At Tao Chiropractic in Pasadena, CA, our chiropractor, Dr. Gary Tao, offers treatments for various conditions, such as back pain and neck pain. If you are experiencing discomfort that is limiting your mobility and affecting your daily life, our team can help. Prior to scheduling your appointment, we invite you to keep reading to learn about some of the conditions we treat!
Back Pain Treatment
Back pain is caused by a number of factors, such as repetitive injury (ex: poor posture, improper bending), traumatic injury (ex: lifting improperly at the gym, falls onto the butt), or disc injuries. Something important to understand is that the spine protects the spinal cord, which is how the brain communicates with the rest of the body. The nerves in the mid and low back affect every single organ within your rib cage and abdomen. So, injury to the mid and low back can affect various nerves that control breathing, digestion, bladder control, menstrual cramps, bowel movements, etc. When you are looking for back pain treatment in Pasadena, CA, it is always better to address the issue earlier rather than later. Dr. Tao will create a plan to address the root issue so that you can live a stronger, healthier life.
Neck Pain Treatment
Neck pain can happen as a result of harmful repetitive motion (ex: poor posture and improper sleeping positioning) or sudden whiplash traumas (ex: car accidents, sports injuries). Neck pain comes hand in hand with restriction of motion and tightness in the shoulder muscles. Neck pain can also come with pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness down the arms and hands. Restriction in the neck can affect your vagus nerve, which controls involuntary body functions such as digestion, heart rate, and immunity. As your holistic chiropractor, Dr. Tao understands that headaches, radiculopathy, tinnitus, and TMJ pain are all possible symptoms of dysfunction in the neck. Dr. Tao will find where there is the most amount of restriction and stress in your neck when creating a neck pain treatment plan for you.
Sciatica is pain and/or other symptoms following a compressed sciatic nerve, which travels from the low back, through the butt, down the back of the leg to the bottom of the foot. These symptoms can include tingling, numbness, or burning sensations from the low back as far down to the foot and can also include weakness in the hip or leg muscles. The sciatic nerve can be compressed when there is stress and inflammation along the spine where the sciatic nerve branches off from the spinal cord. It can also be compressed in the butt area under the piriformis muscle. Compression under the piriformis muscle creates the sensation you have down the legs when you sit on the toilet for too long. If the compression is occurring along the spine, it is important to understand that the nerves in the low back go not only to the skin and muscles in the hips and legs, but also to your reproductive organs, prostate, bladder and intestines. This can affect your ability to have normal bowel and bladder movements and can affect the intensity of female menstrual cycles. As your holistic chiropractor, Dr. Tao will find the stress along your sciatic nerve to make sure that your nervous system and body are running smoothly.
Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joints, and it is not something reserved only for the older population. Inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process after injury, but when it becomes chronic and lasts longer than a few weeks, that’s where the issues arise. During injuries, joints become inflamed and the body limits motion to prevent further damage. However, when motion is not restored in the following weeks from continued stress (continuing to have bad posture), then stress accumulates in the joint, causing it to wear down. At Tao Chiropractic, we use x-rays and a thorough examination to determine where there is stress in the joints. When choosing between chiropractors near me for neck or back pain treatment, consider the one who will help your joints heal appropriately!
Headaches and Migraines
While medication can offer temporary relief for headaches and migraines, they often tend to return. Dr. Tao will speak with you about your symptoms and create a treatment that can reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches and migraines.
While the above are the most common conditions Dr. Tao treats, he can also provide relief for the following:
- Allergies and sinus problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Slipped discs
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you have knee pain, back pain, or a herniated disc, our team at Tao Chiropractic in Pasadena, CA, can help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us at (626) 365-1060. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. If you are looking for a chiropractor near me, our team looks forward to helping you!