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What Conditions Can Chiropractors Treat?

Chiropractic physicians are “authorized to examine, diagnose, and assume responsibility for the care of patients” according to Ohio state law. Doctors of chiropractic treat conditions without using prescription medication or surgery, but may advise patients concerning over-the-counter medications. 

Chiropractors in the state of Ohio do not treat infectious and contagious diseases, but treatments may help related conditions like upper back pain from coughing. 

Remember that chiropractors do not use chiropractic adjustments alone but can use a combination of spinal and extremity adjustments, rehabilitation, soft tissue techniques, nutrition and supplementation in order to treat conditions that present in their offices. In order to properly diagnose the patient, chiropractic physicians have to ability to order laboratory testing (to include hormonal and allergy testing) and diagnostic imaging (including x-rays, CT scans and MRIs).

Specially trained chiropractic physicians have the ability to perform advanced electrodiagnostic testing like electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies. Chiropractic physicians refer to other healthcare providers when appropriate. 

Below is a list of conditions that may benefit from chiropractic care and the other services provided in our office. 

This list is not to be considered comprehensive but it gives an idea of what chiropractors can treat in their offices. Chiropractors that have advanced training or certification will be better suited to treat certain conditions, like sports injuries or neurological conditions, if they have specialties in sports medicine or functional neurology

Sylvania Chiropractor treats neck pain

Spinal Conditions

Lower Extremity Conditions

Other Conditions

Traumatic Conditions

  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Work-related Injuries
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Spinal Disc Injuries

Upper Extremity Conditions

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome (shoulder pain)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Wrist/Hand Pain)
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome
  • Wrist Tendinitis
  • Trigger Finger

Neurological Conditions

(Treated by Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist)

  • Head Injuries/Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Concussions
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Vertigo / Dizziness / Motion Sickness
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson’s
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Torticollis
  • Writer’s Cramp
  • Neurobehavior Disorders of Childhood
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Dyslexia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pinched nerves
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Cervical or Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

*** Many conditions in this Neurological Condition list need specialized training for effective diagnosis or treatment beyond typical chiropractic care. Depending on the condition listed, management might be the goal.

Nutritional Issues


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