What Is Chiropractic Care?

If you’ve ever been in a serious car accident, you may have been referred to a chiropractor by your primary care physician. Even when people exit these events with no visible injuries, they can still have significant problems across their musculoskeletal systems. Chiropractic care addresses the entire musculoskeletal system.

However, it pays special attention to the health and alignment of the spine. Issues such as whiplash, joint dysfunction, and spinal subluxation can all be handled by a chiropractor. Chiropractors also place a strong focus on the way in which spinal injuries and musculoskeletal distress affect the nervous system.

Given that the spine is a veritable superhighway for nerve to brain and brain to nerve communication, structural issues impacting the spine can disrupt many essential functions throughout the body. Chiropractic care often considers injuries that are easily overlooked in the conventional treatment environment.

While emergency room doctors and general practitioners look for issues such as concussions, contusions, lacerations, and broken bones, chiropractors diagnose issues affecting the bones, joints, muscles, spine, and connective tissues that aren’t always readily apparent. More importantly, chiropractors take an entirely natural approach to restoring proper alignment and functioning, and to alleviating both immediate and chronic pain.

Thus, even if you haven’t been in a jarring impact event such as a car crash or a slip and fall accident, you can still benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic therapies are an excellent alternative to potentially addictive pain medications, medications with uncomfortable side effects, and invasive surgeries. They are also ideal for patients who feel as though their discomfort is being overlooked or misunderstood by conventional medical doctors.

Why Choose Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is an excellent standalone solution to a vast range of musculoskeletal problems. You can work with a chiropractor to obtain rapid, natural, and long-lasting relief for:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Pinched or compressed nerves
  • Stiff joints
  • Pain-related decreases in mobility

and more. Chiropractors regularly address sciatic nerve pain, carpal tunnel, and even temporamandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. In some cases, chiropractic therapies can also be seamlessly coordinated with conventional treatment plans. The connection between the health of the spine and the functioning of nearly all internal systems also makes chiropractic care an excellent choice for naturally resolving common health issues such as:

  • Recurring headaches
  • Lowered immune functioning
  • Insomnia
  • Mood balance issues
  • Weight gain
  • Nutritional deficiencies

and certain gland disorders. When nerve to brain and brain to nerve communication are improved via chiropractic care, nearly all functions throughout the body improve as well. It doesn’t take a jarring impact event to disrupt normal spinal alignment.

Spinal alignment issues or subluxations can arise as the result of poor posture, excess body weight, improper movements, heavy lifting, and many other common life habits and lifestyle factors. Although chiropractic care is often believed to be limited to manual adjustments of the spine, many chiropractors take a multi-pronged approach to promoting whole body health and wellness. Chiropractors can manually finesse displaced spinal structures back into their proper positions.

They can also perform computer-assisted spinal adjustments using cutting-edge, in-office equipment to expedite their patients’ recoveries. Secondary therapies such as therapeutic massage, inversion table therapy, targeted stretching and strength-building activities, and needs-specific nutritional support can be included in treatment plans as well. Working with a chiropractor is an effective way to obtain lasting relief in instances in which pain pills and other pain management strategies are no longer working, and when invasive surgery is advised but unwanted.

There’s never a bad time to see a chiropractor. Even if you lack suspected injuries and are happy with your current state of health, you can receive chiropractic care to improve and ultimately optimize your physical performance. Many athletes regularly use chiropractic services to improve their vertical jump heights, increase their speeds, build their flexibility, and refine their training programs.

You can additionally work with a chiropractor in a preventative capacity. For instance, if your job requires long periods of sitting or standing, lots of heavy lifting, or repetitive movements, a chiropractor can show you how to complete these recurring tasks without sustaining injury or developing chronic pain.

Chiropractic care offers a safe and effective way to resolve functional issues affecting the spine and the entire musculoskeletal system. These services can additionally improve brain to nerve communication, and optimize many systems and processes throughout your entire body. If you’re ready to experience the fast-acting and natural relief that chiropractors provide, we can help. Call us today at 205-637-1363 to find out more about our full range of capabilities or to schedule a consultation appointment.

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