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8 Conditions Chiropractic Treatment Can Ease

Plenty of people understand how chiropractic treatment can help with musculoskeletal problems that cause pain. A chiropractor can perform chiropractic adjustments and apply several proven therapies that relieve swelling and inflammation that cause pain. Here are eight conditions many people don’t know a chiropractor can treat without requiring pain medication or other potentially dangerous or addictive substances.

1. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia makes it hurt to move, but a chiropractor can relieve the pain and enable a greater range of motion without using drugs. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about 4 million adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Common chiropractic treatment for fibromyalgia includes adjusting the affected joint or joints. Massage therapy and strength training enable your limbs to move more freely without pain.

2. Asthma

Many patients with asthma are pleasantly surprised to learn that chiropractic treatment can help alleviate their asthma. It won’t cure it, but it can help by making your body better. A chiropractor can adjust the spine to relieve tension, pressure, and pain. Breathing exercises also help improve your ability to breathe while lessening the effect of asthma. It won’t replace an inhaler or other common asthma treatments, but it can make them more effective.

3. Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders sometimes occur as a side effect of painful conditions. Adjustments that help align your bones and ease pressure on soft tissue help you sleep better. Other chiropractic treatments could include massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and other treatments that lessen pain to make it easier to sleep well at night. A good night’s sleep is a great way to feel mentally fit.

4. TMJ and Digestive Disorders

Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition indicated by a sore jaw. Poor jaw alignment, stress, and grinding your teeth are common causes. A chiropractor can treat it with a jaw alignment and soft tissue massage. A chiropractor can help with digestive disorders by aligning your spine to improve the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. When your spine and body are aligned, it’s easier to overcome jaw pain and various digestive disorders.

5. Ear Infections and Inner Ear Disorders

Chiropractic adjustments can help with ear infections and inner ear disorders by relieving pressure from ear infections and improving ear drainage. An ear adjustment and a general chiropractic adjustment can improve conditions that support the healing of ear infections and inner ear disorders. The treatment helps relieve pain and improves balance, both of which are often worsened by ear infections and inner ear disorders.

6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very painful condition that affects the wrist on one or both hands. It’s usually caused by repetitive motions that put pressure on the carpal tunnel running through the wrists to the hands. Supermarket cashiers are a good example of workers who commonly suffer from carpal tunnel due to grabbing, holding, and scanning store products for hours at a time. Chiropractic treatment can adjust the elbows and spine to relieve the pressure put on the carpal tunnel and tendons that cause extreme pain. Wearing a brace and focusing on proper gripping and lifting techniques also help improve carpal tunnel symptoms.

7. Concussions and Migraines

Concussions and migraines are serious conditions that could have long-lasting and negative health impacts if left untreated. A chiropractor can help with both by discussing your condition, learning about the root causes of a concussion or migraines, and targeting those areas with appropriate chiropractic treatment. A concussion or migraine might be caused by compression in the upper areas of the neck, in which case spinal decompression could prove effective.

8. Multiple Sclerosis

You can’t cure multiple sclerosis with chiropractic treatment, but it can relieve many symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment can help align the affected body parts so it’s easier to move without feeling pain. As the affected body parts work better, the symptoms of multiple sclerosis lessen, which can add a great deal of relief. It can also help make related medical care more effective by providing holistic treatment.

Chiropractic adjustments can treat or offer relief for a wide variety of different conditions, including the ones above. If you’re experiencing one of these conditions or looking for chiropractic care, call The Upper Cervical Spine Center today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to showing you how chiropractic care could help you.