Chiropractic adjustments correct abnormalities in joint position called subluxations. A subluxation may occur due to traumatic accidents that dislodge the vertebrae, natural age-related changes that place stress on the spinal joints, other natural physical changes such as pregnancy, or years of musculoskeletal and postural imbalances. Newborns can even experience spinal misalignment during birth. These imbalances may inhibit joint movement, causing pain and stiffness. They can also encourage muscle strains and pinched nerves. Nerve impingement, in turn, can interfere with the communication between brain and body, leading to all kinds of physical dysfunction. By correcting your joint position and spinal alignment, we can therefore relieve or minimize troublesome symptoms. Conditions Treated by Tacoma Chiropractic Care Our friendly and professionally trained staff can make use of chiropractic care to address an amazingly long list of problems. Examples include: Acute injuries - Whiplash, herniated discs, workplace injuries and sports injuries are just a few of the many acute injuries that can benefit from spinal adjustments. Chronic pain conditions - Osteoarthritis, sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines and other forms of chronic pain can be managed without relying on painkillers, thanks to chiropractic care. Pediatric conditions - Babies and children can benefit immensely from spinal adjustments that enable their growing bodies to develop and function normally. Chiropractic care can minimize childhood problems such as colic, ear infections and asthma. Senior issues - Senior bodies often need extra help maintaining pain, free range of motion. Chiropractic care is a safe, non-pharmaceutical means of achieving this goal.