Most people experience pain at some point in their lives. Chronic pain lasts for more than 12 weeks and is a widespread issue, affecting an estimated 100 million American adults. While there are many different treatment options available for managing chronic pain, one that is often overlooked is chiropractic care. Here’s a closer look at how this care can help relieve pain.
How does chiropractic care work?
Have you ever wondered how chiropractic care works? If you have ever been to a chiropractor, then you know that they can work wonders for your body. But how do they do it?
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—primarily the spine—and it’s functioning. When someone is experiencing pain, it is often due to a misalignment in the spine. This misalignment can pressure the nerves, resulting in pain and other problems. A chiropractor will use various techniques to realign the spine and reduce this pressure, which should help reduce or eliminate the associated pain.
Chiropractic treatment is often used to treat back pain but can also treat various other issues, such as headaches and neck and joint pain. This care is safe and effective for most people. However, it is essential to consult with your doctor before beginning any new treatment plan.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
There are many potential benefits of chiropractic care for people who are experiencing pain. In addition to relieving pain, this type of care can also help improve the range of motion, increase flexibility, and reduce inflammation. Chiropractic care has also effectively managed and reduced the frequency and severity of tension headaches. If you want to explore chiropractic care as a treatment option for your chronic pain, consult a licensed provider.
Chiropractic care is a type of treatment that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure and its functioning. When someone is experiencing pain, it is often due to a misalignment in the spine. A chiropractor will use various techniques to realign the spine and reduce this pressure, which should help reduce or eliminate the associated pain. Chiropractic care has many potential benefits for people experiencing pain, including relieving pain, improving range of motion, increasing flexibility, reducing inflammation, and managing migraines and headaches.
What if I don’t like my back to be “cracked”?
Some chiropractors use an activator instead of manually manipulating the spine through cracking or popping. An activator is a handheld instrument that delivers a gentle, low-force impulse to specific areas of the spine to help realign the vertebrae and relieve pressure on the nerves. This technique is sometimes preferred by patients who are uncomfortable with the traditional manual manipulation of the spine or for those who have medical conditions that make manual manipulation unsuitable.
The activator method is a gentle and safe approach to chiropractic care that can benefit people experiencing chronic pain or discomfort. It is also suitable for people who have conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, or spinal injuries that require a more gentle approach. The activator method is precise and targeted, which means it can treat specific areas of the spine or other body parts, such as the hips or knees.
Want to see what treatment is proper for you?
It is important to note that while the activator method can effectively relieve pain and improve mobility, it may not be suitable for everyone. Before beginning any new chiropractic treatment, it is always best to consult a licensed chiropractor who can assess your needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. If you want to explore chiropractic care as a treatment option for your chronic pain, consult with Zock Family Chiropractic. We will do an initial assessment and recommend treatment options for you. At Zock, we do not insist on long-term programs or expensive treatment options. Contact us for your initial assessment, and let us see what we can do for your specific condition.
* The Food and Drug Administration, the American Medical Association, or the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine have not evaluated this information. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please get in touch with a medical professional for advice.