Pain: The Only Reason for a Chiropractor?
By Sara Butler
Chiropractic treatment is often associated with relief from back and neck pain -- it’s become ingrained in the collective consciousness that way. If your back hurts, you see a chiropractor! But pain isn’t the only reason to mosey through the doors of The Joint Chiropractic. Here are some of the other benefits chiropractic care can provide in your life.
Pain Draws You In
It’s not unusual for the chiropractors at The Joint to see a new patient due to pain in the back, neck, or shoulder, or maybe because of joint pain or persistent headaches. There’s no denying that pain is often the common denominator that draws many people to chiropractic care in the first place.
Chiropractors know how to restore optimal functioning to your body, eliminating any joint restrictions or dysfunctions and allowing your body to work as it was made to. While many patients see a chiropractor for the first time due to pain, they discover quickly that there are many more benefits to regular chiropractic care.
The Other Benefits
Chiropractic care has a lot of potential to improve or eliminate a variety of health issues. A few health issues that chiropractors can treat but aren’t often associated with chiropractic care include:
- Stress reduction
- Ear infections
- Improved immunity
- Increased range of motion
- High blood pressure
- Increased productivity
- Better sleep
- A more comfortable pregnancy
- Allergy relief
Just remember, when you see the chiropractor at The Joint for the first time, it’s important to relay all your past medical history and explain clearly why you’re there. Some patients don’t tell the chiropractor about all of their health issues or condition because they think treating them isn’t the territory of chiropractic. The truth of the matter is that the chiropractor wants to treat you as a whole person, not just parts of you. If they can determine the underlying cause of your pain or other health issue and treat it, then they can improve your overall health and wellness in the process.
The goal of the chiropractors at The Joint is to work with you to create comprehensive treatment plans to restore balance to your body. How long that takes is up to your specific case, but in the end, the goal is for you to be free of pain and feel as good as ever.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.