Do you suffer from an acute or chronic condition? Is ongoing pain holding you back from living life to the fullest?
At Atlas Chiropractic, we believe that people shouldn’t have to rely on long-term medications, which typically only mask the symptoms of their conditions. With our unique corrective wellness chiropractic care process, we can identify the spinal misalignments that are causing your pain or health complaints.
Then, we use specific chiropractic techniques to resolve these misalignments, allowing the body to achieve balance again. Find lasting relief through our gentle chiropractic care and innovative nutritional strategies.
Back pain may develop slowly and become chronic over time, or there may be a sudden onset following an incident, such as a car accident, sporting mishap, or even lifting a heavy object the wrong way.
Tracking down the source of back pain can be tricky, because it tends to be secondary or “referred pain,” meaning that the real problem begins in some other area of the body. Usually, back pain originates in the spine.
When one or more of the spine’s vertebrae are jostled out of alignment, we call this a “vertebral subluxation.” The subluxation causes spinal dysfunction, which creates irritation and inflammation. This is one of the most common causes of back pain.
Often, we can treat back pain using the Cox Technic, which is an effective chiropractic method that uses flexion-distraction and spinal decompression. Our skilled chiropractors treat patients from across the Northwest Valley of Phoenix, AZ by interpreting back pain symptoms to determine which chiropractic technique would give you the best results.
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) find themselves in a state of perpetual exhaustion that no amount of sleep can cure. Until recently, the medical community dismissed the disorder, because it is not visible on diagnostic tests. However, for sufferers of this debilitating condition, CFS is very real.
In many cases, chronic fatigue is due to a spinal misalignment or “vertebral subluxation” and lifestyle factors.
A properly aligned nervous system decreases dysfuntion and helps provide more energy to the body by decreasing stressers on the spine and nervous system which if not corrected can typically resulting in mental and physical fatigue.
We’ve successfully treated chronic fatigue syndrome for patients from Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale using non-invasive spine care such as gentle exercise, customized nutrition plans, chiropractic care, and more. This can help patients regain a sense of control over their health and get back to their life.
Dizziness and vertigo occur when your brain senses movement, but your body is stationary. Dizziness is the milder of the two conditions and generally resolves itself fairly quickly. Vertigo, on the other hand, can be terrifying. The world whirls uncontrollably around you and the spinning doesn’t stop when you close your eyes.
Occasionally, vertigo is caused by migraines, sinus congestion or infection, whiplash injury, concussion, or canaliths (debris in the inner ear). Many of our patients suffer from dizziness and vertigo due to a vertebral subluxation.
When a vertebral subluxation impinges on the proprioceptor nerves, corrupted data is sent to the brain. This causes the brain to be confused about which sensory input to believe. Even if you shut your eyes, there is still conflicting input from the ears and spinal nerves, resulting in prolonged dizziness and vertigo.
Our Phoenix-based chiropractors are trained to detect vertebral subluxations and correct them through effective spinal adjustments. Once the spinal bones are realigned, the irritated nerves begin to calm down. Rather than suppressing symptoms with medication, the root cause of vertigo is corrected so that it doesn't become a chronic condition.
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating health condition that affects up to 5 million people in the U.S., most of them women. It’s a chronic disorder of the intricate central nervous system, which consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves that branch off throughout the body.
With fibromyalgia, the body’s pathway of communication is corrupted. Signals, particularly pain messages, go awry. A pain/stress cycle is set in motion that can be difficult to stop. Additional symptoms may include depression, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, and more.
Migraine headaches can be debilitating. Whereas regular headaches are caused by tension that results in moderate pain, a migraine includes both vascular and nerve dysfunction, and the pain can be severe. They may also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision.
Many things can trigger migraines, including caffeine, artificial sweeteners, stress, lack of sleep, menstruation, menopause, and more.
Our gentle corrective wellness chiropractic care offers a drug-free solution for migraine pain. In fact, a randomized control study showed that chiropractic care reduces both the frequency and the severity of migraine headaches.
When your neck hurts, the simplest gesture can seem difficult or even impossible. You may first notice a problem while sitting at your computer, when getting up from a chair, or when following through on your golf swing.
