How chiropractic care can benefit your family
Chiropractic is not just about the skills of manipulating the musculoskeletal system to achieve a pain-free life: it’s also about improving your well-being and general health.
It’s this holistic approach which benefits not only the client who is being seen by a chiropractor but also their family members as well.
Chiropractors use a wide range of techniques to diagnose and treat problems such as back and neck pain, sciatica, hip and knee as well as shoulder problems.
They also help with headaches and migraines along with sports and whiplash injuries.
What does a chiropractor do?
Essentially, a chiropractor deals with joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments to help alleviate pain and discomfort.
A chiropractor will help a client by using what is called chiropractic adjustment which is the specific thrust applied to a joint in order to improve its function and, as a result, reduce muscular spasm and inflammation.
But it’s their holistic approach to improving lifestyle with help and advice on exercise, posture and diet that is proving to be increasingly popular because they really do have your best health interests at the heart.
It’s important to note that it’s this advice which you can take back to your family environment and help everyone live a better lifestyle!
Though, having said that, chiropractors can also help a child with specific childhood issues such as bedwetting, sleeping problems, hyperactivity or sports injuries.
This means that people of all ages and from a wide variety of lifestyles can benefit from the chiropractic care because the aim is to heal the body using their well-honed skills and then keeping you healthy to avoid repetitions of the pain or discomfort you may suffer.
What sorts of pain should I see a chiropractor about?
People attend chiropractic clinics for a wide variety of reasons and all of them want to get better.
There is a wide range of painful conditions which can be dealt with and these include: neck and lower back pain, sciatica, knee problems (along with a wide range of sports injuries), hip problems, muscle stiffness and shoulder pain. This is not an exhaustive list – they deal with lots more!
And not many people realise that a chiropractor can also help with headaches and migraines!
However, the most common problem for chiropractic clinics to deal with is back pain and every day they help patients overcome the most incredibly painful back issues.
Many people attending a chiropractic clinic have never been to one before and most did not understand what chiropractic could do for them.
Essentially, a chiropractor will use their skills to help relieve back pain by using spinal manipulation techniques, sometimes alongside other treatments and therapies, which will help improve the the body's proper alignment, particularly the spine.
By doing this they enable the body to help itself to heal without resorting to surgery or medication. It’s this manipulation which restores joint mobility and tissue injuries caused by things like falling or being involved in a car accident.
Chiropractors and repetitive strain injuries
A chiropractor can also help with a repetitive strain injury which may have been caused by the patient having poor posture or being seated for long periods.
All chiropractors undertake an initial assessment when a medical history is taken and they will carry out a physical examination to determine what treatment is appropriate for the patient’s pain.
From that assessment, a treatment plan is put together which may involve one or more manual adjustments to the area of concern.
On top of this, a chiropractor is interested in your general health and wellbeing and will help you achieve a better quality of life by recommending improvements you can undertake to your treatment plan.
This holistic approach is aimed at resolving the cause as well as the symptoms of the pain you may be suffering from.
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