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SYMPTOMS

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AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

When a person is in an automobile accident, like their automobile that was wrecked or damaged in the collision, their body suffers the same type of stresses and can be injured as well. In the short term, they have acute neck pain and back pain. It’s important to get their body structure evaluated and get it to function properly again. The short-term goal is to feel better and heal faster.
The long-term goal is to prevent any long-term problems from occurring that would later come back to haunt them. In the long run,a weak link will develop which can manifest years later. So again, chronic problems can develop from incidents that occurred earlier in their lifetime.

ARM PAIN

The nerves that exit the neck/cervical region control all functions of your arms and hands. When the cervical nerves are aggravated, pinched or injured, pain can radiate down your shoulders, arm & hand. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling and weakness

ARTHRITIS

Chiropractic is an effective treatment for arthritis.  If you have arthritis you should have your spine checked for problematic structural imbalances of the vertebral.  The nerve compression associated with vertebral subluxations weakens your nervous system, stresses the immune system,  and puts the body in a weakened state that can set the stage for sicknesses and diseases of all kinds- arthritis included. Chiropractors are specially trained to locate and free the body from vertebral subluxations. Doctor Longo will customize a pain management program of physical therapy and spinal adjustments that fits the patients needs. For patients who are experiencing pain or stiffness in the hands, paraffin baths (hot wax baths) have yielded great results.

Preventive care is also an important consideration in regards to arthritis. As the disease develops spinal fusion can occur resulting in greater loss of mobility and increased pain. Dr. Longo will thoroughly evaluate your condition in order to design a treatment program that will hopefully prevent or slow down the process.

If you have arthritis of if you think you do, consult Longo Chiropractic for evaluation.

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BULGING / HERNIATED DISK 

A herniated disk is fluid filled sack made of cartilage between two vertebrae. They act like a rubber bushing between the two structures to allow us to move the way we do. When undue stress or pressure is applied to that disk it causes it to bulge, herniate or rupture.

A rupture is a severe situation what probably most likely needs to be handled in a surgical situation but many people are walking around with disk bulges or herniations that are causing problems and they can be helped through chiropractic.

Imagine a water balloon between two hard surfaces, if the pressure is being applied unequally there is going to be a bulge on one side causing that bulge herniation.  Through manipulation, we can realign the structures and put them where they should be so that pressure is applied more equally. The disk can be drawn back in and take the pressure off the nerve that’s being irritated.

COMPUTER BACK PAIN

Prolonged sitting at the computer can cause significant pain in your upper back & neck. An important focus of treating related symptoms is proper ergonomic evaluation of the work station and posture. Inappropriate positioning of the back, neck & head will cause stress , tension and muscular fatigue. Chiropractic treatment with the ergonomic assessment will promote long lasting response.

DIZZINESS

Our neck has many microreceptures or priopiocoptive fibers. Their job is to tell our body its position and special orientation/balance. When the structures of the neck is sending aberrant signals to the brain, dizziness and vertigo symptoms can occur. Treatment of the cervical spine can restore proper function and reduce or eliminate these symptoms.

BACKACHE

Back pain is one of the most common ailments treated by Doctors of Chiropractic. Symptoms can be anything from pain to stiffness, numbness, burning sensations or all of the above. Dr. Longo will evaluate your condition by a thorough examination looking for any subluxations of the spine. A subluxation is a minor misalignment of the spine “vertebra” causing an irritation to the nerve with a loss of normal function by interrupting communication from the brain to any cell tissue or organ in the body. Subluxations can be treated by a Doctor of Chiropractic through spinal adjustments and physical therapy/rehab.The chiropractor’s purpose is to make your spine and it’s nerves, discs and muscles healthier, stronger and more stable by correcting your vertebral subluxations.

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COMMON HEADACHE

Common headaches are only common because they are so familiar. Still, the pain can be excruciating, and the common headache can drastically affect your normal activities of daily living. Doctors of Chiropractic have discovered these headaches can be due to muscular contractions at the back of the head and neck due to spinal degeneration of the cervical spine. Through a comprehensive evaluation of the cervical vertebra we can determine if there is a casual relationship to your headache. Often the solution to your problem is just a matter of determining the cause of muscle tightness in your neck. Remember, it is important to realize that you don’t have to suffer with the common headache.

