What You Probably Don't Know About Chiropractic
By Sara Butler
Chiropractic care is just like many other things in the world: There’s a lot of misinformation or lack of knowledge out in the world about it. If you’re a regular chiropractic patient (and avid reader of The Joint’s blog!), then you probably know a thing or two about the science and philosophy behind chiropractic care. But if you’re new to chiropractic or it’s been a while, there are some things about chiropractic you probably don’t know.
Pain is Merely a Symptom
Most people seek out chiropractic care for the first time due to pain or discomfort, but what they may not realize is that pain is simply a symptom, not the cause of what is lurking beneath. The chiropractors at The Joint seek to find what is causing your pain and treat it. They don’t want to simply treat the symptoms, but the root cause of the problems you’re experiencing. You may be surprised to learn your pain is caused by something that didn’t seem related to your joints.
It’s also important to know that pain is often one of the last symptoms. It’s likely the problem causing your pain has been going on for quite some time, which is why it’s important to identify the underlying cause and get you on the road to recovery.
You Can See a Chiropractor at Any Age
Sometimes people assume chiropractic care is only for adults, but the truth is that it can be beneficial to people of all ages. Anyone can visit a chiropractor for any reason, but it can be very helpful for babies and small children in order to ensure that joint restrictions and dysfunctions aren’t present as they grow rapidly during the first few years of life.
Talk to a chiropractor at The Joint today about chiropractic care for your whole family -- from womb to tomb!
Popping Your Joints Won’t Cause Arthritis
You may be intimidated by the hands-on treatments at the chiropractor due to the sounds that are made -- the possible popping of joints! While that isn’t unusual, it’s nothing to worry about. Popping your joints is simply the release of the build-up of gas in the fluid that surrounds your joints. It won’t hurt you, it won’t cause arthritis, and it’s simply a side effect of effective and natural chiropractic treatments.
Have questions? The chiropractors at The Joint are here to help. Come in to find out more today!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.