Although most people are aware that spinal misalignments can cause backaches, headaches and other joint issues, there are several other health conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care. A chiropractor uses techniques that treat the whole body and not just your spine or joints. Here are some medical conditions that regular chiropractic treatments can help.
Studies conducted around the world, including Australia, have shown that conditions such as asthma can be treated through spinal manipulation. Studies show improvements in asthma and other respiratory conditions in both children and adults. However, it is important to note that these studies recommend chiropractic care as an adjunct treatment and not as a replacement to traditional asthma treatments.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
For patients with mild to moderate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, conservative treatments, including chiropractic care are effective. Chiropractors treated the condition by manipulating the soft tissues and joints of the spine and upper extremities, along with using ultrasound over the carpal tunnel and wrist supports at night while sleeping. These treatments were able to make patients more comfortable and improved hand function, nerve conduction and sensation in the fingers.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Studies have shown that infants who had problems with interrupted sleep, excessive gas, bloating, vomiting and crying due to gastroesophageal reflux disease responded to chiropractic treatment. Improvements were often seen in as little as four visits with some patients’ conditions being fully relieved after only a few months of care. If you have a baby with gastroesophageal reflux problems, then you should consider taking him or her to a chiropractor in Sydney CBD for treatment.
Some patients have issues with vertigo accompanied with neck pain, which can increase the risk of falls in elderly patients. Fortunately, through chiropractic care, most patients can be helped and have their vertigo issues, along with other problems, resolved. Chiropractors can treat vertigo, tinnitus and other issues by manipulating the spine with trigger-point therapies, and by recommending stretching exercises to patients of all ages with these issues.
Chiropractic care has long been used to help improve the immune system through spinal manipulation. Chiropractors have seen improvements in immune responses with the lessening of allergy symptoms, less frequent or less severe colds and improved respiratory health. Chiropractic treatments are effective for both adults and children when it comes to improving immune health.
Pregnant women often experience pain in the lower back and pelvis, but since they are unable to take medications to relieve it, they must find other methods to cope with pain. Fortunately, many women have found relief through chiropractic care with manual manipulations, stabilisation exercises and patient education. Chiropractors can help balance the pelvis to help with pain without any effect on the pregnancy.
If you are looking for a more holistic way to deal with a health issue, you may want to consider chiropractic care to see if it will help with your condition. Most chiropractors can recommend many ways to improve your health.