One of the most common questions we get in our office is, "what conditions is chiropractic helpful for?"
First, let's revisit how the body works. The body is designed to be amazing, and this happens as long as the it gets everything it requires.
What does the body need?
To name a few: Food/Fuel, Movement, Sleep, Air, Water
The one system we address as Structural Chiropractors is the nervous system. The body also requires a good nerve supply to every cell, tissue, and organ of your body.
What do you think would happen if you removed something that the body needed over a period of time? The body would no longer work properly. If the body no longer works properly, it starts to deteriorate and breakdown. At some point, symptoms or conditions may start to develop.
What's important to know is this:
Chiropractic, properly applied, is not a therapy or treatment for any specific condition. However, having a nervous system that functions properly, while also fulfilling the other key requirements of your body, will positively impact your health regardless of the symptom or condition.
You may go to a chiropractor with headaches, low back pain, allergies, etc., and through the course of corrective chiropractic care, the issue(s) may improve or cease altogether. You might wonder is chiropractic a therapy for (insert condition here)?
Let's be clear, chiropractic is NOT a cure-all.
Secondary issues (symptoms) get better by restoring something the body was not getting. Perhaps it is restoring the function of the nervous system, providing the proper nutrients, or restoring normal movement patterns. Together, this allows the body to work and perform optimally. If you have a specific health condition or symptom, your body will work better under chiropractic care. That's a no-brainer.
Chiropractic is about addressing the spine and nervous system in ALL people. If the nervous system is compromised, the issue needs to be corrected to allow the body to work and develop better. It's not just to resolve a symptom or condition.