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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
March 23, 2018
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Knee Pain  

Many people think that a chiropractor can only help with problems associated with back pain, but the scope of their practice goes far knee painbeyond that one area of the body. Chiropractic care is actually designed to be holistically helpful, changing the way the body's systems work together for optimal comfort and wellness. Dr. Scott Shaw of Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA can show you how chiropractic medicine can help with knee pain.

What's causing my knee pain?

Sometimes the cause of your knee pain is obvious; slipping and falling on ice, for example. But many patients who visit their Richmond chiropractor with knee pain are dealing with classic "wear and tear." The knees help to support the majority of your body weight, so it's no wonder that they are subject to inflammation and mobility problems. Posture issues, improper footwear, or obesity can all manifest themselves in the form of chronic knee pain, which can be very frustrating, especially when medication or activity reduction doesn't bring you the relief you need to perform daily activities. Fortunately, that's where Dr. Shaw comes in!

How can a chiropractor help my knee pain?

After determining the cause of your knee pain, your Richmond chiropractor will work with you to devise a treatment plan that helps to restore motion and reduce the discomfort you're feeling. Many of our patients at Shaw Chiropractic Center respond well to a combination of treatment methods, which may include adjusting the joints around the knee, spinal manipulation to help redistribute the body's weight and pressure points, and physical therapy exercises to do at home between appointments.

To set up an evaluation for your knee pain or any other mobility issues you've been experiencing, contact Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA today. We look forward to helping you achieve a whole-body approach to wellness!

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
December 29, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Shoulder Pain  

Millions of people seek treatment for shoulder problems every year. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, rotator shoulder paincuff injuries are among the most common causes of pain and inflammation in the shoulder. Dr. Scott Shaw, a chiropractor in Richmond, VA, offers a number of treatment options for shoulder pain and other orthopedic conditions and injuries.

Shoulder Pain and Injury Treatment in Richmond, VA

As one of the most mobile joints in the body, the shoulder is especially susceptible to inflammation, strains and overuse injuries. The most common causes of shoulder pain, stiffness, and mobility issues are:

Bursitis - inflammation of the bursa, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the space between the bones and soft tissue in the shoulder joint

Tendinitis - inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles and bones in the shoulder. Tendinitis is common among athletes and active individuals and is also commonly referred to by names like pitcher's or swimmer's shoulder. The sports and activities that most commonly lead to tendinitis and shoulder pain include:

  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Running

Shoulder pain can also result from repetitive or twisting motions that strain the shoulder joint over time. Along with sports, occupational and workplace injuries are among the most common causes of shoulder injuries.

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help Relieve Shoulder Pain

Although some rotator cuff injuries may require surgery, it is generally considered a last resort in cases where previous conservative treatments have failed. The first step in treating shoulder pain is to accurately diagnose the source of the pain (subluxation, rotator cuff injury, bursitis). Depending on the source and severity of the pain, chiropractic treatments for shoulder pain may include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Manual manipulation
  • Ice/heat
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrotherapy
  • Physical rehabilitation

Find a Chiropractor in Richmond, VA

For more information about chiropractic treatment options for pain caused by rotator cuff and other shoulder injuries, contact Shaw Chiropractic Center by calling (804) 741-3068 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaw today.

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
November 08, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Hip Pain  

Does your hip pain affect the quality of your life? When you can no longer take a walk, visit a museum or even sit through a movie due to hip painpain, life becomes much less enjoyable. Richmond, VA, chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw discusses causes of hip pain and explains how chiropractic treatment can offer relief.

Common hip pain causes

Hip pain can occur due to several reasons, such as:

  • Arthritis: Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause your hip joints to swell and stiffen.
  • Bursitis: Bursitis occurs due to inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that helps the ligaments and tendons move freely in a joint. Trochanteric bursitis, a common cause of hip pain, causes pain and swelling in your hip and buttocks. You may be at increased risk of developing the condition if you're middle-aged, had a recent injury or participate in running, biking or other activities.
  • Sciatica: Pressure on your sciatic nerve can cause pain that travels from your back to your hip and even down your leg. The condition may occur if you have a herniated or bulging spinal disc, osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions.
  • Overuse Injuries: Did your hip pain start after you began exercising again or when you added an additional hour to your usual workout time? Increasing the intensity or frequency of exercise can stress your muscles, ligaments and tendons and cause painful overuse injuries.

