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At Blaine Health and Wellness, we are proud to say that we can treat many conditions with our chiropractic care in Blaine. Unfortunately, most people think that the only thing that can be treated by a chiropractor is back pain, but the reality is that we can treat everything from Sciatica to headaches!

As Blaine’s Top Rated Local® chiropractor, we strive to provide our patients of all ages with the best, most effective treatments for a myriad of health and pain conditions. To do this, we take a “whole health” approach by working together as a team of chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and medical specialists. By combining our knowledge, expertise, and compassion from each of our respective fields, we can efficiently treat common musculoskeletal issues without invasive surgery and provide effective, drug-free pain relief for a number of health conditions. Our patients’ health is our main priority, which is why we make our chiropractic care affordable for all of our patients. Please read below to learn more about our approach to health and wellness, and the conditions we treat at Blaine Health & Wellness.

As chiropractors who treat various spinal injuries, painful health conditions, and other musculoskeletal issues, we have found through our chiropractic treatments, research, and responses from patients that the most effective approach to pain management is an integrative one: the DMR Method. This method is designed to diagnose, manage, and rehabilitate acute and chronic pain while providing lasting, drug-free pain relief through holistic treatments which are personalized to meet each patient’s individual needs. Additionally, this method is designed to improve a patient’s mobility, posture and alignment, stability, and overall function. Please click here to learn how we developed this unique holistic approach and how we put it into practice to help our patients heal. You can also read in-depth information about the DMR Method by clicking here.

Using collaborative non-surgical, drug-free spinal care, each modality implemented into a patient’s treatment plan is designed to provide lasting results for neck pain, back pain, and symptoms experienced in other regions of the body as a result of musculoskeletal disorders.

Neck and Back Pain

Pain located in the neck and back are the most common medical conditions that millions of Americans experience on a daily basis. Both neck and back pain may be caused from numerous disorders and may involve both soft tissues (muscle, tendons, fascia, and skin) which support bones and joints.

Common causes of neck and back pain include:

  • Degenerative disc disease, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Stenosis
  • Muscle sprain/strain and/or spasm
  • Herniated discs/bulging discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Automobile Injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Abnormal spinal curvature
  • Little-to-no exercise/activity
  • Excess weight/obesity
  • Extended periods of sitting

Common neck and back pain symptoms:

These symptoms may manifest slowly over a period of time, suddenly, immediately after experiencing an injury, or may develop shortly after an injury and get worse over time. These symptoms include:

  • Mild to excruciating pain (may vary in frequency and duration)
  • Stiffness
  • General soreness and ache
  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness, tingling, and weakness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Decreased mobility
  • Poor function
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasm

Chronic Spinal Tension

Chronic spinal tension may affect the entire spine or may be localized in the upper, mid, or lower back.  

Common causes of chronic spinal tension include:

  • Stress
  • Injury (auto injury, sports injury, work injury)
  • Abnormal spinal curvature
  • Muscle sprain/strain/spasm
  • Bone and disc degeneration
  • Nervous system conditions

Common chronic spinal tension symptoms include:

  • Mild to severe pain and discomfort (may vary in frequency and duration)
  • Stiffness/muscle tension
  • Soreness and ache
  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness, tingling, and weakness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Decreased mobility
  • Poor function

Watch the video below to hear a DMR patient discribe her experience with our “Hands-On” therapy to treat and relieve back and leg pain.

Sciatica (Radiating Leg Pain)

With more than three million cases reported in the U.S. every year, sciatica is one of the most common types of lower back pain.

Common causes of sciatica include:

  • Generally caused by a herniated or bulging disc that presses on the sciatic nerve.
  • Bone spurs in the spine
  • Muscle spasm in the glutes
  • Mid or low back injury (Auto, sports, or work related)
  • Extended periods of sitting
  • Working out without stretching properly

Common sciatica symptoms include:

  • Constant mild to excruciating pain and discomfort, usually on one side of the body, that originates in the lumbar spine and radiates down through the glutes, down the back of the leg.
  • Sharp, shooting pain, especially when sitting or standing
  • Tingling (pins-and-needles), weakness, and numbness
  • Muscle tension, tightness, spasm

Herniated Discs/Disc Bulges

This is an incredibly common spinal condition that affects more than three million Americans annually. A herniated disc is when the soft center of the spinal disc pushes through an opening in the tougher spinal exterior casing which can irritate nearby nerves.  

