When people think of the chiropractor, they immediately think of back pain. Believe it or not, a chiropractor can help with A LOT more than back pain. Experiencing one of these 5 health issues? A chiropractor may be able to help.
Neck Pain and Headaches
Experiencing prolonged and dilapidating neck pain and headaches? Unfortunately, many people do.
From a physiological perspective, many headaches are caused by neck pain. Using their expert knowledge, chiropractors can utilize joint mobilizations, massage techniques, and stretch out these problematic injury-prone areas. These techniques can also help patients avoid relying on over-the-counter medications for relief.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
As technology has become more ingrained in our lives, more people being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.
When nerves in the hands, wrists, elbows, and joints are pinched from prolonged periods of time, it can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, which is notoriously painful.
Oftentimes, chiropractors address carpal tunnel syndrome using bio-mechanical techniques, like A.R.T., to alleviate pain and pressure pinched nerves.
Over time, our daily activities cause inflammation throughout our bodies, and particularly in our joints. This inflammation causes joint pain, which can severely affect your quality of life.
Using gentle chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors can reduce joint pain by restoring blood flow and range of motion to the joint.
Interestingly, a recent study shows that patients who sought out a chiropractor for relief from joint pain were less likely to fill opioid pain medication.
If You’re Considering Spine Surgery
Let’s be honest, spine surgery is serious. If you’re considering spine surgery, go to a chiropractor first.
Sometimes, spine surgery is inevitable. In other cases, a chiropractor may be able to help you feel better without having to undergo intensive procedures.
Spinal manipulation, deep stretching, and therapeutic massage can all help to address issues of the spine.
You Overdid It!
We’ve all pushed our bodies to the limit one time or another. If you overdid it, a chiropractor can help.
A chiropractor can address soft tissue injuries, small strains, and even tendonitis. For general aches and pains, or injuries due to overuse, a chiropractor is an excellent and personalized option.
Now You Know When to See A Chiropractor
Doctors of chiropractic are experts of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system; chiropractors aren’t just spine and back pain specialists.
Now you know when to see a chiropractor for issues other than back pain!
Want to make a chiropractic appointment with Dr. Kersenbrock? Book an appointment online or call our office today at (407) 732-6920.