Chiropractor Treatments

A Well-Adjusted Life

Treating Pain With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors practice believing that a properly aligned spine can help the body heal itself.

Your spine comprises 24 vertebrae that help your body move through every motion you make daily.

When two, three, or more of these vertebrae aren’t working together as they should, this is what many chiropractors call a misalignment or subluxation.

These are joint dysfunctions and cause decreased mobility, pain, and a long list of various symptoms.

Also, the spine encloses your central nervous system, which controls every cell, every organ, every muscle, and every tissue in the body.

image of a chiropractor treating pain in a patient

Pain is no fun, but relief is available.

For this reason, a properly functioning spine is necessary for a healthy and active lifestyle.

Chiropractic care is a popular choice for pain relief.

It can help relieve pain in the joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissue—cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

9 Types of Pain a Chiropractor can Help 

Back Pain

Pain in the back is one of the most common reasons people seek medical treatment.

image of woman sitting in front of a computer holding her back with back pain

We can feel back pain in the many things we do

Statistics show that nearly 80 percent of Americans will have back pain at some point. 

When you experience back pain and visit a chiropractor, they will check your spine, feeling for vertebrae that are not in the proper position.

If there is a misalignment, alignment will be restored using various methods.

Depending on your situation and the chiropractor, the practitioner may use their hands only or a combination of machines, tools, and hands to relieve the pain in your back.

Foot Pain

Your feet have 26 bones each. Anyone of those bones can cause pain in the foot.

In between the bones, you have joints. These, too, can be a source of extreme foot pain.

image of a man holding his heel in pain

Ankle and heel pain are no fun, but relief is available.

Chiropractic care can help with heel pain. Often this is referred to as plantar fascia and is common for people who spend a lot of time on their feet.

Achilles tendonitis is another source of foot pain a chiropractor can help relieve.

Dancers, athletes, and women wearing high heels often suffer from this.

Another foot condition that can be treated is flat feet. Not everyone with flat feet has pain, but some can experience certain levels of uncomfortableness.

Elbow Pain

There are many reasons for elbow pain; with chiropractic care, you can relieve many of the most common forms of discomfort.

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Elbow pain is no fun, but relief is available.

Pain in the elbow could be from nerve irritation, arthritis, bursitis, golfer’s elbow, or tennis elbow.

Your chiropractor can treat many of these conditions and give you the relief you desire.

Hand and Wrist Pain

The hands and wrists are complex parts of your body that perform complex movements. It's no wonder that this area is prone to wrist and hand pain.

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Hand pain is no fun, but relief is available.

Many different reasons and conditions can cause pain in the hand and wrist. The bones, nerves, muscles, and tissues in the hands, wrists, arms, and even spine can also contribute to the uncomfortable sensation. 

Many times, noninvasive treatment can alleviate hand and wrist pain.

Headache and Migraine Pain

A variety of triggers can cause pain in the head.

Many times, though, a headache is caused by muscle tension in your neck.

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Headache and migraines are no fun, but relief is available

Depending on the cause of your headache or migraine, a chiropractor can manipulate your spine to improve its function and help alleviate stress.

Also, they can share exercises, posture advice, and relaxation techniques that can relieve tension and joint irritation, causing headaches.

Jaw and TMJ Pain

Depending on the cause of jaw pain or TMJ, manipulation therapy will likely be used to restore normal joint function. 

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Jaw pain is no fun, but pain relief can be had

This aids in relieving pain in the jaw area and possible muscle spasms.

Also, it can realign the joint, allowing it to move correctly.

An option in the chiropractic treatment of TMJ pain includes mechanical jaw manipulation to decrease muscle spasms and inflammation.

Knee Pain

Knee pain can result from multiple situations, for example, osteoarthritis, injuries, wear & tear of the knee, etc.

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Knee pain is no fun, but relief is available.

A chiropractor can help treat knee pain with joint manipulation and other noninvasive options. 

Since every situation is different, the treatment may include stretching, exercises to strengthen the area, and advice for choosing suitable footwear.

Neck Pain

Adjusting the neck restores the range of motion, improves the spine’s mobility, and helps with the adjoining muscles.

image of a woman sitting in front of a laptop computer holding her neck in pain

Stiff neck pain is no fun, but relief is available.

This precise procedure is applied to the neck joints by hand to reduce neck pain, soreness, and neck stiffness.

Depending on the cause of the neck pain, the chiropractor may also include massage, rehabilitative exercises, mobilization, or other options to treat the area.

Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic treatment is quite beneficial for shoulder pain.

Many times, ischemic compression techniques are used for pain in the shoulder.

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Shoulder bursitis pain is no fun, but relief is available.

This can increase, relieve or reduce pain, improve range of motion, restore function, and increase flexibility.

Also, shoulder pain can often cause the neck and spine to become inflamed, and those areas will also be given attention.


As you can see, chiropractic care can help with many acute and chronic pains our bodies experience.

Chiropractor Treatment FAQs

Q - What does a chiropractor do?

A - Chiropractors are health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with health problems of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, using non-surgical treatments. They often use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments to improve functionality and prevent further injury.

Q - Is chiropractic treatment safe?

A - Yes, a trained and licensed professional generally considers chiropractic treatment safe. However, like any medical procedure, it does have some potential risks, which may include temporary discomfort in the treated parts and rare complications such as herniated discs or stroke following neck manipulation.

Q - What conditions can a chiropractor treat?

A - Chiropractors commonly treat conditions related to the spine, including back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They also can address issues like sciatica, sports injuries, and certain types of arthritis. However, the effectiveness can vary depending on the condition.

Q - How many chiropractic sessions will I need?

A - The number of sessions required varies depending on your condition, the severity of symptoms, and your body's response to treatment. Some people might experience relief after a single treatment, while others might need a series of treatments over several weeks or months.

Q - Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

A - Generally, you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor. However, some health insurance providers may require a referral from a primary care physician for the visit or treatment to be covered.