What Pains Do Chiropractors Treat?

Chiropractors are mainly thought as people who work on back issues, or the back specialist. This is a true statement, but there is much much more that a Chiropractor can do outside working on your back pain.

One major part of the body Chiropractors can treat is extremities pains, or arm and leg pains. This is not limited to just older patients, this can be the in-shape runner, the carpenter, or the grandmother looking to garden. Pain that is muscular or bone generated, a Chiropractor can treat, that is what we are looking for in the back, and the same ideas apply to the arms and legs.

Keeping these pains in check is a very easy part of your life we can keep in check by properly strengthening the areas, or making sure the technique used when using those muscles or if the the muscles are properly working through a functional test. This can be either for the shoulder, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, or feet. It all depends on the issue and what we can do to help you get the pain under control.

Glut Max, where you sit causing your pain in your back

Throughout our daily lives, it's almost expected to have low back pain, mainly everyone expects it one point or another. For most people they believe the pain is from the back, which is normally true, but the matter of fact, most of the time it is your body's inability to properly move your leg causing your low back to over work and place more stresses on it. This happens since a powerful muscle called the gluteus maximus, which is the main mover for making your leg swing back, becomes weakened or unable to perform its action. This in turn causes your back to arch making your back muscles have to move your leg stopping it from stabilizing your spine, which in turn causes your low back pain.

This is a fairly common problem to see within the office, and easily treated if looked after and worked on. In Chiropractic, I focus on the muscles not working and the joints not moving, to restore the lost ability the gluteus maximus had. The article attached shows a fairly recent study where working on the gluteus maximus muscle in addition to the core muscles with long standing low back pain had a huge effect in helping low back pain and in a lot of those cases making it a non issue for those patients.

If this interests you, please feel free to call and talk about many issues that you might be experiencing that we can possibly do to help you.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4713798/pdf/jpts-27-3813.pdf