Chiropractic care is a health care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of your body and their connection to the nervous system. The term chiropractic means to be done by hand, and chiropractors primarily use their hands for adjustments to help restore joint function and support the nervous system. Chiropractors help patients maintain optimal health without the use of unnecessary drugs or surgery. Chiropractors are primary care doctors who specialize in spinal health and your overall well-being. They focus on the diagnosis, prevention and conservative care of spine-related disorders and other joint issues as well as soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, nutritional advice and fitness coaching. Chiropractic care isn’t just about getting your back cracked (although it feels great). Here are some powerful benefits of chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care isn’t the cure-all for everything; however, in many cases, it can reverse the cause of most of your pain. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can help reduce pain better than many medications, and if you have a problem, such as a neck injury, taking painkillers will only treat the symptoms, but a chiropractor may be able to correct the cause of the pain. They look closely at the nervous system and your spine, which is where it is believed that most of your pain originates from, so if your spine is healthy, your pain will generally be reduced or alleviated.
Those who experience chronic pain are very familiar with pain medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, but chiropractic adjustments may provide completely drug-free pain relief. It is the ideal solution for anyone interested in reducing their use of medications. Chiropractors utilize a drug-free approach since they treat your whole body as a holistic system, focusing less on your symptoms and more on how you can maintain a healthy body. It is the foundation for the chiropractic approach to patient care. Although there is a wide range of techniques that a chiropractor may choose to use as treatment, unlike surgery, they are noninvasive and there are fewer, if any, side effects.
Chiropractors have a vast array of techniques and tools at their disposal. If you are experiencing mobility issues or are having chronic pain, simply let your chiropractor know your concerns, and they will find a way to customize a treatment plan designed for your individual concerns. For instance, if you are experiencing joint stiffness and pain from osteoarthritis, along with manipulations, your chiropractor may recommend lifestyle changes such as a change in diet and exercise that may help to reduce stiffness and pain.
Lower back pain is a common result of poor posture. If you find yourself hunched over or leaning to the side, chiropractic adjustments can help correct the painful issues, leading to much better posture. Regular chiropractic adjustments may help align the tilting and curving in your spine, which ultimately improves your posture. This can also be beneficial for the curve in your neck, which is a common problem for young adults who are constantly sitting in front of a computer or hunched over a cellphone. With regular chiropractic care, you can improve your posture and stand taller and stronger. Along with spinal manipulations to improve posture, your chiropractor can recommend ergonomic ideas to help you sit straighter.
Many people suffer from difficult-to-treat or invisible medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia. Chiropractic adjustments may help ease the symptoms associated with these conditions. Many fibromyalgia patients seek natural treatments for the symptoms associated with the condition, and chiropractic care is one of the most frequently considered, especially for pain management and improvement for range of motion. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may feel as if the tingling, pain and exhaustion accompanying this syndrome will never end. But help may be as close as your chiropractor’s office. Chiropractors help restore the balance in your skeletal structure through manipulations, stretches and adjustments to eliminate the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
Anxiety is quickly becoming one of the most common ailments in America. In fact, about 18 percent of the population is suffering from some form of anxiety issue. Many people suffer from anxiety-related symptoms, such as muscle tension, physical weakness, inability to relax, loss of concentration and constant worry. Unfortunately, many people with anxiety are also turning to medications for relief. Anti-anxiety medications will mask the symptoms for a period, but the problems typically reoccur when the medications are stopped, or people develop a dependency on a medication, requiring them to take it for years. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be a natural and safe method for anxiety management. Misalignments of the spine interrupt nerve communications and impede functioning, causing an imbalance of hormones. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore nervous system health and ultimately restore normal hormone functioning, which may relieve your symptoms of anxiety.
Chronic pain can be a challenge, especially when it comes to finding relief. There are numerous options available to assist in the treatment and cure of chronic aches and pains, such as oral medications, nerve blocks and TENS. Since there is no involvement of drugs when opting for chiropractic care, it complements almost every other type of therapeutic care. Keep in mind that although chiropractic care may not be the cure-all for what ails you, it is considered to be the most natural way to effectively and safely treat a vast array of diseases, medical conditions and basic, everyday aches and pains. If you are currently undergoing treatment for conditions, such as arthritis, anxiety, neck injuries or back injuries, it may be beneficial to schedule a chiropractic consultation to learn more about how chiropractic care can be combined with other treatments and replace many types of treatments that are not working for you.
To schedule a consultation for your chiropractic care evaluation, contact Cultivate Chiropractic.
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