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Things to Know About Chiropractic Care

When you suffer from pain in your muscles, bones, or joints, a chiropractor may be able to help you get relief. Chiropractic care does not take care of the neck and back, it can be used to treat pain anywhere in the body, from the head and shoulders to hips and knees. The term “chiropractic” is a combination of two words — cheir and praktos. Cheir means hand and praktosmeans done. So, chiropractic literally means “done by hand.” 

At Spine Pain Center, we offer many different services to help you with your neck and back pain, including chiropractic care. Learn more about chiropractic in this blog and how it could help you. 

It Can Help Anyone

Chiropractic isn’t just for adults, it can help anyone of any age, including newborns! The adjustment techniques are tailored to the size and weight of a person, as well as the specific pain issue. For seniors, chiropractic care can help with pain relief, improve range of motion, increase balance and coordination, and decrease joint degeneration.

Prevents Future Injury

Chiropractic care focuses on prevention in the long run rather than quick relief of symptoms. They want you to feel good and stay feeling that way longer, rather than giving you a quick fix. A chiropractor will learn about your daily routine, how you move throughout the day, and how you sleep. Our expert chiropractors will give you tips of how to improve your posture, how to sit and stand, how to sleep, and give you stretches you can do to help relieve pain and prevent any issues in the future.

Athletes use chiropractic care as a way to help them perform better and stay healthier. Many teams have their own chiropractors and athletes use them as a way to prevent injury rather than just help with an injury that they may have received during a game.

Adjustments are Unique

No chiropractic treatment is exactly the same. Your chiropractic experience will be different from your friend’s and that is because chiropractic care is tailored for the individual for their specific needs. This allows our chiropractors to target the problem areas and work to figure out what is causing the issues.

Your Participation is Required

Generally, it takes a few chiropractic sessions for you to start feeling real relief. It is unlikely that your pain showed up overnight and it is unlikely that it will disappear that way. Being patient is important, but you also have to participate. If you want to experience real relief that last, you have to change something in your life. Whether it is practicing better posture, doing workouts to strengthen your core, or developing better nutrition, you have to work at your health as well to be able to get full relief from your pain. Our job is to boost your nervous system function so your body can help itself, your job is to adopt a healthier lifestyle to help keep that health spreading and your body functioning properly.

Chiropractors Don’t Prescribe Medication

While it is easier to take a pill than it is to develop a healthier lifestyle, this is not how chiropractic works. Being able to make a change in your health and use chiropractic care to get your body back to a healthy level is a huge step that will change your life, and this is better than any pill. Rather than prescribing medication, a chiropractor may prescribe adjustments, soft-tissue therapy, exercises and stretches, or joint bracing. They may also suggest that you start exercising more, work on your nutrition, or develop a better sleep pattern. These changes can help you live a healthier life and allow you to feel better in the long run. 

There are many things to know about chiropractic care and how it can benefit you. If you think chiropractic treatments can help you with your pain, be sure to contact Spine Pain Center. We can offer you some relief and tips to living a healthier life. If you have any additional questions about chiropractic, contact Spine Pain Center today. We have three different locations, allowing you to find relief close to home. Don’t live with your pain, let us help you experience relief and help you create a healthier lifestyle.

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