For patients, caregivers and family members of the CTCA Community
 
 
Chiropractic Benefits

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has always been about treating the whole person, not just cancer. Chiropractic care shares the same philosophy—which is one reason so many Cancer Fighters® members make chiropractic part of their lives.

The benefits of this non-surgical, drug-free approach to healthcare extend well beyond the reduction of back or neck pain. Chiropractic care can improve your overall quality of life.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic care seeks to restore and maintain your overall health by focusing on the health of your nervous system. By adjusting your spine for optimal alignment, chiropractic removes interference from the nervous system and restores your body’s ability to heal itself.

Chiropractic is a very hands-on therapy. Physicians manipulate and adjust your spine with manual pressure, specialized instruments and non-force techniques. If you are like many members, you may find these techniques relaxing and enjoyable!

Chiropractic began in the late 1800s, and today is the third largest doctoral-level health care profession, after medicine and dentistry. Doctors of chiropractic complete four years of undergraduate training, followed by four years of accredited chiropractic training. Chiropractors must also pass rigorous national board examinations and a state licensing exam. 

How can chiropractic help cancer patients?
Cancer and cancer treatments can cause stress on your musculoskeletal system. That stress affects you in many ways, but chiropractic can help most of the resulting symptoms:
  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Painful walking
  • Nausea
  • Pain or numbness in your hands and feet
Chiropractic care can also reduce mental stress, increase your mobility, flexibility and strength, and help improve your overall well-being.

Ask your CTCA® care team if chiropractic should be part of your overall treatment plan.

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