Many of us go day-to-day with some physical challenge that just won’t go away. But, have you thought about turning to chiropractic or rehabilitative therapy? Most haven’t gone this route yet, and because of it, they just don’t know what they’re missing. Read on to consider all the ways you could find long-lasting relief with these chiropractic therapies!
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a natural healing therapy that focuses on the health of the musculoskeletal system. We believe that a healthy spine follows a straight line. Have you ever seen someone with a bent spine, causing them to become hunched over? This bending of the spine can cause a whole host of health problems. A curved spine can begin to place tons of extra pressure on spinal nerves that feed out to the rest of the body. Inflammation can set in from this pressure, causing cartilage damage (sometimes permanent), joint pain, muscle weakness and atrophy, neuropathy symptoms, an inability to move and more. The vertebral discs in the back may begin to compress, hurting your joints, or they can herniate, causing nerves to poke out when they shouldn’t.
When this curvature isn’t corrected, or there is an alignment issue that is not fixed, joints continue to settle out of their normal resting place. Permanent changes can happen to the spine, leading to chronic conditions that are hard to fix. That is why chiropractic care exists. This is a series of gentle manipulations of the back and spine.
We find areas of misalignment—generally associated to the areas where you feel discomfort and pain—and place those joints back in their proper alignment. “Manipulations” means that patients will be placed in various positions, where the chiropractor will then apply pressure to get the joint back into place. Chiropractic therapy is gentle enough for people of all ages and conditions, including infants and pregnant women.
Why Invest in Chiropractic Care?
If you have foot pain, you wouldn’t exactly invest in chiropractic care. That’s because this is a specific type of care that is meant to treat your back, neck, and spine instead of other parts of the body. However, chiropractic adjustments can actually help your overall health. Let’s take back pain for example, as back pain is reported as one of the most common types of chronic pain that people experience. In fact:
- A reported 31 million Americans have pain in their back every single day.
- The American Chiropractic Association reports that low back pain is the “single leading cause of disability worldwide”, from a report by the Global Burden of Disease.
- Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States.
- In the workplace, pain in the back is one of the most common health reasons employers miss work.
This is just including back pain statistics themselves! These figures don’t include those who experience neck discomfort and pain, neuropathy of the spine, herniated or bulging discs, scoliosis, muscle atrophy, arthritis, complications from diabetes and more. All of these issues can lead to chronic back pain, and they can all be treated with proper chiropractic adjustments.
How Do You Benefit?
Chiropractic care can be a key treatment to help patients with spine and back issues. In fact, up to 90% of patients improve their symptoms in 4 weeks or less with the right chiropractic care regimen and physical therapy aids. When the body follows a straight line, pressure is even on all the joints, tissues, vertebrae, muscles and more, and fewer injuries occur.
When pain happens in one area of the body, a chiropractor can use gentle manipulations to pop joints back into place. Some patients see relief right away, and because of this, they have no need for medications that mask back pain. Muscle integrity can improve as well as range-of-motion, athletic performance, returned feeling to compressed nerves and a better overall sense of wellbeing.
How Do You Know If You Need Chiropractic Adjustments?
One of the main questions to ask yourself is, “do I have back pain?” Going off of that question, determine if you have that back pain every day. Does it interfere with your ability to work? To exercise? To move like you want to? Do you feel that something is just not quite right with your posture or your range of motion? If you have questions such as these, call our office for a consultation. We can help pinpoint the right rehabilitative therapy for your health situation.
Chiropractic care uses natural, hands-on, drug-free methods of realigning the back and spine. If you have a musculoskeletal issue that affects your physical performance and day-to-day activities, chiropractic adjustments would be your top therapy to try. One of our chiropractic doctors will assess your symptoms, and design a treatment plan to realign your body via chiropractic adjustments and soothing therapies.
Start Your Rehabilitative Therapy Today
Whether you’ve determined if you need chiropractic therapy or if you’re unsure, come see what this therapy would look like for you! As an integrated care clinic, chiropractic care is one of our main specialties. This may be the perfect rehabilitative therapy for you, or we may find that one of our other therapies is a perfect fit for your health goals, chronic conditions or movement problems.
Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best ways to relieve chronic back and neck pain that can interfere with your life. Give yourself the gift of healing this season by investing in the right rehabilitative therapy for your body. Call Spine Correction Center of the Rockies today at (970) 658-5115 for your free consultation!