Chiropractic care was established as an effective management for various conditions relating to the spine and neuromusculoskeletal system. Its primary mechanism is to relieve spinal subluxations or nerve impediments in the spine to promote adequate nerve flow, mobility, reduction of pain and improvement of overall well-being. While chiropractic care is focused more on relieving spinal conditions, it can also help relieve other conditions across all systems in the body due to the fact that the spine connects all body parts to the brain and vice versa for more efficient body functioning.
Every single organ in the body works through the innervations of nerves in order for electrical signals to be transported to and from the central nervous system. When this mechanism fails due to problems in the spine, the functioning of other organs may also be affected. This makes chiropractic care an effective remedy for problems not relating to the spine as well. If you are experiencing certain conditions, review the following outline to determine if chiropractic can help you.
Conditions that Chiropractic Care Can Help
The following are the most common conditions that can be managed using chiropractic care:
Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Conditions
Neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions are the focus of chiropractic care. These include:
- Back pain
- Muscle pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Leg pain
- Whiplash injury
- Forward head posture
- Sport injuries such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, etc.
- Problems in balance and coordination
- Temporomandibular joint disorder or jaw pain
- Slipped disc or herniation of the disc
- Body stiffness or poor flexibility
- Epilepsy or seizures
- Bells’ palsy
- Problems in sensory function such as loss of hearing, blindness, and the like
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative Joint disease
- Poor posture or loss of healthy spinal curve
The GIT is also innervated by various nerves that root from the spinal cord. Chiropractic care can help relieve spinal subluxations to aid in the management of the following GIT conditions:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Chron’s disease
Affectation of the diaphragm, other respiratory muscles and immune function can lead to respiratory conditions. These can be managed by chiropractic care as well.
- Sinus blockage
- Allergies or hay fever
Cognitive, Emotional and Mental Conditions
Most problems relating to cognition and emotions are also affected by the nerve impulses and neurotransmitters in the body. The following can be managed by chiropractic care through improving the flow of nerve impulse to and from the brain.
Urologic and Reproductive Conditions
Chiropractic care can also be used for back pains in pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual pains, improvement in immune function, high blood pressure, cancer, otitis media and overall stress reduction.
If you are experiencing any of the above conditions, visit your chiropractor for appropriate management.