The most common reasons people seek chiropractic treatment is for low back pain, neck pain or headaches. However, few people fully understand what other types of conditions or regions of the body can be successfully treated by chiropractors.
Chiropractors are considered specialists in the human musculoskeletal systems. What does that mean? A chiropractor is fully trained and experienced in treating conditions of a body’s muscular (muscle) and skeletal (skeleton) systems, which not only includes the muscles and bones of the body, but nerves, tendons, and ligaments.
The body’s musculoskeletal system not only includes the spinal column, but also the hips and pelvis, arms and legs and hands and feet. As chiropractors, we are fully experienced in treating shoulder, elbow and wrist conditions and injuries; as well as hip, knee, ankle and foot problems. In fact, there are even subspecialties within the chiropractic profession that will focus on a particular body part like your arms or legs (extremities).
In my practice not only do I treat low back, neck and headache conditions, but I also treat a variety of other conditions including shoulder and knee injuries, tennis elbow, Carpal Tunnel, ankle sprain/strain, plantar fasciitis, foot pronation or foot supination (ankles rolling in or out when walking) and flat feet. These are only a few examples of other conditions or injuries that can be effectively treated by a chiropractor.
As you can see, chiropractors are not just “back” doctors. It is my hope this article has given you some insight into the variety of conditions that chiropractors are trained and experienced to treat.
If you are experiencing pain in your neck, back or other region of the body as outlined above and are wondering if your particular condition can be treated naturally through chiropractic care, please contact my office. I offer complimentary chiropractic consultations by appointment.