Chiropractors are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment
of injuries and disorders related to the musculoskeletal system and nervous
system. They practice alternative medicine, and use holistic treatments
such as physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture rather that
prescription medication. Keep reading for more information on the specific
spine disorders that chiropractors can treat.
There are a number of illnesses and diseases that can affect the spine.
Tumors, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, infections, and degenerative
diseases can all cause degradation of spine, pain, and inflammation. Degenerative
disc disease is caused by a degeneration of the discs that lie between
the vertebrae of the spine. Meningitis and polio are two infections that
can spread to the spine and cause deformity. A chiropractor can diagnose
and treat the symptoms of these diseases.
Injury and trauma to the spine can cause chronic or temporary problems
with the spine. Fractures and breaks to the spinal column vertebrae can
decrease mobility and cause pain. Other injuries may originate in the
muscles or ligaments that support the spine, weakening the spine’s
support system and preventing it from functioning properly. A chiropractor
can provide physical therapy and
acupuncture therapy to treat spinal injuries.
Some people are born with spine problems, such as diopathic scoliosis,
lumbarisation, sacralisation, vertebral stenosis, spina bifida and spondylolisthesis.
These conditions may be obvious at birth, or may develop over time. Physical
therapy and massage therapy are two of the most effective treatment options
available for congenital disorders of the spine. A chiropractor or physical
therapist can provide diagnosis and treatment options for many congenital
disorders of the spine.
At Manhattan Total Health, we offer a range of services in chiropractic
care, sports medicine, and
physical therapy in New York, NY. If you’re in pain due to an injury, disease, illness, or other
disorder of the spine, come see us for massage therapy or acupuncture
therapy. To make an appointment, call us today at (917) 780-4846.