What do Chiropractors Treat?
This is a common question I get in my office. Most are familiar with Chiropractors treating low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Most are surprised to hear that while I DO treat muscle and joint pain related to the spine, I also treat OTHER areas of the body!
Below are some conditions I treat regularly:
The following are commonly treated using spinal adjustments/mobilizations, Active Release Technique, and targeted stretching & strengthening to the affected area. Kinesiology tape may be employed to facilitate faster healing.
-Low Back Pain
-Mid Back Pain
Upper Extremity Complaints:
The following are commonly treated with a combination of Active Release Technique, and targeted stretching & strengthening to affected area. Kinesiology tape may be used to facilitate faster healing.
-Rotator Cuff Injury
Lower Extremity Complaints:
These are typically treating with a combination of Active Release Technique, and stretching & strengthening targeted to the affected area.
-Hip Pain (either groin pain or side of hip pain)
-Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
-Plantar Fasciitis & Other Foot Pain
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Typically treated with the Epley Maneuver, in combination with mobilization/adjustment of the neck &/or Active Release Technique to the neck if indicated.
Do I just Treat Pain?
No! pain is typically an end result of muscles and joints being tight and not working the way they are supposed to. I also help people who are feeling tight in certain areas (neck and shoulders is a common one with those that sit at a desk all day), or who feel that their range of motion is limited due to tightness, and are hoping to see increased range of motion or mobility to help them with their athletic or career endeavours. I will work with many dancers, hockey players, CrossFitters who feel as though their mobility is affecting their performance. Active Release Technique is a great tool to help improve mobility in this scenario. So NO, I don't treat just pain!
The general rule of thumb with me is, if it hurts, just ask! If its a muscle, joint, tendon, or ligament there is a good chance I can help!
Dr. Elaine Screaton (DC, BSc) is a Chiropractor in NW Calgary currently practicing at Synergea Family Health Centre in Calgary, AB.