Your Common Chiropractic Questions Answered!
By Sara Butler
The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic see patients each day with a variety of questions. Some questions get asked very frequently by those who are just beginning to explore chiropractic care. If you're one of them, then here are a few of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand chiropractic care a little better.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic health care is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive way to physically treat many different types of conditions, although most people seek it out to help manage neck and back pain. Chiropractors are trained in hands-on chiropractic adjustment techniques that help to target joint restrictions that can have an impact on the way the nerves, muscles, and even organs in the body function. Once these restrictions are treated, then the central nervous system can freely communicate with each part of your body and help it to work optimally.
How Old Should You Be for Chiropractic Treatment?
There's no age limit to chiropractic care. Chiropractors treat patients in age from just a few months old to people who have lived a century. The real question is at what age will you start to unlock the wonders of chiropractic care for your health and wellness?
What Conditions Does Chiropractic Treat?
Chiropractic care is most commonly associated with back pain, but it can be used to treat many different types of conditions, such as:
- Sports injuries
- Neck pain
- TMJ disorders of the jaw
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Spinal disc issues
- Occupational injuries
If you're having trouble with pain or discomfort, then it's a good idea to meet with the chiropractor for an assessment.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Chiropractic care is safe. That's because it's natural and non-invasive. The goal of the chiropractor is to help your body to health itself and work in the way that it was made to. They don't introduce anything into the body or prescribe medications. You may get a prescription for more exercise, stretching, and healthy eating, but that will probably be it!
When Is the Best Time to See the Chiropractor?
Any time is the right time to see the chiropractor! While most people tend to seek it out to address a specific issue, you can see the chiropractor (and should) even when you're healthy and pain-free.
If you have more questions, don't hesitate to talk to the chiropractors at The Joint.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.