8 Common Conditions Chiropractic Care Can Help

Your spinal cord is connected to every function in your body, so it is no surprise that regular chiropractic adjustments can help treat many common conditions that adults and children may suffer from.

Here are 8 conditions that chiropractic care can help with:

Subluxation

A vertebral subluxation is when a joint in the spine begins to dislocate. Rather than completely losing contact, it is out of alignment from the spinal bone above or below it. If you have a subluxation, you may experience dizziness, muscle spasms, pain, numbness, or tingling. 

Regular spinal adjustments can help coax the spinal bone back into place, preventing a complete dislocation and relieving symptoms.

Lower Back Pain

The majority of Americans experience back pain at some point in their life. 

Low back pain is generally caused by spondylosis, which is just a fancy way of saying degeneration that occurs due to normal wear and tear as you get older. Other causes of lower back pain can include sciatica, injury, strain, and herniated discs. Lower back pain can be treated with physical therapy exercises and spinal manipulation.

Herniated Disk

A herniated disk, also referred to as bulged, slipped, or ruptured, usually occurs in the neck or lower back. It occurs when a fragment of the disc nucleus passes through a tear, pinching a nerve. 

Spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercise may be included in a treatment plan for a herniated disk. Many patients will experience relief and a shorter recovery time. If your chiropractor suspects that there is more damage than a simple herniation, you may be referred to a spine surgeon.

Neck Pain

Neck pain can range from mildly irritating to completely disabling. Because the position of the spine affects every area of the body, neck pain may cause issues in other areas of the body such as nerves, ligaments, and blood flow.

With spinal manipulation, vertebrae can be returned to their correct position, and you can experience immediate relief! 

Sports Injury

An injury is always a risk when playing a sport. Tackling, sliding, twisting, and jumping can do a number on your spine and joints. Regular adjustments and therapeutic exercises can reduce swelling, improve joint function, and alleviate pain.

Chiropractic isn’t just for existing injuries, though- it can also help prevent future injuries by maintaining proper alignment.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine which can range from mild to severe. Patients with scoliosis are more prone to develop premature arthritis, chronic back pain, and even respiratory issues. 

While chiropractic care can alleviate pain and improve function, it is not a cure for scoliosis.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain

In addition to pain in your jaw and near your ear, TMJ can also result in a clicking sound that is as annoying as it is alarming.

Chiropractic treatments help relax the muscles and restore joint function, and even reposition the jaw to improve jaw joint motion. Symptoms such as ear pain, jaw locking, neck pain, and headaches can be improved greatly, and even eliminated!

Plantar Fasciitis

If you experience excruciating heel pain, it could be a sign of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thin tissue (plantar fascia) connecting the heel to the toes. You may notice some swelling and numbness. 

Your feet are the foundation of your body. Any pain or swelling can cause you to alter the way you carry your body, which can misalign your spine.

A chiropractor can not only perform an adjustment to alleviate the effects of plantar fasciitis, but they can also fit you for orthotics which will offer proper support.

Comprehensive Chiropractic Care in Frederick, MD

If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned, come to Lipinski Chiropractic! Every body is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. You will receive comprehensive care tailored to your individual needs. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!