What is Chiropractic Care?

Thursday, 19 March 2020 05:31
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Every year, over 35 million American adults and children receive chiropractic care. They do so to seek relief from back and neck pain and headaches. They visit professionals to address issues after an auto accident or a sports injury.

And they go to ensure their bodies are as healthy and as ready for activity as possible. A wide-scale consumer survey found that chiropractic care outperforms all other back pain treatments (including prescription medication and surgery), and the focus on whole-health, customized care appeals to those who do not believe a one-size-fits-all approach is optimal. But what is chiropractic care - and how can it help you?

A Brief Explanation of Chiropractic Care 

Chiropractic care focuses on the spine, joints, and the nervous system. The word “chiropractic” comes from the Greek for “hand” (cheir) and “done” (praktos), or done by hand. Chiropractors manipulate the spine and use adjustments to restore optimal function to joints and to support the nervous system. Many people opt for chiropractic care to avoid or mitigate the use of unnecessary medication and medical interventions, such as surgery. 

Some people are wary of pursuing chiropractic health because they believe it to be “alternative” or “pseudoscience.” Not so! Practitioners are educated in nationally accredited doctoral programs. They complete a minimum of 4200 hours of training in the classroom, lab, and internships. The vast majority of states designate chiropractors as physician-level providers. 

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Understandably, you do not want just anyone applying force to your joints! This is a good way to get injured. Chiropractors are extensively trained in applying safe, specific, and controlled force to spinal joints in order to adjust and correct alignment, restore proper function, and aid mobility. 

Falls, injuries, stress, overexertion, and certain medical conditions can impact the spine and other joints. This, in turn, affects tissues, the nervous system, and other bodily functions. Adjustments reduce pain and discomfort, increase range of motion, and improve your body’s ability to perform.

How Else Can You Benefit from Chiropractic Care?

Many chiropractic care centers also offer soft tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, customized therapeutic exercises, wellness tips, and nutritional advice to help you take the next steps towards better health and a more active, satisfying life. 

As mentioned, the major reasons that people seek chiropractic treatment are to address back and neck pain and headaches. But treatment can also help improve digestion, lung capacity, circulation, and blood pressure, as well as decrease stress levels, chronic aches and pains, and wear on joints. It is also beneficial in ensuring their body performs at its best in workouts - and in life. 

Chiropractic care provides a range of benefits without drugs or invasive techniques. It can also complement your other medical treatments. Chiropractors can become an invaluable part of your healthcare team, collaborating with other specialists to ensure you receive the most comprehensive solutions possible.

Chiropractic services cost the same or less than other treatments and are included in most major health plans. Our team strives to provide affordable care for your whole family. If you have been searching for a more thorough method by which to address pain, discomfort, injuries, and other health conditions, this is an avenue well worth pursuing.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment to discuss your unique needs and goals, please contact Monitto Chiropractic today.