We Treat the cause of your issue, not just the symptoms
Not all chiropractors are the same. Dr. Donato takes a contemporary approach to chiropractic services, utilizing both passive and active techniques for treatment of numerous injuries and chronic conditions.
A personalized approach to care
At Donato Chiropractic, we believe that care should be customized to your specific situation, and you should feel heard by your healthcare provider.
That’s why Dr. Donato takes the time to thoroughly understand your medical history and the pain or discomfort you are experiencing. He looks for the underlying source of your condition so that he can treat the cause, not just the symptoms.
Once an examination is completed and a diagnosis is determined, Dr. Donato will perform the appropriate chiropractic adjustments and joint mobilization to restore normal movement and alleviate your pain.
Conditions chiropractic services can treat:
Back pain and discomfort can be caused by a number of issues, from poor movement and ergonomics, repetitive stress and traumatic injury, to nerve irritation, sciatica, and degenerative conditions. Soft tissue tightness and instability in the surrounding structures often lead to or exacerbate a back problem.
Auto accidents and traumas have long-lasting effects on the soft tissues related to the injury. The adhesions or “knots” that form from a trauma, when not addressed properly, are a common cause of long-term or chronic issues.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
CTS is often used to describe any condition with neurological symptoms involving the wrist or hand. Many conditions of the neck, shoulder, and upper arm can mimic CTS, and a treatment approach that looks at all possible areas of involvement may correct them all.
Postural stress or changes from the tech-heavy world we live in cause an increased workload and tension on the muscles that hold up and move the head and neck. The soft tissue effects often lead to headaches. Addressing the postural aspect can not only relieve the symptoms but correct the underlying cause.
The diaphragm is the thin muscle wall that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen; the opening in the diaphragm is where the esophagus and stomach join. A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm and into the chest cavity.
Knee, ankle, and foot injuries
Injuries to the knee, ankle, and foot can involve both the joints as well as the soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, and tendons. While traumatic injuries are common in these areas, the knee, ankle, and foot are also susceptible to repetitive use injuries and altered biomechanics. Addressing the condition from the low back/hip to the foot is often necessary to correct the issue.
Mechanical and movement dysfunction
Whether from a traumatic injury, repetitive use, or a congenital defect, nearly every part of the body is susceptible to mechanical and movement dysfunction, which can cause pain or discomfort and limit range of motion.
A muscle injury can result in dull, aching, or sharp pain, and can limit activity and range of motion. While common among athletes, anyone can suffer from a muscle injury as a result of an accident or repetitive use.
Neck pain is a common condition, often caused by the muscle tension and improper ergonomics that come with sitting at a desk or hunching over a workstation. Other common causes of neck pain include injury from an automobile accident, herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of the neck, and osteoarthritis.
Nerve irritation conditions
When a nerves root becomes inflamed, swollen, or pinched, it can cause pain, numbness, weakness, or increased sensitivity that feels like burning or itching in the area of the body that is supplied by that nerve.
Often referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the joints. As with most degenerative issues, it is important to minimize that progression and maximize function. Treatment that focuses on the soft tissue component of OA can help greatly in that goal.
Proper posture ensures the weight of the trunk is correctly dispersed to the lower body. People with postural disorders may have difficulty stabilizing their body in order to respond to their environment or perform certain physical tasks.
Pre- and post-surgical scar tissue and motion restriction
Most surgeries will result in the formation of scar tissue, which can be especially problematic for joint repair and replacement surgeries. Left untreated, the resultant scar tissue can cause pain and limit your range of motion.
Repetitive stress conditions
Repetitive stress conditions, like carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and osteoarthritis, are an extremely common issue for everyone from office employees and line workers, to elite athletes, as well as for older people.
Shoulder rotator cuff injuries
A rotator cuff injury is often the result of a strain in the tissues connecting muscle to bone around the shoulder joint. It is often a repetitive use injury, though it can also be the result of an accident. Due to the shoulder’s inherent instability and the number of muscles that act on it, shoulder conditions most often have a large soft tissue component, which should be addressed as well.
Slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents are common both in industrial settings as well as in climates where snow and ice are common during the winter. The resulting injuries can range from bruises to pulled muscles to broken bones.
From rotator cuff injuries and tennis elbow, to hip and knee conditions, sports-related injuries can happen to elite athletes as well as weekend warriors.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone (mandible) to the skull. TMJ dysfunction can lead to jaw discomfort or pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.
Is a health condition causing you pain or holding back from doing what you love? Contact Dr. Donato today to schedule a chiropractic consultation.
I am sincerely grateful to Dr. Donato. I came to him after a car accident left me unable to do the things that I loved to do. Dr. Donato helped restore normal motion to my hip and lower back and he released my sciatic nerve through his expert application of Active Release Techniques and exercise regimen.
Under his care, I was able to get back to my active lifestyle and avoid surgery altogether. – Judy A.