Which types of pain can chiropractors treat?

The role of a chiropractor is to diagnose and treat various different disorders that cause musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Chiropractors specialise in adjustments through spinal and joint manipulation in different parts of the body to help relieve pain. This technique has been around in the medical industry since 1895, where it was first discovered by Daniel David Palmer. 

There’s often this misconception that chiropractic care is only for back or neck pains, but it can also treat different body pains such as headaches, hip pain, sciatica, whiplash pain, arm pain and including various sports injuries.

Hip pain: The hip is what supports our body weight both when stationary and when we are moving. It allows us to move around freely but it can also be more prone to injury and wear and tear. Thanks to specialist diagnostic ultrasound scans and digital x-rays, chiropractors can treat hip pains and help to alleviate pains in the hip area.

Knee pain: Knee pain is a common type of pain most people experience. Knee pain can occur due to age or even a severe knee injury, which may have caused damage to the ligaments in the inner and outer parts of the knee. This type of pain is highly painful and usually increases when walking as the knee bends. 

Chiropractors can help by providing effective treatment to help relieve the pain and discomfort experienced during everyday movement.

Foot pain: Our feet are often subject to injuries caused by wear and tear of the years supporting the weight of our body, allowing us to walk, stand, jump and run. There are many reasons why people experience foot pain, some of which include, incorrect footwear, sprains, torn ligaments etc. 

Chiropractors can help to alleviate foot pain by using specialist shockwave treatment. This type of treatment is designed to improve mobility and function in the foot. This non-invasive therapy is super effective and there is no need for anaesthesia.

Sciatica: The longest nerve in the body is known as the Sciatica nerve. When this is compressed or irritated it can lead to severe pain in the body, generally a sharp pain that extends down the leg area.  With a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, massaging and physiotherapy, the pressure can be taken off the nerves and help to reduce the pain.

Sports injuries: Many different types of injuries can occur when taking part in sports. Injuries such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis are all known to develop when playing sports of all kinds. Chiropractic care can help to enhance performance by addressing the concerning issues that would help to reduce the pains.

If you are suffering from any type of pain and not sure if Chiropractic care is for then why not give our friendly team a call today on 02476 222 002 for expert advice.

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