What is Chiropractic Care?
Don’t wait until your pain or symptoms are unbearable for you to call a chiropractor. Chiropractic care is a healthcare profession that focuses on the spine and other areas of joint dysfunction in the body. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event or repetitive stress (like sitting without proper back support).
Muscle imbalance results from muscle spasms, tension, or injury. Our chiropractic treatment is the least invasive and safest therapy for many ailments. After a thorough examination and review of your health history, our chiropractor will recommend a specific care program. A chiropractic adjustment works by using a carefully controlled pressure impulse to joints with the purpose of correcting its position and movement. When spinal function is restored, muscle imbalance, tension, and stress can be relieved with improved nerve function. Chiropractic care will improve your health.
A vertebra can get pulled out of alignment after an accident, during birth, because of poor posture, or even from stress and tension. When the vertebrae are not aligned correctly, they pinch the nerves that they should be protecting. This causes messages from the brain to the body to encounter interference and prevents the body from functioning properly.
Sometimes pain is felt in the back near the misaligned vertebra, but other times the symptoms can appear in other areas of the body. For example, when the nerves that control digestion are pinched, a patient may experience stomach pain and indigestion. Chiropractors call this misalignment of the vertebrae “subluxation.”
10 signs that you should put down the ice pack, stop taking the ibuprofen and make an appointment with Spring Creek Medical Center’s chiropractor:
- Chronic back pain
- Joint or muscle pain
- Your job requires you to sit for long periods of time
- Sharp shooting pain in your legs
- Limited range of motion
- You were recently involved in an accident
- The soles of your shoes wear out differently
- You’re an active person
- You want to live a more health conscious life
How Does Chiropractic Medicine Work?
Proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will help enable the body to function better and potentially enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication.
Understanding how chiropractic medicine works starts with a basic understanding of the human nervous system. The nervous system is the control center of the body. The brain controls everything that happens in the body and sends nerve impulses to the rest of the body through the spinal cord.
Because the spinal cord is so important to the overall function of the body, it is protected by the spinal column. In order to allow the spine to move, it is made up of several bones called vertebrae which are separated by little flexible discs. Nerves extend from between these vertebrae and transfer messages throughout the body. When the spine is perfectly aligned, these nerves can send messages without interference.
Why Choose Chiropractic Medicine?
The goal of chiropractic medicine is to locate these subluxations, put the vertebrae back in position, and thus enable the body to function better as a whole. The first step in the process is locating the subluxations. The chiropractors at Spring Creek Medical use a brand new digital X-ray to do this. Once the misaligned vertebrae are located, the chiropractor uses his or her hands to adjust the vertebrae back into place. The chiropractor will limit the amount of force applied to the back and neck to make the gentle adjustment.
Choosing Chiropractic care gives the patient another conservative alternative to treating pain symptoms. It is also sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment. Most patients who receive chiropractic care after an injury or chronic pain symptoms will begin with a vigorous treatment schedule that includes a couple of visits per week. After several weeks of this aggressive therapy, the patient will visit fewer times per week in order to train the vertebrae and muscles to hold the adjustment on their own. Once the patient has recovered from the injury or pain, the chiropractor will recommend a periodic visit to help head off any new problems before they become painful. This is known as preventative or maintenance chiropractic care.
Also, find more Chiropractic FAQ here.
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