What is a Chiropractor?
Often, chiropractic manipulation is combined with other specialties, such as physical therapy, nutrition, and exercise, in order to bring about the best possible results. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular iterations of chiropractic care, along with how they can help you address the root cause of your pain or stiffness.
Spinal decompression is a straightforward treatment that addresses the root cause of back pain. It consists of a consultation between the patient and chiropractor to discuss the origin, intensity, and manifestations of the pain. Then, the patient is placed on a computerized spinal decompression table, which places negative pressure on the spine to alleviate pressure on the discs.
Most people will need multiple sessions in order to effectively treat spinal issues; the chiropractor and patient will work together to determine how many sessions are needed to achieve the desired results.
Soft Tissue Therapy
In addition to addressing muscular pain, soft tissue therapy can be a fantastic way to reduce stress, decrease the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms, decrease anxiety, and improve the flow of blood to the patient’s lymph nodes, thereby leading to an immune boost.
For example, an old knee injury attained during a tennis game may appear fully healed, but decreased confidence in that knee may have caused the patient to place excess pressure on their calves and ankles over many years, thereby causing chronic ankle pain. Exercise therapy can work to strengthen the knee and encourage a better balance in weight and strain between the knee and the ankle.
Low-intensity treatments are common to start, with increasingly higher doses being delivered to the patient as their chiropractor sees fit. Ultrasound therapy can lead to reduced pain, improved mobility, and the reduction of scar tissue in a previously injured body part.
Lifestyle and Diet Plans
Adhering to this will not only help you maintain the results of your chiropractic treatment long-term; it will help you avoid future complications from injuries in the future. Your chiropractor will work with you to create a diet and lifestyle plan that makes sense for you and your needs so that you’re well set up for a happy, healthy life in the long term.