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Should You Try Orthotics to Improve Spinal Alignment?   

Written By Coates Chiropractic Clinic on November 13, 2019

Athlete Runner Did you know that issues with your feet can cause problems with your back and vice versa?

Understanding this has helped the chiropractic community come up with innovative ways to treat multiple areas of the body. 

Orthotics is just one example. You might just think they’re just for foot pain relief, but they can be used for so much more!

Why Some People Turn to Orthotics for Spinal Alignment 

The anatomy of your feet and the way they hit the ground when you stand and walk can have a profound effect on the alignment of your spine.

Custom orthotic inserts or footwear can reduce the pain from and the impact of conditions such as

  • High arches
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis 
  • Diabetes
  • Heel spurs
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis 

When the feet and ankles are properly aligned and when the pain of a foot condition is alleviated, your back will also benefit. The feet are, in essence, stabilized by the orthotic, leading to stability and the prevention of misalignment in the back. 

Why You Need Regular Appointments with Your Red Deer Chiropractor

If you have back issues, the best thing you can do for yourself is to invest in multiple types of treatment. 

Back pain is caused by various issues, including: 

  • Trauma/Injury
  • Misalignment
  • Muscle tension and strain
  • Narrowing of the spinal cord
  • Bulging or herniated discs 

Getting additional treatment, including therapeutic massage and chiropractic adjustments will help you prevent pain and misalignment issues down the road. 

Talk to Your Chiropractic Team About the Best Options for Your Unique Needs 

Not sure if orthotic inserts are right for you? No problem – simply talk to Dr. Chris Senko and his team. Your Red Deer chiropractic team will explain your options and create a treatment plan that will fit your individual needs. 

Would you like more information about the usefulness of orthotics for spinal alignment? Contact us today at 403-343-7898 to find out if you’re a good candidate for this type of alignment aide. 


Posted In: Chiropractic Orthotics

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