We at Optimal Chiropractic in Post Falls love educating our community in the Coeur d’Alene area about wellness, your health, and chiropractic treatments. There are many different options when it comes to healthcare. When it comes to pain and dysfunction, many people seek care from their primary care or medical doctor. It is, however, becoming more common for people to seek out a more holistic approach to healthcare such as chiropractic care.
Here are 5 simple reasons why you should see a chiropractor:
- No drugs or surgery
Chiropractic is a safe and natural method of healing. It focuses primarily on the spine and nervous system to get to the source of the problem, rather than treating the symptoms. Every organ and tissue in the body is connected to the nervous system, when there is dysfunction then systems cannot operate at their full potential.
- Safe and Cost effective
A single visit, or even a series of visits to a chiropractic office is a fraction of the cost of most surgical procedures to the spine. Chiropractors are trained to recognize and treat dysfunction within the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. When it comes to conditions such as neck pain, low back pain, headaches, and sciatic pain, chiropractors have had tremendous success in helping to alleviate these conditions and many more.
- Improves posture
Stress and tension can cause muscles in the neck and chest to become short and tightened. When these muscles become tight, they pull the shoulders forward causing the upper back to become rounded and the neck to protrude forward. This poor posture can lead to neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, even TMJ and jaw pain. Adjustments to the spine release fixated or “stuck” joints in the neck and back which help to release tension in these muscles.
- Restores mobility
As mentioned above, joints often become restricted due to tension, injury, and poor posture. Joints that do not move properly will restrict range of motion and not allow the body to move properly. Imagine being unable to turn the head due to neck stiffness or neck pain, an adjustment helps to release the fixated joints and release tension in the muscles helping to hold that joint together. This also helps to relieve muscle spasm and inflammation in and around the joints.
- Helps Acute and Chronic Pain
This statement can be explained by all of the statements above. An acute injury may involve muscle spasms, inflammation, pain, decreased range of motion, and so many more symptoms. Treating the source of the problem early is essential to prevent small injuries from becoming serious or chronic later in life. Chronic back pain and neck pain can be treated by restoring movement to joints which have developed arthritis (also known as degenerative disc disease). To remain healthy, movement is essential!