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4 Things Routine Chiropractic Care Can Do For You

The first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine. A subluxation (or a misalignment) is when two or more vertebrae aren’t functioning together properly. These subluxations can cause  pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions. Gone untreated, these symptoms can lead to problems in other parts of the body as well.

Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of good health. By the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with routine chiropractic care.

Routine chiropractic care can help with the following ailments:

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain may be the most common reason patients seek the expertise of a chiropractor. For many people, lower back pain may go away on it’s own after a few days or weeks. But for some with chronic lower back pain, it may linger for months or a year. To treat your chronic lower back pain, a chiropractic would normally do a thorough initial examination followed by an initial adjustment (manipulation). This spinal adjustment is considered to be the most effective way of treating your lower back pain. Additionally, the chiropractor may also recommend massage therapy and exercise. The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain and improve physical functioning. Side effects for the spinal adjustment are relatively minor and may consist of minor aches and soreness for 1-2 days after the adjustment.

Headaches

Research has shown that the most common types of headaches respond well to chiropractic care.There are two types of headaches – a tension headache that usually arises in the mid-late afternoon after a stressful day and a muscle tension headache which originates from the neck. The muscle tension headache can be attributed to muscle tension and irritation of the nerves and blood vessels in the neck. The seven cervical vertebrae (spinal bones) can become misaligned from excessive physical and emotional stress. This misalignment can irritate the nerve roots in the neck and may even cause minor constriction in some vessels which supply blood to the brain.

When this happens, a headache can strike once, twice, and again and again. If not cared for, more serious symptoms may develop. If you experience these or any other type of head pain, stop living with the pain! While you may resort to over-the-counter pain medications to help with the pain, consider that chiropractic care is a medicine-free alternative to controlling your headaches. It’s definitely safer and more effective.

Neck Pain

Neck pain can make even the simplest of movements involving the neck, head, arms, shoulders and back excruciatingly difficult. It can lead to headaches and other problems. Understanding the root of your neck pain is a necessary step towards acquiring the treatment that will be effective in both short and long term recovery. This is where your chiropractor can formulate a treatment plan for you to get you back on the path to feeling better every day. Some causes of neck pain may be whiplash, poor sleep position, poor posture, unnatural repetitive motions, or muscle strains or pulls. Any of these causes can be reason to see your chiropractor for treatment. Here at Club Chiropractic, we will use the holistic method of treatment to address your neck pain, utilizing the full forces of chiropractic, massage and other modalities.

Preventative Health Care

Because chiropractic healthcare is holistic care, patients look to chiropractors for general wellness, too. Their focus on wellness makes chiropractors excellent sources of preventative health care services. In fact, preventive healthcare is among the fastest growing areas of chiropractic care. Chiropractic care offers patients a variety of preventative services that are non-invasive and non-surgical that help patients live a healthier, pain-free and disease-free life. Additionally, chiropractors educate patients on exercise and fitness, nutrition, how to change unhealthy behaviors, ergonomics and tips on posture, as well as stress relief strategies and relaxation techniques.

If you are injured or hurting, don’t put off seeing your chiropractor for his/her advice. Our treatment plans are low-cost and convenient to your lifestyle – no insurance, no appointments, no hassle! Subscribe to one of our monthly maintenance plans and see how easy it is to incorporate routine chiropractic care into your healthy lifestyle!

Call Club Chiropractic at (336) 303-1512 to make an appointment or learn more about how we can help you.

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