It’s common for patients attending our chiropractic clinic in Stoke on Trent for the first time to have misconceptions about chiropractic care. One common misconception is that patients should only visit a chiropractor in Stoke on Trent when they are suffering from severe back pain.
The truth is, there are several other occasions when seeking the help of a chiropractor is worthwhile. In this post, I’ll share some of the situations where seeing a chiropractor can help you obtain pain relief and speed up the healing process.
You Have Joint Pain
Although the general public associates chiropractic care with back adjustments, it can be used on virtually any joint within the musculoskeletal system. In fact, chiropractors often treat dysfunction in the shoulders, knees, ankles, elbows, wrists hips, and other major joints.
A chiropractor can help you deal with most types of joint stiffness, pain, or dysfunction that you may be experiencing. They can use a combination of gentle and forceful adjustments, depending on the nature of the joint injury and your personal preferences. Joint issues can be very painful, so seeing a chiropractor is an excellent alternative to taking pain medication or undergoing surgery.
You Are Experiencing Neck Pain or Headaches
The vast majority of people visiting a chiropractic clinic in Stoke in Trent do so to deal with back pain. But chiropractors aren’t ‘just’ back specialists — they can perform adjustments to many parts of the musculoskeletal system which can be used to treat a wide range of conditions.
One of the most unexpected conditions treatable by chiropractors are chronic headaches. These types of headaches are often related to tension in the neck. Once a chiropractor has performed massage and joint mobilisations, these types of headaches often go away.
Chiropractors can also offer advice to patients on how to correct any postural issues which may be causing neck tension. Once these issues are corrected, the patient can often see a dramatic reduction in neck pain and headaches.
You Have Suffered a Sporting or Work Injury
If you have injured yourself recently, visiting a local Stoke chiro might be just what you need. Chiropractors can treat a wide range of common sporting and work injuries including muscle strains, sprains, repetitive strain injuries, ligament injuries, and tendon injuries.
Our chiropractors at City Chiropractic use a variety of chiropractic techniques to help injuries heal more rapidly. They will also check the alignment of your joints to ensure that you don’t have a more significant injury. In many cases, the chiropractor will discover that a joint dysfunction is the root cause of a chronic sporting or work injury. Fixing that root cause can prevent the injury from re-occurring.
Another way for a chiropractor to help is by performing a gait analysis. This type of analysis checks your body for biomechanical faults caused by structural issues in the musculoskeletal system. If any issues are identified, they can be corrected with soft tissue work and joint adjustments.
You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel is a numbness and tingling in the hand that is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. It often affects people who use their hands many hours per day, typing on a keyboard or performing some other repetitive task.
Chiropractors can help relieve this condition by performing various chiropractic techniques on the forearm. This can release pinched nerves, curing carpal tunnel syndrome and restoring mobility.
You Are Considering Spinal Surgery
Doctors often recommend spinal surgery to deal with chronic spinal issues. However, many patients have successfully dealt with their spinal issue by visiting a chiropractor in Stoke on Trent for an extended period.
Chiropractic care can help to align your spinal joints, relieving pain and gradually restoring mobility. It can be a lengthy process, but it is less intrusive and less expensive than spinal surgery. There are also less side effects and less risk. Chiropractors can use several techniques to improve the condition of the spine including spinal manipulation, exercise, and massage.
Our Stoke Chiro is here to help you. Contact City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke on Trent, on 01782 848 184 to book your appointment
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