Think chiropractors are only useful for treating back pain? Think again. Chiropractors are capable of treating and preventing a wide range of conditions, some of which we’re going to discuss in today’s blog post.
Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – injuries involving the ligaments, tendons, joints, spine, neck and supporting structures – are responsible for more than 70 million physician visits in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rather than waiting until you’ve already a developed an MSD, you should take a proactive approach by seeking professional help from Summit Chiropractic. Using a combination of spinal adjustments, manual massage therapy and spinal decompression, we can strengthen your musculoskeletal system to prevent MSDs and the unwanted symptoms they bring.
Relieve Muscle Tension
Another common reason why clients seek chiropractic services is because it relieves muscle tension. Regardless of your gender, age and background, nearly everyone will experience muscle tension at some point in their lives. This condition is characterized by one or more muscles remaining in a constricted state for a prolonged length of time. If not addressed, chronic muscle tension can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, body aches, and similar problems.
Relieves and Prevents Neck Pain
While many people receive chiropractic treatment for the sole purpose of relieving back pain, it can also relieve and prevent neck pain as well. In fact, a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found chiropractic adjustments to be the single most effective form of treatment for neck pain. For the study, researchers tracked 272 patients who were being treated for neck pain using one of the three following methods: medication, exercise, and chiropractic. 32% of patients reported a positive improvement in their neck pain after receiving chiropractic care, whereas just 30% reported success with exercise, and an abysmal 13% with medication.
Of course, chiropractors can also help to correct posture problems. Over time, the spine may grow with an unnatural curvature, which in turn leads to pain and discomfort. Summit Chiropractic can help clients address this issue through spinal adjustments and recommendations on lifestyle changes.
Headaches and Migraines
We’ve talked about this before on our blog, but it’s worth mentioning again that our chiropractors can relieve headaches and migraines. Headaches are often caused by an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system; thus, stressing areas beyond their normal limit. A few visits can correct these imbalances while promoting a healthy, natural musculoskeletal system.