What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?
A chiropractor diagnoses and offers treatment for back pain and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The treatment may include manipulation, massage or ergonomic advice. Chiropractors in Australia are a nationally registered and a regulated healthcare profession.
Chiropractors often help with the following conditions:
Arthritis & Joint Pain
The aim of Chiropractic isn’t necessarily to reverse the Arthritis. The aim is often to improve function of the joints and in turn decrease pain levels.
Around 80% of us will experience low back pain at least one time in our lifetime. It is one of the most common conditions chiropractors treat.
It is important to understand that a headache can be caused by several reasons and that there are different treatments accordingly. Find out more about how a chiropractor helps with headaches.
It’s well known that chiropractors can provide effective reduction of musculoskeletal pain, including in the hips. The first step should always be to find out why you may be suffering from hip pain.
Jaw Pain/TMJ Pain
It’s a hard word to pronounce – the temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint – also known as the TMJ, and it’s certainly not much fun to experience TMJ pain.
An adjustment aims to move a joint in the neck and also stretches the surrounding muscles that causes neck stiffness.
Chiropractors deal with patients suffering from disc bulges on a daily basis. Depending on the type and severity of the disc bulge, treatment may range from the use of adjustments, mobilisations, rehabilitation exercises, massage and stretches to manage the pain and increase the function of the unhealthy joints that caused the disc bulge in the first place.
Luckily postural correction is what Chiropractic care is sometimes best known for. As Chiropractors we are experts in identifying the underlying reasons for poor posture as well as developing treatments and giving advice to best combat bad posture.
Pregnancy Back Pain
It is common for patients to seek a Chiropractor during pregnancy. Your body goes through a lot of changes including mood, sleep patterns, increased headaches, but the one that many women see a Chiropractor for is back pain.
Chiropractic care for sciatica pain focuses on determining the root cause of the problem before performing any adjustments, soft tissue work or other forms of treatment.
Chiropractors are equipped to deal with every joint in the body, be it shoulder, hip or toes, and are great at addressing sports injuries. That’s why most sporting teams have a resident chiropractor on hand.