If you have a sore neck or back, you’re likely considering treatment options. You’ve probably heard from friends and family members how great it feels to get an alignment from a chiropractor, but you haven’t tried it before. This may cause a little nervousness if you don’t really understand treatment and what it entails.
What even is chiropractic treatment? How do chiropractors know where to crack? Why would I need chiropractic treatment?
Below is more information about chiropractic treatment and why you should consider visiting a chiropractor for an alignment…
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic treatment (also referred to as “chiropractic”) is a form of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This includes nerves, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Chiropractors make adjustments to the spines of their patients to restore functionality and motion, as well as, treat pain and discomfort. While chiropractic care may be enough to resolve alignment issues, your chiropractor may also suggest other forms of treatment to help with the healing process. These often include cold laser therapy, massage, and more.
For a top provider of chiropractic treatment services, you’ll want to consider Achieve Health and Wellness. We provide outstanding chiropractic services for customers suffering from a limited range of motion, discomfort, soreness, pain, and other issues that affect the neck, spine, and other areas of the body. Reach out to learn more and set an appointment for an exam. Our doctor will identify the root cause of your ailment, then put together a treatment plan to meet your needs.
Reasons for Chiropractic
There are quite a few different reasons for chiropractic treatment. Some of these include:
- Back and Neck Pain
The most common reason for visiting a chiropractor is back and neck pain. If you have a sore back, tenderness in your neck, or other chronic discomforts, it can make life considerably more difficult. It can be challenging to treat this sort of pain, and you generally can only treat some of the symptoms on your own. With that said, it’s very dangerous to constantly use pain medicine to help with ongoing symptoms—even if the medication is over-the-counter.Chiropractic treatment addresses the root cause of the pain, stiffness, and soreness—allowing you to live without chronic discomfort.
- Headache Relief
Constant headaches and migraines can be debilitating. They can range from a minor annoyance to vision loss and upset stomach! Sometimes headaches and migraines come from an unexpected place—the shoulders and neck. Tension can cause swelling and inflammation. In turn, it can contribute to headaches and migraines.Chiropractic care can help to decrease the intensity and frequency of your headaches and migraines.
- Posture Adjustment
While often poor posture is simply a result of forgetting to straighten your back out, it may also be due to a neck issue. Hyperkyphosis. This is a condition that causes a hunchback or roundback. If you suffer from hyperkyphosis, chiropractic care can help with this condition. This will improve your posture.
- Stress Relief
Walking around with a lot of pain, tension, and soreness can cause major stress. Hurting all of the time definitely affects your mood, which can lead to many other problems in your life. By relieving the physical pain you are feeling, chiropractic care also helps to significantly lower levels of mental stress.
What Leads to the Need for Chiropractic Care?
There are certain things that can happen that will lead to the need for chiropractic care. Some of those include:
- Slips and Falls
If you have recently slipped and fallen (or had any other sort of accident) and you are experiencing neck and/or back pain, you will want to visit a medical professional. If it turns out to be an alignment issue, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment.
- Sports Injuries
Different sports have different types of injuries associated with them. If you are involved in a contact sport, you’ve probably been injured at least once by now. If your injury has left you with chronic pain in the neck and back, you’ll want to visit a chiropractor to see if you have a misalignment. Adjusting this will help with your range of motion and overall performance.
- Car Accidents
Car accidents often cause whiplash. The sudden jerk that occurs whips the neck back and forth, injuring it. If you have suffered whiplash recently and are experiencing neck pain, reach out to Achieve Health and Wellness. We’ll address the pain you are experiencing due to the car accident you were in.
How Does a Chiropractor Know Where to Crack?
Chiropractors know where to crack because they spend years learning. In order to become a chiropractor, the doctor has to spend years getting a degree. They then have to obtain a license to practice.
Your chiropractor will perform an examination during your initial visit. They may also take an x-ray to get a better idea of what is going on. Once they understand the source of the pain and discomfort, they will begin their adjustments. This will involve sudden jolts to readjust misalignments. Sometimes a tool is used to help. Otherwise, adjustments are done by hand.
To learn more about the process, give Achieve Health and Wellness a call. We can discuss the process with you in greater detail.
Contact Achieve Health and Wellness Today!
If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, stiffness, problems with range of motion, or any other issue involving your neck and/or spine, contact Achieve Health and Wellness today. We’ll set an appointment for Dr. Fisher to perform an exam. Once the root cause is determined, he will put together a treatment plan to address the issues you are facing.
We look forward to speaking with you and helping you with your pain and discomfort.