Yes, a chiropractor can help with arthritis. Chiropractic care may not cure arthritis, but if you have arthritis and go to a chiropractor, they can help reduce the symptoms of your condition. A chiropractor can help reduce the inflammation in the joint space and help to improve mobility in the area affected by arthritis.
Depending on the practitioner, chiropractic appointments last anywhere from eight minutes to an hour. For Dr. Joshua Konu at Human Integrated Performance he likes to have a minimum of 15 minutes. That gives enough time to do a reassessment and also to provide thorough treatment. For individuals with more than one problem, a 30-minute appointment or an extended appointment will allow enough time to treat multiple areas.
No, a chiropractor cannot make you taller. The height of an individual is primarily determined by their genetics and bone structure. Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues, particularly those related to the spine. They may provide adjustments and manipulations to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and promote overall well-being, but these treatments do not have the capability to increase a person’s height.
During growth and development, bones reach their genetically predetermined length, and once the growth plates close, further height increase is not possible. While chiropractic care can help improve posture and alignment, which may make a person appear slightly taller by standing more upright, it does not lead to actual increases in height. If someone is concerned about their height or posture, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide appropriate guidance and support.
Chiropractors treat a wide range of injuries and complications, such as scoliosis, low back pain, sprains, strains, myofascial trigger points, joint instability, joint pains, headaches, cluster headaches, cervicogenic headaches, tension headaches, migraines, vertigo, muscle spasms, etc. and in some cases, they can help reduce the symptoms of MS.
Yes. Sciatica pain is often caused by misalignment of the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves in your lower back or buttocks. A chiropractor can adjust subluxations (misaligned vertebra) that are believed to cause nerve interference. This adjustment takes the pressure off the sciatic nerve, allowing for better blood flow promoting healing within your body. With sciatica, many people experience pain in the sciatic nerve, which pierces through the piriformis. When the piriformis is tight, it squeezes on the sciatic nerve, resulting in sciatica. One approach involves reducing the tension in the piriformis, which will help release the tension on the sciatic nerve. Another is also treating the blowback as one unit with the sciatic nerve to decrease the Sciatic nerve’s inflammation.
The jaw bone is connected to your skull by the temporomandibular joints located on each side of your head just in front of your ears. Jaw muscles are attached to these bones allowing you to open and close your mouth as well as talk and eat. The ligaments that hold these joints together gradually wear out causing inflammation and pain which can eventually lead to arthritis if left untreated.
Any age can benefit from chiropractic care. Babies, toddlers, and newborns can receive treatment for conditions. Babies can experience torticollis or a spasm in the sternocleidomastoid muscle that mothers notice during breastfeeding when a child can’t turn their neck. Children, adults, and seniors can benefit from chiropractic care.
You should consider seeing a chiropractor if you notice that your joints are not moving well, locking up, or feeling ‘out of place.’ If you are experiencing these pains in your knee, foot, ankle, wrist, back, neck, jaw, or shoulder, you should seek a chiro for treatment.
Yes, chiropractors are trained to analyze your posture and make corrections. A chiropractor would have to examine your posture to establish a baseline for your proper posture to develop an effective treatment plan. Chiropractic care can be used as part of an overall plan to improve your health through improved posture, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Posture refers to the way you hold your body while standing, sitting, or lying down. It is crucial to maintain good posture to keep your joints stacked vertically over one another.
While chiropractic neck adjustments can be an effective treatment for certain conditions, they also carry a small risk of complications, such as stroke, nerve damage, or disc herniation. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any type of spinal manipulation, especially if you have a preexisting condition or are taking any medications. Chiropractors are trained professionals who take precautions to minimize the risk of injury, but it is always important to weigh the potential risks and benefits before undergoing any treatment.