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What Conditions Can Chiropractors Treat?

Chiropractic physicians are “authorized to examine, diagnose, and assume responsibility for the care of patients” according to Ohio state law. Doctors of chiropractic treat conditions without using prescription medication or surgery, but may advise patients concerning over-the-counter medications. Chiropractors in the state of Ohio are do not treat infectious and contagious diseases, but treatments may help related conditions like upper back pain from coughing. 

Remember that chiropractors do not use chiropractic adjustments alone but can use a combination of spinal and extremity adjustments, rehabilitation, soft tissue techniques, nutrition and supplementation in order to treat conditions that present in their offices. In order to properly diagnose the patient, chiropractic physicians have to ability to order laboratory testing (to include hormonal and allergy testing) and diagnostic imaging (including x-rays, CT scans and MRIs). Specially trained chiropractic physicians have the ability to perform advanced electrodiagnostic testing like electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies. Chiropractic physicians refer to other healthcare providers when appropriate. 

Below is a list of conditions that may benefit from chiropractic care and the other services provided in our office. This list is not to be considered comprehensive but it gives and idea of what chiropractors can treat in their offices. Chiropractors that have advanced training or certification will be better suited to treat certain conditions, like sports injuries or neurological conditions.

Spinal Conditions

  • Low Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Tension Headaches
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Other Types of Headaches
  • Herniated Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical or Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Low back pain due to pregnancy

Traumatic Conditions

  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Spinal Disc Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Work-related Injuries

Upper Extremity Conditions

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome (shoulder pain)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Wrist/Hand Pain)
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome
  • Wrist Tendinitis
  • Trigger Finger

Lower Extremity Conditions

  • Hip Pain
  • Hip pain due to pregnancy
  • Hamstring Injuries 
  • Patellofemoral Tracking Disorder
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Knee Pain)
  • Knee Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis (Heel Pain) 
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Bunion
  • Flatfeet
  • Frequent ankle sprains
  • Foot pain due to pregnancy
  • Foot Pain (Metatarsalgia, Hallux Rigidus, Morton’s Neuroma, etc.)
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
  • Abnormal shoe wear (e.g., one side of the sole of the shoe wears out faster than the other)
  • Gait abnormalities (e.g., feet point inward or excessively outward during walking)
  • Patellofemoral Tracking Disorder

Neurological Conditions

(Treated by Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist)

  • Head Injuries/Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Concussions
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson’s
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Torticollis
  • Writer’s Cramp
  • Neurobehavior Disorders of Childhood
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Dyslexia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pinched nerves
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Cervical or Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Other Conditions

  • Workplace Injuries
  • Car Crash Injuries
  • Auto Accident Injuries
  • Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
  • Surgical Pain Syndromes
  • Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
  • Arthritis
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy Scarring and Caesarean Scarring)
  • Chronic and Acute Sprains/Strains
  • Reduced ROM Due to Scar Tissue
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disease (Jaw Pain)
  • Tendonitis
  • Female Hormone Imbalance
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
  • Middle Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Poor Posture
  • Asthma & Bronchitis

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