Restoration ChiropracticChiropractic Services

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St. Albert, Edmonton Chiropractic Treatment

I am a primary health care provider. Therefore when you come to see me, I will either address your problem or find someone who can. As a chiropractor, I am a specialist in spinal and other musculoskeletal disorders. I am expertly trained to diagnose and treat the many musculoskeletal injuries that may occur - sometimes on the job, sometimes in a motor vehicle and sometimes in just living daily life. Many people suffer from pain unnecessarily. When I look at your spine/body, I look for the reason you are having the problem. I want to eliminate the reason so your body can properly heal. I treat all ages, from newborns to the elderly. I have had success with back pain, migraines and other headaches, neck pain and whiplash injuries, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand complaints, sciatica, knee, ankle and foot problems. In addition, childhood issues of constipation and gas pains, headaches, head tilt, joint pains, growing pains, poor posture and scoliosis (especially in youth) are assessed and addressed. The nerves that supply your body's functioning and vitality come from your spine, so when vertebrae move out of place and put pressure on those nerves, your symptoms can vary tremendously. For example, if the nerve that tells you that you have a full bladder or enough stomach acid is "pinched" and the signal is not getting to the brain, then you have a problem that we have helped time and again.

What to Expect

First Visit: The first visit takes approximately 60 minutes, which includes the consultation/case history and some orthopedic and neurological tests (if applicable). This is to ensure that it's safe and appropriate to provide you treatment. I will analyze your spine for areas of concern, and in most cases I will request x-rays which are taken here in Morinville and are unfortunately no longer covered by Alberta Health Care.

Subsequent Visits: The number of treatments necessary to heal is dependent on many factors, especially: length of injury duration, severity of misalignment, physical fitness, age, etc. When I have examined you and looked at your x-rays, I will know whether I can help you, how many treatments you will require and how much it will cost.

From there, what you do is up to you. Treatment usually consists of a series of adjustments that move the vertebrae toward their correct position. The procedure is generally painless unless you are in a lot of pain when you come in.

Sometimes your overall body alignment is negatively impacted by foot dysfunction and poor foot biomechanics. Examples of symptoms that show such dysfunction are general foot, ankle, knee, hip and low back pain. Plantar fasciitis, calluses, corns, crossed over and malformed toes, bunions, heel pain/spurs and low arches or flat feet are other issues noted and assessed. We perform foot exams to create orthotics, uniquely tailored for your feet, that combat these conditions.

How will I feel afterward?

After your first treatment you will often feel sore, like you worked out too much, but most people feel better quickly. Some people experience headaches or a 'bruised' feeling. This is considered normal but severe pain is not. Usually after you have been adjusted a few times, you won't experience negative post-adjustment reactions. This is because your bones will 'get used to' being in the right place. It's a little more complicated than that, however we can talk about it more in person.

Auto Accident Injuries

The first instinct for most people involved in an motor vehicle accident is to treat any form of discomfort with pain medications. Improperly treated or undiagnosed symptoms related to the neck and spine may linger however and eventually lead to long-term and chronic health problems.

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Back Pain

Whether through stress and strain, injury or accident, most people suffer with back pain in one form or another. When back pain is severe or becomes chronic - affecting everyday simple functions such as walking, sitting and standing - chiropractic care offers an effective and drug-free alternative to eliminating back pain.

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Carpal Tunnel

Anyone who has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome is familiar with the debilitating pain that includes tingling, numbness and burning in the hands and wrists. In addition to the painful symptoms, some cases may progress to the point where manual functions are severely challenged.

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Cervical Disc Herniation

Chiropractic care has been shown to provide safe and effective pain relief for cervical herniated disc problems as an alternative to potentially harmful pain medications and invasive surgery.

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Hip Pain

The hips are one of the most important joints in the human body that allow you to walk, run, jump and provide your legs with great range of motion. For this reason untreated hip and leg pain create hip problems that can have serious consequences on your overall health and quality of life.

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Knee Pain

Minor knee issues may be alleviated with rest and minimal medical intervention. However, chronic knee pain problems can develop into debilitating conditions that make simple daily activities like climbing stairs or taking a walk quite painful and challenging.

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Neck Pain

When even the simplest movements such as turning your head or moving your arms and shoulders results in severe pain or a constant debilitating ache, Restoration Chiropractic chiropractor, Dr. Kim Crickmay, offers chronic pain relief.

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While many may believe that chiropractic adjustments and therapies are solely administered to adults, clinical studies have shown that addressing specific issues rooted in the nervous system of children and infants with adapted chiropractic care offers significant benefits and long-term healing.

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Pinched Nerve

According to chiropractors, a "pinched nerve" is the result of a misalignment of the spine that creates nerve irritation causing severe soreness and pain in the back or neck with occasions of referred pain into the legs or arms.

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Getting ready for an addition to your family can be a joyous occasion yet your body and mind may undergo a significant amount of stress during pregnancy making you more susceptible to injury and added muscle and joint strain.

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Restoration Chiropractic provides certified, non-invasive and effective chiropractic care for sciatica at their state-of-the-art clinic. Dr. Kim Crickmay is trained and experienced with offering treatments that promote the body’s natural healing processes.

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Migraines and Headaches

Characterized as a dull ache or persistent pain that encompasses the head and typically surrounds the eyes, a tension headache will gradually increase in intensity and may become chronic lasting up to 15 days or more per month. Migraines are typically worse than tension or cervical spine headaches. They are characterized by visual or auditory changes, throbbing head and the need to decrease stimulation as soon as possible (e.g. darkness and quiet).

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Chronic pain and other problems related to whiplash injury can make the simplest of tasks difficult to manage and significantly affect your daily functioning. While various pain medications may provide some initial relief, merely masking the symptoms of whiplash will eventually lead to more serious physical problems.

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Home Tractioning

Restoration Chiropractic is a family practice with a niche focus on corrective chiropractic care. We help our patients improve spinal health in-clinic and at-home with the use of leading home tractioning devices.

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Posture Assessment

Restoration Chiropractic is a family practice leveraging 15 years of specialization and ongoing training in corrective chiropractic care. Our clinic caters to people of all age groups dealing with pain. Through a detailed posture and gait assessment and a customized treatment plan, we work closely with our clients to relieve pain and improve quality of life.

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Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain

Restoration Chiropractic is a corrective chiropractic clinic serving individuals of all ages and physical conditions with proven treatments for upper extremity pain since 2001. Our primary health care practitioner, Dr. Kim Crickmay, alongside our highly skilled and personable staff, is devoted to providing a superior level of patient care and pain relief.

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