What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Commonly Treated Conditions:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Foot Pain
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
What are the most common conditions treated by Doctors of Chiropractic? The most common conditions treated by doctors of chiropractic are: low back pain, neck pain and headaches, using a non-drug (with rare exception), scientific (evidence-based) and conservative approach, to patient-centered care. Chiropractic doctors also treat conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle, in addition to conditions like plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy-related LBP, sciatica/leg pain, arm pain, and more.
Secondary complaints commonly associated spine conditions may include: Neck: numbness, weakness, blurred or double vision, tiredness, fatigue, depression, irritability, ringing in the ears, fibromyalgia symptoms, just to name a few. Thoracic: pain between the shoulder blades, chest pain, difficulty breathing, gas, stomach upset, rib pain. Lumbar: low back pain, leg pain, cramps, numbness, weakness, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, menstrual pain, sexual dysfunction in males, and various other signs and symptoms. By fixing the primary spinal complaint many of these other symptoms/conditions simply disappear. If they do not resolve a referral may be necessary to further diagnose or treat the condition(s).
Chiropractic physicians also treat nonmusculoskeletal conditions and common childhood conditions.
“Evidence from controlled studies and usual practice supports chiropractic care (the entire clinical encounter) as providing benefit to patients with asthma, cervicogenic vertigo, and infantile colic. Evidence was promising for potential benefit of manual procedures for children with otitis media and elderly patients with pneumonia.”
[Reference: Chiropractic Care for Nonmusculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review with Implications for Whole Systems Research. HAWK, KHORSAN, LISI, FERRANCE, and EVANS. THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE Volume 13, Number 5, 2007, pp. 491–512]
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SPINAL CARE SPECIALIST
A Doctor of Chiropractic is a Spinal Care Specialist who primarily focuses on neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the body. Chiropractic physicians (DC) are license in all 50 states and in dozens of countries throughout the world. Chiropractic is the second largest of the three main medical professions (chiropractic, medical, and osteopathy), and the largest non-medical natural healing profession in the world. Chiropractic physicians are licensed and required to serve as physicians with the responsibility to consult, examine and diagnose the patient, and then either accept the patient for treatment or refer the patient to another health care professional if the needs of the patient require services not typically provided in a chiropractic office (ex. appendicitis, myocardial infarction, infection or cancer). As Spinal Care Specialists, chiropractic physicians have by far the greatest training, education, and skill related to spinal manipulation, which is the most evidence-based effective treatment for the most common conditions afflicting our society, acute and chronic low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
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