Chiropractic treatment can reduce hip pain

Chiropractic care offers an all-natural, drug-free way to manage hip pain. When you visit our Richmond office, we'll evaluate your hip, discuss your medical history and recommend one or more treatment option designed to reduce inflammation, stop muscle spasms, increase range of motion and strengthen your muscles.

Your treatment may include joint manipulations, massage therapy, or physical rehabilitation. In addition to these treatments, we can also recommend stretching and strengthening exercises.

Treat your hip pain naturally with chiropractic care. Call Richmond, VA, chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw at (804) 741-3068 to schedule an appointment.

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
August 22, 2017
Category: Pain-Relief
Tags: Neck Pain  

Dealing with neck pain? Find out how getting chiropractic care in Richmond, VA, could help.Neck Pain


Neck pain is a common complaint. Whether you are an athlete who experienced a recent injury or you are often sitting hunched over a computer day in and day out, there are many scenarios that can affect your musculoskeletal health. Our Richmond, VA, chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw is here to shed a little light on how chiropractic treatment could improve your neck problems.

What are some causes of neck pain?

There are many reasons someone might experience neck pain, from minor, temporary disturbances to serious long-term health issues. Neck pain can be the result of:

  • Trauma (e.g. whiplash)
  • Bad posture
  • Degenerative disorders (e.g. herniated disc)
  • A pinched nerve
  • Muscular strain
  • Bone or joint structure abnormalities

When should I visit a chiropractor about my neck pain?

While waking up with a stiff neck from sleeping in an awkward position may not warrant a trip to see our Richmond, VA, chiropractic doctor, there are some instances in which it might be time to seek a professional opinion.

It’s a good idea to see us if your symptoms don’t improve after a couple days (particularly with proper at-home care), if you have trouble moving your neck without experiencing severe pain, if you need to take pain medications regularly, if your symptoms appeared after an injury, or if you have numbness, tingling or weakness in the arms, hands or wrists.

What therapy will be right for me?

There are a variety of different manual techniques that we can perform to help improve the alignment and function of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck. Certain techniques include flexion-distraction, manual manipulation, trigger point therapy or instrument-assisted manipulation. We may also recommend electrical stimulation or ultrasound.

We can also show you certain stretching and neck-strengthening exercises you can perform on your own every day. These exercises will help to reduce pain and swelling while also improving mobility and range-of-motion by strengthening the muscles and soft tissue of the neck. We can also provide certain ergonomic recommendations such as better office chairs, which can improve your posture and reduce your chances of a neck strain.

Don’t let neck pain be the norm. If other treatment options aren’t helping you and you want a safe and effective way to reduce your pain then it’s time you turned to Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA.

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
June 21, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Sciatica  

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body, from the base of the lumbar (lower) spine down to the feet. Pressure or an injury sciaticato the nerve can lead to symptoms like pain and difficulty with movement, depending on where the injury is located along the nerve. Sciatica (also known as sciatic neuritis) is one of the most common causes of leg pain, and also causes pain in the lumbar spine. Dr. Scott Shaw, a chiropractor in Richmond, VA, offers treatment for sciatica and other back and neck pain and injuries.

Sciatica Treatment in Richmond, VA

The most common symptoms of sciatica are pain and discomfort in the lower back, buttocks and back of the thigh. Other common sciatica symptoms include:

  • Numbing/weakness
  • Pins and needles sensation
  • Sharp shooting pain that intensifies while walking or standing
  • Pain in the feet and toes
  • Burning or "electric" sensation

The intensity of sciatica symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the extent of the compression and where it is located on the sciatic nerve.

There are several spinal conditions and injuries that can lead to sciatica including:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Arthritis

Sciatica treatment varies depending on the severity and source of injury to the nerve. In many cases, conservative treatments like ice and heat therapy are enough to effectively manage your symptoms. Dr. Shaw offers sciatica treatment like chiropractic manipulation and massage therapy to help ease tension and compression on the nerve, and to improve alignment. Massage therapy can also help to increase blood flow and relax tense and strained muscles.

Find a Chiropractor in Richmond, VA

If you are suffering from sciatica symptoms or other forms of back pain, don't wait until it begins to interfere with your daily routine and quality of life. Contact Dr. Shaw by calling (804) 741-3068 to schedule an appointment today.

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Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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