The pain may seem to come from nowhere, but like most pain that begins in the spine, it was probably building for some time. When even one vertebra in the neck becomes dysfunctional, your body experiences central nervous system interference, which can cause severe neck pain.
Pain may also be worsened by poor posture, sleeping on an unsupportive pillow, spending many hours staring at electronic devices, sport injuries, and more. Fortunately, chiropractic care in Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding areas offers a safe and effective way to correct neck pain at its source for natural, long-lasting relief.
Our chiropractors often use the Cox Technic to treat neck pain, which is a gentle stretching adjustment of the spine. No matter the cause of your pain, we’ll design a custom treatment plan to resolve the underlying issue.
Back pain causes significant discomfort for many pregnant women. While it can be caused by hormonal changes, pregnancy back pain is usually caused by the tremendous burden placed on the spine and pelvis by a growing baby.
Expectant women dealing with back pain certainly have a lot to consider when it comes to treatment options. Some simply suffer through the pain. Others choose to take over-the-counter painkillers, which can be risky. Chiropractic care is an ideal solution for pregnant women who are looking for a safe and effective treatment option.
Our team is skilled in providing a number of chiropractic techniques to treat pregnancy back pain. One approach in particular is called the Webster Technique, which focuses on properly aligning the spine and pelvis, and it improves function of the lower back, pelvis, and hips.
This gentle technique effectively relieves back pain for pregnant women, and it can even help support an easier delivery. Instead of relying on potentially harmful medication, we leverage the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It is created by the lumbar spinal nerves and travels down the back of both legs. Pressure on the sciatic nerve can cause it to become inflamed, which results in the condition known as sciatica.
No two cases of sciatica are alike. One patient may feel a dull ache in the calf. Another may feel a knot in the muscles of one buttock. Sciatica may feel like a sharp, shooting pain down the back of one or both legs. It could manifest as a loss of strength in the leg and foot. It may also feel like burning, tingling, or numbness.
Although the symptoms may be different for each person, the origins of sciatica can be the same: spinal dysfunction. Both vertebral subluxations and sacral subluxations can cause sciatica.
Our Phoenix-area chiropractors are extensively trained to locate and correct spinal dysfunction to treat the problem right at the source.
The neck and shoulders are interconnected in such a way that anything that affects one will affect the other. Shoulder pain is often “referred pain,” meaning that it originates somewhere else. Dysfunction in the neck is the most common cause of pain referred to the shoulder, and the most frequent type of neck dysfunction that results in shoulder pain is “forward head posture” (FHP).
Spinal dysfunction is where forward head posture often begins, which results in the head being carried in front of the shoulders.
The weight of the head creates tension in the joints of the cervical spine and places mechanical stress on the shoulder girdle. Over time, the joints are subjected to excessive wear and tear, which may result in osteoarthritis of the shoulders and neck, as well as ongoing pain.
The most effective way to relieve shoulder pain is to eliminate the nervous system interference that caused the problem. The team at Atlas Chiropractic is skilled at correcting underlying spinal dysfunction that may lead to shoulder pain, clearing the way for the body to heal naturally through corrective wellness chiropractic care.
Car accident victims often sustain whiplash injuries. Whiplash is the result of sudden forward-and-backward or side-to-side movements. During a collision, the neck is hyperextended, which can cause dysfunction all the way down the spine. Spinal damage can occur even in minor fender benders when the vehicle escaped without a dent.
The spine is key to a properly functioning body. As a result, damage to the spine may cause dozens of disorders that fall under the definition of whiplash. The most common symptoms include: neck stiffness or pain, back pain, headaches, difficulty concentrating, ringing ears, leg pain, concussion, and more.
Another troublesome aspect of whiplash is that the symptoms aren’t always apparent at first. For example, if the spine’s hardware was jostled out of position, this can set the stage for spinal arthritis that may take years to appear.
When left uncorrected, whiplash can cause long-term pain throughout the body. Our chiropractors can fully evaluate the extent of your whiplash injury. Once the anomalies in your spinal structure are identified, we can effectively treat them using safe, non-invasive chiropractic spine care. Patients from Scottsdale, Glendale, and Phoenix reach out to our specialists for post-accident care.