What is chiropractic treatment for?

2018-07-05 06:00

THERE are four main goals of chiropractic treatment:

> to reduce pain and discomfort;

> to improve movement and function;

> to improve psychological well-being; and

> to enable the return to work, sport or activity as soon as possible.

Any treatment by a chiropractor will include these four goals.

Conservative treatment such as chiropractic treatment should usually be the first line of treatment for back, neck and joint pain. In chronic or stubborn cases, pain medication may be required. However, patients are advised not to become dependent on medication due to the possible side effects and complications.

Common conditions seen by chiropractors include muscle strains, joint sprains, spondylosis (arthritis of the spine), scoliosis (bent spine), headaches due to tension or tight neck muscles, migraines and myofascial (muscle) pain. If you are suffering from any of these you should consult a chiropractor as these conditions usually respond well to chiropractic treatment.

For a consultation, please contact Dr Shaik at 032 541 6028 or 078 655 6299.

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