At Stow Family Chiropractic, we provide you with excellent chiropractic care using holistic methods and wellness plans to keep your body healthy. We are located just outside of the Boston area. Our chiropractor, Dr. Todd Whittemore, has years of experience in chiropractic care and his goal is to help patients regain and restore health and wellness through more natural avenues. We successfully treat many types of conditions at our Stow office using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatments including chiropractic adjustments, Cold Laser Therapy, custom orthotics, and therapeutic exercises.
Conditions We Treat
There are many reasons people go to see our chiropractor. The most common conditions we treat include:
Lower Back Pain
The lower back is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is a leading cause of missed work, sleep deprivation and a decrease in quality of life. Low back pain can be caused by an injury to a muscle or a ligament, or due to misalignment of the spine. Nerves that go from the low back to the legs, such as the Sciatic nerve, can become irritated and cause acute and/or chronic pain.
Degenerated discs can also be a source of low back pain. When lumbar discs between the vertebrae break down, the damaged disc can cause inflammation and instability in the lower back, resulting in pain, muscle spasms and sometimes Sciatica. We regularly treat Sciatica, a condition that causes lower back and hip pain and can be very painful to live with day to day. With the right chiropractic treatment, our chiropractor will relieve the stress of lower back pain and sciatica, and bring about healing to the body.
The seven small vertebrae in the cervical spine support the full weight of your head, which weighs between nine and twelve pounds. The neck area is very flexible, which can leave it susceptible to injury. The cause of neck pain isn’t always obvious. Instead, it can be caused by normal activity such as daily repetitive movements, sitting at a desk for long hours, andcontinuous physical labor. Normal wear and tear across many years can impact the cervical spine and cause inflammation, leading to neck pain and spasms.
Hip pain, such as tenderness, swelling and stiffness due to inflammation in the hip, usually occurs with increased or prolonged activity, such as walking, running and climbing. Hip pain is most often due to overuse and/or poor biomechanics of the hip, lower back, legs, ankles or feet.
Knee pain can be because of an injury or due to prolonged stress over time that causes wear and tear and arthritis. Knee pain can also be caused by running, but can often be eliminated with orthotics that redistribute the body’s weight away from the knee. We offer many forms of orthotics, such as custom shoe inserts for running shoes, work boots, flats and heels, custom soled sandals and flip-flops, as well as custom built shoes.
Sometimes our patients come to us with conditions that are not as obviously related to what chiropractors are known for. For instance, if you are dealing with headaches or migraines, most people would not think of contacting a chiropractor. However, chiropractic care, often in conjunction with Cold Laser Therapy, is used quite often for people suffering from headaches or migraines because the chiropractor will directly treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.
We also treat Plantar Fasciitis, a condition that causes inflamed tissue to develop near the heel bone and can extend down to the toes. Plantar Fasciitis can develop due to aging, too much physical activity, and not wearing supportive shoes while running. In addition to chiropractic adjustments as an effective form of treatment, we offer Cold Laser Therapy and custom orthotics. Cold Laser Therapy in conjunction with custom orthotics can greatly reduce the pain and inflammation of Plantar Fasciitis.
Other Conditions Treated
Because chiropractic treatments improve the function of the entire nervous system, chiropractic treatments can also address the underlying causes of:
· Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
· Ear Infections
· Pinched Nerves
· Pregnancy discomfort
· Slipped Discs
Contact Us for Your Next Appointment!
Our ultimate goal at Stow Family Chiropractic is to improve the quality of life for all of our patients without the use of drugs or surgery, and our Stow office facility uses only the best state-of-the-art equipment and technology to achieve that goal. This includes the use of our digital X-ray machine, sEMG diagnostic system, and our 3D digital foot scanner, all of which help diagnose our patients’ problems more accurately. We are dedicated to making your visit painless, so you leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to move forward. Let us be the place to treat all your chiropractic care needs. To make an appointment, call us at (978) 897-1770.