Your body has an extensive network of nerves that carries signals from the brain and spinal cord to the organs, muscles and tissues. Because the nerves help with movement, sensation and overall health, conditions that affect the electrical impulses in the nerve cells can have far-reaching, and even debilitating effects. Chiropractic care aims to alleviate the physiology cause of your limited nerve function.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a natural approach to correcting problems with the musculoskeletal system that affect the ability of the nerves to work properly. Unlike neurologists, chiropractors do not rely on medications and surgery. Instead, we use a technique known as “adjustments” to help with your symptoms. Many nerves originate in the spine, and the network of nerves is in proximity to the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues. This design leaves nerves vulnerable to being “pinched” or damaged by surrounding structures. Chiropractic care works by correcting issues in the musculoskeletal system that impact your nerves.
Chiropractic care can be used to complement other specialty treatments, such as physical therapy. You may be referred to us by your specialty medical provider or family physicians to improve outcomes of other treatments. Many of our patients also choose chiropractic care as a standalone, self-directed service.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me?
Your body has an amazing capacity to heal itself, but this can be diminished if the musculoskeletal structures are not positioned properly. Misalignments happen for many reasons, such as trauma, poor posture, degenerative diseases and strenuous work environments. A chiropractor receives specialized education and training that focuses on how the musculoskeletal system affects the nervous system. The musculoskeletal system includes the joints, muscles and bones, as well as connective tissues, such as the tendons, ligaments and cartilage. By manipulating these structures in the body, the chiropractor corrects problems that interfere with nerve function and cause your symptoms.
What Conditions Are Treated by A Chiropractor?
A chiropractor may help with several types of symptoms and conditions, such as:
- Neck, back, knee and shoulder pain
- Blood pressure
- Confusion and difficulty concentrating
- Conditions caused by poor organ function
- Acute or chronic pain
- Joint pain and arthritis
If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or scoliosis, we recommend that you continue treatment with your family physician or specialty care provider. Chiropractic care may not be adequate to manage these conditions properly. We also recommend that you be evaluated by your physician prior to seeing a chiropractor. Some symptoms, such as confusion and numbness, could be signs of more serious conditions.
What Can I Expect from Chiropractic Adjustments?
The adjustments may feel slightly uncomfortable at first, depending on the severity of the condition. The treatment area may feel sore for a few days. You may need one or several adjustments to have a noticeable improvement in your symptoms.
Is Chiropractic Care Covered by My Insurance? Do I Need a Referral?
Each insurance policy has different requirements for chiropractic care. After your consultation, we can help you better understand your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.
Chiropractic care helps with many common symptoms and may improve the outcomes of your chronic disease management and specialty care. To learn more about how chiropractic care will benefit you, contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.