We specialize in treating musculoskeletal pain and orthopedic conditions. Some of the most common conditions we treat include:
AUTO and WOrk-related injuries
Workplace injuries can include injuries from accidents at work, like slipping or falling, and strains from repetitive actions like lifting or typing. Regardless of your type of injury, we can help you find relief from your pain so you can get back to work and on with life, safely and efficiently.
Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions in the United States, affecting 31 million people every day. Whether you suffer from upper, middle or lower back pain, chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive treatment option that focuses on identifying the root cause of your symptoms to relieve pain and improve function.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder involving widespread pain and sensitivity throughout the body. Symptoms sometimes begin after physical trauma, surgery or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time. Recent studies show that chiropractic adjustments, combined with a soft tissue technique called ischemic compression, can help relieve pain in fibromyalgia patients.
Foot and ankle pain
The foot is a very complex structure made up of many bones and joints that are configured to bear the weight of your entire body. Through chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitative or corrective exercise techniques, Dr. Wiechmann helps restore normal movement and alignment, and improve function in the feet and ankles.
When people say they have a “slipped” or “ruptured” disc in their neck or back, they are usually referring to a disc derangement or herniated disc – a common cause of lower back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain. Dr. Wiechmann can alleviate pain associated with a herniated disc or disc derangement through a variety of non-invasive treatment methods, including spinal manipulation, Myofascial Release, joint mobilization, rehabilitative or corrective exercise techniques and end range loading.
Leg pain and knee problems
Most leg pain and knee problems are caused by basic wear and tear, and general overuse. In certain cases, leg pain can often be associated with problems in the lower spine. Depending on the severity of your condition, chiropractic care may be an option to help restore lost range of motion, improve flexibility and endurance, and increase muscle strength.
MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS
Myofascial trigger points are an extremely common cause of pain. When pressed on, trigger points can cause muscle fibers to shorten, which can often refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger point dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, is designed to relieve tightness and pain in muscles. During this treatment, Dr. Wiechmann carefully inserts a “dry” needle (one without medication or liquid) directly into a knot or pressure point, which helps release tension in the surrounding muscle area.
The neck can easily become a source of pain due to muscle strain or serious injury. In fact, many people experience some degree of neck pain at least once in their lifetime. Depending on the severity of your condition, treatment may include spinal manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue therapy and/or rehabilitative exercise.
A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve. This can cause pain, tingling, numbness or even weakness in many areas of the body, including the neck, back, shoulders and legs. Often times, pinched nerves can be treated with rest and other conservative treatment methods. Soft tissue therapy and chiropractic adjustments can also help rule out the need for medication or surgery.
RUNNING AND SPORTS INJURIES
As a board-certified chiropractor, American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and previous collegiate athlete, Dr. Wiechmann is familiar with the physical demands of living an active lifestyle. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, dry needling and cupping therapy, he helps patients identify areas that may be prone to injury as well as provides at-home exercises to increase range of motion and prevent re-injury.
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activity that involve repetitive overhead motion, such as pitching, swimming and weightlifting. However, injuries can also occur during everyday activities like cooking, cleaning and getting dressed. Common shoulder injuries include rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability and shoulder arthritis. Dr. Wiechmann offers a variety of conservative treatment options for shoulder pain relief, including soft tissue mobilization, corrective exercise techniques, rehabilitative taping and more.
Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness outside a joint. While it can occur in any of the tendons, it’s most common around shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. Chiropractic care can be a great treatment option for tendinitis. Depending on the specific condition or area of irritation, we may recommend trigger point dry needling or Class IV Laser Therapy to relieve pain and inflammation.
We also treat tension headaches and migraines, as well as pregnancy-related pain.
Seek treatment if you experience any of the signs or symptoms below:
- Recurring pain that persists beyond a few days (even if it has a history of settling on its own)
- Inability to move or carry objects
- Injury that causes deformity of the joints
- Pain that occurs at night or while resting
- Swelling or significant bruising
- Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth or swelling
Pottawattamie County Sports & Family Chiropractic provides convenient chiropractic care for patients in Oakland, Avoca, Treynor and the surrounding areas. We specialize in chiropractic manipulation, functional medicine, soft tissue therapy, mobilization, nutritional counseling and more. From pregnant mothers to weekend warriors and even star athletes, we provide a personalized approach to meet each patient’s needs. Contact us to learn more.