It might sound a little crazy but chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to your health. That means everything is considered and the goal is to get (and keep) your body in alignment.
Rather than saying, “Oh, you have a hurt shoulder?” and offering pills or a surgical approach, your chiropractor will actually re align the shoulder with the rest of your body. That relieves the pain.
Here’s the science behind it.
Depending on your habits like how you stand, sleep or walk, your body gets used to certain things and makes adjustments as needed.
For example, if you spend long hours at the computer and your monitor is too high, you can get a neck cramp. It’s like sitting in the front row at the movie theatre. Your muscles will find a new way to arrange themselves to accommodate your desk posture and you’ll realize you’re having a chronic neck pain.
Pain Management and Your Chiropractor
Your chiropractor will put your neck back in alignment with the rest of your spine which will relieve your neck pain. Of course, if you leave your computer monitor where it is, you won’t have fixed the problem. Maybe you don’t even know that’s the source of your problem!
If you’re not familiar with the specifics of an ergonomic workspace, take a look at this article on setting up an ergonomic desk.
And, if you’re like a lot of people, you’ve let it go months or years so you may find your pain management works best with a combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy. The massage therapy helps stretch the muscles and keep the newly realigned bones in place.
The good news is for many chronic and acute injuries, pain management can be handled with safe chiropractic care and you can avoid surgery.
If you’re in the Doylestown, Pa area, Dr. Jeff McQuaite offers a full range of x-rays to new patients as part of their new patient consultation. Isn’t it time for you to feel better?