Degenerative Spine Conditions

  • Affects small joints and discs of the spine
  • Occurs mostly between 40-65 years of age
  • Typically due to repetitive stress (sports, work, overweight)
  • More likely to have one or more of the following symptoms/conditions

Mechanical Joint Pain/Dysfunction (related to the spine/sacroiliac joints)

  • Abnormal/restricted motion of small joints of the spine or sacroiliac joints
  • Local pain, swelling, or muscle spasm
  • Due to repetitive stress or trauma of daily activities.  Often times is accompanied by overly tight muscles

Sprains/Strains (related to the spine/sacroiliac joints)

  • Acute or chronic stretching of the muscle tendon or ligament that cause pain and inflammation
  • Often times is due to car accidents, sports injuries, or prolonged poor posture

Facet Syndrome

  • Inflammation in and around small joints of vertebrae (spinal bones) and soft tissues of the spine
  • Referred non-radicular (not sharp/shooting) pain into extremities
  • Jumping, throwing, swinging, weightlifting athletes

Cervical/Lumbar Disc Syndrome

  • Radicular pain into extremities from cervical/lumbar disc
  • Inflammation of surrounding soft tissue
  • Numbness/tingling, sharp pain, and muscle spasm
  • Referral to appropriate specialist/imaging if needed


  • Muscle tightness in suboccipital (base of the skull) region
  • Can feel like a tight band around your head
  • Result of prolonged static postures or repetitive contact of the head and neck

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Pain from muscles and surrounding soft tissue of spine
  • Swelling, spasms, stiffness, or tenderness in the affected muscles
  • Trigger points found in muscle bellies
  • Caused by injury or overuse


  • Nerve compression typically caused by soft tissue or lumbar disc
  • Sharp pain down leg, muscle spasm, and altered gait


  • Violent uncontrolled movement trauma to head, neck, or lower back
  • Reduced range of motion, pain, swelling, and muscle spasm

Chiropractic Treatment

  • Comprehensive chiropractic treatment
  • All or any combination of manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, and core exercise is applied
  • Restores normal joint function, reduces joint/muscle inflammation, and stabilizes weak/injured areas
  • Improved patient outcomes and satisfaction


  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Plantar Faciitis
  • Hammer Toes
  • Hand Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hip Pain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndromes
  • Joint Dysfunction
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle pulls, strains or weakness
  • Myofascitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Rib pain
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Scar Tissue Formation
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Swimmers Shoulder
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Weight Lifting Injuries
  • Whiplash