Chiropractic care can become an important of your healing process and can contribute to your wellness. Chiropractors treat and alleviate bone, muscle or joint pain without the use of drugs or surgical treatment. These licensed clinicians use a non-invasive, manual procedure to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine.
Chiropractic treatment can relieve pain and stiffness in your joints and muscles caused or intensified by surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. A chiropractic adjustment helps to properly align the spine and other joints and restore nerve function. It can also help alleviate a variety of symptoms, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Painful walking
- Neuropathy (pain or numbness in the hands and feet)
Chiropractic care can also reduce stress and increase mobility, flexibility, strength and function, as well as help improve quality of life and overall well-being. Caregivers can also receive chiropractic care at CTCA.
Chiropractic care for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
NHL and its treatment can cause stress on your musculoskeletal system (your bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments). You may experience aches and pains in your neck and/or back, headaches or difficulty walking.
When used during your NHL treatment, chiropractic services may help to:
- Restore nerve function
- Increase mobility and range of motion
- Alleviate neck and low back pain/stiffness
- Improve postural changes
- Reduce muscle tension and joint inflammation
- Relieve headaches
- Reduce sciatic nerve pain (pain from your lower back to the back of your leg)
While chiropractic care can be helpful to many NHL patients, it may not be for everyone. For example, chiropractic services are not recommended if a bone metastasis is found or your platelet counts are low.
If we determines chiropractic care is safe and appropriate, your chiropractor will work with your oncologists and you to develop a plan. Throughout your NHL treatment, your team will consistently monitor your scans and X-rays, as well as your lab results, to ensure safe delivery of care.