.

The main symptom of back pain is a general ache or pain anywhere along the back, at times even extending to other parts of the body. Symptoms of back pain include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Shooting pain
  • Stabbing sensations
  • Pain that extends down the leg or down the arm

What Causes Back Pain?

Joint pain can be caused by any number of injuries or conditions, ranging from simple injuries to chronic conditions. Some causes of back pain include but are not limited to:

  • Strains
  • Muscle tension
  • Herniated discs
  • Injuries
  • Improper lifting
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Improper posture
  • Poor sleeping conditions or habits
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Age

How Can Seattle Total Health Chiropractic in Seattle Help with Back Pain?

Dr. Alex Asaturov can deliver safe, non-invasive adjustments to help ease your back pain, without the use of harsh or addictive drugs.

Chiropractic adjustments help reduce misalignments in the spine and improve the body’s overall nervous system function. Adjustments help reduce general inflammation in the body, which can trigger back pain.

Additional therapies can also help improve stress and lifestyle factors that may be aggravating back pain.

Some of the benefits our joint pain patients have reported seeing after care include:

  • Decreased pain & inflammation
  • Reduced swelling
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased energy
  • Increased sense of well-being

Sports and Chiropractic

If you are an athlete, training to become one, or just engage in occasional athletic activity, our chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance without breaking yourself. Our trained chiropractor who specializes in sports injury treatment can help athletes by relieving their pain, helping them heal faster after an injury, and improving overall performance.

In many cases, sports injuries can be prevented. Understanding the proper techniques can go a long way toward preventing injury. Contact us today if you have suffered from a sports injury or would just like to improve your performance and prevent injury in the future.

Although not all patients require x-rays, we have on-site x-ray services to make it more convenient for you.

Common Sports Injuries

  • ACL, PCL, MCL and Meniscus, and Patellar tendon strains of the Knee
  • Impingement, Rotator Cuff, Labrum, Bursitis, Clavicle, and Scapula injuries of the shoulder.
  • Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Radial Head injuries of the Elbow
  • Ankle and foot sprains as well as plantar fasciitis and collapsed arch
  • Wrist pain including hand and finger numbness including carpal tunnel
  • Hip joint pain including hip flexor (Psoas muscle) tightness and pain

As an athlete, the numerous demands of participating in a sport such as running, jumping, and tackling can put your body through more than usual. These activities can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. Sports injuries usually occur in someone who is just taking up sports as a form of activity, doesn’t use proper safety equipment, or becomes overzealous about the exercise regimen.

Participation in sports or exercises is important in maintaining your health, and injuries are unfortunately all too common during the process. The more commonly injured areas of the body from sports participation are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine. Below are some of the most common sports injuries we treat with chiropractic care:

How Can Chiropractic Help with Sports Injuries?

At Seattle Total Health, we have specific training in evaluating and treating injuries and ailments of athletes and aid in the overall prevention of injuries. These include sprains of ligaments, strains of muscles, and inflammation of tendons and joints. Some of our chiropractic care services performed on sports injuries include Graston, Kinesio Taping, Active Release Therapy, Massage Therapy, Rehabilitation and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is chiropractic treatment safe?
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    Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

    Doctors of chiropractic are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.

    Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. They pay the lowest malpractice premiums of all healthcare professionals. Chiropractic is extremely safe for people of all ages (infants to elderly). We x-ray patients when necessary and screen for osteoporosis, degenerated discs, arthritis, congenital anomalies and a host of other conditions.

  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?
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    An adjustment is the main method of treatment used by your chiropractor. It is a specialized, controlled and safe pressure applied to your spine to restore proper motion and position of your vertebrae. It is a precise procedure that your highly skilled chiropractor has learned and perfected over years of training at a Chiropractic College and in clinical practice.

    Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.

  • I do not like my neck or back popped – What can you do for me?
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    We utilize drop tables and specialized adjusting instruments (Arthrostim) that are gentle, specific, and highly effective – no popping necessary!

  • Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
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    Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, personal injury insurance. workers’ compensation, Medicare, and military veterans.

  • Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
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    A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC). Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a DC.

  • Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
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    Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort.

    Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

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