What are the most common conditions treated by Doctors of Chiropractic? The most common conditions treated by Doctors of Chiropractic are: low back pain, neck pain and headaches, using a non-drug (with rare exception), scientific (evidence-based) and conservative approach, to patient-centered care. Chiropractic doctors also treat conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle, in addition to conditions like plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy-related LBP, sciatica/leg pain, arm pain, and more.

Doctors of Chiropractic also focus on issues related to public health and welfare such as obesity, nutrition, smoking, diabetes, cholesterol, stress management, diet and weight loss, fitness and more. And DCs also serve the military thru the Veterans Administration (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD), treat athletes including Olympians, college and professional athletes in all sports, and serve in business and industry regarding on-the-job injury prevention, pre-employment screening, health, wellness and exercise classes, and provide professional advice regarding safety and ergonomic assessments. DCs who are qualified also serve the Department of Transportation (DOT) by conducting truck driving physicals. In short, today�s Doctor of Chiropractic is truly a Spinal Care Specialist who does much more than simply manipulates the spine.

Secondary complaints commonly associated spine conditions may include: Neck: numbness, weakness, blurred or double vision, tiredness, fatigue, depression, irritability, ringing in the ears, fibromyalgia symptoms, just to name a few. Thoracic: pain between the shoulder blades, chest pain, difficulty breathing, gas, stomach upset, rib pain. Lumbar: low back pain, leg pain, cramps, numbness, weakness, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, menstrual pain, sexual dysfunction in males, and various other signs and symptoms. By fixing the primary spinal complaint many of these other symptoms/conditions simply disappear. If they do not resolve the problem a referral may be necessary to further diagnose or treat the conditions.

Chiropractic physicians also treat nonmusculoskeletal conditions and common childhood conditions.

�Evidence from controlled studies and usual practice supports chiropractic care (the entire clinical encounter) as providing benefit to patients with asthma, cervicogenic vertigo, and infantile colic. Evidence was promising for potential benefit of manual procedures for children with otitis media and elderly patients with pneumonia.�

[Reference: Chiropractic Care for Nonmusculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review with Implications for Whole Systems Research. HAWK, KHORSAN, LISI, FERRANCE, and EVANS. THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE Volume 13, Number 5, 2007, pp. 491�512]

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