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You don't have to be an athlete to benefit from chiropractic care. If you work on your feet all day you are likely to encounter some similar concerns as those who practice sports. But even if you don't, working at a desk offers your body its own set of challenges. Your Federal Way, WA, chiropractor can help you with a variety of pains and injuries. To learn more, reach out to Dr. Andrew Winger of Redondo Family Chiropractic.
Practicing sports, even if it's not done professionally, can be exceedingly beneficial to your overall health. But even if you take every necessary precaution injuries can still happen. Recurring impact on joints can also damage them over time. Your chiropractor can help get you back on the field faster, and chiropractic treatments are typically a good option for managing pain if you are looking to avoid using opioids. What's more, athletes often undergo treatment in an effort to avoid certain injuries.
Manual work can exert your body in ways similar to sports, so your chiropractor can be your best friend in dealing with joint conditions and pain. But even working at a desk for extended periods can be precarious to your posture and spine. Spinal adjustments along with stretching can be very helpful to relieve some of the built-up stress of sitting on a chair for too long. Your doctor can also prescribe exercises and make suggestions about your office setup that can help improve your posture.
Chiropractic Care in Federal Way, WA
It isn't only work and sports that can prompt a visit to your chiropractor's office. Poor posture can lead to other problems that can stem from improper alignments, such as headaches and migraines, all of which your chiropractor may be able to help with.
Whether you are currently dealing with pain or an injury, or simply wish to prevent either, your first step should be making an appointment today with Dr. Winger of Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA, by dialing 253-941-6977.
Redondo Family Chiropractic is here for you if you've been in an accident. Whiplash is common after a car accident and Dr. Andrew Winger treats patients in Federal Way, WA, to restore range of motion and stop your pain.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash happens when the neck is overextended, and it can damage vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves in your neck. The sudden and unnatural movement of the body during a car crash often causes whiplash but it can also come from a fall or other accident. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Pain in the neck
- Pain in the arms, hands, shoulders, or upper back
- Stiffness or limited range of motion
- Muscle spasms
- Ringing in ears
- Numbness or a pins and needles feeling in your arms and hands
Come see us in Federal Way, WA, if you have been in a car accident or are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Don't ignore symptoms of whiplash. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain. Your chiropractor can help you heal and relieve your pain with a series of adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments help realign the spine and neck to relieve pain caused by any herniated discs. Adjustments also help the healing process because manipulation helps improve circulation and blood flow to injured areas.
Whiplash symptoms can take some time to disappear completely, but a series of adjustments will improve your symptoms and speed up healing. Your chiropractor will also prescribe you exercises to do at home to rebuild strength and restore range of motion.
If you've been in a car crash or another accident that has left you with whiplash injuries, Dr. Winger of Redondo Family Chiropractic is here to help you. Contact us for an appointment in Federal Way, WA, at (253) 941-6977.
Struggling with back pain? Dr. Andrew Winger of Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA, can help. Here at our office, Dr. Winger provides his patients with quality chiropractic care, including the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Read on to learn how he can help you.
What Happens During a Visit to a Chiropractor?
A chiropractor diagnoses and treats issues affecting nerves, muscles, bones, and joints by providing techniques like spinal manipulation. The first visit lasts about 30 to 60 minutes and your chiropractor will ask about past injuries and illnesses, current health problems, any medicines that you are taking, diet, sleep habits, exercise, mental stresses, and the usage of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. During this visit, make sure that you tell your chiropractor about any physical problems such as numbness, tingling, weakness, or other nerve problems.
Your chiropractor will then perform a physical exam to test your spinal mobility, he will check your blood pressure and take x-rays to test for back pain.
Here's a More Detailed List of How Your Federal Way Chiropractor Will Diagnose Back Pain:
X-rays provide detail of the bone structures in the spine and check for instability caused by tumors and fractures.
CT scans help identify specific conditions, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis.
MRI scans provide details about the backs' discs and nerve roots but are usually used for pre-surgical planning.
Types of Back Injury
There are many sources of back pain, some of which include:
- Spondylolisthesis: This is a defect or fracture in the vertebra, which results in a forward or backward vertebral slipping.
- Cervical Radiculopathy: This is damaged or disturbed nerve function, which causes nerve root compression.
- Sprains and Strains: This occurs when you overstretch a muscle in your back or tear a ligament, causing inflammation around the muscles.
- Herniated Discs: This describes when a spinal disc leaks and irritates nearby nerves.
Need Relief? Give Us a Call
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Winger of Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA, dial (253) 941-6977 today.