Can Chiropractic Do More Than Treat Spinal Misalignment?

Can Chiropractic Do More Than Treat Spinal Misalignment?

What exactly is chiropractic care? We’ve all seen what appears to be glorified “back cracking” on social media, but is this truly the extent of chiropractic’s transformational effects? Absolutely not!

Chiropractic care is the holistic care of the entire neuromusculoskeletal system. This includes your nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal system. What makes chiropractic care unique is that it can balance all three systems during each session, which can lead to truly remarkable results when treating a variety of symptoms. If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “can chiropractic do more than treat spinal alignment?” then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to discover the many conditions that chiropractic can successfully help to treat!

Examples of Conditions Treatable with Chiropractic Care

Back Pain

Chiropractic care is frequently used to treat back pain. While the technique of treatment may differ from one person to another, chiropractic care offers the means to improve the alignment of the spine, particularly through the use of Chiropractic BioPhysics®. CBP® is a specialized technique that treats the root of back pain at the source, moving the entire spine back toward proper alignment and releasing pressure from nerves, muscles, and more.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is commonly caused by strained muscles, tendons, or nerves in the cervical spine. Chiropractic care can effectively treat neck pain and reduce discomfort by addressing the root cause of your pain. Dr. Luc Archambault will develop a personalized plan to help you get relief from your neck pain.

Digestive Problems

Did you know that chiropractic treatment can help with the digestive system? The enteric nervous system, which controls digestion, is affected by chiropractic. Chiropractic may assist relieve or eliminate issues such as constipation, GERD, acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Headaches & Migraines

A misaligned cervical spine can cause headaches and migraines. If you’ve believed that you’d have to live with your migraines or headaches, this may not be true. Chiropractic care can have an incredible effect on reducing headaches and migraines, eliminating the need for prescription medications or over-the-counter temporary fixes.


Scoliosis is a spinal curvature that is abnormal. Scoliosis can induce unpleasant symptoms as well as visible posture deformities. Chiropractic treatment may help to realign the spine, and as such, it can also be used to treat scoliosis. Chiropractic BioPhysics® has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of scoliosis, and can even move the spine back several degrees toward ideal alignment when traditional medical care can only prevent the worsening of the condition.

Forward Head Posture (Text Neck)

Forward head posture is a very common postural deformity that affects people of all ages, especially children and adolescents. With the wide variety of technology ranging from iPads to cell phones, TVs to hand-held gaming consoles, and computers and laptops, it’s easy to train the neck to slouch forward, which eventually damages the natural curve of the spine. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help with this condition, too.

How does chiropractic care correct these conditions?

Spinal Traction (Chiropractic BioPhysics®)

Another chiropractic therapy that promotes spine alignment is spinal traction through the Chiropractic BioPhysics® method. Spinal traction can help to correct scoliosis and other disorders that jeopardize the body’s structure and function over time. Individualized treatment plans that aim to correct significant spinal misalignment include spinal traction as one of the key components.

Spinal traction uses manual equipment that may be customized to your specific requirements. These machines are not typically mechanized. Traction machines resemble tables with a variety of straps and movable arms. Gently, the straps are placed around the misaligned parts of the body, and the joints are then drawn into alignment.

Spinal Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment is a kind of chiropractic therapy that makes use of hands-on joint movement. The spine is the most common location for this kind of treatment, however, adjustments may be used on any part of the body (for example, the shoulders). An adequate understanding of your unique anatomy is required to perform a chiropractic adjustment, so expect Dr. Luc Archambault to take x-rays of your spine, as well as conduct a thorough visual analysis.

After you’ve had your full consultation to establish your body’s unique needs, Dr. Luc will give you an adjustment. The treatment entails applying pressure at specific locations on the body’s surface in order to encourage movement at the joints.

Manual Manipulations

Manual manipulation is another type of hands-on treatment that chiropractors can use to address areas of your body that may not be in the right alignment or need some other kind of care. Spinal adjustments are one form of manual manipulation, but there are other forms of manual manipulation, each one with different advantages.

Dr. Luc Archambault will either use his hands or a specialized tool for manual manipulation, which is a treatment performed directly on the exterior of the body. If a tool is necessary, Dr. Luc has many different options available, each with its own purpose. For example, you may be provided with a Denneroll® to gently allow your muscles to relax into a proper spinal curve. While this isn’t a hands-on manipulation, this tool can supplement in-office treatment.

Chiropractic Treatment in London

SpineWorks Chiropractic in London is focused on offering the best quality of care possible. Dr. Luc Archambault has extensive experience and has helped hundreds of patients achieve relief from a variety of conditions by treating them at the source. If you’re sick of living in pain or discomfort, call us today and schedule your first appointment. Our care may be just what you need to finally achieve the relief you’ve been searching for—without invasive treatment or life-interrupting surgery!