In addition to neck pain, low back pain and headache, most D.C.’s treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, and some treat other non-musculoskeletal conditions as well. Not every D.C. treats all these conditions, so it is a good idea to ask if your chiropractor has experience with the type of condition you have. Typical conditions seen in a chiropractic office include but are not limited to:
- Neck pain, including whiplash
- Low back pain, including sciatica, strains and disc herniation
- Muscle strains
- Shoulder injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Disc herniations
- Arm or leg pain
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist and hand injuries
Physical Therapists (PTs) are highly-educated health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve mobility and function, in many cases without expensive imaging, medical interventions, and surgery, often reducing the need for long-term prescription medications and their side effects.
Traditionally a medical practice of Eastern cultures, acupuncture is used to address a variety of diseases and assorted medical conditions. This is primarily done by inserting needles through the skin at various points that stimulate acupuncture points, nerves, muscles and other connective tissues.