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What Injuries Do Chiropractors Treat?
Many people have heard of chiropractors, but few know the extent of injuries a chiropractor can treat and how they work in unison with your medical professional. Incorporating chiropractic care into your treatment plan with your doctor can often lead to faster healing and recovery so you can get back to your sports and activities as quickly as possible.
The word “neuromusculoskeletal” can seem intimidating at first glance and can make any injury or condition sound highly complex. The easiest way to understand “neuromusculoskeletal” is to break it down into its three sections: neuro, musculo, and skeletal.
“Neuro” conditions generally cause neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and burning. For example, sciatica is a neurological condition that causes pain to radiate along the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back down each of your legs.
“Musculo” conditions involve the muscles, such as strained or tight muscles. For example, you may visit your chiropractor if you are experiencing headaches caused by neck strain or tightness; or a pulled hamstring while running.
“Skeletal” conditions involve your bones and joints. These conditions are not exclusively related to the spine but also include the upper and lower extremities. Examples can include pain, stiffness, and arthritis of the back, shoulder, knee, or ankle.
How Can I Tell If My Condition Is Neuromusculoskeletal and Can Be Treated by a Chiropractor?
The root cause of the pain you’re experiencing anywhere in your body can likely be assessed and/or treated by a chiropractor. We perform a thorough assessment on each and every patient and will refer you to the right specialist if you have a pain condition we cannot treat.
Our website includes a list of some injuries we can treat. However, we can treat hundreds of different conditions, so if you are experiencing pain or an injury, seeking chiropractic care can likely help.
If you’re not completely sure whether your condition is neuromusculoskeletal and can be treated by a chiropractor, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a quick call. We’ll be more than happy to discuss and assess your injury to determine if we can successfully treat it.
Why Should I See A Chiropractor in Addition to a Medical Doctor?
Many medical doctors are trained only to reduce your pain and symptoms without treating the root cause of the injury. For example, if you have ankle pain, your doctor will likely instruct you to ice the injury, stay off your feet, and take anti-inflammatory medicine.
Chiropractors, on the other hand, can evaluate your entire body with a Functional Movement Assessment to identify the root cause of your pain, as well as other areas that may be causing you to experience pain in a specific part of your body. Chiropractors can treat the underlying cause of your condition, as opposed to just the areas where you feel pain.
Our team at Team Elite Chiropractic can treat a wide range of pain conditions and injuries, especially those caused by sports activities. Contact us today at 858-633-8036 or visit our website to book an appointment online to receive quality chiropractic care from highly skilled chiropractors with CCSP certification.