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Did You Know : Chiropractors Help Multiple Ailments

Many times, people go to see a chiropractor for the first time in order to get some type of relief from back pain.  But most chiropractors treat much more than just back pain, they also treat symptoms such as back and neck pain to arthritis, headaches, and much more. However, you do not need to have a specific symptom in order to benefit from a visit to your chiropractors office.  Chiropractors also focus on what is known as on-going wellness and preventative care. From infants to the elderly, chiropractic care is very effective for all age groups. 

Neck Pain and Headaches Beware

A 33 year old man was injured while he was in a vehicle accident.  During this accident his car was rear-ended by another automobile and the man was taken to an emergency room, complaining about mid back and neck pain.  At the hospital the x-rays showed that there were no fractures, and then he was released from the hospital. 

As the next day came the stiffness in his neck was becoming worse, so he went to see his doctor. At this point the doctor gave him some pain medication and suggested that he go see a chiropractor.  

As he saw a chiropractor, it was determined that the increasing pain in his neck was in fact due to a soft-tissue injury that was caused by whiplash from the car accident. The chiropractor explained that an injury of this nature may in fact take up to two months or even more in order to heal, but with proper treatment as well as home self care the pain and discomfort may be diminished within a week or so. The goal at this point was to increase the man comfort level as well as reducing the inflammation.

The chiropractor applied what is known as electric muscle stimulation to his soft tissues in the neck as well as his neck muscles as when he is home he applied cold and hot pads. Gentle adjustmentsto mobilize and realign the spine were also applied by the chiropractor. 

The man’s discomfort level decreased by 85 percent and the headaches disappeared after just three treatments in the first week.

How Chiropractic Help Stopped Ear Infections

A normal and generally healthy baby was going through a continual cycle of ear infections for a period of six months. As his older sibling had never had to go through such an ordeal, his parents were very confused. The baby would take antibiotics in order to clear up the ear infection, but shortly after the dosage stopped the ear infection would reoccur.  

A close friend to the parents suggested that they bring the baby to a chiropractor, because their own daughter had gone through a similar issue and had very good results as they brought her to see one.  

As the chiropractor examined the baby, it revealed that this baby had cervical and thoracic subluxations. Meaning that his immune system was being compromised, while the chiropractor did admit that these subluxations were mild, they could actually be contributing to the issue of the reoccurring ear infections.  

After just a few visits and treatments that included adjustments as well as special attention to the baby’s diet, the baby stopped having ear infections. His parents decided to bring him in on a regular basis due to the fact that he appeared to benefit immensely from these visits. 

Seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis can help you stay healthy. By getting a regular adjustment it can help boost your immune system. Do not wait just because you do not have any pain symptoms yet, chiropractors can help prevent the pain before it starts. 


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