Common causes of herniated discs include:

  • General wear and tear
  • Injury or Trauma (auto, sports, or work related)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive lifting and bending
  • Lifting heavy items improperly
  • Extended sitting or standing

Common herniated discs symptoms include:

  • Consistent mild to excruciating pain and discomfort
  • Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the arms, hands, legs, and feet
  • Muscle stiffness, tension, soreness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Decreased function and mobility

Watch our patient testimonial talk about his experience with herniated disc pain and how the DMR Method relieved his pain and symptoms:

Other Spinal Conditions We Treat Include:

  • Arm and Leg Numbness
  • Stenosis (Spinal Stenosis)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Slippage of the Spine)
  • Scoliosis

Muscle Strains & Muscle Spasms

Athletes and active individuals commonly experience muscle sprains, strains, and spasms as a result of a number of actions listed below. Spasms and strains can affect different muscle groups in the body. A sprain is a painful ligament tear or stretch that affects the surrounding muscles; a muscle strain is a muscle or tendon tear or stretch; and a muscle spasm occurs when muscles are overused, fatigued, and dehydrated.

Common causes of sprains, strains, and spasms include:

  • Falling
  • Stepping wrong
  • Jumping and landing wrong
  • Fatigue and overexertion of a muscle group

Common symptoms include:

  • Mild to severe muscle and/or nerve pain
  • Decreased range of motion, function, and mobility
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Redness in affected area that is warm to the touch
  • Bruising

Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Pain

These types of extremity pain are commonly experienced by golfers, tennis players, football players, basketball players, swimmers, and more. These injuries vary from minor to severe injuries, with varied frequency and duration.

Common causes of shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain include:

  • Repetitive arm and wrist motions
  • Falls, tackles, and overuse
  • Improper or no stretching prior to activity
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Build up of toxins in the muscles

Common symptoms include:

  • “Tennis elbow” is when the elbow joint and connective tissues are irritated and inflamed
  • Pain, inflammation, swelling
  • Muscle stiffness/tension
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Numbness, tingling, weakness
  • Difficulty holding or gripping objects

Hip, Knee, and Ankle Pain

Sports injuries can often cause hip, knee, and ankle pain, especially among athletes who play football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. Other athletes who experience injuries to these areas include dancers, gymnasts, wrestlers, skiers and snowboarders, skateboarders, runners, and those who participate in track and field sports. These injuries vary from minor to severe, with varied frequency and duration.

Common causes of hip, knee, and ankle pain include:

  • Repetitive motions
  • Twisting, jumping, and pivoting
  • Falls, tackles, and overuse
  • Improper stretching or failure to warm up prior to an activity
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Build up of toxins in the muscles
  • Fractures
  • Disclocations
  • Meniscal tears
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • Contusions

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain, inflammation, swelling
  • Muscle stiffness/tension
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Numbness, tingling, weakness
  • Difficulty standing or putting pressure on the hip, knee, or ankle

Whiplash

Whiplash is caused when the neck is snapped forward and backward, or side-to-side in a sudden, rapid movement. Whiplash is a sprain/strain injury that overextends the muscles, ligaments, and joints which affects movement in the neck, upper back, and even into the shoulders. Whiplash injuries may at first seem minor, but may also become chronic injuries.

