Have you been curious about chiropractors and are wondering if they are someone who could help you out? Often, when people experience pain or discomfort, they are quick to think of the doctor and/or taking pain medication but aren’t always quick to think about how a chiropractor may be able to help. While chiropractors are the popular option when dealing with back and neck pain, there are actually many other issues and conditions that they can offer treatment for.
Here, we’ll take a look at five things a chiropractor can help with. Some of these may already be known to you, whereas others may come as a surprise.
Atlantoaxial Instability is a very serious condition where there is a large amount of movement between a person’s axis and atlas, which are vertebra. The condition can actually lead to neurological symptoms in the person. The affected person may be complaining of a headache or neck pain, neurological issues, trouble walking, abnormal gait, lack of coordination, fatigue, and other symptoms.
Treatment is necessary to prevent further and severe damage, as discussed on Echiropractor.org. One treatment plan for those who suffer from atlantoaxial instability is to visit the chiropractor. Of course, no treatment should be pursued until first speaking to your doctor.
Digestive Problems and Issues
If you suffer from digestive problems and issues it’s unlikely that the chiropractor is the first person that comes to mind, but it may be time to pursue this avenue. Because the nerves found in the thoracic area of your spine are connected to digestion, chiropractors can be of assistance. It could be that your thoracic vertebrae are not properly aligned or maybe you have a herniated disc. These are the exact kinds of issues that a chiropractor can uncover and treat.
Vertigo, Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss
Each of these issues is likely to cause a lot of stress and discomfort, so clearly the faster you can find a treatment that works, the better off you’ll be. Again, chiropractic treatment can address each of these problems and can often lessen the symptoms or even cure them.
Considering that about 29% of American adults suffer from high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control, this is clearly a big problem facing the nation. Again, chiropractic care is something that can prove useful. While it can’t replace blood pressure medication, it can help to lower the person’s blood pressure quite significantly.
Headaches and Migraines
When it comes to one of the most common reasons people visit the chiropractor, headaches and migraines are high on the list. The chiropractor is able to help those whose headache is related to upper back pain and neck pain.
Just a Small Look
This is just a very small glimpse at the many ways in which a chiropractor may be able to treat you and have you feeling better. When in doubt, it’s best to speak to your physician first and then schedule a consultation with the chiropractor.