A lot of us only think we are healthy. We come to ignore small amounts of pain, differences in range of motion, and the normal aches of life. In reality, few of us are anywhere close to optimal wellness.
If you have back pain, neck pain or chronic headaches, then you already know you have a problem. A chiropractor can treat many kinds of chronic pain and restore freedom of movement and quality of life. But chiropractic care is about more than just relieving pain – it is about wellness. Issues in the spine affect the entire nervous system, and thus the entire body. A slipped or herniated disc compresses nerves, compromising the flow of information through the body.
In addition to chiropractic manipulation to straighten and “free up” the spine and joints, a chiropractic clinic can offer a variety of other natural services (chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery, although they may refer you to a doctor for more aggressive care if needed). They can offer services such as hydrotherapy massage (which can be done fully clothed on a special waterbed), electrical muscle stimulation (which speeds healing of soft tissue injuries and relieves spasms), or cold laser therapy, which encourages tissue regeneration. Chiropractors also, again, treat the entire person. This means that they may give you “homework” to improve your life. Therapeutic exercises and stretches are commonly prescribed, and a chiropractor can also give you advice on improving your posture and the ergonomics of your office and home to prevent further problems from developing. Many of us, for example, do not use headrests when we should, or sleep on the wrong pillow or in the wrong way. Most of us have poor posture to some degree or other, and even a simple thing like sitting more on one seat bone than the other for long periods can lead to poor alignment of the spine.
Chiropractic care can also help with issues other than the obvious of neck, back and joint pain. It has been demonstrated to help relieve pain in some migraine sufferers, and can help with carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral neuropathy (unexplained pain in the hands and feet). Chiropractors use personalized and individual treatment plans to work with the patient’s pain issues and lifestyle, with the goal of uncovering the root cause behind the pain rather than masking it with drugs as traditional medicine often does. On top of that, ongoing chiropractic care supports wellness and optimum health. Even if you do not think you have a problem a chiropractor can help with, there is a high chance that you do have such a problem. And while chiropractic visits should be regular, there are no issues with side effects or, worse, addiction to painkillers that can ruin a patient’s life.
If you have back pain, neck pain or chronic headaches, or just feel as if you might not be completely healthy, then our Land O Lakes FL Chiropractor can help you. Craven Chiropractic offers chiropractic adjustment and a variety of other natural pain relief services as well as advice on posture, exercises, and stretches to promote optimum, individualized health. Call us today to make an appointment and start on the road to true wellness or visit the website at http://www.cravenchiropractic.com.