Frequently Asked Questions
Many things can cause lower back pain, from sports or car accident injuries. Whatever the cause is, lower back pain usually occurs when a vertebra or spinal segment is out of its normal position. Over time, the nervous system experiences stress, which causes many issues. Also, the muscles or ligaments in the lower back weaken, which causes the spine to lose stability, resulting in pain. Nerves reach all body parts through the spinal cord, which means back problems can cause pain or weakness in almost any body part.
At Stone Bridge Wellness, Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, is skilled in lower back pain and can pinpoint your problem and get you back to a healthy state. She addresses back pain with advanced techniques and uses them to repair the function of your nervous system.
Chiropractic care and acupuncture effectively treat acute and chronic neck pain. Acute neck pain is a sharp pain that makes it hard to turn your head. Chronic neck pain can also arise from many things, including poor posture and sedentary work. This pain is a dull and achy discomfort, often accompanied by stiffness. In both situations, neck and upper back vertebrae are impacted, resulting in neck pain. The healing process can be further complicated when the muscles, ligaments, and tendons begin forming scar tissue.
Chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture can help keep the joints healthy and working correctly. Adjustments combined with acupuncture can also help reduce stiffness, reduce pain, reduce muscle tension, and increase function. With chiropractic care and acupuncture at Stone Bridge Wellness, Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, helps heal the problem, not just mask it with medication.
When people experience shoulder pain, especially after a car accident, the pain tends to radiate down the arm and causes limitations in movement. Often shoulder pain can be accompanied by neck and back pain and causes the body to respond negatively, like poor posture or restricted range of motion. It is essential for Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, to accurately diagnose the problem before any treatment can start, especially since shoulder issues can be complicated. These injuries are typically multifaceted and require looking at the entire shoulder girdle, not just the shoulder joint.
If you are still determining your diagnosis, seek advice from Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, at Stone Bridge Wellness before trying other treatments. Give us a call today!
Walking can change when you experience an injury, such as an ankle sprain or knee strain, and can produce hip pain. When injured, your walk shifts to counterbalance new body demands. Anything that causes an imbalance when you are in motion will most likely result in painful hip problems. Hip pain is also connected to discomfort in the lower back.
At Stone Bridge Wellness, Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, will help you in many areas. Along with your adjustments, as part of the chiropractic management of your hip problem, they can also offer suggestions for rehabilitative exercises, including muscle stretching and strengthening. When it comes down to it, hip pain will not disappear on its own and typically indicates something that needs to be addressed. Get out of pain and back in balance by calling the Elkins Park or Philadelphia office today!
Elbow pain occurs when the muscles and tendons are overused. The repetitive strain causes the muscles and tendons of the forearm to become tight and irritated. This pain comes from tiny tears in the muscles and tendons.
As the body tries to heal these tears, scar tissue forms, which can cause tissues to tighten, weaken, and become more pain-sensitive. Your chiropractor, with experience in acupuncture, will ensure that you receive the correct diagnosis and that it is not something more severe.
Vertigo is when you feel a sense of motion but are stationary. The condition generally starts in the vestibular system in the middle ear, though it can also be caused by dysfunction in the brain. Because of the severity of the symptoms that can ensue, such as nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, excessive sweating, and unsteady gait, a person's quality of life can be severely affected.
Vertigo and dizziness can be connected to upper neck dysfunction; no drug or pill can correct vertigo. Get professional advice by seeking care from a chiropractor and acupuncturist at Stone Bridge Wellness in Elkins Park or Philadelphia.
The carpal tunnel is in your wrist, and the nerves going through this structure can become irritated and cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in your fingers, hands, and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is prevalent, affecting millions of people every year, especially domestic workers, secretaries, computer users, musicians, and others who do repetitive tasks with their hands. Your wrist problem could result from misaligning one or more neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints.
Chiropractic and acupuncture techniques work well with the spine. They can be applied to other joints of the body, which is good because almost every joint is susceptible to malfunctions that can impair function and range of motion. Trauma, micro-traumas, vibrations, and repetitive motions are often culprits. The carpal tunnel is the usual diagnosis for wrist pain, tingling/numbness, or weakness. Therefore, proper chiropractic evaluation is crucial to deciding the best course of action.
Pain is the reason people initially go to the chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments can help you function and feel better. Those who have experienced these adjustments report having less pain, greater freedom of movement, better-sleeping patterns, and an improved sense of well-being. Daily stress like work, commuting, emotional stress, and having no time for your needs can all be hard on the body. Many people go to the chiropractor to help maintain an optimal state of health. How often they go generally depends on lifestyle factors like exercise, stress reduction, and nutrition.
At Stone Bridge Wellness, Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, corrects and stabilizes your spinal condition and helps you feel better faster. Once you finish your initial treatments, it is up to you to continue care.
Sciatica is nerve compression in the low back and often results in sensory loss, loss of bowel and bladder function, and loss of strength. Sciatica occurs when a vertebra or soft tissue impinges on the sciatic nerve. The cause is repetitive stress, poor ergonomics, or even due to trauma. Chiropractic and acupuncture treatment helps patients recondition their body's potential to heal. Do not choose temporary relief by relying on medication. Fix the root of sciatica by coming into Stone Bridge Wellness and finally addressing the underlying cause.
Some people experience a popping depending upon the technique the doctor uses. This sound happens because gas and fluids go through your spine. Your body depends on fluids to lubricate the bones between each section of your spinal joints, so it's normal to have this fluid in your skeletal system.
You can benefit from getting your spine checked, whether you have pain or not. Do you see a dentist every six months? Why? To check for cavities, you can't feel! Why wait until your spine hurts? Get checked today.
In many cases, you do not need a referral to make an appointment to see a chiropractor or acupuncturist. Chiropractors and acupuncturists often recommend their patients visit doctors who specialize in areas they do not have expertise in. Check to see if your health care coverage includes chiropractic or acupuncture benefits for medical insurance.
The cost typically comes down to the treatment plan the doctor creates for you and any limitations on the insurance policy.
Most insurance companies acknowledge that chiropractic care and acupuncture effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Insurance coverage can vary significantly, and Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, recommends contacting your insurance company to discuss your chiropractic care and acupuncture benefits. Don't hesitate to contact us about the insurance accepted; Dr. Beth Snyder, DC, will do her best to assist you with your coverage.