One of the first questions that people just being introduced to chiropractic ask is if it is safe. There is more than enough misinformation floating around out there about chiropractic adjustments, and while any apprehension is understandable, it is a safe treatment that has many health benefits for people of all ages.
Visiting a chiropractor is a good idea for anyone that is experiencing back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, knee pain, joint, and other painful conditions that are limiting your range of motion and causing problems in your daily life.Your chiropractor will assess the situation to determine if chiropractic care is right for you, and then begin the process of alleviating your pain and restoring your health.
Benefits of a Chiropractic Adjustment
Having a chiropractic adjustment offers a wide range of benefits that include:
- Pain relief
- Improved flexibility
- Improved circulation
- Improved digestion
- Better quality sleep
- Less congestion
- Better joint mobility
- Stronger immune system
- Better moods
- Fewer effects of stress
- Better athletic performance
When Should I Visit a Chiropractor?
Anytime you feel out of balance or feel pain is a great time to visit a chiropractor. When you set up a consultation, our chiropractic doctor will assess your condition to figure out if treatment is the right way to go. Some of the specific situations that would warrant a visit to a chiropractor include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Injuries in the workplace
- Chronic, degenerative joint conditions
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Persistent back or neck pain
- Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
What Happens During a Chiropractic Adjustment?
When you have an adjustment, the doctor will use short, sudden, and controlled thrusts to the vertebrae to correct misalignments and get your body back to where it needs to be. The gas that is trapped in the joints are released, which explains the audible cracking sound you hear during an adjustment. As this pressure is released, you will experience less pain and greater mobility and range of motion in the affected joint.
The fact that chiropractic care is a natural treatment means that it doesn’t just cover up outward symptoms like pain medication, but it addresses the root cause of the problem. When you are in discomfort and can’t carry on with your regular daily routine, it’s easy to assume the pain is the problem, but it is just a by-product of the problem. When the real problem is identified and treated with chiropractic adjustments, the pain will no longer have a reason to exist, and you will start to feel pain relief.
No one should have to live in pain when there are effective natural solutions available. If you would like to schedule a consultation to find out how chiropractic treatments can help reduce your pain and boost your quality of life, get in touch with us today.