Millions of people of all ages are affected by sports injuries. Fortunately, if you're currently dealing with an injury to your upper or lower back, ankle, knee, or shoulder, your chiropractor in Federal Way, WA, can help. Here at Redondo Family Chiropractic, Dr. Andrew Winger helps scores of sports participants increase function, relieve pain, and enjoy a better range of motion—read on to learn how he can help you too.
Sports and what they do
Injuries from athletic activities can harm the neck, upper and lower back, as well as the upper and lower extremities. After all, heavy impact and repetitive motion cause muscular spasms, pain, swelling, fracture, disc herniation, headaches, torn ligaments/tendons, and more. Often, symptoms hide for a period of time and then express themselves suddenly and in unexpected ways.
How your chiropractor can help
Practicing at our Federal Way office is Dr. Winger, a chiropractor certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, an advanced system of spine care that focuses on uncovering the source of dysfunction. He formulates complete and individualized care plans that can include:
- Hands-on spinal adjustments (for misalignments called subluxations)
- Massage therapy for stiff and aching muscles
- Traction for spinal re-alignment
- Programs of physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises
- Ice and heat therapy
- Spinal decompression to relieve pressure on herniated discs
- Electrical stimulation (for pain relief)
- Counseling in proper nutrition
Additionally, Dr. Winger focuses on ways the sports enthusiast can avoid injury in the future. Statistics Canada says that most injuries North American adults suffer come from work and sports. Preventive measures are key to injury avoidance and quicker recovery if/when problems do occur.
Don't just live with your pain
At Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, Dr. Andrew Winger can help you be stronger, feel better, and perform well in sports and day-to-day living. Contact us today for a chiropractic consultation: (253) 941-6977.
From sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems to chronic conditions, there are many problems that can cause leg pain. Fortunately, our Federal Way, WA, chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Winger, doesn’t just treat problems of the spine—he also treats all musculoskeletal problems including leg issues! If you are experiencing leg pain, read on to learn how Dr. Winger can help!
What is causing my leg pain?
Before we can determine the best approach for treating your leg pain, our chiropractor will need to figure out what’s causing it. There are many conditions and problems that can cause leg pain including,
- Overuse injuries
- Restless leg syndrome
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Nerve damage
One of the most common causes of leg pain is sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This results in pain that travels from the lower back down the leg. Of course, everything from inflamed teeth to injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, or nerves can also set off pain. More serious conditions include deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot that usually develops within a vein in the leg.
What will a chiropractor do for my leg pain?
You will first undergo an intensive evaluation in which our Federal Way, WA, chiropractic doctor will examine the body to determine the cause of your leg pain. We will then ask you questions about your pain, and depending on your answers, we may recommend further imaging such as X-ray imaging or a CT scan.
While there are certain conditions that may require emergency medical treatment and more specialized care (as is the case with deep vein thrombosis), most injuries and musculoskeletal conditions can be treated through lifestyle modifications, exercises, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulations (e.g. spinal adjustments). Depending on the cause of your leg pain, regular spinal manipulation may be necessary over the course of several weeks; after which, maintenance chiropractic sessions can help prevent problems from reoccurring.
Need relief? Give us a call
Leg pain doesn’t just impact your health, but can also heavily affect your overall quality of life. Get back to doing what you love and call Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA, at (253) 941-6977 to schedule a chiropractic evaluation.
According to the National Migraine Foundation, over 10% of men, women, and children in the United States suffer from recurrent migraines, a chronic condition that can cause debilitating symptoms and greatly disrupt a person's quality of life. Fortunately, Dr. Andrew Winger, your chiropractor in Federal Way, WA, offers ongoing pain management and symptom relief for chronic headaches/migraines here at Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc. Read on to learn how he can help mitigate your condition.
What Exactly is a Migraine?
Migraines are more than just a bad headache. Though they can range widely in duration and intensity, these headaches are always accompanied with other physical and neurological symptoms that can make it difficult to carry on with normal routines—even getting out of bed in extreme cases! While they can affect anyone, many sufferers begin to experience them in childhood and on through adolescence and adulthood.
Signs and Symptoms of a Migraine
Generally, there are four stages to a migraine:
- An early "warning" stage known as prodrome
- Aura (temporary neurological symptoms like vision problems or numbness/tingling in the extremities or face)
- Post-drome—some people may feel drained, "foggy", or lethargic after the migraine passes
Common migraine symptoms include:
- Changes in mood
- Food cravings
- Stiffness in the neck
- Heightened thirst
- Sensitivity to light, certain smells, and even sounds
- Sharp pain in one or both sides of the head
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pulsing or throbbing pain
A typical migraine episode can last anywhere from 24-to-72 hours.
