We have all had aches and pains that we can’t explain, and trying to uncover the source can often lead us down a frustrating and expensive rabbit hole. If you’re experiencing pain and other symptoms that haven’t been resolved by over-the-counter (OTC) medications and treatments from your doctor, there’s no doubt you’re searching for a new approach. Chiropractic medicine, a holistic healthcare method based on your body’s natural ability to heal, can help resolve these symptoms, restore function, and improve quality of life. Here, AIMS Clinic addresses some of the most common symptoms treatable by chiropractic care.
Neck and Back Pain
When neck and back pain strike, they often keep us from doing the things we love. This discomfort includes muscle aches, shooting or stabbing pains, and pain that worsens with movement and makes it difficult to be active. Causes can range from conditions such as sciatica, injuries, and more.
Most pain can be treated with chiropractic adjustments in the form of spinal manipulation. These controlled, high-velocity adjustments to the spine help relieve pain and improve functionality by enhancing spinal motion. Sciatica, for example, is generally caused by compressed nerves and is most often expressed as dull lower back pain or sharp, shooting pain. Chiropractic adjustments address both the pain and compressed nerves to reduce discomfort and help you move more easily after treatment.
Limited mobility is a common symptom of conditions ranging from arthritis to fibromyalgia, as well as many injuries. When it becomes harder to move easily, most individuals experience a diminished quality of life and find it harder to maintain their daily activities. As we move less, our ability to do so lessens as well, while balance problems, muscle weakness, and the risk of falls increase.
Chiropractic care can often help patients move comfortably again, not only restoring physical function, but also addressing the psychological impact of mobility limitations. After seeing the results of treatment, you’ll move more confidently and regain a sense of purpose as you return to work, sports, hobbies, and outings with the family.
Painful and even debilitating, headaches can make it difficult to get through the day. Migraine headaches are among the most difficult to manage, but also some of the most common, with nearly one in four U.S. households including someone affected by migraines. These headaches produce intense pain, sensitivity to light, nausea, and other symptoms, and can often result in missed days at work, lost time with loved ones, and even trips to the emergency room.
Migraines have many triggers, including certain foods, bright lights, stress, fatigue, exercise, and more. However, chiropractic adjustments can provide relief in many cases. A recent study showed that 75 percent of patients experienced a 40 percent reduction in migraine frequency after adjustments. In addition to manipulations, your chiropractor can also suggest lifestyle changes and holistic treatments to help reduce the number of migraines you experience and their intensity.
Relief for Symptoms and Their Causes
Chiropractic medicine has proven effective for treating all of the symptoms above in part because it addresses their root cause. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact AIMS Clinic today. Your chiropractor will assess your condition and medical history and recommend the best treatments based on your unique needs, helping your body heal itself through simple, natural methods. To schedule an appointment now, please call 732-254-5553.