Broken bones or bone fractures can be extremely painful and have many implications on your daily life. While injuries like bone spurs, fractures, bone deterioration and more should be handled by the proper medical professional, it is possible treating broken bones with chiropractic care.
Those with severe breaks may be candidates for surgery and the recovery time for major breaks or fractures can be extensive. If you have a broken bone or have recently had surgery for a broken bone, continue reading this blog to see what Elevate Wellness Chiropractic can do for you.
Minor Side Effects After Chiropractic Adjustment
It is important to note that some patients experience soreness or other side effects after chiropractic treatment. While these adverse effects are minor, they may be more frustrating when you combine broken bones with chiropractic care.
Some side effects after chiropractic include
- Mild muscle soreness
Because chiropractors are working on your neck, spine, and back (in most patients), you may experience some head throbbing or dizziness. This is normal for about a day after your adjustment, but these symptoms should not persist. Working with a professional chiropractor will help align your spine or other parts of your body to help you heal more naturally.
Improving The Healing Process
The biggest benefit of utilizing chiropractic care is the benefit of faster and better healing. Treating broken bones with chiropractic care is possible because when your spine can communicate with the brain clearly, your body better understands what to do to heal your alignments. Your spine is a major component of the nervous system, which helps to limit inflammation. Limiting pain in the body is possible when proper spinal alignment occurs.
Chiropractors will look at your bone density before beginning treatment. They will work to improve your bone strength and thus reduce the risk of future fractures or breaks. Chiropractic can help reduce stiffness in your joints or bones while healing which can result in less pain.
Preventing Spinal Subluxations
If you have spinal subluxations (misaligned discs or separation of the articular surface of the joint) this can make having a broken bone even more painful. Spinal subluxations cause very complex and different muscle pain which can lead to joint pain, hemorrhaging, and excess scar tissue. Chiropractors help with manual stretching and give patients “exercises” to complete at home to limit subluxations. Treating broken bones may look like having surgery to align the broken bone and visiting a chiropractor to help limit swelling and improve the healing process.
Misalignments in the spine can affect how your brain communicates with nerves in your body. Having damaged nerves and muscles around broken bones can make the healing process more painful.
Treating broken bones with chiropractic care doesn’t always mean that a chiropractor will specifically adjust the bone itself. They may be able to help by using other techniques to help bulging discs or spinal miscommunication.
When A Chiropractor Shouldn’t Treat Broken Bones
Not all injuries are created equal and there are times when treating broken bones with chiropractic care is not ideal. If a patient has osteoporosis, it is not suggested to participate in chiropractic adjustment. Arthritis and bone tumors have also been reported to not be positively treated with chiropractic care.
When you have a broken bone, it is best to consider surgery so that your bone can heal properly and limit the risk of breaking again. While chiropractors can help eliminate the need for surgery in some patients it may not be an option for you.
However, chiropractors offer other advice that can be helpful when you have a broken bone. Recommending exercises, stretches, nutrition, and posture adjustments can all be done by a professional chiropractor. All of these practices can help aid you on the road to recovery.
If your other doctors recommend not being adjusted by a chiropractor, you may still visit one to see if they can provide you with alternative advice for healing naturally with stretching or posture adjustment.
Chiropractic With Elevate Wellness
Our chiropractor, Dr. Simmonds, at Elevate Wellness understands the pain that comes with injuries. We all know that dealing with muscle aches, fatigue, whiplash, broken bones, or other ailments can make it difficult to enjoy life. Elevate Wellness Chiropractic is here to help patients who are struggling with a variety of issues and help them heal more naturally. Treating broken bones with chiropractic care is possible at Elevate Wellness.
Chiropractic care is proven to help improve flexibility, range of motion, and need for strong medication, and help patients avoid surgery. Our friendly staff wants to help you in any way we can. Even if you are currently injured or want to improve your body, our experts are here to help! Work with us in Bountiful, UT, today!