Symptoms / Treatment
and Examination

Symptoms
  • Low back pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle strains and chronic pain
  • Neck pain
  • Disc disease
  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • TMJ Disease (jaw pain, clicking, locking, headaches)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain (heel spurs, plantar fascitis, Morton neuroma)
Treatment and Examinaion
When you visit a chiropractor for the first time, you will probably be asked for a general medical history and also asked to complete a questionnaire about the type of back pain that you are having. A hands-on examination will typically be performed, which involves moving your neck and limbs around to determine your limitations. Sometimes the chiropractor will take x-rays of your back to determine which vertebrae are misaligned. The diagnosis and treatment of vertebral subluxations is one of the sticking points between medical doctors and chiropractors, since there is often some disagreement between these two groups about what constitutes a spine that is out of alignment. The final treatment phase of a visit to a chiropractor is based on manipulation of the spine in an attempt to correct subluxations and misalignments. Some chiropractors also use vitamins, massage, and electrical therapies as part of their treatment.
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