What Else Can Chiropractic Do?
Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:
In celebration of National Chiropractic Health Month, last week I explained how Chiropractic restores proper motion of the spinal bones which reduces nerve irritation, and how Chiropractors work on the other joints to restore normal movement. This week I thought I’d share about how Chiropractic can help with problems in specific areas of the body.
Jaw – Stress, teeth grinding and spinal problems can cause TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders. Skilled Chiropractic care can directly rebalance the muscles of the jaw.
Shoulder – Many shoulder problems originate in the area where the nerves branch out from the spinal cord and exit the neck. Shoulder pain or pain radiating down the arm can be accompanied by weakness, numbness or tingling in the wrist or hands. Treating arm joints and muscles directly as well as improving nerve flow provides relief.
Elbow – Classic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a repetitive strain injury that often affects the dominant arm. It is seen among carpenters, mechanics, office workers, cashiers and anyone who performs repeated hammering, grasping and twisting motions. Therapy to the area and realigning the bones of the arm can resolve this issue.
Wrist – Carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) is usually due to compression of the nerve as it passes through the band of ligaments in the wrist. Very often we see that a bone in the wrist is out of alignment, putting pressure on this nerve. A wrist adjustment fixes this right up! In many cases, the underlying cause is one or more joints of the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Identifying the involved joint(s) and beginning a program of Chiropractic care can often help avoid surgery.
Hip and Pelvis – The hip and pelvis are the foundation of the spine. Misalignments here can cause back pain, hip pain and leg pain. Chiropractic adjustment to the hips can produce excellent results.
Foot and Ankle – The most common foot and ankle problem we see is “pronation” – the arches of the feet are weak and the arch flattens. This rotates the ankle, knee and pelvis and leads to many problems. We use orthotics (shoe supports) to realign the foot.
More and more people are choosing Chiropractic care first — before medicine and surgery. Chiropractic is safe, natural and works with your body to create health.
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Until next time…
Yours in health,
Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
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