Many people are still hesitant about chiropractic and there is no need for this apprehension. When you understand the benefits of regular chiropractic care and experience the improvement in your own health, it makes it hard not to maintain regular chiropractic visits.
What does chiropractic care consist of?
Chiropractic care varies based on the techniques used by your chiropractor and may include manual spinal manipulation, computerized spinal manipulation, instrument assisted manipulation, soft tissue techniques, sports therapy, rehabilitation exercises, kinesiotaping, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and/or a variety of other techniques.
Based on your physical exam findings, clinical and medical history, a diagnosis is made that will indicate what type of treatment plan is best suited to your needs. Upon discussion of your diagnosis and recommended treatment plan, you and your chiropractor will book your appointments. Your response to care depends on your health and mental state at the time of your program, as those who are willing to complete the necessary home care exercises do respond better and faster. blog Springtown Chiropractic & Wellness Center
The end goal of chiropractic care is to improve your musculoskeletal health, daily function, and overall quality of life. In essence, a chiropractor is a mechanic for your spine and joints. By restoring the biomechanical dysfunction present in your body, you begin to feel better, reduce the amount of pain you experience, and often begin to see other unexpected benefits, such as sleeping better and recovering from colds faster.
I have begun my recommended program of care, what benefits should I expect?
Now that you have decided to begin chiropractic care, you should expect any of the following benefits:
– pain reduction
– less radiating pain into the legs or arms
– improved range of motion
– relaxed muscles
– stronger muscles
– less foot pain (especially with the combination of orthotics and foot strengthening exercises)
– a reduction in headaches (frequency, intensity)
– reduction or cessation of medications
– improved quality of sleep
– increased sports performance
– better digestive health
– overall improved quality of life
Are these benefits long term?
There are two types of chiropractic care programs; relief care and corrective care.
Relief care is the most common type, which includes pain reduction and treatments geared towards helping you feel better with some correction of the root cause of the original dysfunction. This type of program is more short term and often takes an average of 6-12 visits. You will begin to feel better with this program and are encouraged to continue a maintenance style program of care to prevent a further relapse in the future of your condition or anything similar.
In contrast, corrective care is more long term and requires you to invest more time in your health. It includes a regimental treatment frequency that will help your body correct the biomechanical dysfunction present in your body. This type of care will improve your nervous system’s function and address the root cause of your condition. This type of plan generally averages 36-48 visits with periodic reassessments to track your progress and modify your treatment plan as necessary. Upon graduating your care, you are encouraged to continue with maintenance care to keep enjoying the benefits of improved health.