How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Have you been living with troublesome back pain or neck pain for some time? Or has it appeared suddenly through heavy lifting, a sporting injury, jarring or twisting the wrong way? Whatever the reason, it’s important to seek help before any secondary issues start to emerge. 

Back pain can interfere with a good night’s sleep, your ability to work, coping with daily activities, or can lead to limited mobility. Chiropractic treatment can bring you relief, and in some cases, instantly. 

No matter the cause of your back or neck pain, our team at Walkerville Chiropractic – Chiropractor Adelaide are worth a visit. 

So, how does Chiropractic care work? 

Chiropractic medicine is founded on the principle that proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system plays a very significant role in the overall health of the body. It doesn’t rely on surgery or extensive medications. Instead, a chiropractor will use their hands and simple instruments to gently manipulate the spine, helping to bring it back into alignment. 

A chiropractor can help you to regain movement in your body, allowing you to feel more flexible, and improve your overall health in the process. If you’re suffering from back pain or neck pain, there’s a very good chance that you’ll find some relief very soon after starting treatment. It usually takes only a few treatment sessions to improve mobility and alleviate niggling pain. The sooner you visit your chiropractor, the sooner your body can be led along the path to healing. 

What happens during a Chiropractic visit? 

If it’s your first visit, you’ll fill in brief details of your medical history, just as you would for any medical consult. The chiropractor will ask about any concerns or pains you’re experiencing and then usually ask you to lie or sit on an examination table, where the chiropractor will evaluate the problem and pinpoint the cause of the pain. In some cases additional tests or x-rays may be recommended. 

If the chiropractor decides that chiropractic care will be of benefit for your compliant, they will recommend a series of  visits. On each of these visits, the chiropractor will assess your spine and then, using his or her hands, the chiropractor will generally apply gentle pressure to manipulate the spine or other joints of the body to reduce the pain and enhance joint function. Each chiropractic adjustment may be slightly different to meet the specific needs of each patient. It’s a gentle process that rarely causes any discomfort, and you’ll soon be on your way. 

Continued Back Care at Home 

Your chiropractor will also encourage you to do your part at home to continue with the treatment or prevent future concerns. It may as simple as adjustments to the way you sit, bend down, or lie in bed to encourage proper alignment in your spine and help you to avoid slipping back into habits that threaten the return of back pain. You may also be encouraged to do stretches or take simple walks as perfect exercises during back pain recovery. The importance of keeping well hydrated and eating nutritionally rich foods must also not be overlooked. 

Chiropractic care is safe, natural, and non invasive … So, if you’re looking for a well respected chiropractor, Adelaide is well represented by the team at Walkerville Chiropractic, who can help you maintain great health, and say goodbye to back pain for good.