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Sunrise City Chiropractic, PA would like to be your partner in health care. Feel free to ask your questions and share your concerns with us. We will work with you to develop an individualized program for the care and treatment you need.

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Sunrise City Chiropractic, PA provides a full range of medical services including the following:

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an alternative healthcare approach that focuses primarily on disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use a hands-on approach to diagnose and treat problems that affect the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints of the body by mechanically adjusting the spinal column. While spinal manipulation is the basis of chiropractic care, chiropractors use many other types of therapy to relieve pain and restore mobility. Doctors of chiropractic (D.C.) typically receive four years of pre-medical undergraduate work, then four years of chiropractic college followed by one year of internship. Chiropractic care involves a holistic approach to patient treatment. ...


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Migraine Headache

Migraines are chronic headaches that affect almost 30 million people in the United States. They cause severe and sometimes debilitating pain that can last from 4 hours to 3 days and, at times, longer. Migraines are most often experienced by people between the ages of 15 and 55, with more women than men affected. Of those affected, 70 to 80 percent have a family history of migraines. ...


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Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common complaint, often prompting patients to seek chiropractic or other medical care. When joints, the places where bones meet in order to facilitate movement, get out of alignment, several painful conditions can result. Joint misalignment affects both muscles and nerves, often resulting not only in localized pain, but in radicular pain, pain that runs down the adjacent limb. Although any joint can move out of its correct position, the joints that most often bring patients in for treatment are the facet joints of the back, the sacroiliac (SI) joints and the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). ...


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Nerve Pain

Nerve pain often results from nerve entrapment syndrome, the damage caused when a nerve is pinched or compressed. Patients with this condition may experience mild or severe pain that is temporary or chronic. The nerves of the body extend from the brain and spinal cord, threading through to every region of the body. The compression of the nerve can take place in the spine, causing pain to radiate into the limbs, or can take place in other parts of the body. It may occur do to a traumatic injury, repeated stress, or an underlying disease condition. ...


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Pain Management

An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is a major medical condition distinctly different and more complex than acute pain. While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert one to possible injury, chronic pain is a state in which pain persists for many months or years, beyond the normal course required by healing. The economic and personal losses associated with chronic pain can be significant, including costly medical expenses, lost income and productivity; lost mobility, anxiety or depression. ...


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Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common cause for a work-related disability and one of the main reasons for people staying home from work. The lower back is one of the most important parts of the body as it holds most of our body weight when we stand and is involved in movement when we bend or twist at the waist. Because of its pivotal role and frequent use, the lower back is susceptible to injury and chronic pain. Lower back pain is especially common in older adults who may have decreased bone strength and muscle elasticity. The spongy cartilage pads, called intervertebral discs, that allow for flexibility may wear away and weaken in an elderly person. ...


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Whiplash

Whiplash is a painful, sometimes immobilizing, injury of the head and neck that can often be effectively treated with chiropractic care. Whiplash occurs when a sudden backwards-forwards motion of the head, commonly the result of vehicular accidents or sports injuries, causes muscles and ligaments of the neck to move beyond their normal range of motion. Most often whiplash injuries are limited to strains, sprains, and inflammations of the nerves or facet joints. ...


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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an alternative healthcare approach that focuses primarily on disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use a hands-on approach to diagnose and treat problems that affect the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints of the body by mechanically adjusting the spinal column. While spinal manipulation is the basis of chiropractic care, chiropractors use many other types of therapy to relieve pain and restore mobility. Doctors of chiropractic (D.C.) typically receive four years of pre-medical undergraduate work, then four years of chiropractic college followed by one year of internship. Chiropractic care involves a holistic approach to patient treatment. ...


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Whiplash

Whiplash is a painful, sometimes immobilizing, injury of the head and neck that can often be effectively treated with chiropractic care. Whiplash occurs when a sudden backwards-forwards motion of the head, commonly the result of vehicular accidents or sports injuries, causes muscles and ligaments of the neck to move beyond their normal range of motion. Most often whiplash injuries are limited to strains, sprains, and inflammations of the nerves or facet joints. ...


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Migraine Headache

Migraines are chronic headaches that affect almost 30 million people in the United States. They cause severe and sometimes debilitating pain that can last from 4 hours to 3 days and, at times, longer. Migraines are most often experienced by people between the ages of 15 and 55, with more women than men affected. Of those affected, 70 to 80 percent have a family history of migraines. ...


Read More...

Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common complaint, often prompting patients to seek chiropractic or other medical care. When joints, the places where bones meet in order to facilitate movement, get out of alignment, several painful conditions can result. Joint misalignment affects both muscles and nerves, often resulting not only in localized pain, but in radicular pain, pain that runs down the adjacent limb. Although any joint can move out of its correct position, the joints that most often bring patients in for treatment are the facet joints of the back, the sacroiliac (SI) joints and the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). ...


Read More...

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain often results from nerve entrapment syndrome, the damage caused when a nerve is pinched or compressed. Patients with this condition may experience mild or severe pain that is temporary or chronic. The nerves of the body extend from the brain and spinal cord, threading through to every region of the body. The compression of the nerve can take place in the spine, causing pain to radiate into the limbs, or can take place in other parts of the body. It may occur do to a traumatic injury, repeated stress, or an underlying disease condition. ...


Read More...

Pain Management

An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is a major medical condition distinctly different and more complex than acute pain. While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert one to possible injury, chronic pain is a state in which pain persists for many months or years, beyond the normal course required by healing. The economic and personal losses associated with chronic pain can be significant, including costly medical expenses, lost income and productivity; lost mobility, anxiety or depression. ...


Read More...

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common cause for a work-related disability and one of the main reasons for people staying home from work. The lower back is one of the most important parts of the body as it holds most of our body weight when we stand and is involved in movement when we bend or twist at the waist. Because of its pivotal role and frequent use, the lower back is susceptible to injury and chronic pain. Lower back pain is especially common in older adults who may have decreased bone strength and muscle elasticity. The spongy cartilage pads, called intervertebral discs, that allow for flexibility may wear away and weaken in an elderly person. ...


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Herniated Disc

A herniated disc (also called a ruptured or slipped disc) is a damaged "cushion" between two bones in the spine (vertebrae). Normally, the gelatinous discs between the vertebrae hold the bones in place and act as shock absorbers, permitting the spine to bend smoothly. When a disc protrudes beyond its normal parameters, and its tough outer layer of cartilage cracks, the disc is considered "herniated." ...


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