- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Injury
- Auto Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Myofascial Pain
We also treat personal injury, vertigo, and degenerative disc disease.
Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
Being an athlete means caring for your body is essential to your daily life. With our advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Fontanarosa can help you achieve the performance standards you are truly capable of. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, natural and effective procedure used by this Hawthorne chiropractor to fix subluxations, assist in injury recovery and promotes the ability of your body to heal itself.
Why You Should Go to a Sports Chiropractor
The chiropractic approach involves determining whether or not the body’s natural structure has caused problems with other areas of your body. When involved in athletic activities, the body is at a higher risk for the natural structures to come out of place. This can lead to injury, pain and an inability to participate in the activities you love. A misalignment can cut off the normal communication of information between the brain and the body. These communication breakdowns can lead to serious health issues and injury.
The Importance of Spinal & Posture Screening at Fontanarosa Chiropractic Wellness Center
An exact cause must be determined to help an athlete get back to regular activities. When you have a spinal and posture screening done, it serves as the initial step to formulating a specific game-plan to handle any problems or to customized maintenance visits. These screenings can reveal important information regarding a person’s overall heath and provide a base for an effective course of action.
Dr. Domenic Fontanarosa provides a wide range of services including:
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Sports Therapy
- Performance Enhancing Sports Training
- Strength and Conditioning
- Personal Training
- Wellness and Nutritional Coaching
- and More…
Dr. Fontanarosa is a Certified Fitness Trainer and the Treating Physician for the Local #197 Weight Lifting Team.
Even a "minor" crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event.
Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
With Myofascial pain syndrome, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles or trigger points can cause pain in other parts of the body. These would normally seem unrelated but this chronic pain disorder is due to sensitivity and tightness in certain tissues.
Myofascial pain syndrome typically occurs after a specific muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions used in jobs (and most daily jobs are repetitive), hobbies/sports or by stress-related muscle tension. Dr. Fontanarosa will work with you and help you manage and release the tension that has been building so you can sleep better, feel more relaxed and decrease your pain with regular treatment.
Normal myofascia should feel pliable and elastic and Dr. Fontanarosa will find and target the more rigid areas and the areas that are affected by this tightness and utilize hands-on manipulation to release the tension found in the body. Feel relief now in the hands of an experienced professional at Fontanarosa Chiropractic Wellness Center.
Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome may include:
- Deep, aching pain in a muscle
- Pain that persists or worsens
- A tender knot in a muscle
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
Myofascial Release Therapy at Fontanarosa Chiropractic Wellness Center
Dr. Fontanarosa treats myofascial pain syndromes such as myofascial trigger points or adhesions with manual myofascial therapy. This therapy normally includes the use of direct pressure upon the trigger point, or the use of active anchor-and-stretch myofascial release techniques. Stretching and exercise programs along with additional non invasive therapies may be recommended by the doctor in order to increase speed of recovery.
TMJ is a general term for acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull. It can come on due to countless reasons and can be an irritating issue that can cause long-term ailments.
Some of the most common causes of TMJ are:
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Poor posture
- Back injury
- Excessive nail biting
- Degenerative joint diseases
Chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain and regularity of TMJ symptoms. By correcting the misalignment between your spine and nervous system, chiropractic can be effective at reducing your pain associated with TMJ, either when used alone or as a complement to other treatments. It relaxes your muscles, adjusts your joints and uses specific trigger points to accurately re-position your jaw.
When done successfully, this will not only relieve your pain, but it can help prevent your TMJ pain from returning. So instead of cutting out your favorite foods or potentially having painful dental work done, try chiropractic care!
You may have TMJ if you experience the following symptoms:
- Pain or tenderness of the jaw
- Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
- Aching pain in or around the ear
- Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
- Aching facial pain
- Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close the mouth
- Clicking sound or grating sensation when the mouth is opened or chewing