It is a well established fact that chiropractic can be a very effective treatment for neck and back pain. One of the frustrating statements from patients and conversations I have with people is “I didn’t know you did that” or “You probably can’t do anything about this.” Let’s get this straight, almost any joint in the body can be adjusted and made to function more properly. There are 206 bones in the body and most can be realigned to move better.
A person can have one body part not functioning properly, whether it is from pain, tightness, fixation or some other dysfunction. That dysfunction can set up a movement pattern that can develop into an injury to another part of the body. For instance, a foot that is not moving properly can cause knee pain, hip pain and/or low back pain. While the resultant low back pain is addressed, we also check the adjacent body parts to make sure they are not a contributing cause for the low back pain. A painful shoulder can develop into a frozen shoulder, neck pain, or mid back pain. Every body part is connected to the others through the kinetic chain. Alleviating faulty movement patterns can help a person perform much better, at work, in sports, or at any recreational activity.
Don’t assume a chiropractor can’t help you with extremity problems. Every elite athlete in the country has a chiropractor to help them reach their performance potential, any they don’t limit their practice to just neck and back.
Ken Whidden, DC
Emerald Coast Chiropractic
Emerald Coast Chiropractic serves the chiropractic care and massage therapy needs of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30-A, 30A, South Walton, Inlet Beach, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Freeport, Niceville, zip codes 32541, 32550, 32459, 32413, 32461 and the entire Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida.