Common Injuries Chiropractic Treatment Can Heal

injuries chiropractic treatment can heal

We’ve debunked all the myths and spoken at length about all the health benefits that come from regular chiropractic care for our patients. A frequent question we’re asked is what are other common areas and injuries chiropractic treatment can heal. It turns out that there’s quite a few!

  1.       Chronic Back Pain

Of course this injury makes the list as number one. The causes of back pain can be varied: potential skeletal problems, degenerative condition, muscular issues (usually as a result of a previous injury), or neurological disorders.

  1.       Sciatica

Although the medical term is much longer, sciatica gets its “street” name from the root of the condition: The sciatic nerve becomes enflamed and irritated. This nerve runs from the lower spine, through your thigh, and down into your foot. The discomfort usually starts in the lower back and may travel to either one (or both) legs.

  1.       Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury resulting from an auto accident and usually leads to neck pain.

  1.       Headaches

Another common injury that chiropractic treatment can help with is headaches. Unbeknownst to most people, the frequency and intensity of headaches and your spinal alignment are all related, and it takes a trained eye and steady hand (such as those found on a licensed chiropractor) to mend the issue.

  1.       Sports-Related Injuries

This umbrella breaks down into three major categories: shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries. As for the shoulder injuries, surprisingly enough, a lot of the pain may stem from problems in the neck. The most common shoulder-related injuries are rotator cuff damage and “frozen shoulder syndrome,” usually seen in baseball pitchers, basketball players, and golfers.

The elbow issues are usually all “tennis elbow” injuries. However, this injury isn’t only a problem for tennis players; it’s caused by repeated motions, which can be experienced by any kind of athlete.

Lastly, there are the knee-related injuries, which are caused by a variety of factors, all leading to stiff, swollen, and often painful knees.

  1.       Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Research suggests that the pain associated with this injury is often caused by issues from other areas in the body. “In fact, results show that wrist and arm pain is related to misalignments of bones, ligaments, and muscles in the neck.” Considering that chiropractic care is all about the proper alignment of the body, it’s no wonder that carpal tunnel syndrome made the list of common injuries that we can treat!

What makes chiropractic treatment such a great option for these common injuries is the foundation of this medical technique on non-invasive and proven methods. Chiropractors—using not only their knowledge but also the help of x-rays and your medical record—can make precise adjustments to the problem areas, work with the affected muscles to improve your quality of life, and teach patients simple exercises and stretches to help them continue healing, even when they’re not in the office. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, give Kelly Chiropractic in Richmond Hill a call!

Kelly Chiropractic 9390 Ford Ave Suite #2
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-8080