Is chiropractic effective?
The primary purpose of chiropractic is to eliminate imbalances in a patient’s posture and restore structural misalignment that degrades over time. Chiropractic seeks to restore the body’s natural abilities to be healthy. For this to happen, the central nervous system must operate correctly and be free of interference, allowing the energies of the body to flow freely. Spinal adjustments and alignments allow for the nervous system as a whole to function at its optimal levels – improving the overall health of the patient.
Why should you see a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors do more than remedy pain in a patient’s back or neck. Chiropractic care can keep a body performing at optimal levels, prevent future injuries, and can be a prefer supplementary addition to any wellness regimen. Chiropractic has also been shown to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia and even diabetes.
What is Subluxation?
As vertebrae become misaligned, a term chiropractors refer to as subluxation occurs. Subluxations can be brought about by a myriad of issues, including a minor fall to a bumpy car ride. When a vertebra gets sublaxated, it puts a small amount of pressure on the blood vessels, nerves, and surrounding regions of the body. This stress can take its toll overtime on the internal systems of the body as it interrupts the natural pathways that the brain needs to interact with the rest of the body.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic seeks to examine the patient’s overall body, diagnosing the problem issues at the root of where they begin. Chiropractic professionals believe that the body’s natural systems are inclined to heal and repair itself, as long as everything is working together as a single whole. These systems are connected and controlled in the brain. All this is then connected via a vast network of blood vessels and nerves that are routed through the spinal cord. The entire body suffers when a single system fails to perform at its peak.
Chiropractic skirts using prescription drugs and other medicines as a method of treatment. Nutrition and supplementation are viewed as valuable additions to anyone’s wellness regimen, but prescription drugs are viewed as a short term fix for long-term and chronic conditions. Treating the ailments at the source is the ideal way to cure conditions in the patient.
A chiropractor treats more than just the standard neck and back pains of their patients. Treating hard and soft tissue problems such as joint pain or sciatica are all within their ability to manage, along with more significant issues. These significant issues include, but are not limited to, insomnia, headaches, fibromyalgia, and many more.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Manipulations done by the chiropractor include the small adjustments and movements in the vertebrae in the spine. Chiropractors realign the vertebrae that are displaced due to the routine activities of the patient, severe trauma of a car accident, and anything in-between.
Misaligned vertebrates cause the overall systems throughout the body to not function at their best. When vertebrae are misaligned, it restricts the flow of blood and energy throughout the body to the brain. These restrictions can prohibit the body from performing at its peak.
Chiropractors will exert force with their hands or instruments to force the vertebrae back into alignment. Quick movements made by the chiropractor are likely to cause little discomfort and will create noises in the patient’s body, similar to the cracking of the knuckles. Those cracking noises are due to the release of oxygen and nitrogen from the affected areas.
What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we’ve heard through a friend or have done some research online. It’s possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it’s time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic care seeks to remove the structural and postural imbalances that prohibit the body’s natural healing processes. The network of nerves and signals from the brain to the rest of the body must be able to flow freely for this to happen. It is the job of the chiropractors to remove these obstacles and interruptions, thus allowing the body to perform and function as it is meant.
Car accidents, sports injuries, nasty falls, and more can prohibit you from functioning at your best. Mechanical and structural misalignments are a primary cause of chronic and acute pain conditions, but they can also be chemical as well. Take excessive drinking or smoking; for example, chemical issues caused by these lifestyle choices will likely cause root issues like chronic discomfort to appear or persist.
A chiropractor’s goal is to get you back on track, both structurally and chemically. Once you are performing at an optimal level and have all the resources necessary, you can finally live your life to the fullest! To see Dr. Olson, an expert Peoria chiropractor, give us a call at (309) 688-7777.