One common misbelief is that chiropractors can only work on spines. While the chiropractor will most often check each patient’s spine we are also fully trained to assess, diagnose and treat all other joints of the body.
So, if you have or have had problems with:
- Finger joints
- Toe joints
… ask your chiropractor.
In a study from Queensland on the treatment of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), patients were divided into 3 groups. All had similar pain and of similar duration. One group received spinal manipulation of the lower cervical spine (neck), one received placebo treatment and the other was a control. The study revealed an immediate and clear reduction in pain at the elbow from treatment at the neck.1
- Vicenzio, B. et al. (1996) Pain 68: 69-74.