Scope of Chiropractic Care
What is Chiropractic Care For?
A common misconception that people have of chiropractic care is that it is intended only for patients with spine or back pain problems. Therefore, when they experience some form of dysfunction on their body, they do not normally consider chiropractic care at all. Contrary to this, however, chiropractic care addresses a wide variety of health or medical concerns. Chiropractors undergo intensive training that enables them to have the skills and knowledge to treat a wide variety of health conditions.
There are also specialized branches of chiropractic care available if you want to provide specific relief for a condition. In fact, there is a branch of chiropractic care that is intended for infants, kids, and pregnant women. It is important to create awareness about the conditions that chiropractic treatment is able to address in order for you to realize that it can help resolve any medical condition you might be experiencing.
Back Pain Problems
This is one of the most widespread form of physical or health complaint shared by majority of the population given the nature of jobs these days. This is also one of the most common condition being treated by chiropractic care and about 65 to 70 percent of patients being treated by chiropractors are suffering from back pains.
Pain In Head and Neck
Next to back pain, here is the most common condition treated by chiropractors. These two conditions often appear together and is therefore treated using the same method of manual adjustment on the neck or cervical spine.
It wasn’t until recently that more and more people are discovering chiropractic care to be an effective treatment for migraines or headaches. One reason for its growth in popularity is due to the lack of drugs used in the treatment. In cases of migraines or headaches, chiropractors perform spinal adjustments. One way that chiropractic care addresses the problem of headaches or migraines is through proper management as one attains more balance in their neck and spine, which are the main causes of headaches.
Asthma is often caused by neurological imbalance or any form of physical restriction suffered by a patient. Chiropractic care such as spinal adjustments have been identified to be an effective method of providing relief for over-sensitivity in a patient’s body.
Enuresis or Bed-Wetting (For Kids)
Young chidren ranging from ages 4 to 5 often suffer from bed-wetting experiences. This often results to feeling of distress to the child and their parents. Good thing is, chiropractic treatment has been identified to help relieve cases of enuresis and a great majority of patients who underwent the treatment show major improvements.
Colicky infants are at risk of developing spinal joint misalignment. Research conducted by several chiropractors have come into a conclusion that it can be caused by spinal problems. Colicky infants who have undergone chiropractic treatment have exhibited effective results. In fact, parents have related that chiropractic care has enabled their baby to develop a regular sleeping pattern and elimination of colic symptoms.
Any form of digestive disorders can also be treated with chiropractic care. Most treatments involve lower back adjustments and it has been known to restore normal digestive functions, thus relieving patients from constipation, IBS, or indigestion.
For individuals suffering from high blood pressure, gentle adjustments are applied onto the upper neck. Doing so has determined to provide relief from blood pressure and results are more evident among older patients.