Chiropractic care is an alternative healing method that understands the general health of the body depends on a normally functioning nervous system, most especially the spine and its extended nerves. The word “chiropractic” comes from the Greek word “chiropraktikos,” which means “done by hand.”

In chiropractic care, it’s understood that the body is essentially well when the nervous system is functioning properly. It’s the nervous system that controls all voluntary body movements as well as our emotions, thoughts, and perceptions– so its inability to function properly will render the body unable to adapt to its environment.

The inability of the spine to function properly is caused by interferences called vertebral subluxations. These interferences may be caused by an accident, poor posture, a poor diet, psychological stress, a fall, or they could even be congenital. Subluxations come with symptoms and signs like joint pain, back pain, headaches, neck pain, low energy, frequent muscle spasms, and poor general health. Our modern day lifestyle of looking at screens often causes us to strain our necks while having bad sitting posture– a chief cause of problems for many people. Painful symptoms normally depend on which area of the body the subluxation or interference occurred. Clinics like Fruit Cove Chiropractic and Mandarin Chiropractic can alleviate pain in the body thanks to diagnosis and treatment of misaligned joints or elimination of the spinal nerve irritations causing subluxations. In the end, quality chiropractic care allows your body to operate more efficiently.

Chiropractic care is a safe and natural healing approach that concentrates on maximizing the full function of the body without the use of drugs or surgery. It places emphasis on nutritional programs and lifestyles that promote both physical and mental health. Chiropractors are doctors trained to detect and treat subluxations in the spine through chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments are done by touching and moving the spine gently into its original place. This hands-on spinal manipulation is done with a theory in mind that the proper alignment of the spine or musculoskeletal structure will enable the body to heal itself without drugs or surgery. As mentioned earlier, the purpose of this adjustment is to remove any pressure or irritations from the spine so that its messages can be received by the nerves and organs it works with– while also restoring mobility to affected joints or areas affected by subluxation. Chiropractors may rely on tests, ultrasounds, and X-rays for diagnostic purposes and treatment– and may refer patients for extra medical care if certain interventions are indicated.

When chiropractic care is mentioned in everyday conversation the first thing that comes to mind is either a neck strain or a back strain, but there’s more to chiropractic than most people assume. Here are some signs you need to visit a chiropractor:

Regular headaches – If you suffer from frequent headaches and migraines, it’s likely you need a chiropractor. With spinal manipulation, migraine and tension headaches can be effectively treated. The chiropractor may also provide helpful nutritional and posture advice. When you follow this advice religiously, you’re likely to be relieved of the irritations on the spine and muscles that have been causing your headaches.

Limited motion range – If you are struggling to do simple activities that involve the use of your muscles, then you need a chiropractor. For this, a simple muscle or spinal manipulation and alignment can provide maximum relief.

Sinus congestion – Chiropractic treatment can help with sinus congestion. With this, your throat is relaxed so the sinuses can drain more efficiently.

Numbness and tingling in arms and legs – Sometimes sitting in one rigid position place too long can cause tingling in the legs. Nerve injury or pressure can also cause tingling/numbness. Chiropractors regularly treat this problem.

Meanwhile, there are more reasons to see a chiropractor.  

For those healing from a recent accident, Fruit Cove Chiropractic can help you heal faster. Sometimes accidents may not seem severe and you don’t physically see any injury, but it’s advisable to visit a chiropractor to align your joints “just in case” and prevent any problems that may come later.

If you basically have a sedentary lifestyle where you sit hunched over most of the day, it’s time to see a chiropractor.

Are you struggling to get pregnant? If so, this is prime time to visit a chiropractor. Chiropractic care has been known to be one of the safest ways for helping women to get pregnant by basically enhancing their natural body functions. It removes interferences in the lumbar nerves and improves the sexual function, thereby increasing fertility. Once you are pregnant and suffering from back pains and the other discomforts that come with pregnancy, you should continue to visit the chiropractor for added relief.

Did you know chiropractic care is also known to help with allergies? There have been reports of a reduction in allergic reactions from people after regular visits to a chiropractor. The allergic reactions, technically, are a result of misalignments in the vertebrae causing irritations in the spine and creating an abnormal signal in the nervous system, causing the body to interpret environmental messages incorrectly. A chiropractor will help with allergies by treating subluxations or interferences, adjusting the spine and nervous system on the whole. Additionally, the chiropractor may offer lifestyle and dietary advice that can improve the health of allergy sufferers. Patients may be advised to avoid certain foods and environmental factors that will make their symptoms worse– doing so can help prevent future episodes.

You can also fight menopause symptoms with Mandarin Chiropractic care. The nervous system is responsible for controlling the hormonal system. If the nervous system is compromised, the ovaries may be attacked causing early hormonal changes. To prevent this, you can visit a chiropractor to help align your spine. The mood swings, hot flashes, headaches, depression and back pains that come with menopause and hormonal changes can also be dealt with using remedial treatment from Mandarin Chiropractic. All these discomforts are related to the nerve and can be solved by removing pressure from the spine. Mood swings and hot flashes can be dealt with by removing spinal interferences or subluxations. Don’t resort to drugs that may have a negative effect on you in the long term– instead visit a chiropractor.

A typical visit to a chiropractor may involve filling out a questionnaire and answering questions about your present health and health history. You’re also likely to have a physical examination which may include blood pressure tests, orthopaedic tests, and/or reflex tests. Treatment is typically given based on test results.

Now that you’ve read about all the things chiropractic care can help with, please schedule an appointment with a chiropractor at Mandarin Chiropractic or Fruit Cove Chiropractic today. You’ll be on your way to wellness in no time!