While many chiropractors believe that the health and alignment of the spine are among the greatest determining factors in a person’s overall well-being, a number of these professionals also understand that there are also countless ways of improving the position and functioning of this important supporting structure. Moreover, chiropractic doctors know that the effects of car accidents, trip and fall accidents, and other injuries and ailments can be widespread. As such, many of these professionals are opting to work in integrative chiropractic centers rather than offering standalone chiropractic care in conventional chiropractic practices.
There are a number of ways in which an integrative chiropractic center differs from a general chiropractic clinic. To start, these facilities are staffed by a diverse range of specialized medical professionals who focus on very specific aspects of overall patient health. They are also filled with a variety of options in therapeutic equipment, and they provide clients with access to a large number of treatment options for numerous functional and musculoskeletal issues. While general chiropractic practices can offer manual adjustment therapies and even computer-assisted options in spinal adjustment, an integrative clinic will have a much more expansive range of services available. These can include:
- Therapeutic massage
- Nutritional and supplementation guidance
- Inversion therapy
- Physical therapy
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Acupuncture and acupressure
The spine is much more than the body’s central supporting structure. It is also the very pathway by which important messages are communicated between the brain and the nerves. Due to this fact, when patients lack proper alignment across the spine, nerve to brain communication is often compromised, and many functions and systems are negatively affected as the result. Patients with alignment issues can also suffer from insomnia and other sleep troubles, chemical imbalances, mood imbalance, weight gain, hormonal problems, migraines, and more. Taking an integrative approach to promote higher levels of well-being in patients with severe or longstanding alignment issues is, therefore, a very effective way to ensure expedited and widespread relief.
The Benefits Of Visiting An Integrative Chiropractic Center
Many people who are in desperate need of chiropractic care sometimes delay in receiving it due to a general reticence to receive manual adjustments. With a standard chiropractor and the limited range of treatment options that are often available in general chiropractic facilities, manual adjustment techniques are almost certain to be the primary recommended course of action. In an integrative chiropractic setting, however, patients can receive alignment therapies without having to have hands-on force applied to any portion of the spine. Inversion table therapy is an excellent alternative that lengthens the spine, totally alleviates pressure and stress and facilitates the natural migration of vertebrae back into their initial and rightful positions.
Therapeutic massage can be used to supplement manual or computer-assisted adjustments, or it can be used as an effective alternative. Not only does massage therapy promote better alignment of the spine, but when performed by a trained practitioner, it can also alleviate tension and stress resulting from overcompensation in other areas. Ultrasound therapies are great for reducing pain and inflammation, even as they promote increases in circulation and natural healing. Patients also have access to a vast range of services for improving posture, facilitating improvements in balance and overall movement, and altering life habits that may be contributing to pain and to functional problems pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. Moreover, due to the widespread effects of spinal misalignment, especially when alignment issues remain unresolved for any extended period of time, access to integrative care can be essential for properly and effectively restoring overall health in an expedient way. Certain secondary issues such as:
- Mood fluctuations
- Lowered immune functioning
- Hormonal imbalance
- Chronic fatigue
can be safely and effectively resolved in these environments. Moreover, patients can often achieve higher levels of all-around well-being and significantly less pain while simultaneously limiting or even eliminating their reliance upon pain-relieving drugs. The majority of the solutions leveraged in an integrative setting do not entail uncomfortable or otherwise problematic side effects, nor are they known to cause dependency or addiction. With more treatment options at their disposal, and the cooperation and strategic coordination of specialized medical professionals and treatments, integrative chiropractic medicine can provide a vast range of benefits to nearly all patients who pursue these services. Are you ready to get started on the path to total wellness? If so, call our office now at 205-637-1363.