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Common Chiropractic Conditions

Common Conditions

When a body is out of balance, it causes more than pain; it means it’s not supporting you as it should be. This can lead to many other, more serious body ailments. When our bodies are working at their full capacity, it’s healthy, in its natural state, and capable of peak performance. 

 

We want you functioning at your peak. This is true for everyone we treat, from the weekend warriors to the runners to the triathlon competitors, as well as those who need proper hip alignment to walk up the stairs in their house or ride their bike to the market or simply get dressed. 

 

No matter your level of activity, your body must work for you. Sometimes, that entails you doing a bit of work for your body. 

 

Dr. DeSantis knows how to naturally help you arrive at balance, function, and support on all levels: physical, mental, emotional. When we’re in pain, our minds can’t concentrate, our emotions run high, and our bodies can’t provide for us. 

 

Let’s find where your body thrives through non-invasive means and a specialized wellness plan made just for you.

Should I See a Chiropractor For My Back Pain?

The short answer to this question: yes. Because a balanced spine is vital to your body’s health and its ability to properly support your movements, finding out why it’s in pain should be a top priority. Our chiropractic solutions will help find the root of your symptoms with a holistic approach. 


 

Many of our patients visit us for one or more of the following: 

 

  • Pain in the back- sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, or radiating

  • Sore, tender, or aching back muscles 

  • Lumbar pain / lower back pain

  • A stiff back 

  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back

  • Swelling or redness in the back

 

These pain points may arise due to inactivity, prolonged activity, irregular spine use, actions, or posture or because of something more traumatic such as a fall or car accident. 

Other reasons include:

 

  • Athletic injury

  • Poor ergonomics

  • Working at a computer all-day

  • Work-related injury 

  • Sitting all-day

  • Poor moving or lifting practices 

  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly 

  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

 

We can employ a number of safe, non-invasive solutions to support your goals of a healthy spine. Not only will our team provide you with chiropractic care through the hands-on approach of finding restricted segments of the spine and adjusting them, but we will educate you on how to care for your spine proactively. Dr. DeSantis offers his patients reliable resources that cultivate a stable relationship between the patient and the patient’s body. 

 

Understanding that the current working environment is unconventional, we think it’s important to educate those who are now working remotely on some beneficial, natural healthcare practices. We’d like the opportunity to work with you on getting and maintaining proper alignment, which will make a massive difference in your comfort level and support the higher overall function of body and mind.  

 

When your spine is working in its natural, most reliable state, it can maximize the body’s performance. Chiropractic care for your back pain is responsible and effective. If you can avoid unsafe surgery or medication, that’s a win for you and your health. 

Our Chiropractic Patients

Our patients range in age, athletic ability, physical shape, and ailments. We are proud to have the capability to work with such a diverse group of individuals who sincerely care about holistic, safe health solutions. We happily work with many veterans through Veterans Affairs as one of their contracted medical support teams. 

 

Our patients include: 

 

  • Prenatal patients

  • Postnatal patients

  • Pediatric patients

  • Geriatric patients

  • Weekend warriors

  • Those involved in an accident

  • Those recovering from surgery 

  • Athletes 

  • Rehabilitation patients 

  • Overuse patients 

  • Inactive patients

  • And more

 

We encourage anyone who suffers from pain and wants a responsible, reliable, safe way to get your body back in full function and total balance to come to see us. We’ll go over all of your options and come with a wellness plan that meets all your needs and health goals. 

 

Our Chiropractic Services

At our chiropractic office, we believe in the power of natural, organic recovery. We use non-invasive solutions to provide effective and quick results, no need for risky surgery, and all the downtime that comes with it.

 

Our techniques have been used for centuries, and they provide more than comfort in the body, but in the mind, too. 

 

Some of our standard chiropractic techniques include:

 

  • Chiropractic adjustment: a controlled, fast thrust administered by hand or chiropractic tool that adjusts the targeted spinal joint 

  • The McKenzie Method: we will find the cause of the symptom and teach the patient the means to safely and independently resolve the issues

  • Therapeutic exercises: designed to work hand-in-hand with your in-office chiropractic care, we will provide exercises and stretches to aid in your body’s recovery and strength. 

 

 

Wild Rivers Chiropractic Offers a Pain-Free Life

We are dedicated and determined when it comes to your quality of life. Don’t let your pain diminish all you have to do and offer. Make the decision to come into our Rice Lake office and meet with Dr. DeSantis. You deserve a balanced body, mind, and soul. Let’s make it happen together.

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Other reasons include:

 

  • Athletic injury

  • Poor ergonomics

  • Working at a computer all-day

  • Work-related injury 

  • Sitting all-day

  • Poor moving or lifting practices 

  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly 

  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

 

We can employ a number of safe, non-invasive solutions to support your goals of a healthy spine. Not only will our team provide you with chiropractic care through the hands-on approach of finding restricted segments of the spine and adjusting them, but we will educate you on how to care for your spine proactively. Dr. DeSantis offers his patients reliable resources that cultivate a stable relationship between the patient and the patient’s body. 

 

Understanding that the current working environment is unconventional, we think it’s important to educate those who are now working remotely on some beneficial, natural healthcare practices. We’d like the opportunity to work with you on getting and maintaining proper alignment, which will make a massive difference in your comfort level and support the higher overall function of body and mind.  

 

When your spine is working in its natural, most reliable state, it can maximize the body’s performance. Chiropractic care for your back pain is responsible and effective. If you can avoid unsafe surgery or medication, that’s a win for you and your health. 

