How long will it take for my pain to go away?
This is a frequently asked question and for good reasons. Pain is not fun and the sooner it leaves the better. Whether it is spinal pain such as the low back, neck or an extremity such as the shoulder or knee, pain is pain and uncomfortable. One thing to remember that blocking out the pain via medications may seem helpful, however it never gets to the core of the problem. Diagnosing the condition and then treating the cause is the best solution. In regards to the time frame for correction, while there are some standards of treatment, we must never overlook that there are many variables that play a role in the resolution to a particular condition. Here at the Chiropractic Neurology Center the cause of the issue is first and foremost, along with all other parameters that may come into play that are contributing to a particular condition. But one thing is assured, that with a proper diagnosis and treatment you can feel comfortable that the solution is on the way.

I have this spinning feeling, like the room is going in circles what is this and can you help?
This is an extremely uncomfortable and anxious producing condition. It is called vertigo and can have a number of causes. The most common is termed BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) and is due to disruption of small particles in the inner ear. These particles called, calcium carbonate crystals, become dislodged they can go to places in the inner ear known as canals, and cause unwanted symptoms such as dizziness, a spinning sensation, vomiting, lightheadedness, falls, anxiety and so much more. Some cannot even wash their hair for the risk of falling. Walking is even difficult. Once diagnosed the condition is treated and generally within 5-10 treatments symptoms begin to calm down. But this also depends on the cause, either way treatments are available.

I have a numbing feeling in my toes, what is wrong?
Paresthesias which are altered sensations that we feel, have many potential causes. Sensory nerves carry information to the brain so that we can feel things, can become altered thus what we feel does not feel as it did previous. In the case of numbness it makes sensation feel dull. Once examined to determine the extent of alteration generally treatments are rendered that can correct the problem, which is usually spinal related. A thorough chiropractic neurological examination is performed to gather information as to the cause which is vital as with all conditions especially where neurological compromise is suspected. These are very common conditions seen at our office and most are corrected with conservative care.

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