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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disk Disease is when normal changes that take place in the disks of your spine cause pain. Spinal disks are like shock absorbers in your spine. Over time, these begin to break down, or degenerate, in everyone – however, not everyone experiences pain.

Some symptoms of degenerative disk disease include: 

  1. Sharp or constant pain in your neck or back 
  2. Pain in your lower back, buttocks, or upper thighs
  3. Pain feels worse when you sit, but better when you move or walk
  4. Pain gets better when you change positions or lie down
  5. Numbness and tingling in arms and legs
  6. Weak leg muscles

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option for degenerative disk disease. Our doctors will start with an initial evaluation, review your past and present medical history, which includes a discussion about your current symptoms and the potential cause. A physical and neurological exam helps pinpoint potential problem areas, such as where joint motion is restricted , abnormal spinal curvature, muscle spasms and/or trigger points, or evidence of injury. Our doctors will also observe how you walk and your overall posture. After your evaluation, our doctors will develop a treatment plan to reduce your pain and other symptoms of degenerative disk disease.

There are different types of chiropractic treatments for degenerative disk disease that our chiropractors may recommend:  

Specific Manual Manipulation

Your doctor will identify the joints that are restricted or those that show abnormal motion. He will work to restore movement to the joints using a gentle thrusting technique.

Flexion Distraction Technique

This is a gentle, non-thrusting technique; it’s typically used to treat herniated discs and spinal stenosis.

Trigger Point Therapy

Your doctor identifies tight painful points on a muscle and puts direct pressure on these points to relieve tension.

Therapeutic Massage

Massage by our licensed massage therapist can help reduce muscle tension. When coupled with your chiropractic adjustments, it can help pain relief last longer and your chiropractic treatments to be more effective.

Our chiropractors will work to treat your degenerative disk disease, but we also focus on whole-body wellness. We may also make recommendations to educate you on nutrition, orthotics, stress management, and more, in addition to treating your degenerative disk disease symptoms.

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Other Conditions We Treat

Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy is “the conditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.

Migraine Treatment

Migraines

More than 4 million adults experience chronic daily migraine, making it the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.

Orthotics Treatments

Orthotics

Orthotics are a wonderful solution to help you with a variety of pain and provide postural support.

