People suffering from neck pain and headaches are often being undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as tensions headaches or migraines. If this type of headache occurs regularly, then it is most commonly caused by a problem in the upper spine, shoulder or neck. A majority of headaches are connected to biomechanical problems in ones upper cervical spine. Treatment by a chiropractor can correct these problems through spinal manipulation.
Those suffering from either acute or chronic neck pain may find that chiropractic treatment is an alternative to medication and/or surgery. often a patient seeks out a chiropractor to alleviate neck pain associated with repetitive strain, work related injury or sitting for long periods in an unsupported position.
Low Back Pain:
Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems. Low back pain can be caused by various disorders and illnesses that affect the spinal column. Often it is accompanied by sciatica which involves the large sciatic nerve located behind the thighs, near the buttocks.
Chiropractors use their hands to manipulate your spine to ensure your musculoskeletal structure is well aligned. Chiropractic treatment for low back pain does not involve any medication or surgery. Chiropractors use manipulation to re-establish mobility in the joints. The treatment will relieve pain in your connective tissue, bones, muscles and joints.
Most people associate chiropractic care with the back and neck. Chiropractic care can involve adjusting the extremities. Many patients complain with pain the their wrists, ankles, shoulders, knees and elbows. This pain is due to a subluxation or misalignment of the joints. After an extremity adjustment many patients find the pain has been greatly reduced or even gone.
Adjustments can help many allergy sufferers reduce sinus pressure, breathe easier and cope with seasonal allergy symptoms.
Chiropractic care releases stress on patients nervous system which allows the immune system to operate more effectively, which is beneficial to anyone and especially those suffering from allergies.
Chiropractic care can actually begin before birth. It can be used on a pregnant mother to balance the pelvic bones allowing the uterus to expand and providing the maximum amount of room for the developing baby.
Pediatric care can start immediately after birth to treat the stress caused to the spinal column and nervous system by delivery. Childhood conditions that may be improved by chiropractic care include: respiratory problems, ear infections, allergies, colic, sore throats, headaches and bed wetting.
Mid Back/Upper Back Pain:
The middle back is naturally strong and stable. The elastic cartilages found between each bone serve as shock absorbers and also, there are muscles and tendons that provide stability to the back.
Many different problems that can trigger mid back pain Muscle strains are the most common cause of pain. Other causes can be poor posture, emotional stress, improper lifting, accidental trauma, aging, muscle strains and overexertion.
Persistent mid back pain can indicate a serious condition and if continues for several days may need medical advice. Malfunction can occur from pinched nerves to blood-sugar controlling organs.
In the spinal region, there are pairs of spinal nerves emitting from the middle of back to various digestive parts that include: stomach, liver, gall bladder and small intestine. Problems in communication with the nerves can lead to numerous digestive disorders. There are also nerves in the mid back that leads to the heart which can cause heart irregularities.
Chiropractic care has been highly successful in treating patients seeking alternative health care. A chiropractor can identify the underlying causes of patients problem and can return the body to proper alignment through gentle adjustments.