What are chiropractors?
Chiropractors have proven their ability to help relieve neck and back pain. They are known to do this primarily through adjustments of the spine. What many people do not realize is that there are also many other services and tools that they have available to help a much larger spectrum of people with health problems. Besides just adjustment, our doctors can provide guidance on healthy procedures which include strengthening exercises, as well as proper heavy lifting protocol and instruction to continue and maintain a routine of spinal motion. A single adjustment can do a lot, but it takes continued work to get the results that you want.
Is Chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Chiropractic care has an excellent safety record with a very low risk of anything bad happening as a result. If anything, some people will feel mild soreness and aching for maybe 24 hours just as they would after a hard workout, this is nothing to be concerned about. A fun fact for you, as joints are stretched and moved to different positions, your spinal joints tend to pop. Surrounding these joint capsules in your back is tissue fluid. In this fluid are bubbles are other air pockets. The popping sound is the result of the rapid shift of air when the joint opens and the joint tissue stretches, so it’s not at all a bad thing or out of the ordinary!
What you need to do to see results
YOU have to work for it if you really want to see the best results from your chiropractic sessions. One of the most damaging things in our society is bad posture. Many of us hunch over a desk all day, not taking breaks to stretch and walk around often if at all. This lack of stretching and movement can have a disastrous effect on your back and neck health in very little time. Here’s a fun fact for you: for every inch your head is past your center of gravity, you’re putting around an extra 10 pounds of stress on your neck. This may not sound like a lot but it’s actually a ton and over time can cause severe damage. It’s worth taking a few minutes to stretch and sit in the correct position, it can go a long way towards your overall health and happiness!
Is chiropractic care suitable for you?
Chiropractic care is great for helping alleviate a whole host of pain and ailments, not JUST back pain. Chiropractic adjustment isn’t a permanent fix by any means, but a massive step in the direction of being pain-free. If you want long-term results you’ll need regular adjustments AND to work on improving habits in your life. It can go such a long way towards getting you back to normal, a trained chiropractor can adjust your spine in ways that you never could, offering you relief that you may not be able to get any other way. It’s also far better than taking drugs just to maintain your issue, this works towards solving it and is natural and healthy for your body. We can’t stress the importance of proper posture and stretching enough, you HAVE to do it if you want to see good results!