Showing posts from April, 2017

Rotator Cuff Tears

The physiotherapy offered at Whole Health Chiropractic in Nampa is meant to resolve some of the most common sports and work-related injuries. The shoulder is a complex group of body parts, and unfortunately, tears to the rotator cuff are a common ailment among tennis players, as well as painters and other people whose work requires them to raise their arms for long periods. We stress the need for prevention but are prepared with several complementary treatments for those whose rotator cuffs have worn out.
To understand how the muscles in a rotator cuff tear, imaging a whole wearing through a pair of jeans. The injury may be due to a sudden, dramatic change, but it is usually due to individual threads breaking down over time. However, there are several other shoulder injuries which feel similar to a rotator cuff tear, so it is essential for people with shoulder injuries to visit Dr. Oberti to determine whether the muscle is the problem.
The worst rotator cuff tears may require surgery, b…

Herniated Discs

At Whole Health Chiropractic, Dr. Oberti provides patients with safe, effective relief from a number of causes of back pain, including the notorious herniated disc. Also known as a slipped, bulging, or ruptured disc, a herniated disc is an injury in which fluid leaks from the spongy material separating the vertebrae and into the surrounding tissues. While the threat they pose to overall health varies widely, they are nearly always quite painful.
The discs between vertebrae serve an important function in keeping the spine springy, but they wear out over time. When their gel-like fluid pushes through the disc walls, it ends up pressing against other soft tissues. This may be the source of a patient’s back or neck pain, but when leaking fluid presses on nerves, other body parts may be affected, as well. Sciatica is the term used to describe pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can result in incontinence or leg pain, and a herniation in a lumbar disc is one of its most common causes.
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Auto Accidents

Car accidents that aren’t major collisions are often overlooked by those involved.  More worried about a car repair or being late for work, we don’t always stop to assess what damage may have been done to our bodies. Because of the sudden and unnatural movement of a body during a car accident, anyone involved should visit a chiropractor for evaluation. At Whole Health Chiropractic, we know some passengers feel the effects of whiplash injuries immediately following an accident, while others may walk away not feeling injured and experience pain later. This is why a chiropractor should always be consulted.
Most often, passengers involved in an accident experience either pain or stiffness in the neck and back. A chiropractor can evaluate these injuries, as well as treat damage to both hard and soft tissue. Depending on a patient’s evaluation the chiropractor may perform an adjustment, recommend a massage, or assign exercises to help heal a particular injury.
If you have been involved in a c…

Chiropractic Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is often presented as a way to pamper yourself, but the long-practiced therapy has many health benefits. Dr. Anthony Oberti and Whole Health Chiropractic offer chiropractic massage to promote a multifaceted approach to chiropractic care. Combining chiropractic treatment and massage therapy helps improve a patient’s overall musculoskeletal health and functionality. Another benefit of massage therapy is releasing toxins built up in the muscles, which can then exit the body. This is important for chiropractic patients and anyone with injuries because it helps the body heal itself
Massages are performed in a calm, soothing environment. The relaxation achieved through massage won’t heal injuries, but is still important to overall health, especially for patients with chronic pain or stress. Your massage therapist can target problem areas, or focus on relaxing certain muscles in order to help your chiropractor perform an adjustment. Regular massage also increases circulation a…