Lydia has been suffering with sciatica for little over a year now, and recently she noticed her right leg going numb whenever she sat for any extended periods of time. When the numbing started, Lydia made an immediate appointment with her primary care physician, who quickly informed her that numbing along with her other symptoms were a clear sign of sciatica. When Lydia went home, did a quick Google search, and found some useful tips. She found out that alternating between a hot and cold compress can help manage the symptoms, and also found some useful stretching techniques to loosen the tight areas.
Lydia is on the right track and those Googled tips will help her manage some of the discomfort she is experiencing. However, while heating pads and stretching techniques may be a good start, committing to a comprehensive care plan that targets the root of the problems is the best way for her to see significant and lasting results. Sometimes people wonder “is chiropractic effective for things other than back pain,” and for people unfamiliar with the benefits of spinal adjustments it may be difficult to consider. However, if like Lydia you are suffering with sciatic pain or some other type of painful joint condition, contact RxWellness Spine & Health in Rockville and learn about your options with a chiropractor.
What Is Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is the practice of treating conditions that may be interfering with the central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, and the spine is designed to protect the bundle of nerves that make up the central nervous system. These nerves make up a large portion of the body’s communication process, and every signal transmitted by the brain must first pass through that important pathway.
Problems occur when subluxations, misalignments, or injuries compress those nerves and reduce their ability to efficiently relay information. For example, if you think of the nervous system as a ten lane highway, a subluxation is like closing down four of those lanes. Signals can still get through, but there will be delays and a significant reduction in efficiency. A spinal adjustment is like opening those four lanes back up, and allowing traffic to flow at its original intensity.
Is Chiropractic Effective for Things Other than Back Pain
It is no secret that working with a chiropractor can be very effective at treating neck, back, and other joint-related discomforts. However, there is a long list of obscure conditions that chiropractic care can treat just as effectively. People with little information on the benefits of chiropractic care may never consider scheduling an appointment for their chronic migraine, but in addition to being very effective at treating migraines, chiropractic care can help reduce discomfort from some of the following conditions:
- Sacroiliac pain
- Weakened immune systems
- TMJ disorders
RxWellness Spine & Health
If you are skeptical about chiropractic care, and simply do not believe that working with a chiropractor can be beneficial for treating conditions besides back pain, then we challenge you to give the RxWellness Spine & Health care team a try. We ask that you schedule a consultation at our Rockville location and have a detailed conversation with our doctor. During that consultation, express your concerns as well as your hesitation and simply listen to what the doctor has to say. They will explain possible reasons for your condition, how they may be able to help, and a possible timeline for noticeable improvement.
At our Rockville location, you will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Andrew Boswell, who is a board-certified chiropractic professional with special certification in dry needling, and a unique interest in sports chiropractic and the performance of athletes. His patients often describe him as personable, informative, and inviting.
When you work with a chiropractor, as with any medical professional, we encourage you to be open and honest about your level of pain, your experience with any treatment, and what you hope to see at the end of your care plan. We recommend that you ask questions about anything that might be unclear and provide feedback of your experience with different services. You and your doctor are a team united against the problem, so better communication equals better results. So when you meet with your doctor, ask: is chiropractic effective for things other than back pain, and they can explain in more detail.
Review From a Patient
Stephanie Peterman, a patient at our Rockville office was very happy with her experience and expresses her enthusiasm in the following review:
“I was blessed to find RX Wellness when I moved here about a year ago. I have been rear-ended 5 times sitting still and T-boned once in the last 13 years…I unfortunately have been to my share of PTs, orthopedic doctors, neurologists, and chiropractors for my many injuries/trauma. So this makes me about the most qualified person to write a review….. Dr. Boswell….[went] above and beyond at every visit to listen to my aches/pains/concerns and provide the best treatment approach possible. They have changed my life with their expertise and caring demeanors, by diminishing my pain as much as possible…. They provide other competent medical connections and education…to prevent further pain…I’m extremely grateful to Onnya the massage therapist-you won’t find a stronger woman on the planet, Im convinced, for going above and beyond every time I see her in order to break up the concrete that is my neck and back and provide further pain relief….She referred me back to Dr Andrew for dry needling and it was completely different [from] my first experience years ago with it….I was so grateful that they worked together to come up with a solid treatment plan and offered a variety of extremely professional and expert care options.”
Chiropractic care is most famously known for improving back pain, but back pain is only a small percentage of conditions that can be improved by adding chiropractic care to your wellness plan. One question our doctors are often asked is “is chiropractic effective for things other than back pain” and the answer is absolutely without a doubt. There is an extremely large list of benefits to working with a chiropractor that can be seen in the improvement of painful conditions or experienced over time in the form of preventative and long term wellness. When looking for a quality chiropractic team, the RxWellness Spine & Health Rockville team can provide you with a detailed experience specifically designed to fit your needs. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (240) 556-5721 or book a consultation online. We are located at 15001 Shady Grove Rd Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850.