Here in Bucks County, Pa., we’re fortunate to have many chiropractors to choose from. Why, there are probably a dozen of chiropractic offices in Doylestown and they’re all good doctors.
So how do you choose? Many people choose their chiropractor based on referral, convenient hours, location, and insurance options. All are understandable reasons.
No matter who you choose, you might want a brief background in chiropractic treatments and conditions they treat since you want to be informed.
Chiropractic Care as Part of Your Health Plan
As you probably know, chiropractic care can help you with pain management whether it’s new issue – such as an athletic injury or chronic pain such as neck pain.
What you might not know is that chiropractic treatments aren’t just for back pain. They help you find headache relief, leg pain relief and even boost your immune system. Chiropractic care is a natural way of addressing your entire body which is why I’m a proponent of making it a regular part of your health regimen.
In fact, chiropractic care can even benefit children of all ages – including newborns. I’ve had the experience of helping some of my pediatric patients reduce allergy systems and asthma. Yes, all from realigning the spine.
Your Spinal Column at Work
Your spinal column is made up of 33 bones. Then there are ligaments, tendons, muscle, and millions of miles of nerves. Everything is connected and it’s perfectly normal to experience compression in certain sections of your body. Injuries and habits can both bring on pain.
I think you’ll agree that you have certain habits from sitting and standing. What you may not realize is that some of them may eventually prove painful. Let’s take sitting for hours at a computer. Most people’s computer set up isn’t ergonomic – your computer screen should be at eye level and your keyboard at a position that allows your wrists to be in a neutral position. When it’s not and you spend hours at the computer, it can take a toll on your body. You might find your wrists hurt, or your neck.
A chiropractic adjustment treats your whole body so you can feel relief from your hours at the computer.
Of course, any repetitive activity will cause your muscles to develop their habits. Some of those habits may cause your body to “favor” one side or the other – this can cause chronic pain later in life. In some cases, bones might shift out slightly and find themselves pinching a nerve. Chiropractic treatments make sure those bones are readjusted to where they need to be.
Traditional chiropractic care like that practiced here at McQuaite Chiropractic includes the stem treatment to relax your muscles followed by the classic chiropractic manipulations of your spine. That “cracking” or popping sound you may associate with chiropractors? That’s actually the release of a gas that’s built up in your joint. It’s not your bones at all and releasing this gas can give you immediate relief in many cases.
It’s true there are many chiropractic offices in Doylestown and we’re pleased to say we’ve won Best in Bucks four years in a row! Will you contact us for a free consultation?