What Conditions Can a Chiropractor Treat?
Chiropractors can diagnose and treat numerous ailments. Chiropractic treatment aims to relieve pain and enhance the body’s function. Unlike conventional medicine, chiropractors don’t prescribe medication or do surgery. Instead, they perform physical and neurological exams to make an accurate diagnosis. They then manipulate or adjust your spine and other relevant body parts to encourage proper alignment. Chiropractic care is grounded on the idea that you have a better chance of healing if your body is properly aligned. We offer world-class chiropractic care at Crosstown Chiropractic PA in Ham Lake, MN. Some of the conditions our renowned chiropractor can treat include:
Chiropractors typically treat neck aches with neck manipulations. These manipulations effectively treat neck pain that manifests immediately (acute neck aches) and neck aches that increase with intensity over time (chronic neck aches). Acute neck aches are typically caused by sports injuries, while auto accident injuries like whiplash often cause chronic neck aches.
Lower Back Pain
Lower backaches are among the top reasons people seek chiropractic treatment. Lower back pain is often caused by:
- Structural problems related to conditions such as scoliosis
- Muscle and ligament sprains and strains
- Disk problems such as bulging or herniated discs
- Jobs and activities that involved frequent bending and heavy lifting
- Obesity/excess weight that puts abnormal pressure on the joints and disks
- Ailments such as osteoarthritis
- Spondylolisthesis can cause the spine to slip out of place
Chiropractic treatment can also effectively address complications associated with a frozen shoulder syndrome (stiff and painful shoulder). The chiropractor will stretch and massage the muscles, tendons, and ligaments to relieve the shoulder pain and stiffness. They will also guide you on some at-home exercises you can do to improve your condition.
Chiropractic manipulations for your neck can help alleviate tension headaches. This headache type typically causes pain in the back of the head and is usually associated with bad posture and stress. The chiropractor will adjust and stretch your neck and recommend that you reduce stress.
On the other hand, research has revealed that spinal manipulations can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. Certain foods can also trigger migraines. The chiropractor can offer you nutritional advice to help you avoid trigger foods.
Problems with the sacroiliac joint, located at the bottom of the spine, can cause back pain that can also affect your buttock and back of the thigh. The chiropractor will apply adjustments to the sacroiliac joint area to improve muscular support and alleviate pain.
Need Chiropractic Care in Minnesota?
At Crosstown Chiropractic PA, we provide comprehensive chiropractic and patient care services to Ham Lake, MN, residents. We have some of the state’s most accomplished chiropractors on our team. Contact us at (763) 434-5714 for more insights on chiropractic care.