What Is Chiropractic Care?
While chiropractic care treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, they do far more than simply treat back and neck conditions. In fact, chiropractic care can be used across the board – because of the relationship between your spine and your nervous system.
Because of the close proximity of the spinal column to a plethora of your nerves, correcting spinal abnormalities that irritate the nervous system can lead to relief from your symptoms, even in seemingly non-spinal health conditions.
Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages, and many conditions – but should not be performed on patients with severe osteoporosis, numbness in an arm or leg, or cancer in your spine. This kind of care can give patients long-term relief from their pain, by taking a holistic approach and aiming to treat the root cause of the condition.
Why is Chiropractic Care Performed?
As mentioned before, chiropractic care can be hugely beneficial for a range of conditions outside the expected back pain – even including joint concerns like bursitis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But some of the most common ailments that come through our chiropractors door are:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
How is Chiropractic Care Performed?
Flexing their highly trained skills, chiropractors check the patient’s spine for any misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities. From there, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area. This should not be attempted by anybody but a licensed professional.
The frequency and duration of your treatment will entirely depend on the condition being treated, but at the beginning of your treatment plan, it’s common to have adjustments multiple times a week. This will typically then drop as care goes on.
What Should I Expect After Chiropractic Care?
When performed by a licensed medical professional, chiropractic care is a safe, generally pain-free experience. But given the nature of the treatment, some patients may experience some minor side effects in the days following, these could include:
- Local discomfort in the area of treatment
Many patients would agree that the benefits of chiropractic care outweigh the minor side effects, with benefits including:
- Relief from joint pain
- Relief from back and neck pain
- Increased energy
- Increased mobility
- Reduced degeneration and risk of injury
Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic Care
1. Is chiropractic care good for you?
Yes. Chiropractic care is beneficial for a range of conditions, and can help patients to experience life pain free. Schedule a free consultation to see how our chiropractic care center can help you.
2. How beneficial is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial for you, if you stick to the treatment plan. In fact, Three in four people who saw a chiropractor in the last year (77%) described chiropractic care as “very effective.” according to the American Chiropractic Association.