- Auto Injuries
- Back Pain
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injury
- Personal Injury
- Shoulder Pain
- Work Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- Arm And Leg Pain
- Chiropractic Care For Kids
- Wellness Care
- Spine Related
- Disc Injury
- Family Chiropractic
- Colicky Baby
- Ear Infections
- Other Symptoms
Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
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.
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.
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.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at New Leaf Chiro Wellness Center come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.
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.
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.
Workplace injuries don’t only occur during traumatic slips and falls at work but are more often than not, the result of repetitive movements, and caused by doing the physical demands required of your job over an extended period of time. These types of workplace injuries are all too common in today’s workforce and are best identified by their symptoms.
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel and hand pain
- Disc injuries
- Sciatica (pain caused by the sciatic nerve in your lower back and legs)
- Joint pain
Being examined by a chiropractor is often the first step in identifying and treating a workplace injury through non-invasive care which is why New Leaf Chiro Wellness Center conducts thorough examinations during his first session with new patients in order to better assess their injury. Since workplace injuries usually develop over time, it’s important to share all the symptoms you may be experiencing so we can identify the root cause.
When detected early, scoliosis can be managed and treated to prevent the problem from getting worse. With scoliosis, the spine has abnormal curvatures to the side or even twists. Most cases of scoliosis appear for unknown reasons as scoliosis tends to develop before puberty in adolescence, in children who previously had no spine issues.
Many cases of scoliosis do not require surgery or extensive treatment, but if the curvature becomes more severe, medical intervention may be needed. Scoliosis appears equally in boys and girls, but typically girls are more likely to develop significant curvature that warrants treatment.
Common signs of scoliosis include:
- A spine that curves too much to the left or right
- One shoulder that appears lower than the other
- Having a rounded shoulder
- Having an uneven or sunken chest shape
- One leg appears shorter than the other
Most people with scoliosis are unaware that they have it as it is not severe or painful enough to affect their daily lives. For more extreme cases of scoliosis, there are a few treatment options that our chiropractor may suggest such as wearing a back brace, improved posture exercises, and physical therapy and stretching to help align the spine.
There is no cure for scoliosis, but if left untreated, scoliosis can cause additional issues into adulthood such as back pain, numbness or tingling in your legs, fatigue, and breathing problems. Luckily, braces and back strengthening exercises typically ease any discomfort the patient may be experiencing and strengthen the back muscles to alleviate pain and support healthier spin alignment.
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.
Initial therapy for CTS includes:
- Resting the affected hand and wrist
- Avoiding activities that may worsen symptoms
- Immobilizing the wrist in a splint to avoid further damage from twisting or bending
- Applying cool packs to help reduce swelling from inflammation
- Chiropractic joint manipulation and mobilization of the wrist and hand, stretching and strengthening exercises, soft-tissue mobilization techniques, and even yoga can be helpful.
Scientists are also investigating other therapies such as acupuncture that may help prevent and treat this disorder. Some medications can help with pain control and inflammation. Studies have shown that vitamin B6 supplements may relieve CTS symptoms. We will customize your treatment and pain management plan to best suit your needs and treat your condition.
Arm And Leg Pain
The leg is a complexion region of the body composed of the hip joint, bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The hip joint is one of the most mobile and frequently used joints of the body, and as such the leg can be a great source of pain for many.
Many people experience leg pain that has developed over time. This pain can range from slight discomfort, dull ache to a stabbing sensation, or complete immobilization.
The actual source of leg pain can be difficult to self-diagnose unless you have an obvious injury or direct trauma. There can be numerous sources that can cause mysterious aches and pains in the leg including vertebral misalignments, arthritis, tears to tendons or ligaments, cramps, or muscle strain. Nerve irritation or damage is another source of pain as nerves provide feeling throughout the entire body and if inflamed or irritated can result in pain. Much to the surprise of many patients, injuries or misalignments along the spine can create a sensation of pain anywhere along the entire length of the leg.
Many people often experience leg pain that has developed over time. Though medication can block the pain temporarily, it does not address the source. Our team is trained and experienced in treating issues related to leg pain. We will conduct a thorough medical examination that includes your medical history as well as any additional tests needed to determine the source. After a confirmed diagnosis, we will work with you to provide the best treatment plan for your needs and lifestyle.
If you’re experiencing persistent leg pain, you shouldn’t spend another day in pain. Please contact our office at (813) 254-2500.
Chiropractic Care For Kids
Here at New Leaf Chiro Wellness Center, we specialize in chiropractic care for children. We are proud to serve children in Lutz, FL and the surrounding communities.
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, there are more and more parents seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function.
Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.
The first thing that we will do when you see us is take a thorough history of your child’s health. You are able to explain to us any complaints that you or your child may have. We will then do a complete physical examination of your child’s spine. We want to ensure that all areas are working and functioning correctly.
Our entire staff enjoys seeing children in our practice and will always create a positive experience for them. We know that starting chiropractic care while young can create wonderful benefits and ensure that your child grows up as healthy as possible. Many issues you experience when you are older were likely caused when you were younger. We are here to correct any issues that may be occurring. We are always here to answer any of your questions or concerns.
Here at New Leaf Chiro Wellness Center, we specialize in both prenatal and postnatal care. We are proud to serve patients in Lutz, FL and the surrounding communities.
Many people assume that pregnant women should not see a chiropractor. The truth is actually the opposite. Chiropractors work with the body’s natural ability to adapt and function the way that is was designed to, which is vital for the normal physiological function of both the mother and the baby during pregnancy and birth.
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, including developmental and hormonal changes. Many of your ligaments may shift, and any women experience lower back pain as a result. Our job is to assist you with this and make your pregnancy experience enjoyable and pain free.
Chiropractic care can also reduce restrictions and interferences which can then increase the chance of getting pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant, chiropractic care is a wonderful solution.
Our entire staff will always go above and beyond each and every time that we see you. We create a stress-free environment so you can enjoy coming in. We are always available to answer any of your questions. We also always create a safe environment for you and your baby.
Wellness care, sometimes called chiropractic maintenance care, is referred to as the time after your initial spinal problems have been corrected or stabilized. Patients will have no chief complaint but have their spines checked for vertebral subluxations and adjusted to maintain proper function and optimal health. Once your body has fully healed, wellness care can help to ensure your physical problems do not return and keep your body in optimal condition. Maintenance is viewed as a preventative measure.
Wellness care is the key to healthy living. It ensures the health of your musculoskeletal system. By continuing with a wellness care program, you can avoid many of the aches and pains many people suffer through. Your joints will last longer, and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.
The ultimate goal of wellness care is to keep stress off your nervous system, which allows your body to function better and helps prevent all sorts of problems in the future. It also enables you to better handle future stresses. In short, “chiropractic maintenance” will make every aspect of your life more effective and enjoyable.