It is important to know that Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac located between the bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. The bursa serves as a lubricating fluid and decreases friction and irritation between two adjacent structures such as the bones. The epidemiology of bursitis is not fully documented because reliable statistical studies are not yet available. Nevertheless, the accompanying signs and symptoms of bursitis can be very painful and discomforting.

Over the years, there are many modes of treatments that were developed to address this disorder. Most often than not, these treatments involve the use of medication. As this may be effective, the use of medication may give rise to other health problems. This is the reason people are now turning to alternative medicine, which can deliver safer and more effective course of treatment. One of the alternative medicines that are now rising to popularity is chiropractic.

Chiropractic is basically a hands-on and natural mode of treatment. It does not use drugs or surgery when treating its patients. Chiropractic is a holistic approach of treatment, which means that instead of just focusing on the signs and symptoms itself, the chiropractor will take into consideration the whole body in the treatment process.

In order to be effective in curing bursitis, it is a must that the cause should first be identified. This is necessary so that strategies can be developed to avoid the disease. Bursitis is commonly caused by a repetitive action that involves a particular joint. The compound effect of the small and minor impact on the area will eventually develop into bursitis. There are some instances that an external force is suddenly applied on the area that injured or irritated the bursa. The overuse of a musculoskeletal structure plays a big role in developing inflammation of the bursa. The signs and symptoms may include but not limited to pain, restricted range of motion, swelling, redness, warm to touch, and others.

So how does a chiropractor help in eliminating bursitis? There are many ways. A chiropractor is trained and skilled in doing chiropractic techniques that are unique to the profession. At your first visit, the chiropractor will identify the cause of your chief complaint. He may order for diagnostic tests to further evaluate your case. When an accurate diagnosis has now been established, then the chiropractor will now proceed to the treatment or management phase.

Through the help of various chiropractic techniques, the chiropractor will be able to address the issue. These chiropractic techniques may include spinal manipulation, extremity manipulation, functional electrical manipulation, soft tissue massage, soft needling therapy, and many others.

The good thing about chiropractic is that it can serve as a means for health promotion. You can even visit your chiropractor even if you are already well from your disease or you are in good health. They can assist you in developing healthy lifestyle. A chiropractor is able to give you sound advice on exercise programs, healthy behaviors, and diet, which are all preventive measures to avoid developing bursitis again.

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Chiropractic care plays a role in almost all aspects of health and well-being. Back in Line Family Chiropractic is the leading health and wellness office serving the Ahwatukee and South Phoenix area. Chiropractors are Dedicated to helping his patients live better healthier lives and provides the highest quality of care. Call on 480-704-8818 or visit for more