Conditions Treated

By Dr. Janet Ruth Sosna, March 1, 2015

Chiropractors treat many common ailments related to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.

There is good evidence in the medical research that spinal pain, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, pain between the shoulder blades, respond to chiropractic care. These are the most common complaints that we see in our practice. Complaints of numbness and tingling in the back or extremities are also common conditions that respond to chiropractic.

Acute spinal injuries such as slipped disc, disc prolapse and disc bulge also respond well to chiropractic care.

Chronic, degenerative problems such as cervical and lumbar spondylosis, and lumbar stenosis also show good results with lower risk rates that many other interventions. Rheumatism and "Hong Sip" also can be managed with chiropractic.

Headaches, including many migraine syndromes respond well to chiropractic care.

Chiropractors also address problems involving the extremities: Tennis and Golf elbow, wrist problems, hands, knees, ankles and foot pain.

There are also some clinical trials that demonstrate chiropractic benefit with "Type O" or non-musculo-skeletal disorders. Infantile colic and ear infections have been demonstrated to respond favorably compared to standard medical care. Many people undergoing chiropractic care for musculo-skeletal complaints also report other system benefits. Studies have shown that as many as 25-30% reported improvements in breathing problems, digestion, and circulation among others.