Dr. Antonio Salinas is a Chiropractor practicing in Fairbury, IL. Dr. Salinas specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Salinas seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
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Depending on the level of intensity, you may need to go to the emergency room. Depending on the chiropractor, there are several ways to treat the pain. It ranges from decompression to physiotherapy to alleviate pain. You may require additional evaluation to rule out a possible disc issue that may give you a greater chance of recurring pain. Chiropractic would be a great non-invasive approach. READ MORE
Depends upon the degree of angle of the scoliosis and whether it is functional or structural curvature of the spine. If the curvature is not too bad, then a visit with the chiropractor may help. They may take an X-ray or review them if you have them to determine if they can help. READ MORE
Not at all. Children experience trauma just as adults do. The only difference is they respond faster to care. In fact, some chiropractors are trained to adjust babies as well. It will greatly benefit her and they may be able to X-ray to determine if she has scoliosis. READ MORE
Depending on the severity, there are a variety of treatments that a chiropractor can do to alleviate some of the pain. A complete evaluation will be needed and possible X-rays. If you have had X-rays before, then bring a copy to your appointment. READ MORE
Yes, there is. Most often during delivery, the pelvis is placed out of alignment. Especially if you are a first time mom and have never experienced low back pain. A few adjustments should remedy it, but an X-ray should be taken to make sure nothing else is going on. Did you know that newborns can also be adjusted? You may ask your chiropractor for further details. READ MORE
It will depend on the extent of his surgery and his recovery time. He will definitely need to adhere to his rehab protocol to ensure his best chance of recovery and minimizing issues down the road. Chiropractic care can also be used above and below the affected areas to stabilize his spine. But he must follow instructions from the surgeon, therapist, and his primary care physician as well. READ MORE
Most definitely chiropractic care can help. You will need a full examination first to rule out anything extraordinary. A chiropractor will set you up with some adjustments, physiotherapy, and corrective muscle exercises. READ MORE
There are several ways a chiropractor can help. Utilizing adjustments and simple posture exercises will work depending if there are any structural abnormalities. Visit your local chiro and see what may be done. READ MORE
Chiropractic care is a great alternative to utilize. Studies have shown the effectiveness of adjustments for chronic pain. READ MORE
Most definitely! It would be a great place to start and may even be able to address additional muscle imbalances. READ MORE
Along with some adjusting, a Chiropractor may instruct you with additional strengthening exercises to help you on your way to recovery. READ MORE
Depending on your recent activities, it may be tendonitis or the elbow may be out of place. A quick exam of the elbow and some home therapy may be all you need. But an x ray may be needed to rule out any issues. READ MORE
There is typically no risks associated with electrical stimulation. There are some contraindications that they may establish. It involves some electrodes to provide stimulation of the muscles to help ease tension or spasms. A qualified attendant may also be used. READ MORE
Statistically, every pound you put on adds an additional 3 pounds of force on a disc of the low back. Maintaining a healthy weight will also help you maintain your adjustment longer. READ MORE
Routine adjustments and exercises will help correct and maintain your posture. READ MORE
Depending on what caused the limping to begin with. You will need a thorough evaluation to determine how much a Chiropractor may help. READ MORE
Most patients with chronic issues with migraines benefit from routine adjustments. A thorough evaluation of your case will be required to determine any additional factors that may contribute. READ MORE
Prescribed medication go against the Philosophy of Chiropractic. Chiropractic provides a holistic natural approach to pain management. It would be great start to manage some pain. READ MORE
You should always consult your doctor or chiropractor to discuss your approach to physical activity. If you are new to an increase in activity, then you should stay within your tolerances. If the pain continues, a visit to your chiropractor will ease the discomfort and give you the opportunity to determine what you may need to avoid initially to possibly prevent injury. READ MORE
Your chiropractor may be able to help with other modalities in conjunction with an adjustment to provide some relief. They may also be able to rule out other issues that may be the cause to your situation. READ MORE
It may be due to changes in your cervical curve. This may alter muscle tension creating some discomfort when lying on your back. Getting some adjustments from your local chiropractor may be able to get you the relief you need. READ MORE
Yes. Your chiropractor may help because the foot pain associated with gout may alter your gait. This may alter your posture and amplify associated symptoms. Getting adjusted may at least prevent additional pain in the legs. READ MORE
Not at all. Many patients have the same question. The amount of exposure in 5 films is pretty minimal. It is approximately the same amount you would experience naturally in 6 months. A CT scan would be about 3 years worth of radiation exposure. The radiology tech should make sure to use a lead vest or other protective garment on areas that may not be part of the X-ray. READ MORE
I've been suffering from scoliosis since I was 19 years. I am now 32 years old. Will this problem be corrected with surgery?
