Explore Chiropractic

Explore Chiropractic

Chiropractic treatments may help relieve some kinds of pain through spinal manipulations and other therapies. Find out what chiropractic treatment is, where to find a chiropractor, and what to expect from chiropractic treatment. You can also ask your doctor whether chiropractic treatment might help you.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, migraine, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, undiagnosed

Symptoms: Aching, back pain, burning, leg cramping, headache, back of head headache, forehead headache, left side headache, right side headache, whole head headache, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, pain, pain with movement, back of head pain, base of neck pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, hand pain, hip pain, knee pain, left side of head pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, right side of head pain, shoulder pain, side of neck pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, tenderness, muscle spasms, difficulty moving neck, stiffness

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Chiropractic Intro

Some people find that chiropractic treatment may help relieve their pain. Chiropractors use their hands to manipulate your spine. Their goal is to put your body into proper alignment. They may also use other alternative therapies such as ultrasound, hot and cold, and relaxation therapy. They use these techniques to try to restore mobility to joints and muscles affected by injury or repetitive stress and to help relieve pain. You can find out more from the American Chiropractic Association.

Prompt: What's chiropractic?

CTA: Learn how it works.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, migraine, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, undiagnosed

Symptoms: Aching, back pain, burning, leg cramping, headache, back of head headache, forehead headache, left side headache, right side headache, whole head headache, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, pain, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, back of head pain, base of neck pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, hand pain, hip pain, knee pain, left side of head pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, right side of head pain, shoulder pain, side of neck pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, tenderness, muscle spasms, difficulty moving neck, stiffness

Triggers: Heavy lifting, housework, repetitive motions, desk work, standing too long, using machinery, workplace injury, carrying and lifting, craning neck, moving around, moving joint, pushing or pulling, repetitive motions, twisting, overuse, poor posture, sitting too long, wearing high heels, sports injury

Treatments: Chiropractic treatment

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Chiropractic Help

Be sure to ask your doctor whether chiropractic care is right for you. To find a qualified doctor of chiropractic in your area, ask for a referral or contact an organization like the American Chiropractic Association. Insurance is available for chiropractic care, but health plans vary. See if you need a referral from your doctor.

Prompt: Find chiropractic?

CTA: How to find a chiropractor.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, migraine, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, undiagnosed

Symptoms: Aching, back pain, burning, leg cramping, headache, back of head headache, forehead headache, left side headache, right side headache, whole head headache, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, pain, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, back of head pain, base of neck pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, hand pain, hip pain, knee pain, left side of head pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, right side of head pain, shoulder pain, side of neck pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, tenderness, muscle spasms, difficulty moving neck, stiffness

Triggers: Heavy lifting, housework, repetitive motions, desk work, standing too long, using machinery, workplace injury, carrying and lifting, craning neck, moving around, moving joint, pushing or pulling, repetitive motions, twisting, overuse, poor posture, sitting too long, wearing high heels, sports injury

Treatments: Chiropractic treatment

Categories: Treatment

Chiropractic Basics

Here's what to expect at your first appointment: A chiropractor first takes a medical history and does a physical examination. He or she may use lab tests or imaging tests to see if treatment is right for you. The treatment plan may involve one or more adjustments -- the chiropractor uses his or her hands to make quick pressing motions to attempt to improve range and quality of motion in the affected part of your body.

Prompt: What To Expect.

CTA: Find out what chiropractors do.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, migraine, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, undiagnosed

Symptoms: Aching, back pain, burning, leg cramping, headache, back of head headache, forehead headache, left side headache, right side headache, whole head headache, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, pain, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, back of head pain, base of neck pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, hand pain, hip pain, knee pain, left side of head pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, right side of head pain, shoulder pain, side of neck pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, tenderness, muscle spasms, difficulty moving neck, stiffness

Triggers: Heavy lifting, housework, repetitive motions, desk work, standing too long, using machinery, workplace injury, carrying and lifting, craning neck, moving around, moving joint, pushing or pulling, repetitive motions, twisting, overuse, poor posture, sitting too long, wearing high heels, sports injury

Treatments: Chiropractic treatment

Categories: Treatment

Chiropractic Uses

Will chiropractic treatment help your pain? Studies show people with back pain, neck pain, and headaches may find relief with chiropractic treatment. In fact, it is one of the most common nonsurgical treatments for back pain. Some people with certain other kinds of pain may find relief, too. Researchers are currently studying chiropractic to see whether it works for pain management.

Prompt: Is chiropractic for you?

CTA: Learn who might benefit.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, migraine, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, undiagnosed

Symptoms: Aching, back pain, burning, leg cramping, headache, back of head headache, forehead headache, left side headache, right side headache, whole head headache, joint pain, joint tenderness, migraines, muscle pain, pain, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, back of head pain, base of neck pain, buttock pain, elbow pain, face pain, foot pain, hand pain, hip pain, knee pain, left side of head pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, right side of head pain, shoulder pain, side of neck pain, thigh pain, upper back pain, wrist pain, sharp pain, shocking pain, shooting pain, tenderness, muscle spasms, difficulty moving neck, neck stiffness, stiffness

Triggers: heavy lifting, housework, repetitive motions, desk work, standing too long, using machinery, workplace injury, carrying and lifting, craning neck, moving around, moving joint, pushing or pulling, repetitive motions, twisting, overuse, poor posture, sitting too long, wearing high heels, sports injury

Treatments: Chiropractic treatment

Categories: Treatment

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on February 07, 2016

Sources

SOURCES:

WebMD A-Z Health Guide: "Chiropractic."

WebMD Medical News: "Massage, Chiropractic Top Medical Alternatives."

American Chiropractic Association: "History of Chiropractic Care," "What Is Chiropractic?" and "Frequently Asked Questions."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "About Chiropractic and Its Use in Treating Low-Back Pain."

National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Back Pain."

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