Soreness, pain, and other chronic discomforts in the back and neck can be very difficult to deal with. You may take pain medicine and do some at-home exercises, but the relief doesn’t last long. In order to experience long-term, significant relief you’ll want to visit a chiropractor.
Below is more information about chiropractic treatment, why you may need it, and how long adjustments take (it’s probably a lot quicker than you would think!).
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic treatment (or “chiropractic”) is a form of medical care that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This includes nerves, muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments.
Chiropractors are medical specialists that make adjustments to the spines of patients to treat discomfort, improve mobility, eliminate pain, and increase functionality. Chiropractic care is sometimes supplemented with other forms of care to help with the healing process. These other treatments may include massage, physical therapy, cold laser therapy, and more.
If you are in need of chiropractic treatment, contact Achieve Health and Wellness. We offer top-quality treatment services for patients that are suffering from discomfort, limited range of motion, pain, soreness, and other afflictions that affect the spine, neck, and other areas of the body. If you have any questions about treatment or are ready to set an appointment, reach out!
What Leads to the Need for Chiropractic Care?
There are many different situations that can lead to the need for a chiropractor. Some of those include:
- Slips and Falls
If you’ve had a significant fall recently or you’ve had any other form of accident that has resulted in chronic neck or back pain, you should visit a chiropractor. You may have slipped something out of place in your spine. If this is the case, an alignment is often the right treatment option.
- Car Accidents
Many people find after a car accident that they are experiencing neck pain. This is a symptom of whiplash. When a car accident occurs, the necks of the people involved get jerked back and forth. This can cause injury. To address the pain and receive treatment for whiplash, reach out to Achieve Health and Wellness. We’ll help diagnose the issue and put together a treatment plan for you.
- Sports Injuries
If you play contact sports like wrestling, football, MMA, or anything else that involves blunt force, there’s a high chance you’ll eventually get injured. One common injury is spine misalignment. In order to treat the misalignment, you’ll want to visit a chiropractor. A chiropractic alignment will return your range of motion and treat the chronic discomfort you are experiencing.
How Long Do Chiropractic Adjustments Take?
The process of chiropractic treatment is a lot quicker than most people think. The first visit will take a little longer, as you’ll need to fill out some paperwork, so the chiropractor is better able to treat you. Once that is done, your chiropractor will perform an initial exam. He may also take an x-ray. From there, the adjustment will be performed. This involves sudden jolts to readjust the spine. They may use a tool or just their hands.
You should expect your alignment to last around 30 minutes.
Some people believe they will walk in with pain and walk out feeling complete relief. While some patients notice an immediate difference, others may not experience full relief from chronic pain until they’ve received multiple treatments.
The severity of the injury is a major factor that needs to be considered. For a minor injury, one alignment may be enough. For a more severe injury, though, relief may not be felt until the patient has received multiple treatments.
To learn more about the process, reach out to Achieve Health and Wellness. We are happy to discuss the process further with you.
Reasons for Chiropractic
There are quite a variety of reasons for chiropractic treatment. Some of these include:
- Back and Neck Pain
One common reason for patients to visit a chiropractor is neck and back pain. Tenderness, soreness, stiffness, or other forms of chronic discomfort in the back and neck are often caused by spinal alignment issues. This can make even the simplest day-to-day activities much more difficult and unpleasant. An adjustment provides patients the relief they need without the need for pain medication.
- Headache Relief
Many people don’t associate their spine with their headaches, but it actually may be a factor. Those that suffer from chronic headaches and migraines sometimes find the root cause was a spinal misalignment. Tension can cause inflammation and swelling in the neck and shoulders. This contributes to headaches.
- Chiropractic care can help to decrease the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines.
- Posture Adjustment
For some, poor posture is simply a matter of bad habit. For others, though, it is due to a medical condition. Hyperkyphosis is a condition that causes a hunchback or roundback. If you suffer from hyperkyphosis, chiropractic treatment may help with this condition. This, in turn, will improve your posture.
- Stress and Emotional Relief
If you have chronic pain, you know how much it can affect your mood and stress levels. Even a good day can be dampened when you move the wrong way and are reminded of your ongoing injury. Chiropractic treatment removes this chronic pain, which can dramatically decrease your stress and improve your mental state.
Contact Achieve Health and Wellness Today!
Are you experiencing stiffness, pain, tenderness, soreness, range of motion problems, or any other form of neck and/or back discomfort? If so, reach out to Achieve Health and Wellness. Dr. Fisher will perform an exam to discover the nature of the discomfort. If it is a spinal alignment issue, he will provide an adjustment or a series of adjustments to resolve the problem.
Reach out today to learn more. We look forward to speaking with you!