When people think of chiropractic care, what’s the number one thing that comes to mind? Whiplash. While this is a very deserved conception as chiropractors are quite effective when treating whiplash, there are many other conditions that respond very well to chiropractic care. And many in fact, are not focused on neck and back pain.

Here are four conditions that you might not know are very treatable with chiropractic care.

  1. Headaches and Migraines

Often, the source of a headache or migraine can be found in another part of the body. Your Bend chiropractor will take a look at your total body health and work to find the source of the stress or tension that is causing the chronic headaches. When coupled with massage, chiropractic care can be a very effective treatment for headache sufferers.

  1. Plantar Fasciitis

Two million people suffer with plantar fasciitis. In fact, it’s one of the most common causes of pain in the heel and arch. Plantar fasciitis is incredibly painful and can become chronic if not treated. Chiropractic interventions, including the Graston Technique, are very effective at reducing stress in the plantar fascia and getting patients feeling better fast.

  1. Vertigo

Vertigo is a very uncomfortable, extreme sensation of dizziness. When you are having a bout of vertigo, you feel like the world is spinning around you. Many physicians point to problems in the inner ear as the root of vertigo and that is often true. But sometimes it is caused by poor neck alignment, a vitamin B12 deficiency or dehydration. Your Bend chiropractor can help.

  1. TMJ Pain

One thing we bet you’d never connect with a chiropractor? Pain in your jaw. In fact, chiropractic care is one of the best ways to treat TMJ dysfunction. The temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, connect your jaw to the skull and are responsible for opening and closing your mouth. Trauma to the jaw, gum chewing, teeth grinding, stress, poor posture, bite issues and arthritis can cause TMJ dysfunction (pain, popping, headaches and ear pain). Myofascial release and jaw adjustments can be very effective.

When you think of chiropractic care, we urge you to think outside the whiplash box. Total Body Chiropractic & Massage helps patients with all kinds of pain and mobility issues. If you’re experiencing chronic pain and other interventions have not worked, it’s time to try chiropractic. Our whole body approach is just the thing you need to get back to doing the things you love, pain free.