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What Disorders Do Chiropractors Treat?

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Chiropractors treat many musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders and conditions that affect the spine. Many are listed below.

Follow the links to learn more about these conditions and how chiropractic treatments may help relieve them. (Note: This list is not inclusive of every spinal condition treated with chiropractic. There may be other spinal conditions that might also benefit from chiropractic that are not listed below. Talk to your chiropractor to determine if he or she treats your specific spinal condition.)
  • Back sprain or strain
  • Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Myofascial pain/trigger points
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches (certain types)
  • Herniated and bulging discs
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis (osteoarthritis)
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Short leg syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Upper back pain
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Tendinitis/tendinosis
Updated on: 06/18/12
Stephen M. Perle, DC
This article was reviewed by Stephen M. Perle, DC.
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