Chiropractors can be able to treat so many conditions as opposed to what many people might think. Chiropractors with the understanding of the nervous system and the neuromuscular structure of the body can take care of some complicated conditions, some of which primary health care might not be able to. Here are some of the conditions that chiropractic therapy can help treat.
Headaches ? with the increased stress in everyday life it is common for people to have headache attacks either as tension headaches or migraine headaches. Chiropractic treatments can get rid of the headaches, reduce the intensity of the headaches or even reducing the frequency of the attacks that the people will get. This is all done with the benefit of not having to take addictive pain relieving medication.
Low back pain ? this is another common condition that people are subjected to. This is usually because of the poor posture adopted by people as they work and relax at home. It could also be due to other health conditions. Misalignment of the spine and the lower back structure causes intense pain. Research has shown that 75% of all the people that take up treatment of chronic back pain are relieved of their pain and get better after a month of taking the treatment.
Neck pain ? another very common problem that can be treated with chiropractic measures is neck pain. Neck pains may occur due to poor posture, whiplash, auto injuries and many other such causes. Research has shown that 96% of the people that take up chiropractic treatment for neck pains report that they are satisfied with the treatment and that they are better.
Blood pressure – research published in the shows that one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment had the same effect as two blood pressure lowering drugs. This means that with chiropractic treatment the patient can be able to enjoy better results for low blood pressure. Also, the study shows that the effect of one chiropractic adjustment will last for six months.
Athletic performance ? Chiropractic treatment enhances athletic performance. Most of the football teams have chiropractors in their medical staff so they can be able to offer them adjustments, stretches and exercises meant to cater for pain and other muscular problems that can inhibit their performance. The treatment relieves muscle tension, increases energy levels, boosts the immune system, enhances pulmonary function and decreases mental and oxidative stress.
Sciatica ? sciatica is the pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is the longest nerve in the body running from the back of the pelvis all the way down to the legs. Chiropractors can use manipulative techniques to relieve pain caused sciatica nerves.