What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment supporting the body’s musculoskeletal (MSK) system and associated neurological function, primarily by providing comprehensive, evidence-informed manual therapy. Chiropractic care is primarily a hands-on practice that is safe and effective for the management of MSK conditions – from small children to elderly adults to pregnant women to Olympic athletes. MSK conditions can range in severity from minor sprains and strains to back and neck pain to disc herniations and spinal stenosis. As mentioned, MSK conditions can be mild or severe but they can also be acute or chronic, common or rare, and localized to one body region or widespread.
Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck problems. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health.
Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health. Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments which shift bones or discs away from nerve tissue can relieve compression that might otherwise contribute to systemic health conditions or prevent the body from healing itself. Adjustments that improve posture and vertical alignment can also relieve damaging stress on joints and soft tissues. In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques are employed as well.
Long term Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
You don’t behave to be hurting to experience the benefits of chiropractic care. In fact, this healing modality could be your most powerful preventative wellness tool. Regular chiropractic screenings and adjustments can help ensure that your nervous system is always working correctly, which in turn can help you stay healthy and comfortable for life.
Chiropractic care is quite useful for:
- Chronic pain conditions
- Chronic Neck/Back pain
- Spinal manipulation for posture correction
- Sports injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Car accident injuries
- Neurological symptoms in the upper extremities
- Repetitive motion injuries in the workplace