The first step in improving your health and staying healthy is self-care. Good chiropractor care can help you keep your spine and body in alignment and pain-free. If you've recently had an injury, chiropractic care can help speed your healing. Chiropractic treatment is safe and effective.
What Do Chiropractors Do?
Chiropractors are experts in the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, muscles, and nerves. If one system is dysfunctional, it can affect the rest of your body. Routine chiropractic care can help you stay healthy by keeping your musculoskeletal system in good working order.
How Do Chiropractic Treatments Help?
Years of misalignment can cause wear and tear on your joints, muscles, and even your nervous system. In some cases, misalignment can cause chronic pain. A chiropractor can help relieve pain by performing chiropractic adjustments and manipulations. They can also advise you on how to stay aligned long-term using exercise and other techniques. Many also offer nutritional advice, acupuncture, and massage therapy to enhance the benefits of chiropractic treatments.
What Conditions Can A Chiropractor Help?
One of the most common reasons people see a chiropractor is back pain. Chronic back pain can be caused by poor posture, muscle strain, injury, or spinal misalignment. Chiropractors treat lower back, upper back, and neck pain without using medications or invasive surgeries.
Certain sports, like basketball, running, and football, can put your joints at risk for injury. Joint pain can also result from misalignment and subsequent degeneration of the joint cartilage. Chiropractors can help you regain mobility and reduce pain caused by joint injuries.
An estimated 4 million Americans suffer from chronic migraines. If you experience them, you know how debilitating they can be. Around 113 million work days are missed annually in the U.S. due to migraines. Regular chiropractic treatments can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.
Prenatal and Postnatal Care
If you're expecting, chiropractic care can help with posture, lower back pain, and pelvic pain. Chiropractic treatments are beneficial during and after pregnancy. If you've recently given birth, chiropractic care can help with aches, pains, and pelvic floor issues.
A sports injury can happen to the best of us. If you have a recurring or new sports injury, a chiropractor can help you get back in the game as quickly as possible.
Recovery From Injury
Chiropractors treat many types of injuries. Whiplash injuries after an auto accident can have long-term effects if left untreated. Receiving chiropractic treatment can help eliminate the dizziness, headaches, neck pain, and stiffness resulting from a whiplash injury.
What to Expect
Chiropractic care is a natural, holistic approach to health and healing to diagnose, treat, and provide preventative care. It targets the root cause of pain by using non-invasive treatment options. The first step involves an initial consultation or assessment. The doctor will do an in-depth review of your medical history and a physical evaluation. If indicated, the doctor will take x-rays during the initial consultation. After reviewing all of the information and assessments, the chiropractor will explain their findings and discuss a treatment plan to address the underlying causes of your pain.
Depending on the severity of your condition, your chiropractor will recommend a specific number of visits per week (or month) to get the best results and reach your health goals. Typically, this involves seeing your chiropractor more often initially to relieve the pain and start the healing process. Regular visits will help ensure the treatment is working and that your body aligns properly. From there, the frequency of visits will likely reduce as your symptoms and pain improve and you enter a phase where chiropractic care focuses on maintaining your results for the long term.
Call the Bluffs Chiropractic & Family Wellness Team
If you think chiropractic care might be the right solution for your aches and pains, call The Bluffs Chiropractic & Family Wellness team today. After a thorough chiropractic assessment, we'll develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. Chiropractic treatments can help improve joint movement and relax tight and spasmed muscles without using pain medications or invasive procedures.
If you're ready to take the next step in achieving relief and overall wellness, contact The Bluffs Chiropractic & Family Wellness team today. Dr. Joshua Lippincott has been serving patients for over 12 years and is passionate about helping people achieve their best health. Contact us online or call (636) 326-2525 to schedule your initial consultation.