What is chiropractic care?
When you think of neck and spine pain or problems, your first thought it probably to think about visiting a chiropractor for an opinion and/or adjustment. This is the first thing you think of for a reason, chiropractors specialize in fixing those problems! They can also work on pretty much any other part of the body too though, it’s all connected and through adjustment you can find relief for nearly any part of your body. 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. Do remember that this is just one part of overall better health, you have to work on your own to maintain what chiropractic adjustment allows you to do!
Chiro treatment safety
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!
Reaping the benefits of chiropractic care
If you truly want to improve, you’re going to have to work to keep your neck and spine safe in your every day life. One of the most damaging things in our society is bad posture. A lot of us find ourselves hunched 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, causing intense stress and pressure on just a few muscles and joints. 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 adds up extremely fast and can cause you extreme pain quickly. Do yourself a favor, be aware of your posture and don’t be afraid to do regular stretching.
Finding reliable chiropractors
Chiropractic care is great at helping deal with a variety of aches and pains in the body. Going the chiropractic route gives you much more immediate results than just taking pills to deal with the pain, though that’s not to say one chiropractic session is your permanent fix. You have to stay on top of it and regularly get adjusted to see real long term results, think of it more as working your way up to health. 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 healthy for your body and even if it’s not for you, worth a try once or twice.