Most Common Injuries You Should See A Chiropractor For
A chiropractor, as the Spine-Health site notes, is a medical professional who helps patients suffering from various neuromuscular disorders. Typically, a chiropractor will attempt to address these conditions through manual adjustments of the spine and muscles. Chiropractors will sometimes refer patients to a spine specialist when appropriate.
Some of the more common injuries and disorders that this kind of health care provider seeks to treat, sometimes with massage techniques, include:
- Lower back pain brought about by an injury or by some other condition such as being overweight.
- Leg pain, especially that caused by sciatica. Sciatica describes the symptoms of an underlying condition starting in one of the legs that are experienced as pain or a dullness and tingling. The pain can be sharp, as when one is standing or sitting up, or constant and aching. Some of the underlying conditions that can cause sciatica include a herniated disk, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disk disease.
- Sprains, including those brought on by sports injuries. Sprains and similar conditions can also be caused by repetitive motion, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, often suffered by computer users.
- Headache, especially those caused by tension.
- Back, neck, and other trauma that has been caused by car accidents.
- Pain brought on by arthritis.
In addition to treatment of various back, neck, and leg conditions caused by injuries or repetitive stress, a chiropractor can provide general wellness advice, especially with regard to diet and exercise. Obesity can be a major factor contributing to back and joint pain. A weight loss regimen can help to alleviate such pain by lowering the stress on back muscles, spine, and joints. The program can have the added benefit of strengthening bones, joints, and muscles, which will further alleviate pain in the back, neck, and joints.
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