FAQs about Chiropractic Benefits

FAQs About Chiropractic Benefits

Posted By Atlanta Pain & Rehab || 15-Apr-2014

You may already be familiar with chiropractic treatment – perhaps you received chiropractic care for lower back pain, or a sports injury. In this case, you will know all about the different ways in which chiropractic can benefit your health and wellbeing. But in case you haven’t yet experienced the chiropractic procedure, here are the answers to commonly asked questions about how chiropractic can benefit your life.

What is a Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic is not one single treatment but a combination of procedures that professionals use to care for the musculoskeletal system and improve levels of pain and general health. Chiropractic is a system of treating mechanical disorders in the joints, muscles, and connective tissues in order to bring about optimum wellness. Doctors of chiropractic use manual manipulation and other techniques to treat back pain, neck pain, knee pain, headaches, ankle pain, and more.

What Benefits does Manual Manipulation Provide?

Manual manipulation or spinal manipulation is where the chiropractor uses his or her hands to realign the spine and the joints in order to lessen pain and inflammation and restore full mobility. Connective tissues may have been damaged in an accident or through overuse, and they become inflamed. This inflammation results in pain and stiffness. Chiropractors manipulate the joints to relieve the stress and inflammation, in order to alleviate pain and loosen the muscles.

What Other Techniques Do Chiropractors Use?

Doctors of chiropractic may also use other techniques to get results – these include massage, physical therapy, rehabilitation exercises, acupuncture, and other alternative therapies. Also, therapists provide advice on posture, diet, and lifestyle in order to help you live a full and healthy life.

Does Chiropractic Use Medication?

Chiropractic treatment is carried out without using pharmaceutical medications. Therefore you benefit from a natural way to treat a health condition, as well as a focus on the health of the whole body rather than the treatment of a single condition with medication. Chiropractic is also a non-surgical procedure so patients do not have to worry about the pain and discomfort of an intrusive treatment.

What Will a Chiropractic Treatment Involve?

Because everyone is different, each chiropractic treatment will be different – there is no “one size fits all” in chiropractic. The practitioner will develop an individual plan based on the patient’s needs and will tailor treatment specifically to the individual. An initial consultation will give you an idea of what to expect in the future treatment sessions.

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