Family Chiropractic Health Center's Conditions Treated
Nearly everyone who seeks chiropractic care does so in the hope of finding pain relief. Auto accidents, falls, overuse injuries and poor posture can result in a variety of musculoskeletal problems that cause restricted movement and may even lead to loss of function. Luckily, you have a source of treatment at the Family Chiropractic Health Center, your chiropractor in Urbandale.
The human body is a complex mechanism with many moving parts. While this seems self-evident, many people don’t realize how much their day-to-day activities affect function. For example, poor posture can result in a variety of aches and pains. Muscles, ligaments and tendons can become short and tight, leading to inflammation and loss of flexibility. An injury may lead you to change the way you move to compensate for lingering pain – as a result, healthy body structures take on extra work, causing more pain. Degenerative changes that result from aging can cause chronic back or joint pain. Repetitive motion injury is another source of musculoskeletal pain.
Common Conditions Treated
Although the precipitating cause can vary, there are common reasons why people seek chiropractic care and treatment. Chiropractors can help with many musculoskeletal issues, but they also have specialized training in other ares such as nutrition. Among the conditions chiropractic can help are:
- Back pain and sciatica (radiation of pain down the leg)
- Headaches and migraines, including tension headaches
- Neck and upper back pain
- Shoulder injuries
- Sports injuries
- Whiplash and other injuries from an auto accident.
At the core of all chiropractic practice is spinal adjustment. Because the nerves that run off the spine affect function of the entire body, they can cause a variety of symptoms when compressed, irritated or inflamed. Dr. Wagner uses the Activator, a hand-held tool that allows for very precise, pain-free adjustments of the spine and other joints. Treatment may also include heat and cold therapies as well as the use of a cold laser, which stimulates cell regeneration. Nutrition is an important part of chiropractic care, as the body needs the right nutrients to function properly. Supplements may also be helpful. Postural analysis can identify ways in which your posture or body mechanics contribute to a painful condition.
If you are seeking pain relief from one or more of the conditions mentioned above and are looking for a chiropractor in Urbandale, please contact Family Chiropractic Health Center at 515-259-1517 or fill out the online appointment request form. Our office is located at 8553 Hickman Road, in Urbandale, Iowa. We offer extended hours to help meet the needs of your busy schedule. New patients receive a free assessment and we treat patients of all ages who need pain relief or want to improve their overall health.