Chiropractic is a natural method of health care with the proven ability to relieve back pain, increase vitality, and promote well-being. For over a century, doctors of chiropractic have successfully helped millions of individuals recover from spine-related health problems. As a result, chiropractic has earned its place as the largest drugless and non-surgical health care profession in the United States.
The human body possesses a natural ability to restore itself. This ability depends on a healthy nervous system. Life's events such as automobile accidents, sports injuries, repetitive work, and home stress are just some of the factors that can overwhelm the body's ability to adapt. The joints of the spine 'lock up' when these events occur, limiting range of motion. Spinal joint restriction and/or misalignment, called subluxations, results in irritation and/or pressure at the spinal nerve.
By irritating nerves, subluxations interfere with the essential brain/body exchange, thereby compromising the normal function of the body and its tissues. Chiropractic care clears the path for the body to maintain its own health. Most pain syndromes respond positively to chiropractic care regardless of where it occurs in the body.
Back sprains and strains are experienced by approximately three out of four adults. Sprains are caused when ligaments—the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together—become overstretched or torn. Strains involve a muscle and/or a tendon. Either one can occur when you lift too much weight, play a strenuous sport, or even bend or twist improperly during regular activities during the day. The pain may be aching, burning, stabbing, tingling, sharp, or dull.
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is usually associated with aging. As you become older, your intervertebral discs— the pillow-like cushions between your vertebrae—can degenerate or break down due to years of strain, overuse, or misuse. The discs may lose flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorption. They also become thinner as they dehydrate.
Cervicogenic headaches are caused by referred neck pain. The pain from this type of headache is usually felt at the back of the head, in the temples, and/or behind the eyes. A cervicogenic headache may be mistaken for migraines or cluster headaches.
Piriformis syndrome may occur when the piriformis muscle (a narrow muscle located in the glute) compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve. Symptoms may be called sciatica and may include pain and/or sensations (tingling, numbness) that travel down through the buttock(s) and into one or both legs.
Sciatica may occur when the sciatic nerve or a branch of the sciatic nerve is compressed or becomes irritated. The hallmark of sciatica is moderate to severe pain that travels below the knee of one leg. Some people with sciatica describe the pain as sharp, shooting, or similar to an electric-shock.
Our doctors are preferred providers for most insurance companies including: Aetna, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, United Health Care and the Veteran's Administration. Our staff would be happy to verify any insurance you have to give you a full financial consultation on your benefits.
We also work with patients who do not have chiropractic coverage on an individual basis to make it affordable for everyone.
When I first came to Totty Chiropractic of Mt.Juliet, it hurt to do anything! After my first few visits I felt so much better and could finally sit without it hurting. Dr. Liz and Dr. Derek are an amazing team and they can do great things for you too!
Upon initial visit my pain threshold was a 10+ on a 1 - 10 scale. Within 4 visits I was PAIN FREE! I have to admit I was skeptical that I was going to get much relief with pain that severe. I was wrong, I've been back pain free ever since! Thanks!