Don’t suffer in silent pain and find relief with a chiropractic adjustment.

A chiropractor addresses issues that manifest largely in your spine and nerves and treats a wide variety of health concerns, because, it is all connected! Chiropractic care is great for those who are looking for a safe and effective care free from surgery and pharmaceuticals.

At Core Chiropractic and Wellness, we want you to experience optimal health and wellness through chiropractic care. We treat many health concerns — follow along in today’s post as we explore the most common conditions that may benefit from a chiropractic treatment.

What Chiropractic Care Can Treat

There are many things chiropractors can treat and below are some of the most widely seen.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder often leaving those who are affected by pain that radiates throughout the whole body. Finding relief can be a frustrating process because there is no cure, so many times patients are given drugs and sent on their way with little to no alleviation of symptoms.

Patients have since been turning to chiropractic care with great success. Adjustments are able to address pain and discomfort by helping the body back into balance. Spinal manipulations help balance your skeletal structures and nervous system, which then can address the pain experienced in fibromyalgia.

Headaches

Many people suffer from tension and migraine headaches which impede on their day-to-day activities. Headaches are difficult to combat because they can be caused by so many factors including:

  • Muscle tightness and strain
  • Exercise
  • Stress

Chiropractic care is advantageous for headaches because it can realign the muscles in your upper body (upper back, traps, neck, and the base of the skull). So, if you are holding your head in a specific way or have a tight spot that won’t release, an adjustment addresses this.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a very painful condition where the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back down through each leg. When the sciatic nerve is impinged, it can cause severe discomfort through the hips, glutes, and legs and there is often little relief for this condition. Chiropractic care addresses sciatica through spinal manipulations that restore restricted spinal movement that is compressing on the nerve. The chiropractor may also recommend hot/cold therapy and an anti-inflammation diet to better balance and improve the body’s inflammation response.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone disorder that deteriorates the bones and increases a person’s risk for fractures. Many think it is contraindicated to get an adjustment, but chiropractors can safely treat those with osteoporosis. When combined with other lifestyle changes and other treatment modalities, spinal manipulation is quite helpful. Chiropractic can increase mobility and range of motion, possibly preventing falls and accidents that result in fractures.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck and is also referred to as a neck strain or sprain. Symptoms of whiplash surface following an event (auto accidents are very common) and are a result sudden extension and flexion in the neck — symptoms include:

  • Stiffness and pain
  • Arm, shoulder, and upper back pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision

As the whiplash injury heals, chiropractic care can improve recovery through a spinal adjustment by increasing mobility and range of motion in the neck. As the muscles properly realign, the pain and stiffness associated with whiplash often decrease.

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is painful inflammation in the tendons that is often brought on by repetitive movements — think sitting all day at a desk and using a mouse with the same hand over and over. Tendonitis is commonly seen in wrists, elbows, knees, shoulders, and heels and is also referred to numerous conditions such as:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Pitcher’s shoulder

Common signs and symptoms of tendonitis include:

  • Stiffness
  • Aches and pains around specific muscles, joints, or tendons
  • Increased pain with movement  

Work with your chiropractor to establish a treatment plan that addresses your tendon pain. Chiropractic manipulation helps balance and realign the body to better prevent pain and strengthen the tendon.

Chiropractic care treats many health issues — including the ones above — to promote health and wellness for a better quality of life.

Reach and schedule a chiropractic exam with us today!