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Conditions You Should See a Chiropractor For

Visiting a chiropractor have a price as low as $30. It’s cheaper by a mile than seeing the family doctor, and you don’t have the added concern about medicines only hiding your pain. But can you tell when it’s time to see a chiropractor? So many scenarios.

Whiplash

In whiplash, the stress caused by your head jerking forward or backward strains the neck muscles. To address this , chiropractors perform a neck adjustment. For serious damage, mobilization, massage or rehabilitation may be recommended, together with follow-up exams.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a compression of the sciatic nerve, which leads to leg numbness and/or more commonly, back pain. Many disorders cause sciatica, so a chiropractor will treat patients based on the cause. Generally, there are four methods used: ultrasound, spinal adjustment, cold therapy, and TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation).

Tennis Elbow

In lateral epicondylosis, or tennis elbow, a forearm muscle responsible for moving the wrist becomes sore due to repetitive movements. Some are actually be surprised to learn that chiropractors are particularly adept at treating this condition. In fact, they won’t only treat the initial injury, but provide rehabilitation for complete recovery too.

Migraines

A populartreatment method for migraine is known as the chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment (CSMT) thru the Gonstead method. Here, chiropractics look for neurological abnormalities and adjust the spine as needed.

Carpal Tunnel

Chiropractors can also help treat carpal tunnel, which is due to repetitive motion usually associated with typing. Treatments may include a combination of exercises, cold compress, wrist supports, ultrasound and basic chiropractic techniques.

Low Back Strain

Signs of low back strain include stiffness, pain and muscle spasms. With manual adjustments, low back strain is reduced. Quick, short-arm thrusts restore vertebrae’s normal position.

Scoliosis

“Quick fixes” may work on scoliotic pain for a while, but this actually aggravates the condition. Chiropractors, who are fully equipped to manage scoliosis, can perform the appropriate manipulations. These changes restore the joints’ natural position.

Herniated Disc

The discs in our back serve as shock absorbers, but they can also get damaged after some time. Herniated discs often do not necessitate surgery. Chiropractic treatment can come in several forms, such as decompressing the spine through traction therapy, restoring joint mobility through spinal adjustments, etc. Chiropractic treatments are an effective and safe substitute for surgery.

Bursitis

Bursae are little, fluid-filled pouches that provide cushioning for areas in between the muscles and tendons, joints and bones. When bursae become swollen, the condition is called bursitis. Adjustments and manipulations fix the body’s placement, eliminating nerve interference, controlling inflammation and reducing pain.

Hamstring Strains

When the hamstrings (four muscles at the back of the thigh), they start to hurt and become very sensitive, causing difficulties with running, walking and even standing still. A chiropractor’s treatment plan may include active release techniques, ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation, eccentric training and more.

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