When You See a Chiropractor for Pain Relief, Can They Really Make the Pain Go Away?

Chiropractic is the form of therapy that applies spinal manipulation as the primary therapy to produce pain relief. Spinal manipulation involves using physical forces like pulling and pushing, and methodical repositioning of the head, neck, shoulders, back, or hips to relieve your pain. However, chiropractic care treatment options are expanding to provide remedies for more conditions and types of pain. These include;

  • Manual or manipulative treatments.
  • Spinal traction.
  • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS).
  • Postural and exercise education.
  • Ergonomic training.

Your chiropractor will manipulate the body’s alignment to ensure you get pain relief and improved functioning. Its non-invasive and natural nature has encouraged more physicians, surgeons, and pain patients to turn to chiropractors for alternative pain solutions.

When Should You Visit a Chiropractor?

While most people visit a chiropractor once they have intolerable pain or structural conditions, it is advisable to visit a chiropractor before anything goes wrong. Back pain is a common reason for people visiting a chiropractor. However, other reasons that may indicate the need to visit a chiropractor include;

  • Headaches due to spinal or neck misalignment, dehydration, oxygen deprivation, or malnutrition. Our chiropractors will help relieve your headaches and increase blood flow. We will also ensure that we recommend diet and lifestyle modifications to improve your health.
  • Joint and muscle pain. Often people will take medicine such as aspirin for such pain. However, the cause could be problems relating to musculoskeletal alignment. In this case, spinal manipulations and adjustments by a chiropractor are more effective and natural for joint and muscle pain relief.
  • Chronic back pain. Chiropractic solutions will provide relief without needing invasive options like surgery or using narcotics that have serious risks such as addiction.
  • Limited range of motion on arms, legs, neck, and other body parts.
  • Sharp pain in your legs as well as tingling or weakness. This may suggest pinched nerves or slipped discs, which our chiropractors can diagnose and correct.
  • You have recently been in an accident. A chiropractor can diagnose and treat several types of injuries you may get from accidents.
  • You notice your shoe soles do not wear out evenly.
  • You have a job that requires sitting for a long duration of time. This often results in poor posture and excess pressure on your neck and upper back. Subsequently, it causes shifting of your discs and bones, thus creating the need for chiropractic treatment to align the spine and avoid future problems.
  • If you are a very active and athletic person.
  • If you intend to adopt a more health-conscious lifestyle.

What Does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?

Spinal manipulation generally refers to any therapeutic movement of the spine. In chiropractic, this process involves applying quick and strong pressure on joints between two spinal vertebrae. Therapeutic strengthening exercises for your back, neck, and extremity issues. These exercises reduce pain and muscle deterioration while improving stability, strength, range of motion, and joint health. You must perform these exercises as prescribed to heal faster and get better results. Spinal traction involves the use of manual forces to stretch and mobilize the spine using traction devices. This process gently separates the spinal vertebrae to relieve pain, decompress discs, and reduce nerve root pressure. Diet and Lifestyle Counselling. Good overall health is a major goal in chiropractic treatment. Poor lifestyle choices that affect your health negatively include;

  • Lack of exercise.
  • Poor diet.
  • Smoking.
  • Poor posture.
  • Improper lifting.
  • Mental stress.

Your chiropractor is trained to help you identify these unhealthy habits and design practical strategies to manage them. Having good health subsequently helps you to heal faster and reduces the risk of developing health conditions in the future. Such treatments are the reason why chiropractic is considered more natural and holistic compared to other treatment options.

Risks and Complications.

The risk of injuries is very low when trained and licensed professionals perform your treatment. The reports of serious complications associated with chiropractic treatments include spinal fluid leakage, and spinal cord injury but are very rare.

Schedule Your Appointment.

For more information and to have your questions answered, contact us today at 205-637-1363 and schedule your appointment. Our highly trained and experienced chiropractors are committed to your physical, emotional, and overall well-being. We will ensure we give you the most natural and effective chiropractic treatments to keep you from coming back every week.

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