Chiropractors have a strong working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. When there is a back injury, chiropractors are the first option to come to mind for treatment. There are many more times when a visit to the chiropractor can be beneficial. Dr. Doug Newcomb and Dr. Brent Newcomb of Newcomb Chiropractic, serving the Broken Arrow, OK area, would like to help you know when to visit a chiropractor.
Sports or Other Injuries Involving Muscles or Joints
Because chiropractors specialize in the muscular and skeletal structures of the body, they are equipped to handle treating damage done to these systems. This can include physical and massage therapy to tend to the mobility and recovery of the affected area.
Falls or Other Body-Jarring Experiences
The spine is designed to hold the bulk of the weight we carry. However, it doesn’t take much for the vertebrae to become misaligned, which creates an imbalance in the load. This results in some muscles having to work harder to compensate for the offset weight. Tripping over carpet can be sufficient to cause misalignment. A spinal alignment will help with correcting issues caused by impact to the back.
Nerves tend to travel between joints, especially along the spinal column. Because of this, it can be easy for nerve endings to become pinched between bones or other structures (such as cartilage). A chiropractor can readjust the joints causing the pinch which will release the nerve. This will result in improved circulation for the attached nerve as well as reduce pain caused by this.
Arthritis Acts Up
Chiropractic care can include reducing symptoms caused by arthritis, particularly focusing on mobility and range of motion. Physical therapy has proven effective in many cases, even if there is not an injury that caused the arthritis.
If you are near Broken Arrow, OK, and wish to speak with someone about if it is time for you to visit a chiropractor, look no further. Dr. Doug Newcomb and Dr. Brent Newcomb at Newcomb Chiropractic can answer all of your questions. Call (918) 251-4239 to schedule a consultation today.