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Chiropractic Care for Migraines

Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C. recommends chiropractic adjustments for migraine sufferers who have yet to find relief. Chiropractic treatment will not cure migraines, but it is one of the few ways to be proactive against migraines and help prevent them.  In someone prone to migraine episodes, a trigger can often be a misalignment, or subluxation of the spine.  Migraines can begin with tension in the neck, but even patients without migraines find keeping their neck free of kinks helps improve frequent headaches. Dysfunctional vertebrae in the neck can cause increased muscle tension and interrupt the nerves that control blood flow to the brain. Chiropractic adjustments relieve the pressure and tension that results in headaches, and keep the spine aligned to help it function at its best.
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but most theories acknowledge an interruption in either nerve activity, blood flow to the brain, or both.  Regular chiropractic adjustments also help facilitate health…

Shoulder Pain and Injury

Chiropractic care is typically sought out by people seeking relief from neck or back pain.  Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C., is also skilled in treating extremities like the knees, elbows, and the shoulders. The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It is surrounded by nerves, tendons, bursa, and other tissues which can all experience irritation and cause pain. This complex structure means that shoulder pain can have many causes and may require your chiropractor to assess your overall health and condition to target the root of the problem. 
Whether pain began after an injury or has increased over time, chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective way to treat damage to both hard and soft tissue.  When shoulder pain is caused by joint irritation, relief can often be achieved through an adjustment.  Pain in the muscles can be addressed by massage or stimulation therapy, and your chiropractor will recommend exercise and stretches if needed.  If you are suffering from pain in the sh…

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can range from mild to excruciating or can be episodic as well as continuous. Though chronic pain may originate with an initial trauma/injury or infection, some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past body damage. If you are experiencing mild to severe pain that does not go away, pain that may be described as shooting, burning, or aching, or you are feeling discomfort or stiffness of some kind, please give Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C., a call to discuss treatment options.   
Treatment for chronic pain depends on where the pain is stemming from and located. When visiting Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C., will perform a physical examination and assess your ability to sit, stand, walk and lift your legs. Depending on the type of pain present, Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C., will work with the patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that suits his or her needs. The ultimate goal is to provide the patient with treatment that will keep the body functioning at its h…