Chiropractic care is effective for a wide variety of conditions. Here are some of the more common conditions helped with Chiropractic care
Therefore, if your neck is misaligned, it could cause an imbalance in your nervous system function. This upper cervical spinal joint irritation could possibly produce or exaggerate asthmatic and allergic symptoms.
The susceptibility of the low back to injury and pain is due to the fact that the low back, like the neck, is a very unstable part of the spine. Unlike the thoracic spine, which is supported and stabilized by the rib cage. This instability allows us to have a great deal of mobility to touch our toes, tie our shoes or pick something up from the ground, but at the cost of increased risk of injury!
Problems in the neck can also contribute to headaches, muscle spasms in the shoulders and upper back, ringing in the ears, otitis media, TMJ disfunction, restricted range of motion and chronic tightness and fatigue in the neck and upper back.
There are a number of different ways to treat this condition. In most cases, a Chiropractic adjustment to the neck and affected area is an extremely effective solution. These treatments, along with stretching and strengthening exercises, can in most cases effectively relieve and eventually eliminate the associated symptoms.
Because the birthing process is very stressful on the neck of a new-born, it is very common for there to be numerous subluxations in the neck and back that can irritate their tiny and delicate nervous system. The theory that a misaligned spine may contribute to colic is supported by the frequent improvement in symptoms with gentle Chiropractic adjustments.
While Chiropractic is not typically a treatment for bedwetting, countless children have been helped by getting adjusted. In fact, a number of clinical research studies have demonstrated that Chiropractic care can help children suffering from bedwetting.
Instead of treatments that try to kill the bacteria or virus, or surgeries that place “tubes” in the ears. A more natural approach would be to fix the underlying cause of the infection, which is the abnormal mechanical functioning of the lymphatic’s, muscles and nerves. This is most effectively done through gentle Chiropractic adjustments. By helping to restore the normal function of the tissues of the neck, otitis media can usually be significantly reduced or completely eliminated in most children.
Numerous research studies have shown that Chiropractic adjustments are highly effective for treating headaches, especially those that originate in the neck.
Chiropractic care cannot fix the way your body responds to the hormonal changes that precede menstruation, although several studies have shown that it can help decrease many of the symptoms of PMS without the potential side effects of prescription drugs. Since the nerves that exit the low back are responsible for regulating all of the tissues in the lower abdomen, any pressure or irritation that can be alleviated through Chiropractic care can be helpful.
Sciatic pain often starts gradually and intensifies over time. It’s likely to be worse when you sit, cough or sneeze and is a sign that you have an underlying problem putting pressure on the nerves in your lower back. The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated lumbar disc accompanied by chronic low back subluxations. The vast majority of the time, sciatic pain can be relieved through Chiropractic care and accompanying light stretches.
Mild to moderate disc herniations can usually be treated conservatively with stretching, exercises and Chiropractic care. More advanced cases will often require some form of spinal decompression, such as traction or mechanical decompression, in conjuction with Chiropractic care. Occasionally, a herniation may be severe enough to warrant surgical intervention.
Regular visits to observe the progression of scoliosis, are an integral part of living a full and happy life. Scoliosis can be treated in various ways Chiropractic along with physical therapy to loosen tight muscles will help to alleviate pain and restore normal functionality.
Chiropractic care can be an extremely effective treatment for shoulder pain regardless of its cause. A Chiropractor will often begin with an examination of the patient’s neck area since shoulder pain can frequently be the result of “referred” pain from the neck as the nerves which innervate the shoulder girdle and it muscles originate from there, the shoulder joint itself will also be evaluated for misalignment. Whether the shoulder pain is connected to the neck or is limited to the lower part of the shoulder, it can generally be treated with non-invasive methods of natural healing such as Chiropractic care.
Chiropractors understand that within each of us is an innate wisdom, a life force, that will express itself as perfect health and well-being if we simply allow it to. Therefore, the focus of Chiropractic care is simply to remove any physiological blocks to this proper expression of the body’s innate wisdom. Once these subluxations are removed, health is the natural consequence.
Regular Chiropractic care, eating a healthy diet, taking vitamins and supplements, regular exercise, keeping your weight under control and managing stress are all part of an overall wellness lifestyle that, if followed, results in a longer, healthier and pain-free life!