Common Spinal Conditions 

Suffering from neck or back pain? This is usually a sign that you have a spinal condition. Treating spinal conditions is crucial if you want to maintain a high quality of life. Willerton Chiropractice has quality experience treating a range of spinal conditions that could be impacting you. In the blog post below, we list a range of common spinal conditions and identify which of them a chiropractor can help you with. 

The Structure of the Spine 

The spine is composed of strong bones. These cushion cartilage, large muscles and ligaments which work in unison to support the head and body. The spine forms an “S” shape and houses the spinal cord – a network of nerves which allow the brain to communicate with the rest of the body; triggering functions and reflexes. Because the spine is connected to every other part of the body via the spinal cord, conditions affecting it can produce unwanted conditions elsewhere. 

Spinal Injuries 

The most common spinal conditions fall into two categories: wear and tear injuries and acute conditions. These can occur from insufficient use of the spine due to extended periods in sedentary positions or as a result of accidents, exercise, falls or repetitive motion. The list of the most common spinal conditions resulting from these causes includes: 

  • Herniated Cervical Disc 
  • Herniated Lumbar Disc 
  • Spinal Cord Injuries 
  • Spondylosis 
  • Sciatica 
  • Spinal Infections 
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis (Spondylosis) 
  • Spinal Stenosis 
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities 
  • Spinal Tumors 
  • Whiplash

How Does a Chiropractor Treat Spinal Conditions? 

When you see a chiropractor for back pain, they will use a range of hands-on and digital diagnostic tools to identify the cause of pain potentially stemming from a spinal condition. If the condition is treatable with chiropractic therapy, your local chiropractor will discuss treatment with you before performing a range of exercises designed to realign the spine and reduce associated pain. 

What Conditions Can A Chiropractor Treat? 

A chiropractor can treat an extensive plethora of spinal conditions. The list includes: 

  • back pain 
  • neck pain 
  • headache 
  • whiplash 
  • strains and sprains from daily activities 
  • overuse injuries 
  • work and sports-related injuries 
  • arthritis 
  • restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs 

If you suffer from other back conditions not listed above, you may still see a chiropractor for diagnosis, however, treatment will fall to a neuro specialist or orthopedic specialist. 

When Should I See a Chiropractor? 

If you experience pain in your back or neck so much that it becomes difficult to perform basic movements, book an appointment with Willetton Chiropractic to ensure the best health outcomes for you. Experiencing frequent pain in the back or neck is unusual. Willetton Chiropractic are passionate about helping clients to live healthier, pain-free lives. Book an appointment today to discover how chiropractic care may be able to help you.