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LOWER & MID BACK PAIN

Lower back pain is regarded as the number one cause of disability worldwide and costs the healthcare system billions every year. Muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, herniated discs, arthritis, degenerative disc disease and many more have been implicated in back pain. In both acute and chronic back pain it is important to assess all of these structures. Chiropractic has been shown to be an incredibly effective and cost-efficient approach to back pain.

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SPORTING INJURIES

Injuries on the sports field and in the gym occur for a multitude of reasons. Of these include overuse and overtraining. Chiropractic addresses prevention, management and treatment of sports injuries using a neuromusculoskeletal approach. This is done by addressing dysfunction in the tissues and then introducing appropriate exercise for long term relief and performance.

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PRENATAL &
POSTPARTUM CARE

Chiropractic care is an essential component of a healthy pregnancy. With all the changes an expectant mother goes through so quickly, regular care helps create a more balanced, flexible, and stress-free state for the spine and soft tissues. Dr. Morelli is Webster Certified, which is a safe and gentle chiropractic technique that releases intrauterine constraint. This technique allows the baby to get into the best position possible for the birthing process. Each adjustment reduces interference to the nervous system- a vital benefit to improve physiology for both mom and her baby. When mom's physiological function is at its best, the baby's development is optimal. Balancing the pelvic bones, muscles and ligaments and improving normal physiology set the stage for an easier pregnancy and birth.

Just as pregnancy causes many changes within the body, the postpartum stage also comes with its own challenges and physical demands, such as holding that baby, breastfeeding, hormonal changes, carrying car seats, etc. Due to the residual effects of the hormone relaxin on the spine and joints, the body often has a harder time normalising bio-mechanics and function. Chiropractic care helps facilitate balance, alignment, and function to foster a quicker and easier recovery. Remember to take care of yourself, too!

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NECK PAIN & STIFFNESS

Neck pain is regarded as the third cause of disability worldwide and can be extremely frustrating and disabling. Muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, herniated discs, “pinched nerves”, arthritis and others have been implicated in neck pain. Patients may also experience pain radiating down the shoulders and arms, or numbness and tingling in the fingers. Chiropractic provides an effective and gentle drug-free approach to neck pain.

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HEADACHES & MIGRAINES

People experience headaches for a variety of reasons and they can be frustrating and disabling. A cervicogenic headache occurs when nerves in the upper neck get confused with a collection of nerves in the brain and are felt as a headache. Headaches can often be associated with a significant amount of muscle tension, autonomic symptoms such as eye-watering or worsening symptoms from light or sound. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is also often misdiagnosed in headaches. Chiropractic provides a gentle and holistic approach to these conditions.

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WHIPLASH

Following a car accident, which for the most part is unexpected, the head can be accelerated backwards and forwards very quickly in an unfavourable manner resulting in ligament, joint or muscle injury. If left untreated, it can result in chronic pain. Assessing the ligaments, joints, muscles and nerves is important for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

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SCIATICA

Sciatica is actually a symptom and not a condition. It refers to pain that is felt down both or just one leg. It’s basically a “pinched nerve” in the lower back. This can be caused by herniated discs or anything causing inflammation or impingement of the nerves that leave the lower back and move down the legs.

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POST SURGICAL BACK PAIN

Failed back surgery is a general term that refers to patients that have not experienced a success with surgery and continue to experience pain. Chiropractic In combination with therapeutic neuromuscular education (TNE) and exercise, offers a safe and gentle approach to reduce pain and increase quality of life.

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