How Chiropractic Works
Many adults experience joint pain and stiffness, but do not seek treatment because they feel that these symptoms are just part of aging. However, an aging body doesn’t mean that you have to live with pain or discomfort – far from it. Whether you suffered an injury that impacted your range of motion, or are experiencing back, neck, or joint pain, chiropractic care is effective, natural, and does not involve the use of medications to alleviate pain.
Chiropractors have a deep understanding of the musculoskeletal system and can realign your spine and other parts of the musculoskeletal system to alleviate pain and restore healthy nerve response. This safe, holistic approach to healing can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions virtually anywhere on the body.
What does a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor is a doctor who manipulates and adjusts the body to alleviate pain in the muscles, ligaments, and joints. Chiropractic adjustments can allow the body to naturally heal without surgery or the need for pain medication. Proper alignment can also be effective in reducing the risk of future injuries or pain.
The nervous system connects your brain to the rest of your body through the spinal cord. Chiropractic care involves focusing on ensuring your spine is properly aligned so the nervous system can function without interference. That being said, your individual appointments will be completely customized to address your areas of concern, whether you are experiencing back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, joint pain, or another symptom.
What happens during a chiropractic appointment?
Your chiropractic care starts with an initial consultation. Dr. Mann will help you identify areas of pain or discomfort and evaluate your condition. He will also ask for information regarding your medical history, your lifestyle, and any recent injuries that may be contributing to your condition.
Your Customized Chiropractic Treatment Plan
Once the problems are identified, and a treatment plan developed, your following chiropractic appointments will involve various treatments to address the symptoms you are experiencing. Every visit will involve full spinal adjustments to remove any subluxations (displacement of the vertebrae). Your core muscles will also be stretched. Strengthening and stretching the core muscles helps your body to support the spine so it remains aligned and healthy.
Dr. Mann also incorporates adjustments of the extremities, including the hands, fingers, toes, ankles, legs, and more. These treatments are beneficial for athletes and people who perform repetitive motions at work or in life. In addition to manual manipulation, Dr. Mann may use the Vibra-cussor ™ device for stimulating lymphatic flow and circulation, or cold laser therapy to promote healing of damaged or injured tissues.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Most importantly, chiropractic care can alleviate a variety of symptoms, including:
- Back and neck pain
- Arm, elbow, wrist, or shoulder pain
- Knee, ankle, and foot pain
- Limited movement or coordination
- Arthritis or bursitis
A reduction in pain or discomfort can help you sleep better, think more clearly, and be more active. Musculoskeletal injuries can also lead to pain and discomfort in another area of the body that is distant from the actual source. People who receive regular chiropractic care often also see a reduction of the frequency of headaches and other conditions that impact quality of life.
Treating the Body Naturally with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care can be effective in aiding the body to heal correctly and quickly, such as in cases of internal injuries. Adjustments are ideal for those who want all-natural, holistic healing or may have allergies to certain medications. There is typically little to no downtime associated with chiropractic adjustments, and many patients a remarkable level of relief of pressure or pain immediately after a treatment.
Dr. Mann has been practicing chiropractic care for two decades and believes that almost all pain or other health problems can be traced back to stress on the nervous system. We invite you to experience reduced pain in as little as one visit with the skilled help from our professionals at Chiropractic Works in Park City. Our approach is natural and effective, whether you are suffering from an injury, body condition, or some type of discomfort, from headaches to joint, neck, and back pain.
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