Chiropractic Care As A Supplementary Treatment For Cancer
Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat back pain. In general, chiropractic care targets musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. Pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles associated with the effects of cancer treatment can benefit from chiropractic care.
Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy can affect the musculoskeletal system in a negative way. For example, cancer patients going through chemotherapy can experience fatigue, pain or headaches. Chiropractic care treatment can help reduce that fatigue, pain or headaches along with other symptoms such as peripheral neuropathy, neck pain, muscle tension, walking difficulties and nausea.
With the recommendation of your doctor, you can seek chiropractic care as a supplementary treatment. Chiropractic care treatment requires no drugs or surgery and focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility, strength and function by performing manipulation techniques or adjustments which realigns the spine and joints.