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While you may only think of visiting a chiropractor when you’re suffering from back pain, the truth is that chiropractors can treat a number of different conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. So, if you’re experiencing symptoms of anything from low back pain to migraine headaches, your Broomfield chiropractor has the skills and knowledge to get you started on the path to healing.
One of the most common conditions chiropractors treat is low back pain. That’s likely because so many people suffer from it. There are a number of different problems that can cause low back pain including osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, subluxations and more. Depending on the underlying cause, your chiropractor will come up with a treatment plan designed to address that cause while also providing prompt relief of your symptoms.
Neck pain can certainly be caused by an acute injury, but it can also be the result of poor posture or of having to maintain an awkward position for a long time. Whether your job involves sitting at a computer for hours a day or working on an assembly line, neck pain can make life difficult, and your Broomfield chiropractor can help.
Although it typically doesn’t result in back pain, the root cause of sciatica is often a misalignment or other issue in the vertebrae of the lower back. That leads to compression of a nerve root as it exits the spinal column, and because those nerves serve the legs, that compression can cause pain radiating down the legs. Your chiropractor can diagnose and treat sciatica.
Intervertebral discs serve a vital function in your spinal column, as they provide shock absorption and allow for movement of the joints between the vertebrae. So, if one of them becomes herniated and cannot maintain its proper place, the nerves that exit the spinal column at that spot can become compressed. This leads to an array of symptoms including pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness, both in the area of the affected disc and radiating down an arm or leg.
Migraines and other types of headaches, including tension headaches, often respond well to chiropractic adjustments. That’s because these types of adjustments help relieve tension and pressure throughout your body, often eliminating the triggers that lead to the development of these headaches in the process.
These are just some of the most common conditions chiropractors treat, but chiropractic care can be effective in a number of different situations as well. Some of the other conditions chiropractors treat include sprains, strains, whiplash injuries and chronic pain.
So, no matter what it is that’s been bothering you, there’s no reason to suffer through the pain any longer. Call Summit Medical Care Center today at 303-466-3232 to learn how we can get you started down the road to recovery and reclaim your quality of life.