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At Central Health Chiropractic, our research and evidenced-based chiropractic care have helped out many patients in our Des Moines, IA community. Check out our blog for more information on chiropractic care, spinal health, and tips on keeping you in tip-top shape!
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Meralgia Paresthetica is a compressive neuropathy of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve which supplies innervation to the skin over the anterolateral thigh. Because the LFC nerve only supplies the skin and not muscles, it is purely a sensory issue and not a motor issue.
Torticollis is rotation and lateral bending of the head and neck due to spasm of the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle, located in the anterior neck, causing extremely restricted range of motion of the cervical spine.
Or experienced a sudden onset of sharp low back pain that radiates past the knee into the toes and not known what caused it? Lumbar disc herniations most commonly occur due to a “bend, twist, and a lift” mechanism of injury.
Rib subluxations occur when the head of a rib becomes malpositioned within its joint articulation with a thoracic vertebrae.
Do you wear high heels to work? Sleep on your stomach? Do a large amount of repetitive heavy lifting?
Lumbar Facet Syndrome is a condition that involves inflammation and/or degeneration of the facet joints of the lumbar spine. Lumbar Facet Syndrome is caused by chronic hyperlordotic posture, such as wearing high heels, pregnancy, sleeping on your stomach, or simply standing with anterior pelvic tilt and excess arch in the low back.
Do you work as a professional painter, carpenter, mechanic, or other over-head labor? Experience numbness, tingling, and pain into the arm while working?
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a neurovascular condition involving compression of the brachial plexus and subclavian artery in the lower neck/upper chest.
Do you experience headaches in the back of your head, neck, and temple areas that are made worse by neck movement?
This type of headache is called a Cervicogenic Headache and is characterized by painful and restricted cervical range of motion, tender to touch upper neck muscles and joints, and a radiation pattern that comes up the neck through the back of the head and around the ears and forehead.
Experience pain or difficulty standing up? This type of pain referral pattern is caused by the Sacroiliac (SI) Joint. The SI Joint is the largest joint in the pelvis and allows for rotation between the sacrum and the two iliac bones of the pelvis.
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints in patients who spend the majority of their days driving large commercial vehicles.
Neck and upper back soreness, tightness, and pain is one of the most common complaints in patients who work long hours at a desk. Poor posture while seated leads to forward head carriage and reversal of the normal cervical lordotic curve.
For smart, health-conscious people of all ages who want safe and effective solutions to their health care needs, Central Health Chiropractic is your Des Moines Chiropractor.