October is national chiropractic month in Canada and celebrates chiropractic care’s unique and essential place in modern medical care. At Bankers Hall Chiropractic we treat patients each and every day whose lives are forever changed thanks to the treatments available through chiropractic care.
Everyone knows how effective chiropractic care is at treating back pain, neck pain, sciatica and other common musculo-skeletal conditions. In recognition of National Chiropractic Month, we are looking at just a few of the other conditions chiropractic can help with.
Tension Headaches and Migraines
If you live with migraines or severe headaches, you know how debilitating they can be. Medication isn’t reliable and it can be difficult to consistently alter the aspects of your life that will prevent headaches. Spinal adjustments can help. In one study, 22 percent of people who received chiropractic care reported a greater than 90 percent reduction in instances of headaches. And nearly half said the intensity of their migraines lessened following chiropractic care.
Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain
Plantar fasciitis can really knock you off your feet. Walking across a room is difficult, let alone anything more strenuous. Chiropractic care will address the sharp, stabbing pain that accompanies the condition. Manipulation can restore normal joint mechanics and reduce tension across the plantar fascia.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome can make it difficult to perform even the most mundane of tasks. Chiropractic joint manipulation and mobilization of the wrist and hand along with stretching and strengthening exercises and soft-tissue mobilization can reduce the pain and numbness caused by carpal tunnel.
When the tendons that connect muscle tissue to bones become inflamed, daily tasks become much more difficult. Tennis or golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, swimmer’s shoulder – all these conditions are caused by straining or overusing a tendon. Fortunately, most cases of tendinitis respond well to chiropractic manipulation.
Has chiropractic medicine helped free you from a painful condition?