Who can be helped by chiropractic?

Chiropractors treat a wide variety of conditions, and therefore, chiropractic patients come from all walks of life. Many people initially contact a chiropractor because of specific symptomatic complaints, like back pain or headaches. Everyone, from babies to the elderly, those with active or sedentary lifestyles, can benefit from chiropractic care. Here is a selection of Specific Patient Groups:

  • Headache sufferers:  Anyone who suffers from headaches, migraines, or dizziness arising from neck or upper back pain, shoulder pain, or pain between the shoulder blades.
  • Temporomandibular disorders:  Those who suffer from jaw clicking, grinding or lock jaw.
  • Office workers/desk workers/students:  Those who work in one position throughout most of the day are prone to postural problems or repetitive stress injuries.
  • Physically demanding work:  Those with physically demanding jobs, such as construction workers and nurses, are prone to back or neck injuries, such as disc herniations, sciatica, muscles strains, etc.
  • Chronic pain syndromes:  People who suffer from chronic stress syndromes and chronic muscle pain, such as fibromyalgia.
  • Whiplash:  Injuries incurred from falls, sports trauma, or motor vehicle accidents.
  • Pediatrics:  Babies who may suffer from torticollis, restless sleep or colic as a result of a complicated delivery or a cesarean section.  Children up to their teen years may suffer from headaches, experience growing pains, have chronic ear infections, or a number of other problems.
  • Pregnancy and pelvic complaints:  Pregnant women who may have instability in their joints, upper or low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, or sciatic-type symptoms due to an altered center of gravity.
  • Geriatrics:  Elderly people with stiff joints and muscles associated with osteoarthritis or other degenerative joint diseases, issues with muscle weakness, stability or balance.
  • Scoliosis:  Those who have an abnormal sideways curvature in their spine
  • Athletes:  Professionals and amateurs who are looking to prevent injury, improve performance in their specific sport, or those who suffer from a wide variety of sport injuries.
  • Post-surgical pain:  People with post-surgical pain or those who experience scar tissue problems/buildup.
  • Extremity complaints:  Extremity problems, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, or ankles, can range from tennis/golf elbow and other tendinitis complaints, bursitis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI, sprain/strain injuries, soft tissue adhesions, numbness/tingling in the extremities, etc.
  • Health maintenance/prevention:  Patients who don’t have any pain problems but simply want to stay healthy and prevent future problems from occurring, similar to getting regular check-ups at the dentist’s office.