From Neck pain to back pain or disc conditions, MCR Chiropractic is equipped to handle all your conditions. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some common conditions on this page.
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Headache and Migraine Treatment
- Auto Accident Injury
- Sports Injury
- Disc Conditions
Chiropractic care looks at all of the causes of your neck pain by taking a detailed history, performing a thorough examination, and performing imaging, or referral out, when needed. By addressing neck pain this way, chiropractic care can effectively reduce the pain, fix the underlying problem and keep you functioning with no or very little pain and increased overall function. By treating the muscle spasm, and gently adjusting the sub-luxated joint, pain is relieved, mobility is improved and your nerves are able to work with less interruption or irritation
Chiropractic care looks at all of the causes of your back pain by taking a detailed history, performing a thorough examination, and performing imaging, or referral out, when needed. By addressing back pain this way, chiropractic care can effectively reduce the pain, fix the underlying problem and keep you functioning with no or very little pain and increased overall function. By treating the muscle spasm, and gently adjusting the sub-luxated joint, pain is relieved, mobility is improved and your nerves are able to work with less interruption or irritation.
Headache and Migraine Treatment
Recent studies have shown that patients suffering from chronic headaches and migraines may benefit more long-term from chiropractic care than drug therapy alone. For headaches that originate in the cervical, or neck, area, chiropractic treatment, such as spinal manipulation, has been shown to be quite effective. A 2001 Duke University study, for example, found that spinal manipulation provided relief for patients with headaches that originate in the neck, and resulted in fewer side effects than medication.
Close to 15 percent of people who visit a chiropractor do so to seek relief for pain from chronic headaches or migraines, according to the American Chiropractic Association, and find great relief.
Sciatica occurs most frequently in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. It is usually described as pain travelling down the back of one's leg. It can be constant or intermittent. Most often, it tends to develop as a result of general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine, not as a result of injury.
Chiropractic offers a non-invasive (non-surgical), drug-free treatment option. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore spinal movement, thereby improving function while decreasing pain and inflammation. For most people, sciatica responds very well to conservative care, including chiropractic. Keeping in mind that sciatica is a symptom and not a stand-alone medical condition, treatment plans will often vary depending on the underlying cause of the problem
Auto Accident Injury
If you've gotten into a auto accident and are experiencing pain from that accident, it's important to seek professional care. While a medical doctor may not be able to provide you with treatment options such as medication, a chiropractor can provide treatment that can help relieve the pain you are currently experiencing, speed up the healing time of the injury, and help to correct any underlying musculoskeletal dysfunction this injury could leave you with.
Much like any injury, chiropractic care approaches the sports injury with a detailed history of the injury, thorough examination, referral for imaging or further consult if necessary, and a detailed outline of the patient's return from injury goals.
Chiropractic is not only a go to for injury resolution, but studies have shown the effects chiropractic care (mainly the adjustment) on increasing sports related performance. Chiropractors are members of most all professional sports team's medical staff including the New England Patriots. Chiropractors are also valued members of the Olympic Games medical staff, taking care of the world's most exceptional athletes.
MCR Chiropractic has been a valued member of the medical staff at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships as well as the World Figure Skating Championships when held in Boston.
Discs are the strong ligamentous pads between each vertebrae that protect your spinal column as you move. Their function is to hold the vertebrae apart and also hold them together. Whether an injury or repetitive strain causes destruction to the disc, there can be incredible pain associated with disc problems. Chiropractic helps to manage the inflammation in these injured discs, as well as improve the function of the spine and strength of the surrounding muscles, returning you back to your daily activities.