Chiropractic care is a field of medicine that treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. In addition, chiropractic care may address the effects these disorders may have on general health. Chiropractors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) are a fundamental part of the integrative care team. They provide chiropractic treatment to relieve pain and stiffness in joints and muscles. Patients undergoing cancer treatment may experience side effects from surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other treatments. Chiropractic care may help patients manage treatment-related side effects and improve quality of life.
The chiropractors at CTCA® are licensed doctors who work closely with your oncologists and the rest of your care team to help to reduce stress to the nervous system. With years of education and training, they are experienced in using non-invasive manual or instrument procedures to restore balance to the muscles and joints of the body, particularly the spine. CTCA chiropractors in or around Chicago, Phoenix, Tulsa, Atlanta and Philadelphia administer patient-centric chiropractic treatments to help increase mobility, flexibility, strength and function, as well as improve overall well-being.
Patients who experience back or neck pain, headaches, nausea, neuropathy or fatigue may be referred to a chiropractor at one of our five hospitals. Chiropractors commonly perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment on patients. Manipulation is a technique chiropractors use to manually apply controlled force to the spine and other joints in the body that have become misaligned or restricted in their movement.
Chiropractic care may help to correct musculoskeletal problems and relieve symptoms caused by cancer treatments. Chiropractic care is one of the supportive therapies offered at CTCA to help patients live more comfortably and stay strong during the cancer journey. While chiropractic care may be helpful to many patients, it is not for everyone. If chiropractic care is recommended for you, your CTCA chiropractor will work closely with the rest of your care team to provide a coordinated, personalized approach to your cancer care.