In all phases of our lives, there are many different health challenges and concerns, with pain being the most common motivator to finally go to a chiropractor to get some relief.
For years, the medical model of treatment for your problems and concerns was symptom relief, where as the goal of chiropractic is the locate and address the underlying condition to fix the problem, so the pain goes away and doesn’t come back. Using our specific, gentle adjusting techniques, we’re able to help to create comfort, regain strength, and restore stability.
Common Conditions Treated with Chiropractic
Back pain is the primary chiropractic condition treated. Chiropractic manipulation provides some immediate relief to those suffering from back pain, common ailments, posture problems, localized pain, and even complex conditions such as fibromyalgia, disc bulging, arthritis. To treat back problems, doctors usually first perform a physical exam to diagnose the condition and determine the best course of care for your specific condition.
The most important and sensitive part of the body is the neck. It is made up of seven small vertebrae called cervical vertebrae. Repetitive microtraumas, abnormal postures, the aging process, accidents, and injuries can damage the cervical spine, causing unpleasant pain, tension, and immobility. A chiropractor aids in restoring neck and spine health and relieving discomfort.
Tension headaches are a normal form of headache. It is also called stress headaches. These cause dull pain on one or both sides around the temples and behind the eyes. Tension headaches can cause discomfort down to the jaw and top of the head. These tension headache and migraine symptoms are often attributed to misaligned vertebrae that lead to overly tense neck and back muscles, which can lead to lockups or spasms. Being in a stressful position can lead to tension headaches.
It is the result of chiropractic treatments that improve the performance of the immune system and central nervous system to help relieve sinus pressure and pain.
The large joint at the bottom of the spine is called SI Joint. Problems with the SI joint cause many types of back pain. This pain can be felt in the buttocks and back of the thighs. A chiropractor adjusts the SI joints and will give you some exercises to strengthen your core muscles to support your spine.
If you have stiff shoulders or pain, a chiropractor may also be able to help. These symptoms may be due to frozen shoulder syndrome, rotator cuff injury, or damage to the shoulder joints. People with these symptoms or conditions experience less pain and more movement after chiropractic care. A chiropractor adjusts the shoulder wherever necessary along with stretching and strengthening the muscles around the shoulder.
The majority of patients rely on chiropractic care as a gentle and effective treatment to help them rehabilitate after a serious injury. They can treat discomfort, limited range of motion, and misalignment that often result from trauma. Electrostimulation, spinal traction, physiotherapy, and chair massage are all used to help your body feel better and improve much quicker.