Chiropractic Conditions Treated

Chiropractic Conditions Treated at Stine Chiropractic Clinic in Fredericksburg, VA

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint and can be caused by accident or injury, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and other associated conditions. Triggers can be holding one position for an extended amount of time such as painting a ceiling, poor posture, or a sports injury. The pain can be a nagging ache or be severe shooting pains in the neck, or neck and arm.

When this pain gets in the way of your everyday life it’s necessary to get evaluated and treated to avoid progression into a chronic condition. The doctors at Stine Chiropractic are here for you to let them evaluate and treat your specific condition today!

Back Pain

80 percent of Americans will have back pain at least once in their lifetime. This usually results in time missed from work. Structural problems may also result in back pain such as bulging disc, ruptured disc, degenerative disc disease, leg length discrepancies and others that cause your body to compensate in ways it shouldn’t have to.

Here at Stine Chiropractic the doctors work with you to find your diagnosis and the best up to date treatment to prevent progression through palliative modalities and active rehabilitation services.

Orthopedics & Sports Injuries

Orthopedic conditions are injuries that can be caused by everyday life or sports activities. These conditions stem from injuries of various tissues in the body including: tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and bone.

Conditions originating from these tissues can be helped along by physical therapy modalities found at Stine Chiropractic Clinic, as well as education and specific mechanisms of the condition, allowing you to prevent further injury.


If you have muscle pain, you may take medication for the symptom but it never really dissipates completely. This may further cause you to feel your energy is drained, some depression, and in some cases inability to work or play. Left to continue over time the myalgia may become a chronic condition and more difficult to find the cause and provide a remedy.

Your condition may be due to an infection; Lyme disease, influenza, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, etc. Drug related; statins, fibrates, ACE inhibitors, etc. Blood tests may be necessary in these instances. Diet analysis may also be beneficial.

Stine Chiropractic Clinic is equipped to help you find the answer to your health problems so you don’t have to live with the pain.


Finding out what is causing your sciatica in Fredericksburg can be hard if you don’t know where to start. Sciatica is a painful condition that can start in your back and end up going down the leg. This condition can make everyday life hard to handle. Seeing a board certified chiropractic orthopedist in Fredericksburg or Spotsylvania can help identify the cause of your sciatica.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a painful condition of the leg that may or may not be caused by back issues. Sciatica has many contributing factors and causes. This condition may be caused by spinal stenosis, facet referral, piriformis syndrome, or even a protruding or extruded disc. Sciatica is a term that is used loosely for pain going down the leg, however it doesn’t answer the question of, what is truly causing your my leg pain. True sciatica should be felt in the entire lower leg as the sciatic nerve is responsible for all of the sensation in the lower leg. Feeling pains that radiate into the thigh and rarely going beyond the knee should be evaluated for other causes. Seeing a chiropractic orthopedist should be considered as a first stop to identify the true cause of the leg pain.

Herniated Disc

Healthcare professionals do not always agree on which term to use to describe the disc involvement that may cause significant back pain or radiating leg or arm symptoms. You may have heard the terms herniated disc, pinched nerve, sciatica, bulging disc, slipped disc, or ruptured disc to describe your symptoms.

The most common disc injury is the lumbar region of the spine because this is the area that carries most of the load bearing compression. Your body also leaves this area exposed to disc protrusion because the posterior ligamentous tissues taper off as it gets into the lumbar spine. With a protrusion prognosis is the best because the inner disc material has not exited outside of the fibrous outer rings. The extrusion prognosis is slightly different due to the disc material making it out farther than the protrusion leaving an inflammatory response at the nerve root causing you distal leg symptoms. The doctors at Stine Chiropractic Clinic are equipped with the experience and tools to get you the symptom relief you desire typically within 2 weeks depending on the type of discal problem (protrusion-bulge or extrusion-rupture). It’s important to get in as soon as symptoms start to get the best prognosis and response period.

Headaches & Migraines

Headaches can vary from mild aching to severe debilitating pain, that can be on both or one side of the head. They tend to last anywhere from 30 minutes to days. There are neck conditions, muscle strains or spasms that will contribute or even cause your headaches. Some of the long list of headaches are: cluster headaches, sinus headaches, temporal arteritis, cervicogenic headaches, and tension headaches. There are also more serious conditions that can present with headache so it’s always important to have them evaluated.

Migraines and cluster headaches may have accompanied symptoms called a prodrome or aura.

  • Prodrome = a symptom indicative of an approaching disease. (Fatigue, malaise, lethargy, stiff neck, mood changes, anorexia, food cravings, chilled feeling, diarrhea or constipation, fluid retention, increased frequency of urination) Occur 24-48 hrs prior to HA onset. A prodrome may be associated with a number of different headaches and/or systemic diseases.
  • Aura = focal neurological (sensory, motor, language) symptoms typically evolving over a period of 5 to 60 minutes (usually < 20 min). They usually proceed a headache but onset of the aura may occur simultaneously with the onset of the pain, and some patients experience aura without headache Most auras are associated with the visual system {flashes of color, wavy lines, shimmering spots, scintillations, visual distortions, hallucinations, or visual loss} or auditory disturbances {unusual sounds or tinnitus, sometimes hearing loss}, however the patient may experience paresthesias, hemiparesis (paralyzed on one side of the body), aphasia (inability to make spoken phrases), hypersensitivity, hypoesthesia (decrease in the ability to touch), ataxia (unable to walk), change in level of consciousness, diplopia (double vision), vertigo, etc.

A pathognomonic sign of migraine is a certain type of aura called a Fortification Spectra. In fortification spectra, first the vision blurs, and then there appears a slowly expanding paracentral scotoma (blind spot), surrounded by luminous scintillating geometric forms, which enlarges and moves laterally until it disappears outside the peripheral vision. This takes between 10-30 minutes.

Other less serious headaches like cervicogenic and tension headaches can be brought on by stress and prolonged or sustained postures. These occur more often in females. Tension type is usually on both sides and the pain can be described as a squeezing sensation in a headband like distribution. Cervicogenic headaches are caused by the bones in the cervical spine and symptoms are increased with certain motions.

Treatment used may be physical therapy modalities, getting rid of any triggers, or taking steps to reduce stress. If you have never tried chiropractic care, you owe it to yourself to see a chiropractor to help manage your pain.

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