Updated: Feb 2
No doubt you’ve heard of the commonly held perception that all chiropractors crack backs. In reality, we work with most of the joints and muscles in the body. Chiropractors address the needs of their clients from head to toe, with success working with jaw joints, headaches, shoulders, hips and even big toes.
Feedback shared by one of our patients Nikole, offers some first hand experiences with her chiropractor.
“I suffered from back pain for a long time. I could barely walk to the bathroom in the morning. I had to call the chiropractor, hoping for some help in my situation. I'm very glad I did! I felt immediate relief after my first treatment. The pain never came back. In fact, I felt no side effects. I was shocked at how effective this treatment method was. I was able to return to the job I had and also enjoy my leisure time to do what I love. Thank you!”
Learn more about chiropractic care and how we can help below!
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors are trained health professionals. Chiropractors are trained to help with your nerves, muscles, joints and back. They have extensive training in anatomy - the road map of your body and biomechanics - all about how your body moves.
When you visit a chiropractor, there are many different kinds of treatment options. Once your chiropractor understands what your issues are, the treatment might consist of some or all of the following:
They also recommend a number of different health-related exercises, and they make recommendations related to nutrition.
Their goal is to relieve your pain and improve the level of how well your body functions.
Conditions that Your Chiropractor Can Treat
1. Neck Pain and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care can help with your neck pain. Chiropractors are trained to fully assess your neck muscles and joints and determine what is the root cause of your pain.
A typical assessment looks at how the neck is moving, the tightness of the muscles all around the area and if any nerves are affected.
Treatment can vary depending on condition. It may include movement of the joints of the neck - called spinal manipulation or mobilization. It also treats the muscles around the neck and may include some stretches as well as exercises your chiropractor might recommend.
2. Whiplash and Chiropractic
Whiplash can affect your neck and back. Have you ever had to stop suddenly and felt your neck move very fast forward and then backward?
You may have experienced whiplash in this incident. It is where your muscles and ligaments are stretched slightly resulting in some neck or low back pain, in some studies 80% of people will experience neck discomfort after a motor vehicle accident.
Car accident injuries, including whiplash, are treated by chiropractors specializing in motor vehicle accidents (MVA).
3. Pregnancy Pain and Chiropractic
During pregnancy your body shifts. It moves and grows in a beautiful way! These shifts can cause some aches and pains - with the most common being low back and pelvic pain.
Chiropractors understand the changes that happen in pregnancy and how that can affect your back and pelvis. They are able to work on your low back and pelvis and give you specific exercises tailored to your condition and keep you active through your pregnancy!
4. Back Pain and Chiropractic
Back pain is one of the most common complaints of people in America today. It can strike at any age. Fortunately, chiropractic care is a way to treat and even prevent back pain.
Chiropractors offer services that many people see as a way to treat the problem at its root. Spine problems can cause a lot of pain and discomfort in the body. Chiropractors are able to help first by properly diagnosing the problem impacting your spine and then by working to correct it. It's very important and helpful to the process, to find a chiropractor with whom you connect and feel comfortable.
If you are struggling with back pain and would like to learn more about what chiropractic care can do for you, call your local chiropractor today!
5. Sciatica and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective tools for treating the pain caused by sciatica.
The pain of sciatica is often caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. This pinched nerve is a result of a misalignment of the vertebrae. These are the bones that make up the spinal column. If one of these bones is out of place, it can cause pressure on the surrounding nerves. The nerves that travel through the buttock and into the legs are often affected by this pressure, which causes pain and numbness in the legs. These symptoms are the hallmarks of sciatica.
So, should I see a chiropractor for my pain?
Chiropractors can help relieve your pain and get you moving again. They can work with you to decrease pain, improve strength and give you some advice on how to manage your issues.
If you’re experiencing pain or stress, reach out and call us directly at 250-897-0069 or BOOK ONLINE conveniently. If you wish, you can also use our easy CONTACT US page to request help with services or booking. We are here and ready to help you.