Have you ever wondered if chiropractic can help you?
Many have had this question when they arrive for their new patient appointment. Sometimes they have already tried pain medication, Tylenol, muscle relaxers, stretching, massage, pain management injections, and the list goes on to different treatments out there. These may help to cover up symptoms and alleviate pain, but too often the cause is left undiagnosed and untreated.
Check this out….one week ago we had a teenage boy come into our chiropractic office with years of arm weakness, shoulder pain, numbness and tingling in the wrists, inability to use hands very much. In fact, it caused pain to write with a pencil during school and he was unable to carry his instrument during marching band performances. He had undergone all sorts of medication, seen the family doctor, neurologist, rheumatologist, and received multiple x-rays and MRIs. After a chiropractic examination and x-rays, some misalignment in the spine was apparent in the neck and upper back. These are the areas where the nerves going down the arms and to the hands are located. After 2 adjustments this young man already feels much better! He was able to hold his own instrument during band competition and all without pain pills or medication.
Many believe chiropractic care is just for back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, muscle soreness and whiplash. Although these are very common conditions we see, chiropractic is really about treating the whole person and bringing balance to the spine and entire body. When this happens, the spinal cord and nerves can function optimally which often has side effects of better sleep, more energy, better digestion, reduced allergies and a stronger immune system. These are many of the things we get to see happen daily. In this young man’s case, it is a true pleasure to watch someone return to health!
Dr. Ryan Browning