Benefits Of Chiropractic Care Go Beyond Pain Relief
People often view chiropractors as specialists that only treat back pain. However, as the doctors of Irondequoit Chiropractic Center stress, chiropractors are neuromusculoskeletal specialists, healthcare professionals with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal health issues. While chiropractic care is often sought out to alleviate pain and discomfort, anyone of any age or medical background can benefit from chiropractic wellness care.
Going beyond pain relief, chiropractic care is a healthcare modality that places an emphasis on preventative care, as well as health optimization. There are three phases of chiropractic care: acute care, corrective care, and finally, wellness care. The last phase – wellness care – is the stage in which the person is no longer experiencing symptoms.
While undergoing wellness care, patients will generally receive lifestyle coaching, dietary counseling and other therapies designed to maintain results and/or avoid future re-aggravations. Because symptoms are either entirely absent or minimal during this phase, patients won’t need to visit their chiropractor as frequently, perhaps only a few times per year.
The goal of wellness care is to provide long-term prevention and relief for mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, ranging from sciatica to migraine headaches. In order to prevent these types of conditions, our bodies require movement. When a joint does not move, the muscles attached to the joint have to work harder, and that’s what causes muscle strain. Having proper movement in your spine as you go through life is a great way to prevent muscle strain.
Wellness care can also help decrease the wear and tear of the spine that occurs naturally as people age. When joints aren’t moving at all, the surrounding soft tissue structures, such as ligaments, tendons and muscles and bones will start going through degeneration, which can lead to arthritis and other degenerative spine conditions. Through continuing maintenance care, patients can improve joint mechanics to slow down the degenerative process.
Besides preventing musculoskeletal pain, wellness care can help athletes improve their strength, flexibility, speed, and coordination. When vertebral subluxations, or the misalignment of spinal joints, irritate certain areas of the nervous system, they can interfere with the functions of other systems, causing athletic performance to suffer. But with chiropractic wellness care, competitors can achieve optimal levels of performance while also taking necessary injury avoidance measures.
Wellness care is preventative care, and at Irondequoit Chiropractic Center in Rochester, NY, a team of chiropractors are standing by to help develop a wellness plan that’s right for you. To learn more about wellness care from Irondequoit Chiropractic Center contact the office at 585-467-7070.