Chiropractic Conditions

Pottawattamie County Sports & Family Chiropractic specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain and orthopedic conditions without the use of drugs or surgery. In particular, we treat the following conditions:

Back pain

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.

Neck pain

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.

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.

Shoulder injuries

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.

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.

Herniated Discs

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.

Pinched Nerves

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.

Fibromyalgia

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.

Dr. Wiechmann also treats tension headaches and migraines, running and sports injuries, and pregnancy related pain.

Seek treatment if you experience any of the signs or symptoms below:

  • Recurring pain or 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.