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Dr. Robbyn KeatingJun 17, 2016 3:49:54 PM4 min read

6 Ailments You Didn’t Know Chiropractic Care Could Treat

There are many incredible benefits of chiropractic care, many of which people don't know about. 

And it's a shame, because chiropractic care is an all-natural, drug-free, surgery-free treatment option that helps people to get well and stay well! 

Chiropractors understand the intricacies of the human body and that everything is connected, which provides the human body the ability to heal itself and function on an optimal level.

Many people believe that chiropractors can only help neck and back pain, but their range of treatment is almost unlimited. 

Therefore, chiropractic doctors create the environment necessary to facilitate the healing process, which helps their patients reach their health goals.

Want to learn more? Read  our blog post 5 Things you Might not Know About Chiropractic Care

6 Surprising Ailments that Chiropractic Care can Remedy!  

1. Headaches

The pain from headaches is one of the most common symptoms treated by chiropractic doctors. Patients should always avoid using pain killers, which only mask the pain of headaches and don't provide actual pain relief, and inquire about chiropractic treatment options.

Studies show that after just a few adjustments, most patients have their head pain alleviated. Very few medical treatments can relieve headache pain like chiropractic care can.

2. Ear Infections

Chiropractic care has also been known to help children who suffer from chronic ear infections. The results can vary from patient to patient, but most children experience relief from painless adjustments, which is a fantastic alternative to chronic pain and surgery.

3. Scoliosis
Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis

Chiropractic adjustments and muscle rehabilitation can decrease scoliosis curvatures and the progression of scoliosis and therefore reduce the pain associated with it. Studies show that it is very possible to treat scoliosis without using back braces or having surgery.

4. Asthma

It is clear that there is a connection between the nervous system, respiratory system, and the spinal column. Spinal adjustments from your chiropractor can improve respiratory function by creating more space in the chest cavity, improving lung and chest mobility.

Spinal adjustments can also take the pressure off of the phrenic nerve, which controls the diaphragm’s surrounding muscles. A subluxation may have caused impaired breathing ability, so a simple adjustment will allow the diaphragm to function properly, at an optimal level, again.

After patients have undergone these chiropractic adjustments, most showed an improvement of lung capacity.  

5. Blood Pressure

A study performed by George Bakris proves that with one single upper cervical adjustment, a patient’s blood pressure could be returned to an average level.

The upper cervical adjustment was shown to have the same effect as two blood pressure medications, and the results of the chiropractic adjustment lasted over six months. This proves that when vertebral subluxations are adjusted, the body is once again able to return to its normal functioning ability.

6. Organ Function

Chiropractic care can improve and maintain organ function because the nervous system is what controls each organ in the human body. By adjusting the spine and properly aligning any shifts, or subluxations, the irritant is removed from the nerves. This allows the nerves, and the organs they control, to once again, function at their maximum potential.

What Happens During My First Chiropractic Appointment?

If you have decided that you'd like to see a chiropractor for more than just back pain, you might be wondering what to expect during your first appointment.

Many chiropractors offer a free consultation. During that consultation, you will provide general information about yourself, current condition, and reason for the visit.

After that, your chiropractor will get a detailed medical history that is related to the nature of the problem.

Everyday activities, job activities, sports you play, and other recreational activities will also be discussed.

When that is finished, your chiropractor will complete a comprehensive full body and spinal exam, neurological tests, orthopedic tests, active ranges of motion, and postural exam so they can gather any and all of the important information relating to your condition.

If X-rays are needed based on the initial exam, there will be x-rays taken of the area of complaint, which allows them to do a detailed examination and diagnosis of the problems that are occurring.

Once you've completed the exam, your chiropractor is likely to give you your first chiropractic adjustment that same day based on your needs.  

Visit Arrowhead Clinic Today to Experience the Wide Range of Treatment Options we Offer our Patients.

If you didn't know that chiropractors can treat more than back pain, think of everything you'd be missing out on.

If you would like to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you improve your health, contact the Arrowhead Clinics today.

The chiropractors with the Arrowhead Clinics have been serving their communities for nearly 40 years, and they are ready to help you today.

Arrowhead Clinics have many locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Our doctors will focus on diagnosing the cause of your pain and then develop a specially tailored treatment plan to cure your condition, eliminate your pain, and restore your health. 

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Dr. Robbyn Keating

Dr. Keating joined the team at Arrowhead Clinic in 2016 to continue furthering her career as a chiropractic physician. She provides manual and hands-on chiropractic spinal manipulations along with therapy techniques to help restore function and mobility in the body. She specializes in treating a variety of accident injuries along with chronic neck and back pain. Dr. Keating moved to St. Louis, Missouri, from Alberta, Canada, in 2005 to earn her Bachelors of Science degree at Lindenwood University while on an ice hockey scholarship. While in college, she excelled in ice hockey and track and field events. Upon graduation from Lindenwood University, Dr. Keating furthered her education by pursuing her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan College of Chiropractic. She completed her doctorate studies in 2014 and then secured a highly sought-after position at a multidisciplinary wellness facility in the St. Louis metro area. It was there she trained under a well-respected chiropractor, who helped her hone her skills and techniques in a high-volume clinic. Since moving to Georgia in 2015, in addition to running the McDonough office for Arrowhead Clinic, Dr. Keating continues her long-standing passion for playing rugby with the Atlanta Harlequins Women's Rugby team. She participates in several local ice hockey leagues and is now working on mastering her cast in fly fishing. One of Dr. Keating’s accident patients stated, “Best clinic ever. Kendall, Hannah, Chloe, and Dr. Keating are the best. They have been so helpful during my accident, I have never been through anything like this, and they are making the process so easy and understandable. Recommend this place to anyone!” Dr. Keating offers potential patients same-day, free consultations. She is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.