Chiropractic care is a method of natural health care that is provided by a chiropractor. Your chiropractor is focused on diagnosing and treating disorders of the spine, nerves, soft tissues, and joints. Their goal in most cases is to reduce and/or eliminate pain and to restore range of motion. They may also focus on strengthening a patient’s immunity, and to teach them healthy lifestyle changes to give them lasting health for a lifetime. While chiropractors are usually pictured as healing back and/or neck pain, they do so much more.
Yes, you can have back and neck pain healed with chiro care, but it is only the beginning of what a chiropractic doctor can do. They are actually suitable primary care doctors for the entire family and can treat anyone of any age, from the tiniest babies to the frailest elderly people, and everyone in between. Remember, chiropractic doctors attend four-year doctoral programs after getting a Bachelor’s degree in some other subject, usually biology or something related. They are subject to rigorous standards of practice and are accredited by a national board with exacting standards, just like traditional M.D.s.
Types of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care encompasses many things, but its basis is spinal manipulation. This is also sometimes referred to as a chiropractic adjustment. By manipulating the spine to restore vertebrae that are out of alignment to their proper positions, pain is relieved and range of motion is restored. Having vertebrae in their proper positions can also strengthen immunity.
The more pressure that is applied to the spine, or an injured joint, the more scar tissue break up, the more inflammation goes away, and the more healing is allowed to occur. Once one aspect of healing is initiated, such as a reduction in inflammation or the breaking up of scar tissue, the body can activate its own healing resources to do the rest. The hallmark of chiropractic care is that it is natural, and works with the body to enhance its own healing abilities without the use of drugs or surgery.
A chiropractic adjustment is usually completely painless and is totally safe. Once in a while, there may be some mild soreness after a particularly vigorous session, but that should resolve itself in a day or two. When you compare this to the long-term pain of recovering from surgery, or the possibility of becoming addicted to pain-relieving drugs, all while getting the same or better results, the choice to use chiropractic care is a simple one.
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