Most people are aware that the main reasons people go to a chiropractor are back and/or neck pain. But since the body is so interconnected and since spinal manipulation and massage therapy are so focused on relieving stress on the central nervous system and the vertebrae, it has many many other benefits as well.
Here are just a few conditions that can be treated with proper chiropractic care and massage therapy.
Many chronic headaches are caused by or aggravated by subluxations (aka misalignments) in the spine, affecting the central nervous system. This causes nerve pain and a tightness in the neck and temples, also known as tension headaches.
Luckily, chiropractic care, through manipulating certain vertebrae, can fix any pinched nerves and lead to immediate improvement or complete relief.
Sciatica is sometimes thought of as a disorder, however this is untrue. It is actually a symptom of other disorders. It’s caused by nerve pain that originates in the spine and works its way down the buttocks and the leg, usually only on one side of the body. The patient will normally feel pain, numbness, and a pins-and-needles sensation in the affected parts.
Sciatica is commonly caused by nerve compression in the spine, lumbar subluxations, herniated discs, pregnancy and tumors. Each case is unique to the individual and must be sufficiently diagnosed on a case-by-case basis.
There are various types of chiropractic treatments that have proven successful in eliminating pains caused by sciatica. It relieves tension on the nerves and muscles that may be causing inflammation and allows the body to heal itself.
Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heartburn and other digestive problems can also be eased by chiropractic. Often times these conditions appear in middle-aged adults and can be cured with improving dietary habits and more exercise.
However, sometimes these conditions have deeper roots that can’t be cured by over-the-counter medicines and dietary changes. Chiropractic care will help to promote self-healing by correcting any misalignments in the spine that may be impeding any of the many organs responsible for proper digestion.
If you or a loved one suffer from any of these conditions, chiropractic care could be the answer to long-term wellness. Schedule a consultation today to get started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.