A Chiropractor's goal is to relieve pain and improve function. Instead of prescribing drugs and performing surgery, they adjust or manipulate your spine and other body parts for proper alignment. Chiropractic care is based on the idea that when your body is in proper alignment, you have a better chance of healing yourself. Here are some more common things that are treated by a chiropractor—not all of which are related to the spine.

  1. Low back pain 
Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment from a chiropractor. Some research suggested people with low back pain got better relief from going to a chiropractor than from going to their family doctor.

  1. Neck pain
Chiropractors often treat neck pain with neck manipulations. These are also called adjustments. In some cases, these neck adjustments—along with exercises—may work better for neck pain than pain medications. 

  1. Tension headaches
Chiropractic adjustment for your neck may help if you have tension headaches. This is a common type of headache that causes pain in the back of your head and neck. Stress and bad posture can cause tension headaches. 

  1. Whiplash
 Whiplash is a type of neck sprain that often results from a car accident. It causes pain and stiffness in your neck. Pain may be worse when you try to turn your head. Chiropractic adjustments usually help with whiplash.

  1. Knee pain
Most often, wear and tear on the knee joint causes osteoarthritis. This is a very common condition. Chiropractic care might help. Chiropractors also perform knee adjustments. 

  1. Shoulder pain
A chiropractor might also be able to help you if you have a stiff and painful shoulder. This condition is called frozen shoulder syndrome. People with frozen shoulder may have less pain and more movement after chiropractic care. 


Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!