Chiropractic

Posted on: April 5, 2018

Chiropractic care services offer the advanced healthcare opportunities that many patients are looking for nowadays, i.e. natural healthcare options. When it comes to relieving pain and addressing any other health issues, this modern medicine technique can help. Chiropractic treatment focuses on adjusting the body in a way that allows it to be in perfect alignment.

When in perfect alignment, the body will support natural pain healing without relying on drugs or surgery. A chiropractor is a professional that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. Chiropractors also have an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and manipulation of the spine.

Types of chiropractic treatment

The below list includes some of the more popular and thus more common types of chiropractic treatments. Since each treatment has its own particular purpose, some chiropractors may use two or more methods when treating a patient. These methods include:

  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • Extremity manipulating
  • Sacro-Occipital technique
  • Activator
  • Impulse
  • Pro-adjuster

Types of conditions acupuncture can treat

According to the World Health Organization, the following is a list of health conditions that acupuncture can successfully treat:

  • Back Pain – this includes upper back pain and lower back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pinched nerve pain
  • Herniated disk pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Knee pain
  • Dental pain
  • Back pain

Chiropractic care can treat both upper back pain and lower back pain. Any type of back pain can be debilitating, making it necessary for patients experiencing pain in their back to seek effective back pain treatment. While a traditional doctor may often recommend chiropractic treatment services for patients suffering from chronic back pain, an experienced chiropractor can be the first form of treatment for minor back pain as well.

Back pain is often relieved when a chiropractor performs the spinal manipulations that can take the pressure off the nervous system, a common cause of back pain. Before chiropractic care can begin, a comprehensive physical exam will be necessary to create an individualized treatment plan.

Neck pain

Chiropractic care services are able to offer neck pain sufferers the nonsurgical treatment they want when experiencing pain issues in their neck. A neck adjustment is performed in order to restore range of motion as well as to improve the mobility of the spine, giving patients the pain, soreness and/or stiffness relief they need.

While some patients may be in need of neck pain treatment due to a fall or an accident, others may be experiencing neck problems due to aging or performing repetitive movements. Neck pain treatments can also include using specialized massage techniques, mobilization and rehabilitative exercises.

Pinched nerve treatment

Chiropractic care for pinched nerves is a popular, modern pinched nerve treatment. As a chiropractor, we can perform the spinal adjustment to relieve any pressure that is causing the pinched nerve. We may also be able to trace the cause of the pinched nerve and provide treatment to remove said pain, instead of merely treating the symptoms.

Since there are a number of reasons why someone may be suffering from a pinched nerve, seeking the best chiropractic care services is recommended in order to properly address any underlying reasons.

Herniated disk

Chiropractic care for a herniated disk is often sought because when someone is diagnosed with a herniated disk they are likely to be in a lot of pain. In fact, having a herniated disk can lead to nerve compression, which means the patient may also require treatment for a pinched nerve. Many patients prefer to look into their chiropractic care services options in order to avoid surgery. Thus, we offer the surgery-free options that people need to treat a herniated disk.

Sciatica pain treatment

Chiropractic care can also treat sciatica pain. The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and runs down the back of each leg. While the pain associated with a sciatica diagnosis can be minor or major, any patient who receives a sciatica diagnosis will benefit from a sciatica pain treatment plan.

We will first conduct a thorough examination before creating a treatment plan. This plan will strive to treat the patient’s sciatica pain and then help the patient continue living a life with a low risk of causing the injury to flare up.

Spinal adjustment

Chiropractic care often involves using spinal adjustments, also known as spinal manipulations, in order to effectively treat any health issues and any pain a patient may currently be experiencing. A spinal adjustment is necessary to correct the body back into its natural alignment, supporting the body’s ability to heal naturally.

While chiropractic care services will often involve the patient getting a spinal adjustment, we may also use other techniques as this truly gives the patient a holistic approach to any pain or health issues they are experiencing.