Chiropractic care is a form of alternative healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis and care of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on the spine. It is based on the anatomical understanding that these disorders can be affected by the alignment of the spine. This can then affect the proper functioning of the nervous system.
If you do not know what chiropractic care can help with, then here are a few of the most common issues people ask us about
Can chiropractic help with Back pain?
Chiropractic care is often the first choice to treat back pain. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care. It can help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and reduce the need for medication.
Can chiropractic help with Neck pain?
Chiropractic care can also be effective in treating neck pain, which can be caused by poor posture, injuries, or degenerative conditions such as arthritis. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper movement and alignment in the neck, reducing pain and improving range of motion. Comprehensive chiropractic care plans usually include specific stretches and the use of devices such as a Denneroll to help restore long term improved function to the neck.
Can chiropractic help with Headaches?
Chiropractic care may be helpful in treating certain types of headaches, particularly Cervico-genic (coming from the neck), tension headaches and some migraines. It can help improve spinal alignment and reduce muscle tension, which can contribute to headaches.
Can chiropractic help with Whiplash?
Whiplash is a common injury that occurs as a result of a car accident or other traumatic event. Chiropractic care can help alleviate pain and improve mobility in the neck and shoulders, especially when that care is part of a plan that includes rehabilitation stretches and the use of extension traction. Of course if you have recently been involved in a car accident and you have severe neck pain, please make sure you rule out serious trauma by visiting a hospital if required before consulting a chiropractor.
Can chiropractic help with Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs, becomes compressed or irritated. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with sciatica by improving the movement and function of the low back and pelvis. Sometimes, sciatic pain is caused by a disc problem in the very low back (lumbar spine) and chiropractic care is often useful for this too. Your chiropractor will be able to advise you on what the most likely cause of your sciatica pain is via a thorough examination, and if needed by referring you for scans or x-rays.
Can chiropractic help with Arthritis?
Chiropractic care may be helpful in managing the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. It can improve mobility and reduce the need for medication. Arthritis comes in many different forms, so it is important to determine what type of arthritis you have before starting a course of chiropractic care. It is important to note that chiropractic care IS NOT a treatment for arthritis itself as this is an irreversible condition. We aim to help with the pain and inflammation.
Can chiropractic help with Stress?
In addition to addressing physical conditions, chiropractic care can often be beneficial for helping you in managing stress and improving overall well-being. It can help improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and improve mood by reducing the physical tension around your spine. This gets you moving better, and this can help reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and people generally report less stress and a better mood.
It is important to note that chiropractic care is not a one-size-fits-all approach and may not be appropriate for everyone. It is important to consult with a registered chiropractor to determine if chiropractic care is appropriate for your specific condition.
Overall, chiropractic care is a holistic approach to healthcare that can be effective in helping your body deal with a number of health concerns. When you adopt other healthy lifestyle improvements, chiropractic care can be a part of the plan for optimal overall health and well-being.
As you can see there are several health concerns that chiropractic can help you with.
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