Chiropractic care may be an important part of your healing process and may contribute to your wellness. Chiropractors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) work with patients to treat and reduce bone, muscle or joint pain without the use of drugs or surgical treatment. These licensed clinicians use a non-invasive, manual procedure or instrument techniques to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine.
Chiropractic treatment may help relieve pain and stiffness in your joints and muscles caused or intensified by surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. A chiropractic adjustment is designed to help to properly align the spine and other joints and restore nerve function. It may also help alleviate a variety of symptoms, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Painful and difficulty walking
- Neuropathy (pain or numbness in the hands and feet)
Chiropractic care may also reduce stress and increase flexibility, strength and function, restore mobility and help improve quality of life and overall well-being. Caregivers may also receive chiropractic care at CTCA®.
Chiropractic care at Western
Dr. Charles McDonald, a chiropractor at CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center (Western), evaluates patients for spinal or extremity joint dysfunction, as well as improper movement patterns. He then may provide manual and non-force instrument adjustments to help alleviate pain, improve mobility and enhance well-being.
"Joint dysfunction and improper movement patterns are the source of most musculoskeletal pain," says Dr. McDonald. "Form and function are intertwined."