Many people have heard of chiropractic treatment, but far fewer understand what is actually involved and what benefits they can expect to experience when they choose this type of care. In fact, a large number of people are surprised to learn just how versatile chiropractic care is, and how much it can improve their day-to-day lives.
In order to help you better understand the services of chiropractors, here’s an overview of what’s involved in chiropractic care.
Chiropractic treatment is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system, and in particular, the spine. The musculoskeletal system refers to the bones, muscles, and connective tissues that work together to support the weight of your body and help you move. However, that’s not all. The spine is a key component of the musculoskeletal system and protects the spinal cord which is integral to our central nervous system – the operating hub of our entire body. This means that any issues affecting the spine have the ability to have a much wider effect too. Problems with the spine can cause pain, difficulty with movement, poor sleep, mood, and memory problems, and even affect how well our organs work. A healthy spine is essential for a healthy body.
Chiropractors are specially trained to recognize, diagnose and treat issues affecting the musculoskeletal system, which they can do using a variety of tools and techniques. They can also offer important advice that could help to prevent problems from arising in the future.
There is a huge range of benefits associated with chiropractic care with many patients stating that the longer they undergo treatment, the greater these benefits are. Some of the main advantages of choosing chiropractic treatment are as follows:
Drug-free. Chiropractic treatment doesn’t use any medications of any kind, and for many patients, it also reduces their reliance on pain medications and other therapeutic drugs.
Non-invasive. Chiropractic treatment is completely non-invasive, there is no need for any anesthetic and you can nearly always stay completely dressed. There’s also no downtime afterward, although you may feel a little achy and sore for up to 24 hours after each appointment.
Improves posture. Many people suffer from poor posture and don’t even realize it. Poor posture is a key contributor to back pain, neck pain, and many other health issues. Your chiropractor can help align your spine and improve your posture to reduce the likelihood of associated problems.
Better mobility. Many patients who have regular chiropractic treatment state that they feel that they are able to move around more easily and enjoy better flexibility and range of motion.
Versatile benefits. In addition to the obvious benefits for your musculoskeletal system, research shows that chiropractic treatment can also have many wider-reaching benefits including better sleep, improved mood, greater cognitive function (memory, concentration, etc), fewer headaches/migraines, and reduced stress to name just a few.
Heal more quickly. Chiropractic treatment has been proven to increase circulation, sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients to areas in the body that require healing, enabling the patient to recover more quickly than before.
We’re delighted to offer some of the following key chiropractic services:
Adjustments are the most common chiropractic technique and involve manipulating the spine, body and limbs in order to improve spinal alignment and overall body function. This manipulation is done manually, and your therapist will use their hands and forearms in order to apply force and pressure where necessary to bring the spine into alignment.
Whether you are an amateur or professional sportsperson, you are almost certainly pushing your body to the limit on a regular basis. This can cause accelerated wear and tear, as well as increase your risk of other injuries. Chiropractic treatment is known for being one of the most effective ways of helping athletes to heal and recover, as well as potentially preventing further injuries from occurring in the future.
Millions of vehicle accidents occur in the United States every year and countless people suffer from injuries. Even minor injuries have the potential to have long-term consequences if they aren’t treated promptly. Whiplash is one of the most common auto injuries, and without treatment, it can cause chronic pain, mobility issues, and more. Visiting a chiropractor after an auto accident will help ensure that any hidden trauma is discovered and addressed as quickly as possible.
Having a baby puts the body under an incredible amount of stress. Chiropractic care is a popular choice during pregnancy for several reasons. Firstly, your chiropractor can help ensure that your spine is in alignment as your body changes and your abdomen expands. This can help to minimize back pain and other issues common during pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment can help you to sleep better, feel relaxed and maintain optimal body positioning ready for the birth. Even after your baby has arrived, chiropractic appointments can help you adjust as your body returns to its pre-baby form, keep your stress levels under control and boost your immune system – something which is particularly beneficial if you choose to breastfeed.
Although most chiropractic treatment is centered around body positioning, making good nutritional choices is also integral to overall health and wellness. Our team can offer comprehensive nutritional counseling to help you understand what a healthy, balanced diet should look like for you, based on your individual circumstances.
To find out more about any of our chiropractic services, or to make an appointment, please contact our friendly team today.