“Chiropractors only treat back pain” Why is this statement such a globally held belief? Why is it that each time the words back pain is mentioned, the word chiropractic quickly follows?
I assume that it has evolved from the perception that chiropractors have always been associated with lower back complaints. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Chiropractors are trained to deal with all types of neuromusculoskeletal issues.
This means chiropractors have the skills and confidence to treat anything to do with nerves, muscles and bones. So headaches, migraines, mid back or lower back pain all fall within the scope of chiropractic care.
However, this is only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to things that come under the chiropractic treatment umbrella.
Did you know that chiropractors are also capable of treating all joint conditions?
Hence issues such as sprains and strains or any other injuries to ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows or hands all come under the chiropractic treatment banner.
The 5-year chiropractic course that all chiropractors undertake holds them in good stead to properly evaluate, assess and diagnose joint dysfunction. It also trains practitioners to formulate a treatment plan to aid in recovery and rehabilitation of the involved joint and its proper function.
Also educated in assessing and evaluating muscle related injuries, Chiropractors are able to offer natural treatments for injuries.
Whether these injuries are sport, work or domestically related, chiropractic treatment should also be considered as your first port of call in the treatment of these conditions.
So whether you are experiencing frequent or chronic headaches, back pain, joint stiffness, or any neurological or muscular related disorder, the Mount Street Chiropractic Centre in Heidelberg has the experience to look after you.
All treatment is performed in a gentle and safe manner and to a level that the patient finds comfortable.