October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta think that it’s the perfect time to discuss the relationship between cancer treatment and Chiropractic care.
Although most people are aware of how Chiropractic treatment can relieve pain associated with commons aches and musculoskeletal conditions.
However, most people are not aware of the fact that Chiropractic care and regular spinal adjustments are proven to be beneficial for addressing a variety of symptoms associated with breast cancer.
According to the Cancer Centers of America, Chiropractic treatment should be incorporated into each patient’s existing treatment program.
With AICA, all of our offices throughout Atlanta are equipped with Chiropractors who are specifically trained at providing treatment solutions for cancer patients that focus on immediate pain relief and restoring mobility.
For the most part, Chiropractic care focuses on addressing injuries or particular conditions that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
When your nervous system is completely void of all interferences caused by misalignments within your spine, your body’s ability to function properly diminishes.
In addition to Chiropractic Adjustments, most Chiropractors utilize a combination of techniques that include deep tissue massage and traction.
This particular model has changed the way many oncologists throughout the United States approach their patients’ recovery process by trying to treat the painful side-effects associated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or massive surgery.
An example of this can be seen with breast cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy and suffer from insomnia, other sleep disorders, or depression.
Providing solutions that help keep your spinal vertebra intact and aligned can relieve pain and reduce stress, which helps improve the patient’s overall well-being.
Chiropractic care is proven to help reduce lymphedema, which is a common side-effect associated with traditional cancer treatments.
Chiropractors utilize a series of deep tissue massages and controlled exercises to help reduce swelling, inflammation, and to eliminate any type of discomfort.
For patients who undergo chemotherapy, most tend to suffer from frequent, painful headaches. This can be addressed by Chiropractors through the use of Ultrasound therapy, as well as deep tissue massage to help reduce painful muscle spasms.
According to the former president of the American Chiropractic Association Rick McMichael, “Chiropractic is not about getting one visit and you’re fixed. It’s more like therapy or dietary change.
It’s a natural approach to improve function, pain levels begin to reduce, and you start to have more energy and feel better generally.
Over time, your body becomes able to maintain healthy neurologic pathways, your motion becomes more balanced, you function better, and your pain begins to subside.”
Lastly, Chiropractic treatment serves as an excellent alternative to traditional pain remedies like prescription medication, which can actually create more stress for breast cancer patients.
If you are battling breast cancer, give our Atlanta office a call today to set up a consultation with one of our experienced Chiropractors.
We are available 24/7 to schedule an appointment and welcome walk-in visits if you happen to be nearby.
Our Chiropractors are trained at addressing breast cancer and can provide immediate pain relief, while also working with your oncologists in order to complement your overall recovery plan.
Contact us by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 889-8828.