Your back hurts one day, your neck aches another and not to mention your knee pain or headaches. You rotate between Tylenol and Advil and never feel quite right. But you are getting older, and you remember your parents having all sorts of aches and pains, so you guess this is just what to expect, right?
Does this sound familiar? Don’t worry. You aren’t alone. Many people learn to put up with joint and muscle discomfort relating it to their aging bodies. But what if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? Let’s talk about a non-pharmaceutical approach to better health and wellness.… Chiropractic Care.
Who is a Chiropractor?
The Chiropractor credentials, D.C., stand for Doctor of Chiropractic and is obtained by attending and passing a series of exams through an accredited Chiropractic college and securing a license in the state, province or jurisdiction of practice. A Chiropractor is a Doctor of Chiropractic Care – a licensed professional devoted to providing non-invasive, personalized care and treatment for pain and joint relief.
Chiropractors treat conditions related to your body’s structure. Their goal is to relieve pain and improve function by using spinal manipulations to relieve pain and discomfort.
Many people don’t realize how important spinal alignment is to overall health. The spinal column encloses and protects your central nervous system, the main communication pathway between your body and your brain. Misalignments can impact your entire body from back pain, neck pain, knee and joint pain and even tension headaches. A Chiropractor focuses on natural treatments to keep the spine aligned, followed by regular maintenance appointments to ensure muscles and joints remain functioning and flexible.
What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?
You might think of a Chiropractor when you experience pain or discomfort in your muscles or joints. Unfortunately, waiting until you are actually in pain is what many people tend to do. In fact, you should consider establishing care with a Chiropractor well before this point as preventative care.
The top conditions Chiropractors treat are as follows:
- Back pain, one of the most common conditions due to degeneration of the spine
- Neck pain ranging from mild discomfort to severe or even debilitating chronic pain
- Shoulder pain due to trauma or overuse
- Knee pain due most often to wear and tear Headaches due to excessive tension on the nervous system
- Whiplash, often from a car accident
- Text neck, becoming more common with the use of digital devices, is directly related to the use and/or overuse of electronics
What is the Benefit of Using a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic Care is popular due to being a cost-effective, noninvasive treatment that doesn’t involve pharmaceuticals. With the added benefit of potentially reducing the reliance on pain medications, many people prefer scheduling with a Chiropractor versus additional medication or surgical options. Targeting the source of pain, not the symptoms, Chiropractic Care is an effective tool for better health and should be part of your health regimen.
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