We Treat the Following Conditions
Whiplash is a sudden force that causes your head to jerk forward or backward, stretching or tearing the muscles and tendons in your neck. Symptoms can be immediate or arise days after your injury. You may have pain, restricted range of motion, numbness in your arms or hands, headaches and dizziness. It is important to get care soon after whiplash occurs to prevent permanent damage.
This condition is the most common cause of heel and arch pain. Tight calves, shin muscles, iliotibial bands, Achilles tendons and gluteus muscles can all cause plantar pain. Tiny tears in the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes cause pain and inflammation. Wearing the wrong shoes, having flat or very high-arched feet and rolling in while walking (pronation) are common causes. People who stand, walk or run for long periods of time are also more prone to this condition.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and when irritated can cause pain, burning, numbness or tingling in the hip, buttocks, thigh or lower leg. Lower back pain is sometimes, but not always present. Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, disc degeneration, lumbar spine or sacroiliac joint dysfunction, pregancy or piriformis syndrome.
This painful condition occurs when the piriformis muscle, located in the gluteus, compresses the sciatic nerve and causes pain, tingling or numbness in the buttock or pain down the back of the leg. Sitting, climbing stairs and running or walking up hills can irritate this condition. Myofascial release, stretching and icing are essential when treating this condition.
The temporomandibular joints are the joints responsible for opening and closing your mouth. The TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to the skull. Trauma to the jaw can cause this condition, but other causes are gum chewing, teeth grinding, stress, poor posture, bite issues and arthritis. Symptoms include pain in the joint, popping when opening or closing your mouth, headaches and ear pain. Dr. Bari specializes in helping people with TMJ problems by doing myofascial release on their jaw muscles as well as adjusting the jaw.
A tendon connects muscle to bone and can become inflamed, leading to tendonitis. As we age, tendons lose elasticity and can tear more easily. Repetitive stress and overuse injuries are the most common causes of tendonitis. Pain onset may be gradual or sudden. Tendonitis responds extremely well to the Graston Technique™ and soft-tissue massage.
Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow occurs when there is inflammation in the tendons of the forearm. This is a result of overuse and repetitive stress. Symptoms include increasing pain on the outside of the elbow, decreased grip strength and pain while lifting or grasping objects. Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players—It can affect anyone who does repetitive forearm flexion (people who type or mouse a lot, baseball players, bowlers, gardeners, construction workers, musicians, etc.) Treatment includes icing, bracing, rehabilitative exercises, rest and myofascial release such as massage or the Graston Technique™.
Neck pain can be caused by muscle spasm, inflammation, misalignment of the vertebrae, disc herniation or a pinched nerve. Poor posture, sleeping on the wrong pillow, stress and repetitive movements commonly cause neck pain. Heating, chiropractic adjustments and massage greatly improve neck pain.
Located between the vertebrae, discs act as shock absorbers. Discs have a hard outer shell, and a soft inner shell, filled with a gelatinous substance called the nucleus pulposus. The soft filling can bulge and press on the outer portion of the disc, which is pain sensitive, and can also herniate out of the shell putting pressure on the adjacent nerve. The pressure on the nerve causes pain, numbness and/or weakness in the leg or foot. In response to the pain, muscle spasm and tightness occurs, leading to more pain.
A pinched nerve occurs when bone, cartilage, muscles or tendons put pressure on a nerve, interfering with its function. The outcome is pain, tingling, weakness and numbness. Chiropractic and massage therapy can help to remove the pressure from the nerve, thereby reducing pain and inflammation.