What Is Chiropractic Care

August 15, 2022

A chiropractor provides care and spinal realignment by performing manual adjustments and manipulations to bring the vertebrae and joints back into place. This decreases pain and discomfort all throughout the body, providing patients with a renewed sense of well-being and quality of life.

Chiropractors are dedicated to utilizing non-invasive methods of treatment and personalized care plans to effectively treat painful conditions, decrease blockages and inflammation, and provide mobility and function throughout the body.

How Does a Chiropractor Use Manual Adjustments to Get You Out of Pain?

Through the use of gentle manual adjustments, a chiropractor can relieve tension and pain brought on by a wide range of conditions. The hands-on techniques utilized by chiropractors alleviate the root cause of your pain to bring you relief straight at the source of your pain and discomfort.

Chiropractic adjustments are non-surgical, non-invasive treatment methods that come with minimal to no risk or side effects involved. Our chiropractors have helped heal patients from a variety of conditions and ailments, including:

- Knee pain

- Shoulder pain

- Hip pain

- Neck pain

- Back pain

- Whiplash

- Tendonitis

- Arthritis

- Sciatica

- Herniated disc

- Slipped disc

- Ligament or cartilage damage

- Migraines

- Pinched nerves

- And more

By getting to the root of your pain and targeting the source, chiropractic care is an effective alternative to other conventional types of treatment, like medication and surgery. While medication temporarily masks your pain and surgery comes with potential complications, lengthy recovery time, and additional risks, a chiropractor brings your spine back into alignment through non-invasive manipulations and helps to reduce your pain and renew your quality of life.

What to Expect from a Chiropractic Appointment

If you are dealing with a painful, degenerative condition or injury, making an appointment with one of our chiropractors is the first step to wellness and pain relief. When you make that first appointment, your initial meeting with the chiropractor will involve a comprehensive analysis of your condition and pain, followed by a diagnosis and treatment plan developed specifically for your unique needs.

Your specialized treatment plan will involve hands-on manipulations, manual adjustments, and specialized techniques. During your treatments, the chiropractor will realign the joints and vertebrae through short lever thrusts, direct contact, and specialized tools. Typically, patients experience no pain, and the most they may experience will be a cracking or popping sensation during the chiropractic adjustments. This is merely due to small pockets of air in the fluid that surrounds the joints.

Many of our patients have reported significant relief and fantastic results after even just one chiropractic treatment. Even visiting a chiropractor just once makes a major impact in the way the body functions, and even how it heals itself. The body is a complex structure, and the central nervous system is directly linked to the spinal cord. If even one disc is out of place, it can wreak havoc on how the entire body functions. Chiropractic care is a gentle, non-surgical way of correcting misalignments in order to bring your body’s natural spinal structures to come back into their proper placements.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractic Specialist?

When you take the time to see a chiropractic specialist, you will notice incredible changes in your mood, body function, and more. Some additional benefits you may notice after a chiropractic adjustment could include:

- Improved endurance

- Increased strength

- Improved overall sense of well being

- Improved blood flow and circulation

- Better athletic performance

- Improved immune function

- Improvement in digestion

- Increased flexibility

- Improvement in mobility

- And more

If you have been dealing with chronic neck pain, back pain, or other debilitating condition, call our office today to set up an appointment with our chiropractor and regain your quality of life.

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