Listed below are some common conditions that have been successfully treated by Dr. Paunicka of Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic:
Whiplash is very common in car accidents; however it can also occur in other strenuous physical activities. It usually causes headaches, neck pain, and muscle spasms. Radicular pain into the arm and tingling into the fingers may be some other common symptoms.
We treat whiplash by finding where the problem in the cervical spine is. We take and analyze x-rays, explain the misalignment and correct it. Dr. Paunicka will also give you beneficial exercises to help strengthen the cervical spine, and will often provide a cervical pillow to help support the cervical spine and restore the normal cervical curve.
In most cases, physical therapy will be used to relieve clinical symptoms.
Dr. Paunicka has several patients who come to him troubled with occipital or temporal headaches, as well as severe migraine problems. He usually finds the source of migraine problems in the first and second cervical areas.
Treatment can involve scoping of the cervical spine and use of motion palpation. Dr. Paunicka will make adjustments to the cervical spine where needed. In addition to coming in for adjustments, Dr. Paunicka suggests that his patients with migraines stay away from sugars, especially white refined sugar. He also suggests that his patients limit the amount of caffeine in their diet (for example: too much coffee, soda, and tea).
Asthma is a very common chronic disease involving the respiratory system in which the airways constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus. It causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.
Dr. Paunicka will discuss the details of your condition as well as run a nervoscope over your entire spine. He will then check any problem areas by motion palpation for misalignment while looking for tender areas and lack of motion. If there is nerve irritation in the thoracic region, Dr. Paunicka will make a thoracic adjustment.
There is usually no physical therapy needed, and patients on asthmatic medication need to monitor their doses with their medical doctor.
Bed-wetting is loss of involuntary control of the bladder. Dr. Paunicka has treated several children with this problem.
Dr. Paunicka will adjust the sacrum or tailbone in most bed-wetting cases. He can usually get children suffering from this problem to stop if the condition is fixable.
We also treat babies with colic and offer care for patients with Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis.
Low back pain can be caused by misalignment to the lower lumbar spine, usually the fourth and/or fifth lumbar. Misalignment to this region usually causes muscle spasms. If the misalignment is severe enough, it can cause pain into the legs.
Chiropractic treatment of low back pain involves correction of the misalignment. Dr. Paunicka will correct this misalignment as well as show you proper techniques for exercise and lifting in order to strengthen the lower back.