August 31, 2012

Chiropractors, Not only for Spinal Health

Common Conditions that can benefit from Chiropractic Care

It is a common misconception that Chiropractors only treat back and neck conditions. Here are some conditions that Chiropractors routinely encounter and treat.

  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Migraine headache
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica / radiating leg pain
  • Shoulder girdle pain / dysfunction
  • Tennis elbow

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Chaibi A, Benth JŠ, Tuchin PJ, Russell MB. Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache: a study protocol of a single-blinded placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. Springerplus. 2015;4:779. Published 2015 Dec 16. doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1567-5

Murphy FX, Hall MW, D’Amico L, Jensen AM. Chiropractic management of frozen shoulder syndrome using a novel technique: a retrospective case series of 50 patients. J Chiropr Med. 2012;11(4):267–272. doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2012.07.001

de Luca K, Pollard H, Brantingham J, Globe G, Cassa T. A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic management of the lower limb kinetic chain for the treatment of hip osteoarthritis: a study protocol. J Chiropr Med. 2011;10(2):86–92. doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2010.12.002

Stuber K, Kristmanson K. Conservative therapy for plantar fasciitis: a narrative review of randomized controlled trials. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2006;50(2):118–133.

Gliedt JA, Daniels CJ. Chiropractic treatment of lateral epicondylitis: a case report utilizing active release techniques. J Chiropr Med. 2014;13(2):104–109. doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2014.06.009