List of all the times you shouldn't see a chiropractor

List of all the times you shouldn't see a chiropractor

Conditions that deem patients unsafe for chiropractic manual adjustments are called contraindications. These contraindications are looked for with each and every patient to avoid potential injury or adverse reactions to adjustments. If a patient has one of the listed conditions, it doesn't mean chiropractic can't be of help to them.

Chiropractors will often play the roll of being a entry physician, meaning they are qualified to evaluate and refer a patient to the physician to get the patient the help they need. Chiropractors also don't always have to manipulate or adjust each patient, often times chiropractors will perform manual muscle work such as myofascial release or dry needling. Chiropractors will often have their patients begin at home exercises and/or stretches to help self manage their condition. This is more prevalent in conditions such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint instability and artificial joints. 

Conditions that are unsafe for chiropractic adjustments include

  • History or increased risk of stroke
  • Healing fractures
  • Artificial joints
  • Severe Osteoporosis
    • Can be adjusted using an Activator 
  • Certain cancers and malignancies
  • Joint instability
  • Certain dislocations
  • Infections of bone or joint
  • Tumors of bone or joint
  • Soft tissue rupture or tear
  • Severe arthritis
  • Increased ADI space
    • Advanced conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Downs Syndrome

Conditions that can be treated by chiropractors that are often questioned

  • Pregnant women
  • Most forms of arthritis
  • Disc injuries
  • Symptoms such as numbness and tingling from nerve entrapment or irritation

The doctors at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic pride themselves on taking a detailed exam to ensure that every patient is treated safely and correctly. Every condition, big or small should be taken seriously and treated with precaution. Come in today to see why Gallatin Valley Chiropractic has been voted Bozeman's Choice Chiropractor for 7 years! 

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