What is it?

As much as we wish it wasn’t the case, there are countless causes of pain and discomfort that run from our head to our toes. Hip pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis and numbness/pins & needles are some of the most common conditions we see patients experiencing when they first come into Motion4Life. Treatment methods vary depending on what conditions and symptoms you’re experiencing.

Hip pain can be acute, or affect the muscles and joints surrounding the hip and cause pain when walking, running, or even sitting and sleeping. Plantar fasciitis causes weakness and swelling in and around the ankle area, and can cause discomfort in your feet and toes. Numbness and pins and needles can be symptoms of numerous conditions, but this pain can be felt throughout any parts of your body.

Dr. Taillefer will perform a thorough clinical examination of the affected areas, which may include imaging. This examination is a crucial first step to properly diagnosing your conditions and developing an effective treatment plan.

In-office care can quicken your recovery and drastically increase your mobility. At Motion4Life we use Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to:

  1. Widen the canal space.
  2. Drop the intradiscal pressure.
  3. Increase the disc height to relieve pain.

Many patients describe the Cox® Technic as “pulling you apart” in a way that relieves pain and minimizes discomfort. The goal of the Cox® Technic is to reduce irritation of your spinal elements, which reduces pain and assists you in getting your quality of life back. If you are experiencing intense pain, a gentler side-lying Cox® Technic can be used throughout your treatment until your pain has been reduced enough to perform it the traditional way.

The way you take care of yourself at home can have a tremendous impact on the effectiveness of your in-office treatments. Here are some simple recommendations for you to follow at home to complement our treatments:

  1. Consider nutritional supplements that help rebuild disc cartilage only after having discussed with a medical professional whether these supplements are right for you.
  2. Do exercises that rebuild spinal strength.
  3. Avoid sitting for extended time periods.
  4. Sleep on a supportive mattress.
  5. Sit in an ergonomically designed chair.
  6. Make adjustments in your daily activities and routine as needed.

This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or
activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a
diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy.
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