Chiropractor Methods, Services, and Benefits
A Chiropractor provides a specialized level of care to their patients. Most people who seek out chiropractic care do so because of pain in their back or their neck. However, a chiropractor actually can help you with your overall health. This is because of the belief that many health issues can be traced back to the health of your spine.
At A Family Chiropractic Clinic, we take an overall wellness approach when it comes to chiropractic care. Not only do we assist patients who are experiencing back and neck pain, but we help them live better lives.
Why You Should See a Chiropractor
When you experience back or neck pain, it can influence your entire day. The pain and discomfort can affect your mood, make you more irritable, impact your job and family life, and even limit your range of motion. People who suffer from chronic back and neck pain have to deal with these things on a regular basis. Their overall quality of life can begin to diminish when they have to deal with ongoing or reoccurring pain.
The first step towards taking your life back should be into the office of your chiropractor. You’ll be greeted warmly by our professional and courteous staff. After a medical history and exam, our chiropractor will be able to provide you with a treatment plan. Chiropractic care can help relieve:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain
- Digestive issues
- Pregnancy related back pain
- Blood pressure
- Tailbone pain
- Myofascial pain
- Degenerative disc disorder
- And more!
A chiropractor will treat these various conditions using spinal manipulation. They can either adjust your spine manually or use an adjuster tool. Both methods are very effective in treating several issues. Most patients begin to notice improvement after their first few visits.
The Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor
A chiropractor will help you realign your spine. Your spine has many vertebrae that can easily become misaligned. This can be due to:
- Improper use
- Poor posture
- Lack of exercise
- Other serious issues
When your spine is out of alignment, it impacts your entire body. Muscles in your neck and back must overcompensate for the misalignment. Ligaments and joints throughout your body will no longer function as well when your back is not functioning well. The misalignment can also put pressure on your nerves, resulting in pain, tingling, or numbness. You may also experience headaches or digestive problems as a result of being out of alignment.
Not only will a chiropractor help realign your spine, but the adjustments provide additional health benefits. Trapped gas can be released from joints. Blood circulation to the area will improve. Increased blood circulation means faster healing.
Your chiropractor can also help you on the path to living a healthier lifestyle. They may suggest supplements to help with your overall health. They may also recommend repeat maintenance visits to ensure that your spine stays in alignment over time. It’s also common for chiropractic care to go hand in hand with other treatment options such as:
- Physical therapy
- Hot/Cool treatments
- Electrical stimulation
A chiropractor will significantly help your health beyond just your spine.
The Cost of Seeing a Chiropractor
Affordability is another perk of chiropractic care. Most people who seek treatment through a chiropractor end up saving money over other treatment options. This is largely due to the fact that your chiropractor’s goal is to find the cause of the pain and correct it. Unlike other options such as medications which only treat the symptoms. Chiropractic care can be more affordable than:
- Ongoing prescription drug use
- Frequent visits to a medical doctor
A chiropractor can also help improve or eliminate your back or neck pain much faster than other treatment options. Studies have shown that people who use chiropractic care as a part of their treatment plan resolve their pain issues more quickly. They also have a lower likelihood of re-occurrence.
Additional Chiropractor Tips
One of the best things that you can do for your body is to eat well and exercise. Many patients who experience neck and back pain are overweight. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle you are saving your back and neck from potential issues.
Equally important is a healthy posture. You should always be aware of your posture throughout the day. With so much technology woven into our lives it’s easy to find yourself hunched over a computer or mobile device. Being mindful of your posture will help keep your supporting back muscles strong. Exercise also contributes to a strong, healthy back. It’s important to practice good posture when you are:
- Standing for long periods of time
- Sitting for long periods of time
- Lifting heavy objects
- Using mobile devices
Just taking a few seconds during each activity to pay attention to how you are sitting, standing, or lifting can help you get into the habit of practicing good posture. Your chiropractor will also be able to help you with tips on how to improve your posture.