What exactly do chiropractors actually do? What’s all the fuss about?
We’ve all asked that question before, including most chiropractors.
Chiropractors are healthcare practitioners that understand that the body is able to function optimally, and in doing so, allow you to function without pain and living life to the full. Through their non-invasive and natural techniques, chiropractors are able to adjust the spine to restore proper alignment and function of the body, ultimately improving overall health.
In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into the world of chiropractic care, exploring not just the science, but also the heart and soul of what they do.
The Foundation of Chiropractic Care
Picture this – a chiropractor’s hands gently guiding your spine back into full function. The body has an innate healing power, and with each adjustment, chiropractors unlock the ability to a healthier you.
Chiropractors view the spine as a key to your body’s well-being, and any misalignment or dysfunction can throw you off balance – physically and emotionally.
A chiropractor looks for misalignments or dysfunction of the spine also known as ‘subluxations’ (check out our blog post explaining what a subluxation is here).
These subluxations can often be the root cause of your pain and can also affect other aspects of life such as sleep and focus for example.
Conditions Treated by Chiropractors
If you’re like most people, at some point in your life (maybe even right now) you’ve experienced some form of pain.
From those nagging back pain to the soul-crushing headaches that leave you feeling defeated, chiropractors help to get the joints and nervous system functioning at its fullest.
Those days when you can’t even bend over to pick up the groceries are often no more after seeing a chiropractor – restoring your mobility and bringing back the joy in your life.
It’s not just about removing the pain, but more so about allowing the body to function at its maximum.
The Power of Spinal Adjustments
The feeling of relief when a chiropractor performs a spinal adjustment is remarkable. It’s as if a burden has been lifted off your shoulders, and a sense of relaxation washes over your body.
Chiropractic adjustments help to ease nerve irritations/interference which consequentially helps to relieve muscle tension and joint pain, providing much-needed relief from tension and discomfort.
The gentle movements chiropractors employ work wonders, making a tangible difference in both your physical and emotional wellbeing.
The Importance of Wellness Care
Most chiropractors don’t just remove the pain and send you on your way. The reason for this is simple; pain is often just a symptom, a symptom of an underlying issue that has been there for much longer than the pain has.
Wellness care ensures that the spine works well at all times, regardless of if there is pain or not. Not too dissimilar to a car service (even when your car may not need the service), it is important to get it checked every so often.
Wellness chiropractors allow your body to function optimally at all times, which in turn helps to address the root cause of a concern/issue, as well as preventing similar future issues from ever occurring in the future.
Not just chiropractic
Although as we have established above, chiropractic has a tangible positive impact on the nervous system, it is important that we don’t fall into bad habits just because we see a chiropractor.
Lifestyle choices are just as important, as well as good habits (check out our ‘6 Key Habits To Implement Into Your Life’ blog here).
If we get adjusted frequently and then continue to hold poor posture when standing, not take breaks when at the desk, do no exercise and eat poorly, then those adjustments will only help so much.
To get the best results from chiropractic care, check out our blog post ‘What Is The Three-Legged Stool’.
Empowering Patients through Education
Moreover, chiropractors are deeply committed to educating and empowering you. Chiropractors undergo extensive university degrees where they develop knowledge on all things health and wellness.
Every single chiropractor is willing to empower their patients through education, whether that be tips on posture and ergonomics, what exercises to do, and how to limit certain conditions from ever presenting themselves. Their goal is to help you understand your body, your health, and the choices available to you.
You can count on them to provide practical advice on how to take control of your wellbeing.
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before and are suffering from common conditions like back pain, neck pain or headaches, the best time to do so is now. Chiropractors care for you, and we hope you do too!