“Chiropractic Care Works for More Than Just Your Back”
Restoring the natural function of the spine and allowing your body to move and heal as it should is the main goal of any Chiropractic practitioner. A Chiropractic Adjustment is a term used to describe the way a practitioner will apply pressure to the vertebrae and release the gas trapped in the joints producing a popping sound. Chiropractic care is most commonly used to treat back pain, but adjustments are also useful for injury recovery, nerve function, and overall well-being. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of regular adjustments below.
Back Pain Relief
If you are doing research about local chiropractors or seeking one out in the first place it’s probably because you have some sort of chronic back pain. Back pain can be annoying, debilitating and affect every area of our lives. Chiropractic care was specifically designed so that practitioners can harness the power of the spine and restore order to the body. Regular adjustments have been shown to relieve back pain and restore nerve function as well as train the body to deal with stress in the future to avoid injury. There are other factors that may be affecting your back in a negative way such as posture or what kind of mattress you are sleeping on.
General Body Pain Relief
The spine is at the center of our skeletal structure, meaning that when the spine is in distress that pain and discomfort will ripple into other parts of the body. It’s important to discuss with your Chiropractor any kind of pain you are experiencing, as this will help them to narrow down the source of the issue, but it will also help them to tailor the treatment to suit your specific needs.
Behind back pain, the number one ailment that Chiropractors treat is headaches. Headaches can range from a mild tension headache to an intense pounding migraine that will force someone to call into work or miss important life events. Regular Chiropractic Adjustments have been shown over time to dramatically reduce how often headaches happen, as well as their pain and intensity. If you are experiencing frequent headaches your first instinct may be to take some pain killers and continue on with daily life. But if you are interested in discovering the root of the pain and how to prevent it in the future, Chiropractic care may be the treatment option you are looking for.
Sciatica Pain Relief
In traditional medicine, there are very few natural treatment options for patients dealing with Sciatica. Chiropractic adjustments are one of the most effective options for treating sciatica, and the best part is that when your body is taught to heal and move correctly the frequency of Sciatica attacks is greatly reduced. The spine compression that causes Sciatica could also be a result of lifestyle choices that need to be corrected, such as poor posture, not exercising regularly, or sleeping on a soft mattress.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Chiropractic care is much more than adjustments, but a complete lifestyle transformation for you and your family. Your body is designed to move gracefully, protect itself from injury and heal quickly. When your spine is healthy then everything else begins to fall in place. Give our experienced team a call today to schedule your first consultation or check out some of the other services we offer for your whole family!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
We get this question to a lot, and it’s easy to understand why. Witnessing a Chiropractic adjustment from the outside it can look and sometimes sound painful, but most patience’s rarely feel anything other than relief. If you do happen to be one of the unlucky few that experience slight pain, it is usually temporary and is comparable to engaging in a new activity. It can easily be remedied by drinking water, doing some light stretching or using an ice/heat pack.
Q: What Types of Pain Do Chiropractors Treat?
Chiropractors are specially trained to perform a unique service to your body. They locate areas on your body, brain, spinal cord and/or structural system that are stressed. This stress causes your body to ache and prevents it from performing properly. These highly specialized techniques release the pressure from your nerves and structural system and help increase the blood flow to the rest of your body. These adjustments will not only relieve your pain but will help your overall health.
Q: What is a Chiropractor?
As stated on Spine-Health.com, a basic chiropractor is:
“A health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.”
But as everyone in the medical field will tell you being a medical professional never stops at the basic level. Chiropractors are highly skilled doctors that focus on treating you in a more holistic nature. We work with both your body and your mind to find a lifelong solution to your problem that will only resort to pharmaceuticals and surgeries if there is no other way. We strive to work with traditional medical interventions rather than against them, allowing your body to heal itself.
Q: Are There Chiropractic Side Effects?
Like everything in life, there is always a risk of some sort of side effect; however, with chiropractic care, the chances are low and very rarely serious. As Chiropractic adjustments may be working with muscles that don’t get much use there is a chance of mild soreness in some areas. And though it doesn’t happen very often the Mayo Clinic does like to warn patients that they may experience some headaches or fatigue.
Q: How Do Chiropractors Relieve Pain from Injuries or Accidents?
When you experience an accident your psyche and body go through an awful amount of stress. This tension can mask the pain for both body and mind. This is why a chiropractic interview shortly after the accident is so important. A skilled chiropractor can discover injuries that are buried so far down that you believe nothing is injured but in reality, your adrenaline and other emotions are hiding a serious injury that can cause long term damage.
Common injuries treated by a chiropractor are:
- Car accident injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Injuries due to lifting
- Sports injuries
- Back injuries
- Illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS, sometimes called “runner’s knee”)
- Injuries to the rotator cuff
- Plantar fasciitis