Chiropractic Plano TX Common Conditions Treated


While chiropractic services are typically associated with joint pain and spinal alignment, good chiropractic care can help with a lot of different issues you may not have considered. Dr. Melissa Shelton cares for the whole patient, not just the current problem, so patients can live fuller, healthier lives. In many cases, where you feel pain is not the source of the problem, for example, a sore calf muscle may be caused by a tight hip flexor or a "pinched" nerve. At Global Chiropractic in Plano, TX, Dr. Shelton encourages her patients to talk about all their health concerns so she can develop a chiropractic treatment plan that offers you the most relief.

Some of the most common conditions and complaints that are treated at Global Chiropractic - Plano/Frisco include:

  • Right shoulder pain
  • Left shoulder pain
  • Right knee pain
  • Left knee pain
  • Right elbow pain
  • Left elbow pain
  • Right wrist pain
  • Left wrist pain
  • Right-hand pain
  • Left-hand pain
  • Right hip pain
  • Left hip pain
  • Right ankle pain
  • Left ankle pain
  • Low back pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sacral pain
  • Sacral iliac pain
  • Foot pain
  • Left pain
  • Arm pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Pain between shoulders
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc bulges
  • Joint pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sleeping problems
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Torticollis
  • Subluxations
  • Muscle spasms
  • Frozen shoulder


Some of the common conditions treated through chiropractic therapy are listed below:

  • Spinal Dysfunction & Pain:
    Injury or pain of the spinal cord that damages the discs, cartilage, and ligaments that surround the bones of the spine can cause misalignment, which often leads to pain in the neck, mid-back, and lower back.
  • Disc Degeneration:
    Disc degeneration occurs when the soft tissue and cartilage between the disc plates begin to wear, eventually causing arthritis. Also known as degenerative disc disease, this can cause pain throughout the lower back or spine and often gets worse over time.
  • Headaches & Migraines:
    Millions of people suffer from headaches and migraines, but studies have shown with simple adjustments to the spinal cord, the majority of patients experience relief. Misalignments in the spine and lack of support in the neck can be the cause of frequent headaches and severe migraines.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ):
    TMJ can create pain that is central to the joint that connects the jaw and temporal bones. Pain or injury to this joint can be caused by teeth grinding, poor posture, or repetitive movements, such as gum chewing. This can cause jaw locking, misalignment of the teeth, and difficulty in chewing.
  • Leg Pain:
    Different types of leg pain can result from misalignment in the lower back. The pain that stems from the spine can shoot down the legs creating great discomfort. Symptoms may include, tingling, numbing, or aching in the leg.
  • Arm/Shoulder Pain:
    Pain in the shoulders and arms may be due to injury of the neck or spine. Such injuries may be caused by trauma, such as a fall, sports injury, or a car accident, or an abnormal misalignment of the spine due to a bulging disc.
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) & Pain:
    Also known as osteoarthritis, is caused by inflammation in the joints due to loss of cartilage. This loss can be caused by genetics, trauma, aging or injury and result in stiffness, swelling, or lack of motion in the hands, feet, spine, hips or knees.
  • Hip Pain:
    Many different types of hip pain are a result of misalignment of the spine. However, in some cases, injury or trauma can result in excruciating hip pain that prevents patients from standing or walking.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
    Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is numbing, tingling, soreness, or pain in the hand due to overuse or injury of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve flows from your fingers, up the forearm.
  • Fibromyalgia:
    This refers to chronic back pain or muscle pain that is usually tender to the touch. Often, patients who have fibromyalgia also suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and extreme fatigue.
  • Sciatica:
    The symptoms associated with sciatica include pain such as stiffness, numbing, pinching, or tingling that travel down the sciatic nerve. The pain is designated to the back and behind the legs.
  • Herniated Disc:
    A herniated disc occurs when a degenerative disc leaks fluid into the spine, causing excruciating pain. The fluid creates pressure build-up and that’s what causes pain down the spine and legs.
  • Spinal Stenosis:
    Compression in the cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (lower back) creates a condition known as spinal stenosis. Symptoms include leg or arm weakness, pinching, and numbing.
  • Pre/Post-Natal Pain:
    Pregnancy can cause pressure on the back, legs, and feet and once the baby arrives, internal readjustments can also lead to similar pain. Receiving a chiropractic adjustment during or after pregnancy can do wonders for a woman’s body.


Chiropractic services provided by our office vary and range depending on the nature of the pain and injury that is being addressed. Our chiropractor can treat a number of ailments and work hard to help bring health and vitality to each patient. It is our promise that each patient receives one-on-one attention, nutritional guidance, and a take-home routine as components of an individualized wellness program. We invite you to call our office to learn more and schedule your first consult.

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Global Chiropractic - Plano/Frisco

7924 Preston Road Suite 300
Plano, TX 75024

(214) 387-9800