Have you experienced pain and wondered whether it was worth seeing a chiropractor? Chiropractic treatment is seen as a great way of helping you when you are in pain or discomfort.
While it is seen as very useful it is still misunderstood as some people aren’t exactly sure what chiropractors do or how they can help.
Here Are 5 Reasons How You Can Benefit From Chiropractic Treatment!
Eliminate Your Pain
There’s no doubt you’ve experienced pain in your neck or back at some stage of your life. A chiropractor’s first goal is to reduce and eliminate your pain.
This is done through a variety of techniques which focus on the joints, muscles & nerves and their interaction with each other in your body.
The goal here is to allow increased movement in joints which are stiff or have altered movement and reduce tension in muscles which have become overactive or tight to eliminate the pain you feel.
In order to eliminate your pain it’s important that the exact problem you are experiencing is identified.
This is done to determine the underlying structures in your body that are most affected and causing the pain you have. An accurate diagnosis comes about from a detailed history and examination by a trained and qualified chiropractor.
The history involves the chiropractor asking a series of questions that allows them to get to the main cause of your problem. This is confirmed with a full examination of your spine through various orthopaedic and neurological exams which test specific movements in your body.
Keep Your Pain Away
Many people worry that in order to stay out of pain they need to continue seeing a chiropractor for the rest of their life.
After you are out of pain the aim is to keep you that way. Unfortunately, the biomechanical changes we cause to our body happen over many years so they can’t be changed overnight.
That’s where you come in.
Chiropractic treatment isn’t a one way street. You need to be committed to your body as much as your practitioner is. When that’s the case you’re already miles ahead in terms improving your body. Chiropractors specialise in postural changes and rehabilitation.
You can benefit from this because after you’re out of pain the aim is to stop the underlying causes that started it in the first place. Muscular imbalances refer to overactivity of specific muscles that lead to underactivity and weakness in other muscles.
These can be identified and treated through specific exercises, stretches and rehabilitation so that you can keep your body in optimal condition and pain free for longer.
Yes, there are times when medication is necessary to help certain conditions, but when you are suffering with biomechanical problems such as lower back or neck pain medication will help reduce the symptoms but not the underlying cause.
While helpful this only masks the condition. Chiropractic treatment can help to find the underlying cause of the problem you are experiencing so that your condition goes away and potentially stays away.
Overall Better Health & Wellbeing
Since chiropractic treatment works on movement and overall body function it can help your general wellbeing and improve your activities of daily living.
Pain can be a limiting factor in allowing you to do things that you want such as playing sport, going to the gym or even simple things like going for a run or walk.
Treatment can allow you to start moving better, feeling better and get you back to the things you want to do, when you want to do them.
Have you ever experienced chiropractic treatment? Did it help you? Let us know in the comment section below.