Can A Chiropractor Benefit Your Health?

Many patients who are treated by a chiropractor complain about neck, shoulder and back pain as well as headaches.  Holistic therapy for manual spinal manipulation focuses on maintaining the musculoskeletal and nervous systems of the body to ensure a person’s well being.  If a person has been involved in an automobile accident, this could be a good way to help benefit the healing process.

Chiropractic Care – According to the Annals of Internal Medicine continued research about chiropractic care is growing and shows that spinal manipulation therapy performed by a chiropractor, with exercise, relieves neck pain more effectively than medication.  If a person has been in an automobile accident and experiences neck, joint or back pain and soreness or headaches this may be a good alternative solution.

Pain in the Neck, Back, Joints and Headaches – Chiropractors are known for safely and     effectively treating acute back and neck pain, as well as headaches.  A chiropractor will     treat a back problem through manipulation of the spine.  A chiropractor can bring the     musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment, change the position of the body, and     apply pressure to points along the spine that are not properly aligned, resulting in a     popping noise similar to when knuckles are cracked by releasing gas bubbles.  Adjusting     the spine at pressure points, a chiropractor unblocks nerve energy and allows it to flow     more easily down the spine and through the entire body. Over time, repeated visits realign     the spine to optimize overall health.

Treatment plan – A chiropractor will examine a patient to determine the patient’s health level, reason for an office visit, diagnose the patient and set up a treatment plan.  The treatment plan may include a combination of chiropractic manipulations, recommended exercises, and procedures for a patient.  Sometimes nutritional advice may be recommended.  The holistic approach may reduce the need for potentially addictive pain medication and/or invasive surgery.

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