Conditions Treated by Chiropractic
While chiropractors have the ability to treat a wide variety of conditions, listed are some common reasons people often seek chiropractic care:
Back and Neck Pain - The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones with specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery.
Headaches - A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back.
When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head are affected. When this occurs it can produce throbbing headaches. Aspirin and medications may only cover up these warning signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause.
Sciatica - One of the most common causes of sciatic leg pain is the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.Pain is caused when the sciatic nerve roots are irritated, scraped, twisted, stretched or pinched as they exit the spine.A sciatic flare-up can involve symptoms of lower back pain, burning, cramping or numbness that radiates into the thighs, legs, ankles, feet and toes.
Sciatica, like other health problems that can be traced to the spine, often respond dramatically to the restoration of normal spinal function through conservative chiropractic care.
Auto accidents - The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of automobile accident injuries is simple – chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with auto accidents are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.
Sports Injury - Injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance, and decrease performance. Chiropractic care for these types of injuries has become increasingly popular. Professional sports teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletes are employing chiropractors – because they demand results.
Whiplash - Collisions that occur during sporting events, slips, falls or automobile crashes can all have a damaging effect on your neck and back.
The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and low back problems. As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear until weeks or even months later.
- Childhood Ear Infections
- Pinched Nerves
- Muscle Spasm
- Numbness & Tingling into Extremities
- Carpal Tunnel
It is also widely recognized that chiropractors manage and provide adequate for a wide variety of non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions that are commonly treated by chiropractors include allergies, asthma, digestive issues, and otitis media (ear infection).