What is Chiropractic?
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are trained experts in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions that arise from the spine and extremities. That’s a fancy way of saying that they can help patients with any joint, muscle or soft tissue injury or dysfunction they may have. Defining exactly what a chiropractor does can be a difficult task because there are so many different techniques chiropractors can use to help patients. Some focus predominantly on joint manipulation and mobilization, others emphasize exercise and strength programs, while others use additional therapies such as acupuncture. There are many ways to treat the same condition and get effective results, so the most important thing is to find a practitioner you can trust and feel comfortable with.
Who should see a chiropractor?
Chiropractic treatment can help people of all ages with a variety of health problems. The most common reasons for someone to visit a chiropractor are for low back pain, neck pain or headaches, but chiropractors are also thoroughly trained to deal with problems in the extremities such as shoulder, wrist, hip or knee pain. Chiropractors are also skilled at finding dysfunctions, such as muscle imbalances, joints that aren’t moving well and poor posture. If ignored or not treated properly, these dysfunctions may lead to future pain problems. Chiropractors can help a patient address and treat these dysfunctions in order to decrease the chance of future pain.
What to expect from Seaside?
Since there are such a wide variety of chiropractic treatments available, what should a person going to Seaside expect? Seaside Chiropractic uses a patient-centered approach in providing care with an understanding that everyone is different. After a patient history and physical exam, the clinic develops individualized treatment plans based on the physical findings, as well as specific patient preferences. The chiropractors use a variety of techniques including joint manipulation, acupuncture, rehabilitation exercise prescription, Active Release Techniques (soft tissue therapy) and patient education. The purpose is to create a team between the patient and the chiropractor in order to meet all of the patient’s health-related goals. Whether it’s to return to work, increase athletic performance, or to dance at a grandchild’s wedding, Seaside will strive to meet all of its patient’s individual goals.
The Final Word
Chiropractors can help people with a wide variety of health problems and dysfunctions. Chiropractic care can lead to better movement and decreased pain, meaning a happier and healthier life that you might not have thought possible. The key is to find someone one you are comfortable with and who can help keep you active and healthy.