Chiropractic care is one of the most cost-effective, least invasive ways to maintain your natural alignment. The field of chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. And there is much you can do to prevent back pain or injury before it ever happens simply by visiting a chiropractor regularly. Many people are surprised at just how much this simple preventative measure can save them in the long run, both in terms of their physical health and their financial wellbeing.
Here in Springfield, IL we use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and relieve tension in the muscles and joints. This can help improve mobility, reduce pain, and promote healing. We use gentle adjustments to realign the spine and relieve pain and other health issues. Our priority is always your health and well being, first and foremost.
So what does the chiropractic service entail exactly?
When you come into the office, the doctor will go through your medical history with you and give you an initial exam. After the doctor has an in-depth understanding of your medical history and wellness goals, you will be provided with a customized treatment plan. If it is decided that manual adjustments will be most effective, expect to receive one at your follow-up appointment.
When receiving an adjustment, you may hear some slight popping, or experience some slight discomfort. This is completely normal and shouldn’t last long.
After that, you should be good to go about the rest of your day like normal. Your customized treatment plan may include other types of services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and deep tissue laser.
Spinal adjustments, or manipulations, are the primary form of treatment used by chiropractors. They are used to restore and maintain the normal alignment of the spine. This helps to improve communication between the brain and body, and reduces stress on the spinal cord and nerves.
There are a number of different techniques that can be used to perform spinal adjustments, and the type of technique used will depend on the individual patient’s needs. Chiropractors adjust the spine to improve nerve function, which helps the body heal itself. Chiropractors also use a variety of techniques to adjust other parts of the body, such as the neck, shoulders and hips. This is called a non-spinal adjustment.
There are many benefits to getting regular adjustments:
- Lower back pain and neck pain relief
- Headache relief
- Improved athletic performance
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve immune function
- Reduce inflammation
- Manage stress levels
- Prevent Surgery
- Improve organ function
- Promotes healthier pregnancies
- Reduce colic, acid reflux, and ear infections in children
- Correct scoliosis
- Improve Sleep
- Control asthma
- Manage arthritis and joint pain
Our mission is to help residents of Springfield IL feel better, faster with chiropractic care.
Take control of your wellness journey by contacting our Springfield IL chiropractic center today at (217) 726-0422.
Can children or expectant mothers be treated by a chiropractor?
Yes, absolutely. Many children and expectant mothers have found great relief from chiropractic care.
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is a vertebrae that is out of alignment compared to other vertebrae. This could result in functional loss which would then require a chiropractor to make an adjustment to realign the spine.
Is chiropractic care the same for everyone?
No. Your chiropractic care is tailored to your needs. It is a plan of action that is decided upon by your chiropractor and you.
What is that popping sound I hear during my adjustment?
You may hear a slight popping sound when getting an adjustment, and there are times that you won’t. This is just simply trapped gas in your joints being released.
What conditions can chiropractic care help with?
There are so many conditions that chiropractic helps with, it’s hard to name them all here! Some obvious ones are back pain, headaches, and neck pain. But chiropractic also helps with various injury recoveries, scoliosis, vertigo, pregnancy care. The list is exhaustive, really.
Why are x-rays necessary?
X-rays aren’t always necessary, but they do aid the chiropractor in detecting any underlying conditions you may have. What’s great is that the office uses digital x-rays so they can be taken right in office, no need to make a different appointment at a different location.
How can you tell if your spine is out of alignment?
Knowing if your spine is out of alignment is very difficult to assess for the average person which is why it is strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with a reputable chiropractor. Some symptoms of misalignment can include limited mobility, chronic headaches, constant fatigue, or nerve tingling/numbness to the affected area.
What is better for lower back pain: a chiropractor or massage?
Both! Each modality benefits lower back pain in different ways and when used together can be very effective at treating and preventing chronic pain conditions. Chiropractic adjustments repair the musculoskeletal system while massage therapy helps to relieve tight muscle tissue that supports the musculoskeletal system. Massage cannot replace a manual adjustment and vice versa.
Is chiropractic only for back pain?
No. As stated previously, chiropractic helps so many ailments and conditions. It’s an affordable and non-invasive treatment option that can provide you with relief from various pains and help you improve your overall health.
Is chiropractic expensive?
Chiropractic care is also one of the most cost-effective ways to treat musculoskeletal conditions. The average cost of a chiropractic visit is $30-$60, which is much lower than the cost of other medical treatments such as medication or surgery.
Is getting adjusted painful?
It should not be. You might feel slight discomfort during the process or feel some soreness shortly after, but that will be short lived.