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Reasons to See a Chiropractor

A chiropractor visit can be as pocket-friendly as $30. It’s a way cheaper alternative than visiting the family doctor, and you need not worry about medicines only masking your pain. The question is, when should you see a chiropractor? A variety of scenarios.

Whiplash

In whiplash, the stress coming from your head being jerked forward or backward leads to neck muscle strain. To fix this , a neck adjustment is done by a chiropractor. For extensive damage, the chiropractor may recommend mobilization, rehabilitative and massage, as well as follow-up exams.

Sciatica

Sciatica is characterized by a compression of the sciatic nerve, leading to back pain and/or leg numbness. A lot of disorders are behind sciatica, so a chiropractor prescribes treatment according to the cause. In most cases, four methods are employed: spinal adjustment.

Tennis Elbow

In lateral epicondylosis, or tennis elbow, a forearm muscle responsible for moving the wrist becomes sore due to repetitive movements. Many are quite surprised to know chiropractors are experts at addressing this medical issue. In fact, they don’t only treat the injury, but also help repair the soft tissue through rehabilitation.

Migraines

One common technique that addresses migraines is chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment (CSMT) using the Gonstead method. Here, chiropractors try to find neurological disturbances before accordingly adjusting the spine.

Carpal Tunnel

Chiropractors can help with carpal tunnel too, a condition that stems from repetitious movement generally associated with typing. Treatments can involve basic chiropractic techniques, exercises, ultrasound, cold compress and wrist supports.

Low Back Strain

Low back strain is characterized by pain, stiffness and muscle spasms. Manual adjustments control low back strain. 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 put the joints back where they should be.

Herniated Disc

The discs in our back work as shock absorbers, but they are also prone to damage with time. Herniated discs do not usually call for 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 tiny, fluid-packed pockets providing cushion spaces in-between bones, joints, muscles and tendons. 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

Strained hamstrings – those four muscles in the back of the thigh – get painful and sensitive and lead to walking, running and even standing difficulties. Chiropractic treatment can involve active release techniques, rehabilitation exercises, stretches and more.