Fun Facts About Chiropractic
By Sara Butler
Life is a learning process, and the more you know the better life can be. When it comes to chiropractic care, you may just be learning all about it. But even if you’ve been going to the chiropractor for years, there are always exciting things to learn that you may not have known before. Here are a few interesting facts about chiropractic care you can file away in your mental Jeopardy file!
Pain is not the First Symptom
Many people end up at the chiropractor’s office because they’re experiencing pain or discomfort, but here’s something you may not know that your chiropractor does: Your problem has been going on for a while. You’ve probably been suffering from joint restriction or joint dysfunction for months or even years before it became painful. Pain is your body’s last resort to let you know something is wrong.
The advantage of chiropractic care in these situations is your local doctor of chiropractic doesn't seek only to minimize or eliminate your pain, but wants to discover why you’re having pain and address the root cause. So, trust your chiropractor when it comes to treatment for your pain because they want to do more than just make the pain go away!
Your Chiropractor Doesn’t Heal You
Your chiropractor doesn’t fix you or your back. What they actually do is restore proper range of motion to your joints, which then takes stress off the central nervous system so that your body can heal itself. They seek out spinal dysfunctions and they mobilize them, helping your body to work more efficiently and optimally to help you be at your best!
Your Chiropractor is an Expert in More Than Just Spines
It surprises a lot of people that their chiropractor can treat more conditions than just back pain. They also happen to know quite a bit about chronic illnesses, lifestyle choices, ergonomics, and they can also screen for conditions beyond the musculoskeletal system if they have the equipment. So, you can trust your chiropractor to truly see your health as a big picture and not just focus on your spine.
Adjustments Don’t Hurt
When people think about the cracking they might hear at the chiropractor, they think it sounds painful. But it’s not! Most of the time a chiropractic adjustment is a painless process, and the force applied to your spine to adjust it is controlled and is as gentle as possible.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.