The spine plays an important role in our body and provides support for our body. Sometimes adjustments are needed to maintain a healthy state of life. Find out what and how a chiropractor can help you feel better!
What is a Chiropractor?
A Chiropractor is a health professional that focuses on manually adjusting a spine that has neuromuscular disorder. Chiropractors help patients with muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue related to pain through non-surgical techniques.
What conditions can they treat?
Chiropractors can treat different types of spinal disorders of the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and bones). Here is a small list of common conditions treated:
Lower,mid and neck back pain
Migraine and Tension Headaches
After performing a physical examination a chiropractor will determine the right treatment and techniques needed. After this assessment, chiropractors will use a hand on approach to correcting the body’s musculoskeletal structure. Chiropractors recognize that a misalignment in the spine can interfere with your daily routine. If the problem is not corrected imbalances in our body cause irritation and inflammation. In turn this can cause interference with information that is transmitted along nerves and the spinal cord. Chiropractors are the only health care professionals specifically trained to locate and correct spinal subluxations.
Massage therapist + Chiropractor
Visiting a massage therapist either before or after a chiropractor is highly important. Once a chiropractor adjusts your bones your muscles might feel tense. A massage will keep your muscles feeling relaxed so that your new alignment doesn’t get pulled back into its old form.
A massage before visiting a chiropractor is also beneficial because it can loosen your muscles and aid to an easier adjustment. It’s important to talk to your chiropractor in order to figure out if a massage if best before or after a session.