The short answer to this question: yes. Because a balanced spine is vital to your body’s health and its ability to properly support your movements, finding out why it’s in pain should be a top priority. Our chiropractic solutions will help find the root of your symptoms with a holistic approach. 


 

Many of our patients visit us for one or more of the following: 

 

  • Pain in the back- sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, or radiating

  • Sore, tender, or aching back muscles 

  • Lumbar pain / lower back pain

  • A stiff back 

  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back

  • Swelling or redness in the back

 

These pain points may arise due to inactivity, prolonged activity, irregular spine use, actions, or posture or because of something more traumatic such as a fall or car accident. 

Other reasons include:

 

  • Athletic injury

  • Poor ergonomics

  • Working at a computer all-day

  • Work-related injury 

  • Sitting all-day

  • Poor moving or lifting practices 

  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly 

  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

 

We can employ a number of safe, non-invasive solutions to support your goals of a healthy spine. Not only will our team provide you with chiropractic care through the hands-on approach of finding restricted segments of the spine and adjusting them, but we will educate you on how to care for your spine proactively. Dr. DeSantis offers his patients reliable resources that cultivate a stable relationship between the patient and the patient’s body. 

 

Understanding that the current working environment is unconventional, we think it’s important to educate those who are now working remotely on some beneficial, natural healthcare practices. We’d like the opportunity to work with you on getting and maintaining proper alignment, which will make a massive difference in your comfort level and support the higher overall function of body and mind.  

 

When your spine is working in its natural, most reliable state, it can maximize the body’s performance. Chiropractic care for your back pain is responsible and effective. If you can avoid unsafe surgery or medication, that’s a win for you and your health. 

The Most Common Conditions We Treat

Chiropractic care for back pain and low back pain

Of course, seeking care from a chiropractor for your back pain is common, and the majority of our patients come to us because of this issue. The spine is crucial to the way our body works, moves, and functions. If it’s out of place, we tend to know. If you are suffering from back pain, no matter how inconsequential you think it is, we suggest seeing your Rice Lake chiropractor as soon as possible. Dr. DeSantis will find what’s causing the pain and put together a plan you feel comfortable with. 

 

Chiropractic care for neck pain

When the range of motion in the neck is compromised, it’s both painful and unsafe. Without a fully functioning neck, merely turning your head can cause excruciating pain and lead to disaster (driving a car, lifting something heavy, playing an overtly physical sport).

 

Your neck pain may not be due entirely to modern technology; however, if you regularly use a device, it most likely has something to do with it and definitely isn't helping it. We can give your neck the holistic care it needs to remedy your neck pain and give you measures to take for the proactive protection of this vulnerable, overused area. 

 

Chiropractic care for shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can stem from a violent cough to a severe fall to a strange night’s sleep; no matter how you get it, it can be debilitating. Lifting and turning can be affected, causing sharp pain or dull, radiating discomfort. Dr. DeSantis can determine what’s causing you the discomfort and provide chiropractic care in-house, as well as reliable at-home rehabilitative exercises and stretches that will get you the shoulder mobility you’re supposed to have. 

 

Chiropractic care for headaches

Headaches run the gamut when it comes to pain. Ironically, the stress and anxiety that come with a mild headache due to the anticipation of it becoming a worse headache can actually exacerbate that mild headache, making it a worse one. Ranging from annoying to crippling, those who suffer from this ailment are affected in mood, function, and overall well-being. Our chiropractic care team can help eliminate headaches from your life through proper alignment and natural self-care.

 

Chiropractic care for sciatica

Because your sciatic nerve is the biggest in the body, when it’s not functioning correctly, your body speaks up. Starting at your lower back, running through your buttocks, and down each leg means that this nerve supports your entire lower half. If it’s not supporting it well, you may feel mild to severe pain. Because your sciatic nerve is so important, we suggest visiting a chiropractor sooner rather than later if you notice pain stemming from it. Doing so can help ensure this problem doesn’t lead to further body harm and more significant discomfort as it provides relief from its current condition. 

 

Chiropractic care for herniated discs 

Herniated discs happen often and usually aren’t detected until becoming painful. In serious cases, surgery may be necessary. Dr. DeSantis recommends coming in for a visit when your spine starts to feel the slightest discomfort so that the problem can be remedied as soon as possible through safe, non-invasive chiropractic care. 

 

Chiropractic care for knee pain 

If you suffer from knee pain, you already know how often and necessary their proper function is. Our Rice Lake chiropractic office has several patients in need of knee-pain relief. Because we often work with athletes, we know how to gently yet effectively provide the proper support for your recovery so you can get back on the field or in the gym without the need to cover up your pain with harmful, addicting medications.  

 

Other Conditions We Treat Include: 

  • Tennis elbow

  • Joint pain

  • Extremities pain

  • Sprains and strains

  • Arthritis

  • Disc injuries

  • Jaw pain

  • Mobility problems

  • Jumper's knee

  • Overuse injuries

  • Shin splints

  • Rotator cuff syndrome

  • Car accident injuries 

  • Post-surgical back pain

  • Balance problems

  • Degenerative joint disease

  • Hip pain

  • Disc bulge

  • Muscle spasms

  • Difficulty walking

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Failed back surgery

  • Torticollis

  • Soft-tissue adhesions

  • Regional pain syndrome

  • Impingement syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Radiculopathy

  • Lateral / medial epicondylitis

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Temporomandibular disorder

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Adhesive capsulitis

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • And more

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