YOU MIGHT THINK chiropractors are only able to help with stiff backs, necks, and slipped discs. If so, you're not alone – but you're missing out on what else we offer.
Chiropractic care… which is based on the understanding that, given the chance and supportive environment, your body can repair itself… can treat many issues that might surprise you.
When we use our bodies, we’re using the joints and muscles that allow our body to work. Whether you’re working a “desk job”, chasing your kids or grandkids, training for the elite sporting events, a weekend warrior, or an iron worker, your body is working all day long.
Every person is moving differently throughout the day, and the variety in which each person uses their muscles and joints, our Bay City chiropractors treat a wide variety of conditions through chiropractic and rehabilitative care.
Now there are a lot of similarities between patients and why they seek us out for care, but rest assured that each injury evolves differently and thus is cared for and treated specifically to the individual.
We work hard to find the root of every individual injury we see, remedy it, and get your body back into its fully functioning form.
Our goal is to provide you with the chiropractic and rehab care that you're comfortable with.
We work with you to find a plan that is not only beneficial to your current pain maintenance and overall proper body function, but that also aligns with your goals in health and life.
Spinal/ Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
- Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)/
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Disc Herniation
- Failed Back Surgery
- Pinched Nerve
- Rib Pain
- Golfers Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Pain
- Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- TMJ Disorders
- Sprain/ Strains
Desk/ Assembly Work Conditions
A variety of different conditions are responsible for discomfort in different regions of your back. These include sprained ligaments, strained muscles, trigger points, arthritis, ruptured discs, inflamed joints, sports injuries, and many more. We will locate the source and do everything we can to ease the uncomfortable pain you may be experiencing.
We can provide advice in a variety of areas that could causing your headaches. If the hands-on adjustment is a concern, we have other low force techniques that are safe, even if you have already had surgery!
Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes.
Sciatica is a symptom that affects the sciatic nerves. These nerves run throughout a person’s legs. This often causes pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs.
When a disc herniates or slips, the nearby nerve can become extremely sensitive and irritated. This is a severe example; however, you may experience severe symptoms when in reality your condition may only be a minor injury. This is why a conservative evaluation and treatment to begin is beneficial.
For the first time in history, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has recommended that manual therapy (what we do as chiropractors), if added to exercise or rehabilitation, may further benefit hip or knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis can be in the neck or back and those are areas we manage as well
We at Lake Effect Chiropractic are all about staying in the game, or at the very least, getting back to it as quickly as possible. We want to work with you through an injury, learn how to stay active during recovery, and help you recover to be stronger than before!
Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. Tendinitis can occur in almost any area of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle.
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually just involves home care, including the cessation of any problematic hand motions, icing, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and using a splint. If you are dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and have tried these approaches already, ask us about how the Summus Medical Laser.
Shoulder pain and injuries are often associated with lack of thoracic spine (middle segment of the back) mobility. With this type of shoulder injury, it responds well to joint manipulation/adjustment.
There are a lot of different treatment options to reduce your knee pain. We may start by icing your knee or using our Class IV laser, though we also give soft tissue treatments, work with the muscles around your knee, and much more. Often, we use a combination of different therapies to help ease the pain and speed up the healing process.
From going to the gym and experiencing pain after lifting, to working construction using a screwdriver, or working at a desk and while you type you feel pain. Pain in your elbow can be very distracting! We have multiple ways to treat it.
The pain is primarily located in the heel but can be present anywhere along the length of the ligament. Pain from plantar fasciitis is usually the worst after you have been sitting for long periods of time or when you get up in the morning. The foot has many joint and can create problems even those you may not recognize!
Whiplash occurs when your body is traveling at a certain speed, this could be running playing sports or within the car and then the body comes to a slamming halt. The forces placed on your neck and spine cause it to whip back and forth rapidly, tearing muscles, ligaments, and other bodily structures.
Scoliosis can cause additional issues into adulthood such as back pain, numbness, or tingling in your legs, fatigue, and breathing problems. Luckily, adjustments typically ease any discomfort the patient may be experiencing and strengthening the back muscles to alleviate pain and support healthier spin alignment.
Your body is meant to support you and help you take on what we call life! When it falters from its peak performance, it not only frustrating and painful, but it can lead to serious physical ailments as well. This can really take a toll on your mental and emotional capacity, creating friction in all aspects of life.
Don’t let physical discomfort lead down a negative wormhole of depression, stressful relationships, or financial stress due to the inability to work.
If you are experiencing, have experienced, or are struggling to deal with any of the conditions mentioned above, relief starts with your first visit.
Make an appointment to see us and let get you living the life you love pain free. Movement is medicine, let’s get moving!
I highly recommend these ladies! Dr. Brittany got me in for a new-patient appointment the same day that I called! I had thrown out my back the night prior and was still in pain the day I went in. Now, just 24 hours later, and I already feel like I’m back to 90%! I’ve never had such immediate results from one chiropractic session in my life! In addition, both ladies and the receptionist (CeCe) are just, overall, super personable, pleasant, and intelligent. If you’re trying to find a new chiropractic practice, look no further!
- Sally, J. // Bay City Michigan
I’ve been to several chiropractors over the years, but Lake effect has provided the best results and the staff is super friendly!!
- Courtney A. // Linwood Michigan
I previously had an accident where I injured my hip and lower back, and then had a recent, unfortunate yard work accident to where I could barely walk. By a friend’s referral, I went to see these amazing ladies. They show you stretches to specifically target your problem areas and Make a plan just for your needs. This is NOT a “one size fits all” chiropractor. They are so personable and truly care about their patients. I am now able to walk around and sit at my desk all day with little to no pain. I highly recommend Lake Effect Chiropractic.
- Maddy W. // Bay City Michigan