Conditions Treated

Headaches & Migraines

We have been lucky enough over the years to help thousands of people who thought they would live the rest of their life with headaches or migraines, rid themselves of them completely.  Modern life, sleeping positions, positions while working on the computer, along with many other factors, can cause the neck bones to lose their proper biomechanics (the way they move). This makes the muscles of the neck tighten and causes swelling around the nerves. When the swelling gets bad enough, it puts pressure on the nerves that course up into the back of the head and end behind the eyes. This is where your headache stems from. By restoring proper motion in the neck bones and allowing the nerves to heal, we are able to rid the patient of their headaches and get them back to enjoying life again. 

Whiplash

 Whiplash can stem from a car accident, a blow to the back in sports, or an on the job injury. Whiplash injuries left untreated can cause problems months, or even years, down the road. The most common symptoms of whiplash are neck pain, headaches, shoulder or arm pain, low back pain, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, nausea, fatigue, weakness and irritability. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, make an appointment to have your spine checked out and to see how much chiropractic care can help you. Dr. Payne has been certified by the Spine Institute of San Diego in the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash injuries.

Disc Problems

Discs act like shock absorbers between the bones of the spine. They can tear or bulge if placed under a great amount of stress, usually from trauma or repetitive and improper bending and lifting. Chiropractic adjustments are effective in treating most disc injuries. However, we have found that Spinal Decompression works wonderfully for those patients who do not respond to regular adjustments. If the disc injury proves to be too severe for either of these therapies to offer relief, we work with excellent neurosurgeons who can help. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve begins at the neck, passes through the shoulder area, down the arm, through the wrist to the hand and the first three fingers. This syndrome has become more prevalent due to repetitive micro-trauma of the underside of the wrist, which can be brought about by activities like typing or repetitive motions over a long period of time. We have also found that sleeping position of the wrist can cause CTS. We have used conservative techniques to help patients heal without painful surgery and loss of work time. We also have stretches and exercise that can help keep CTS from returning. 

Neck Pain

Our modern world is not exactly neck friendly. Sitting at a computer for long hours, repetitive bending at work, long phone conversations as well as many other factors can lead to neck pain. When the neck bones become damaged, they can cause other symptoms to appear including headaches, numbness or pain in the arms or hands and even shoulder problems. We have been fortunate enough to be able to help many people over the years not only get rid of their neck pain , but keep it away. We can teach you proper positions for work, play and sleeping that will keep you from injuring your neck. 

Information about Spinal Decompression

 Spinal decompression therapy is a clinically tested, computerized, FDA cleared treatment with a very high success rate for a number of low back, neck ailments and pain associated with herniated or bulging discs, even after failed surgery. During the procedure, there is a cycling through distraction and relaxation phases. Proper positioning allows the injured spinal disc to be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it. The decompression of the discs lets oxygen and blood flow return to the injured area to promote healing and relieve pain.


At Payne Chiropractic Center, we use the state-of-the art Autotrax Spinal Decompression System (ATX). Our unit is fully computerized and it uses this technology to deliver treatment directly to the injured area. The patient actually moves with the table as the decompression occurs. There is no hospitalization and no harmful side effects. ATX spinal decompression therapy gets to the cause of pain by gently taking pressure off the spinal disc and nerves, allowing them to heal naturally. Removing pressure not only allows the spinal discs to reposition themselves, but to also regain vital fluids which help them to become healthier. Spinal Decompression consultations are always free of charge.