Benefits of Chiropractic Care

benefits-chiropractic-careWhether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, stiff joints, headaches, or simply want to explore a drug-free alternative to traditional health care, you may be wondering about the benefits of Chiropractic care. Many people are turning to Chiropractic care to treat chronic pain, recover from an accident or injury, and to enhance their overall wellness.

The health benefits of Chiropractic care can include pain relief in muscles, ligaments, and joints; increased range of motion in joints; headache relief; relief from sciatica and other “pinched nerve” pain; and can improve your overall health by aligning your spine to return your body to optimum functionality and resilience.

These health benefits are a result of spinal adjustments and drug-free, non-surgical treatment on the part of your Chiropractor, making Chiropractic a leading choice for those seeking alternative medical treatments. However, while your Chiropractor can be a stand-alone health care professional for specific complaints, they can also work as an integrated member of your traditional or alternative health care team in caring for your lasting, overall health.

A Chiropractor is a medical professional who cares for your health by correcting subluxations, or misalignments of the spine. A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) typically has at least an undergraduate degree with an additional four or five year degree from a college of Chiropractic, which includes significant number of hours spent in practical, hands-on experience before earning the degree.

Your Chiropractor will begin by taking a full medical history, order tests such as an x-ray and labs, and will spend time learning about your current health concerns. Once your subluxations are diagnosed, your Chiropractor will treat them by gently adjusting your spine back into proper alignment, and may recommend further treatments, including massage, follow-up exercises (homework), lifestyle changes, regular adjustments, etc.