If you suffer from the common headache, consult Doctor Longo for evaluation.

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HEAD AND NECK PAIN

A stiff neck can sometimes come from nowhere. Actually the problem could have very well been developing for quite sometime. The neck consists of seven small bones collectively known as the cervical spine. They support the 22 bones of the head. The delicate curvature of these areas must be maintained for normal blood flow and nerve function. It is this curvature that can change over a period of time due to many things such as trauma, poor posture, stress or poorly performed exercises. Dr. Longo will examine the cervical vertebra to determine if the problem relates to the spine or the muscle and the ligaments around the spine. Subluxations can be treated by Dr. Longo through spinal adjustments and physical therapy/rehab.

Pain may develop suddenly from a trauma such as a whiplash, or fall, or slowly as a result of spinal imbalance, vertebral subluxations, emotional stress, poorly performed exercises or bad posture. Damage or irritated neck nerves can cause more than neck pain. Pain in the face, shoulder, arm, wrist, hand and fingers as well as reduced neck motion may also occur. Other neck problems include headaches, vision difficulties, dizziness, ringing in the ears, decreased attention span, learning and memory impairments, nasal problems, tongue and throat problems. Pain in the neck can be caused by irritation, inflammation, injury or infection. Chiropractic spinal care counters the effect of stress and unnatural wear and tear by relieving your neck of the vertebral subluxation complex and restoring proper movement to the spinal column.

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LOWER BACK PAIN

Eight out of ten of us suffer from some kind of lower back pain. Research shows that the majority of such pain is caused by a mechanical misalignment in one or more segments of the lower or lumbar spine. The spinal column provides protection for the spinal cord. It is made up of segments called “vertebra”, which must be positioned correctly in order to function properly and have a normal range of motion.

When the lower vertebra is out of alignment, the discs, (the spine’s shock absorber), can swell or tear causing it to bulge or herniate. This bulging can pinch the nerve between the vertebra producing pain, numbness, tingling or burning sensations. This condition can be treated by Doctor Longo through spinal adjustments and physical therapy/rehab, which can correct the misalignment in the low back region of the spinal cord.

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MIGRAINE HEADACHE

Do you know that 15 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches? There are many reasons for migraine headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic have discovered one of the most common reasons of cervical spinal degeneration; a misalignment and straightening of the neck that puts pressure on the nerves and arteries, causing them to swell. With less blood and oxygen reaching the brain a headache develops. By adjusting the cervical vertebra, less pressure is put on the nerves and arteries allowing blood and oxygen to flow to the brain. Most headaches can successfully be treated by a Doctor of Chiropractic through spinal adjustments and physical therapy/rehab.If you are a migraine sufferer, consult Dr. Longo for evaluation.

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MUSCLE SPASM

(Fibrositis)

Each of us have over 600 voluntary muscles in our bodies that work together to control even the simplest of movements. Muscles work in conjunction with joints, such as cartilage, and bones to provide motion. When the spinal vertebra become misaligned and irritated, it disrupts the nerve muscle relationship and causes a muscle spasm. These symptoms can be treated by Dr. Longo through spinal adjustments and physical therapy/rehab. Left alone they can become permanent causing chronic pain. Muscle pain can also be a symptom of a more serious problem and should be addressed immediately.

If you suffer from muscle spasms, consult Dr. Longo for evaluation.

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SCOLIOSIS

Scoliosis is an abnormal, curvature of the spine. Scoliosis has many causes, some due to injury while others are inherited. One common reason for scoliosis is abnormal development of the vertebra in the spine. The most common form of scoliosis is an abnormal pattern of muscle and ligament growth as a teenager grows in height.

Doctor Longo is trained to recognize scoliosis or the potential for developing scoliosis. With early detection, chiropractic treatment can correct many causes of scoliosis.

