What Can Be Treated by a Chiropractor?

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What Can Be Treated by a Chiropractor?

If you have ever had any sort of body pain, you may want to consider a chiropractor. Instead of giving you medication, chiropractors use a hands-on approach as they manipulate the spine and use other alternative forms of treatment to deal with pain. The idea is that with proper body alignment, your musculoskeletal system will have a better chance to heal itself. The overall goal of chiropractic care is to relieve pain and improve function.

Each year, about 22 million Americans visit chiropractors with about 35% of those people seeking relief from back pain. The rest of those people complain about pain in their neck, arms, and legs, and headaches. Through spinal and joint manipulation, chiropractors can restore mobility to your joints that are restricted by tissue due to injury or surgery. Contrary to proper belief, not all aliments treated by chiropractic care are related to the spine. Chiropractic treatment is used to treat pain for all sorts of areas of the body by manipulating muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue. Chiropractors can treat ailments such as tension and migraine headaches, shoulder pain and knee pain as well.

Chiropractic care is generally considered safe and has all sorts of benefits. Since chiropractors don’t prescribe medication, they must think outside the box on what a patient’s treatment options may be. They may lay you down on a CanDo® Treatment table and use IASTM tools, such as HawkGrips, to help you. Your chiropractor may also recommend other therapies along with the chiropractic care they give you. Such as, they may ask you to use a FabStim® TENS unit to compliment your treatment for a faster recovery. All in all, chiropractic treatments do not generally hurt, though you may experience some soreness like how it feels after a workout. Over time, your body will adjust to the treatment.

If you have got any sort of problem that involves your musculoskeletal system, a chiropractor may be able to offer some pain-relieving treatment. Many people feel almost immediate relief from symptoms after a chiropractic treatment session. Even though chiropractic care can be an option, it is important to inform your primary care physician about any pain you’re experiencing.

For more information on what chiropractors do, click here.

To check out the CanDo® Treatment Tables, click here.

To check out HawkGrips, click here.

To check out the FabStim®, click here.

Article written by William Graves.