Women Fitness Magazine recently shared an article highlighting how chiropractic care can greatly improve your well-being. When you are in pain daily tasks become difficult. Lifting your child may be unbearable or simple things such as sleep may become impossible.
Thankfully there is a safe, drug free, and surgery free option. As chiropractors we have extensive knowledge of the back, neck, spine, nervous system, and how the body functions as a whole (not just as individual parts or systems). In almost every US state chiropractors are primary healthcare providers. We are able to diagnose and bring relief often in just a few adjustments. Here’s a look at the positive cases the article highlighted.
Pain and Difficulty Walking
One patient, otherwise completely healthy, developed difficulty walking after moving household goods down some uneven stairs. The problem continued to get worse despite a time of rest and soon walking was accompanied by a lot of pain. The individual would have to stop often when walking to let the pain subside before she could continue.
When she went to a chiropractor after a number of months, she thought that she had a structural problem with her knee. Instead, the diagnosis was a spinal subluxation, or altered position of the vertebra, that led to a tilt in her pelvis that spanned many degrees. Because of the incorrect angle of her pelvis, her one leg was now structurally shorter than the other. Once the spinal and pelvic adjustments were made she quickly recovered and now after some more time healing is walking 5 miles a day.
Intense Headaches and Stiff Neck
After experiencing over a month of intense headaches, a severely stiff neck and elevated blood pressure, another patient was given a referral to a chiropractor. Even though they had seen multiple medical professionals about these issues, no one had truly helped. They were having a lot of pain in their head every day and just wanted to have some relief and some hope.
The chiropractor did a screening exam and noted the areas of misalignment in the spine and the neck area. Just as importantly, his bedside manner showed that he really wanted to help. He took the time to listen and to truly care, something that was not experienced with the other medical folks. His caring and the initial adjustment resulted in a 20-point drop in the high blood pressure and over the course of some treatments the headaches were resolved and the intense pain went away.
Restoring the Ability to Hear
A mother was very concerned because her six-year-old daughter could hear fine on the left side but had severe loss of hearing on the right side. She was diagnosed with a type B tympanogram, which indicates a problem with the middle ear system. A consulting medical professional advised that multiple surgeries would be necessary.
The mother’s husband was currently being treated by a local chiropractor for headaches. When the daughter’s condition was mentioned, the chiropractor asked that they bring her in for a consult and he would see if he could help. During the time with the daughter he brought out a very cute teddy bear and after she was comfortable began some adjustments. At the end of two weeks, the daughter said the sound of the ocean was no longer in her ear. By the end of six weeks of treatments she could hear fine and passed her hearing test with flying colors.
I especially love that testimonial! The first ever chiropractic adjustment actually restored someones hearing! Even if you are not sure if your symptoms can be helped with chiropractic care- I encourage you to reach out to a chiropractor. Many offer free consultations. Chiropractic in my opinion should be the first treatment choice for many conditions and then if we are unable to help resolve the issue refer out for additional care.
I personally was saved by chiropractic care when I was a teenager. My gallbladder was giving me severe pain and my medical doctor wanted to schedule surgery to have it removed. I went to my chiropractor and after two weeks of care and nutritional support I have never had an issue with my gallbladder again. How have you been helped by chiropractic care?