What Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat?

Dr. Cole giving exercises for shoulder impingement syndrome.

Dr. Cole giving exercises for shoulder impingement syndrome.

Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, who may be suffering from a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well-known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled spinal manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.

They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the movement system, involving the nerves, muscles, tendons, and joints. So, the neuromusculoskeletal system is basically the “movement system.” Conditions of the movement system often cause pain, and this pain may be distant to the region of movement dysfunction.

“In summary, mechanical problems need mechanical solutions. When the system moves better, it feels better.”

The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall health. In addition to manual/physical treatments, chiropractic physicians also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and lifestyle modification.

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