Chiropractic care is typically sought out when the patient is suffering from neck or back pain, or perhaps whiplash after experiencing a car accident. Because chiropractic treatment is the primary way that many people choose to correct these issues for pain relief, they may not realize that spinal manipulation is also beneficial for a host of other ailments which you may not associate with chiropractors.
The spine stretches from the base of the skull to the coccyx bone. The spine supports the upper body’s weight and posture; and permits optimal movement and flexibility. Because the spinal cord projects the nerves which are connected to virtually every area of our bodies, you may be surprised at just how effective spinal manipulation can be in treating a wide variety of ailments.
Cancer Support: The side effects of many cancer treatments can be debilitating and can significantly affect your quality of life. These issues may include pain, nausea, sleep disorders and insomnia, depression and anxiety. Increasingly, chiropractic is looked to as one of the most effective alternative medical treatments for these medical side effects.
Bells Palsy: The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics recently reported the benefits of chiropractic treatments over time for the issues involved with Bell’s Palsy, which include facial paralysis, hearing disorders and problems with the jaw and associated muscles.
Tinnitus & Hearing Loss: TMJ, head injuries, or neck injuries are believed to be associated with tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. Ligaments, muscles and nerves in the jaw can be manipulated to help ease these conditions.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Canadian chiropractors have reported anecdotal success in treating IBD, colitis, and other bowel disorders.
High Blood Pressure: Elevated blood pressure is a chronic and common problem among Americans. Spinal manipulation has been reported successful as a treatment for hypertension, as an alternative to powerful medications.
Sinusitis: You may not associate sinus issues with chiropractic care, but a study from 2012 found that patients experienced quantitative relief after only one adjustment. This is because typically the sinus passages cannot drain due to nerve-related issues, which spinal manipulation can treat.
Arthritis: The pain of arthritis torments many older adults, stealing range of motion and quality of life. A study by the University of Virginia Center for the Study of Complementary Alternative Therapies reported that those who frequent a chiropractor care experience better health and less pain than those who do not.
ADHD: The standard of care for ADHD is psychotropic medications, which are often associated with severe and even possibly fatal side effects. One recent study looked at treating boys (aged 9-13) diagnosed with the syndrome. Spinal manipulation was combined with nutritional supplements and resulted in decreased hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsivity, behavioral, social and emotional difficulties.
Cervicogenic Headaches: Based on recent studies, manual manipulation of the spine can effectively treat migraines and headaches which are often the result of problems in the nerves, bones or muscles in the neck.
Range of Motion Issues: Rotator cuff injuries can result in serious functional inconvenience, pain and soreness. Chiropractic care, combined with massage and exercise, is proving to increase strength, mobility and pain relief.
Because the spine is so critical to the overall health and wellness of any human being, it is reasonable and practical to seek natural healing through chiropractic care – no matter your affliction. Call West Coast Wellness today to learn more about how we can help you to treat and overcome your medical affiliations.
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