Most people tend to think of chiropractors as therapists who deal with injuries to the neck and back. We call a chiropractor when we have been in a car accident or have hurt our back playing a sport or exercising. While back and neck injuries definitely fall in the scope of what a chiropractor can help with, many of us would be surprised to learn of some of the other conditions chiropractors treat on a regular basis.
When seasonal allergies flare up, keeping us from enjoying spring weather, a simple chiropractic adjustment can actually make a huge difference. Chiropractors can help to alleviate sinus pressure and ensuing headaches. Not only does a chiropractic treatment provide physical relief, it also promotes the brain’s ability to deliver information to and from other parts of the body. This helps in keeping your entire body more aligned and functioning better.
One of the most common causes of leg pain is sciatica. This happens when the sciatic nerve is disrupted or irritated by a misaligned lumbar vertebra. Those who have suffered from sciatica describe shooting pain that originates in the upper leg and runs down to the foot in some cases. They may also feel a tingling sensation or experience numbness in their legs or feet. While medical doctors might treat this condition with pain medications, a chiropractor will search for the source of the nerve irritation and work to correct it.
Few people realize that many of the most well-known and successful sports figures work directly with chiropractors to improve their performance. Chiropractors have a fundamental understanding of how movement in the human body works. They become invaluable in preventing injuries as well as speeding up the recovery process when an injury does occur. Many athletes will work with a chiropractor to improve their balance and coordination.
Chiropractors play an essential role in our multi-specialty team approach to injuries and pain issues that we see here at Arrowhead Health Centers. Once we determine the cause of your pain, our team, including physicians, specialists and chiropractors, work together to develop a comprehensive plan to get your back to feeling like yourself again.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor at 623-334-4000. Let us help you find the relief from pain that you have been looking for.