Conditions Treated by Chiropractic Adjustment

Source: Pain Doctor

Back pain is one of the most common ailments faced by adults. A large number of people use common painkillers to help with the back pain, but this is not an effective remedy. One of the safest and perhaps the best methods of relieving the back pain is chiropractic care.

While a few individuals think of it as a last resort to get rid of back pain, chiropractic care can help in preventing back pain as well as proving an effective treatment for a number of conditions.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care deals with a person’s displaced vertebra. In this treatment, the vertebra is adjusted to relieve the pressure on the nerves. A lot of conditions can be treated easily with the help of chiropractic.

A misaligned spinal cord can cause a lot of back pain, cause difficulty in moving and can also hinder nerve function. A chiropractic doctor manipulates the spine by performing chiropractic adjustments manually or by using special tools.

Chiropractic care also helps to relieve muscle stress in the area around the spine, increases muscle strength, and improves the range of motion. It also helps patients to recover quickly from injuries and reduce the use of medicines.

There are a number of therapies that a chiropractor uses to relieve backache:

Spinal manipulation – also known as spinal adjustment or spinal manipulative therapy this treatment helps to realign the spinal cord and the muscles around the spine without any surgery. In this therapy, the chiropractor applies force either by hand or with the help of a special instrument to the joints that are affected by tissue injury. This tissue injury can be a result of a fall, or lifting an object that is heavy, or can be caused by sitting for long hours.

Physical therapy – Physical therapy proves very effective after realignment of the spine. Chiropractors suggest physical therapy after a spinal readjustment to help the patient regain strength in the back, core, and stomach muscles. This will help in keeping the spine aligned and in perfect health.

Massage – a chiropractor uses trigger point therapy and active release technique to break up any scar tissue. This scar tissue sometimes develops in muscles and soft tissue from overuse and can cause a lot of pain. 

List of conditions treated

A chiropractic adjustment can help treat the following conditions:

  • Sports injuries
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Whiplash
  • Injuries due to falls and car accidents
  • Iliotibial band syndrome  
  • Plantar fasciitis  
  • Asthma
  • Neck pain
  • Ear infection
  • Colic
  • Loss of equilibrium
  • Fertility issues
  • Gastrointestinal syndromes
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