Common causes of whiplash include:

  • Front, rear, or side impact auto accidents
  • Contact sports
  • Amusement park rides
  • Blows to the head with heavy objects
  • Headbanging
  • Bicycle or horse riding accidents

Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headache (usually starting at the base of the skull)
  • Limited range of motion/movement
  • Worsening pain with turning the head left and right, forward and back
  • Dizziness/disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness and tingling down the arm into the fingers
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Soreness or pain in the upper back, shoulder, and arms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common injuries that affects upwards of three million people in the United States each year. Whether this painful condition is caused by gripping the steering wheel when involved in an auto accident, or from repetitive use on the job, carpal tunnel syndrome can severely limit the function of the affected arm, hand, wrist, and fingers. This condition typically occurs when additional pressure from inflamed and swollen tissue compresses the median nerve that runs the length of the arm and enters the hand through the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls the movement in the thumb, pointer finger, middle finger, and ring finger. As such, people with this condition will experience numbness, tingling, pins and needles, and weakness in their hands and fingers. The good news is that this condition is treatable with such therapies as chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy.

Common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Repetitive hand, wrist, and arm movements
  • Overuse of tissues in the hand, wrist, and forearm
  • Auto injuries and other common injuries
  • Inflammatory illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypothyroidism
    Obesity
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)

Common symptoms include:

  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers
  • Pins and needles sensation
  • Muscle and joint weakness in the wrist and hand
  • Muscle tension and spasms
  • Increased pain at night
  • Loss of sensation and control of grip

Along with whiplash, there are many common injuries caused by both auto and work accidents.

Common Auto-Related Injuries:

  • Brain and head injuries that cause migraines and other headaches
  • Facial injuries such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Neck injuries including whiplash, cervical spine injuries, cervical disc herniation (rare)
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Muscle strain in the upper and mid back
  • Rib injuries and other internal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Lumbar disc herniations and disc bulges
  • Sciatica
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Extremity fractures
  • Ligament and tendon tears

Common Work-Related Injuries:

  • Head injuries
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Tissue sprains
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Fractures
  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Disc herniation and disc bulges
  • Hip and pelvis injuries
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Overuse of muscles and joints

Working Better Together

If you’ve been injured in an auto or work injury, our team of DMR Method chiropractors, practitioners, and medical doctors can assist in your injury recovery. Using effective natural treatments and combined expertise in our respective fields, we will work with you to get you on the path to healing. If you’re ready to experience safe and effective pain relief, reduce inflammation, improve mobility and function, and get back to living your life to the fullest, call Blaine Health and Wellness to schedule a consultation and being treatment. As Blaine’s Top Rated Local® chiropractic wellness center, we are determined to help you achieve whole body health and wellness.

Effective treatments for relieving pain related to spinal conditions and injuries:

Following the DMR Method, we provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy, and work with allied medical specialists to diagnose, manage, and rehabilitate neck and back pain.

  • Chiropractic Care combines chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, state-of-the-art equipment, and other modalities to improve spine and nerve function, alignment and posture, while also providing lasting pain relief. Get to know our friendly and experienced chiropractor, Dr. Brian Lund. You can also read a recent blog post to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for pain management.
  • Massage Therapy goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic treatments to relax the muscles, encourage circulation of blood and lymphatic flow, increase flexibility, improve range of motion, decrease stress, and alleviate pain.
  • Physical Therapy promotes healing through passive and active modalities that reduce pain, restore mobility, optimize body function, manage pain, and may help prevent future injuries. Click here to read our recent blog post that explores the benefits of physical therapy.

Watch our DMR Patient explain her experience with pain and how the DMT Method provided effective, lasting pain relief.

    • Headaches and Migraines
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Arthritis
    • Weight Loss
    • Fitness Training
    • Nutritional Counseling
    • Stress Relief
  • Pediatric & Childhood Conditions
  • Pregnancy (Pre- and Post-Natal Care)

Arm and Leg Numbness

Numbness (loss of feeling) and tingling (the feeling of pins and needles in the skin) are sensations that can be experienced anywhere in the body, but are commonly felt in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, and toes. Numbness in the extremities can be caused by a variety of triggers, including an auto accident, a personal injury, a sports injury, or an injury sustained at work. There are many health conditions that may also contribute to numbness in the arms and legs including, but not limited to:

  • Pinched nerve or nerve irritation
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle tension and tightness
  • Sitting or standing in the same position for a long period of time
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Diabetes
  • Underactive thyroid

How Does the DMR Method Relieve Numbness?

