Chiropractic treatment is one of those treatment options that often gets put into the “alternative” category – but the reality is that acupuncture is becoming more mainstream. If you read reviews of qualified chiropractors in your area, or if you check out books on the subject, you’ll see that countless individuals have used chiropractic treatment to achieve lasting relief from a wide variety of physiological illnesses, from lower back pain to sports injuries. There is also a great deal of evidence to show that chiropractic care can help with depression, allergies, fatigue, and many other issues.
But many people avoid seeking chiropractic care, even if they think it could help them, due to feelings of discomfort or anxiety around a new form of treatment. There is also the question of the adjustments. Will they hurt? And what ailments can chiropractic care realistically treat?
The first question is easy to answer: The adjustments don’t hurt. In fact, many people find the treatments to be pleasant as spinal alignment is gently and painlessly restored.
The second question – what are the conditions that chiropractic care can treat? – is our focus here. Let’s take a look.
1. Migraine headaches
You probably didn’t think this would be on top of the list – or on the list at all – but many people have migraine problems that are linked to spinal imbalances or misalignments, especially in the cervical spine. When these vertebrae are not lined up correctly, chronic tension can result in full-blown migraine headaches.
2. Allergies and blood pressure problems
These are two more ailments that chiropractic treatment commonly alleviates, although again, it might not be what you were expecting. The spinal column and the position of the vertebrae are critical to the overall condition of the nervous system, which affects so many other things. Many people find their allergies and high blood pressure beginning to resolve when chiropractic treatment is incorporate into the person’s overall health and wellness regimen. Depression and fatigue and can also be eased with a dedicated course of treatment, in many cases.
3. Sciatica, arthritis, joint pain, and lower back pain
Everybody knows that pain in the joints and lower back is a common reason for seeking chiropractic treatment – and for good reason. Chronic pressure and pinched nerves are often the result of prolonged poor posture, too much sitting, or a specific strain or injury that occurred. Whatever the case may be, chiropractic treatment has proven to be a highly successful treatment for many people.
Are you ready for your first chiropractic treatment?
Finding the right chiropractic care professional can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Always make sure that you work with a practitioner who received their training at a reputable institution. Years of experience and a strong reputation amongst patients (online reviews) are also important things to look for. Finally, it’s important to find a practitioner who makes you feel at ease with the process, and who communicates effectively to help you achieve your treatment goals.