Chiropractic care uses natural methods to help your body heal itself. Treatment is primarily focused around your muscles, bones, joints, and nervous system. Chiropractors are often mistaken for only being able to treat the spine. However, there are several conditions that Chiropractors regularly treat such as:
- Neck and Back pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- TMJ (Temporomandibular) Pain
- Tennis and Golfers elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis)
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain (PTPS, ACL/PCL, MCL/LCL, Meniscus Tears)
- Shin Splints
- Ankle Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- IT Band Syndrome
Joint manipulation, also known as an “adjustment” is one of the primary tools that Dr. Nathan uses to provide relief for neck, back, and extremity pain. Joint pain can be caused from a lack of mobility, one reason could be from sitting at a computer desk for many hours of the day.
Sometimes joints and muscles can become chronically inflamed from repetitive motions. In other instances, acute trauma can cause a body part to seize up as a protective mechanism. However the injury is caused, the joints of the body need to move the way they were designed to move. Pain is often a symptom of this lack of mobility.