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Chiropractic Care Explained

By Rachel Carver

We never stop learning. We learn at work, taking advantage of professional opportunities when we can. We research new products and hunt for new recipes to spice up our evening meals.

But we also need to broaden our health knowledge to stay healthy. Many people know that chiropractic care exists but not how it can help. By learning more about this safe, affordable, and drug-free care, you'll realize the importance it can play in your overall health.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. This care addresses how these disorders affect overall health. These disorders include:

  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Medication is often used to treat joint pain. However, chiropractic care addresses the pain cause, reducing and often eliminating the need for pain killers.

How Do Chiropractors Treat Pain?

Chiropractors are trained to find joint restrictions in the spine, which can cause pain and other symptoms. Restricted vertebrae can impede range of motion and nerve function. You use your spine for pretty much everything you do, so any restriction will impact your health. The team at your neighborhood Joint Chiropractic clinic knows how to find these restrictions and get you back to your life.

What Happens During Treatment?

Chiropractors use their hands and the occasional tool to perform a chiropractic adjustment. This adjustment gently manipulates the spine, removing any restrictions. Chiropractors can also adjust shoulders, elbows, knees, and the neck. Many people will hear popping sounds during the adjustment, but there is usually no pain. Chiropractic adjustments relieve pain and discomfort, and many people have incorporated chiropractic care into their health and wellness routine.

When Should I See the Chiropractor?

Factors such as headaches, low back pain, and stiff shoulders from long hours at a desk send people to The Joint Chiropractic clinic. But chiropractic care also improves sleep, athletic performance, and even mental well-being. Research suggests that anyone from infants to older adults benefit from chiropractic care.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Safety should always be on your mind whether you are driving to work or considering new medical care. The training chiropractors receive ensures they can safely treat patients. You are more likely to get hurt doing just about anything else than during your chiropractic adjustment. Only one in several million people get injured as a result of chiropractic care.

Are Chiropractors Real Doctors?

Chiropractors are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs. They are designated as doctors of chiropractic, not medical doctors. They must be licensed in most states.

The Bottom Line

From joint pain to increasing concentration, chiropractic care keeps the body functioning at its best. Visit your local Joint Chiropractic clinic to see how chiropractic care can help you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Katy, Tex.

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