Chiropractic Treatments in Greater Milwaukee Area
At Wignall-Kennedy Clinic of Wauwatosa, we provide a range of treatment services for a range of conditions. We serve those in the Greater Milwaukee area – if you would like to make an appointment with us, please give us a call today.
Chiropractic treatment for Arthritis isn’t recommended for everyone. In some cases, spinal manipulation can actually worsen the symptoms. However, a consultation with Dr. Kennedy will allow for review of current symptoms and pain levels. This will provide knowledge for the Doctor to provide a personalized treatment plan that may include therapeutic exercises and stretches, trigger-point therapy, or even laser therapy along with other options to help ease arthritic pain.
Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain
Through the use of hands-on manipulations and other treatments, the body is realigned, improving the body’s ability to heal itself without more invasive options. Besides pain relief, the goals of chiropractic treatment are restoration of function and prevention of future injury. Spinal manipulation is widely considered a safe and effective treatment for back, neck, and shoulder pain.
Although a majority of carpal tunnel sufferers believe surgery is the most appropriate treatment for their pain, studies actually confirm that carpal tunnel pain originates in the upper spine and not in the arm or wrist. And while surgery can relieve symptoms, most cases see the pain return within two years of the procedure. Chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel is much less invasive, focusing first on the wrist to relieve immediate pain and then focusing on the neck.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, and some that are debilitating and cause nausea. If you are one of those in the 90 percent, chiropractic treatment may be for you. A 2011 journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics study found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.
“Pins and needles” is a very common symptom many people feel that can be caused by a number of things. The cause of this tingling is when a nerve becomes pinched, which could be from sitting for too long or having your arms over your head. Dr. Kennedy will evaluate your nervous system to locate the problem nerve and begin a treatment plan based on its location and severity.
Chiropractic treatment for Fibromyalgia sufferers has proven to help relieve back, neck, and leg pain in addition to releasing compression on the upper spine called upper cervical spinal stenosis. For Fibromyalgia patients, chiropractic care is a low risk treatment that provides lasting results and relief.
Muscle spasms, or involuntary muscle contractions, can be quite annoying and extremely painful. Spinal and joint manipulation can be used to restore normal motion, which is a cause for spasms and pain. Additionally, after evaluation from Dr. Kennedy, there are several other treatments–such as soft tissue manipulation or cold treatment–that can be recommended based off of your specific needs.
Sciatica is typically caused by sciatic nerve compression. Chiropractic treatment of sciatica consists of determining the cause and based on several factors, can be treated with cold therapies, ultrasound, spinal manipulation, or another treatment decided on by Dr. Kennedy.
Sprains and Strains
After a thorough examination of a sprain or strain, Dr. Kennedy will decide on one or more treatment paths that could include ultrasound or cold therapy. The goal is to guide the body to heal itself the quickest way possible.