Atlanta Chiropractic Services and Conditions
HealthMed provides quality modern chiropractic care to residents of Northern Georgia and the Atlanta metropolitan area. Our dedication to excellence has given HealthMed a reputation as the premiere chiropractic clinics in the area. Below are listed some of the more popular services we provide and conditions we treat.
Adjustments / Manipulation
An adjustment is a chiropractic procedure that gently realigns your spine to its proper place to remove nerve interference. Nerve interference or what chiropractors call a vertebral subluxation can be a result from an accident or injury or an activity. By skillfully adjusting your spine’s vertebrae to their original, natural position, you are able to function at your highest level and perform at your peak. Adjustment is the most common chiropractic treatment and often can help people almost instantly.
Chiropractors can help with allergies by reducing stress to the nervous system, enhancing immune system functions by removing subluxations, and supporting your general health. It is the nerve interference associated with the subluxation that causes the nerve system to be hyper excitable, causing increased sensitivity to allergens (things in the environment or foods) that start the allergic reaction. Chiropractic care can be the answer for you. Call us for a consultation.
Arthritis affects over 21 million adults in this country and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. When spinal joints are subluxated they are out of alignment and the aberrant mechanics can cause degenerative arthritic changes like bone spurs and decreased disc height and degeneration. Chiropractic care can help get your joints in proper alignment improving biomechanics eliminating the stress that contributes to arthritic conditions.
Also known as carpel tunnel syndrome, this condition causes pain due to pressure on the nerves of the neck and wrist and with gentle effective chiropractic care, many times these problems can be eliminated.
We can also help you with chronic headaches. There are many different types of headaches; fortunately most headaches respond well to chiropractic care. Migraine headaches, cluster headaches, stress headaches, anxiety related headaches, cervicogenic (neck pain related headaches), and tension headaches—we can help you find relief. Call us today!
Dizziness can often be caused by inner ear conditions and other times by interference of the nerve pathways to and from the cerebellum the balance a posture center of the brain. This can have an effect on the nervous system in general which contributes to bouts of dizziness and vertigo. By eliminating pressure on the nerves, often patients get relief.
We offer a holistic approach to the syndrome of symptoms that make up fibromyalgia. We can help you with generalized fibromyalgia pain, sensitivity to pressure and touch, fibromyalgia related insomnia, joint stiffness, and fibromyalgia related fatigue.
Herniated Disc / Ruptured Disc
We treat herniated disc problems and ruptured disc problems such as degenerative disc disease, disc pain, disc discomfort, and disc numbness. We offer a holistic approach to herniated disc problems that focuses on correcting subluxations in the spine to restore proper mechanics to eliminate uneven pressure on the discs. Disc regeneration and spinal arthritic changes can be reversed studies show.
Chiropractic care can help people with immune deficiencies. Chiropractic care can help boost immune system functions by eliminating the stress from the nervous system which ultimately controls immune system functions. The link between nerve system function and nerve system function has been well established. When the nerve system is stressed the body has an abundance of cortisol the stress hormone which suppresses the immune system. Did you ever notice that stressed out people are sick more often? Get rid of that stress and get a check up today!
Chiropractic provides relief for problems associated with joint dysfunction caused by stress, tension, poor posture, accidents falls and other conditions. Chiropractic adjustments help restore mobility and relieve pain associated with joint dysfunction.
Knee pain is a common complaint because the knee is a complex system of bone, cartilage, joints, and ligaments that undergoes tremendous pressure and strain throughout the day. Knee pain is often caused by pelvic imbalance, acute injury, osteoarthritis, repetitive stress, hyperextension, overuse, wear and tear (sometimes due to obesity) and sports injuries. Correcting the pelvic imbalance will put less stress on the knee joint and allow it to heal!
Neck pain or neck injuries, are often caused by stress, tension, and poor posture causing the bones to misalign which then irritates the delicate spinal nerves that exit from between the neck bones. Chiropractic can help; not only relieve but also prevent chronic conditions such as arthritis, disc degeneration, and abnormal postures by correcting alignment and removing nerve interference.
Vertebral subluxation is a nerve that has been pinched or compressed (usually between two bones) and can cause a variety of painful conditions due to irritation to the delicate spinal nerves as they exit the spine. Chiropractic care eliminates pressure on the nerves and gets rid of interference within a person’s body, thus allowing the body to heal naturally.
Restless Leg Syndrome
This syndrome is marked by an overwhelming urge to move your legs in order to put a stop to unwanted and unpleasant sensations. We treat RLS by closely examining your nervous system to identify pinched nerves or other sources of irritation that commonly cause RLS. Peripheral neuropathy can cause RLS and HealthMed has helped countless patients!
Sciatica is often the result of subluxation misaligned bone putting pressure on the nerve roots or a disc bulging out and hitting the spinal cord or spinal nerve. Even abnormal posture can be irritating nerve roots that contribute to sciatic nerve. The common symptoms associated with sciatica include, but not limited to, hip pain, leg numbness, buttock discomfort, calf muscle weakness, foot conditions and more. If you are looking for a natural way to deal with sciatic problems, give us a try first before you consider drugs and surgery. Very often the natural way is the best way.
Scoliosis is a condition denoted by abnormal curvatures of the spine. Through gentle chiropractic adjustment, scoliosis can be managed naturally in children and adults.
General shoulder pain, upper back stiffness, shoulder tingling, shoulder blade pain, shoulder numbness, upper back pain and discomfort, rotator cuff impingement, loss of shoulder motion and chronic shoulder inflammation can be related to abnormal mechanics of the neck, upper back, and shoulder joints. Many people under chiropractic care have seen great results with these conditions. Give us a call today and feel better tomorrow!
Sleep disorders ranging from sleep apnea (stopped breathing) to insomnia and narcolepsy can be related to a variety of conditions within the nervous system. We evaluate your nervous system and your neuromusculoskeletal system, and treat the cause through adjustments and other techniques.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Spinal misalignments and poor posture are two root causes of many maladies and conditions our patients face every day. Our spinal & postural screenings can help determine if you have either of these two problems, which is the first step to a comprehensive treatment plan. These are especially important for children carrying heavy book bags to school as well as being prone to sports and bicycle injuries.
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
This condition is marked by pain caused by displacement of the temporomandibular joint, the connection between your skull and your jaw. We can assist TMJ patients with chiropractic care.
Whiplash is often caused by motor vehicle accidents and other impact injuries. We can help you with neck stiffness, back pain, impaired movement, joint pain, joint dysfunction, muscle tension, muscle stiffness, muscle tingling, neck numbness, neck pain and other common symptoms of whiplash.