We all know that seeing a Chiropractor can help with your back or neck pain, but there are several other conditions that a seasoned chiropractor may help with. Our chiropractic office in Brick, NJ has treated thousands of patients during our 28 years, and we’ve helped patients with far more than just back and neck issues.
The foundational philosophy of chiropractic care is that alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, most importantly the spine, allows the body to heal itself.
Chiropractors implement many techniques to treat patients, perhaps most notably, the “adjustment”. The purpose of an adjustment is to gently apply pressure to the affected area to restore proper alignment. Once alignment is achieved, your body will maintain proper nerve communication and adequate blood flow.
For most of the issues listed below, your chiropractor may also recommend other therapies such as, electrical muscle stimulation, decompression therapy, ultrasound, and at our facility, we recommend Cold Laser Therapy if our chiropractors feel it can help with your specific condition.
Though we help patients with many conditions, here are 8 common issues that a chiropractor may help with.
Low Back Strain
If you have experienced a low back strain, your chiropractor may perform a gentle adjustment to restore and increase your range of motion. Your chiropractor may also recommend some lower back strength exercises to strengthen the area and to help prevent future injury.
Neck pain can originate for several reasons, but usually presents itself due to a cervical sprain, or in some cases, whiplash. Whiplash refers to sudden movement of the neck, often experienced due to a automobile accident. Your chiropractor may perform an adjustment to realign the neck, or choose to stimulate or relax muscles, depending on the particular condition.
A herniated disc can be a pesky problem. The good news is, studies have shown that chiropractic care may be an affective way to manage this condition. Patients often report improvements of their lumbar disc herniation after just a couple of visits. It’s important to pay a visit to your local chiropractor for this condition, becuase it’s common for patients to opt for surgery with a herniated disc, when non-invasive care may be a all that’s needed.
If you are experiencing pain from your lower back or buttock, through the thigh and down into the foot, you may be suffering from sciatica. This is one of the most common issues chiropractors treat, and very affectively we might add.
Scoliosis affects approximately 5-7 million people in the United States. Your chiropractor will perform a posture analysis and may take X-rays for further clarification. He or she is trying to determine if your spine has a lateral curvature of more than ten degrees. If so, your chiropractor may recommend gentle adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and other lifestyle changes.
A hamstring sprain is most commonly seen in our athletic patients. Treatment may range from adjustments to loosen tightness in the joints, therapies to break up scar tissue, and stretches to increase flexibility. Chiropractors may also check to make sure a patient doesn’t have muscular imbalances. This is to prevent future injury. If you’re an athlete, a chiropractor can be an important piece of your training.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be very painful. Many patients with this condition find significant relief with chiropractic care. Gentle wrist adjustments and stretches may be performed take pressure off the median nerve. Your chiropractor may also recommend Cold Laser Therapy.
Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae, which cushion bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis occurs when bursae become inflamed. Your chiropractor may apply an adjustment to restore a full range of motion biomechanics to the area.
These are some of the most common issues that we see at our practice, the Back and Neck Center of Brick in Brick, NJ. Though we have treated many patients with these issues, there are countless other musculoskeletal conditions chiropractors may help with.
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Brick, NJ, or anywhere in Ocean County NJ, the Back and Neck Center of Brick can help.
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