Last Modified on October 30, 2023 by Dr. Tyler Meier

What conditions can chiropractic treat, and how does it treat them?

Chiropractic care is a form of treatment that focuses on the alignment of the spine. Chiropractors have found that misalignments in the spine can lead to health problems in other parts of the body, and they use adjustments and manipulations to correct these misalignments. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and more.

Chiropractors use a variety of treatments to produce transformational results. These treatments commonly include chiropractic adjustments, spinal traction, and manual manipulation. At Core Posture Chiropractic, Dr. Tyler Meier uses all of these forms of care to treat each individual patient for their unique needs. If you’re seeking chiropractic care in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Santa Ana, read on to discover how the team at Core Posture Chiropractic may be able to help you!

Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment is a technique that uses the hands-on movement of joints, but it is most commonly done on the spine. To perform an adjustment, your Newport Beach chiropractor is extensively knowledgeable about human anatomy and will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine where there’s a misalignment in your unique body.

Dr. Tyler Meier will determine the alignment of your body through a consultation and then perform an adjustment on you by applying pressure to specific points on the exterior of your body in order to stimulate movement in your joints.

Benefits of a Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustments provide a wide range of health benefits, especially if your body is out of alignment. Chiropractic adjustments are known for their ability to help restore body balance and enhance overall performance. Chiropractic adjustments have the potential to assist you in feeling better or at your finest possible state of health and well-being, regardless of whether you feel poorly or feel great.

The most well-known chiropractic adjustment benefit is spinal realignment. Because the spine is the nervous system’s central hub, any misalignment may result in a variety of issues throughout the body. People are shocked to learn that when your spine is out of alignment, you may develop inexplicable headaches, pains, discomfort, and bodily decreased efficiency.

The nervous system is in charge of a majority of both our conscious and unconscious body functions. When nerve energy gets restricted by poorly aligned joints, it can throw off the regulation of hormones and chemicals that the nervous system is responsible for, which then leads to more physical problems.

When the spine is correctly aligned, which is the main objective of chiropractic adjustments, then the flow of energy through the nerves of the body improves. As a result, chronic headaches and migraines go away, digestive problems get better or stop, pain is reduced, and the body experiences more energy.

Chiropractic adjustments can have a significant impact on your overall health, but to fully benefit from them, it’s best to receive them regularly. In fact, regular chiropractic adjustments can have a compounding effect that makes each successive adjustment more effective. The key to getting the most out of your treatment is an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

Spinal Traction

Spinal traction is a type of chiropractic care that helps improve the alignment of your spine. Spinal traction applies significant force to stretch and lengthen the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around your spine. This can deliver long-term results in correcting scoliosis and other imbalances present in the body. Therefore, spinal traction usually plays an important role in individualized treatment plans designed to correct severe misalignment issues within the spine.

Spinal traction may be provided by physical tools, ranging from hand or foot machines to adjustable recline chairs. These devices are rarely automated. Traction machines resemble tables with a series of straps and moving arms. These straps are wrapped around important areas of the body and gradually brought into alignment using gentle pulls on them.

Dr. Tyler Meier needs a complete set of x-rays to help you get the most out of spinal traction. Spinal traction is the use of continuous pressure to realign joints over time, moving them back toward normal alignment. Dr. Tyler Meier can identify which joints and regions of the spine are misaligned based on your x-rays and then put you in the proper spinal traction position after that.

Manual Manipulation

Another approach that chiropractors may use to provide hands-on treatment to regions of your body that are misaligned or in need of attention is manual manipulation. Although spinal adjustment is considered a form of manual manipulation, the manual manipulation technique in and of itself can differ and result in distinct benefits from traditional adjustment.

A chiropractor will physically manipulate your muscles and joints using their hands or a specialized tool. If a tool is employed, many different types are available to meet your needs. Some may even be take-home or in-office tools, which you can use on your own prior to, during, or after treatment. Through manual manipulation, Dr. Tyler Meier can treat your neuromusculoskeletal system directly, helping create beneficial changes in all three systems at once.

Back Pain? Headaches? Scoliosis?

Chiropractic can help provide the relief you’ve been looking for.

Back Pain

Chiropractic care is a highly effective treatment for back pain. Finding a way to treat back pain is a unique journey for everyone, but chiropractic care offers ways to correct the spine at the root by balancing the alignment of the spine and helping to restore the optimal flow of nerve energy. Chiropractic is also appropriate for all ages and can act as a preventative form of care when implemented early. Correcting the alignment of the spine can help reduce or even eliminate pain.

Neck Pain

Neck pain might be caused by inflamed muscles, tendons, joints, or nerves in the cervical spine. Chiropractic care can help to treat the root cause of neck pain, which is often misalignment, while also reducing or eliminating pain completely. Dr. Tyler Meier will create a treatment strategy to reduce your pain as quickly as possible and help treat the source of your problem at its core.

Digestive Problems

Did you know that chiropractic care can help with digestive issues? Many people don’t realize that the nervous system controls digestion. When there is a problem with the enteric nervous system, it results in problems like constipation, GERD, acid reflux, nausea, and diarrhea. By aligning the spine and reducing nerve interference through chiropractic adjustments, many of these digestive issues can be relieved or even eliminated altogether.

Headaches & Migraines

Headaches and migraines are often linked to misalignment in the neck. If you’ve always believed that headaches and migraines were something you had to put up with, reconsider: chiropractic therapy can help you feel better quickly, while also preventing your headaches and migraines from reoccurring.


Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine, which can not only often be visibly seen in the posture but can also cause severe symptoms and discomfort in the body. Chiropractic care can help treat scoliosis by aligning the spine back to its proper position.

Forward Head Posture (Text Neck)

Forward head posture is a common deformity that affects people of all ages, including children and adolescents. Too much time spent looking down at screens can cause the cervical spine to become imbalanced and misshapen, making the neck look like it’s craning forward.

Are you ready to receive expert chiropractic care in the Newport Beach, CA area? You’ve come to the right place!

We invite you to start your journey to better health today by giving us a call and scheduling an appointment. At Core Posture Chiropractic, we are committed to offering the best possible care for our patients. Dr. Tyler Meier has helped hundreds of patients improve their well-being by treating a wide range of conditions at the source. If you’re ready to say goodbye to pain and discomfort or simply want to upgrade your overall health, our care may be exactly what you’ve been searching for.

Tyler Meier Chiropractor

Dr. Tyler Meier is a board-certified, licensed chiropractor and founder of CorePosture Chiropractic in Newport Beach, CA

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