Candidates for chiropractic care
Chiropractic care is a type of medicine during which the practitioner, known as a chiropractor, manipulates the spine and body to help relieve problems with the joints, muscles, and bones. Although this is the primary role of many chiropractors, an increasing number of practitioners now offer care packages that focus on whole-body health. At Valley Spinal Care, we have completed education and training in nutrition, physical therapy, and massage, so we can offer clients a service that helps with both physical and mental wellbeing.
Am I a good candidate for chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care can be useful in a variety of different situations, and it’s non-invasive and flexible nature means that it can be suited to a wide range of different groups of people, from babies and young people to much older people, and those with chronic health conditions.
There are many different circumstances in which chiropractic care delivered by a qualified and experienced professional may be very beneficial.
Chiropractic care for patients with muscle and joint pain
Joint and muscle pain is an extremely common problem, affecting millions of Americans every year. It can have many causes, from simple and minor injuries to chronic and debilitating conditions such as arthritis or Lupus. Whatever the reason for your joint or muscle pain, you are probably fed up with being reliant on medications and frustrated with the mobility problems that your pain causes.
Conventional chiropractic care focuses on manipulating the spine to improve the alignment of the patient’s musculoskeletal structure. Doing so can enable the body to heal itself without the need for invasive surgery, and patients report that manipulation can help restore mobility to the joints and reduce pain both there and in other parts of the body.
The reason that spinal manipulation can reduce pain in areas such as the legs and arms is because the spine contains the main nervous system pathway. When a vertebra is out of alignment, it can compress some of the nerves, causing pain signals to become mixed up. This means that you may feel pain somewhere that you ordinarily shouldn’t.
All chiropractors should offer spinal manipulation as their core service, and it can be tailored to suit the needs of each patient.
Chiropractic care for weight loss
As part of our commitment to whole-body wellness, we also offer services to patients who are struggling to lose weight. Obesity is a serious problem in the United States, and unfortunately, losing weight is far more difficult than putting it on. Some patients struggle to lose the pounds regardless of the amount that they diet and exercise.
At Valley Spinal Care, we have undergone extensive nutritional training to help patients put together a comprehensive diet plans that are designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of each individual patient. This helps ensure that patients don’t go hungry, and the diet works with the patient’s busy lifestyle.
Spinal manipulation may also help kick-start your weight loss. Nerve entrapment in the spine can also affect various systems in the body, including the digestive system. Many studies show that by realigning the spine so that the vertebrae sit correctly, it can vastly improve the effectiveness of bodily functions, which could stop you from holding on to excess weight.
Chiropractic care for medical complaints
Chiropractic care has also been shown to naturally help to improve many medical complaints, giving patients the opportunity to try a therapy that doesn’t involve the use of medications or surgery. Chiropractic care may be beneficial for patients with:
- Bowel irregularity problems
- High blood pressure
- Ear infections
- Stress / anxiety
- Kidney/liver problems
- Poor attention span
If you think that you may benefit from chiropractic care, our professional and experienced team would be delighted to assess your candidacy.
During your comprehensive consultation, we will discuss your medical history with you, as well as your hopes for treatments. We will also be able to make a recommendation as to which types of chiropractic care will be most suitable for you. Call Valley Spinal Care today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7900.