By understanding what is causing the numbness and tingling to occur, our doctors and practitioners can effectively treat arm and leg numbness by applying and combining the proper chiropractic, massage, and physical therapy techniques. Realigning the spine can reduce or remove numbness in the extremities without the use of surgery, while improving mobility.

Stenosis (Spinal Stenosis)

Spinal stenosis is a common age-related condition that affects over 200,000 Americans every year. Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which often places pressure on the spinal cord and nerves of the spine. As pressure is placed on nerves, typically in the neck and lower back, this pressure can cause numbness, tingling, weakness, and muscle spasms that, in turn, may affect other areas of the body like the arms and legs. Symptoms of spinal stenosis include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain and discomfort in the muscles, joints, and nerves
    • Often experienced in the lower back, hips, pelvis, and down through the glutes, thighs, and backs of the legs
  • Numbness, tingling in extremities, reduced sensation to the touch
  • Joint and muscle weakness
  • May affect or impair the urinary tract and bowels

How Does the DMR Method Treat Spinal Stenosis?

Our team of chiropractors, manual therapists, physical therapists, and medical specialists will determine the root of the issue, and treat the cause and the symptoms with a combination of modalities including chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy. A spinal realignment and spinal decompression by way of traction are both effective treatments for alleviating pressure from the spine so that it functions properly.      

Spondylolisthesis (Slippage of the Spine)

Spondylolisthesis is a highly common spinal disorder that can become a chronic disorder if left untreated. This condition occurs when a vertebra slips forward too far onto the bone below it, which, may cause pressure on the nerves of the spine. This added nerve pressure can cause pain in various locations throughout the body, as well as other symptoms which may include:

  • Moderate to severe pain and discomfort in the back, but especially in the lower back
  • Numbness, tingling, and loss of sensation to the touch
  • Muscle and joint tension, tightness, and weakness
  • Pain in the hips, glutes, and legs

Who’s Most at Risk?

Anyone may experience spondylolisthesis, but those who are active and place added stress on the spine are especially susceptible to a disc slippage. Those who are most at risk include:

  • Athletes, especially dancers, gymnasts, football players, and others who place added stress on the bones and joints in the lower back.
  • Anyone involved in accident or other trauma that causes joint damage.
  • Anyone who has experienced a stress fracture in the vertebra as a result of accident, injury, or overuse.
  • Those with arthritis that has caused severe damage or weakening to a vertebra or joint.

Benefits of the DMR Method for Treating Spondylolisthesis

At Blaine Health and Wellness, our team of doctors and manual therapists are well-versed in sports medicine and the strains that sports, athletics, and living an active lifestyle may place on the spine. Therefore, we are able to combine our knowledge, skill, and experience to work cohesively in treating the cause and symptoms of spondylolisthesis to restore mobility and function.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a very common spinal condition where the spine curves laterally and affects more than three million Americans. This is a chronic condition that begins to develop during childhood and can become more severe with age. The sideways curvature typically occurs just before puberty during an important growth spurt. Curvatures are generally mild to moderate, although some children develop more severe curvatures that can cause them to be disabled. Some of the most common symptoms of scoliosis include:

  • Uneven shoulders where one shoulder, usually the left, hangs lower than the other
  • Uneven waistline with one hip higher than the other
  • S-curve in the spine

Causes of Scoliosis

Most doctors agree that genetics and hereditary factors contribute to the disorder, as it tends to be passed down in families. Neuromuscular conditions like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, a variety of birth defects, and spinal injuries may also cause mild cases of scoliosis.

The DMR Method Can Relieve Pain from Scoliosis

While there is no cure for scoliosis, braces can be used to correct the spinal curvature. Surgery is another option, but spinal fusions can also cause a number of painful side effects and discomfort. The DMR Method may help alleviate pain and discomfort by providing relief for muscle pain.