Chiropractors are a mystery to some people. If you have never been under the care of a chiropractor, most common perception is often based upon the opinions of those who barely understand what a chiropractor does. The chiropractor is a doctor who cares for any kind of muscle, joint or bone, and can provide relief for many sources of pain. It is always important to discuss your pain issues you’re your primary care doctor. You want to rule out the possibility of potentially serious or life-threatening problems. Chiropractors can provide supplemental or alternative care for several medical problems. Our goal here is to help you understand what chiropractors do.
Pain relief without the use of medication
Chiropractors do not prescribe medications. Pain relief is very important, this is their initial focus, but they also treat the causes that are the source of your pain. Simply taking a pill to make the pain go away, does not solve the problem. Yet, the solution could also be very simple, as simple as changing a lifestyle habit or two. Choosing chiropractic care as an alternative approach is a huge positive because it empowers patients to take control of their health. Some alternative treatments for pain relief include:
Massage therapy to relax tight muscles, relieve spasm, and release tension in connective tissue
Spinal adjustments that gently realign joints and increase range of motion
Joint bracing to support sprained joints or muscles as they heal
Rehabilitative exercise and stretching to restore mobility and increase range of motion
Guidance on diet and nutrition to reduce inflammation and promote weight loss
More than just the back and neck
Chiropractors can treat pain everywhere on the body. In addition to the back and neck, the treat headache, jaws, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and pelvis, knees, and ankles. They specialize in treatment of the whole musculoskeletal system and are trained to treat the root of the problem. In order to make sure that the joints are moving properly, they also treat surrounding and supporting muscles as well. Chiropractors can offer complementary care for many common problems:
Treatment is solutions are personalized depending on the patient. Every patient is screened by a thorough exam and a comprehensive health history to ensure that they are good candidates for chiropractic care. If a patient is not a good candidate for chiropractic care, the chiropractic doctor will guide them to the right people and resources. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore you to optimal health over the long term, rather than to simply relieve your symptoms over the short term. Part of your treatment will include an assessment of how you move throughout the day and how you sleep at night.
Natural care you can count on
Put yourself in good hands. Everyone should be able to live a vibrant, pain-free life. The staff and chiropractic doctors at ChiroCarolina® are here to help make it possible. Chiropractic care is a safe, noninvasive, and natural way to help you reach your optimal health. Gentle spinal adjustments are often combined with supplemental therapies such as the application of heat or cold, electrical stimulation, dietary counseling, lifestyle coaching, or rehabilitative exercises. ChiroCarolina®,one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers, is known all over the South east for providing top chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.