Ever since homo sapiens evolved into upright creatures, there has been strain placed on the spinal column. Chiropractors are able to treat spinal disorders that occur because of birth defects, injuries, repetitive stress or disease processes. Through manual adjustments, chiropractors correct misalignments of the vertebrae in the spine, decompressing discs and nerves in the process. By restoring proper alignment of the vertebrae, they help to restore musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular health, promoting proper circulation so that all systems of the body receive proper oxygenation and nourishment.
Chiropractic Care for Spinal Conditions
A great many spinal problems can be helped to heal under the care of a well-trained professional chiropractor. Even when spinal conditions are chronic and cannot be cured, many patients experience symptom relief, renewed energy, and a general sense of well-being as a result of chiropractic care. Some spinal conditions chiropractors treat are:
- Disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
Traumatic injuries, such as whiplash, sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, or torn ligaments that cause pain in one or more sections of the back can also be ameliorated by chiropractic care. Depending on the location of the problem, chiropractors may adjust the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine, or the pelvic region.
Other Chiropractic Care for Spine Conditions
In addition to manual adjustments, chiropractors use many other methods to provide their patients with pain relief and restored range of motion. These methods may include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Heat therapy
- Laser therapy
- Applied kinesiology
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
In many cases, a combination of these treatments and manual adjustments provide maximum pain relief.
Advantages of Chiropractic Care
Unlike many types of allopathic care, chiropractic care approaches the patient from a holistic point of view. Chiropractors work to correct misalignments of the spine in order to help the body heal itself. Chiropractic care in non-invasive, does not require medication, is not painful, and usually provides some measure of immediate relief.