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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.

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
April 17, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Back Pain  

Back pain can affect anyone, quickly decreasing their quality of life and causing them to miss out on daily activities. Luckily, your back painchiropractor can help diagnose and treat your back pain and help you avoid future problems. Find out more about chiropractic and its effect on back pain with Dr. Scott Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA.

What causes back pain? 
Back pain can come from any number of existing conditions, injuries, or simple overuse or overexertion. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • sciatica
  • slipped disc
  • broken bone
  • injury
  • infection
  • muscle strain
  • poor posture
  • compressed or “pinched” nerves

What is a Chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a medical professional who focuses on the musculoskeletal system and the treatment of neuromuscular disorders. Chiropractic treatment helps relieve the pressure on the neurological tissue located along the spine and help align the spine for optimal performance and increased the range of motion. Chiropractors do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries and focus on using a drug-free approach to medicine.

Diagnosing Back Pain 
Pinpointing the cause of your back pain is helpful in determining the best treatment for your condition. Your chiropractor will use a combination of a physical examination and imagining techniques like x-rays and MRIs to help understand the cause of your pain, diagnose any potential underlying conditions, and find the correct diagnosis. After these initial tests and examinations, your doctor will suggest the best treatment plan for you.

Chiropractic Back Pain Treatments in Richmond, VA
Chiropractic care is famous for its manual spinal manipulations, often referred to as “cracking” the back. However, this branch of medicine provides many other options than this particular treatment. While your doctor may suggest manual manipulation to help your back pain, some other common chiropractic procedures include:

  • hot/cold therapy
  • mobilization
  • massage
  • physical therapy

For more information on back pain, please contact Dr. Scott Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA. Call (804) 741-3068 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Shaw today!

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
February 15, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Knee Pain  

How your chiropractor in Richmond can helpknee pain

You don’t have to be an athlete or play sports to suffer from knee pain. Pain in your knees can be debilitating, keeping you from walking, standing and moving around. The good news is your chiropractor can help relieve your knee pain so you can get back to your life. Dr. Scott Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA, wants to help you heal.

There are several causes of knee pain including:

  • Arthritis, which can include osteoarthritis from wear-and-tear and aging, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune condition; cartilage between your joints is destroyed, resulting in a stiff, immovable, painful knee joint.
  • Injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures due to sudden changes in direction; other types of injuries include tendonitis, muscle strain and bursitis. Injuries can result in loss of mobility and flexibility in your knee.
  • Mechanical issues, including a loose piece of bone or cartilage in your knee; another example is if you are having hip and foot pain and are changing the way you walk. This change in gait can cause stress on your knees causing knee pain.

Your chiropractor can help ease the stress on your knees and relieve your knee pain with these suggested treatments:

  • Icing and heat therapy to decrease swelling and increase circulation
  • Muscle strengthening and balance exercises
  • A gentle manipulation of your knee
  • Training to correct movement problems

Your knees perform an important function and help you move. They may need your help to take care of them, especially as you get older. No matter what is causing your knee pain, your chiropractor can help. For more information about knee pain treatment call Dr. Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA. Take care of your knees by calling (804) 741-3068 today!

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
December 27, 2016
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Back Pain  

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments people suffer from, especially as they age. Lifestyle factors like being back painoverweight, leading a sedentary lifestyle or working in certain types of physically demanding jobs can all lead to the onset of lower back pain. Other factors like genetics and family history, orthopedic injuries and common disorders like arthritis also increase the risk of developing ongoing pain.

Get Back Pain Relief in Richmond

Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA offers treatment and therapy for back, neck and spine problems that cause mobility issues and ongoing pain. How can a chiropractor help to manage and relieve back pain? The first step is to identify the source and cause of the pain. Dr. Robert Shaw, your chiropractor at Shaw Chiropractic Center, designs a unique, custom treatment plan for each patient depending on their individual condition and symptoms. Common chiropractic treatments include adjustments, cold laser therapy, gentle spinal manipulation and physical therapy, stretching and strength training exercises.

Chronic back pain can be debilitating and significantly diminish your quality of life, making it difficult to engage in every day routines like work, fitness and social activities. Many people suffer needlessly and live with back pain for years, but scheduling an appointment with a chiropractor at the onset of pain or an injury can help to minimize and relieve the stiffness, discomfort and potential mobility issues that come with back conditions.

Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor for Back Pain

  • Soothe pain and stiffness associated with common problems like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and injuries
  • Treatments are non-invasive

A chiropractor can also help patients design and implement successful lifestyle modification plans to help ease pain and stiffness in the back, including:

  • Weight loss
  • Fitness routines

Find a Chiropractor in Richmond

Back pain does not have to be a regular part of life. For more information on the benefits of chiropractic care, and to find lasting relief from chronic back pain and stiffness, contact Shaw Chiropractic Center by calling (804) 741-3068 to schedule an appointment Dr. Shaw today.

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
October 24, 2016
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Shoulder Pain  

Find out what might be behind your shoulder pain and what chiropractic care in Richmond can do to help.

Are you suddenly noticing shoulder pain when doing your daily set of push-ups? Does carrying groceries into the house Shoulder Painaggravate your pain? Does your shoulder pain wake you up at night? If you are noticing problems with your shoulder, this is something you need to address right away. Luckily our Richmond, VA., chiropractor, Dr. Scott Shaw, can provide treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your shoulder’s health.

What is causing my shoulder pain?

When it comes to shoulder issues, there are four major issues to consider:

  • A broken bone
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis or bursitis (inflammation)
  • Instability

It’s much less common for an infection, nerve problems or a tumor to cause shoulder pain.

When should I turn to a Richmond, VA., chiropractic specialist?

When it comes to pain, the sooner you seek treatment the better. If you are unsure what might be causing your shoulder pain, then it’s time to seek chiropractic help. It’s time to visit us if you are dealing with:

  • Shoulder pain that’s lasted a few days
  • Recurrent shoulder pain
  • Trouble carrying objects
  • Shoulder pain at rest or while sleeping
  • Trouble raising up the affected arm
  • Swelling or bruising of the arm or shoulder joint
  • Fever, redness or swelling (all signs of infection)

How will a chiropractor treat my shoulder pain?

Your treatment plan will be based on the cause of your pain. We will need to provide a proper diagnosis before we can decide which treatments to use. There are some lifestyle changes that we may recommend you adopt to reduce your pain including ergonomic changes to your workplace, special exercises you can perform to strengthen the shoulder, taking time to rest the shoulder, etc. As a chiropractor, we can also provide manual adjustments, in which we shift the joints back into their proper alignment to improve mobility and reduce symptoms.

You don’t have to just live with shoulder pain. Even if your general doctor hasn’t found a treatment that works best for you, our Richmond, VA., chiropractic specialist, Dr. Shaw, may be able to provide you with the pain relief you so desperately need. Call Shaw Chiropractic Center today at (804) 741-3068.





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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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