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Chiropractic, From Your Head To Your Feet

Posted by Dr. Gray on Thursday, August 28, 2008

Some people mistakenly believe that while chiropractors do an excellent job of treating back pain, they may not always be the best choice for relieving pain affecting other parts of the body. Yes, back pain is the leading reason people visit a chiropractor, but it’s certainly not the only reason. A new study has shown that for people experiencing a certain type of foot pain, chiropractic is not only effective, but also can relieve the pain where other methods have failed.

In the study, researchers treated 15 patients who had developed foot pain after undergoing a surgical procedure called plantar fasciotomy. Other therapies, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), shoe padding and rest, had been ineffective in relieving the pain. All of the patients were treated with manual therapy (consisting of joint mobilization and/or chiropractic manipulation to the joints in the foot and ankle) and home-based exercises, and then were asked to describe whether the pain had improved or remained the same.

Eleven patients in the group reported experiencing “significant improvement” in their foot pain as a result of chiropractic care; another three patients experienced “moderate” improvement. The treatment was not only effective, but quite safe, with no long-lasting complications associated with any of the procedures. The lesson here? If you suffer from pain and you’re looking for a safe, natural alternative to drugs and surgery, schedule an appointment with your local doctor of chiropractic!

Wyatt LH. Conservative chiropractic management of recalcitrant foot pain after fasciotomy: a retrospective case review. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics June 2006;29(5):398-402.

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6 Responses to “Chiropractic, From Your Head To Your Feet”

  1. Interesting post Dr. Gray.

  2. Messengerss said

    The health service sucks in the USA…. I’m sure all Google employees have great health insurance, thanks to their giant company politics.

    What about the rest of our wonderful country? We don’t get that treatment so nobody from Google should ever blog about these issues when they are backed by corporate giants. Googles blog by Matt Cutts… Come on people?

    Yhank you…
    Pin2…

  3. This is your forum where you can share, discuss and help other members by discussing yours as well as their health problems, concerns and remedies. Discuss medicinal, natural or alternative ways to health. This is a platform where you can answer and get answers to your concerns. Share your personal experiences and learn from others. Please email us if you need us to add a new forum that you feel needs to be added. Your suggestions are welcome.
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  4. sayem said

    I Like your post Dr.Gray

  5. sayem said

    Interesting post Dr. Gray.
    pls see my link http://www.myhealth-forum.com/

  6. It is a very awesome information. Thanks for sharing. St. Petersburg FL back pain

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