In recent years, chiropractic treatment has received more attention from patients and physicians as a safe, effective, and gentle treatment that activates the body’s natural healing power. Low back pain, neck pain, and headache are the most common problems for which people seek relief. Depending on your specific problem, and after a thorough examination, a series of recommended chiropractor treatment will be prescribed that offers relief from your pain.
The chiropractic adjustment (manipulation of the spine) is a procedure in which a controlled, sudden force is applied to a spinal joint. Chiropractors use either a small instrument or their hands, depending on which method would be the most effective for the needs of the patient. The goal of chiropractors is to provide their patients with relief from pain and improve the functioning of their spine and bodies.
So what are the side effects of chiropractic treatment? The most common reactions are local discomfort in the area of treatment, minor headaches or fatigue, disappearing shortly thereafter. Serious complications are rare but could include a herniated disk or a worsening of an existing disk herniation, compression of nerves in the lower spinal column, and/or a certain type of stroke after neck manipulation.
If you have any of the conditions listed below, chiropractic is not advisable for you:
- Severe osteoporosis
- Numbness or tingling in your limbs or feet
- Loss of strength in an arm or leg
- Cancer in your spine
- Risk of stroke
- Bone abnormality in the neck
Chiropractic treatment is effective for not only treating low back pain but can also be effective for headaches and other spine-related conditions, such as neck and shoulder pain.
Call McKim Chiropractic for more information about chiropractor treatment and to schedule an appointment. Our licensed and certified staff is committed to helping the residents of Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID live life pain-free!