Most of the time, patients seeking help from a chiropractor are in pain. Dr. D holds a detailed consultation with you to find out about your medical history, pain level and location. Based on these findings, she begins a plan to get you started on a journey to wellness. She may take X-rays to determine where a subluxation in the spine may be, then begin chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments can free compressed nerves, put joints back into alignment, reduce inflammation and increase range of motion. Visits are usually frequent during this stage of care, with the goal to get you through your days with less pain.
When your pain is better, it is best to continue Rehabilitative Care for more complete healing. Even though you feel better and can function, muscle and soft tissue damage can still exist. These visits are less frequent and consist of chiropractic adjustments as well as recommendations for movements that can increase strength and flexibility.
After you are completely healed, regular periodic visits can keep your spine stabilized to prevent or catch problems before they result in pain. The goal of wellness care is to maintain your body so it can move as well as possible.
Does a chiropractor work?
So many people ask this question, and the answer is quite simple: A chiropractor does everything he or she can to release the body’s natural ability to fight pain and illness. Chiropractic care reduces pain by putting the body back in balance, and prevents pain and illness by keeping the systems of the body stabilized. A chiropractor can also prevent patients from having surgery or relying on medications in order to get pain relief.
So does a chiropractor work? Yes, if a patient follows a chiropractic care plan and continues listening to his or her chiropractor’s recommendations for lifestyle adjustments, going to a chiropractor works for all the things it’s supposed to.