Are you considering chiropractic treatment? If so, you may have some questions. Don’t worry, this is completely normal and expected, especially if you have never sought this type of treatment in the past.
The fact is, more than 15 million people in North American seek chiropractic care each year for the effective, natural, and safe relief it provides. This type of treatment can help alleviate a wide array of ailments, including low energy levels, poor overall health, extremity pain, headaches, back and neck pain, and more.
As a natural healing science and art that dates back to the 4th Century B.C., chiropractic medicine is a drug-free, non-surgical solution to a wide variety of health concerns, chiropractic’s efficacy is underscored by an expanding body of research. As a non-invasive, non-medication oriented practice, treatment has a broad range of applications, is appropriate for many different life stages and appropriate for pregnant women, children, sports injuries, and general wellness. Chiropractic adjustment can be useful for chronic pain management, and can be combined with other alternative healing treatments, such as massage and physical therapy to help patients achieve optimal wellness.
What Exactly is Chiropractic Care?
According to information provided by The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care is a unique health care discipline that emphasizes and focuses on the recuperative power the body has to heal itself without the need of surgery or drugs. This medical practice is focused on the relationship between your body’s structure, mainly the spine, and function, which is coordinated by the body’s nervous system. It also focuses on how the relationship affects the restoration and the preservation of your overall health.
What is the Ultimate Goal of Chiropractic Care?
Since chiropractic treatments are usually applied to the spine area of the body, there are some people who assume that chiropractors are only treat neck and back problems. While these areas of the body are definitely treated by chiropractors, this is not the only goal of this treatment. The main objective is to help restore and optimize human health.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
At this point, you may wonder how the chiropractic treatment that is used to treat the pain in your back also helps to optimize your overall health. The answer lies within the relationship present between your nervous system and your spine.
As you probably already know, your nervous system is considered the “master controller” of all living cells, organs, and tissues. It orchestrates and coordinates all the cellular functions that take place. The nervous system is encased inside of the spinal column and this is what protects it.
Due to this intimate and close relationship, structural and biomechanical issues with the spinal column may wind up irritating various enclosed parts of the nervous system. This irritation can be the result of noxious inflammatory biochemicals that are released during a tissue injury or even result from direct mechanical pressure. In both situations, the nervous system’s function may be influenced negatively along with the functioning of the organs, tissues and cells that are supplied by the nerves affected.
The Benefits Offered by Seeking Chiropractic Care
Some specific benefits offered by seeking chiropractic care include the following:
- Reduced inflammation of the tissues
- Extremity and spinal pain relief
- Enhanced healing of damaged tissue
- Headache relief
- Reduced degeneration and injury risk
- Increased range of motion and mobility
- Increased coordination and balance
- Reduced muscular spasms and stiffness
- Increased sense of relaxation and well-being
- Relief from arthritic joint pain
- Increased energy and performance
- Increased joint health
Our doctors work with patients to develop custom treatments, specializing in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP®), which uses adjustments, traction, and exercises to align the spine; and the Pettibon™ technique, which emphasizes spinal alignment and proper posture as the primary goals of chiropractic, improvements in pain, and working toward functional based outcomes.
If you are ready to see for yourself all the benefits offered by chiropractic care, then give us a call or contact us for an appointment today. Chiropractic care may be just the solution you have been searching for.