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If you experience chronic back pain, there’s a good chance you’ll seek treatment from a chiropractor to find relief. But what if you have an ulcer? Or jaw pain? Or sinus headaches? You might be surprised to learn that a chiropractor may be able to help you with all of these issues and more.  Dr. Rob Fast, D.C. is an experienced professional dedicated to helping patients in the Belleville area.  Here are a few ways chiropractic care can lead to pain relief:

A holistic approach

Chiropractic medicine is based on the holistic theory that a practitioner treats the person—not the condition. The idea is that the entire body benefits from treatment, leading to a state of overall wellness. Your first visit to the Back Pain Clinic Belleville will be talking with Dr. Fast about your history with pain, treatment plans and nutrition.

In chiropractic, the spine is considered the epicenter of overall health. Misalignment in one area of the spine is thought to disrupt the flow of messages from the nerves to the body’s organs, resulting in many common ailments throughout the body. Manipulation to realign the spine opens those message pathways again. That’s why twisting and cracking your neck and back can help a condition in a seemingly unrelated area, such as your head, stomach or bowels.

Take migraines, for example

Migraines are caused by an overexpansion of the blood vessels in the brain. The size of those blood vessels is controlled by a supply of nerves, many of which come from the neck. Correcting problems in the joints and muscles of the neck can normalize nerve flow to the blood vessels, reducing the frequency of migraines.

A laundry list of benefits

Regular visits to the chiropractor can provide relief from upper and lower back pain, neck strain and posture problems. It can increase flexibility, provide greater range of motion in the joints and aid in recovery from sports injuries and other accidents. Patients have also been known to see improvement in the following conditions:

  • Allergies and asthma
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Digestive issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High blood pressure
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)

Whether you have never seen a chiropractor or you no longer plan regular visits – now is the time to stop living with pain.  Don’t diagnose yourself, experiment with over-the-counter medications or just decide to live with pain. Make an appointment today.