What Conditions Respond Well to Chiropractic Care? 

 August 9, 2012

By  Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – Patients at Stover Chiropractic, P.C., have come to know how gentle and effective chiropractic is for everyone.  Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive form of healthcare that can be used to help your body heal from a wide variety of ailments. Most chiropractors not only perform adjustments to the spinal column, but also work on the extremities as well, adjusting misaligned joints and vertebrae so as to reduce pain and speed healing. Following are some of the most common complaints that respond well to chiropractic care:

Headaches – Those who suffer from frequent headaches may be overlooking one of the more common causes of the ailment, which is a misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck and upper cervical spine. This misalignment can irritate spinal nerves and affect the blood vessels leading to the head. There is now evidence cerebrospinal fluid flow is also impaired with upper cervical subluxations.  Though pain relievers (medications) may temporarily bring some relief, they do not address the underlying problem. A chiropractic adjustment can realign the vertebrae, bringing more long-term relief.

Arthritis – A study in published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that 73% of those seeking chiropractic care for treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia reported finding relief from their chronic pain with chiropractic treatment, and chiropractic care and light exercise were found to be more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs. Chiropractors can correct subluxations that have resulted from the breakdown of joint cartilage and which irritate the nerves.

Low back pain – Because the lower back is under a great deal of strain and pressure from supporting the entire upper body and must flex in many different directions, it is the area of the spine most prone to injury and pain. It is common for this part of the vertebral column to suffer from subluxations and slipped discs. A chiropractor can adjust the vertebrae in the lower back so as to take the pressure off the spinal nerves, without having to resort to surgery.

Sciatica – When the sciatic nerve (click to go to great video testimonial for sciatica) that leaves the spine at the lower back and travels down the back of the leg becomes pinched, it can cause serious shooting pain. The most likely cause of sciatica is a herniated vertebral disc or a subluxation that is causing irritation to the sciatic nerve. A gentle adjustment from a chiropractor can help to free the nerve, bringing relief.

Carpal tunnel syndrome – The pain, tingling and numbness that are characteristic of carpal tunnel syndrome is commonly suffered by those who have jobs where they are required to do repetitive tasks with their hands, such as typing, hair cutting and construction work in which vibrating tools can create damage to the tendons of the wrist. Chiropractic adjustments of this area and the associated joints of the arm and shoulder have been proven effective in alleviating this condition.

Pregnancy – The increased weight in the abdomen increasing pressure on the lumbar vertebrae, coupled with the natural laxity to tendons and ligaments that is the result of hormones produced during pregnancy can cause a great deal of pain in the area of the lower back and pelvis. Chiropractic care has been found by many to help relieve pain and make labor and delivery easier.

Tendonitis/bursitis – The wear and tear our bodies take from either the jobs we do or the sports we practice can often lead to inflammation of the tendons or bursa. Hip bursitis is a common complaint of runners and bikers, who put a lot of strain on their hip joints. Chiropractic care can use stretching and adjustments to address structural problems and restore range of motion. Some chiropractors may also use physical therapy and suggest exercises to help strengthen the surrounding tissues to avoid a recurrence of the problem in the future.

Please see our review tab for more testimonies from people who let chiropractic care restore their bodies ability to heal and as a result many different symptoms, injuries, syndromes, and diseases that have left their lives.  Please give us a call if you have any questions – 804-559-1100

Stover Chiropractic, P.C.

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We are located at 9097 Atlee Station Road in Mechanicsville, Virginia, 23111.  This is a Hanover county address, but we are minutes from Glenn Allen, Innsbrook, Sandston, and Varina.  We also serve many people from King William and New Kent Counties.  Our close proximity to I295 means we are very easy to reach from most places in the Richmond Metro area.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Dr. Stover grew up in Richmond. He has been married to his wife Andrea since 2000 and they make their home in Mechanicsville with their children, Avery and Garnett.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

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