Most people don’t know a lot about chiropractic treatment, apart from it deals with the spine. The most common mistaken belief is that chiropractors treat only back and neck pain. Nevertheless the health profession deals with the entire musculoskeletal system, which includes the whole body. Moreover, some chiropractors also claim to treat other health conditions such as asthma, IBS and infant colic.
What Chiropractors Do?
Here at Canary Wharf Chiropractic we focus on the prevention and treatment of muscle and joint pain. Additionally, we can perform manual therapy which can improve headaches, migraines and dizziness because these are often a sign of something wrong in the spinal nervous system.
Read on for a description of some of the most common disorders chiropractors treat.
Back and Neck Pain
Back pain is a very common condition and difficult to treat traditionally. The main causes of back pain usually involve your job, so it’s difficult to alleviate the pain because you need to sit still for eight hours or perform repetitive tasks. There are also many different types of back pain, such as chronic lower back pain, acute or sub-acute. Chiropractors are specialists in back pain and can adjust the spine so it becomes less painful.
If you’re unfortunate enough to have been involved in a car accident, then you may suffer from whiplash or other associated disorders. We can treat the symptoms and get you on the road to recovery so you can get back to your normal life.
Migraine and Cervicogenic Headache
Headaches are often related to the neck, which is why chiropractors can treat migraines and certain types of frequent headache. Spinal manipulation can be a successful treatment for sufferers of migraines and frequent headaches.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
According to Arthritis Research UK, one in three young adults experience knee pain at some point. Caused by weakness and imbalances in the muscles, patellofemoral pain syndrome can be treated successfully with chiropractic treatment.
Knees and hips are the most common areas affected by osteoarthritis. It affects the joints and can be caused by injuries, ongoing physical labour or being overweight. If you don’t treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis then you could end up needing a knee or hip replacement in the future.
Shoulder Girdle Injury/Pain
Shoulder girdle pain is very common, and as there are a lot of nerves in that area it is also a site for referred pain. Eliminating shoulder pain is possible with professional chiropractic treatment.
For a full list of what we can treat, please get in contact.