Neck pain

Neck pain can start without warning, from sleeping wrong to twisting your neck in one direction too fast. Chiropractic care can help by realigning the spine, which restores normal motion in the neck.


Torticollis is a condition in which the head persistently turns to one side, often include muscle spasms on that side along with increased pain.

Headache/migraines – tension

Migraines – Pain caused by a migraine headache is usually described as throbbing or pulsing pain that is in one area of the head.  Additional symptoms include sensitivity to light, sound, and/or nausea. In some cases there are times of visual disturbances which include flashing lights or even temporary loss of vision.  Migraines may have triggering factors that include: stress, hormonal changes, lack of food, lack of sleep and dietary factors. 

TMJ pain/ Jaw pain

Temporomandibular pain may occur on one side or both sides. This pain may increase when opening/closing the mouth or while eating depending on the exact cause. Sufferers may feel a “popping” sensation or tenderness along the neck or face.

Thumb pain

Thumb pain may occur when you grip, grasp or pinch and object. Any type of force may cause increased pain, stiffness and swelling in the region.

Wrist pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by the pinching of the nerves that travel through the wrist region. At times chiropractic can help by increasing the motion of the bones in the wrist and relaxing the muscles that may be constricting the area.


Elbow Pain / Tennis Elbow

Elbow pain can be caused by multiple issues but the two primary include overuse or trauma. Overuse may include placing stress on the forearm muscles which cause stress onto the tendons that attach to the bone. Repetitive motions may irritate the area from using a shears cutting hair, meat-cutting, painting, electrical work and other activities that require the constant gripping motion and/or movements.

Upper back (between shoulder blades)

This type of pain can be caused by joint dysfunction, muscular irritation, as well as, poor posture.

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain may be caused by impingement, tendon tears, arthritis or even instability.  Tight muscles may restrict the shoulders range of motion often limiting the movement when lifting or moving the arm. Chiropractors may help get down to the root cause of the shoulder pain.

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)      

This may develop when the joint is injured or painful where you aren’t moving it as you normally would. The shoulder joint will stiffen up causing a decreased range of motion and increased pain in the shoulder. According to the AAOS, it occurs in 2% of the general population.



Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Is a condition caused by compression of the nerves as they pass through the armpit into the arms. Common signs and symptoms include: neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, along with numbness and tingling into the fingers.

Rib Pain

Rib pain at times can be very severe, it can cause discomfort with breathing along with very sharp pain with certain movements.

Lower back pain

Low back pain can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation, can be caused from heavy lifting, twisting or can start without warning.  Acute low back pain in some instances can be a disruption in the function of the muscles, nerves, and spine. This may irritate the area and affect the way these components move and work together. Chronic low back pain may interfere with your daily routine, hobbies and work.

Sciatic Pain

Sciatica is a result of compression of the nerve root that extends from the spine into the buttock, down the back of the leg and at times into the foot. It can cause burning, shooting or tingling sensation at times. Low back pain can be involved as well causing a pinch or aching pain. If the nerve is severely compressed it will cause muscle weakness or numbness into the leg or foot.

Disc herniation and Protrusion

There are varying degrees of disc herniations and chiropractic care is a safe, conservative place to start in managing the symptoms related to a disc herniation or protrusion. The chiropractors at Southridge Chiropractic are trained to evaluate and treat these issues. They are also able to guide you where to go if more advanced or supplemental treatment is necessary.



                                Is your baby BREECH?


More and more women are discovering the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Our chiropractors at Southridge have been trained to work safely with pregnant women and we have tables designated to accommodate a pregnant woman’s body. Because of the changes from the increase in hormones, weight gain and postural shifting, pregnant women have an increased occurrence of sacral and pelvic subluxations. Therefore biomechanical imbalance when compared to the rest of the population. Also, the effect that a chiropractic adjustment has on the entire body and all of its functions by reducing stress on the nervous system, pregnant women may significantly benefit by having their spine checked throughout their pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both her and the baby.

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  •     Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  •     Reduce labor and/or delivery time
  •     Relieve back, neck and joint pain
  •     Possibly reduce the need for a cesarean delivery

The Webster Technique

This is a technique used on pregnant women with a breech baby. It is a specific chiropractic adjustment that many of the doctors at Southridge are certified in, and all are trained to perform, which removes intrauterine constraint, thus allowing baby to return to an optimal position, which is head down. It achieves this by reducing the effects of sacral and pelvic dysfunction and by reducing the stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. In turn, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. It is a quick and painless procedure to perform and research supports that it is 82% effective in getting baby to turn on its own, according to The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics July/August 2002 issue. The number of visits required to get baby to turn can range from one to several.

Knee, Hip & Pelvis Pain

Pain in the knees, hips or pelvis can be caused by a number of things including: poor sleeping posture, prolonged sitting, poor fitting shoes, heavy lifting, excess weight, among other things. Many of these issues can be addressed and corrected by the doctors at Southridge Chiropractic by spinal adjustments, home exercises, patient education and even foot orthotics.


Ankle pain

Foot pain (plantar fasciitis)

Achilles tendon pain

These issues listed above may be caused by incorrectly fitted shoes, flat feet that are not supported or stabilized, along with the pelvis not moving as well as it should. At Southridge Chiropractic, we are able to adjust the foot/ankle, use modalities for soft tissue imbalances, along with helping you to stabilize the ankle and support the feet.

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Motor vehicle accidents

Car accidents can cause unexpected jarring or movements of the body that goes beyond its normal limits. Ligaments that hold one bone to another may be stretched or even tore during an accident. Early care following a car accident can help ensure a better, quicker recovery, long term.


It is an injury caused by a forceful, rapid back and forth or side to side movement of the neck. Neck strain is caused when there is damage to the muscle or tendons that connect the muscles to the bones.



Sports or Running Injuries

Injuries, aches and pains are commonly placed with sports along with running. These injuries are often caused by repetitive use such as throwing, swinging or bending. Chiropractic care can help relieve these symptoms by focusing on improving flexibility and pain free range of motion. Along with working on strengthening muscle imbalances while stabilizing the area in question. Treatments consist of chiropractic adjustments associated soft tissue therapies, strengthening and stabilization exercises. These are done to help the body heal and return to optimal function.

Arthritis and Joint pain

Arthritis is a wearing down of deterioration of a joint. A chiropractic adjustment helps to maintain the mobility that is left in the joint and therefore slow the rate of further degeneration. The adjustment may also offer temporary relief of the pain associated with the arthritis.


Many people that have scoliosis suffer from aches and pains due to the pressure being applied on certain areas due to the curvature in the spine. Chiropractic care can help by decreasing the restrictions, therefore improving the natural movement of the spine. This will affect the way the stress is applied to certain points along the curve in the spine. This may help decrease pain temporarily or long term depending on the severity of the curve.




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