Chiropractors pride themselves on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping their patients reach their health goals. Essentially, the basic principle upon which the entire profession is built is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions), and it is the chiropractor’s job to help create an environment to facilitate this.
Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine being properly aligned and, if there are shifts, helping the spine come back into alignment.
1. Back Pain Management
Back pain is the number one condition regularly managed by chiropractors. Treatment typically involves one or more manual adjustments in which the doctor manipulates the joints, using a controlled force to improve range and quality of motion. In addition to pain relief, the goals of chiropractic care also encompass the restoration of function and prevention of injury.
2. Relief From Tension and Migraine Headaches
Headaches are the second most common conditions managed by chiropractors. Few interventions can initiate headache relief like chiropractic adjustments can. Although each individual’s case is different, in most cases of tension headaches, significant improvement is accomplished through manipulation of the upper two cervical vertebrae, coupled with adjustments to the junction between the cervical and thoracic spine. This is also a common approach for migraine headaches in combination with the management of food and lifestyle triggers.
3. Increased Athletic Performance
There is a reason why athletes are under regular chiropractic care. One of the most overlooked aspects of chiropractic care is that it enhances personal and athletic performance. Studies have sown that it:
- Boosts your immune system
- Decreases mental stress
- Enhances pulmonary function
- Naturally increases your energy level
- Reduces inflammatory cytokines
- Relieves muscle tension
Many studies have even shown that chiropractic patients experience increased mental clarity. Chiropractic treatment helps your body heal itself and can free your immune system up to focus on keeping you healthy. This enhances your ability to think, move and perform.
At Advanced Health Chiropractic and Massage, we take care of your body so you can more fully enjoy your life!