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.
For some reason, there seems to be a general shared opinion that the first thing you should do when you feel pain is to just ignore it. Many people grew up being told to “just walk it off” after an injury or to “wait and see” when it comes to feeling pain anywhere in our bodies. As a child, this advice may have prevented unneeded trips to the doctor, but as an adult, it is no longer advisable to ignore pain. In fact, there are some pains that should be addressed just as soon as possible.