Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
Injuries from car accidents can make it difficult for people to go about their daily lives. They can cause a great deal of pain, discomfort, and mobility issues. While more serious car accident injuries may require surgery and long-term physical therapy, there are many treatment alternatives for mild to moderate injuries.
Many people don’t consider seeing a chiropractor after a car accident, but a trained chiropractor can do wonders for pain management, muscle tension, and spine realignment. Through a combination of hands-on manipulation, soft tissue techniques, and functional movement assessment, Dr. Marcon can help get you back on your feet!
Personal Injury (PI) Case
If you filed a claim with an insurance company following your accident, you have the option to open a Personal Injury (PI) case at our office. While receiving care following an accident, you will procure a curated treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and injuries.
In order to open a PI case, the following information will be needed at the time of your first visit:
- Date of Accident
- Claim Number
- Name of the Adjuster in Charge of your Case
- Adjuster Company’s Contact Information (phone number, fax number, address)
Treating Auto Accident Injuries at Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Are you or is someone you love dealing with muscle pain, back misalignment, or limited range of motion? Are you looking for a natural, non-invasive treatment plan to manage pain and discomfort? If so, Dr. Marcon is here to help.
When it comes to car accident injuries, every case is unique. At Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Cincinnati, we develop a treatment plan that is based around each patient’s specific needs and recovery goals. To learn more about our car accident treatment methods, contact us today!
Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.
CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled chiropractor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is when natural changes in the discs of your spine cause pain. The discs between vertebrae act as shock absorbers for your spine, and as you age, they begin to lose flexibility. While this is a normal part of aging, it should not cause pain. If you experience pain due to this, it is classified as degenerative disc disease.
Each disc is composed of a sturdy outer wall and a soft, gel-like inner core. When we are born, these discs are primarily composed of water, but as age advances, the discs lose some of this water content and begin to get thinner. As you might imagine, this means each disc doesn’t absorb the shocks of everyday life as well.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.
You never think it will happen to you. You hear about car accidents, freak accidents, and people getting hurt, but you never imagine that it could be you. Until it is. And then suddenly, your life is turned upside down as you try to cope with the reality of your situation. That is why we at Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Cincinnati, OH, offer various chiropractic treatments for personal injuries.
What Is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is any physical or emotional injury. A personal injury may occur due to someone else’s negligence. It can include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and more.
Types of Conditions Resulting from Personal Injuries
There are a variety of conditions that can result from a personal injury, including:
Chronic pain is a type of pain that lasts for a long time, often lasting for months or even years. Chronic pain can be caused by an injury that has not healed properly, such as a back injury that is not treated correctly.
Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines are other common conditions caused by a personal injury. Often, these headaches result from the tension that builds up in the neck and shoulders due to the injury.
Neck pain occurs in the neck area and is often a result of an injury to the cervical spine. This type of pain can be debilitating and often interferes with daily activities.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is a type of pain that occurs in the lower back and is often a result of an injury to the lumbar spine.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractic care is a type of treatment that focuses on the alignment of the spine and the adjustment of the joints. Our personal injury chiropractor uses this type of care to help relieve pain and tension in the muscles to improve mobility. Some popular techniques for personal injuries may include:
Chiropractic manipulation is a technique that uses manual force to move the spine’s joints. Our chiropractor in Cincinnati may use manipulation to relieve pain and tension in the muscles and can help to improve mobility.
Massage therapy is a type of therapy where our personal injury chiropractor may use hands-on massage techniques to help relieve pain and tension in the muscles. This therapy can help to improve circulation and can help to reduce inflammation.
Personal Injury (PI) Case
If you filed a claim with an insurance company following your accident, you have the option to open a personal injury (Pi) Case at our office. While receiving care following an accident, you will procure a curated treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and injuries. In order to open a pi case, the following information will be needed at the time of your first visit:
- date of accident
- claim number
- name of the adjuster in charge of your case
- adjuster company’s contact information (phone number, fax number, address)
Schedule an Appointment for Your Personal Injury Treatment
We at Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center, your chiropractor in Cincinnati, OH, provide treatments for personal injuries. If you are suffering from a personal injury, call us today at (513) 474-1111 to schedule an appointment.
A pinched nerve can happen in a variety of places throughout the body with some of the most common being the lower spine, wrists, neck, and legs. A pinched nerve occurs when the muscles or tendons around the nerve are inflamed, putting pressure on the nerve and either causing pain or even numbness throughout the extremities related or attached to this affected nerve.
Your pinched nerve may be caused by different physical conditions such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disc. Though pinched nerves can be painful, the majority of patients find that their pinched nerve(s) goes away on its own.
If the pinched nerve does not resolve itself and you have persistent pain that lasts for more than a few days, you should seek medical attention by scheduling an appointment at Marcon Chiropractic and Wellness with our chiropractor. This is especially true if you’ve tried at-home treatments but feel like your pain is worsening as time progresses. With pinched nerves, it’s important to seek medical attention in order to identify the underlying cause of the pinched nerve to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint which connects the mandibular, or your lower jaw, to the temporal bones of the skull. The TMJ is one of the more unique joints within your body as it allows you to move your jaw forward, backward, and side to side so that you can chew, talk, sing, yawn, and more. This joint can be found just in front of your ears on both sides of your head.
Any problem with the muscles, ligaments, discs, bones, or the joint itself are known as temporomandibular disorders or TMD and refers to the actual disorder, where the jaw joint is misaligned and causing problems such as pain, inflammation, and inability to move or operate the jaw. However, these problems or conditions are often incorrectly called by the joint name of TMJ instead.
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you’re not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem. There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo.
Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem are suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
After an illness or injury, regaining your strength will take time. Rehabilitation exercise gives your body a chance to support the healing process. As your body becomes stronger, range of motion and flexibility improve. You can move more efficiently, and your body will become more resilient. Rehabilitation exercise plans are developed to accommodate each person’s individual needs. Rehab exercise helps you regain control of your recovery. We at Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Cincinnati, OH, know a lot about rehabilitation exercise.
The Graston Technique
The Graston Technique takes the manual manipulation of the soft tissues to the next level. Your chiropractor in Cincinnati will use a variety of stainless-steel tools to move the soft tissues on a much larger scale. By moving more tissue with each movement, we can dramatically improve circulation to the injured area. This breaks up inflammation and speeds up the healing process.
Why Rehab Exercise Is So Important?
Chiropractic care uses many different tools to build a quality treatment plan. Rehab exercise is a must if you are recovering from an illness or injury. If you haven’t been able to move for any length of time, your muscles will be stiff and painful. With rehab exercise, your soft tissues will gradually begin to be more flexible. Your range of motion will improve, and mobility will be less painful. The more you exercise, the stronger you will become. When rehab exercise is used, your body is given the tools it needs to heal more quickly and much more efficiently.
Stronger, Quicker Recovery
Rehabilitation exercise incorporates natural movements that are normally performed throughout your day. It can help you can resume your day-to-day activities much faster and with more strength and resilience. A complete recovery is important if you plan on resuming your normal activities or returning to work and being able to perform your responsibilities.
Visit Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center for Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractor in Cincinnati
If you have experienced an illness or injury that requires a long-term recovery and rehabilitation exercise, visit us at Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Cincinnati, OH, today. We have a long list of services we can use to get you back to being your old self. By using the Graston Technique and other treatment options, we can help you regain your strength and mobility. Our goal is to allow you to have the best possible quality of life. Call us at (513) 474-1111.