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Every week I will answer a question or series of questions about chiropractic.

This weeks series of questions comes from S.M. Who do chiropractors treat?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are musculoskeletal specialists; meaning they work predominately on muscles, ligaments, and joints.  DCs treat people of all ages and see marked success providing therapy for a wide variety of health conditions.  DCs will often utilize very specific techniques that they as practitioners have extensive and formal training in when working with their patients.

Why do chiropractors treat the spine?
Treating the vertebrae of the spine is critical to restoring proper movement and function, but the spine is responsible for more than simply movement.  The spine houses and protects the spinal cord which is the main pathway for information connecting the brain and peripheral nervous system.  This relationship is why chiropractic has such a profound effect on the nervous system and associated neurology.  DCs are considered experts of the musculoskeletal system, but the efficacy of treatment they provide extends well beyond muscles, ligaments, and joints.

What conditions do chiropractors treat?
At Graham Rehabilitation and Wellness our team of chiropractors specialize in treating:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain and whiplash
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Upper cross syndrome/poor posture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Foot pain
  • Numbness/tingling in hands or feet

Our chiropractic doctors additionally counsel patients on diet, exercise, nutrition, supplements, ergonomics, lifestyle modifications, and more.

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