What Issues Do Chiropractors Treat?

May 09, 2022

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What Issues Do Chiropractors Treat?

Though chiropractors take a comprehensive approach to care as traditional medical doctors do, chiropractic treatment and goals are more holistic. Chiropractic care focuses on your whole-body health by using hands-on tools to support your body’s natural healing. 

Here at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, experienced chiropractor Shawn Taher, D.C., is an expert at treating neck and back pain, and more. Here, we share some of the other health concerns and issues that chiropractors can treat.

A bit about chiropractors

Chiropractors are health professionals trained to address conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system. This includes your muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. 

This is also the primary focus of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists. However, chiropractors take a more holistic approach to managing musculoskeletal conditions. 

Chiropractic assesses your spine for misalignments that may be the driving force behind your pain or health issue. Your spine is made up of a series of bones that protect your spinal cord, and nerve roots exit the spine to relay messages to and from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body.

Spinal alignment affects this communication and causes an array of health issues. Improving the alignment of your spine restores your body’s messaging system and alleviates associated health issues, including pain.

Although spinal adjustments are one of the primary chiropractic treatments, chiropractors also assess the alignment of the joints throughout your body. Misalignment in your spine or joints significantly affects body mechanics and function. 

What chiropractors treat

Chiropractors provide treatments and therapies that support your body’s natural healing process. Some of the conditions chiropractors treat include:

  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

We also work to improve posture and biomechanics to improve balance and prevent falls. 

The many benefits of chiropractic care

People suffering from chronic pain conditions often seek chiropractic care to get relief from their discomfort. As noted, proper alignment of the spine and joints improves nerve communication to promote better function. It also restores blood circulation to support the healing of any diseased or damaged tissue. 

Chiropractic care also benefits athletes. Athletic training and competition take a toll on your body. Regular spine and joint adjustments ensure proper healing of your muscles and tissue, which improves athletic performance.

But you don’t have to suffer from a health condition to benefit from chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic care serves as a wellness tool that may prevent the onset of chronic health conditions like back pain and arthritis. It also reduces stress, improves sleep, and enhances overall well-being.

Whether you're searching for an alternative therapy to relieve a chronic pain condition or simply want to improve your general wellness, we can help. To schedule an evaluation at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, call the office or book online today.