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10 Common Injuries that are Treatable with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is not just for back and neck pain. 10 common injuries that can be treated using chiropractic care are:


1. Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower spine down through the thigh and into your foot, becomes enflamed. Pain starts in the low back or buttock and travels into one or both legs. This is one of the most common neurological problems that chiropractors treat.

2. Hamstring Strain

A common sports injury, hamstring train can be treated by a chiropractor. Treatment can include adjustments to address tightness in the joints, muscle work to break up scar tissue, and stretches to increase flexibility. Chiropractors will also check to see if patients have muscular imbalances, which could lead to recurring hamstring injuries.

3. Low Back Strain

For low back strain, chiropractors can do adjustments to increase your range of motion and reduce pain. They can also take you through lower back exercises and core training to make your back muscles stronger and more supportive.

4. Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused by a cervical sprain, which is caused by a soft tissue tear in the neck. Neck pain can also be caused by whiplash (a sudden movement of the neck often caused by car accidents). A chiropractor can make adjustments, stimulate or relax muscles, and suggest exercises and ergonomic changes.

5. Scoliosis

Affecting about 5-7 million people in the U.S., scoliosis is a lateral curvature of more than 10 degrees in the spine. A chiropractor will do a physical examination, postural analysis, and possibly take x-rays. Spinal manipulation, therapeutic exercise, and other treatments may also come into play.

6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel is a painful condition that affects the median nerve in the hand and wrist. Chiropractors can make adjustments to the wrist and stretch specific muscles during the course of treatment. Many people who suffer from Carpal Tunnel find strong relief by visiting a qualified chiropractor.

7. Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff injuries are seen in everyone from baseball and football players to painters and carpenters. After the patient sees a physician, chiropractic treatment may include stretching, strengthening, and mobilization.

8. Bursitis

Bursitis of the hips is caused by inflammation of the bursa, which causes pain in the surrounding areas. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore a full range of motion and biomechanics to the low back, feet, and hips.

9. Pregnancy-related Lower Back Pain

About half of all pregnant women experience low back and pelvic pain. Manipulation and adjustments of the pelvis can provide pain relief. The chiropractor can also suggest stretches to ease the pain.

10. Herniated Disk

Studies have found that chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective way to manage disc problems. Many patients experience significant improvements of their lumbar disc herniation within a few months of their first adjustment.

If any of these injuries suit you, schedule an appointment with our office for your first tailored chiropractic treatment with Dr. Lee. Call us at 972-907-8500 today.

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