Top 5 Reasons People Visit a Chiropractor
Most people have either had or know someone that has had a positive experience with a chiropractor. While there are numerous reasons to visit a chiropractor, there are specific commonalities between patients that report the same injuries or reasons for their visits.
When most people hear the word chiropractor, the first thing that comes to mind is pain relief. However, chiropractic care is as much about preventative care as it is with helping patients already experiencing pain. In addition to helping patients with pain, we strive to provide ongoing treatment plans that keep patients feeling good and pain-free.
While this top 5 list is far from being comprehensive, it does include some of the most common reasons why patients visit our office. If you’re experiencing any of the following conditions or wish to avoid them by taking preventative action, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today.
Top 5 Reasons For Chiropractic Care
Neck and Back Pain – Neck and back pain is by far the most common reason why people visit a chiropractor. Why? Because spinal adjustments with a chiropractor work. Relief from pain occurs much faster and lasts longer when you work with a chiropractor. Commons issues treated include sciatica, whiplash, muscle stiffness, and misalignment.
Headaches – Believe it or not a lot of people seek the expertise of a chiropractor for headaches. It is important to note that chiropractors do not treat headaches, but rather the issues that cause them. The physical adjustments made at a chiropractor’s office can relieve nerve pressure, relax tense muscles, improve overall bodily function, and ultimately get rid of headaches.
Pregnancy – Yes, you read that correctly. Pregnancy is another common reason why chiropractors stay busy. A woman’s body changes a lot during pregnancy and this often places a lot of stress in certain areas of the body. Pain in the back, pelvis and joints are often reported during pregnancy, but adjustments with a chiropractor can help relieve such pain.
Scoliosis – Most early education schools check for scoliosis, but occasionally some children get overlooked and report back problems. Early detection of scoliosis is key to receiving treatment and fixing any issues. Chiropractors are trained to detect the slightest curvature of the spine, and children should be checked regularly for any early signs of development.
Athletic Performance and Overall Range of Motion – Many athletes see chiropractors on a regular basis to prevent injuries such as strains and sprains. Chiropractors also help athletes with stretching techniques to build up muscles and improve range of motion. Unfortunately being an athlete comes with injuries, and chiropractors specialize in treating most injuries and recommending a rehabilitation plan. A full and speedy recovery is a shared goal between chiropractors and athletes.
If you’re experiencing pain or want to take a proactive approach to avoid injury, please give us a call at 386-775-6879. We can help schedule an appointment and get you evaluated today.