Is Chiropractic Care Right for You?

August 16, 2017

Most people don’t realize the important role that a healthy nervous system plays in their overall well-being.

Joint pain, headaches and back pain, are often symptoms of a deeper problem that has its origin in the nervous system, which is centered in the spinal column. A visit to a chiropractor can let you know for sure, but how do you know if chiropractic care is right for you?

What’s involved in chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is all about restoring the body to a harmonious state so that it can heal itself. Consequently, a chiropractor focuses on correcting problems linked to the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system, which typically involves therapeutic exercises that target the spine and joints.

A chiropractor uses techniques that help the whole body, and can therefore return you to full function.  They are able to help increase your strength and range of motion, and decrease pain, all through manipulation.

You might benefit from chiropractic care if:

  1.  You are experiencing chronic neck and back pain. These are two of the most common reasons people seek out the services of a chiropractor. A chiropractor can provide the help needed to move on from pain, because they use techniques that focus on getting you well, by identifying and treating the underlying cause of the pain.
  2.  You have mobility issues. The modern sedentary lifestyle has taken a toll on spinal health, resulting in many people having mobility issues.  These issues are usually caused by improper spine function, and a chiropractor can provide the spine manipulation required to improve flexibility.
  3.  Your joints are stiff. When your joints are stiff and not moving as they should, this can negatively impact the function of muscles and ligaments. If your joints are stiff, a chiropractor can manipulate the joints to improve mobility and range of motion.
  4.  Your muscles feel tense. Tense muscles are a sign of nerve irritation brought on by a misaligned spine, which is a problem that can be alleviated with help from a chiropractor. Nerve irritation or nerve compression can cause muscles to become stressed or tense, and if the problem shows no signs of improvement, you may need to seek a chiropractor for professional help.
  5.  You’re tired most of the time and your body just doesn’t feel well. As we said at the outset, a proper functioning nervous system is vital to overall health. So if your nervous system is out of balance, you may simply feel unwell, though you may not be sure why. A chiropractor can do an analysis to determine the contributory factors, and if it’s related to your nervous system, then they will recommend a treatment program that will put your body back in balance.

If you think that your nervous system may be out of balance, a chiropractor can help restore it. However, if you’re not sure if the muscular pain you are experiencing is due to a misaligned spine, it’s best to visit a chiropractor for an evaluation.

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