If you are experiencing back or neck pain, you may seek out an Atlanta chiropractor for an adjustment. However, what you might not realize is just how many other health concerns can be addressed by chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care and techniques are a valued part of a holistic approach to patient care. Chiropractors can address a variety of ailments through adjustments of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. These adjustments help restore proper function and communication throughout the body.
The following types of ailments can be addressed through non-invasive chiropractic care:
Adjusting Spinal Misalignments
One of the most common ailments that causes someone to seek out chiropractic care is back pain. Chiropractors are spine specialists, and they work to bring it into proper alignment for healthy functioning.
Misalignment of the spine is also referred to as subluxation, and chiropractors are trained to address these subluxations through manipulation of the vertebrae into proper alignment. Adjusting vertebrae in the spinal column allows the body to heal and can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and reduce pressure on the nerves.
Common ailments related to misalignment include headaches, whiplash, herniated discs, and joint problems. With headaches, a subluxation in the spine may affect the flow of the body and cause nerve interference, causing pain receptors to misfire. A chiropractic adjustment can help those suffering from migraines and chronic pain associated with headaches by restoring balance to the body and allowing for better communication along the spinal column.
Decreasing Back Pain
Neck and back pain are common ailments treated by a chiropractor, whether from a specific health incident like whiplash or a herniated disc or chronic pain. An experienced chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to address pain points which may include an assessment for misalignments, as well as a focus on areas of inflammation and any muscle or joint tension.
Whiplash from an auto accident can cause neck pain that can become chronic if not treated properly. A chiropractor would provide a non-invasive approach to not only addressing the pain but also the underlying issues.
Often, misalignments in the spinal column can put a strain on neck muscles and nerves, which sends a signal to your body that you are experiencing pain. When a subluxation is properly adjusted, a healthy alignment would relieve muscle tension and allow the body to communicate effectively.
Addressing Everyday Wear and Tear
Many ailments can arise as we go about our day, participate in various physical activities, and put pressure and strain on our bodies, commonly referred to as wear and tear. When a common or repetitive motion becomes an ailment, chiropractic care can address health concerns related to overuse or overextension.
Tennis elbow is one of the most common ailments related to the elbow joint because repetitive motions and overuse can lead to tenderness and pain. A chiropractor addresses areas of inflammation and misalignments affecting nerve function and muscle tension.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is another common symptom of the arm and wrist area, which can be caused by overuse, general wear and tear, and even by a specific injury. When it comes to issues of the joints, chiropractic treatment focuses on increasing mobility. Chiropractors are trained to address whole-body health and they understand how much we depend on the body in our daily lives.
Sports injuries are commonly treated by chiropractic care through realigning parts of the body for maximum health and functioning. With an injury, the body has experienced a trauma that may affect not only the alignment of the spine. But it can also put stress and strain on muscles and affect the nervous system’s ability to communicate from the brain to the rest of your body.
At AICA Orthopedics, our team of doctors treats a variety of injuries, from sports injuries to auto accident injuries to injury on the job. Chiropractic plays a large role in the care and treatment of injuries through spinal realignment and improving the health and function of the nervous system. Because chiropractic care is non-invasive, it can address both short-term and long-term health.
At AICA Orthopedics, our highly skilled and qualified team of chiropractors have such a wide variety of experience and ability to treat any ailment you present. Our team utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging when necessary to provide additional support to your treatment plan and can also include other medical specialists in our practice to ensure you receive the quality, holistic treatment you deserve. Schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today.