Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated by Our Bradenton Chiropractor, Dr. John Nichols

Acute and chronic pain conditions make dramatic impacts on the quality of a person's life. At Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic of Florida, our Bradenton chiropractor Dr. John Nichols uses his advanced training and unique clinical insight to help people of all ages and backgrounds manage or recover from a wide variety of conditions. Consider a few of our mostly commonly seen diagnoses below. 

Conditions Treated by Our Bradenton Chiropractor, Dr. John Nichols

Disc Herniation, Disc Bulge, and Degenerative Disc Disease

Spinal discs are important for mobility and shock absorption in the spine. They also happen to have poor innervation and blood supply and are subject to the affects of aging, poor posture, and trauma. This may lead to problems such as a disc herniation (the inner gel-core of the disc leaks through a tear in the disc's outer layer), disc bulge (the disc protrudes out of alignment but doesn't tear), or degenerative disc disease (wearing down of the discs).

Non-surgical spinal decompression helps retract discs back into optimal alignment and facilitate disc healing.

Headaches and Migraines

A tension headache (generally caused by stress and poor posture) presents like a tight band around the head. Migraines are more severe and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. Adjustments, massage, and even postural or lifestyle advice offered by our chiropractor can reduce headache severity and frequency. 

Auto Accident Injury

Sudden impact and changes of direction or speed can impose high amounts of force on the body. This may lead to conditions like whiplash or acute disc herniations. Massage, decompression, and chiropractic adjustments are essential for reducing inflammation, relieving symptoms, and preventing long-term problems.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months) can affect any part of the body. We commonly see it in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and knees. Common conditions causing chronic pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia.

In addition to providing non-invasive symptomatic relief, our chiropractor can help you identify postures, body mechanics, and other preventable factors contributing to your chronic pain. He can also teach you exercises and other strategies to manage them more effectively. 

Sports Injury 

Poor technique, over-training, and other factors can cause a sidelining sports injury—in advanced and beginner athletes alike. Our services, including custom corrective exercises, can facilitate the healing of muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, runner's knee, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and more.

Looking for Natural Treatment of Your Current Health Condition? Contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic

Frustrated by an acute or chronic health condition? Call Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic at (941) 739-2900 to find out if we can help! We'd be honored to help you re-discover how wonderful it feels to be healthy and energized. Call today!


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  • "Dr. Nichols has brought my condition back where I can live and work without pain, no other Chiropractor could help me get to this point. He goes straight to the problem areas and corrects them."
    C. Longsdorf