As we gear up for fall allergies and cold/flu season, it’s time to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about chiropractic care and how it can help your overall health.
What should I expect from my chiropractor?
Chiropractors provide a wide range of care, which include helping provide relief from injury or illness such as arthritic pain, headaches, digestive problems, a pinched nerve, or insomnia, for example.
Chiropractors use manual adjustment of the spine and joints to ensure your bones and muscles are aligned and balanced, which helps relieve tension in the body allowing it to function better and making it less susceptible to future injuries and illnesses.
What should I ask my chiropractor?
All chiropractic care must be based on an accurate diagnosis. So, expect your chiropractor to ask you plenty of questions about how you’re feeling, where you are experiencing pain or discomfort, your physical activities, diet, and general health.
You should feel comfortable asking all the questions. It’s important to understand the chiropractic examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan whether it’s your first appointment or ongoing care.
Do chiropractors treat neck and back pain?
Chiropractors don’t actually treat any conditions. They specialize in finding and correcting vertebral subluxations (misalignments in the spine causing damage to the nerves that exit the spine). However, once a subluxation is corrected, the body is able to heal many conditions including lower back and neck pain.
Is chiropractic care safe for the elderly?
Yes. Chiropractic care is essential for successful older adult healthcare. The most common reason an older adult might seek care from a chiropractor is for musculoskeletal symptoms, but we can help with so much more. This includes helping reduce inflammation which is one of the main reasons for everyday aches and pains.
How can chiropractic care help after a sports injury?
If you have or you’ve suffered a sprain or tear, a chiropractor can help relieve the pain, repair the injury and help prevent it from reoccurring.
Is chiropractic care safe for children?
Can chiropractic help with allergies and sinus issues?
Yes. Chiropractic adjustment relieves stress on the body’s nervous system, which allows the immune system to operate efficiently. A stress-free body is better equipped to ward off allergens. Chiropractic care tackles the cause of hay fever rather than the symptoms.
Can chiropractic help me meet my health goals?
Absolutely. Yes, we treat neck and back pain, but the core of what we do at AlignLife is helping you achieve great health. Back pain, neck pain, and even many chronic conditions are all symptoms. We focus on finding the root cause of the symptoms. That’s why, from our very first meeting, we’ll talk to you about your overall health and help you define your health goals. From there, we’ll create a customized plan that includes nutrition and exercise. Then, we guide you throughout your journey to great health. Contact your local AlignLife chiropractor today to get started!