Chiropractic Treatment and Musculoskeletal Pain: How It Could Be Helping You

If you’re suffering from musculoskeletal pain, there’s no need to carry on suffering in silence. Musculoskeletal pain is just one of the disorders that can be treated through chiropractic treatment, so that you can get back on track to living a more fulfilling, pain-free life.

Before we get into how chiropractic treatment can provide relief from musculoskeletal pain, let’s start by looking at what exactly musculoskeletal pain is.

When we talk about musculoskeletal pain, we are talking about pain in the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Musculoskeletal pain may manifest itself as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or joint pain.

Sometimes, this pain may be caused by disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and other health problems – for example:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Lupus
  • Other autoimmune conditions
  • Other musculoskeletal conditions

Other times, it may be caused by injuries, such as:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Other sports injuries
  • Other injuries resulting from trauma (e.g. car accidents)

Musculoskeletal pain may also be caused by other factors – for example, poor posture or overuse of a particular body part.

So, you’re probably thinking: how exactly can chiropractic care help me? The answer is that this natural therapy can provide pain relief, and help to minimise the symptoms of many musculoskeletal conditions.

Chiropractic care can also provide you with:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased mobility
  • A better range of motion
  • Improved flexibility
  • Better posture
  • A reduced risk of future injury
  • A better sense of overall health

If you are not already familiar with chiropractic treatment is, it is an allied health treatment that diagnoses, manages, and treats musculoskeletal disorders. This is achieved through spinal manipulation, which takes place through a series of adjustments. Each adjustment applies pressure to a different joint in the body until optimal alignment is achieved.

Sometimes, chiropractic treatment may be used in conjunction to conventional medical treatment. Other times, it may be offered as an alternative to conventional treatment – for example, if you are not benefitting from conventional medicine, or would like to try a more natural therapy before opting for pain medications or surgery.

If you are interested in giving chiropractic treatment a try, give us a call today on (07) 5607 0161. Our gentle and experienced chiropractor would be happy to recommend a treatment plan to get you closer to achieving your health goals.

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