Many people seek the help of a chiropractor for many different reasons although most of the time, the reason for seeking chiropractic care is due to pain. Actually, chiropractic gives out many other benefits extending well beyond the relief of pain. In general, though, here are three main reasons.
As mentioned previously, patients seek chiropractic care first to relieve pain. Any compression caused by misalignment of the spine is guaranteed to cause pain in certain parts of the body depending on the area that is compressed. Other symptoms of spine compression may also manifest. It can include tingling sensation to the extremities, numbness, muscle weakness, pins and needles and even muscle atrophy if the compression is severe and long term.
Once the spine is decompressed using chiropractic adjustments, the patient experiences relief of symptoms. What is good about chiropractic care is that it employs natural and conservative methods of alleviating pain. The patient does not become dependent to medications. Chiropractic care also delays the need for surgery.
Not many people understand the role of chiropractic care in wellness but based on the principle of chiropractic, subluxations can cause a variety of illness. A subluxation does not necessarily manifest as pain or muscle weakness, rather, it can present as another form of illness or disease.
Regularly visiting a chiropractor to have your spine adjusted is a good way to prevent future illnesses. When the spine is well aligned, nerve impulses flow freely throughout the body. This promotes overall wellness in the body.
Many chiropractic patients believe in the ability of chiropractic to promote wellness. Several pregnant women and parents seek the services of a chiropractor not only to relieve pain but also to ensure that they and their kids stay healthy.
Finally, once you have visited a chiropractor and you have experienced relief from a previous illness or condition. Seldom can you find a patient who experience relief with a single session so expect follow-up sessions for prevention and maintenance of spinal structures.
Chiropractors vary too. Traditional ones only employ spinal adjustments to align the spine and create a free flowing path for the nerve impulses. On the other hand, modern ones prefer to use various modalities to address the different symptoms felt by their patients. They usually include electrotherapy modalities, superficial and deep heating as well as cryotherapy to ensure that their patients obtain relief from any dysfunction.
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