Chiropractic is Much More than the Spine

In the final part of this series, you will find five more ailments that you didn’t know chiropractic can help you with. As we’ve said, chiropractic is much more than the spine: it’s the nervous system, too! Remember to think of your chiropractor if you experience any of these conditions.

Chiropractic Can Help With ADHD

“Although chiropractors don’t directly treat ADHD, there are a number of things that your chiropractor can do to help eliminate stressors on a child’s nervous system, such as:

  • Removing spinal subluxations that irritate the nervous system
  • Suggest dietary changes to avoid common problem foods
  • Test for allergies and heavy metals that may be stressing the nervous system
  • Suggest changes to the home to help reduce exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Addition of nutritional supplements to support the nervous system”

For more information about ADHD and chiropractic treatment, click here.

Chiropractic Can Help Desensitize Allergies

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“Many allergic and asthmatic reactions are caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system and/or respiratory system. Researchers have found that the immune and respiratory systems depend on normal communication from the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions. If your neck is misaligned, it could cause an imbalance in your nervous system function. This upper cervical spinal joint irritation could possibly produce or exaggerate asthmatic and allergic symptoms.” Learn more about how your chiropractor can help with your allergies.

A Chiropractor Can Help Balance Hormones

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“A chiropractor can not only do a test to determine the imbalance of the hormones but they can also use manipulations to help balance out the hormones in the system. Many women are happy to receive this treatment as it does not have the negative side effects that occur with hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy has been linked to cancer and many women are rejecting this type of treatment. This does not mean that women are doomed to suffer through the results of hormone imbalances due to menopause; however, as chiropractic therapy may offer relief.” Your chiropractor can balance hormones and you can avoid the results of imbalances with his help. Find out more here.

Chiropractic Care Can Assist With Infertility

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“The study, which was published in three parts, detailed a number of cases where infertile women undergoing chiropractic care became pregnant. While some of these women went to the chiropractor with a view toward helping their fertility, others went merely to have their spines adjusted but then became pregnant while under chiropractic care. … Dr. Behrendt makes it clear that chiropractic in and of itself is not a “cure” or a treatment for infertility. However, what chiropractic does is to correct distortions in the parts of the body where the reproductive organs are located. It seems that doing so can sometimes lead to fertility.” Learn more about infertility and how chiropractic can assist with pregnancy.

Crohn’s Disease And Chiropractic

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“An association between visceral disease and immune dysfunction from sympathetic segmental disturbances secondary to vertebral subluxation has been put forward by chiropractic, osteopathic and medical practitioners. We report on the positive results of a controlled study using chiropractic adjustments to reduce subluxations in patients with Crohn’s disease and allergies. … According to the results of this study the possibility may be considered that chronic nerve compression secondary to vertebral subluxation in the thoracic and lumbar regions had a significant effect on the immune function of these allergy and Crohn’s disease patients. It is further postulated that this nerve compression leads to a chronic functional disorder having a significant effect on digestion, absorption of nutrients and liquids, conveyance of food as well as various other functions of the digestive tract extending to excretion.” Read more about chiropractic and Crohn’s disease.

There are many other conditions that a chiropractor can treat that may not be listed here. Please call my office to learn more and let me treat you. The track to a healthy lifestyle is only an appointment away!