Benefits to Chiropractic Care:
What is Chiropractic Care?
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, you may be wondering exactly how this popular service works. Chiropractic care offers a holistic approach to many musculoskeletal conditions and the symptoms these conditions cause. The word musculoskeletal describes any condition relating to the system of bones and muscles and how they work together to help us move and function.
Naturally, the musculoskeletal system can sustain damage from various causes including traumatic injury, repetitive stress, or poor posture over a long period of time. In the case of many common conditions such as neck pain, back pain, joint pain and even headaches, there may exist an underlying structural component. Chiropractors seek to determine the root cause of symptoms and correct it through chiropractic adjustments and other manual therapies. Contact our chiropractic physicians at Advanced Healthcare today to learn more!
Chiropractic Evaluation Process
Your chiropractor must first evaluate whether chiropractic care is warranted in your specific case through a series of specially designed physical examinations and other diagnostic tools such as muscle scans and X-rays. If, during the examination, other contributing factors are discovered the chiropractic physician may refer you to the appropriate physician or recommend that you seek conjunctive treatment with other health care providers to better manage the condition.
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Chiropractic adjustments are the most common therapy utilized by chiropractors to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by spinal misalignments and other musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors are extensively trained to perform adjustments using the hands-on application of controlled force to the appropriate joint. Many people associate chiropractic adjustments with the spine, although chiropractic adjustments can effectively be performed on any joint in the body.
Often, but not always, an audible “popping” sound will be heard during a spinal adjustment. This is simply the sound of gases that naturally accumulate in the joint being released during the adjustment. Most often, receiving an adjustment is not uncomfortable. In fact, most patients of chiropractic find adjustments themselves to be enjoyable and report a feeling of great relief immediately afterward.
The primary goal of an adjustment is to restore motion in the affected joint, thereby increasing blood and nutrient flow, alleviating pressure on surrounding tissues, and facilitating healing. Contact Advanced Healthcare in Fort Collins today to learn more!
Since its founding in 1895, the chiropractic profession has expanded to often include other supportive modalities such as physical therapy, manual therapy (massage), rehabilitative exercise instruction, nutritional programs, and more. Many chiropractors have found that through the use of multiple modalities, greater outcomes can be achieved in a shorter period of time for most patients. Click here to learn more about the full range of modalities that Advanced Healthcare offers.
These therapies used in conjunction with chiropractic care offer a unique opportunity not only for relief and corrective care, but preventative care as well. Learn more about the difference between relief, corrective, and preventative care here.
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