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A chiropractor examining a patient's lower back pain

Your Spinal Column and You

The spinal column is a complex structure of joints, muscles, and ligaments that supports your body weight and is interconnected with your nervous system. Millions of nerves travel throughout the human frame to control the function and physiology of your body, and spinal joints that are out of alignment or not moving properly can affect your overall health by irritating delicate spinal nerves. When irritated, these nerves alert your brain that something is wrong. The symptoms that result usually include pain that can impact your whole body. Nerve signals are sent to your muscles to stabilize and protect the area, which may make you feel stiff, sore, and tired as a result. Headaches and migraines may also be a result of problems related to the spine.

How Chiropractic Care Works

As opposed to taking prescription drugs that simply mask the pain, which can be dangerous to your health, chiropractic care seeks to locate the source of your symptoms and address the underlying cause, so the problem doesn’t keep occurring. By focusing our treatments on the spine, we help create an environment in the body that supports its natural, powerful healing mechanisms. Often, chiropractic patients report that they have more energy, sleep better, have better mental clarity and cognitive function, and generally improved overall health.

Injuries to the spinal column usually impact other parts of the body. Even digestion and blood pressure may be affected. Back pain can radiate down the legs and up the neck, resulting in stiffness and difficulty performing daily activities. Chiropractic care helps align and decompress the spine, which relieves tension, improves circulation, helps nutrients reach vital parts of the body, and boosts the immune system. Decades of research has shown that organ function improves after chiropractic procedures. Chronic pain also decreases, not only in the back but in the neck, legs, and other parts of the body.

Conditions Commonly Treated by Chiropractic Care

Here are some of the conditions treated by chiropractic procedures:

  • Chronic back pain, neck pain, and joint pain
  • Herniated discs and bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Digestion problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Pregnancy aches and pains
  • Ear infections
  • Brain fog

If you have a condition that may benefit from chiropractic care, please call Valley Physical Medicine in Fayetteville, NC today at (910) 240-3878 for an appointment or to discuss any aspect of chiropractic treatments. We offer free consultations!

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