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Chiropractic: Not Just for Back Pain

Most people automatically think of a chiropractor when their neck or back hurts. 

Your neck and back are definitely major players in your musculoskeletal health, but they aren't the only body parts that benefit from chiropractic care. 

You may be surprised by a few of the conditions that chiropractic helps. From headaches to foot pain, chiropractic care can treat most musculoskeletal issues.  

Some of the most common conditions we see in our Aptos office don't manifest in your neck or back, but begin elsewhere. That’s because:


Your musculoskeletal system runs through your whole body.

Most of the conditions we treat come from dysfunction within the system of your bones, muscles, and connective tissue. Throughout this network of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and cartilage, you have nerves. It's these nerves that are sending signals to your brain that something's not right. 


When parts of your musculoskeletal system don't function properly, you can feel pain and discomfort.


Pain can happen anywhere there’s dysfunction in your musculoskeletal system. 


Chiropractic can help with many types of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

With a proper diagnosis, and the right treatment plan, chiropractic can help:


Relieve and fend off headaches

Tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, and rebound headaches are all treatable with chiropractic. 


Chiropractic can prevent headaches from returning. It can also reduce their intensity, and shorten their duration.


Encourage healing from sports injuries

Chiropractic works for sports injuries by using a combination of treatments. Adjustments, corrective exercises, and soft tissue release are just a few. 

A swift and effective recovery is more likely when you get the right care.


Restore normal jaw function 

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) causes pain or clicking in your jaw. 

With the right chiropractic treatments, you can get your jaw back to normal.


Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms include pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands. 

Chiropractic treatments can reduce swelling for less pain and discomfort. 


Treat groin pain

Groin pain can be from strained or torn the muscles in your inner thigh or groin area.

Mid-back pain that also involves the groin could be a condition called Maignes Syndrome. Symptoms can be shooting pain, numbness, the inability to stand up, and tingling. 

Chiropractic care for groin pain can decrease inflammation and restore proper function.


Support healing for plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes pain on the bottom of the foot and heel, often due to overuse. 

Chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis reduces tension and inflammation to support healing. 


Ease pregnancy-related pain

Many expectant mothers need prenatal chiropractic care to manage the pain and discomfort. 

Each stage of pregnancy brings its own uncomfortable symptoms. Prenatal techniques like the Webster Technique and Spinning Babies methods can help ease these discomforts. 

Chiropractic treatments during pregnancy can help support mom through low back, pelvic joint, and groin pain. It also balances mom's nervous system and pelvic structures.


Support proper hip function

A dysfunctional hip joint causes pain and discomfort. It also makes your day to day activities a lot more difficult. 

Chiropractic care for hip pain can help your hip move better, and address the source of your hip pain's root cause.


Calm and ease rib pain

Rib pain can come from many places in your rib cage. Vertebrae, cartilage, intercostal muscles, nerves, arteries, and veins are all in there. 

Rib pain treatments from a chiropractor can help calm down irritated nerves and muscles, and manage aches and pains.


Get your pelvis functioning again

Pelvic floor dysfunction is characterized by weakness, spasm, and/or pain. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction severely limits your movement. 

Chiropractic care can help balance your pelvis and relieve your pain.


Relieve shoulder pain and restore shoulder function

Shoulder impingement causes pain, irritation, restrained movement, and inflammation. Shoulder tension from stress causes tight muscle fibers that pull and create pain and imbalance. 

Chiropractic can restore proper motion, relax tight tissue, and activate the parasympathetic nervous system to help your body relax. 


Stop and prevent neck pain

Neck pain can come from improper technology use, or carrying an oversized bag. Sometimes you get neck pain from the way you slept

Chiropractic treatment gives you neck pain relief and addresses the root causes.


Restore neck movement and reduce whiplash pain

Whiplash results from rapid back-and-forth head movement. It affects your bones, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. 

Whiplash can be caused by car accidents, sports impacts, and even turning your head constantly between multiple screens.

Chiropractic treatment for whiplash can help restore your neck and shoulder mobility.


Of course, we often DO see back pain patients as well.

There are a few common back pain conditions that chiropractors help manage, offering long term relief and a higher quality of life. When it come to your back, chiropractic can:


Manage a herniated disc without drugs

A herniated disc causes shooting pain, numbness, and tingling. It's a condition that is often caused by improper lifting techniques. 

A chiropractor can provide pain relief from a herniated disc, and help manage the condition without drugs.


Address lower back pain’s root causes

Lower back pain is often caused by prolonged sitting, long hours of driving, or pregnancy. Poor computer work ergonomics, mattress issues, and driving posture can also cause low back pain. 

Proper diagnosis and chiropractic treatment for low back pain can help you regain comfort and move with more ease.


Relieve sciatica pain

Sciatica causes pain in the lower back and leg. The causes of sciatica include a sedentary lifestyle and poor ergonomics. 

Seeing a chiropractor for sciatica can help reduce your symptoms and help you live pain-free. 


Help manage scoliosis 

Scoliosis is a spinal condition where the spine curves abnormally. Scoliosis can cause ​​back pain, fatigue and postural changes.

Chiropractors can help with scoliosis by improving the alignment and balance of the spine, and possibly helping reduce the spinal curve’s progression.


Chiropractic care goes far beyond treating back pain.

As chiropractors we support your overall musculoskeletal health, addressing a wide range of conditions.


By targeting the root causes of your pain and dysfunction, we help your body's interconnected system of bones, muscles and nerves begin to work in harmony again. 


Our chiropractors in Aptos are dedicated to helping you get out of pain and back into life. If you’re feeling pain in your back, elbow, knee, head, or hand, we can probably help. Make your appointment online to begin helping your body get back to its ultimate state of health. 



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 9053 Soquel Dr A
Aptos, CA 95003


(831) 661-5577
 (831) 851-3502


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