Your body is a complicated masterpiece of nature. In it is a complex musculoskeletal system comprising 206 bones, 360 joints, 650 muscles, 900 ligaments, and a staggering 1,320 tendons. All of these parts of your musculoskeletal system must be working correctly to be able to move freely without pain and obstruction.
A single injury or physical condition to one of these parts can make it difficult for you to live the life you love. In these situations, you need to seek professional healthcare treatment to help restore your quality of life. That’s why you may need to see a Doctor of Chiropractic if you’re suffering from chronic pain or an injury.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that focuses on treating pain and injuries without the use of drugs, medication, or surgery. This is a preferable treatment option in many cases because it does not include the risks involved with an operation or the side effects of drugs and medicine.
Doctors of Chiropractic treat primarily through the manipulation of joints. Manipulation (also known as an adjustment) helps restore mobility in joints that have been immobilized due to a soft tissue injury or a chronic condition. Restoring the mobility of the joints also helps reduce pain and promote the healing of any tissue still damaged from an injury.
The manipulations are often portrayed in movies as comically painful. However, chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort.
Some mild soreness and aching may develop after the treatment, but this usually lasts no longer than a day or two. This soreness pales in comparison to the pain chiropractic treats.
Who Needs Chiropractic Care?
More than 30 million Americans see chiropractors as part of their regular healthcare programs. This is because Doctors of Chiropractic can treat a variety of conditions,
People of all ages can enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care. It can be as beneficial for a newborn baby as it is for a senior. However, chiropractic care is not for everyone.
For example, people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord compression, or people who are taking blood thinners should not have chiropractic adjustment of the spine.
At iRISE Spine and Joint, our Doctors of Chiropractic can determine if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic care. Our team members are highly trained and skilled at identifying the abnormalities in the spine and joints that can best benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.
What Are The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care?
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care is it treats the cause of your chronic pain. Drugs and medications can help alleviate the symptoms of conditions that cause chronic pain. Still, chiropractic care treats it at the source.
Injuries and conditions that affect the joints can cause the joints to lose mobilization. Immobilizing a particular joint is often the body’s way of protecting damaged soft tissue around the joint. However, chiropractic adjustments can restore mobility in a way that helps promote healing rather than irritating that soft tissue.
Chiropractic adjustments targeting the nerves in the upper neck can help reduce high blood pressure. The results are similar to those of blood pressure medications. This means, if you’re the right candidate for chiropractic care, you may be less dependant on drugs for blood pressure that can cause side effects.
Chiropractic adjustments help reduce pressure off the nerves in your spine and improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This helps cut down the severity of the symptoms in people with neurological conditions like epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.
Are There Risks Involved In Chiropractic Care?
Complications in chiropractic care are rare. It is a minimally invasive treatment that does not involve incisions, injections, or medications. The biggest concern of many chiropractic patients is pain, but the procedure itself is not painful. At worst, you may experience a little soreness after treatment for a few hours.
Although the risks are infrequent, it’s still fair for you to know them. Risks involved with chiropractic care may include a slipped disc, nerve compression, or a stroke.
Our Doctors of Chiropractic at iRISE Spine and Joint will evaluate your condition and determine if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic care. If you’re at a higher risk for any of these complications, your Doctor of Chiropractic will recommend alternative treatment options.
Visit iRISE Spine and Joint For Chiropractic Care
Our Doctors of Chiropractic serve in multiple clinics for your convenience. Contact us today if you’re suffering from chronic pain or an injury and would like to know if chiropractic care can help.