What does a chiropractor do?
When you think of neck and spine pain or problems, your first thought it probably to think about visiting a chiropractor for an opinion and/or adjustment. This is the first thing you think of for a reason, chiropractors specialize in fixing those problems! They can also work on pretty much any other part of the body too though, it’s all connected and through adjustment you can find relief for nearly any part of your body. Besides just adjustment, our doctors can provide guidance on healthy procedures which include strengthening exercises, as well as proper heavy lifting protocol and instruction to continue and maintain a routine of spinal motion. Do remember that this is just one part of overall better health, you have to work on your own to maintain what chiropractic adjustment allows you to do!
Is Chiropractic care safe for everyone?
Chiropractic care has a fantastic track record when it comes to safety, injuries are extremely rare and almost never happen as a result. It is one of the safest drug-free non-invasive therapies available in relation to the joints and muscles. The most pain you’ll feel is soreness or aching for maybe 24 hours after, just like after a nice hard workout. Nothing of any real concern. A fun fact for you, as joints are stretched and moved to different positions, your spinal joints tend to pop. Surrounding these joint capsules in your back is tissue fluid. In this fluid are bubbles are other air pockets. The popping sound is just all of this moving around and bubbles coming free, completely harmless!
Things YOU can do on your own
If you truly want to improve, you’re going to have to work to keep your neck and spine safe in your everyday life. One of the most damaging things in our society is bad posture. A lot of us find ourselves hunched over a desk all day, not taking breaks to stretch and walk around often if at all. This lack of stretching and movement can have a disastrous effect on your back and neck health, causing intense stress and pressure on just a few muscles and joints. Here’s a fun fact for you: for every inch your head is past your center of gravity, you’re putting around an extra 10 pounds of stress on your neck. This adds up extremely fast and can cause you extreme pain quickly. Do yourself a favor, be aware of your posture and don’t be afraid to do regular stretching.
Chiropractic care and improving your daily life
Chiropractic care is great for helping alleviate a whole host of pain and ailments, not JUST back pain. Chiropractic adjustment isn’t a permanent fix by any means, but a massive step in the direction of being pain-free. If you want long-term results you’ll need regular adjustments AND to work on improving habits in your life. It can go such a long way towards getting you back to normal, a trained chiropractor can adjust your spine in ways that you never could, offering you relief that you may not be able to get any other way. It’s also far better than taking drugs just to maintain your issue, this works towards solving it and is natural and healthy for your body. We can’t stress the importance of proper posture and stretching enough, you HAVE to do it if you want to see good results!