How Chiropractic Treatment From our Federal Way Office Can Help
Studies have found that chiropractic therapies like spinal manipulation may offer relief along with medication for chronic migraine sufferers. This can be especially helpful for those whose headaches originate in the neck.
Need Relief? Give us a Call
For more information about the underlying causes, symptoms, and treatment options for migraines, contact Dr. Winger's Federal Way office today by dialing (253) 941-6977 to set up an appointment with your local chiropractor.
Dealing with whiplash after a car accident? Find out how chiropractic treatment can help.
Have you recently been involved with a car accident and are now dealing with general soreness and neck stiffness? If so, you could be dealing with whiplash, a common injury that affects more than two million Americans every year. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are suddenly jerked forward or backward, causing muscles, joints, and ligaments to all overstretch. Read on to learn how to recognize the symptoms of whiplash and to find out when it might be time to turn to our Federal Way, WA, chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Winger, for care.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
You may not notice symptoms of whiplash for up to 24 hours or more after the accident. In fact, many people who end up dealing with whiplash feel fine immediately after their accident. Those with whiplash most often experience at least one of these symptoms,
- Neck pain
- Limited mobility and range of motion
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Numbness in the arms and hands
- Jaw pain
- Ringing in the ears
Those with more severe whiplash symptoms may also experience insomnia, anxiety, irritability, depression, and other mood changes.
Can whiplash go away without treatment?
A patient’s treatment plan will vary depending on the severity of their whiplash and the symptoms they are experiencing. In order to determine this, our chiropractic doctor will need to see you in our Federal Way, WA, clinic for a full evaluation.
During this evaluation, we will perform a thorough physical examination. Imaging tests may also be recommended to check the severity of the damage to the ligaments, muscles, and tendons of the neck and upper back.
Those with mild whiplash may be able to treat their symptoms without seeing a doctor. Resting, icing, and taking anti-inflammatory medications can all help ease symptoms until the soft tissues heal. That being said, if your symptoms are severe, or if they are persistent and don’t respond to at-home care, then it’s time to see a doctor.
While medication can be prescribed to help ease tight muscles and dull the pain, medication cannot treat the source of the problem. In this case, physical therapy is almost always recommended; however, no matter how minor your symptoms, it’s always best to play it safe and see a doctor after a car accident to check for potentially serious injuries.
How does a chiropractor treat whiplash?
The most common way to ease whiplash is through regular spinal manipulation, using different manual techniques that help treat everything from tight stiff muscles to herniated discs after an accident.
Spinal manipulation can help realign vertebrae in the cervical area of the spine to restore movement and function while also reducing pain and inflammation. Spinal manipulation can also improve blood flow and circulation to these areas, allowing the blood to deliver the proper nutrients to the areas to speed up the healing process.
Along with spinal manipulation, your chiropractor may also recommend,
- Electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic exercises
Concerned? Give us a call!
Don’t ignore the symptoms of whiplash. Even if you feel fine immediately after an accident, it’s common for symptoms to show up days or even weeks later. If you are dealing with neck pain and stiffness turn to Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA, today by dialing (253) 941-6977.
How your chiropractor in Federal Way, WA, can help your neck!
Neck pain can dramatically affect your life, making even the smallest movements of your head difficult and painful. In some cases, it may even be impossible to turn your head without pain, making it unsafe to drive and difficult to work. Luckily, your local chiropractor can do a lot to help with your neck pain! Andrew Winger at Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA, offers a wide range of chiropractic services to help you and your neck feel better.
More about Neck Pain Treatment
Neck pain can be the result of a medical condition, such as arthritis, which causes degenerative changes in your bones and spine. The result is joint stiffness and loss of flexibility in your neck. You may also have neck pain from trauma due to an injury or previous surgery. The resulting scar tissue can cause mobility issues and chronic pain.
If your neck pain isn’t going away on its own, it’s time to check in with your chiropractor. He will start with a complete examination of your neck, checking the flexibility and pain level. He may also recommend x-rays to determine joint involvement. A customized treatment plan will also be developed, an arrangement which may recommend:
- Thermal therapy, including ice and heat to relax painful muscles
- Cervical and spinal adjustments to realign the bones in your neck
- Alternative therapies, including acupuncture and acupressure to increase circulation and promote health
- Exercises and physical therapy to increase mobility, flexibility, and strength
- Massage and physiotherapy to increase range-of-motion and help relax muscles
Need Relief? Give Us a Call!
No matter what the source of for your neck pain might be, your chiropractor can help you feel better—all it takes is a simple phone call! So, pick up your phone today and dial (253) 941-6977 to schedule an appointment with Andrew Winger at Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA!
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