While it’s common knowledge that chiropractors treat back pain, most people don’t know that they also treat asthma and carpal tunnel syndrome, along with many other things.
Your spine functions as the main connection point between your brain and the rest of your body, if something goes wrong there it can be felt in very unexpected places and in very unexpected ways. Chiropractors know how to clear and repair that main connection point, and as a result they can treat many ailments that would typically seem to have nothing to do with the spine at all.
There are three main types of conditions that chiropractic care treats, these are musculoskeletal, non musculoskeletal and injury related.
Most individuals experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort in any region of the spine are excellent candidates for chiropractic care. Common musculoskeletal issues treated:
- Headaches and migraines
- Low, upper, mid back pain and stiffness
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Extremity joint pain and dysfunction
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Leg pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
- Arm pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
Chiropractic care can benefit more than just back and neck pain, research has shown that in some cases things like allergies, ear infections, frequent colds, asthma and arthritis can be inflamed or even caused by irritation to nerves. Common non-musculoskeletal issues treated:
- Low energy levels
- Ear infections
- Frequent colds
- Infantile colic
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Chiropractors are trained to recognize and treat many types of injuries, including those resulting from car accidents, workplace accidents and sports. Common injuries treated:
- Work-related and lifting injuries
- Automobile accidents and whiplash injuries
- General falling injuries
- Sports injuries
- Chronic injuries
These are just a few of the many treatments likely offered by your Snellville chiropractors, but this list should give you an idea of the various things chiropractic care can treat and relieve. Chiropractic care also provides multiple drug- pain management options in the form of , hot and cold therapies, water and light therapies, and electrical pulse therapy.
These days more and more chiropractors are teaming up with doctors of traditional medicine in order to offer a full spectrum of care. Some offices even offer access to state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, such as MRIs.
So the next time a headache or back pain has you reaching for yet another pill, consider seeing a chiropractor instead.