Beyond Back Pain: 7 Ways Chiropractic Adjustments Can Improve Your Health and Well-being

Beyond Back Pain: 7 Ways Chiropractic Adjustments Can Improve Your Health and Well-being

A doctor of chiropractic medicine is a specialist who cares for any kind of muscle, joint, or bone pain. The treatment you receive may be a standalone therapy, or it may complement traditional medicine techniques. If you’ve got back or neck pain, a chiropractic adjustment may be just what you need to improve your health and well-being.

For over 30 years, Dr. Charles Laycock at Today's Chiropractic Clinic PS, has provided chiropractic treatment for all manner of back and neck pain using chiropractic adjustment, manual therapy, and spinal decompression, among other modalities. Here’s what you need to know about chiropractic care and how it can help resolve your pain.

What does a chiropractor do?

A licensed chiropractor is a specially trained medical practitioner who uses their hands or special instruments to manipulate joints in the body. This “adjustment” process is also referred to as spinal or joint manipulation. It reduces pain and corrects the body’s alignment and overall physical function.

Chiropractors don’t prescribe medication, which allows them to think outside the box for treating your back and neck pain. Instead, they may prescribe:

Dr. Laycock starts by taking a complete medical history and performing a comprehensive exam. Once he understands the source of your symptoms and determines an adjustment is in order, he has you lie face down on a chiropractic table and uses his hands or a small instrument to apply quick, targeted force to one (or several) joints in your spine. The force encourages both proper alignment and increased mobility. A typical chiropractic adjustment takes 20-30 minutes.

Ultimately, the goals of the adjustment are to restore your body to its peak balance and encourage whole-body health. To ensure you experience the full benefits of the therapy, Dr. Laycock might recommend a series of adjustments spaced several days or weeks apart. In addition, he might recommend a series of complementary treatments, including:

Following your adjustment, you may experience some increased sensitivity or muscle stiffness, but these should pass within a couple of days.

Studies have shown chiropractic care, including adjustments, can provide relief from mild-to-moderate low back pain. In some studies, spinal manipulation has been favorably compared to more traditional treatments, including exercise or pain-relief medications, for some types of back pain.

7 ways chiropractic adjustments can improve your health and well-being

Chiropractic adjustments are designed to target whole-body wellness. Here are seven ways they accomplish that.

  1. Adjustments can treat pain anywhere in the body, in joints and soft tissues
  2. Adjustments can be used on people of any age to promote overall health
  3. Chiropractic care treats the root cause of your problem, not just symptoms
  4. Chiropractors ensure not just that the joints are moving properly, but also that surrounding muscles and ligaments function well
  5. Adjustments help ensure proper posture, which relieves stress on joints and muscles
  6. Chiropractic care targets long-term wellness, not just immediate pain relief
  7. Chiropractic care is completely noninvasive

And to top it all off, other than some muscle soreness akin to exercising, chiropractic adjustments don’t hurt!

If you’re looking for a noninvasive way to treat your back or neck pain that also promotes whole-body wellness, chiropractic adjustments may be just the thing for you. Give Today's Chiropractic Clinic PS a call at 206-222-8967 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laycock, or book your appointment online today.

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