What Is Chiropractic Care and Who Needs It? (and Other Faqs)

Chiropractic Care

Doctors of Chiropractic (commonly known as chiropractors) are licensed health care professionals who specialize in treatments for the musculoskeletal system. This includes your muscles, bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.

Doctors of Chiropractic unfairly get a bad rap from movies and television shows, which often depict them as careless amateurs who do nothing but crack the neck and cause pain. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Doctors of Chiropractic are professionals who use adjustments to reduce pain and stiffness in the back, neck, and joints of your arms and legs. These adjustments can also help reduce and prevent chronic headaches.

Who needs chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is an option for many people with spine and joint pain who want to reduce their pain and improve their range of motion. It’s beneficial because it can help treat pain and stiffness without the use of medication or invasive methods.

Often, people need to visit a Doctor of Chiropractic for chiropractic adjustments because they have a soft tissue injury that is applying pressure to a joint or joints.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

There are a variety of chiropractic adjustments that may be used depending on the cause and location of your injury. One of the most frequently used adjustments is spinal manipulation. In this procedure, the Doctor of Chiropractic applies a small amount of force to the vertebrae in the spine to help improve their range of motion.

Improving the range of motion has a direct effect on the muscles and soft tissue around the joints, allowing them to move more freely again and recover from pain and tension.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Most people don’t experience any pain and discomfort from chiropractic adjustments. Contrarily, they experience a reduction in pain and stiffness. Some people may experience a small amount of soreness and ache after a series of adjustments, but this usually goes away after a day or two.

Visit Florida Spine & Joint Institute for chiropractic care

Are you tired of suffering from spine and joint pain? Would you like to try a treatment that doesn’t involve medication, injections or surgery? Chiropractic care may be just what you need. Contact our team today for more information about chiropractic care or to schedule an initial appointment.