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Chiropractic—Not Just for Back Pain

Chiropractic treatment isn’t just for back pain; in fact there are a variety of things you would be surprised to know that chiropractic can treat. Studies have shown that chiropractic care is at least effective and sometimes even more effective than traditional medicine for treating certain physical complaints.

Here a few things that can be treated with chiropractic, that you may not be aware of:

Digestive Disorders

Your gut has so many nerve cells contained in the tissue lining of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon that it is sometimes referred to as the “abdominal brain”. In fact, there are over one million nerve cells in the small intestine! The brain communicates with the “abdominal brain” through nerves that run through the spine. Interference with this pathway can cause a number of gastrointestinal problems. Correcting the underlying cause, vertebral misalignment, with chiropractic adjustments can restore proper communication between the brain and the gut, and may reduce or eliminate many of these problems.

Ear Infections

Most children and some adults accumulate fluids in the Eustachian tube, the passage between the throat and middle ear. The fluid makes a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, which can lead to an infection or inflammation of the middle ear. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can relieve and prevent ear infections without the use of antibiotics. The treatments help drain excess fluid and helps regulate the nervous system, which in turn drains the Eustachian tube and promotes long-term drainage.

Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes facial paralysis, hearing disorders, and problems with the jaw and associated muscles. While recovery varies by patient, chiropractors can create a patient centered treatment program designed to improve motion, relieve pain, and address any other nerve related issues. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported of a 49 year-old woman with Bell’s Palsy who received chiropractic adjustments over a period of 6 months. Regular improvements to her situation were observed throughout her treatment process.

Chronic Sinusitis

When nasal and sinus passages cannot drain properly, whether due to a physical or nerve related cause, chronic sinusitis can develop. While acute sinusitis symptoms dissipate after four weeks, individuals who suffer from chronic sinusitis may suffer from symptoms for eight weeks or longer. Symptoms often include facial congestion, nasal blockages, pus, fever, and nasal discharge. Upper cervical neck adjustments can help relieve the tension, which then allows your throat to be more relaxed thus allowing your sinus passages in your head to drain.

Chiropractors can help treat many other symptoms and conditions including:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Premenstrual symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • And much more

NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine offers chiropractic and many other treatment options to our patients. To learn more about how chiropractic or any of our other treatment options, contact us for an appointment.



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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.