Chiropractic care is extremely safe. Chiropractors take great measures to ensure that your treatment will be as comfortable as possible. However, there are some examples where chiropractic treatment is not recommended. Specifically for people who have something such as brittle bone disease or are osteoporotic, depending on the degree of osteoporosis. Chiropractic adjustments may not be an acceptable way to treat that patient. Therefore, a Chiropractor will use different methods in order to help treat that individual, such as instrument-assisted techniques or with tools like the Activator. Overall, chiropractic adjustments are safe.
When you visit a chiropractor, they will begin with an initial assessment to understand your medical history and goals. Your chiropractor will listen to your complaints and conduct an examination. They’ll discover the source of the problem and properly treat it. Treatment may involve spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and exercises. Chiropractors can often provide medication-free relief from physical pain.
Yes, chiropractic treatments can help with spinal stenosis. A chiropractor won’t be able to cure the condition, but they may be able to relieve some of the pressure on your nerves. Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when the spinal canal begins to narrow, which puts pressure on the nerves running through the spine. For example, if two of your vertebra are pressing on one nerve, you may experience pain or numbness in your arms or legs. Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce this type of pain by freeing up space for the nerves and allowing better blood flow, promoting healing within your body. A good chiropractor will also provide you with exercises that can help manage the symptoms of spinal stenosis.
The chiropractic adjustment works by finding the joint that’s not working as it should, applying a high velocity, low amplitude force to the specific area to increase the joint space. Thus, forcing the joint to relax, improving mobility in the area, and stimulating blood flow to the affected area to promote healing.
Symptoms may include pain or tenderness in or around one or both jaws with varying degrees of severity. Other symptoms may include earaches, tightness in your face, headaches, neck pain, clicking sensation when opening mouth wide, and muscular cramps.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the number one cause of orofacial pain. Jaw pain, earaches, headaches, or neck pain are common symptoms of TMD. TMD is an umbrella term that describes a number of different conditions all with the same primary symptom: jaw pain.
Yes, chiropractors can help reduce and even eliminate neck pain! Neck pain is often caused by misalignment of the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves in your neck. A chiropractor can adjust subluxations (misaligned vertebra) which are believed to cause nerve interference. This adjustment takes the pressure off the nerves, allowing for better blood flow promoting healing within the body.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep up with your wellness during pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help your body during this time of change and allow you to feel the best you possibly can. Throughout pregnancy, women’s hips undergo changes to their regular dynamic. A chiropractor can help reduce the amount of pain experienced in the hips as well as the lower back and surrounding areas. You can visit a chiropractor before, during, and after pregnancy to help you get back to your normal lifestyle as fast as possible. Chiropractic care also helps with conditions such as: Headaches/Migraines, Sciatica, Nausea, Scoliosis, Constipation, Back Aches, Swelling, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pelvic Instability, Leg Cramps, Tired Feet, Balance Disturbance, Etc.
Chiropractors are health care professionals who diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, including nerves, bones (including the spine), muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Chiropractors have a doctorate degree and are accredited by the DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) upon passing a 3 part board exam. The amount of education is extensive. Both DC’s and MD’s are strong in basic sciences and clinical diagnostics, where one degree may have slightly more training than another in any specific area. Chiropractors focus on the musculoskeletal system instead of MDs, who focus on diseases or what we know as internal medicine.
Yes, A chiropractor can help treat vertigo. Vertigo can be described as the sensation of spinning when you are stationary. It is important to understand the cause of vertigo to treat the condition and reduce the symptoms. It’s best to consult your primary care physician before seeking treatment for this condition. It is often caused by an ear injury or infection that requires medical intervention to resolve.