Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Appleton

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Appleton

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Being Breast Cancer Awareness month in Appleton, October gives us a good opportunity to talk about oncology, and how chiropractic care can help. Cancer and cancer treatments can cause stress on the musculoskeletal system. The stress and anxiety associated with the diagnosis of cancer can be enough to cause severe musculoskeletal tension and pain. The treatments themselves, like chemotherapy, may lead to neuropathy, gait imbalance, and muscular weakness. Radiation treatment may lead to tissue fibrosis.

chiropractic techniques for oncology patients in Appleton

Many patients undergoing oncology treatment have aches and pain in the neck and back, as well as muscle tension and headaches. Chiropractic care can offer great relief by helping control pain, alleviate headaches, decrease tension and decrease stress on the body. An experienced and quality chiropractor, like Dr. Kate Williams at Well Within, will work closely with your oncology team to ensure safe and appropriate treatment is provided.

The most common chiropractic technique used is adjustment, a procedure in which the chiropractor will use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment is to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical functioning capabilities. Other chiropractic techniques commonly used to benefit oncology patients are:

  • Mobilization (moving a joint through its range of motion)
  • Massage
  • Non-manual treatments such as applying heat or ice, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation
  • Cold laser therapy

Other than a few minor side effects, which may include temporary discomfort in the parts of the body that were treated, headache, or tiredness (which typically go away after a day or two), chiropractic care is considered to be a safe and effective holistic way to treat pain, stress, and tension that comes with cancer diagnoses and treatment.

Contact Well Within Chiropractic at (920) 702-4889 or visit us online to schedule an appointment. We would love the opportunity to work with you and improve your overall well-being!


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Well Within Chiropractic

2500 East Enterprise Avenue Suite E
Appleton, WI 54913

(920) 419-4696
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