Drugs can silence the painful alarm, but overlook the cause.
Chiropractic care is a wonderful alternative to traditional medicine for curing or relieving back pain. It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans will see a chiropractor on a yearly basis for sports injuries, back pain and neck and leg pain. Most chiropractic practitioners have completed their undergraduate degrees and have an additional four years invested at a chiropractic college.
One of the biggest benefits, besides relief from pain, is that patients are cured through spinal manipulation without the use of drugs. Just the number of Americans relying on chiropractic care indicates how strongly many people believe in the healing powers of a chiropractor.
Manipulating the spine and providing chiropractic care is normally considered to be an effective and safe treatment for acute back pain resulting from sudden injuries like outdoor sports, vacuuming, yard work or moving furniture.
Acute back pain for many folks is a very common complaint that usually lasts about six weeks. However, seeking early treatment can begin to provide quick relief from the pain and may cure the condition in less time.
Before performing any type of manipulations, a chiropractor will first take your medical history and perform a physical examination. He or she may also use diagnostic imaging and lab tests to decide what type of treatment would be most beneficial for your particular back pain.
Chiropractic adjustments provide spinal manipulation using the hands, which helps to properly align the musculoskeletal structure of the spine. Manual adjustments involve the manipulation of various joints that are carefully controlled, and executed with sudden force for improving motion and movement for patients.
Besides providing back pain relief, chiropractic adjustments have been very helpful to treat headaches, severe neck injuries and other aches and pains.
In some circumstances, patients may require a series of minor chiropractic adjustments to adjust the spine back into position gradually. Overall, chiropractic care may be the ideal solution for resolving issues with back pain.
The Chiropractic Approach
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function. By restoring the way your spine works, discs and soft tissues may heal, nerve involvement may be reduced, pain can ease and better stability can return.
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Because of the importance of the cervical vertebrae to your posture, any problems with often lead to neck pain and accompanying headaches. It is one of the most common reasons why people see a chiropractor, because of the proven benefits the technique provides.
Your neck is one of the most nerve-rich areas of your spine. Problems here can cause problems throughout your body.
The primary treatment consists of correcting the position of the vertebrae, so that the muscles in that region gain the necessary support to relax. Then, the tension caused by the unnatural load is lifted, and the neck pain dissolves.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Because you use your arms so much during the day, and even more if you are employed in a load-lifting capacity, your shoulders and neck are subjected to constant stresses. Because this stress is persistent, the tension builds and builds until it adversely affects the vertebral structure. This can come in the form of osteoarthritis, which happens when chronic inflammation sets in, compromising the healthy relationship between your spinal vertebrae and the surrounding muscular structure.
It is important to seek help from a chiropractor if you have neck pain issues, so as to obtain help at the root cause, instead of constantly taking palliative measures for this recurring ailment. Furthermore, because chiropractic addresses the cervical-muscle link, it apprehends long-term damage from deterioration of this system; thereby preventing osteoarthritis from the inflammation that arises from the persistent trauma.
In addition to the above, massive stresses such as whiplash can cause neck pain and shoulder issues. The root cause in this case is always structural damage to the spinal column, which is precisely what chiropractic addresses.
Stress will often show up first in your neck. Safe and natural chiropractic care may help.
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We see this sort of thing all the time. It’s almost routine. Chiropractic care has a history of producing excellent results with those suffering from neck pain. And we do it naturally, without drugs or surgery.
At Harrison Family Chiropractic we specialize in reducing interference to the nervous system in the neck. Many of our patients find that chiropractic care gives them relief from both minor and major neck and shoulder complaints.
Call or email us with your question. Schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for today’s safe and natural chiropractic care.
FAQs About Chiropractic Care
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something is amiss. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
First, chiropractors don’t dispense drugs. We rely on natural methods. When properly applied, ice can have an analgesic effect without the unwanted effects associated with some pain medications.
Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord, and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm if the body is working correctly. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments are designed to improve mind/body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
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