As a therapeutic system emphasizing the structure of the body, chiropractic care involves making adjustments to the body’s alignment in order to relieve pain and improve function. Though treatment is primarily focused on the spine, the principle behind chiropractic therapy continues to evolve, as chiropractors take a more integrative approach to musculoskeletal conditions.
In order to effectively reduce pain and improve mobility, chiropractors must consider an individual’s health from a panoramic perspective. For instance, when a person complains of low back pain, manipulating the spine can help. Yet, other factors such as injury, arthritis, posture, gait and overall physical health play a role in the effectiveness of treatment. As noted by Harvard Health Publishing and the Harvard Medical School, chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary health doctors, pain experts and surgeons to treat patients with musculoskeletal pain. Additionally, non-drug therapies such as ice/heat, massage and acupuncture are used.
Common Musculoskeletal Conditions That Benefit From Chiropractic Care
- Disc Injuries/Problems
- Sprain/Strain Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Leg Pain, including weakness and tingling
- Arm Pain, including numbness and tingling
- Joint Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow)
Aside from relieving pain and promoting better function and movement, chiropractic care includes preventative strategies for those with age-related conditions, including joint pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis. For example, low-force instrument-assisted manipulation, the use of specialized tables and padded wedges provide minimally invasive, yet effective care. For patients with co-morbidities, these strategies are part of a customized chiropractic treatment plan that considers their unique needs.
Call The Licensed Chiropractors At Allied Pain & Spine Today!
At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, the team of licensed chiropractors combines a variety of techniques to treat muscle, joint and nerve problems from repetitive use, degeneration or traumatic events. Consistently rated as the best in the area for reducing back pain, our chiropractic team focuses on obtaining long-term benefits for patients. To schedule an appointment, call Allied Pain & Spine Institute today!
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