When to See a Chiropractor
A chiropractor gets a reputation for helping with back pain only. However, the extent of what a chiropractor can treat goes far beyond relieving back pain. A chiropractor focuses on the entire musculoskeletal system, and chiropractic care has even shown to help patients who suffer from headaches or migraine pain.
At Bellevue Chiropractic Center, serving Nashville, TN, and the nearby region, our chiropractor uses techniques like alignments and nutritional counseling to improve your overall health and address the root cause of your pain, discomfort, and other unpleasant symptoms.
Back pain is a common reason why people seek chiropractic care. An alignment consists of our chiropractor moving the vertebrae in your back manually, so they realign with the discs. Ultimately, this treatment alleviates pressure on the surrounding soft tissue and nerves. A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to help with back problems, such as the following:
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc herniation/bulging discs, among other issues
Back pain is not the only pain a chiropractor can assist with. The same principles used for back pain can be used on other parts of your body as well. Our chiropractor can treat musculoskeletal pain caused by fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and more. For example, our chiropractor can manually place a joint back into position. Additionally, our practitioner may also recommend exercise therapy along with at-home remedies to address your pain and swelling in other parts of your body besides your back.
Headaches and Migraines
Your headaches and migraines are not always related to an issue with your head. Issues in your back and shoulders can cause a chain reaction that contributes to headache pain. Therefore, a chiropractic alignment may address issues with some headaches and migraines.
Moreover, your body needs certain levels of vitamins and minerals to function. Certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies lead to headache and migraine pain. A chiropractor can determine if you have nutrient deficiencies and encourage increasing your nutrient intake through diet and possibly supplementation.
Other Problems a Chiropractor Handles
A chiropractor's reach goes beyond pain and discomfort and healing diseased or injured body parts. For example, chiropractic alignments may help promote a better night's sleep and anxiety reduction. Our chiropractor has made the decision to implement hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy may boost your immune response naturally. Additionally, it also promotes better brain function and can act as a natural therapy for conditions like the following:
- Sleep disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lyme disease
- Autism spectrum disorder
Chiropractic care is more than just back pain relief. Our services help with musculoskeletal issues throughout your body and can even help with sleep and headaches.