Chiropractic Blog

There may come a point in your life that you need to find relief from chronic back pain. You are tired of taking medication and still live with pain day after day. You may be frightened at the thought of back surgery. When it comes to your health, there are alternatives. Take positive action to improve your health by finding a chiropractor clinic with caring and committed doctors and staff.

So what does a chiropractor do? Generally, the standard guideline for most chiropractic clinics is “chiropractic treatment first, drugs second, and surgery only as the last resort.” In cases that a patient’s condition cannot absolutely be restored with chiropractic care, the chiropractor will make the appropriate referral to a physician or specialist.

If you are dealing with back pain that never goes away, you should consider chiropractic care. A chiropractor will look for the cause of your pain so that you can receive the appropriate treatment.  This could include one or more of the following conditions:

  • Degeneration in the spinal joints.
  • Thinning and degenerative discs bulging and putting pressure on spinal nerves.
  • Spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spaces within your spine putting pressure on the spinal nerves).

Chiropractors often employ massage therapists in their offices because of the benefit they see in their patients who have an injury or illness that affects muscles and connective tissue. While chiropractic treatment promotes and maintains proper alignment of the bones of the spine and surrounding tissues, massage therapy focuses on releasing tension from the muscles and enhances deep relaxation.

Who benefits from massage therapy? Massage therapy can be beneficial for people of all ages and walks of life who deal with muscular pain and injuries.  This could include sports injuries, or strain and injury to the soft tissues, such as those resulting from repetitive motion, or spending too much time sitting at a desk. It is also effective in helping patients with stress-related mental health conditions such as anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, digestive disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome), or those who suffer from fibromyalgia, headaches, depression, or a low immune system.

There are four common types of massage therapy:

With all the new snow in the mountains, many people have probably increased their type and level of activities. With these increased activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or snowshoeing, just to name a few, the probability of falls has significantly increased as well. Whether or not you have been in training, this new activity is a change to your body and you are using different muscles in different ways. Extra pressure and strain are being put on your back and body, which can result in all sorts of problems and injuries. In addition, falls can create injuries from the impact as well as whiplash-type injuries to the neck.

How many times should you go to the chiropractor? At the very least, after your initial consultation, you will want to continue chiropractic services on a monthly basis. This will help keep your spine flexible and moving, balance the muscles and strengthen the discs, tendons, and ligaments. Subluxations may occasionally occur just from the stress of life, but they can easily be released.

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