As a chiropractor, Dr. McSweeney is trained to help patients dealing with back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, knee pain, even foot pain. But it’s often surprising to people that she can help in many other ways as well. Here are a few surprising conditions your chiropractor can treat.
Your Chiropractor Does More Than Treat Your Back and Neck
Dr. McSweeney offers care for a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which includes muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can trigger referred pain and dysfunction in areas that seem unrelated to the injury site.
But chiropractic care isn’t limited just to these conditions.
The benefits of chiropractic also extend to general health issues. It makes sense when you consider how body structure affects overall function. Dr. McSweeney counsels patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modifications. She also works with many people for digestion issues, sugar metabolism, and organ nutritional levels to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Before making any treatment recommendations, Dr. McSweeney conducts a number of tests. These tests vary and are intended to help her diagnose not just symptoms, but the root of the issue.
Chiropractic tests may include:
- Structural and gait assessments
- Urinalysis (performed in office)
- Applied kinesiology organ testing
- Lab work
- Muscle-to-nerve test
If you’re dealing with chronic issues that aren’t resolving, you may find help with chiropractic care. Learn more about what you can expect at your first visit with Dr. McSweeney, and schedule your appointment now.