Whitlow Chiropractic

4625 Old Dominion Dr # 102 | Arlington, VA 22207-3420 | (703) 528-8883

Chiropractic – Largest Drug-Free Health Care System in the World

Examples of Ailments that Chiropractic Patients Often Present in Office

Numbness/tingling in the hands and/or arms: When there is pressure or interference in the nerve function along any of the nerve pathways in what is known as the Brachial Plexus, the end result can be numbness and/or tingling in the hands or arms. This condition is also known as Paresthesia. By reducing or removing the pressure/interference with a specific adjustment of the involved segment/vertebra, the numbness and tingling can be reduced or removed completely.

Migraines/Headaches:  Many causes for migraines/headaches are attributed or referred to as neurogenic. This means that the nerves are in some way involved/responsible for being the cause of the condition. By reducing or removing the involvement of the nerve by a specific adjustment of the vertebra(s), the body will once again return to normal function without any symptoms of migraines/headaches.

Sciatica: If you have it, you know it because the pain runs down the leg along the course of the sciatic nerve, from the low back, buttocks, and anywhere in the leg. This can be caused by pressure or interference of nerve fibers that originate in the spine from the lower thoracic area all the way down to the plexus known as the Cauda Equina. By reducing or removing the pressure/interference by replacing the subluxated vertebra in question, the symptoms can be reduced or removed completely.

Hip Pain: This is a layman’s term, and the pain is usually originating from pressure on nerves in the back because of swelling from an improper functioning sacro-Iliac joint. We humans are all about motion, and if a joint is not functioning/motioning properly then the joint will swell with edema. This edema can put pressure on the nerve and cause major pain. By re-establishing proper function/motion of the joint (SI), the edema goes away and so does the pain.

Acid Reflux/GERD:  When acid from the stomach finds its way back up into the esophagus, the valve in the stomach keeping the acid from going back up into the esophagus may become weak from improper nerve function. A specific adjustment in the affected spinal area can help this condition if a subluxation exists there.

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