According to the American Chiropractic Association, roughly 35 million Americans seek chiropractic care in a given year.
The reasons why are many. Some people go for chronic pain relief while others appreciate it as a part of their overall wellness plan.
Widely known as a natural pain relief option, chiropractic care is probably best known for back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
In fact, The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center said, “Chiropractors are the highest-rated healthcare practitioner for low-back pain treatments above physical therapists (PTs), specialist physician/MD (i.e., neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons), and primary care physician/MD (i.e., family or internal medicine).”
Yet, chiropractic care goes beyond back pain.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Harvard Medical School says, “Chiropractic is a system of therapy focused on the structure of the body, particularly the spine. Chiropractors manipulate the body’s alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself.”
Chiropractors talk about correcting“subluxations.” What’s a subluxation? It’s when one (or more) of your vertebrae is out of alignment. All kinds of things can knock your spine out of alignment including physical accidents, bad posture, and years of sitting hunched over a computer.
As you might guess, it’s a problem because it blocks your body’s communication system and when your brain/body can’t communicate well, then you can feel pain. It’s like a traffic snarl on I-95. You can probably picture the cars jammed up on the highway. That’s similar to your bodies’ lines of communication.
Fortunately, a chiropractic adjustment can help you feel your best. It improves your range of motion, flexibility, and improves relaxation.
Did You Know? Chiropractic Can Help With These 4 Health Conditions
The world of science is always discovering new things. For example, in recent decades, researchers have found that chiro care is useful for the whole family.
1- Allergies – Did you know that seasonal allergies are symptoms of an overactive immune system? They can be. It turns out, those itchy eyes and scratchy throat are symptoms of your body reacting to things like pollen and dust as if they’re “dangerous.” In some cases, chiropractic care can help you find relief from allergy symptoms.
2- Athletes – From high school football stars to weekend golfers, sports can take a toll on your body. Fortunately, chiropractic care is a great part of your wellness plan to both prevent injury and help you heal if you are injured. Find out more about ways chiro care can help athletes be at their best here.
3- Prenatal care – As your pregnant body morphs and expands to encourage the new life growing within you, you may experience all kinds of aches and pains in your body. Gentle stretching, prenatal massage, and chiropractic treatments can help you find relief.
4-Pediatric care – Children of all ages can benefit from a pediatric chiropractor. We’ve helped colicky babies feel better and overly-active kids focus. If you want to know more about how we can help your kids, give us a call at 267-247-7000. We offer a free consultation.
In conclusion, chiropractic care has a place in your family’s wellness plan. We’re located in Doylestown, Pa, across from CB West and have appointments to fit most schedules. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have about chiropractic care and get you back to feeling your best!