When you talk to a lot of people about chiropractors, they’ll be the first to tell you that they’re good for taking care of your back pain. While that is very true, there are also quite a number of other parts of your anatomy that they are highly trained to assist you with. They have specialized equipment that many regular doctors won’t invest in and have no idea how to use. So yes, if you have back pain, you should definitely seek chiropractic care, but here is a list of other ailments, that a competent Honolulu chiropractor can help with.
Any Kind Of Tingling Or Numbness In An Extremity
This is many times related to the spinal column but also can have other sources as well. Most numbness symptoms are usually traced back to a pinched nerve. However, that nerve could be located far from the area where the symptoms are showing. A highly trained chiropractor will know exactly where to look for the problem based on his specialized knowledge.
One very common problem is called sciatica where there is numbness, tingling, or pain in the legs and feet. The source of the problem won’t actually be near the feet at all but farther up the nerve, the sciatic nerve, that begins at the spinal cord. This nerve branches all the way down the legs, it’s the longest nerve in the body and influences the ability to feel and control the legs and feet. A slipped or herniated disc can cause the problem as can a pinched nerve near the spine. Careful examination and the use of specialized spinal X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs will locate the exact problem which can usually be fixed with special equipment as well.
See A Chiropractor For Stress Relief, You Bet!
This might sound surprising, but a thorough examination by a chiropractor can many times locate a problem with the nervous system that is leading to that stress. Many chiropractors are trained to find these areas, restore balance to the nervous system and thereby relieve the stress. Many patients experience renewed energy, reduced stress, and sometimes even allergy relief when the stress is reduced.
It’s also possible that pain in other parts of your body, call it chronic pain or residual pain, is causing a constant overload into the brain from that location. By straightening out the spine through spinal correction through chiropractic clinic in Honolulu and with special spinal beds, the herniated discs will fall back into place and stop the constant pain. By reducing the pain, the body will resort to its normal, happy, easy going self again without all the stress.
Many Headaches Are Rooted In Pinched Nerves And Slipped Discs
One of the problems with the nervous system is that when there is a pinched nerve in one place, it can have an effect much farther away and is hard to diagnose. Chiropractors, on the other hand, are specially trained to trace these problems through the nerves and locate the real cause rather than just prescribe the latest pain medication. Most pain medications just mask the problem and allow the problem to get worse since, without the pain, you have no idea that you’re injuring the nerve more with improper lifting, sitting, posture, or other movements. Fixing the problem at its source is the only true solution for better long-term health.
Headaches, especially migraines, are nearly always rooted in some other problem that can be alleviated with the proper diagnosis and treatments. Regular doctors are great at many things, but most have not been trained in the precise locations of all the nerves and the best way to stop pressure on them that is the source of lots of pain. Pain is almost always an indication that there is something wrong that needs to be fixed, pain medications are merely a cover-up for when the regular doctors don’t know how to find the injury and fix it. However, that is the chiropractors best asset and why you should consider using one regularly. Visit your Honolulu chiropractic clinic today to consult your options.