Chiropractor - Upper Darby
8003 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 446-5777

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The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of chiropractic professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact Dr. Schulman at (610)446-5777.

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Our Services
... Arthritis Personal Injuries Auto Accidents Headaches Sports Injuries Osteoporosis Whiplash Sleep Apnea Neck and Arm Pain Injured Workers Arthritis Arthritis affects everyone in different ways...

Adjustments
... Chiropractic adjustments are performed to treat a wide variety of conditions, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bursitis Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain disorders Chronic muscle pain and stiffness Headaches Most musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries Nerve disorders Pain and stiffness in the back, chest, abdomen, neck, hips and shoulders, as well as extremities such as arms, legs, and feet Sciatica pain Scoliosis Tendonitis Whiplash and other traumatic injuries Adjustments can be performed while sitting, standing, or lying down...

Electrotherapy
... Radiofrequency rhizotomy - Normally used for chronic cases of facet joint syndrome, a degenerative condition in which joint cartilage wears thin, causing stiffness, inflammation, muscle spasms, and later osteoarthritis...

Ice Therapy
... Ice massage can provide a number of benefits, including: Assisting the body in minimizing tissue damage Mitigating muscle spasms Reducing or eliminating pain by numbing sore soft tissues Slowing and reducing inflammation and swelling Ice therapy is not recommended as a form of treatment for any kinds of rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's Syndrome (a circulatory disorder of blood vessels of the extremities), colds or allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation...

Massage Therapy
... Massage therapy: Alleviates headache-associated pain Helps improve your ability to walk with a normal and balanced gait Helps lower your blood pressure Improves your breathing as a result of a more relaxed diaphragm Improves your range of motion, muscle tone, and flexibility Increases your blood flow, which aids in the healing process and allows muscles to work more efficiently; Reduces stiffness, pain and muscle tension Stimulates the body to release helpful chemicals such as endorphins Massage has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of health problems, including: Stress Sleep apnea and insomnia Sinusitis Range of motion Pain (chronic and temporary) Myofascial pain Jaw disorders Injuries such as pulled or strained muscles and ligaments Headache Digestive disorders, including spastic colon and constipation Circulatory problems Carpal tunnel syndrome Asthma and bronchitis Arthritis Allergies In some cases, devices may be used to perform massage...

Benefits of Chiropractic Care
... Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulations can be especially helpful in relieving pain for facet joint injuries, osteoarthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, because such conditions respond well to mobilization...

Common Myths
...While chiropractic adjustments can be especially helpful in relieving pain for facet joint injuries, osteoarthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, scores of patients with chronic headaches, sinus problems, high blood pressure, ear infections, leg pain, arthritis, and many other illnesses have reported significant relief after chiropractic therapy...

Glossary
... Arthritis-A gradual breakdown, or deterioration, of the joint spaces in your musculoskeletal system...

Posture
...It also can lead to such problems as: fatigue (from over-taxed muscles supporting a misaligned spine); muscle aches in your neck, back, arms, and legs; and stiff, painful joints (which may eventually lead to conditions such as degenerative osteoarthritis...

Nutrition
... Foods high in vitamin C (broccoli, bell peppers, citrus fruits, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, and strawberries) help ward off osteoarthritis...

As You Get Older
...This will help ward off osteoarthritis...

Ankle/Foot Pain
... Other sources of ankle pain include: A torn or inflamed tendon Arthritis of the ankle joint A fracture Synovium, which is inflammation of the joint lining Scar tissue formation in an ankle joint following a sprain; the scar tissue fills up the space in the joint, putting pressure on the ligaments

Back Pain
...In more serious cases, the pain may be caused by a degenerative condition, such as arthritis, disc disease, or disc herniation...

Jaw Pain
... TMDs result from a variety of things, such as traumatic blow to the head (including whiplash), teeth grinding or clenching, and arthritis...

Knee Pain
... Common causes of knee pain: Arthritis of the knee - Arthritis most often causes problems with the knee joint, but also can affect other structures such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments...

Leg Pain
...Other causes include spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and arthritis...

Neck Pain
... Common causes of neck pain include, but are not limited to a: Cervical herniated disc Cervical stenosis, which is caused by a herniated disc or degenerative joint, can cause pain to radiate down the arm, and lead to shooting pain and coordination problems in the arms and legs Muscle strain Degeneration of the facet joint cartilage Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints such as hips and knees A sprain of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the neck area usually causes acute neck pain...

Wrist Pain
...Diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, and obesity have also been linked with carpal tunnel as well...

Your First Visit
...Such clues include whether you have or have had: Bone disorders such as osteoporosis Circulatory problems (poor circulation could be a sign that you have a subluxation, for example) Dizziness or blurred vision Heart conditions such as hypertension or high blood pressure Infections, especially those affecting your spine Injuries, such as bone fractures, muscle sprains, or disc injuries Joint disorders such as arthritis Sleep apnea Be prepared to answer such questions as: Did the onset of your pain immediately follow an injury...

Ice Therapy
... Ice therapy is not recommended as a form of treatment for any kinds of rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's Syndrome (a circulatory disorder of blood vessels of the extremities), colds or allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation...

Arthritis
In general terms, arthritis is a gradual breakdown or deterioration of the joint spaces in your musculoskeletal system...

Bone Spurs
... In people with arthritis, for example, bone spurs develop in the joint or disc spaces, where cartilage has begun to break down or deteriorate...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
...Diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, and obesity have also been linked with carpal tunnel as well...

Joint Disorders - Spine
...In some cases, facet joint syndrome can contribute to joint inflammation, muscle spasms, and later osteoarthritis...

Nerve Disorders
... Subluxations (misalignments in the vertebrae), genetic disorders, diseases such as osteoarthritis, and traumatic injuries are all leading causes of spinal nerve disorders...

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