Surprising Conditions Chiropractors Can Treat
Believe it or not, your chiropractor can treat more than spinal pain, whiplash injuries, herniated discs, and neck problems. Chiropractic physicians treat both the body and the mind and can help you manage health conditions that are unrelated to back or neck pain. Here are some health conditions that may improve after a visit to your chiropractor.
Your chiropractor can help relieve anxiety and stress naturally without dangerous drugs that can cause significant side effects such as dizziness, blurred vision, and blood pressure changes. Chiropractic physicians can help ease muscle tension by performing a spinal adjustment so that your body becomes more relaxed and balanced. Adjustments and spinal manipulation help relieve nerve irritation while enhancing circulation.
Optimal blood flow helps quell the "fight or flight" reaction so that you can stay calm, even during stressful situations. In addition to spinal manipulation, your chiropractor can recommend dietary interventions to help you manage your stress and anxiety. For example, he or she may recommend that you consume more foods high in B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. The chiropractor may also recommend effective exercise to relieve stress while teaching you ways to improve your posture and gait to further relieve anxiety.
Cluster headaches are intensely painful and are typically one-sided. They can also wake you up from a sound sleep with excruciating pain around or in your eye. They can last for months; however, they can also go into remission and not return for years.
Cluster headaches are relatively rare and are not known to be associated with a higher risk for stroke. Medications used to treat both migraine and cluster headaches can cause nausea, vomiting, and palpitations, so natural treatments may be healthier.
Spinal manipulation and therapeutic massage can help relieve the frequency and severity of your cluster headaches. In addition to hands-on treatment, your chiropractic may recommend dietary changes and offer recommendations on relaxation techniques to further help manage your headaches. Not only can chiropractic treatment help keep you free from cluster headaches, but it may also help you sleep better at night. Lack of sleep is thought to contribute to many types of headaches including tension headaches, migraines, ocular, and cluster headaches.
If you suffer from anxiety, stress, or cluster headaches, make an appointment with your chiropractic physician. He or she will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination and then recommend an individualized treatment plan.
For more information, contact a chiropractor.