Proper Alignment is the Key to Wellness
When your body is out of balance, the effects can go beyond mere discomfort.
Spinal misalignment can put a tremendous amount of stress on your entire body, and this stress can manifest in symptoms such as numbness, tingling, tightness, sore muscles, and even pain.
But a chiropractic adjustment can help relieve these issues without the need to resort to drugs or surgeries.
Chiropractic care is a natural healing method that can help alleviate pain and retrain your body to heal itself. Using a variety of techniques, a chiropractor is able to locate and correct areas of misalignment within the spine.
Common Causes Of Misalignment
Misalignment of the spine is more common than you might imagine, and the causes range from everyday stress to unexpected injury. Here are some of the most common causes we see in our clinic:
Sports Injuries – Whether you’re into high-impact sports or simply enjoy the occasional bike ride, sports injuries can all lead to misalignment and discomfort.
Auto Accidents – Even a minor fender bender can cause your spine to shift out of alignment. While you may feel fine initially, you may notice symptoms starting to crop up in the days following an auto accident.
Workplace Injuries – Physically demanding jobs can lead to misalignment, either through injury or overuse of muscles. Even if you spend your workday seated at a desk, poor posture can have an effect on the alignment of your spine.
Repetitive Motion – Not all back injuries are caused by a major traumatic event. In fact, many injuries are caused by longer-term, normal wear-and-tear caused by repetitive movements. Basic, everyday activities can gradually shift the spine out of alignment. Because this shift happens so slowly, it may go undetected until the problem becomes more severe.
When To See a Chiropractor
Spinal misalignment may be common, but it is by no means normal.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time for a chiropractic adjustment:
Sore or stiff neck and back
Muscle spasms or numbness
Reduced range of motion
Misalignment isn’t something that will “go away” on its own. A chiropractic adjustment is the only way to treat the problem at the source and get on the road to total wellness.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
A chiropractor does more than treat neck and back pain.
Quality chiropractic care means looking at each patient as an individual, examining their overall health and well-being, and developing a deeper understanding of their unique needs.
Rather than treating the symptoms, the goal of chiropractic adjustments is to pinpoint and address the underlying cause to provide lasting results.
In addition to treating misalignment, chiropractic care reduces the stress on your muscles, ligaments, and tendons and increases blood flow. As a result, inflammation is reduced and your pain and other symptoms decrease.
Treating pain and other symptoms with a medical doctor often involves medications and/or surgical intervention. By taking a natural approach to healthcare, you can avoid the unpleasant side effects, rehabilitation, and costs of traditional Western medicine.
A Holistic Approach to Healthcare
At Pain Free Chiropractic, we take the time to get to know our patients on an individual basis.
There are many factors that can have an impact on your health and well-being, including your occupation, diet, and lifestyle. By understanding how these and other factors are affecting your health, Dr. Turner can develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to you.
If the stress of everyday life has compromised your body’s strength, the team at Pain Free Chiropractic can help! Pain and discomfort are signals that indicate that it’s time to seek the help of a health care specialist. Dr. Chris offers safe, gentle, and effective treatment options for injuries, chronic pain, limited mobility, and other ailments.
To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, and how you can get started, contact Pain Free Chiropractic today.