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Chiropractic helps more than just “bad backs”. There are a number of conditions helped by chiropractic care. Some examples are as follows.
A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back. If an examination reveals reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curves or mechanical restrictions, chiropractic care should be considered. Many patients report headache relief. Specific chiropractic adjustments can help correct spinal joint dysfunction created by various chemical, emotional and physical stresses in our lives.
This period of rapid development, hormonal changes, the laxity of connective ligaments, and shifting of weight-bearing structures may cause many pregnant women to experience low back pain. The benefits may also be noticed during delivery and patients report that their deliveries were faster and more comfortable than their deliveries prior to chiropractic care. Your doctor will take special precautions with you during your pregnancy. Pamper yourself and your baby with regular chiropractic check-ups.
One of the most common causes of sciatic leg pain is the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. In the past treatment has involved pain medication, muscle relaxers, physical therapy and even surgery. Sciatica, like other health problems that can be traced to the spine, often responds dramatically to the restoration of normal spinal function through conservative chiropractic care.
Scoliosis usually starts with problems in the lower back. It is a sideways curving of the spine that is detected by uneven shoulder heights, a loss of structural balance or change in posture. The chiropractic approach is to use specific spinal adjustments often combined with corrective exercises. Early detection and chiropractic correction is important for optimum results.