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8 Things You Might Not Know About Chiropractic Care

  1. Adjustments DO NOT hurt- Adjustment is a noun which means, a small alteration or movement made to achieve a desired fit, appearance, or result. Applying thrusts or varying speed and forces to spinal joints that are causing dysfunction or pain to the patient. Adjustments=relief. Not Pain.
  2. Chiropractic care might help you to get sick less- Many studies have shown that getting regular adjustments reduce the production of pro-inflammatory mediators that are associated with damaged tissue and even pain. Therefore, enhancing the production of a healthy immune system!
  3. There’s more knowledge than JUST the backbone- Chiropractors give great advice on nutrition, lifestyle, fitness and even ergonomics. They can also screen for other conditions and refer their patients out to other practitioners when they deem necessary. Chiropractic doctors are also specialists in pediatrics, sports rehabilitation, clinical nutrition, neurology, addictions, and compulsive disorders.
  4. Athletes tend to use Chiropractors for staying well and to perform better- Usually athletes are thought to only use chiropractors for injuries, but they also go to them because they are movement specialists. You can see many Chiropractors at the Olympics! Top athletes like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, Tom Brady and Arnold Schwarzenegger use chiropractic doctors.
  5. Pain is the Last Symptom if Dysfunction- Backs can often be restricted or unstable for months or even years before it presents a problem or pain.  The absence of pain is NOT health. If you take a pill to make the pain go away, that pain still persists. Muscle, ligament, and joint injuries often occur as a result of long-term bio-mechanical dysfunction. Making the areas more susceptible to future injury.
  6. Doctors DON’T do the healing- Chiropractors are able to restore proper motion in the joints that relieves the tension that is on the nerves and muscles. We assess the situation to find which spinal levels are causing the dysfunction, and then adjust it accordingly to restore proper nerve flow.  In doing that, the nervous system may work as efficiently and effectively as possible!
  7. Chiropractic is for ALL ages- Many people are not aware of the benefits of chiropractic care which can help to relieve pain, increase your range of motion, increase balance, and increase coordination. No patient is too young either! Chiropractors examine infant’s moments after birth for misalignment’s that occurred during the birthing process. They also assist with colic, asthma, allergies, and sleeping problems.
  8. The myth, “I heard that I will have to go forever.”- There is a slight possibility that you WILL want to go forever once you have started because you did not realize how great getting adjusted is. If you come into the office with pain, then you will get treated for that initial complaint, and after that you will be scheduled for a few more appointments to
    make sure the healing process is going smooth.  Chiropractors recommend you return occasionally to be checked just like going to the dentist for a cleaning or when you need to get your oil changed in your car.

 

 

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