Pregnancy Discomfort Treatment

Pregnancy Discomfort Treatment

At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center we specialize in the care of pregnant patients. The clinicians at our facility have 20 years of experience taking care of pregnant patients and caring for their musculoskeletal complaints including Low Back Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Postural Disorders, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis (thumb tendon pain), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis. We understand that pregnancy cases may require specific changes in normal treatment protocols than for non-pregnant patients with the same conditions including using muscle energy techniques instead of manipulation, avoiding certain areas (acupuncture points) that may create problems during pregnancy and changing the intensity of techniques to improve patient comfort.

SPINE & POSTURAL DISORDERS

  • Neck Pain and Headaches: Frequently caused by a combination of joint and muscle problems. Headaches caused by muscle and joint problems in the neck frequently demonstrate a “headband” or “question mark” distribution or originate at the back of the head (suboccipital region). At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), manipulation/mobilization, and rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region.
  • Disc Herniations: Disc herniations occur when the threshold of cartilage surrounding the soft cushioning center is exceeded and “leaks” out creating irritation to the nerve at that level. This can cause leg pain known as radiculopathy or as many people say, “sciatica”. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use focus on disc pain relieving techniques including Low Back (Lumbar) traction and specific rehab exercises known as McKenzie exercises. When appropriate a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), manipulation/mobilization, and rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region.
  • Lower Back Pain: Frequently caused by a combination of joint and muscle problems. Pain can be focal to a small region, across the low back, or refer to the upper buttock region. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), manipulation/mobilization, and rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region.
    sacroiliac pain: In athletic cases sacroiliac pain is frequently caused by as specific lift or activity (deadlifting, kicking with the same leg, bowling, running and single leg jump sports). At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), Muscle Energy Techniques to correct pelvis joint issues, and when appropriate manipulation/mobilization, taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM and rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region. Patients tend to notice immediate improvement following treatment.

UPPER EXTREMENITY (shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand)

  • Rotator Cuff Impingement: Rotator Cuff injuries and impingement are caused by a number of biomechanical imbalances. In particular, poor shoulder blade movement (scapular dyskinesia) during arm movement, laxity to the ligaments of the front of the shoulder (anterior capsule), tightness of the back ligaments of the shoulder (posterior capsule), rotator cuff imbalances are some of the common causes. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), manipulation/mobilization especially to the thoracic spine and scapula, taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser and rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region.
  • AC Sprains: AC sprains, also known as shoulder separations, are caused by trauma to the ligaments that connect part of the shoulder blade (acromion process) and the clavicle (collar bone). This can happen by falling on the shoulder. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region and when appropriate manipulation/mobilization especially to the thoracic spine and scapula.
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow: Frequently known as elbow tendinitis, these conditions are more similar to a rope fraying from the inside out. The goal of treatment to these injuries to regenerate the collagen fingers and remodel the tendon. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome/Nerve Entrapment: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a mechanical compression that occurs at the wrist. While most Carpal Tunnel problems do not require surgery, when atrophy or motor deficit on EMG is present, surgery may be required. Conservatively, most CTS problems resolve and are found to be just as effective as more aggressive procedures. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue techniques but find Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) to be the most affective when combined with verve flossing techniques, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and modalities including Cold Laser.
  • Trigger Finger: Trigger Fingers occur when the tendon does not track properly through the fascial slips in the hand and fingers catching and giving a snapping presentation. Early in presentation, trigger fingers respond well to conservative treatment. Later in presentation (months to years after onset) treatment may be affective, but more aggressive treatments including injections and surgery cannot be ruled out. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and modalities including Cold Laser.
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (thumb tendon inflammation) is a repetitive strain injury associated with athletics that frequently over use the thumb/hand. DeQuervain’s is a condition which is a true inflammation between the tendon and tendon sheath. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and modalities including Cold Laser.
  • Wrist Sprains: Wrist sprains are frequently caused by overuse problems like weight lifting or falling on the hand. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.

LOWER EXTREMITY

  • Hip Flexor Injuries: Hip flexor injuries frequently referred to as Hip Flexor Tendinitis is caused by repetitive strain such as running, jumping, kicking or weight lifting. It can be associated with a number of different tendons, and evaluation is critical in determining which tendon is involved. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • ITB Syndrome: ITB syndrome is a tightening of the Iliotibial Band producing pain at the outside of the knee or at the hip trochanter. ITB syndromes while painful are rarely the problem and can be caused by mechanics issues at the foot or weakness in the hip during activity. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and manipulation/mobilization of the lumbopelvic region when appropriate.
  • Piriformis Syndrome: Piriformis Syndrome is an irritation of the piriformis muscle that can create gluteal pain during running and jumping activities or in rare occasions compress the sciatic nerve producing nerve symptoms into the lower extremity. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser, and manipulation/mobilization of the lumbopelvic region when appropriate.
  • Glute Tendonitis: Gluteal Tendonitis is an overuse injury of the pelvic stabilizing muscles. Patients will have pain changing positions, lateral movements, running, jumping. While nerve pain is not produced in this problem, it is possible to get referral patterns into the lower extremity. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser, and manipulation/mobilization of the lumbopelvic region when appropriate.
  • Adductor Strain: Adductor Strains are frequently caused during athletic activity including soccer, basketball, lacrosse, football and other cutting sports, slips and falls, and during weight lifting when squatting and the knee buckles out during a lift. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, and modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • Patella Tendinitis: Patella Tendinitis is similar to other tendon injuries in that it is a rope fraying from the inside out. There can be complications to this condition in skeletally immature patients including Osgood Shlaughter’s disease (OSD) when the tibial tuberosity is being pulled off the tibia. In cases of OSD, rest may be a critically important component of care in the addition to the other treatments at Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • Patella Tracking Disorders: Patella Tracking Disorders can be described as a number of different movement problems associated with the patella during flexion and extension of the knee. Pain is usually associated with running, jumping, squatting/lunging, and using stairs. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • Knee Sprains & Strains: Sprains and strains are usually single event situations that can be caused by trauma or over extending/flexing/twisting the knee. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • Shin Splints: Shin Splints, medically known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, is one of the most dangerous conditions an athlete faces. When left untreated and with continued activity stress fractures could develop. Signs of stress fracture without imaging include feel a severe ache in the shin while at rest and failure for the taping techniques to provide relief. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • Achilles tendonitis: Achilles Tendinitis is an overuse injury frequently developed in sports involving running and jumping. This condition resolves very well to conservative care and rarely requires rest to fully resolve condition. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.
  • Ankle Sprains: Ankle Sprains are one of the most common injuries seen in athletes. They may present with swelling, bruising and pain over the injured ligaments. These injuries are commonly treated with immobilization and rest. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, understanding the latest research we look at these injuries more aggressively. Frequently we can remove swelling that is causing pain on the injured ligament and begin active care including soft tissue treatments and rehab. Icing is only used in the most severe of cases. The taping techniques developed by Dr. Doerr ensure stability of the injured ligaments prevent further strain to the ligaments.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar Fasciitis is similar to a tendon injury, and presents as pain at the heel or bottom of the foot. Frequently, the pain is worse with first steps in the morning or getting up from prolonged sitting. While this is a common condition with runners and athletes, it is also common with pregnancy patients. People commonly associated this condition with “flat feet”, but high arched feet can experience this problem as well. At Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use a variety of soft tissue (FAKTR, Graston Technique, Active Release), taping techniques to relieve pain and assist with ROM, rehab procedures to relieve the symptoms and stabilize the region, modalities including Radiopulse Frequency (Shock Wave Therapy) and Cold Laser.