Chiropractic Care

Understanding Chiropractic Care

To start, it would be wise to understand the medical field in general.  For example, if you suffer, from headaches an aspirin might be recommended.  That would treat the symptom of pain, but does not treat the cause of the headache.  You do not have a headache because you have an aspirin deficiency.  There are a variety of factors that could cause a headache, tension, stress, reaction to food, improperly aligned spine, fatigue, and several other factors could be the culprit.  Chiropractic’s main purpose is to adjust the body back into optimal alignment, giving the body the opportunity to heal itself.  This enables one to avoid drugs that generally have negative side effects. Either an accident or injury, the best-case scenario is to take the preventative approach and keep your spine in optimal alignment.

Chiropractor to Improve Posture

Did you realize that chiropractic care can improve your posture?  The position of the body while standing, sitting or lying down is called posture. Good posture is also known as neutral spine, and has many health benefits including the prevention of injury.  Chiropractic can help improve and maintain posture.  It also helps prevent muscle strain, overuse and chronic pain.  And finally, it will decrease abnormal joint wear.

Chiropractor for TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorders usually known as TMJ are among the many problems that a chiropractor may be able to help with. For some reason many people have issues over time with the connecting point between the jaw and the skull.  It will become painful or swollen and even begin to click or lock up. Those who suffer with TMJ tend to have more frequent headaches, jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and even neck pain.  Chiropractors help with TMJ by alleviating tension and misalignments in the spine thus reducing pressure on various nerves.  With continued treatment, those suffering with TMJ are often able to find relief.

Prenatal Chiropractor

A very important time for a woman to receive chiropractic care would be during pregnancy.  From conception on, a woman’s body goes through a series of changes.  Back, pelvic and even postural changes can cause discomfort and pain.  Each spine consists of 24 independent vertebrae that allow your body to twist, move, and bend.  It also protects the central nervous system. Subluxations of the spine, happen when two or more vertebrae are restricted and slow down the body’s ability to communicate with itself. Joint dysfunctions, when pregnant, are caused by the changes taking place in your body as it prepares to support you and the little one on the way. Prenatal chiropractor treatments can be a welcome relief during this trying time on one’s body.

Chiropractor for Neck Pain

One’s central nervous system is connected throughout our entire system, permitting organs to work properly and respond to stimuli. The nervous system begins at from the top of our bodies traveling all the way to our toes.  If something is out-of-place in the neck area, pain may be experienced in the arm or even another area of the body. When a nerve is crushed into an unusual position, you will suffer from a pinched nerve. A Pinched nerve in back can be quite frequent and triggered by incorrect posture, heavy lifting, or just stretching out awkwardly as you reach or bend.  Chiropractic can help restore the proper alignment, freeing those nerves to function properly.

Chiropractor vs. Physical Therapy

You may wonder which is better for your ailment- chiropractic or physical therapy?  They each use two different methods to treat joint and muscular pain with the same ultimate purpose which is to return movement and decrease the pain of compressed nerves and muscle tension. This can potentially help the patient avoid drugs and/or surgery.

In all locations, I assume, and with my personal experience with the Chiropractors in Colorado Springs Co, a trained chiropractor will manipulate your spine and surrounding muscles.  Physical therapy entails a trained physical therapist crafting a program of exercises and assisting you into certain positions. They also use massage to relieve pain, restore strength and increase mobility.  Of course, the effectiveness of these treatments would depend on the way you were injured, and your faithfulness to do exercises or follow instructions given by the practitioner.

Many times, people suffer with back pain because of having a slipped, or subluxed disc.  This results in the spinal column nerves becoming pinched.  The chiropractor will manipulate the misaligned area with force and speed. Tension is immediately released.  You may even hear a popping noise as gas is freed from the pressure-filled joint.  It is possible to experience a reduction in pain and more movement, on the first chiropractic visit. Releasing tension can also reduce the compression of blood vessels.  This will ultimately improve the flow of blood to the area which has been injured.

Physical therapy concentrates on gradual recovery and maintaining the results. The effects are generally not felt as quickly as those of a chiropractic session, however you may discover techniques to do on your own making the recovery more complete.

Although they have the same end game, one of the benefits of chiropractic is the results are faster.  If you find a chiropractor Colorado Springs that will develop at home exercises, lifestyle changes, and behavior modifications; possibly coupled with a massage therapist; you can enjoy the best of both treatment options within chiropractic.

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