Cancer & Supportive Chiropractic Care
Did you know that chiropractic can benefit cancer patients as part of an integrated care plan?
Oncology teams often prescribe Chiropractic care as a complementary modality because chiropractic techniques have been shown to greatly increase patient comfort and offer preventative care. Patients often report significant joint or muscle pain and stiffness during treatment and recovery periods. Chiropractic wellness care is often prescribed to increase patient comfort during treatment and prevent chronic musculoskeletal conditions from occurring through recovery.
Potential benefits of chiropractic careCancer, the stress of diagnosis and its treatments take a toll on many body systems. The musculoskeletal and nervous system is no exception. Often the stress of the diagnosis of cancer alone is powerful enough to cause muscle tightness that creates pain and decreases spinal motion. It’s not uncommon for cancer patients to experience aches and pains, neck and/or back issues, joint stiffness, muscle tension, headaches, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, impaired balance and even peripheral neuropathy. Chiropractic care can help to reduce your stress and increase your mobility, flexibility, strength and function.
Incorporating chiropractic care as a support to your oncology treatment plan may include non-invasive manual chiropractic techniques to correct bone, muscle and joint problems and restore nerve function.
A variety of therapeutic procedures may be involved including:
A Powerful Treatment Tool
Chiropractic care can be a powerful tool in your overall treatment plan. Like many complementary modalities, chiropractic care functions best as part of an integrated care plan designed to support a patient’s wellness so that he or she can receive optimal treatment results.
Each situation is unique and proper diagnosis and treatment requires complete communication with all members of your healthcare team.
Understand that chiropractic care may not be right for every patient. For example, chiropractic care may be limited or not recommended if your platelet counts are low or a bone metastasis is found.
Share your complete medical history. Be sure to discuss all your health issues with your chiropractor before participating in a course of care. This will ensure a proper diagnosis and help facilitate the optimum care so that you can get back to living life on your terms.
When you're ready to learn more, call Dr. Dukes to schedule your consultation. (813) 752-2524
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