If you have ever woken up unable to move your neck, it is most likely the result of a Wry neck. Typical presentation is an individual unable to move their neck, muscle tightness and often an associated headache.
Facet syndrome refers to a particular spinal joint. Typically such problems result in joint stiffness, inflammation, muscle spasm and pain.
Pain referral from the upper cervical spine can result in head, neck and shoulder pain.
Particular cases of vertigo and dizziness can be the result of cervical spine abnormalities affecting the vestibular system therefore resulting in symptoms of unbalancedness, tinnitus and sensations of spinning.
Disc bulges can be a very painful experience that typically cause severe shooting pain in the arms and legs.
Rib subluxations are very common after bouts of coughing or sneezing and typically present as an inability to rotate the torso without pain, breathing difficulties and associated muscle tightness.
Sacroiliac joint sprains can be quite debilitating. Typically sufferers will note an inability to comfortably stand, walk or sit properly.
Piriformis syndrome is quite common given the amount of sitting (particular in cars) that is increasingly common in modern society. Piriformis syndrome presents as a deep buttock muscle tightness and in severe cases may lead to symptoms of sciatica.
Spondylolisthesis can be due to a variety of causes. The problem can be quite debilitating and results in a minor slippage of one vertebrae in relation to another below. This can lead to significant lower back instability and pain.
Our team of Emergency Chiropractors is committed to delivering the best possible emergency chiropractic care. Whether it be giving you treatment at home or the office, or coming to one of our practices after hours for an X-ray and treatment.
At Wellbeing, our regular hours of operation are already greater then most – we are open over 300 days of the year, including evenings until 7.30pm and Saturday mornings 8.30am-12pm. In addition to this, for the convenience of our patients we are available all 365 Days of the year (however these additional days are via appointments only.
Common emergencies we see in the practice include: Rye neck, back pain after falls/car accidents, acute neck stiffness after poor sleep (e.g. in a different bed like at a hotel or friend’s house), difficulty breathing due to a rib subluxation among other issues. All of chiropractors are registered under APHRA and the Chiropractors Board Of Australia.
If you are experienced any of the following signs and symptoms they your condition is possibly outside the scope of a chiropractor. We therefore recommend you call Medical doctor or go to the emergency department at your local hospital before seeing us: Extreme difficulty breathing, Any uncontrolled bleeding, Recent head trauma and you are feeling drowsy or losing consciousness, If you suspect you have a broken bone or fracture, Pins and Needles in the legs accompanied by bladder loss or Neck pain, stiffness and headaches accompanied.