Chiropractic is a type of alternative medicine, which involves a non-invasive way of treating ailments related to bones, joints, muscles, and tissues. Over the years, chiropractic therapy has gained popularity due to its effectiveness. The various techniques used help relieve pain, improve functionality, and restore motion.
When people think of the pain and discomfort that can be relieved by chiropractic, many tend to think of back and neck problems. However, chiropractic care can be used to treat so much more. Here are some common chiropractic services.
1. Whiplash injury treatment
This commonly occurs because of a motor vehicle collision. Pain can occur anywhere around the neck, arms, back, chest, and head depending on the injured tissues. The injuries associated with whiplash and other auto accidents can lead to disruption of normal daily activities. In severe cases, they can even lead to disability.
The most effective way to deal with whiplash injuries is to seek the services of a chiropractor. The chiropractor will take the history of the accident, perform an examination to determine the full impact of the injury, and then start the treatment. The aim of chiropractic care in treating whiplash injuries is to optimize motion in the spine, reduce muscle spasm, treat the spinal discs, and improve muscular strength.
2. Back pain relief
Back pain can be very frustrating. It not only limits our movements but can also be very painful. Using chiropractic treatments and techniques can help ease and eliminate a variety of back pain problems. The chiropractor will use his hands to manipulate the spine and its vertebrae, applying just the right amount of pressure in quick short thrusts. This treatment is aimed at reducing the irritability of the nerve endings along the spine which cause pain. Apart from this, it helps restore range of motion to the back along with an increase in the functioning of the back muscles.
3. Joint pain treatment
Joint pains, and especially knee pain, are often found in together with back pain. The pain can be caused by incorrect posture, car accidents or sports. While painkillers may offer short-term relief, they don’t address the root cause of the pain and will lose potency after several doses. Chiropractic therapy can give long-term solutions because they target the cause and then treat the injury. Treatment for such problems will involve a combination of manual manipulation, massage therapy, and stretching.
4. Sprains and strains treatment
A sprain is a type of injury caused by the stretch and/or tear of a ligament. The strain is caused by muscle and /or tendon damage. Both injuries are common in workplaces and sports. Chiropractic is a very effective treatment for sprains and strains. Chiropractors treat and recommend exercises to help restore injured muscles and ligaments to their normal health.
5. Arthritis treatment
Arthritis can affect anyone, men, women, children and senior adults. Arthritis can be caused by several factors such as an infection, an autoimmune disease, car accidents, injury or general wear and tear on the joints due to aging. For many years, chiropractic care has been very effective in providing relief from this condition. The treatment provides mobility and decreases pain
6. Chronic neck pain treatment
Neck pain treatment depends on the cause. In most cases, the chiropractor uses cervical manipulations to alleviate your joints and reduce the pain that is usually a result of pinched nerves and muscle spasms. The chiropractor may also readjust your neck using his hands by twisting your neck suddenly to pop the dislocated vertebrae back into place.
7. Headaches relief
Sometimes headaches can be connected to the neck and back muscles. A chiropractor treats this problem by manipulation of the neck and back muscles causing the headaches. Realigning the skeleton can also help decrease the pain levels of the headaches. Apart from therapy, a chiropractor will educate you on the proper ways to take care of your health through exercise and nutrition. This helps in the healing process and minimizes risks for future problems. The length of the treatment depends on the type of injury and the severity of pain. Some patients may experience immediate relief after the first treatment, while others may require several treatments to cure the problem.
If you experience any form of pain or discomfort, don’t hesitate to call us. Our trusted chiropractic services in Cary can help you lead a more productive and healthier life. Preston Chiropractic & Acupuncture are the premier chiropractors in the area.