Chiropractic is an alternative medicine practice that dates clear back to 1895. It has become quite popular in the United States over the years and, you can find clinics just about everywhere in the nation. Primarily, people seek a chiropractor for lower back pain but, the practice can also help treat headaches, neck pain, and other joint pain. It can also help a person sleep more comfortably and can help treat immobility issues as well.
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to pain, discomfort and, immobility. Chiropractors use a combination of holistic techniques in their practice. Their primary technique is manual adjustment to a person’s skeletal alignment – in other words, they will use their hands to physically nudge your bones back into their natural place so that you are better aligned. When our bodies are properly aligned, it increases blood flow in the system and relieves pain and fatigue.
During an appointment, you expect to have ice and heat applied to your injury, usually alternating between heat and cold for up to 30 minutes, to make sure the adjustments do not hurt. After this application, your chiropractor will do the manual adjustments necessary and possibly have you do physical therapy exercises to help the injury heal and not reoccur. Afterwards, you will just lay on the table and relax for a while. The doctor will help you up and escort you to the office door. When you are finished with your treatment, you will be amazed how much better you feel! You will feel so good that you’ll look forward to your next appointment with excitement! And, what’s even better? No drugs, no surgery, no extended time in a hospital! It’s all-natural and amazingly effective!
Along with the above techniques, your chiropractor might also include relaxation techniques to ease muscle tension, exercises that build your muscles so that you don’t slip out of alignment as easily, and diet changes to help you lose weight or relieve joint discomfort.
It’s all really quite painless and effective. The difference before and after a chiropractic treatment is really astonishing!
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in looking into, there are numerous chiropractic clinics around the country. For the Rocky Mountain area, you might visit the following web-sites:
Complete Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, CO
Ascend Wellness: Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Bozeman, MT
Healthy Back Chiropractic – Chiropractor in Salem, OR
Alpine Chiropractic in Casper, WY