Depending on the severity of the scoliosis. Typically, surgery is not required, but may need periodic chiropractic care to maintain your quality of life. Surgical intervention may be needed in the future if you have possible compression fractures due to osteoporosis. READ MORE
Sounds like you may have irritated a branch of the sciatic nerve. An adjustment and some muscle work should take care of it. In the mean time, you may try some light stretching to alleviate some pain until you get in to your chiropractor. READ MORE
The least invasive approach would be to use physical therapy or the Myokinesthetic Technique. Working on the soft tissue will ease up the tension and may free up the shoulder. Either way, it will have to be evaluated to rule out any injury that may have occurred. The quicker you seek help, the better to ensure the best prognosis. READ MORE
Depends on any other additional symptoms you may have. If pain and inflammation can be ruled out, then it may be a result of going to the gym. If that is the case, you may have simple imbalances of the muscle tissue. Again, as long as there were no injuries involved. This can be taken care of with changes in your strength resistance protocol or some physical therapy. Chances are it is simply imbalanced muscle development. If you do develop any pain, numbing, or tingling, then take the steps to further evaluate your shoulder and stop the weight training. READ MORE
Chriopractic can definitely help. After a thorough exam and X-rays, the root problem can be identified. But also to rule out anything out of ordinary. Once identified, treatment may begin and you will be back on your feet in no time. READ MORE
There could be multiple factors contributing to your pain. I would start off with icing the knee to reduce any inflammation present and discontinue from running for a few days. If it continues with simply walking, then you may need an x-ray to visualize the health of the knee joint. It would be pertinent to have a Chiropractor assess the knee but may also refer you to an Orthopedic. The important thing is not to neglect it. READ MORE
Definitely. What you may find out is that the cervical spine is out of alignment. This may be the root cause of the muscle tension. Once the the spine is stabilized, the need for regular massages may decrease and become more relaxing than therapeutic. READ MORE
She may needed to evaluated with a thorough physical exam with lab work. This would include a family history check. It may be as simple as dehydration to something neurological. READ MORE
My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?
It depends on what exactly is the issue. A complete exam with x rays to rule out anything extraordinary would be warranted. Once completed, spinal adjustments can certainly help. At there very least provide some needed relief. READ MORE
It is probably muscle imbalances due to the strength training. Unless there is unusual pain or restricted motion, nothing to worry about. However, to ensure any issues down the road, you should have some soft tissue work to regain proper balance of the muscles. READ MORE
Great question. The severity of the low back pain and what exactly is going on determines the value of the exercise. If it is a routine adjustment, then a simple 10 to 15 min walk will help keep muscles relaxed. If you need specific exercises, then you need to discuss it with your chiropractor to determine what muscle groups you need to strengthen or stretch. READ MORE
Yes, we can help. We also do myofacial work specific to you neck to release excess tension from everyday life. READ MORE
Not necessarily. But just as with regular dental visits, you may be able to avoid sudden episodes of back pain in the future. READ MORE
Cavitations are what you are hearing. When you have a subluxation in the spine, pressure builds and it is the release is what you are hearing. READ MORE
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