Incorporating chiropractic medical treatments, Greater Pittsburgh Joint and Muscle Center is able to help relieve your pain from a wide spectrum of medical conditions. Below is a list of medical conditions that the chiropractors and doctors at Greater Pittsburgh Joint and Muscle Center can treat.
Arthritis is another autoimmune disease that is long-term and causes inflammation of joints and the surrounding tissue. Severe cases have been known to affect other organs, as well.
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- Back Pain
Back pain can rear its ugly head in several forms. Whether you suffer from this condition due to genetics, age or from a work-related injury, we have the ability to help you with your discomfort.
- Carpal Tunnel
Excessive pressure placed on the median nerve of the wrist. It may cause loss of feeling, immobility, numbness or tingling.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue is continuous and often severe tiredness that isn’t remedied by rest and is not caused by any other known medical conditions.
- Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. It’s also a form of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.
- Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease isn’t actually a disease. Rather, it’s a sanctioned medical term used to describe the normal changes that occurs in spinal discs as the body ages.*
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Degenerative Joint Disease is more commonly known as Osteoarthritis. It is due to the wear and tear of joints throughout the body as it ages.
- Failed Surgery
Failed Surgery, also known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is chronic pain in the back or legs after a spinal surgery.
Fibromyalgia is a very real disorder causing constant pain and general unease. Those suffering from this condition are frequently in a constant state of pain.
- Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow is soreness or pain on the outside of the upper arm, close to the elbow.
Painful, chronic headaches can make even the simplest of daily tasks unbearable. Here at Greater Pittsburgh Joint & Muscle Center we provide several services to ascertain the origin of your headaches and help alleviate the pain.
Lupus is another autoimmune disease that can cause long-term inflammation and can affect the skin, joints, kidneys and brain.
Osteoarthritis is the normal wear and tear of the body’s joints as it ages.
- Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy means that the nerves that carry signals to and from the brain aren’t working properly and can be caused by several other health conditions.
- Piriformis Syndrome
Piriformis Syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when a band-like muscle in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint that compresses the sciatic nerve.*
- Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is any injury to the plantar fascia, the thick band of connective tissue that extends from the toes, through the arch of the foot to the heel. This tendon prevents the arch from flattening when weight is placed on the foot, providing cushioning much like a shock absorber during standing, walking and running.
Radiculopathy is actually a set of conditions that affect one or more nerves in a way that prevents them from working properly. Pain, weakness or loss of muscle control are common symptoms.
- Scheuermann’s Disease
Scheuermann’s Disease causes misshaped vertebrae, giving the upper back a “hunchback” appearance. Scheremann’s can lead to Kyphosis.*
Sciatica isn’t actually a medical condition on its own. Rather, it’s a symptom of another medical problem that causes pain, weakness, tingling or numbness in one or both legs because of damage caused to the sciatic nerve.
- Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can originate in the joints, or in any of the surrounding ligaments, tendons or muscles. Any sport or job that requires repetitive motion involving the arms can result in shoulder pain or injury.
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Spondylolisthesis occurs when a spinal vertebra slips out of its proper position onto the bone under it.
- Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can result from a variety of circumstances. The following are some of the most common causes of sports injuries
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Tendonitis occurs after an injury or overuse causes inflammation, pain, and swelling of a tendon usually located in the wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle, knee, or hip.
Vertigo is severe dizziness that makes you feel as if you are spinning or moving, or that the world is spinning around you. Vertigo can be caused by many other disorders.
Neck pain or discomfort that is caused by a sudden jerking of the neck.
Read more about Back Pain.
Read more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Read more about Fibromyalgia.
Read more about Headaches.
Read more about Plantar Fasciitis.
Read more about Tendonitis.
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*Medical definitions are paraphrased from WebMD.