Chiropractic for Muscle-Skeletal Issues
A common perception regarding chiropractic therapy is that it is limited to the treatment of low back and neck pain, and perhaps similar spinal/muscle skeletal type conditions. Chiropractic is in point of fact highly effective for many types of low back conditions, as well as for various types of neck pain, headaches, and spinal related conditions. It is important to point out however, that chiropractic adjustments did not arise out of the need to treat various back conditions. Rather, chiropractic arose out of an ancient tradition of healing the body, (or rather, a tradition of allowing the body to heal itself) which dates back more than two-thousand years.
Just as low back pain syndromes often respond well to chiropractic adjustments, many health conditions often respond to chiropractic therapy: improved spinal alignment has beneficial effects on overall health, including many forms of spinal and muscular related conditions. Chiropractors generally do not directly treat other conditions not related to the muscle skeletal system. Indeed, we work to restore full nervous system function, relieving an important impendent to the free flow of communication between the brain and the body -- which can often have a dramatic effect on overall health.
Whether or not chiropractic will be the most effective treatment available for your particular situation obviously depends on what the specific condition is. In general, chiropractic is a fantastic option for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions involving your muscle-skeletal system, conditions such as: Headaches: (cervico-genic; migraine; tension; cluster.) The list of conditions that respond favorably to chiropractic therapy is extensive.
I must admit that I am biased in this topic: I have had the benefit of fifteen years practicing chiropractic and observing some amazing results. If your interest is less about wanting to make sure your body has proper spinal alignment, and what you want to know is whether the particular condition you have will respond favorably to chiropractic therapy, then I think you should first ask some friends or relatives of a name of reputable doctor of chiropractic. As rule, the more reputable the doctor, the more exact he or she will be I providing you with a straightforward answer regarding the likelihood of improvement through chiropractic therapy.