If you or your child have been diagnosed or think you many have scoliosis, consult Dr. Longo for evaluation.

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Spinal Rehabilitation

Our goal is to not only reduce your symptoms but more importantly to improve the structure and function of your spine. This promotes long lasting results and reduces the likelihood of premature degenerative and arthritic changes secondary to structure imbalances.

SPORTS INJURY

With people more conscious of their health and fitness they are becoming more active and involved in a wide variety of sports. Some sports injuries are due to improper stretching while others are accidental injuries during the activity. In either case it is important to diagnose and treat such injuries quickly to prevent further aggravation or damage to the specific area. Dr. Longo has extensive training in the area of sports medicine and can diagnose and effectively treat sports related injuries. Spinal adjustments and physical therapy/rehab have proven to be very successful in correcting the injury and getting you back to normal activity faster.

No matter what your recreational activity may be, don’t let sports related injuries or pains go unattended.

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TMJ DYSFUNCTION

TMJ Dysfunction is a problem with the alignment of the jaw. When the junction of the jaw is out of alignment it can create several problems such as headaches, jaw pain, sinus problems, stiffness in the jaw and muscle tension in the face, head, neck and shoulders. If you suffer from these symptoms it may be an indication of TMJ Dysfunction / Spinal Subluxation Syndrome. Through spinal adjustments and physical therapy/rehab Dr. Longo can treat these symptoms and correct the problem.

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MORE ENERGY WITH CHIROPRACTIC

When a child complains that he or she is tired all the time know something is very wrong. When adults exhibit chronic tiredness or fatigue, we don’t get nearly as concerned as when a child does – and that’s a big mistake. Life should be filled with energy, no matter what a person’s age- the biographies of many notable people teach us that well into their seventies, eighties and even nineties they are robust- full of lust for life. There can be many causes of chronic fatigue. They can be organic conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders and endocrine disorders; or emotional stress such as depression, anxiety or trauma. Chronic fatigue can be due to sleep deprivation, the adverse effects of prescribed, over-the-counter or illegal drugs; or an unhealthy lifestyle that doesn’t permit you to “catch up” with yourself. Others feel that chronic fatigue may be a nutritional condition that can be corrected with improved diet.

Energy flows over your brain and spinal cord through your nerves (and other tissues) and back to the brain and spinal cord. A healthy spine and nervous system keep your flow of energy balanced, your immune system strong and your resistance to disease high. An unhealthy, unbalanced spine can interfere with the natural flow of energy through your body, creating blockages and imbalances that may cause physical and emotional fatigue.

When chiropractors correct a mechanical distortion in your body with a chiropractic spinal adjustment, nerve system energy is normalized. In effect, chiropractic care heals a broken bridge between your “physical body” and your “energy body” so that they may communicate better with one another and restore harmony to your “body-mind”

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SCIATICA & LEG PAIN

Chiropractors correct the vertebral sublimation complex, which causes poor spinal alignment and nerve pressure. Doing this, chiropractors relieve stress on the spinal nerves, joints and discs. Just as you get your car’s alignment checked and corrected, so you should periodically get your spine’s alignment checked out and corrected. Is chiropractic spinal care a treatment for sciatica? No, it is a procedure for the analysis and correction of spinal nerve stress. And yet , if you do have sciatica, a chiropractic spinal adjustment is very badly needed. Every sciatica sufferer needs a healthy spine.

Chiropractic care appears to have the most effect on sciatica when problems first occurred. However even those who have suffered for longer periods and have been through the “medical runaround”, chiropractic may provide excellent results. Too many people who sufferer from lumbosciatialgia (lower back and sciatica pain), disc disease or protrusion think the only sources of help are drugs, physiotherapy and painkillers. Think again! Chiropractic care is the drug- free, natural alternative. In many cases a serve health conditions, it is still not too late to enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care.

