What can chiropractors treat?

Chiropractor: Cervical Subluxation

As a chiropractor, one question I get a lot from patients, who come into the office, and they wanna know more about how they can refer, or people who are searching online, or people who are coming in all, “What can chiropractors treat?” Well, I’ll tell you right off the bat. We don’t treat anything, except for a bone out of place, or what we call a subluxation.

Chiropractors don’t treat neck pain, back pain, headaches.

Upper Cervical Chiropractors don’t treat any conditions at all. The only purpose of an upper cervical chiropractor is to detect, locate and correct spinal misalignment specifically at the upper neck, called, subluxation, or pinched nerve.

So, what happens is, through a physical, chemical, or emotional trauma, the body’s top bones can come out of alignment and get stuck. 98% of the time your body will that on its own. However, many times it won’t. So, when you do have your head out of alignment or the top bone’s out of alignment, two things occur:

The first thing that occurs, is body position:

When the head goes out of alignment and gets stuck, it’s gonna be crooked. Well, your brain can’t work like that, so what it’s gonna do is, it’s gonna tell your body below, to twist and turn and, you know, yank and pull and higher shoulder, lower shoulder, high hip, low hip. And over time, we’re sitting in our body’s crooked, and when you sit and your body’s crooked, the muscle gets tired, the joint gets tired and you start developing pain. You start developing neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot pain, muscle pain, injuries, headaches, jaw, TMJ, temporomandibular joint, sinus issues, all because we’re sitting in our body, funky, because our position’s off.

So, people that come in our office, they might have those list of conditions, as their primary reason for coming to visit us, but we don’t treat those. All we’re going to do, is take you from being crooked, and get you as balanced as we can, get you back to the center of gravity as we can, and get your body to function and balance like it did before. And all of a sudden, what’s causing that head pain and that neck pain and that back pain, no longer is there, because you’re balanced. So, in essence, we don’t directly treat a condition, but a lot of those conditions resolve and go away to the fact that we get the body back to where it’s supposed to be.

The second component of a subluxation, is pressure on the brain stem or a pinched nerve.

So, how the body works is, is every organ, cell, and tissue in your body is connected to your brain through a nerve. And when the body’s twisted out of alignment it’s gonna pinch a nerve and if that nerve is pinched, whatever organ is attached is not gonna work good. So, over time you can get vertigo, migraines, ADD, ADHD, hormone issues, poor immune function, poor energy, poor sleeping habits, and so much more.

The internal workings of your body do not work as good as they should because your body quits performing when the nerves are pinched. So, the other reason we have come people in our office from any other condition you can think of and they get well, is because all we do is we re-establish the communication between the brain, the nerve, and the body, and the body heals like it was designed to do.

So, if you’ve never had an upper cervical chiropractic evaluation, I would encourage you to give the office a call. 770-614-9444, or you can visit us on the web at