If you’ve been having pain of any kind, you’ve probably scoured the internet for quick fixes and easy cures. However, when it comes to orthopedic pain, you often need to trust the steady hands of your chiropractor if you truly hope to find relief.
So, let’s take a look at five of the most common conditions seen and treated by your local Plano chiropractor!
Condition #1: Low Back Pain
Low back pain is an incredibly common issue in society today. By some estimates, nearly 80% of all adults will experience at least one bout of back pain in their lifetime. So, if you go through life never experiencing back pain, you should consider yourself extremely lucky.
Lumbago (another term for low back pain) comes in many different forms. For instance, you may only feel pain when you bend forward. Alternatively, you might only feel pain when you bend backward. Some lucky individuals will feel pain with forward motion, backward motion, and everything in between.
Your Plano chiropractor will provide you with a detailed diagnosis of your low back pain and he will prescribe the perfect treatment plan to fit your needs. In many cases, you may walk out of the office after your first visit with no lingering pain whatsoever!
Condition #2: Neck Pain
Undoubtedly, you’ve woken up a few times in your life with a stiff neck. Both chronic and acute neck pain affects thousands of people around the world every year.
However, neck pain rarely just impacts the neck. In fact, neck issues often cause tingling, numbness, pain, or weakness in the arm and hand. This condition, where symptoms radiate down the arm from the neck, is known as a cervical radiculopathy.
Chiropractors are well-equipped to handle neck pain and related issues. By performing adjustments on the upper spine, your chiropractor can often provide significant and long-lasting relief from your neck ailments.
Condition #3: Sciatica
Sciatica is a debilitating injury that affects the lower body. Specifically, sciatica is an irritation of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the entire body. When this nerve is “pinched” or impeded in some way, patients tend to experience focal weakness (along with numbness, tingling, and other nerve symptoms) in the affected leg. This weakness can often lead to a condition known as foot drop, which creates a fall risk for patients.
Chiropractic adjustments to the low back are incredibly effective for the treatment of sciatica. These manipulations can help to realign the spine, reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve. In turn, this allows the nerve to heal and the patient to regain his or her life.
Condition #4: Headaches
There are tons of different types of headaches outlined in the literature today.
However, many types of headaches respond well to chiropractic care. By performing manipulations in very specific areas of the neck, your chiropractor can often relieve the tension and pressure you feel from your headache. In some cases, chiropractic care is the only way a patient can truly find relief from his or her headache symptoms.
Condition #5: Hip Pain
Because the hips are so intimately involved with the low back, they can often become very painful when the spine is out of alignment. The SI joint, the low back, and the hip proper can all refer pain to one another. This makes it hard to determine exactly where the pain in the hip originates from. Luckily, adjustments to the hips and low back can usually serve to improve gait, increase lower body range of motion, and decrease hip pain, regardless of the origin of the pain.
Have you been suffering from a painful orthopedic condition? Your Plano chiropractor is here to help! Come see us at Keystone Chiropractic today. Book your appointment right now!