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The Thoracic spine is the middle 12 vertebrae (series of small bones forming the backbone) along your spine.

Thoracic Misalignment is when one or more of these vertebrae fall out of alignment, this is also known as a pinched nerve between the shoulders.

It may vary from a local pain to a sharp strong shooting pain.

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The lower section of the spine called the lumbar spine, it is made up of five vertebrae (a series of small bones which form the backbone) when they misalign it is referred to as lumbar misalignment or a pinched nerve.

Pain varies in intensity from local pain to very sharp pain which causes inflammation and pressure in the disc and on the neighbouring spinal nerve which can result in – sciatica.


Migraines are severe and intense throbbing pains usually on one side of the head. Headaches, or head pain, can be classified as one of three types. 1) Primary; 2) secondary; and 3) cranial neuralgias (for example, trigeminal neuralgia), facial pain, and other headaches. Examples of common primary headaches are migraine, tension, and cluster. Secondary headaches usually are a symptom from an injury or other medical problem. Types of secondary headaches include "rebound headaches" from overuse of medication, hangovers, meningitis, and post-concussion headaches.

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A slipped disc occurs when the outer ring becomes weak or torn and allows the inner portion to slip out. This can happen with age. Certain motions may also cause a slipped disc. A disc can slip out of place while you are twisting or turning to lift an object. Lifting a very large, heavy object can place great strain on the lower back, resulting in a slipped disc. If you have a very physically demanding job that requires a lot of lifting, you may be at increased risk for slipped discs.


The most distinctive sign of sciatica is pain that radiates from your lower back into the back or side or your legs. It can range from a mild ache to sharp, severe pain. You can also get numbness, tingling, and weakness in your leg or foot.


Your shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle).

The head of your upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket in your shoulder blade. This socket is called the glenoid. A combination of muscles and tendons keeps your arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. These tissues are called the rotator cuff. They cover the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade.


Neck pain is the feeling of spasms and sharp pains around the neck muscles especially when rotating the neck.

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The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. Gonstead chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance.

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Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.


Numbness is usually caused by damage, irritation or compression of one of the nerves or a branch of one of the nerves in your arm and wrist. Diseases affecting the peripheral nerves, such as diabetes, also can causenumbness, although with diabetes similar symptoms usually occur first in your feet.

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Lateral epicondylitis also know as tennis elbow, occurs when tendons in elbow are overloaded. It is a painful condition by repetitive motions of the arm and wrist. Do not fooled by its name, athletes aren't the only one that can get this condition. People whose jobs or daily activities that feature the types of motions can lead to tennis elbow as well. 


Spine that have a sideways curvature, occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty is called scoliosis. Most of the scoliosis conditions remained unknown whereas some are caused by conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. About 3 percent of adolescents experience scoliosis. 


A condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in the hand. It is because of the pressure on the median nerve that runs the length of the arm, goes through a passage in the wrist called carpal tunnel, that ends in the hand. This syndrome also known as median nerve compression. 


A joint doesn't work well like not moving or it's misaligned is called subluxation. The area of the body that got subluxation will get the feeling of numbness, tingling, pain, and burning. 

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