Alan Nathans Family Chiropractic
100 Year Lifestyle Chiropractor in JacksonvilleFL  32256

We Treat

Torn Rotator Cuff Treatment Without Surgery

Rotator cuff injuries are commonly associated with athletes in sports like baseball and tennis where you move your arm in specific motions over and over. However, it is also possible to tear your rotator cuff even if you aren’t a famous athlete. We rely on our shoulders for so many daily activities, from reaching up to pick something off of a shelf to brushing your teeth. A torn rotator cuff can significantly impact your ability to move your arm without experiencing pain or weakness. The rotator cuff is what protects your shoulder joint so you can move your arms around and up over your head. When any part of the rotator cuff is damaged it requires treatment as soon as possible. Many people are interested in torn rotator cuff treatment without surgery for a more conservative approach. (more…)

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment Treatment: Non-Surgical

Ulnar nerve entrapment refers to excessive pressure on the ulnar nerve in your shoulder that can lead to pain and discomfort all the way to your pinky finger. The ulnar nerve travels from your shoulder through your arm and is closer to the surface of the skin, which means it has fewer muscles and bone nearby to protect it from compression. The ulnar nerve is most vulnerable in your elbow, which is why ulnar nerve entrapment is most common at the elbow. The best ulnar nerve entrapment treatment is non-surgical, as this issue is generally not severe enough to require invasive procedures and can generally be treated quite effectively with non-surgical options. (more…)

Golf Elbow Treatment

The official term for golf elbow is “medial epicondylitis” and it is the name of a specific type of tendinitis in the elbow. Tendinitis refers to inflammation of the tendons that connect muscle to bone. When the tendons in your forearm that connect the muscle and bone on the inner side of the elbow become inflamed it leads to golf elbow, or medial epicondylitis. Golf elbow and tendinitis are injuries that are caused by the overuse of certain tendons and muscles. Golf elbow and tennis elbow are different from one another because of where the inflammation occurs: golf elbow affects the inside of the elbow while tennis elbow affects the outside of the elbow.  (more…)

Sciatica Pain Treatment

Sciatica is a type of pain that affects a specific nerve in your lower back called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and sends signals through the hips and buttocks and down into the leg and foot. Sciatica refers to any pain caused by the sciatic nerve and will typically only affect one side of your lower body. Sciatica pain can occur when the nerve is pinched, compressed, inflamed, or otherwise irritated. Sciatica does not refer to a specific injury or condition, but actually refers to a specific type of pain symptom. Sciatica pain treatment may range from at-home exercises to physical therapy to in-office procedures. At Alan Nathans Family Chiropractic, we can provide sciatica pain treatment for any variety of symptoms and any severity of pain. (more…)

Bone on Bone Knee Pain

Bone on bone knee pain is the more common name for osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that develops as the tissues in your joint wear away over time, leading to inflammation and eventually the bones in the joint rubbing together painfully. Prior to any degeneration, a healthy knee joint has soft tissue in between the bones of the joint called cartilage. Cartilage is a natural shock absorber and helps to cushion and separate the bones from directly coming into contact with one another. When the cartilage gradually wears away over time, it can lead to bone-on-bone knee pain. (more…)

Non-Surgical Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Bone on bone knee pain is the more common name for osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that develops as the tissues in your joint wear away over time, leading to inflammation and eventually the bones in the joint rubbing together painfully. Prior to any degeneration, a healthy knee joint has soft tissue in between the bones of the joint called cartilage. Cartilage is a natural shock absorber and helps to cushion and separate the bones from directly coming into contact with one another. When the cartilage gradually wears away over time, it can lead to bone-on-bone knee pain. (more…)

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a type of degenerative joint disease that most commonly affects the joints in your hands, knees, and hips. It can also occur in the joints of your neck, lower back, fingers, and toes. Arthritis refers to any type of inflammation in the joints, but osteoarthritis is a specific type of arthritis that occurs when the cartilage in your joints begins to break down. Cartilage acts as a protective tissue separating the bones in your joints and once it begins to break down, bones can rub against one another, causing significant pain and discomfort and leaving you in need of osteoarthritis treatment. (more…)

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