What conditions can be treated successfully with chiropractic care?
Low back pain, upper back pain, neck pain and headaches are the four most common reasons people seek chiropractic care. Radiating pain or numbness in arms or legs is commonly related to spine issues. Chiropractic care also can be beneficial for many types of problems in other joints, including the hips, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands or for TMJ.
What is chiropractic and is it safe?
It is a natural approach to management of many health issues with the primary focus being the neuromusculoskeletal system and manipulation of the spine. It is among the safest treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions.
What does this manipulation do?
Chiropractic manipulation (the “chiropractic adjustment”) is a quick, shallow movement of the joint safely beyond its usual range of motion. The goal is to restore a more normal function to the joint, improving its range of motion while decreasing pain. Researchers think it does this through several mechanisms: it creates a temporary gas cushion between the joint surfaces, restores the synovial fluid flow over the joint cartilages, breaks down adhesions, repositions the joint surfaces and ultimately restores motion in a restricted joint. Stress on tissues and disks, as well as irritation of the nerves, is relieved and the body's function is improved.