Myths about Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors Treat more Than Just the Back

Chiropractic CareChiropractors are thought of as doctors people visit only whenever they have back problems. In fact, one of the biggest myths about chiropractic care is that chiropractors treat only the back. There are several health problems that can be treated with chiropractic care, and here are a few of the most common ones we handle.

Arthritis Pain

Many times, arthritis pain is brought about by spine and/or joint dislocations. Correcting these dislocations can help alleviate arthritis pain by reducing the amount of pressure there is on the joints. It can also reduce the amount of fluid that’s built up inside the joints, in addition to increasing your range of motion.


The American Chiropractic Association reports that spinal manipulation can be an effective treatment for eliminating chronic headaches that begin in the neck. Muscle tension in the neck is the primary cause of these headaches, and tends to occur in those who lead sedentary lifestyles.

Foot and Ankle Disorders

Foot problems are often the result of a sprain or injury that does not heal well due to a structural problem with the feet or ankles. As such, some common foot problems that may respond well to chiropractic treatment include:

  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma and Allergies

    When vertebrae are misaligned, they can irritate other nerves and organs throughout the body, including the lungs. Nerves that extend from the upper back to the lungs are more susceptible to asthma and allergy triggers, which is why many patients report a dramatic improvement in their symptoms after obtaining chiropractic care. Some have even been able to reduce or eliminate the amount of medication they need to control these disorders.

    These are just a few of the conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care. To find out more, contact us.

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