PINCHED NERVE

What can cause a nerve “pinching” or impingement? A fall or an accident, even a very mild one that happened years ago, may be enough to misalign your spine. Some common causes are unnatural sleeping positions, bad posture, fatigue, dental work, a difficult birth, emotional stress, poor nutrition or a combination of stresses. Only doctors of chiropractic are able to analyze the spinal column for “pinched” nerves or vertebral subluxations. Using the art of the chiropractic spinal adjustment, the doctor of chiropractic then begins a process of correcting the spinal damage. No painkiller, muscle relaxants, other drugs or medial procedures can do it. No surgery can do it. “Pinched” nerves (vertebral subluxations) will not go away by themselves. Anyone suffering from “pinched” nerves needs a proper chiropractic spinal analysis and spinal adjustment to relieve their body of vertebral subluxations.

CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME

CTS is most often caused by pressure on the median nerve just above the wrist. Pressure on the median nerve may occur due to injury or sustained pressure from activities like typing, chopping, athletics, hammering or pushing. Some warning signs are pain (which can be severe), numbness, tingling or burning sensation, weakness or loss of grip strength, and loss of sleep due to discomfort. There are many ways to treat CTS depending on the individual severity and other considerations. In most cases , however, chiropractic manipulation of the affected wrist area(and possibly spinal manipulation)is proven to be one of the most effective methods of treatment.

STRENGTH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Doctors of chiropractic analyze your spine to locate vertebral subluxations, a serious condition that causes spinal distortions and interferes with your nervous system functions. Over a hundred years of chiropractic and osteopathic observations have demonstrated many patients that spinal care improves immune function. The exact mechanism of how the spine and the nervous system affect the immune system is one of the hottest areas of scientific studied call psychoneuroimmunology(PNI) Keeping your spine health under chiropractic care is one of the best ways of keeping your immune system functions at its optimum level so you may remain healthy and whole.

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Chiropractic care appears to have the most effect on sciatica when problems first occurred. However even those who have suffered for longer periods and have been through the “medical runaround”, chiropractic may provide excellent results. Too many people who sufferer from lumbosciatialgia (lower back and sciatica pain), disc disease or protrusion think the only sources of help are drugs, physiotherapy and painkillers. Think again! Chiropractic care is the drug- free, natural alternative. In many cases a serve health conditions, it is still not too late to enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care.

PINCHED NERVE

What can cause a nerve “pinching” or impingement? A fall or an accident, even a very mild one that happened years ago, may be enough to misalign your spine. Some common causes are unnatural sleeping positions, bad posture, fatigue, dental work, a difficult birth, emotional stress, poor nutrition or a combination of stresses. Only doctors of chiropractic are able to analyze the spinal column for “pinched” nerves or vertebral subluxations. Using the art of the chiropractic spinal adjustment, the doctor of chiropractic then begins a process of correcting the spinal damage. No painkiller, muscle relaxants, other drugs or medial procedures can do it. No surgery can do it. “Pinched” nerves (vertebral subluxations) will not go away by themselves. Anyone suffering from “pinched” nerves needs a proper chiropractic spinal analysis and spinal adjustment to relieve their body of vertebral subluxations.

CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME

CTS is most often caused by pressure on the median nerve just above the wrist. Pressure on the median nerve may occur due to injury or sustained pressure from activities like typing, chopping, athletics, hammering or pushing. Some warning signs are pain (which can be severe), numbness, tingling or burning sensation, weakness or loss of grip strength, and loss of sleep due to discomfort. There are many ways to treat CTS depending on the individual severity and other considerations. In most cases , however, chiropractic manipulation of the affected wrist area(and possibly spinal manipulation)is proven to be one of the most effective methods of treatment.

STRENGTH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Doctors of chiropractic analyze your spine to locate vertebral subluxations, a serious condition that causes spinal distortions and interferes with your nervous system functions. Over a hundred years of chiropractic and osteopathic observations have demonstrated many patients that spinal care improves immune function. The exact mechanism of how the spine and the nervous system affect the immune system is one of the hottest areas of scientific studied call psychoneuroimmunology(PNI) Keeping your spine health under chiropractic care is one of the best ways of keeping your immune system functions at its optimum level so you may remain healthy and whole.

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