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What does chiropractic treat?

When most people think of visiting a chiropractor, they think neck or back pain. As a result, many people aren't aware of the many different conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care. Keep reading to find out all of the conditions chiropractic treatment can help!

Subluxations

The word subluxation may sound unfamiliar, but it is simply a medical term that chiropractors use to describe misalignments in the spine. Subluxations can have many different causes. Some are caused be trauma or injuries, while others can be caused simply by stress or toxins in our body. Chiropractors are able to identify subluxations in your spine and provide specific chiropractic treatment to re-align your spine and help your body function properly. Subluxations can be painful, but even when they are not noticeable they may be causing other problems in your body such as migraines, headaches, stiffness, pain and more. 

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Disc Bulges & Herniations

A disc bulge occurs when there is some damage to the discs, which are located in between your vertebrae. When this occurs, the jelly-like center of the disc is forced outward and presses against the nerves nearby. Disc bulges are usually extremely painful, but some people suffering from a bulged disc don’t feel anything at all. It’s important to begin treating this condition early, or damage to nerves can become extremely severe. Our chiropractors  are able to assess potential disc bulges and herniation and provide chiropractic treatment to prevent worsening of the condition and provide a natural, non-invasive pain relief. 

Stress

We live in a world filled with stress. Many of us go throughout the day experiencing stress from work, home and situations out of our control. We know that stress causes many diseases and even back pain. When stress hormones are constantly being released in the body it can create tension in our muscles and dysfunction in our bodies. Chiropractic care is an amazing way to reduce the harmful effects of stress on the body, and relief pain from stress related injuries. 

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Headaches & Migraines

Anyone who has struggled with persistent headaches and migraines has probably wondered what is causing the dreaded symptoms associated with them. It’s possible that the cause of your headaches and migraines may be an issue with your spine. When your spine is subluxated, or misaligned, it can be putting pressure on the nerves around the misalignment. Over time this pressure can lead to tightness which can be causing persistent headaches and migraines. There are many people who have experienced significant relief of their headaches and migraines through chiropractic treatment. Our chiropractors are able to find the underlying cause of your headaches and migraines, and bring your spine back into alignment providing significant relief. 

Sciatica

Sciatica is typically identified by a pain that radiates all the way from the back down the legs. Here are a few more of the signs and symptoms associated with sciatic pain: 

  • Low back pain

  • Numbness or tingling in one of your legs

  • Pain in the leg that is worse when sitting down

  • Hip pain

Sciatica can be extremely painful, and it can continue to worsen until it becomes a permanent injury. It’s important to see a chiropractor to help you find healing and relief. 

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Neck Pain

Most of the things that could be causing the pain in your neck are caused by misalignments in the spine. When the spine is out of alignment, it can irritate the nerves causing pain and systematic problems in the entire body. A lot of times when people experience neck pain they want wait and see if the problem will go away on its own. Even when the initial pain fades, that is not necessarily an indication that the underlying issue is resolved. The issue may temporarily go away but it can flare back up later on and can cause serious issues in the entire body. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, non-invasive way to treat neck pain that will correct these underlying problems and prevent the problem from becoming worse in the future.

Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a great way to keep your family healthy from pregnancy and birth, to childhood and beyond. Chiropractic care help treat the following for your family: 

  • Ear infections

  • Sleep problems

  • Colic

  • ADHD

  • Asthma & allergies

  • Injuries 

  • And more!

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis usually begins when the spine begins to bend over time. As time passes, the curve can become much more severe. When the curve continues to advance it can have serious health implications.

Chiropractic care can spot these curves early, and treat them before they become more severe. It’s important to have your spine evaluated regularly to prevent and treat scoliosis.

Injuries

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common injuries that chiropractic care is able to treat below. If you don’t see your specific injury on the list, that doesn’t mean that a chiropractor in Chattanooga isn’t able to help. If you have any questions about your specific condition, come in for a consultation today. 

  • Muscular sprains and strains

  • TMJ

  • Whiplash

  • Auto-accident injuries

  • Sports-related injuries

  • & More! 

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Extremity Pain

Many of the additional areas a chiropractor can help with can be referred to as extremity pain. Here are a few of the major ways chiropractic care can help you with extremity pain:

  • Carpal Tunnel ​

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Arm Pain

  • Leg Pain

  • And more! 

Sprains & Strains

Strains and sprains are fairly common injuries. They typically occur when the body moves in a way that it is not used to. You may have a sprain or strain if you’ve been injured playing sports, in an accident, or performing some other unfamiliar motion. You may experience pain, swelling, tenderness or bruising. If you suspect a sprain or sprain, visit a chiropractor to receive treatment. 

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