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Reasons to See a Chiropractor

Seeing a chiropractor can be as inexpensive as $30. It’s a way cheaper alternative than visiting the family doctor, and you need not worry about medicines only masking your pain. The question is, when should you see a chiropractor? So many scenarios.

Whiplash

In whiplash, the stress coming from your head being jerked forward or backward leads to neck muscle strain. To address this , chiropractors perform a neck adjustment. If damage is extensive, the chiropractor may also suggest massage, mobilization, and rehabilitation exercises, along with follow-up exams.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a compression of the sciatic nerve, which leads to leg numbness and/or more commonly, back pain. Many disorders cause sciatica, so a chiropractor will treat patients based on the cause. ultrasound, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), and cold therapy.

Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylosis, or tennis elbow, results from repetitive movements affecting a forearm muscle that allows movements of the wrist. Some are actually be surprised to learn that chiropractors are particularly adept at treating this condition. They even don’t just treat the injury but also help in recovery through rehabilitation.

Migraines

One common technique that addresses migraines is chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment (CSMT) using the Gonstead method. Here, chiropractors search for neurological issues and manipulate the spine as necessary.

Carpal Tunnel

Chiropractors can also help treat carpal tunnel, which is due to repetitive motion usually associated with typing. Treatments may include a combination of exercises, cold compress, wrist supports, ultrasound and basic chiropractic techniques.

Low Back Strain

Signs of low back strain include stiffness, pain and muscle spasms. With manual adjustments, low back strain is reduced. High speed, short-arm thrusts realigns any vertebra back to its natural position.

Scoliosis

“Quick fixes” may eliminate scoliotic pain for a short time, but this can actually make the condition worse. Chiropractors, who are fully equipped to manage scoliosis, can perform the appropriate manipulations. These changes put the joints back where they should be.

Herniated Disc

The discs in our back serve as shock absorbers, but they can also get damaged after some time. Herniated discs often do not necessitate surgery. For treatment, chiropractors have a variety of options, from spinal adjustments for restoring joint mobility to traction therapy for spine decompression. Chiropractic treatments offer a suitable alternative to surgery.

Bursitis

Bursae are tiny, fluid-packed pockets providing cushion spaces in-between bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Inflamed bursae is medically known as bursitis. Through adjustments and manipulations, the placement of the body is corrected, thereby eradicating nerve interference and easing pain and inflammation.

Hamstring Strains

If the hamstring is strained, the four thigh muscles at the back will become sore and sensitive, causing problems with walking, running and even standing. A chiropractic treatment program may include ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation, eccentric training, active release techniques, and more.