It is becoming increasingly more popular for people to choose chiropractic care for their pain and other issues. In fact, many people are leaving traditional medical practices and avoiding prescription medications and surgeries and instead rely on an all-natural, noninvasive means of treatment. Chiropractors treat conditions that are related to your body’s structure, and their primary goal is to relieve pain and improve functioning. A walk in chiropractor doesn’t prescribe medications or do surgery; instead, they adjust or manipulate your spine and other parts of your body to ensure proper alignment. Chiropractic care is based on the theory that when your body is aligned properly, you have a better chance of your body healing itself. Here are some of the most common conditions that are typically treated by a walk in chiropractor.
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment from a walk in chiropractor. Lower back pain can arise from a number of different causes, especially from overworking the muscles and joints. For instance, DIY homeowners often attempt to complete several projects over the weekend, which often leads to overworking the muscles and causing pain and stiffness. Going to a walk in chiropractor allows you to find relief for your pain naturally, without going to an urgent care clinic for a prescription.
Other than back pain, neck pain is one of the most common complaints among those who seek help from a walk in chiropractor. Chiropractors often treat neck pain with neck manipulations, also known as adjustments. In many situations, the combination of adjustments and exercises work better for neck pain than prescription medications. Drugs will generally only mask your neck pain, while the root cause of the pain remains. Chiropractic care will help you get to the bottom of what’s causing your pain.
Tension headaches are often the result of stress, which can also affect your neck. Chiropractic adjustments for your neck can help relieve the pain of a tension headache. Along with stress, poor posture is a common cause of tension headaches. Not only can a walk in chiropractor provide adjustments to relieve your tension headaches, but they will also often recommend lifestyle changes that can help to reduce your stress as well as explain the appropriate posture position to help relieve the pressure on your shoulders, neck and upper back.
Research has shown that spinal manipulations may decrease the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. The need to reduce the use of migraine medications is one of the most common reasons people visit a walk in chiropractor for spinal manipulations. Your chiropractor can reduce overall stress, which may in turn reduce the symptoms of your migraines. Certain foods are also a common trigger for migraines. Your chiropractor will also be able to provide advice on nutrition as well as some changes in your diet that may help to treat your migraines and other types of headaches.
Whiplash is a type of neck injury that frequently occurs when someone is hit from behind in a car accident. Whiplash causes stiffness and pain in your neck, and you may feel dizzy and nauseous. Chiropractic adjustments are extremely helpful for relieving the pain and stiffness resulting from whiplash. In addition to adjustments, a chiropractor may also recommend exercises and stretching you can do at home as well as recommend the use of heat and ice to reduce swelling and spasms.
Your sacroiliac joints serve two purposes: They act as a shock absorber for stress on the spine and pelvis, and they transfer the load from the upper body to the lower body when a person walks or stands. Issues related to the sacroiliac joints are fairly common, yet they are also commonly under-recognized. Primary symptoms of sacroiliac pain are a stabbing, dull or sharp pain in the lower back or hip area. Movement can worsen the pain. The primary cause is repetitive use, an injury to the ligaments surrounding the sacroiliac joints, and pregnancy. Chiropractors can treat this type of pain with chiropractic adjustments and education on how to avoid straining the joint.
Frozen shoulder syndrome is a common reason for people to visit a walk in chiropractor. Frozen shoulder syndrome causes your shoulder to become stiff and painful. The pain becomes worse if you attempt to move the shoulder in specific movements, and it significantly decreases your range of motion. A visit to the chiropractor will help relieve the pain and loosen the joint, which will improve your movement. The chiropractor will typically stretch the muscles surrounding the affected shoulder and educate you on stretches that you can do at home.
The most common cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis, which is the result of normal wear and tear on the knee joint. Knee pain can definitely have a negative effect on your daily ability to function optimally, but you don’t have to either live with the pain, start taking pain medications or reduce your level of activity. A chiropractor can often address the underlying issues that are causing knee pain and use a combination of techniques to treat your pain. Some common chiropractic treatments for knee pain may include using ice to reduce inflammation around the joint, soft tissue massage to improve the range of motion in your knee, and manipulation and mobilization techniques in the area of restricted movement and the surrounding joints. The combination of chiropractic treatments can help to reduce your knee pain, increase your range of motion and improve the overall function.
These are only a handful of the reasons that many people choose to opt for walk in chiropractic care. This type of treatment is noninvasive, drug-free and surgery-free. It is also extremely effective for reducing your pain and getting to the root of what’s causing your pain. Chiropractors seek to address the root cause of a problem as opposed to simply treating your symptoms.
To learn more about walk in chiropractic care, contact Cultivate Chiropractic.
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