If you have experienced a mechanical injury that has led to mild or severe pain, you have probably made a trip to a chiropractor or physical therapist on one or more occasions. Chiropractors and physical therapists help in the treatment of different injuries or trauma to the body. Many people quickly jump to physical therapy when experiencing injury or discomfort, but the truth is that chiropractic care is often the best option for diagnosis and treatment. That’s right, chiropractors have your back, but they also have much more than that.
When many people think “back and neck pain” they typically think “chiropractor,” and while that is accurate, chiropractors bring much more to the table than back adjustments. Chiropractors help to alleviate many injuries and disorders that cause physical and psychological damage. Did you know that chiropractic care has been known to treat disorders such as ADD, ADHD, and depression? Receiving frequent adjustments helps to maintain proper spinal alignment that can have a significant effect on the psyche. This is due to the intimate relationship between the central nervous system and regulatory capacities of the body. Misaligned vertebrae can irritate nerves and organs throughout the body, reaching far off areas that people do not see as connected to the spinal area. Pain due to misalignment and blockage can have a powerful effect on a patient’s lifestyle and health, and chiropractic care believes in using a hands-on approach to enhance function through structure.
The importance of chiropractic care is that it does not simply alleviate pain or make it tolerable. It “digs” to the underlying issue and addresses it directly to create true improvement. Some of these conditions may include herniated discs, sciatica, whiplash, or headaches. Many patients do not know that injuries or sources of pain are directly linked to soft tissue surrounding the spine. When the spine or tissue surrounding the spine is damaged, it can cause nerve interference that creates disturbances in other areas of the body. Chiropractors identify the issue and treat pain at its source.
Some other conditions that people may not know chiropractors can help with include: Headaches, TMJ Dysfunction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ear Aches, Arthritis, Knee and Ankle Pain, and Rib Pain.
For more information on the wide variety of treatments offered by Ward Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, contact our office today.