A Chiropractor is More Than Just a Back Cracker
By Donna Kostiew
Though we all love it, and it feels so good, seeing a chiropractor isn’t just about getting your back cracked. In fact, there are many different reasons why millions of patients decide to seek out chiropractic care. Whether getting adjusted for relief from back and neck pain, or doing so to help manage headaches, choosing a chiropractor is one of the best decisions to make for overall health and wellness.
Finding the Right Chiropractor
Choosing a chiropractor that is right for you is an extremely personal decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. So if you have a friend who has a cousin who is married to the uncle of a chiropractor whom they think is OK because they kind of remember hearing about them, then you might just want to smile, nod and say “thank you.” Then, when you get home you can pick up the phone and call The Joint Chiropractic, because with more 380 locations nationwide, you know that it speaks volumes to their reputation and experience.
When you find the right chiropractor, you’ll begin to see the benefits of chiropractic care almost immediately. These can include:
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can reduce pain even more safely and effectively than medications. Your chiropractor will create a drug- and surgery-free treatment plan that will allow your body to heal naturally.
Improved Immune System
Chiropractic adjustments help to maintain a healthy nervous system by removing subluxations that are preventing it from working properly. Your nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body and is in charge of sending information to and from your immune system. By keeping your nervous system properly working, you can have a significantly healthier and stronger immune system.
There are so many people who just can’t seem to get a good night’s rest because they are suffering from pain, stress and body aches. Although chiropractors generally aren’t known as “sleep experts,” having a chiropractic adjustment can often take care of these issues and improve the patient’s quality of sleep. Chiropractors are also able to offer different suggestions on how better sleep can be achieved by choosing a different sleeping position and a better pillow and mattress.
Health care isn’t cheap. We all know the song and dance by now … a patient starts at their primary care doctor who then sends them to a specialist. If the specialist doesn’t recommend surgery, they most likely will send the patient out with a prescription to be filled. If surgery is performed, then the patient is sent to a physical therapist afterwards. By this time, the medical bills can be through the roof, and we still haven’t even factored in the time lost at work.
Chiropractic care and its preventative measures have been shown to reduce healthcare costs, which is a huge relief from a different type of pain. (See what I did there?) So whether you are already a patient or not, it is important to remember these different types of benefits that will help you live the life you deserve.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Centennial, Colo.