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5 Common Things Chiropractic Treats

Chiropractic care focuses on restoring the normal functions of the body through manual manipulation and adjustments of the spine. A chiropractor treats and diagnoses neuromuscular disorders by re-establishing a natural and healthy functionality between the spine and the nervous system, together with educating on the proper stretches, exercises, and a balanced nutrition to maintain a healthy body. Chiropractic treatment restores normal spinal mobility which in turn relieves symptoms of pain in the spinal nerve that affects the role of the other body systems. A chiropractor will offer relief for other conditions and disorders.    


A subluxation is a dysfunction or misalignment  of the spine. The main causes for a misalignment of the spine are trauma, poor posture, arthritis, and even muscle spasms. Subluxations in the neck are the most common type of misalignment in the bones of the spine. Through chiropractic care and physical therapy, a chiropractor will adjust the spine over a series of sessions to regulate the bones back to their normal state. A misalignment of the spine that is left untreated will cause pain and discomfort on the spine, leading to compressed and inflammation of the nerves.


Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine that most commonly grows into an “S” or “C” shape. This condition is caused by an injury or trauma or often times, scoliosis develops as a result of unnatural bone development in children. As a parent, it’s crucial to visit a specialist to receive a diagnosis of any possible spinal conditions on a child as soon as possible. A chiropractor can assist with a posture evaluation for prevention of scoliosis and, with manipulation of the spine, return the natural curvature and correct the misalignments to prevent a further lateral curvature.

Disk Degeneration

Degenerative disk disease is one of the most common causes of neck and back pain. As a person ages, there is a normal degeneration through the constant wear and tear of the bones and joints. The bones of the spine are separated by disks but with time, the disks lose fluid and reduce in size. A degeneration of the disks in the spine is most commonly seen in people over the age of 55, although other conditions could cause degeneration at younger ages. Chiropractic and physical treatment releases the stress and tension caused by degenerated and decreases disks, reducing the impingement of the nerves in the spine.

Carpal Tunnel

The common symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome are numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands and wrists from compression on the median nerve of the wrist. The stress on the nerve due to inflammation, is caused by constant repetitive movements of the wrist. A chiropractor will treat carpal tunnel with physical therapy along with the appropriate stretches and exercises to recover strength and mobility on the hands depending on the degree of carpal tunnel and level of pain.

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is located above the back of the heel. It's function is to support the weight of the body. The Achilles tendon is responsible for the mobility function of the legs during walking, running, and jumping. Injuries from overuse of the Achilles tendon are most common in runners, ultimately developing into a condition known as Achilles tendonitis. If this condition is left untreated, further complications will result in compensation of the body, resulting in a ruptured tendon that will increase your pain and discomfort.

Chiropractic adjustments are essential to maintain a healthy body. When there is a misalignment of the spine, the signals from the brain to the spinal cord and the rest of the nerves becomes blocked. A chiropractor will restore those functions naturally and without the need for surgery.

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