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Chiropractic Care: Good for the Family

By Stephen R. Farris

Often times folks think of a chiropractor as someone who makes adjustments only to your back. That's simply not the case. Your local chiropractor can treat not just back pain, but also joints and other problem areas throughout your entire body. 

It's also a natural way to work toward getting back to a more active lifestyle, without the use of medications. Your chiropractor can help with nutritional advice and guide you in the type of exercise you can do to help with the treatment process as well.

And if you are experiencing back pain, make plans to visit your local chiropractor so they can examine you and diagnose your condition, then treatment options can be discussed and begun.

What Exactly Do They Do?

Chiropractors can treat conditions associated with back pain, neck pain, leg pain, shoulder pain and numerous other ailments associated with joint and muscle problems. 

What's That Popping Noise?

Usually when a joint is being adjusted, there may be the release of gas bubbles during the process, causing you to hear that cracking noise. Have you ever heard someone cracking their knuckles? It's the same thing.

Is the Process Ongoing?

After your chiropractor examines you and determines the area that needs treatment, they will discuss what needs to be done and how often treatments are needed.

Can My Wife and Kids Benefit From Chiropractic Care?

You bet they can! Children are normally active and can often fall or get hurt. They can experience neck and back pain as well from playing at home or if they are involved in sports. Your chiropractor can examine your child and determine what treatment options will be good for them, basically the same manner as they would treat you. It's beneficial for the whole family. 

Exercise and Nutrition

In order to get back to good health, we sometimes need to make lifestyle changes. This could be a change in our diet, or getting more exercise each day. Your chiropractor can help you with this as well by offering suggestions ranging from eating more fresh fruits and vegetables to getting the necessary nutrients you need for healthy joints and muscles, to walking for a certain amount of time or other exercises to keep your body in motion.

A chiropractor's overall objective is to get you back to a healthier lifestyle with as many fewer aches and pains as possible. Your health and wellness is their concern. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. 

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