WHAT A CHIROPRACTOR CAN TREAT
When discussing what conditions chiropractic treats, it must be emphasized that doctors of chiropractic most often treat subluxation, not specific conditions. Subluxations are misalignments and/ or fixations of vertebrae producing nerve pressure, irritation and interference to the nervous system and ultimately can affect any part of the body.
A subluxation in the spine can cause many varied ailments and conditions. In order to relieve a specific condition, the doctor of chiropractic must first remove the subluxation responsible for the problem. The doctor of chiropractic accomplishes this by delivering a specific spinal adjustment to realign the vertebrae and restore normal function to the area. With the use of the adjustment, your doctor of chiropractic can relieve a variety of illnesses.
Most chiropractic patients are seeking relief for musculoskeletal pain. Some have headaches and migraines, and the remaining patients have a wide variety of disorders cause fully or in part by signal subluxations. It must be understood that spinal subluxations are perfectly capable of stimulating, accentuating or making a major contribution to organic diseases. There can be no doubt that the state of the spinal column does have a bearing on the functional states of the internal organs.
Even though doctors of chiropractic treat a wide variety of conditions that respond favorably to conservative chiropractic care, these are the most common situations that patients seek relief from.
PAIN AND STIFFNESS IN THE NECK
PAIN BETWEEN THE SHOULDERS BLADES
PAIN IN THE HIPS AND LEGS
PAIN AND NUMBNESS IN HANDS AND FEET
PAIN IN SHOULDERS AND ARMS
ATHLETIC AND SPORTS INJURIES
SPINAL DISC INJURIES
STRESS RELATED CONDITIONS
TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT (JAW) PROBLEMS