Chiropractor FAQ: What kind of disorders do chiropractors treat?

Neck Pain Doctor in Rockville, MD

Are you experiencing some sort of acute or chronic pain and looking for a natural way to alleviate it? If so, chiropractic treatment may be the right choice. When you think about a chiropractor, you might first think about your neck and spine. After all, these images are often displayed on chiropractic advertisements. Although the neck and spine is a large part of the chiropractors’ focus, the actual treatment goes beyond pain in these areas.

A chiropractor can diagnose and treat a broad range of health conditions ranging from chronic neck pain to asthma, ear infections, and migraines. Similar to a medical doctor, a chiropractor will perform a neurological and physical exam in an effort to determine what the cause of your symptoms may be. Depending on the circumstances, a CT scan, MRI, or X-ray may be ordered. Once the chiropractor has an understanding of what may be the cause, a customized treatment plan can be developed for you and your needs. In general, you will require one to five sessions or more to experience the full results of chiropractic adjustments.

Disorders that Can Be Treated With Chiropractic Adjustments

Back Pain and Strain – Around three in four adult men and women will experience back pain or strains. These symptoms can occur when you have lifted something too heavy, play a strenuous sport, bend or twist the wrong way, or even while you sleep. The pain can include aches, burning, or tingling, and be sharp or dull.

Cervicogenic Headaches – These types of headaches are very disturbing and can be felt around the temples, neck, back of the head, or back of the eyes. Usually, the cause of them is a misalignment in the neck. However, it is common for these headaches to be misdiagnosed as a cluster headache; therefore could be mistreated.

Coccydynia – This is a type of pain that develops near the tailbone. Coccydynia is most common in bicyclists, truck drivers, or those who have fallen. The symptoms may get worse while you are seated and can be so debilitating that you are unable to perform your daily activities.

Degenerative Disc Disease – As people get older, their intervertebral discs may start to break down. This is a naturally occurring process and associated with misuse, strain, old injuries, or overuse. The discs can start to lose their elasticity, flexibility, and shock absorption. As a result, they may start to grind on one another and can cause painful symptoms. Although these discs cannot be regenerated, a chiropractor can help to alleviate the pain through special adjustments.

Whiplash – Whiplash is very common after a car accident, especially when the vehicle has been rear-ended. Whiplash can lead to severe neck strain or sprain which then results in extreme pain and need for a neck pain doctor in Rockville, MD. You may also experience pain in the jaw, headaches, loss of movement, and other symptoms.

Long ago, insurance companies did not usually cover chiropractic treatment. Thanks to ongoing research which can show, through ample amounts of evidence, the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, many insurance companies will cover the treatment.

Contact the Pain Arthritis Relief Center for their insight into chiropractic care and treatable disorders.

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