How Chiropractors Help Us With Non-Invasive Treatment
As healthcare and its procedures move forward, most of us have learned that we need to keep a close eye on our own health. New breakthroughs in health treatments come up all of the time in the daily news. But pinning down what we need is still our responsibility, and learning more about chiropractic methods may be one that we need to know more about.
How It All Works
The American Chiropractic Association tell us chiropractic care is used most often to treat back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
In our society, where we work and play on screens almost 24-7, chiropractic care may become the body repair mechanic most of need on a regular basis.
To answer this need, chiropractors offer us a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. The overall goal is to help keep us functioning normally without pain, and also without surgery or medications. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. In other words, they really are the health and fitness coaches we all need.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by the chiropractor is “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.
Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time.
In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects involved.
Find Out More With A Chiropractic Visit
The chiropractor works with your spine which houses your spinal cord, which is really the command center for your body. His goal is to keep that spinal nerve center in prime working condition so the rest of your body works just the way you want it to whenever you want it to.
The nerve connection to muscles, joints and bones becomes a prime focus for the chiropractor with the goal of keeping everything up and running.
Starting with the initial visit, spinal adjustment and review of medical history and daily activities, the idea is to help restore normal patterns without medications or surgery. The idea is to help the body achieve a normal status and heal itself.
This visit may lead to diet advice, suggestions for relaxation therapy, reduced work hours, or new gym classes, whatever seems to fit.
If this overall non-invasive, health and wellness approach appeals to you or seems to fit someone in your family make an appointment now.