CONDITIONS WE TREAT

At Victory Chiropractic, we see and treat many of the conditions listed below. 

Cervical Posture Syndrome (Neck Pain)

 

Kyphosis is a postural syndrome of the upper back and neck where the shoulders are exceptionally rounded and the chins points forward into an anterior translated posture. It occurs in all sections of the population and has become more prevalent in the past few decades with the daily dependability of the computer. In the sports world, cyclists, baseball catchers are at risk as they have to hold postures for long periods, as well as the amateur bodybuilder who overdevelops and tightens the pectoralis major muscles neglecting the muscles in the upper back. Cervical Posture Syndrome is sometimes called upper crossed syndrome. This is due to the muscle imbalances, which are present with this type of posture. For example, the pectoralis and the posterior neck muscles are tight and the muscles of the upper back and deep neck flexors are tight and the muscles of the upper back and deep neck flexors are weak. If you connect the two tight muscle groups and the muscle groups with two straight lines, they form a cross shape, giving the condition its name.

 

Lumbar Facet Syndrome (low back pain)

 

The facet joints of the lumbar spine are reported to be the primary cause of low back pain in as few as 15% or as many as 80% of mechanical back pain patients depending on the author. The symptoms can mimic or be secondary to disc involvement or other causes of radicular pain. Pain can occur from biomechanical changes associated with loss of disc height, disc irritation of the joint due to degenerative changes of that joint, chemical irritation within the joint due to extracapsular inflammation in response to a local soft tissue or disc injury.
 

Hamstring Strain/Sprain

 

The hamstring muscles consist of the semitendonosis, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris which are located in the posterior thigh. A hamstring strain is a non-contact injury and usually occurs with either acute or insidious contact. Strains are frequently seen in athletes who run, jump and kick. Avulsion injuries are seen in athletes who participate in water skiing, dancing, weight lifting and ice skating. The avulsion injury usually follows a burst of speed, and the patient may report a popping or tearing sensation. The most commonly affected muscle area in the hamstring complex area is the short head of the biceps femoris, possibly because of its innervation.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is typically seen in individuals performing significant overhead work or with frequent postures requiring the arms to be held in shoulder flexion while working. It is frequently confused with cervical radiculopathy and the various upper extremity nerve entrapments. The mechanism of injury is due to compression of the neurovascular bundle which includes the brachial plexus between the first rib and clavicle, between the anterior and middle scaliness, or behind the pectoralis minor muscle causing intermittent positional nerve entrapment. 

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Pain)

 

The hamstring muscles consist of the semitendonosis, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris which are located in the posterior thigh. A hamstring strain is a non-contact injury and usually occurs with either acute or insidious contact. Strains are frequently seen in athletes who run, jump and kick. Avulsion injuries are seen in athletes who participate in water skiing, dancing, weight lifting and ice skating. The avulsion injury usually follows a burst of speed, and the patient may report a popping or tearing sensation. The most commonly affected muscle area in the hamstring complex area is the short head of the biceps femoris, possibly because of its innervation.

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