Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care in Wesley Chapel, FL

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is the treatment of an injury, illness, or chronic issue through non-invasive methods. Surgery and drugs are never used in physical therapy. It is an all-natural way to help the body ... recover, much like chiropractic adjustments are. Therefore, chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy techniques combine very well.

Family Chiropractic Care in Wesley Chapel

No matter who it is that’s suffering from chronic or short-lived pain, chiropractic treatment is a terrific option to avoid medication and begin a natural road to recovery. Lower lumbar spine ... contains the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve that exits the L5 Foramen - the smallest opening, usually, due to wear and tear of the disc in that area. Overtime, this can lead to major pain and weakened muscles in legs and cause numbness and tingling in your toes. Chiropractic care can benefit people of all ages. If you or a family member is experiencing chronic or short-term pain, call today to schedulean appointment withDr. Augustine and his experienced team. Chiropractic treatment is a great way to begin a natural recovery and is a terrific alternative to taking medication. Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel provides the best care for you and your family members.

Spinal Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments can help anyone who has injuries or trauma in the muscular-skeletal system, such as auto accident trauma or a sports injury trauma. Our adjustments at ... Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel are gentle, hands-on or instrument-based to fix and restore normal joint motion and decrease nerve pain and symptoms. Find out more by contacting our office and learning about our family chiropractic services.

Chiropractic Solutions for Headaches

Headaches can be painful, frustrating, and prevent a person from fully living his or her life. Surprisingly, headaches can commonly stem from neck or back related issues, especially for ... those who work with smart phones and computers on a regular basis. Dr. Augustine and his staff in Wesley Chapel can help to pinpoint the cause of your headaches and put together a treatment plan. See below for more information or call today to schedule an appointment.

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What is a Tension Headache?

A tension headache, also called a cervicogenic headache, is the most common type of headache. It impacts the majority of people who have headaches today, while migraines are less common. Tension ... headaches typically start with a persistent dull pain on either or both sides of the head. Tension headaches may have varying causes, but poor posture is a leading cause, as is neck muscle tightness. When the muscle tension in the neck and upper back is severe, the top cervical vertebrae may be unable to move normally. This can result in severe pain that may last for anywhere from several minutes to many hours.

What is a Migraine Headache?

A migraine headache is a very intense type of headache that often comes with other symptoms such as nausea, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light. Migraines occur when the blood vessels in the ... brain constrict in an abnormal way, followed by a very rapid dilation of the blood vessels. The cause of this blood vessel action is unknown, but many things have been recognized as potential migraine triggers, including stress, certain smells, lack of sleep, and atmospheric pressure.

How Does Chiropractic Care Treat Headaches?

Chiropractic care takes a comprehensive approach to headache treatment. The chiropractic care provider will first determine which type of headache the patient suffers from. He will then create a ... patient-specific treatment plan that can manage the pain. Chiropractic adjustments are very helpful in managing headache pain for many patients, and therapeutic massage may also be useful in addressing migraine trigger points. The goal is to eliminate the root cause or causes of the headaches, so lifestyle management can also be very helpful in the treatment journey. The chiropractor can create a plan that may encompass diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle to eliminate headaches as much as possible.

Scoliosis Screening and Treatment

We all have some degree of scoliosis, which is a condition that causes curvature of the spine. Some are born with this condition; others acquire it through an injury or trauma. Any deviation from ... the midline of your spine is considered Scoliosis. This curvature can cause pain and other difficult symptoms. With an x ray, the trusted doctors at Augustine Chiropractic can evaluate what degree of scoliosis you may have - mild, moderate to severe curvatures of the spine. What is Scoliosis? It’s a curvature of the spine where the spine moves to one side or the other. In some cases of scoliosis, the spine forms an "S" shape. There are several different kinds of scoliosis, and it may be present anywhere in the spinal column.

Types of Scoliosis

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic is mainly seen in children and in adolescents. Although the cause of this type of scoliosis is not definitively known, there may be a genetic factor in ... its development, as it runs in families.

Functional scoliosis:Functional is unique because the spine is structurally normal, but it looks like it has a curve for other reasons. For example, if one leg is shorter than the other leg, the spine may have a curved appearance because the body is trying to compensate for that. This type of scoliosis can be resolved permanently if the underlying cause can be treated and resolved.

Congenital scoliosis:Congenital is a result of the spinal bones not developing properly when a baby is still in the womb. This kind of scoliosis is present at birth.

How Can Chiropractic Help with Scoliosis?

The chiropractic approach to scoliosis treatment includes multiple parts in most cases. There are several different goals with treatment. The chiropractor will perform gentle spinal manipulations to ... correct spinal curvatures. These adjustments can do a great deal to relieve discomfort and pain caused by scoliosis. The chiropractic manipulations are often accompanied by other types of treatments. Physical therapy treatments like cryotherapy, electro-muscle stimulation, and therapeutic massage can be extremely helpful, and the chiropractor can customize a treatment plan that will include other types of treatments as needed. Each patient's scoliosis is unique, so each patient will have their own personalized plan for pain relief and spinal alignment.

Sports Injuries

Chiropractic adjustments to the neck and spine are often the main focus of sports injury treatment. Other treatments like electro-muscle stimulation, cryotherapy, and therapeutic massage are often ... helpful as well. The chiropractic care provider will create a well-rounded treatment plan that will relieve the patient's pain while it helps the body to begin the natural healing process. As the injury begins to heal, the chiropractor will also commonly prescribe therapeutic exercises that will gradually strengthen the area where the injury happened. This can provide a stronger foundation and may help in preventing such injuries in the future.