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What Can Chiropractic Help With?

Can chiropractic help with sciatica?  

If you’re looking for sciatica treatment from a chiropractor around the Pasadena area, then look no further. At Tao Chiropractic, Dr. Tao will use a motion exam and x-rays to pinpoint where the stress in your low back is that is causing your sciatic pain. When we remove stress from the joints in the low back, the body will function better, and sciatic pain and symptoms often become less frequent and severe. 

Can chiropractic help with constipation? 

Chiropractic can help with constipation without drugs and surgery. Stress and injury to the joints in the spine can lead to any number of symptoms, including constipation. For our patients living with constipation, we always find stress and/or restriction in the lower back and/or sacrum. The nerves in the lumbosacral area control many things including digestion, bowel movements, and bladder control. Reducing the stress on the joints in the lumbosacral region can restore proper nerve flow to the intestines, bladder, and pelvic muscles. In this way, we can support people with constipation issues. If you’re looking for non-invasive chiropractic care to help with constipation, then give your Pasadena chiropractor a call!

Can chiropractic help with migraines and headaches? 

Chiropractic is very effective at helping with migraines and headaches. If you’re looking for treatment for your migraines or headaches, we can help! In most cases, we find that restriction or tightness in the neck (especially upper neck) from previous injuries or even bad posture are the root cause of migraines and headaches. When we restore motion in the neck, we can reduce the severity and frequency of headaches and migraines. Some of patients have even reported immediate relief! 

Can chiropractic help with vertigo? 

Having vertigo can be scary and disorienting. Most patients who come in with vertigo tell us that they must build their lives around possible episodes. With vertigo, we often find some restriction or dysfunction in the upper neck or base of the skull. Because of the proximity with the ears, any muscle tension in this area can create distortion patterns that affect the muscles of the inner ear and therefore cause vertigo. Chiropractic can help with vertigo by reducing tension and stress in the upper spine and normalizing muscle tone around the ears.  

Can chiropractic help with neuropathy? 

If you are suffering from neuropathy in Pasadena, then chiropractic can help. Neuropathy is any pain, tingling, numbness, or other sensations typically into the arms and legs. The brain and body are in constant communication with each other through the nervous system. Imagine the nerves that flow from your neck past the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and finally to your fingertips. When there is stress or injury in the joints along the spine, this communication can be less than 100% and potentially cause pain, tingling or numbness anywhere along that nerve in your hands or feet. However, not all neuropathy originates from spinal stress or injury. If the shoulder, elbow, or wrist is injured, there can also be reduced communication anywhere “downstream” from the point of injury. This is why it is important to see your Pasadena chiropractor to assess where the root cause or your neuropathy is. 

Can chiropractic help with spinal stenosis? 

If your MD has diagnosed you with spinal stenosis in Pasadena, know that chiropractic adjustments can help. Spinal stenosis is any narrowing of the nerve space along the spinal joint spaces. This narrowing of the nerve space can happen in a few ways. If you lean toward the right, then you will automatically create less space for the nerves on the right. This normally isn’t an issue until it becomes a prolonged habit or stressor on your body. So, if you’ve had an injury or trauma that locks your body into an imbalanced position, then know that stress will build up over time. When stress continues in a specific spot long enough, we will start to notice arthritis at the joint spaces. In response to prolonged stress on the joints, additional bone will grow. This additional bone can grow into the joint space and close the nerve space, creating spinal stenosis. With specific chiropractic care, we can restore appropriate motion to the joints. This will reduce the amount of stress on the joints, which can slow down or even stop the progression of arthritis and worsening spinal stenosis. 

Can chiropractic care help with arthritis/osteoarthritis? 

If you are suffering from arthritis in Pasadena, then know that chiropractic care can help. Most people believe that osteoarthritis happens simply because we get older. This is not the correct way to think about it, as many people believe that nothing can be done to prevent arthritis. The way to think about it is like this. Imagine your house has termites. The longer you do nothing about the termites, the worse the damage will be. However, the sooner you address the termites, the less damage they will do in the long run. This is what arthritis is like. Arthritis literally means “inflammation of the joints”. When we injure our joints with falls, sports injuries, accidents, repetitive injuries, or from simply living life, it is important to make sure the joints heal correctly. If we are injured and the joints do not heal properly, then the inflammation continues in the joints and stress accumulates over time (like allowing termites to continue to destroy your house). Arthritis will begin and continue as a response to this continued stress. At Tao Chiropractic, we take x-rays to evaluate at what stage your arthritis is currently at. With appropriate chiropractic care, we can slow down and potentially stop arthritis from worsening. If you or a loved one is complaining about achy joints, your Pasadena chiropractor can help. 

Can chiropractic care help with scoliosis? 

Whether your scoliosis is genetic or a result of injuries in your life, chiropractic care can help. Any time we have imbalances in the spine, this will put stress on the joints, the nerves, and the organs in your body. Over time, this stress can accumulate, causing the joints and bones to wear down faster (arthritis) especially around the curves. With appropriate chiropractic care, we can restore motion to the joints in the spine, which will reduce stress to these joints and allow you to live life with more ease. If you are suffering from scoliosis in Pasadena, chiropractic adjustments can help! 

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