What Conditions Can Chiropractic Help?


While chiropractic is best known as an effective treatment for lower back conditions, it is much more than that. The same principles of rehabilitation, when applied to other areas of the body, make chiropractic effective in treating whiplash injuries, sports injuries, strains, sprains, and even in managing some types of arthritis.

The greatest benefits of chiropractic care come when it is used as a preventative tool. The spine has, as it's primary function, the protection of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Because Chiropractic adjustments improve spinal alignment and function, it can reduce stress and irritation of the spinal nerve roots thereby promoting overall health. Chiropractic should be utilized on a regular basis, in conjunction with exercise, good nutrition, rest, not smoking, and stress management to promote maximum health.

Eight out of ten adults will have a low back problem at some time in their life. And most will have more than one episode of acute low back problems. Lower back pain is one of the most common maladies, next to colds and the flu, it is the most common reason why we miss work and go to the doctor. It is the most common work injury. Most lower back problems are mechanical in nature.

Most treatments fail because they don't provide a mechanical solution. At Glassboro Chiropractic Center, we address the lower back as a working machine. This is done by examining ranges of motion, muscle tightness and balance, testing the nerves that flow from the lower back, and performing special tests to evaluate joint function and stability of the lower back.

Then, we prescribe a treatment program of chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and lifestyle management to correct and manage dysfunction of the spinal joints and muscles. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommends spinal manipulation (treatment using the hands to apply force to the back to "adjust" the spine, as performed by Chiropractors) for acute lower back pain. The benefits can be immediate and long lasting. Many patients with chronic conditions like degenerative arthritis and failed back surgery syndrome may benefit by our multi-faceted approach.