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sheree stichler
sheree stichler
09:41 14 Oct 20
Leroy Speck
Leroy Speck
13:38 13 Sep 20
Everyone at Fredericksburg Chiropractic is helpful and kind. Very welcoming atmosphere. Treatment definitely helps the chronic neck and shoulder pain I’ve had.
Justin Worrilow
Justin Worrilow
19:21 09 Sep 20
Katie Ramsey-Golden
Katie Ramsey-Golden
21:27 30 Aug 20
Listens well to my body's complaints and strives to treat them.
David B McWilliams
David B McWilliams
18:23 21 Aug 20
Louise Lingenfelser
Louise Lingenfelser
22:43 19 Aug 20
Everyone at this business cares about your well being. First class care with small town feel. Highly recommend this business
Sheldon Houser
Sheldon Houser
12:43 14 Aug 20
First appointment 3 years ago , neck and shoulders tightened up. I had three sessions that week and came out feeling like a hockey wobble head. Amazing! Sent coworkers having the same issues and all couldn’t thank me enough for sending them to see Dr Jim and his staff.
James Lesher
James Lesher
16:33 11 Aug 20
Patti Lapp
Patti Lapp
15:21 07 Aug 20
Lanie Powell
Lanie Powell
15:03 06 Aug 20
stanley kulak
stanley kulak
19:00 05 Aug 20
Great response to my issue. Walked in crooked. Walked out straight!! So friendly!!
LYNN HOUSER
LYNN HOUSER
20:42 26 Jul 20
Very professional, helpful and welcoming.Will recommend to others.
Elizabeth Groff
Elizabeth Groff
19:37 25 Jul 20
Adam Wolfe
Adam Wolfe
15:02 22 Jul 20
Mitchell Laucks
Mitchell Laucks
15:47 18 Jul 20
They pay attention to details
julian boryszewski
julian boryszewski
19:02 15 Jul 20
I would give 5 stars but I believe nothing is perfect and we should always strive for perfection.With that, this is THE place for chiropractic care and they are doing great things for the community and the general wellness of the public.
Kalea Keppley
Kalea Keppley
15:17 14 Jul 20
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Megan
00:09 14 Jul 20
Shannon Kohl
Shannon Kohl
13:13 02 Jul 20
Tim Krall
Tim Krall
17:09 30 Jun 20
Gerald Sipling
Gerald Sipling
19:36 25 Jun 20
I needed an emergency adjustment and this place got me in at the last minute, truly appreciate you guys taking care of me, not many chiropractors are willing to take last minute calls especially being new patients but they got it done. I highly recommend them to anyone looking.
Kevin
Kevin
21:45 12 Jun 20
Wayne Long
Wayne Long
15:06 04 Jun 20
Gisella Long
Gisella Long
15:05 04 Jun 20
Have only visited with them twice, so far, but this far I am impressed!. From the first day, to the second day, exactly what I was told I would "experience " and be "treated for", has been exactly that. In the sun of two short visits, I already feel a slight relief, in the ridiculous pain I am dealing with. (Under the understanding that it takes time and does not go away over night). The personal interaction and one on one conversation/discussion is excellent and they will GLADLY listen to you and take everything you say/request, into consideration and use it to your advantage!. I will be going back over the course of the next couple weeks, and am greatly looking forward to it!
Chris Heisey
Chris Heisey
15:30 23 May 20
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corvetteloverchick
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Toni Weidman
Toni Weidman
17:46 04 May 20
Moussa Adamou
Moussa Adamou
15:02 02 May 20
Very impressed by the quality of care and the time taken to walk me through step by step what the plan of action it's going to be. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family to go here
Hunter Rhoads
Hunter Rhoads
16:02 01 May 20
The office staff are very friendly and efficient.The doctors are very knowledgeable and took care to listen to my concerns.Can’t say anything bad about my experience.Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Luann Hackenberg
Luann Hackenberg
15:06 24 Apr 20
Lisa Deitz
Lisa Deitz
14:02 24 Apr 20
I used their trust your gut program and it really helped me out. Read my review on their website for the details.
James McKinney
James McKinney
13:43 24 Apr 20
Rachel Papson
Rachel Papson
15:36 23 Apr 20
Jeff Sides
Jeff Sides
20:30 22 Apr 20
Friendly staff, great Doctors, genuine concern for the patients well being. Would recommend to everyone.
RON Bittner
RON Bittner
16:12 14 Apr 20
Robert Sauder
Robert Sauder
16:37 13 Apr 20
friendly staff, very personable and my back always feel great after leaving the office
Stacie Kreider
Stacie Kreider
12:01 08 Apr 20
Friendly. Listens to concerns. On time appointments. Two thumbs up.
Tod Smith
Tod Smith
15:04 02 Apr 20
John Graeff
John Graeff
20:52 01 Apr 20
Dawn Zimmerman
Dawn Zimmerman
17:39 26 Mar 20
Very friendly staff excellent care! Always a great experience!
Joanne Winters
Joanne Winters
02:08 06 Mar 20
Great, friendly staff. Willing to work with your on your health issues to make treatment possible and affordable for you
Angelique Engle
Angelique Engle
00:47 05 Mar 20
Dr. McKinney pays attention and gives the best attention to your needs! His focus and dedication to help me stay in great health is the reason I will continue recommend his services!!
Bruce Weaver
Bruce Weaver
16:05 28 Feb 20
Staff is Wonderful and very accommodating to my needs
Jamie Gerber
Jamie Gerber
17:29 17 Feb 20
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff! They use Xrays to get a thorough diagnosis of your ailment and tailor a treatment to your needs. Wait times are normally around 5 minutes.
Randy Meyer
Randy Meyer
16:15 13 Feb 20
Great group of people! They are very accommodating for scheduling a short notice appointment!👍
Jason Burkholder
Jason Burkholder
16:30 07 Feb 20
The office staff is friendly, Dr McKinney is compassionate, thorough and professional. I am confident that I am getting excellent care.
Linda Litschi
Linda Litschi
16:06 07 Feb 20
Karen McQuate
Karen McQuate
15:30 02 Feb 20
Stephanie Erb
Stephanie Erb
20:10 01 Feb 20
Very professional and friendly. They care about your well being. Everyone there is very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
A Corr
A Corr
20:40 31 Jan 20