Conditions Treated

Greenwich's top chiropractor — Dr. Diana Gailes — and her team at Indian Harbor Chiropractic are here to help you meet all of your health and wellness goals using our "whole person" approach to chiropractic health care. We don't just treat the symptoms; we look at all aspects of your body and life to pinpoint the best treatment plan.

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Conditions We Treat

Some of the more common conditions we treat include:

  • Back Pain: A commonly diagnosed cause of back pain is a pinched nerve in the lower back, which often causes sharp or tingling pain in the lower back, legs, and buttocks.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: When aging triggers problems with the spinal discs, weakening them and causing pain.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Herniated/Slipped Discs: The cushion between two vertebrae tears and gets pushed through.

  • Bulging Discs: The internal part of the disc gets pushed outward as the external portion weakens.

  • Fibromyalgia: A common condition that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body.

  • Joint Pain: Joint pain can strike active persons as well as people in middle to older age. There can be a range of causes for joint pain, and fortunately, chiropractic care can help to bring both joint pain relief and deep healing.

  • Headaches and Migraines: The majority of the headaches people suffer from are tension headaches. The tension in the body, often the neck, leads to an ache in the head. The pain may be caused by pressure on nerves, muscle tension or other causes.

  • Neck Pain: The human neck, aka cervical spine, is composed of structures that are responsible for moving the head in a wide range of motions. It supports the weight of the human head which averages 12 pounds! These cervical structures are delicately designed and thus, are inherently prone to injury.

  • Sciatica: A pain along the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back into your toes.

  • Shoulder Pain: Situated between the neck and the upper arm, this ball-and-socket structure, consists of the shoulder blade, clavicle, and the upper part of the arm bone, muscles, and inelastic tissues, which stabilizes your arms within the shoulder’s cavities.

  • Sports Injuries: Many athletic injuries caused by inflammation, tension, or misalignment can be corrected with all-natural chiropractic care. Our chiropractor always works to identify the location, severity, and type of sports injury, so that she knows what it needs in order to start healing again.

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Thoracic outlet syndrome is a term that refers to three main conditions that involve the compression of the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus includes the nerves, arteries, and veins in the lower neck and upper chest area. The muscles and bones that surround the thoracic outlet can also cause the compression of the brachial plexus. Thoracic outlet syndrome can cause hand pain, arm pain, and shoulder pain.

  • Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the space around the spine which can cause problems in the nerve causing tingling, pain, or weakness.

Common Treatments Your Greenwich Chiropractor Offers

Chiropractic Care

  • Motion palpation: to examine the spinal column and joints of the extremities and identify motion issues.

  • Adjustments of the spine or extremities: to realign using hand force - the activator method uses instruments to achieve these results

  • Diversified technique: a classic chiropractic technique used to correct subluxation (dislocation)

  • Sacro-occipital technique: using triangular wedges to perform manipulations targeting the lower back

  • Drop table technique: combines a drop table with a thrust to perform adjustments without twisting

  • Neuromuscular therapy: targets soft tissues like muscles and tendons with sustained pressure to help relieve pain

Rehabilitation and Corrective Exercises

  • Therapeutic Modalities: to help regain normal functional mobility - includes electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and cryotherapy.

  • Spinal and Postural Screenings: preventive measures to help detect spinal issues before they develop further

  • Lifestyle Counseling: to improve the quality of life of our patients by offering advice on life's roadblocks

Orthotics and Treatment

We also have a state-of-the-art computer laser scanner that creates custom-made orthotics. Orthotics are shaped insoles placed inside shoes with the purpose of restoring natural foot movement by correcting foot posture, and abnormal or irregular walking patterns.

Laser therapy

Dr. Gailes is currently the only chiropractor in Greenwich, CT offering Class IV Laser Therapy. Dr. Gailes uses chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and speed up recovery times for all types of injuries. Laser therapy will reduce pain by over 50% in three to four treatments and can complement chiropractic adjustments or be used as an independent form of treatment.

Chiropractic care from Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich, CT is your best option, where Dr. Diana Gailes finds the root cause of your pain and treats it using a gentle, holistic approach. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule online today.